vendredi, janvier 25, 2008

Is Plaxo dead?

Plaxo just sends me back some blank page when I log in.

Does anyone have the same problem?

mardi, janvier 15, 2008

Technical innovations until 2030

Here are some technical innovations projected by some "Young Global Leaders".

A bad new for the keyboards I build: "full voice interaction with PC"

Some questions:
  • What the hell means "Virtual Holydays"? Does that nean "No Holidays"?
  • What is a "Dream Machine"? A machine connected to your brain that "downloads" dreams into your head? Or a machine so beautiful or efficient that you can't do anything but wondering how marvelous the world has become?
  • "Computers that write most of their software": Thi is not a progress. That already exists today, and it does not work that well.
Here is the one I am waiting for: "Fully auto-piloted cars"

mercredi, janvier 09, 2008

Logitech diNovo Mini: A product I am proud of...

The Logitech diNovo Mini's elegant design won't besmirch your living room; it gives the Home Theater PC owner full cursor control.

read CNET's review

I am the embedded software manager responsible for this marvelous product. Challenges we encountered:
  • new usage model meaning that we had to mange lot of interactions with marketing and usability engineer.
  • new key matrix concept because it's not the 101 keys keyboard.
  • illumination scheme
  • touchpad integration