Archive for January, 2010

Apple iPad: Steve Jobs Unveils the New Apple Tablet – ABC News

The Apple iPad has finally arrived.

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The Apple chief is set to unveil company’s highly anticipated innovation.

After months of buzz about a tablet-style touchscreen personal computer, Apple CEO Steve Jobs today announced the company’s new iPad. Before the famed CEO even opened his mouth to say a word, the crowd gave him a standing ovation.

Calling it a “truly magical product,” Jobs said the device could browse the Web, let users send e-mail, share photos, watch videos, listen to music, play games and read e-Books.

Much like an iPhone, the iPad has a touch screen that zooms in and out of Web sites and a virtual keyboard. It also orients to portrait or landscape viewing, depending on how you hold it.

Jobs said it will be half-an-inch thick and weigh in at 1.5 pounds. It will have a 9.7-inch display and include Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity.

When Jobs said the iPad will have a 10-hour battery life, applause burst from the audience.

It will run iPhone apps on the fullscreen and emphasize gaming. But he continued on to show off its talents as an e-reader.

Demonstrating a New York Times app for the iPad, Jobs said it “captures the essence of reading the Times.” In addition to maintaining the typography and columns, it integrates video and navigation tools.

Earlier this month the company e-mailed invitations to reporters asking them to come view what it called “our latest creation”.

Though Apple was characteristically quiet on details before today’s unveiling, industry watchers said all signs seemed to point to the announcement of a device so hyped it had been dubbed the “Jesus” tablet.

“With the iPhone, you kind of nibbled at information,” said Gene Munster, a senior research analyst with Piper Jaffray. “This would be like a full meal.”

Apple Tablet Could Provide Publishers New Way to Approach Internet

Munster expected Apple to announce its multimedia tablet today and, along with it, provide a new way for publishers to approach the Internet.

In addition to announcing the tablet itself, Munster expects Jobs to announce an iTunes-like way for tablet users to download and consume newspaper articles, magazine stories and electronic books.

Apple iPad: Steve Jobs Unveils the New Apple Tablet

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Abduzeedo Daily Inspiration #407

This is a link you may appreciate. It’s to a daily series of posts showing the most inspiring images selected by some of the Abduzeedo’s writers and users.

—enjoy, OB1

40 Beautiful Examples of Black and White Photography

You may have seen this link before. I’ve been going through some of my older bookmarks on design and photography. I will be posting some of my faves.

—enjoy, OB1

Star Wars Gangsta Rap: Chronicles. “Public Enemy OBI-WAN”

Public Enemy, OBI-WAN

Public Enemy, OBI-WAN

For those of you that are a fan of mash-ups, I think you will enjoy this one. This remake features Star Wars inspired animation, parodied with hip hop lyrics.

MCs Vader, Skywalker, Palpatine and Trooper are back with a sequel to the hit animated series Star Wars Gangsta Rap. With surprise appearances from Leia, Lando, and all your favorite flow from a galaxy far, far away.

—enjoy, OB1

Star Wars Gangsta Rap Special Edition

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“Now I’m feathering my hair all alone”

This intergalactic gangsta rap now has a whole new flava in this Special Edition. This remake by the guys from Bent TV features all new and improved animation that could blow away a Death Star.

I love it when Luke spits the lyrics,  “Now I’m feathering my hair all alone”. Brilliant. Check out the link at atom.com

—enjoy, OB1

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Candide or Optimism, is a French satire written in 1759

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Written by Voltaire, a philosopher of the Age of Enlightenment
I’ve recently been raised as a Freemason, in my search and quest for personal growth and development as well as a better understanding of the human condition—I’ve been drawn to this essay by Francois-Marie Arouet, better know by the pen name Voltaire.

It begins with a young man, Candide, who is living a sheltered life in an Edenic paradise and being indoctrinated with Leibnizian optimism (or simply optimism) by his mentor, Pangloss. The work describes the abrupt cessation of this lifestyle, followed by Candide’s slow, painful disillusionment as he witnesses and experiences great hardships in the world. Voltaire concludes with Candide, if not outright rejecting optimism, advocating an enigmatic precept, “we must cultivate our garden”, in lieu of the Leibnizian mantra of Pangloss, “all is for the best in the best of all possible worlds”.

“Voltaire was a quintessential Enlightenment figure being a penetrative observer of the human situation and a champion against injustice and hypocrisy” —Bro. Gerald Reilly.

via freemasons-freemasonry.com

I hope to one day get my hands on this french essay.

—enjoy, OB1

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