Any Device with Computing Abilities and an Integrated Screen of Size 7
Inches or more can be called a Pad, Tablet, Netbook, Laptop, Notebook
or Desktop according to the size and use.
In this Professional, Serious and Productive Work can be done.
The All-in-One Low Power Desktop PC or the Nettop clinging behind the
Monitor are the “Heir Apparent” of your Erstwhile Power Hungry Tower
The 14-15 inch Notebooks with or without being convertible to Touch-Tablet is the clear winning computing device.
Innovate Next Notepad
The Mousepad and Mouse have to be Integrated in the side of the keyboard. The Touchpad has to be replaced by some Invention.
We could slide a tray on the right of the Laptop, which becomes the
Mousepad or GesturePad. A low profile flat wireless mouse docked at the
bottom of the Laptop (wireless charging on dock) is removed and put on
the Pad. The Mouse is back …..life is much much better.
It could also be just a GesturePad as big as a mouse pad, A sturdy
thin unbreakable reinforced poly carbonate pad that slides into the
Notebook when not in use.
To use it, keep the entire palm on the pad and make Touch-Screen like
Gestures, The three main fingers all can tap to simulate
click/double-click and even the page scroll with middle finger.
An Embedded Device less than 5 Inches is a Portable Communication and
Gaming Device only. This is not good enough as a Computing Device.
What we now need is the GesturePad that slides from the right of the Laptop along with TouchScreen Laptops that have already arrived.
Here is an example how i feel a DTH portal can interleave with interactive optical/wireless networks on land.
Let us assume Simtel has a DTH Channel. They broadcast MS updates from
10.00 AM to 10.30 AM. Linux updates at 11.00AM and Mac at 9.00 AM. All
updates, some repetitive in gzip format and a advance xml feed
indicating and enabling parsing of content on a digital device.
From 1.00 PM to 5.00 PM is subscriber time. "Your favorite software is
'played' at these times". A user can use his phone or tablet to request a
media. paid or free. All software will be broadcast at the time slot.
With a xml feed/sitemap.
The user transfers the software from dth box to his computer using
usb/lan. If he has been mailed dual layer decrypt keys he will be able
to unzip the paid software. Else he can look thru the
formatted/presented xml for any free software/media he would like to
DTH software providers can monetize using software developers to
publicize their demo versions. Other firms from computers to toothbrush
providers can give a "Media Promotion Pack" with
wallpapers/freeware/video/audio/presentations and discounted/free
Auxiliary Software Media DTH Download Box - Reduce Net Congestion
# Either you connect the USB of this Download-Box to Router to make a
media server for your Netbooks & Tablets or plug it to your Desktop
# This has a Tiny LCD Touch Screen, Key in the URL & Press Get,
Wait. Media ready beep will come in a few secs. Satellite Delays don't
# Invent something like Satellite Software/Media Download DTH Service -
Small dish on Roof, A Stand alone Box with One Tera Byte HDD and USB.
Early Innovations on Landline Phones were Answering Machine, Music-on-Hold and Fax Machines. Later landmines were used for BBS and then DUN (Dial up Networking) Internet. Then came the Big Freeze.
My first data experience before the internet was Delrina WinFax. It helped one of my friends get a job in Europe too. A fax machine was expensive, a Gateway 2000 modem was not. (this modem took me first online at home)
Cable Internet, Broadband Internet and 3G etc. have pushed the Landline phone in a corner.
I am using Internet on my Landline and it is pretty good. This may not be affordable by all, as a PC or Laptop is needed and the extra Broadband charges. This is just using the same line. My LandLine phone still is UnEvolved.
What i am trying to say is .....Add SMS at least for all Landlines with no extra monthly cost other than the SMS cost. If Possible add a means of slow File Transfer like FAX. A USB port on this device below will do.
This will help many use Data on the Telephone lines without buying a PC or Fax machine. The SMS will be a Super Hit. Voice Mail can alo be done. No Internet required.
The most financially stressed families in the most remote locations can SMS and if possible send their JPG photo or resume over the Normal Phone Connection at only the extra cost of data transfer.
I got my a Landline a few days back, The phone was one with a LCD, It is a very nice phone with a large LCD, but i had trouble using the phone book, as i kept forgetting the sequence.
These Landline phones occupy a prominent position on the desktops of all offices. The CEO, Marketing Manager and Purchasing Officer; or even at the Canteen, we see these phones. The potential for marketing and advertising is good in these, as they are still popular in the office environment. A firm can show its flash presentation or a product catalog, when a customer waits for the despatch details of a product he ordered.
A Landline Phone also may be interesting with a touch screen and built in web browser. This phone can also have the option of WiMax, in areas where it is available.
This was posted around 2007-8 in a Blog Nomadic Computing and later in delabs Design Devices.
Wikipedia Search Results combined with an AI Query and Data-mining
Engine integrated with a High Quality Text-to-Speech; can help people
hear Answers to Questions they ask. Optional pictures and video on a
concealed LCD Screen, Packed into a Feather Bag called "Dolly the
Know-all Dodo". A witty, impertinent, extra-smart Bird-Bot. (2009 -
Ideas of delabs)
Idea from Polly -
Make a AI Robot in the form of a Cartoon Parakeet. Something like polly
the techno parrot below. When you ask a question or a unique term like
"Solar Energy" or "Vitamin C" it can use its AI - Artificial
Intelligence to read out a Wikipedia Page and if not Satisfied browse
the web internally and suggest alternative pages to read out. It can
have a Dockable Tablet Interface too for Visualizing its AI and
"Direct from the Institute of Robotic Technology comes this amazing
interactive robot pet-- POLLY THE TEKNO PARROT! Polly talks with people
he senses around him just like a real parrot. Polly's electronic
cuircuits can detect motion, sound, light and even touch. He will snore
off to sleep at night and wake up in the morning. If you pet him, he
will "coo" and move his wings. "
These are some sites that help you read out wikipedia.
Pediaphon play MP3 files, play lists and podcast automatically
generated from Wikipedia! Let your computer read out the Wikipedia for
"Learning during jogging and driving! E-learning and m-learning with MP3
players and mobile phones! A podcast and a winamp play list will be
Wiki Out Loud:
Wikipedia Entries on Audio - "A few nights ago I was at the office and
the ol' brain was fried. I decide to take a couple of hours "off" and
record some Wikipedia entries on audio."
The Objective - When your Bot has outgrown your Arduino, it wants to
talk, an urge to communicate and Network. A larger brain over
the smaller control system is the need. Then a Networked Drove of Bots !
Use the Arduino for emulating the role of the Spine and a Linux
System for the Big Networked brain. You can hack a Linux Laptop to make your Robot an Einstein.
Now for Simulating the Soul, which even the most Advanced Robotic Scientist is unaware of; All you need is Cloud.
How to do that
We have to try create some Robots which are Non-Motor based, Soundless,
No Rotary action. Minimum Metal Used, Silicone and Epoxy based parts.
They will have 3G and Wi-Fi integrated and the Soul, the Intellect and
the Instincts can be upgraded In-system online. The Cloud will be God.
Why the need
The Robot in Literature - Coppélia
an inventor, Dr Coppelius, who has made a life-size dancing doll. It is
so lifelike that Franz, a village swain, becomes infatuated with it and
sets aside his true heart's desire, Swanhilde.
She shows him his folly by dressing as the doll, pretending to make it
come to life and ultimately saving him from an untimely end at the hands
of the inventor.
The Truth - Swanhilde and her friends find themselves in a large room
filled with people. However, the occupants aren't moving. The girls
discover that, rather than people, these are life-size mechanical dolls.
They quickly wind them up and watch them move. Swanhilde also finds
Coppélia behind a curtain and discovers that she, too, is a doll.
The sad part of this Opera and The Nutcracker is that Inventors of Bots are shown as Evil Scientists. We have to clear the stigma by making a Giant King Kong Bot.
First written 2008 in other areas, enhanced post till 2012 - An idea by "Bot with a Soul" - delabs