Leaked concept video of Microsoft’s Tablet

Source: Gizmodo
Source: Gizmodo

If you’re tired of hearing about the much-rumored but still absent Apple Tablet, then Microsoft has got something for you.

Apparently (according to the rumors at least), the giant company is slowly but steadily building a tablet dubbed the Courier that’ll very much rival any tablet, including Apple’s (that is, if it did exist).

Now, a new video leaked video (courtesy of Gizmodo) is circulating the web, giving us a more in-depth look of the Courier. The extended animated video explores the device, showing a smooth Surface-like interface with page turns and web browsing.

Of course, no word yet from Microsoft as to whether the rumors have a solid basis.

If you want to watch the video, click here.

Source: http://gizmodo.com/5369493/the-courier-files-how-microsoft-thinks-well-use-their-secret-tablet

A newspaper-like Apple Tablet

This is again, about the undying rumor of the still-invisible Apple Tablet. This time, Gizmodo scored some additional juicy with regards to the much-rumored tablet.

In an article, Gizmodo says Apple execs maybe in talk with the big guys from magazines, newspapers and textbook companies to distribute print media through the tablet.  It includes The New York Times, and possibly McGraw Hill and Oberlin Press.

The article also said that a few years back,  a version of Apple’s OS X software was shown to Steve Jobs running on a multitouch tablet. The problem was that when asked “What would people do with this?”, they couldn’t find any answer, that’s why the idea wasn’t pursued. So with these new “developements”, does this mean Apple finally found a use for it?

But since Amazon’s Kindle is doing pretty well in this market with their static e-ink, the challenge then for Apple is to surpass it by integrating features that’ll convince both traditional readers and new readers. How? Uhm, let’s leave it to them, I’m pretty sure they’ll come up with a pretty good answer. 😉

Source: http://gizmodo.com/5370252/apple-tablet-aiming-to-redefine-newspapers-textbooks-and-magazines

Samsung’s prototype touchscreen remote control unveiled

Source: PC World

Modern-day living keeps getting better and better and TV-viewing might never be the same thanks to Samsung’s prototype remote control.

This hi-tech portable remote control features a 7-inchscreen that not only allows you to switch channels (duh), but also shows what’s playing on other channels and lets you access basic internet applications.

So how does it work?

The remote control has three tabs designed for the ultimate viewing experience. One displays the control buttons for the TV and the second tab lets you browse other channels. If a user finds a channel they want to view on the main TV, all they have to do is to hold down the channel icon and drag it towards the top screen. The third tab lets you access the Internet.

The remote control and the TV are liked by an 802.11n WiFi, PC World reports.

“The advantage is that if you have a family, your wife [can be] watching one channel, and you can browse on your small device some other channel or zap there without annoying anybody else,” Michael Zöller, marketing director at Samsung Electronics Europe, said.

The device was unveiled at the IFA electronics fair in Berlin. According to the company however, availability of the remote control in the market is yet unknown as the concept is still being developed.

Wow, can’t wait to have one of those.. 🙂

Source: http://www.pcworld.com/article/171527/samsungs_prototype_remote_control_doubles_as_a_mini_tv.html