Wednesday, 16 July 2008

gadgets

Messing about on the computer, I've added a swish little add-on to my Firefox browser. It's called PicLens and it's a 3D interface for image searching. So far, I really like it. Given that it's free, I don't know if there's actually something sinister behind it, marketing companies tracking every image search I perform for example.

Cynical? Moi?

Anyways, it looks non too shabby.

Much that I love Apple Macs, I'm still not going to commit to the 3G iPhone. I want my address book, my email, my digital life with me, but the big selling point is the breakthrough internet communicator. Well, if it doesn't read flash files then that's a pitfall for me. Having a glossy piece of tech in your pocket is one thing, but I don't want to treat my phone like a piece of Lalique, I want to chuck it in my pocket, chuck it in my bag and not worry about it looking like it's had a scuffle with a Brillo Pad.

One piece of tech that really annoys me are those mobile phone bluetooth headsets. Are people's lives SO busy now that holding a phone to your head is a hardship? To wear a lump of plastic around your ear in the hope that your partner phones you to ask whether you want baked beans or mushy peas for tea is simply bizarre.

2 comments:

Luna said...

Hi Doctor Pangloss,

Thank you for posting about PicLens! We truly appreciate it. We're delighted to hear that you are enjoying PicLens.

For interested readers, please check out http://piclens.com/demo/ and http://blog.cooliris.com to learn more.

Thanks again,
Luna and The Cooliris Team

Luna said...

Just a short caveat, we do not have anything sinister lurking under the surface of our product like marketing companies tracking your searches. We simply provide a cool tool for our users to enjoy!

Best,
Luna and The Cooliris Team