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HTC hasn’t had the greatest year if one were to look by the financials, but if I were to pick an Android OEM that made the greatest strides in 2012, I would undoubtedly give it to them. They have made several right steps, including cutting their losses with the disaster that was Beats and refocusing their products along the One line. However, what stands out for me is the rethink on what Sense is meant to do. While Samsung was busy adding ripple-...
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At Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Visa announced a new over-the-air provisioning service for smartphones for use with Visa’s payWave mobile payments system. The service will make it easier for operators, banks and even transit operators to link Visa payment accounts to consumers’ smartphones, the company says. Although perhaps not as exciting as news of a mobile wallet “app” in consumers’ eyes, what Visa is revealing is a key part to the und...
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Wow ... one for my building todo list
 
This is Serenity.  The ship from Firefly, full Minifig scale, a LEGO MOC by Adrian Drake of Ohio. It is seven feet long, weighs 135lbs, is made of 70,000 bricks and took 21 months to build. Total build time 475 hours. It has all of the compartments of the original set except the engine room, which he said he could not make while maintaining structural integrity. The cargo bay and firefly drive both light up, the shuttle detaches and wings swing out, and both engines rotate fully.  It debuted today at Brickfair in Chantilly, Virginia, and was pretty much the talk of the show. Mr. Blake only had to buy $800 worth of bricks for this build because his collection was so extensive that it covered the rest. I

Adrian's Flickr Photostream, which will apparently include many much better photos than these, is below.  It also includes a great Serenity logo subtitled "Oh no you di'n't!  Oh yes I did.  See you at Brickfair."  Adrian is quite a tease...

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ITWeb contacted me and asked me for comment on a new technology called WiST which stands for "Wireless Intelligent Sensing Technology" (look out for the article tomorrow). On the face of it, this is an exciting technology. It is an alternative to RFID and promises an effective way to track assets and, more problematically, people: Recent developments in miniaturized and low power integrated-circuit technology has allowed for the development of m...
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Can't help thinking though that the rush for 'tablet friendly' (Metro also) is biased againt the keyboard / mouse interface which isn't going away anytime soon ... we are being dictated to by the developers ;-)
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