Yes, we have the XBox 360 blogging, so it should not be a suprise to have the PaPeRo robot from NEC Corporation blogging things you talk to it about ^.^
It uses speech recognition to listen to you and then converts the content of your video to text and extracts important keywords to go look on the internet for images, music and illustrations which it uploads along with your vid to the blog :P
But do not fret dear bloggers, I do not think any kind of envy should rear its head...although some bloggers would be better off with the help of this robot ^.^ then we would not have so many Emo posts!
o/` Domo arigato, Mr. Roboto...You're wondering who I am-machine or mannequin, With parts made in Japan, I am the modren man, I've got a secret I've been hiding under my skin, My heart is human, my blood is boiling, my brain I.B.M. ... o/`
Enter the Optimus keyboard concept, very good idea as this could help a lot of professionals out there, imagine sitting down to work on PowerPoint, Photoshop or even Quake 4...as soon as your application is active, your keys change to reflect the shortcuts / functions for the associated application! Well, this is still just a concept and even Harrods will not be able to get you one. :P
Do not worry, a 3 button version is available and soon a 12 button interactive screen input device.
Now you _can_ have the any key ^.^ for those Microsoft applications that require it ;)
When iCal is open, its icon displays the current date. When closed, the icon displays July 17, which was the date when iCal premiered in 2002 at the Macworld Expo in New York City. July 17 is observed by some Mac geeks as 'iCal Day.'
By creating plasma in open air with lasers, Japanese scientists are working on a true 3D display
The Japanese National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST) announced an exciting breakthrough in optoelectronics -- a working three dimensional display. The display does not rely on any sort of optical illusion or disorientation. Instead, infrared lasers are aligned to converge and create small amounts of plasma. The plasma acts as a floating "dot" on top of the laser grid.
The infrared laser pulses across several reflectors so that 100 dots can be created per second. The initial reports from AIST are a little light on details, but it appears as though the plasma dots can be drawn up to several meters away from the laser source. It also appears as though the device needs a vapor source with specific electron/ion content in order to generate the dots.
Now for a limited time only...not really, this might take off. AOL and Yahoo plan to charge a fee of a cent per e-mail to have it bypass the junk-mail filers, being marked as certified for the receiver of the mail.
This they say will cut down on spam, identity theft and scams. Money is to be made, this will pick up quick amongst other providers...and crooks will pay to get into our mailboxes, making junk-mail filters redundant.