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Friday, January 30, 2004

Cellphone gun in action

Yikes!!!  I wonder if Sprint will carry this one? J 

Fascinating (and a somewhat unsettling, when you think about it) video clip of an actual cellphone gun in action. View [Thanks, Alex]...
[Gizmodo]

Thursday, January 29, 2004

Cellphone gun in action

Yikes!!!  I wonder if Sprint will carry this one? J 

Fascinating (and a somewhat unsettling, when you think about it) video clip of an actual cellphone gun in action. View [Thanks, Alex]...
[Gizmodo]

Wednesday, January 28, 2004

Myth-Tivo

Yes, for those that have been following my at-home projects, I have a new gadget in the house.  MythTV is a “do-it-yourself” PVR.  I have been trying to get rid of my recurring Tivo charge that I have been paying for the last 3 years.  It seems that I can hack the Tivo to get guide data from XMLTV and still use the Tivo hardware with my MythTV environment.

 

Check this out:

http://tivo-mplayer.sourceforge.net/mythtivo.html

I haven’t got it working yet but this seems to be a good way to off-load some of the workload from the backend Myth box by having the Tivo record it while still being able to view the content from the MythTV boxes throughout the house. J 

SanDisk ships 1GB SD card

1GB of SD goodness. J 

Reg Kit Watch
[The Register]

Myth-Tivo

Yes, for those that have been following my at-home projects, I have a new gadget in the house.  MythTV is a “do-it-yourself” PVR.  I have been trying to get rid of my recurring Tivo charge that I have been paying for the last 3 years.  It seems that I can hack the Tivo to get guide data from XMLTV and still use the Tivo hardware with my MythTV environment.

 

Check this out:

http://tivo-mplayer.sourceforge.net/mythtivo.html

I haven’t got it working yet but this seems to be a good way to off-load some of the workload from the backend Myth box by having the Tivo record it while still being able to view the content from the MythTV boxes throughout the house. J 

Tuesday, January 27, 2004

Xbox Media Center Extender Kit

Now it seems that you can use your Xbox as a front-end to your MediaCenter PC. http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/mediacenter/evaluation/devices/xboxextenderkit.asp

Monday, January 26, 2004

Xbox Media Center Extender Kit

Now it seems that you can use your Xbox as a front-end to your MediaCenter PC. http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/mediacenter/evaluation/devices/xboxextenderkit.asp

Saturday, January 24, 2004

3GB hard disk

 Not a very big hard drive, right?  You would be correct.  This is NOT a very big hard drive….  Take a look here.

Wednesday, January 21, 2004

Favicon by popular demand

I figured out how to do Favicons.  <sarcasm> woohoo </sarcasm>

 

At least I won’t see so many 404 errors in the logs. J

 

Tuesday, January 20, 2004

Early word of Sprint's new video phone

Uh, video calls over the cell phone.  I hope the camera is like the A600 and not the A620.  A600 phones have a swivel camera so you can point it back at you without turning the phone around. 

No photos, but Sprint PCS Info has some details on the Samsung A700, which they think might be the first Sprint phone to allow video...
[Gizmodo]

A 'Membrane' To Power Your Cell Phone?

Don’t know what it all means but something called a membrane has to be thin. J 

In "Membrane could rev up fuel cell industry," CNET News.com writes that "start-up PolyFuelhas commercially released a membrane for creating fuel cells for laptops and cell phones, a milestone in the budding fuel cell industry."
[Roland Piquepaille's Technology Trends]

"Toll-Free" Dialing into Japan!

Now this is cool!  Way to go Jeff!  I just don’t know who I would call over there. J 

On Free World Dialup, it is now possible to dial "toll-free" 0120 numbers in Japan. To dial a 0120 number in Japan, from Free World Dialup, dial: *81 0120 [number]...
[The Jeff Pulver Blog]

Lie detecting eyeglasses

Hmmm.  If you read the article you see where they talk about a “love” detector.  I kid you not.  96% accurate even!

V Entertainment has been showing off a pair of eyeglasses that they claim comes with a built-in lie detector with LEDs that flash red when...
[Gizmodo]

Camera Phones Help Buyers Beware

Now this just sounds cool.  The fact that someone thought to use the camera as a bar-code reader is just neat.  The fact that it works is bizarre J 

Several companies are rolling out software that turns camera phones into product bar-code scanners. Shoppers can pull up all the product information they could ever want while strolling down store aisles. By Amit Asaravala.
[Wired News]

Interconnects with Vonage and Packet8 are happening...

This sounds cool.  I have been on Vonage for a while and I know some folks in Pensacola who use FWD (Vonage doesn’t have their area code yet) 

I realize it has taken quite some time, but from my vantage point it looks like in the near future, members of the FWD Community will finally be able to call their friends and family members who are using both...
[The Jeff Pulver Blog]

MythTV has arrived

It is official.  My new MythTV server is up and running.  By Super Bowl weekend I will have turned off my Tivo as well.  Things left for me to do is figure out how to get my Tivo remote to talk to the MythTV box and lastly;

Import over 80Gig of music/video files from my old system!  I am going to try a USB drive to do this but we shall see how this works.

 

Oh, and also I will be importing all my Mame ROMS (all 7 CDs worth).  It should be interesting.

 

One thing of note.  I have been using a 30 hour Tivo for 3 years now and have always had it set to the lowest quality setting.  The default settings on MythTV appear to be MUCH better than what I am used to.  Even my wife noticed that the picture quality was better.  For those of you who are wondering, there are excellent how-to articles on the MythTV website.   Since my box is using Fedora Core 1 I used Jarod’s how-to.  The neat thing is that I am using the same hardware as he describes in the how-to so it went perfectly!  I am thinking about ghosting up a setup right before I do the customization so that I have a good backup.  My new Athalon XP 2 GHz box with 1Gig of DDR memory just smokes too. J

Monday, January 19, 2004

Early word of Sprint's new video phone

Uh, video calls over the cell phone.  I hope the camera is like the A600 and not the A620.  A600 phones have a swivel camera so you can point it back at you without turning the phone around. 

No photos, but Sprint PCS Info has some details on the Samsung A700, which they think might be the first Sprint phone to allow video...
[Gizmodo]

A 'Membrane' To Power Your Cell Phone?

Don’t know what it all means but something called a membrane has to be thin. J 

In "Membrane could rev up fuel cell industry," CNET News.com writes that "start-up PolyFuelhas commercially released a membrane for creating fuel cells for laptops and cell phones, a milestone in the budding fuel cell industry."
[Roland Piquepaille's Technology Trends]

"Toll-Free" Dialing into Japan!

Now this is cool!  Way to go Jeff!  I just don’t know who I would call over there. J 

On Free World Dialup, it is now possible to dial "toll-free" 0120 numbers in Japan. To dial a 0120 number in Japan, from Free World Dialup, dial: *81 0120 [number]...
[The Jeff Pulver Blog]

Lie detecting eyeglasses

Hmmm.  If you read the article you see where they talk about a “love” detector.  I kid you not.  96% accurate even!

V Entertainment has been showing off a pair of eyeglasses that they claim comes with a built-in lie detector with LEDs that flash red when...
[Gizmodo]

Camera Phones Help Buyers Beware

Now this just sounds cool.  The fact that someone thought to use the camera as a bar-code reader is just neat.  The fact that it works is bizarre J 

Several companies are rolling out software that turns camera phones into product bar-code scanners. Shoppers can pull up all the product information they could ever want while strolling down store aisles. By Amit Asaravala.
[Wired News]

Interconnects with Vonage and Packet8 are happening...

This sounds cool.  I have been on Vonage for a while and I know some folks in Pensacola who use FWD (Vonage doesn’t have their area code yet) 

I realize it has taken quite some time, but from my vantage point it looks like in the near future, members of the FWD Community will finally be able to call their friends and family members who are using both...
[The Jeff Pulver Blog]

Sunday, January 18, 2004

New 20GB MP3 player from Philips

 

New 20GB version of Philips' HDD100 hard drive-based MP3 player. The HDD120 looks about the same, just with a third more storage space and Philips...
[Gizmodo]

Over the cell phone

Through the internet, past the router, over the Wi-Fi to the entertainment center, nothing but SSH. J

 

Still working on the MythTV at home even though I am on the road.  It is play-off weekend and can you believe it!  My wife drug me out…  In the middle of a project even!  Oh well I am working on a stupid bttv error that is causing my tuner card to display scrambled video.  I know I am on the right input as the others just show blank blue video signal.  TightVNC and SSH are helping me continue to diagnose the problem.  I may have to call in the help of TechnoD before I am done though as I have almost exhausted all known avenues. 

Pretec Readies 1GB MMC Card

Oooh, 1GB MMC cards. J 

Adobe Reader required for above link. It seems MMC cards are alive and well. Pretec demonstrated a 1GB MMC card at CES last week. Personally, I'd rather see MMC take the lead over SD simply because SD cards cost more and to date, I haven't seen anyone use the "S" - or secure - feature. Instead, companies rely on software driven digital rights management. There is no price yet.
[Pocket PC Thoughts]

Saturday, January 17, 2004

New 20GB MP3 player from Philips

 

New 20GB version of Philips' HDD100 hard drive-based MP3 player. The HDD120 looks about the same, just with a third more storage space and Philips...
[Gizmodo]

Over the cell phone

Through the internet, past the router, over the Wi-Fi to the entertainment center, nothing but SSH. J

 

Still working on the MythTV at home even though I am on the road.  It is play-off weekend and can you believe it!  My wife drug me out…  In the middle of a project even!  Oh well I am working on a stupid bttv error that is causing my tuner card to display scrambled video.  I know I am on the right input as the others just show blank blue video signal.  TightVNC and SSH are helping me continue to diagnose the problem.  I may have to call in the help of TechnoD before I am done though as I have almost exhausted all known avenues. 

Pretec Readies 1GB MMC Card

Oooh, 1GB MMC cards. J 

Adobe Reader required for above link. It seems MMC cards are alive and well. Pretec demonstrated a 1GB MMC card at CES last week. Personally, I'd rather see MMC take the lead over SD simply because SD cards cost more and to date, I haven't seen anyone use the "S" - or secure - feature. Instead, companies rely on software driven digital rights management. There is no price yet.
[Pocket PC Thoughts]

It's ALIVE!!!

OK, it's 4am and I have been up all night... Having a friggin blast!!! My MythTV server is up and running. Granted, it is on the old motherboard so I expect it to be slow as all get out but hey, this was just practice before I get my new 2 GHz motherboard on Monday. :) Anyway, if you haven't checked out MythTV and you are a Tivo/DVR kinda person then check it out!

Durring the next week I will be fiddling with this thing and for my next trick I will be putting a second TV tuner in the system.. hehe.. hehe.. :)

The goal is to either have 2 servers with 2 tuners each, or heck, just put all 4 in one box (don't know if the system is strong enough for that though) Doing this will allow me to get rid of the Tivo (unless I can use it as a front-end for Myth) and also get rid of this pittifull excuse for a DVR that Time Warner is using. That saves $26 a month too!

Oh, did I mention it's all free? Open source is great.

As I sit and watch it pull in all the guide data I am beginning to get a bit sleepy.. Maybe I will crash for a few hours..

Thursday, January 15, 2004

Microsoft's Newest Version of Windows Services for UNIX Is Now Available Free of Charge

For you Penguin heads out there. J 

Microsoft Corp. today made the latest version of its UNIX interoperability product, Windows® Services for UNIX Version 3.5 (SFU 3.5), available to customers free via Web download at http://www.microsoft.com/windows/sfu/. SFU 3.5 enables customers to maximize their investment in UNIX-based systems while integrating the price-performance leadership of a Windows-based platform. SFU 3.5 offers customers enhanced performance of cross-platform tools and services, better UNIX command-line administration capabilities, and the ability to extend UNIX-based applications in a Microsoft® .NET Web Services environment. In addition, SFU 3.5 was nominated as a finalist for the LinuxWorld Product Excellence Awards in the Best System Integration Solution category.
[ActiveWin.com Headlines]

Wednesday, January 14, 2004

Matrix-Style Brain Interface Closer To Reality

I have been saying for YEARS that when these come out I want 2!! 


[Slashdot]

CES cellphone headset roundup

The one that lets you have a headset that works for your cell phone AND desk phone look funny but hey, you can talk to 2 people at once. J 

MobileBurn roundup of all the different Bluetooth cellphone headsets they spotted at CES this year, including some concept designs from Samsung that may or may...
[Gizmodo]

WiFi MP3 player

Just put one of these in your car and PRESTO!  Update your playlist while the device is in your garage. J  Just need to make a car kit for this bad boy! 

New wireless MP3 player from SoniqCast called the Aireo that can do one thing the iPod can't (yet): synchronize with a PC over WiFi....
[Gizmodo]

Tuesday, January 13, 2004

Matrix-Style Brain Interface Closer To Reality

I have been saying for YEARS that when these come out I want 2!! 


[Slashdot]

CES cellphone headset roundup

The one that lets you have a headset that works for your cell phone AND desk phone look funny but hey, you can talk to 2 people at once. J 

MobileBurn roundup of all the different Bluetooth cellphone headsets they spotted at CES this year, including some concept designs from Samsung that may or may...
[Gizmodo]

Monday, January 12, 2004

Nonabyte

Want to know what that is?  Check this site out.  I wonder if they will skip Petabyte?

Lacie's 1 terabyte external hard drive

WOW!  Now this is something I could use.  With BeyondTV sucking up all my hard drive space I could pack quite a bit on one of these.

Running out of space for all your MP3s and pirated movies? Well hopefully it'll take you a little while to fill up the Bigger Disk,...
[Gizmodo]

Sunday, January 11, 2004

Nonabyte

Want to know what that is?  Check this site out.  I wonder if they will skip Petabyte?

Saturday, January 10, 2004

Have Win XP SP2 beta? Enable concurrent sessions

Now this is cool.  More than one RDP session to a Windows XP SP2 box.  Neat! 


[Neowin.net]

Friday, January 9, 2004

I love log files

I discovered that some folks out there are looking for a rss.xml file when they come here.  Since I didn’t have one they were getting 404 errors.  I decided that I would copy my index.xml format and viola!  It is neat to see how much traffic is generated by a wee little blog. J 

And now were are One. Many unhappy returns to SoBig

 Do you remember where you were?  I sure do…  I was on the phone… With a bunch of other folks working on getting rid of this darn thing…  Uhgly! 

Done too much, much too young
[The Register]

TiVo To Go!

Maybe this would mean I need to get the Home networking add-on?  I sure like the quality that Tivo records in but I keep thinking I could do better on an upgraded BeyondTV machine… 

Awesome! TiVo has announced a new upcoming ability to copy TiVo shows to PC or DVD! Check out the full details HERE, or here's a snippet...

TiVo to Go is what they're calling their new video extraction, which sounds like it will be some DRM protection scheme applied to recordings you can download to your PC from your TiVo. They'll also allow you to burn downloaded shows to DVD. It'll be interesting to see how the TiVo hacking community uses/modifies/cracks this technology. If they wanted to prevent all piracy, I'm surprised you can burn DVDs, as it seems the content is pretty much fair game for DVD rippers at that point, but perhaps they won't allow DVDs to play on anything but computer DVD drives that carry your encrypted TiVo key. It doesn't launch until Fall of 2004, which seems like a long time in such a lively marketplace. Hopefully they don't deliver it too late to market.


[Technodaddy]

iPAQ 5400/5500 WLAN Update

For you iPaq users out there: 

HP has released a WLAN update for the 5400 and 5500 series iPAQs running Windows Mobile 2003. Even though the about page doesn't specifically say it, the update doesn't show up on the Pocket PC 2002 version of the 5400 site. It appears to be a RAM update, not a ROM update. :( The enhancements include: • LEAP user interface now integrated into Microsoft WLAN user interface. • Provides LEAP support for those customers accessing Cisco LEAP enabled Network. • Improves connectivity. • Improves roaming ability. So, after the LEAP UI enhancement and LEAP support for Cisco networks, there is the following warning. "This WLAN driver update is not compatible with the LEAP supported driver for the iPAQ and with networks that use LEAP authentication." I have no clue what that means. :? Maybe one of you with LEAP can fill us in. :confused totally: The rest of you 5400/5500 owners, maybe you just need to take a leap of faith. [Emoticon: lol]
[Pocket PC Thoughts]

Can Nanoparticles Enter Our Brains?

Does this sound like a book to anyone?  Freaky indeed. 

In a study carried out on rats, U.S. researchers have shown that carbon nanoparticles can move inside the brain after being inhaled, and also move from the lungs into the bloodstream. Both Nature and the Guardian publish interesting stories about this potential new danger to our health.
[Roland Piquepaille's Technology Trends]

Bush To Announce Manned Trip To Moon, Mars

Absolutely cool! 


[Slashdot]

Thursday, January 8, 2004

I love log files

I discovered that some folks out there are looking for a rss.xml file when they come here.  Since I didn’t have one they were getting 404 errors.  I decided that I would copy my index.xml format and viola!  It is neat to see how much traffic is generated by a wee little blog. J 

And now were are One. Many unhappy returns to SoBig

 Do you remember where you were?  I sure do…  I was on the phone… With a bunch of other folks working on getting rid of this darn thing…  Uhgly! 

Done too much, much too young
[The Register]

The USB server: connecting USB devices to your home network

Plug a scanner, or a USB hard drive and WHAM!  Network scanner, hard drive. J 

It might take a moment for the importance of this gadget to sink in, but Keyspan is introducing a USB server that lets you connect...
[Gizmodo]

1GB SecureDigital memory cards coming this month

<giggle giggle> 

The first one gigabyte SD Flash memory cards from SanDisk should start appearing in stores by the end of the month. That's enough storage capacity...
[Gizmodo]

SnapStream's Firefly PC remote

As a longtime user of Beyond TV I can’t wait to get my hands on one of these!! 

A new multimedia PC remote from SnapStream, the company behind the very well-regarded Beyond TV PVR software. The Firefly isn't designed to work just...
[Gizmodo]

Wednesday, January 7, 2004

The USB server: connecting USB devices to your home network

Plug a scanner, or a USB hard drive and WHAM!  Network scanner, hard drive. J 

It might take a moment for the importance of this gadget to sink in, but Keyspan is introducing a USB server that lets you connect...
[Gizmodo]

1GB SecureDigital memory cards coming this month

<giggle giggle> 

The first one gigabyte SD Flash memory cards from SanDisk should start appearing in stores by the end of the month. That's enough storage capacity...
[Gizmodo]

Aibo goes to war?

Robot attack dogs. J 

The US Army is working on an Aibo-like robotic soldier dog designed to help carry some of the up to 100 pounds of gear...
[Gizmodo]

Your Personal Tivo

Hey Tivo fans, go check this out.  It has automatic commercial detection!!  It also looks like you can have more than one box doing recordings and from the client you can choose to watch shows off of either server.   Looks like I know what my next “at home” project is going to be. J

If you like TiVo, but really want more freedom to tinker than TiVo gives you, head on over to MythTV, a homebrew personal video recorder (PVR) project. I have a friend who has MythTV server (running on Gentoo Linux) in his attic with 1Tb of storage and diskless front end systems based on VIA EPIA-M motherboards. He can store almost a year of TV or 1000 movies and watch them anywhere in the house. After all, its just data.
[Windley's Enterprise Computing Weblog]

Good Technology Wins Award

That’s good. ;) 

"Good Technology Wins PC Magazine's Best Product Award For 2003 and Surpasses 1,500 Enterprise Customer Mark"... the full press release is here.


[MS Exchange Blog]

MiniPod confirmed!

Coolio! 

It's official: the miniPod is real. More details to come....
[Gizmodo]

Exchange Server 2003 Exam in Beta

I took a beta Exchange exam once….  It was a beast! 

Exchange Server 2003 exams are being added to eventually replace the 70-224 and 70-225 exams for Exchange 2000 Server.

70-285 Designing a Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 Organization is being beta tested from January 16-22 for invited testers. This exam compliments 70-284 Implementing and Managing Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 (See the 70-284 Preparation Guide).

The 70-285 Preparation Guide details what is mentioned in this MCPMAG article.

The learning never ends in this business.

Happy New Year.

William Lefkovics


[MS Exchange Blog]

Tuesday, January 6, 2004

Aibo goes to war?

Robot attack dogs. J 

The US Army is working on an Aibo-like robotic soldier dog designed to help carry some of the up to 100 pounds of gear...
[Gizmodo]

Your Personal Tivo

Hey Tivo fans, go check this out.  It has automatic commercial detection!!  It also looks like you can have more than one box doing recordings and from the client you can choose to watch shows off of either server.   Looks like I know what my next “at home” project is going to be. J

If you like TiVo, but really want more freedom to tinker than TiVo gives you, head on over to MythTV, a homebrew personal video recorder (PVR) project. I have a friend who has MythTV server (running on Gentoo Linux) in his attic with 1Tb of storage and diskless front end systems based on VIA EPIA-M motherboards. He can store almost a year of TV or 1000 movies and watch them anywhere in the house. After all, its just data.
[Windley's Enterprise Computing Weblog]

Monday, January 5, 2004

Way too cool

Some things today for you geeks out there.

 

I mentioned last week about mbuzzy.com and how you can download ringtones and such to your Sprint phone.  Well, it seems that you can do much more than that.  I found quite a few java based applications out there for all kinds of phones at this site.  I found out that if I register at mbuzzy (which is free) I can upload applications to my locker and have them sent right to my phone.  When I started out searching on google for java based applications I found a great deal of posts where people were confused at what to do with most of the .jad and .jar files.  I found that I can view the properties of the .jad link so that I can copy the URL to the clipboard and then go to TinyURL (Thanks TechnoD) and paste it.  This gives you a MUCH friendlier URL to type into your built-in phone browser.  If that doesn’t work, just post the application to your locker in mbuzzy and have them send it.  This seems to always work (unless the app is not compatible).

 

Anyway, I now have a Jabber/MSN/AOL client, Email, Telnet client, subnet calculator, and even a blog tool!!!  Yes, I have gone crazy!!! J

kablog

he he. i can now blog right from my phone...

First Stereograms of Mars from Spirit

This is cool.  From the notes that I read over the weekend they are impressed with the bandwidth they are getting between the rover and Earth.  Something like 150% better than they predicted.  I couldn’t find the direct quote but I think it was like 24Mbit/sec…. To Mars!!! 


[Slashdot]

Sunday, January 4, 2004

Way too cool

Some things today for you geeks out there.

 

I mentioned last week about mbuzzy.com and how you can download ringtones and such to your Sprint phone.  Well, it seems that you can do much more than that.  I found quite a few java based applications out there for all kinds of phones at this site.  I found out that if I register at mbuzzy (which is free) I can upload applications to my locker and have them sent right to my phone.  When I started out searching on google for java based applications I found a great deal of posts where people were confused at what to do with most of the .jad and .jar files.  I found that I can view the properties of the .jad link so that I can copy the URL to the clipboard and then go to TinyURL (Thanks TechnoD) and paste it.  This gives you a MUCH friendlier URL to type into your built-in phone browser.  If that doesn’t work, just post the application to your locker in mbuzzy and have them send it.  This seems to always work (unless the app is not compatible).

 

Anyway, I now have a Jabber/MSN/AOL client, Email, Telnet client, subnet calculator, and even a blog tool!!!  Yes, I have gone crazy!!! J

kablog

he he. i can now blog right from my phone...

Friday, January 2, 2004

Legend's rotating Pocket PC Phone

This looks a lot like the A600 from Samsung.  I had one of those for a while (it’s not a pocktepc phone) and I didn’t really like the flip part.  It was nice and all, but if you had it flipped and someone called you either had to plug in your headset (not too bad as it was probably already in) or open the phone… then flip it around… then answer the call.  Kind of awkward to say the least. 

From Chinese manufacturer Legend, the first Pocket PC Phone with a rotating screen that flips around 180 degrees and folds down so you can...
[Gizmodo]

Virtual Laser Keyboard coming from iBiz

I would actually like to see this for the PC.  My keyboard takes up too much space on the desk and it could also be used to make macro keys to do what ever you want.  Plus it would make me feel like Mr. Dillinger in Tron!  Way cool! 

iBiz says that sometime early this year they're going to introduce a virtual keyboard for PDAs where you actually tap onto a laser-projected image of...
[Gizmodo]

Thursday, January 1, 2004

Legend's rotating Pocket PC Phone

This looks a lot like the A600 from Samsung.  I had one of those for a while (it’s not a pocktepc phone) and I didn’t really like the flip part.  It was nice and all, but if you had it flipped and someone called you either had to plug in your headset (not too bad as it was probably already in) or open the phone… then flip it around… then answer the call.  Kind of awkward to say the least. 

From Chinese manufacturer Legend, the first Pocket PC Phone with a rotating screen that flips around 180 degrees and folds down so you can...
[Gizmodo]

Virtual Laser Keyboard coming from iBiz

I would actually like to see this for the PC.  My keyboard takes up too much space on the desk and it could also be used to make macro keys to do what ever you want.  Plus it would make me feel like Mr. Dillinger in Tron!  Way cool! 

iBiz says that sometime early this year they're going to introduce a virtual keyboard for PDAs where you actually tap onto a laser-projected image of...
[Gizmodo]