Monday, January 23

Pixar to be taken over by Disney

The Telegraph reports: Jobs to scoop $3.5bn as Pixar board approves Disney takeover:

"The board of Pixar Animation Studios, the digital animations company, is set to meet tomorrow to approve the company's $7bn (£3.9bn) takeover by Disney.

The all-share deal will make Steve Jobs, the chief executive of Apple, around $3.5bn and the single largest shareholder in Disney. Jobs created Pixar in 1986 when he paid $10m for the computer animations division of Lucasfilm, owned by Stars Wars creator George Lucas."

Tuesday, January 10


Ring Ring Ring Ring, Bananaphone.

Badger Badger Version:

Background Music in house Version:

Monday, January 9

Canon Technology -SED-

SED Displays - the new CRT:

"the SED (Surface-conduction Electron-emitter Display), jointly developed by Canon and Toshiba Corporation, is almost ready for practical application. Its greatest feature is the ability to produce vivid color images that surpass conventional types of display. Also, the SED delivers exceptional overall image quality—fast video-response performance, high contrast, high gradation levels—and low power consumption."

It's like a LCD sized CRT. They apparently demoed a 50" display at CES.
Using InkJet technology (for the electron emitters), it works like a CRT, but with flat electron emitters, rather than an electron gun that CRT uses, so it doesn't have the problems that CRT has at larger sizes.

Optical Mouse cam

Optical Mouse cam:

"Are you using an optical mouse right now? Ever wanted to see your desktop through the eye on the bottom of it?"

This person has transformed his optical mouse into a dodgy black and white scanner.