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Web Browsers: New IE and Firefox ante portas

Both Microsoft and the Mozilla Foundation today announced new versions of their popular web browsers. Both releases are primary targeted at web developers. The public release for Mozilla Firefox is due within November 2006 while Microsoft wants to roll out Internet Explorer 7 by the end of October to end users. Developers are strongly advised [...]


Yes Minister: EC Vice-President speaks up against administration

Many of us do know it and all of the EC commissioners know it. But until yesterday no high ranking official has ever publicly admitted it. In an interview (in German) with German newspaper Sueddeutsche Zeitung, Guenter Verheugen, Vice-President of the European Commission said that, over the years, the power of high ranking civil servants [...]


DLink V-Click: Another WLAN – GSM twin hitting the streets

Another WLAN-WiFi enabled GSM phone will become available soon to consumers in Europe and the USA. D-Link is introducing a new unlocked Linux based phone that can be used with normal GSM cell phone networks as well as with wireless WiFi networks. HP, Nokia and Siemens (now BenQ) plus others have all recently introduced similar [...]


Screaming cell phones

UK based start-up company Remote XT has come up with a new solution to stop mobile phone theft. Currently, on average a mobile phone is stolen every 12 seconds in the UK. The service offered includes software available for most GPRS handsets that can connect to the Internet. It does not work with Blackberries. When [...]


Test your food before you eat it

Another piece of future-ware shown at the 2006 designboom / BUESSEL competition. David Tsai, the designer of the so called “Nutrinator” imagines its use in assessing and tracking food content to allows for more conscious and careful food consumption.…Are there peanuts in it? Is there MSG? How many calories is this meal? Nutrinator will let [...]


Cutting Board with Integrated Scale

Cut and measure ingredients with the same tool = one dish less to clean and less time spent. Sounds good but so far its only a design prototype. The cutting scale was designed by Jim Termeer and Jess Giffin. It won the 3rd price at the 2006 designboom / BUESSEL design competition. The two designers [...]