Browsette is just a Browser in a SSD riding over a Skeletal Firmware
Extension, just enough to help a browser fire a screen and link up with
Probably with Linux it may be possible. A tablet like
device, when touched, a browser that is live always. No OS, No Desktop,
No wallpaper.All Web.
a Browsette. You can Browse and Nothing else. It is the file manager,
it is the desktop. It is just a Browser glued on to hardware and Rom.
This will bring down the cost, it could be sold at 200 $. People may buy
it as an additional gadget even if they own a computer. It can be used
as an ebook reader, media player or communicator, even a newspaper. All
thru the Browser.
A console, a terminal, a status or
ticker indicator. It may be used in nice numbers, like each home may
need around five or six Browsettes.
All Applications are Online and are WebApps and Live Widgets. Nothing to Install and No Upgrades. Applications and Virtual Dashboard will be Streaming from a Remote Server.
Devices with Screen Sizes Seven Inches and above in any OS are usable and practical for Viewing Websites, Blogs, CMS and WebApps. Hence it may not be practical to make your websites or blogs to work on small screens, as not much work can be done.
Dedicated versions of sites with summaries or updates, like it was long ago, may be useful . In other words smaller devices like your Five inch smartphone on a Slim Battery with no mouse or large keyboard, on an expensive data network, is not a full fledged business or browsing tool. The way to approach this is only with Sites suited for such screens, usability and networks.
5-6 inch and Less Use Fast Lean Website --|||-- 7 inch to 30 inch Responsive with Font Zoom -- |||-- TV Zoom All & Font Zoom+
Vital Needs for Tablets to move Ahead
HardDisk makers could make a Disk for Tablets. Think of MEMS, Linear Array Movements, CCD Heads.
HDD Brainstorm - Tangential Thinking is needed to create a new Hard-disc for Tablets to Augment the flash disk.
Power Base - Gadget with Storage, Power Pack, Dock, DVD drive for easy integration with tablet or smartphone.
Bluetooth or "Wireless USB" Speakers can be in "Power Base".
Tablet OS to detect more peripherals like DVD and run applications of a Network Drive so utility expands.
Tablets on March 2015
Claustrophobia - This is a common idea solution to all types of tablets. Today we have Home Cloud Drives that have Wi-Fi and 1-3 TeraBytes of Space.
Let us say we carve out an WebApp-Server in this and download and cache 100 WebApps. Now with a "Portable WebApps" launcher in your SmartPhone or Tablet. Launch your favorite WebApp, it Streams to the RAM, no flash is used.
This is safe, does not use flash and a Home Wi-Fi Media and Server makes you feel the WebApp is right in the phone. One day with Fiber-Optic Networks and Super Speed Internet, these WebApps can even stream from the clouds. That is far away. The practical way to enhance storage or your portable devices is this WiFi Mini Intranet Private Clouds. You could do that even today. Three Power States 2012
Other than the Wide Awake fully functional state, there has to be a 'Nap' and the 'Sleep' State.(It is Partial Implement in most tablets)
Nap or Sleep in Device
The Sleep State like Standby will not allow the WebApps in memory to continue running and Background tasks like GPS, Pinging, Status Check or alerts must not happen. The battery consumption must be close to the 'Off' State. Using only power for that Quick Awake in place of full boot.
In the Awake State WebApps in background like Inactive Games must either close by themselves or consume no power. Many people will forget to close the webapps, some consume power even when there is no activity in the apps.
The Nap State is a Sleep of a Dog, means half awake, then some background apps can run. Giving alerts by beeps/Led flash if so wanted without the system turning on. This is a Low Power Consumption state which means the Tablet is working - low Resources.
One could have a option to Turn Off, Nap or Sleep. Even the Timed Auto Off can be set to Nap, Sleep or Shutdown as the user Prefers. Default being Sleep with a Alert saying all Background activities are suspended with no alerts. It is the Battery that needs to last. Tablet Power Nov 13
Battery charge condition reporting like 85% should be on a good load. That is we pulse a electronic load and see the battery voltage. Else the battery will show full charge on small loads, even if it is 80% charge. Some hardware take care of this, some do not. Battery full charge can be ensured by an hour of charging after it shows charged on such devices. Butter Fingers and Ironman Thumb Issues 2012
Not all Men/Women/Neumen are alike. Some have movements with less control and others like Hands-on Miners or Blacksmiths have fingers with a layer of Tough Corny Coat to protect it.
We need 'Touch Gloves' or 'Touch Thimble'. (Made of Soft Silicones )These will empower even Ironman and 'The Hulk' to use a Tablet, Then only a Military Grade Space Ruggedized Version will do.
Too Slim is not Sensible
Let us not make tablets too slim just for fancy, Battery can be a bit bigger and tablet more sturdy. We need more 10 inch and 12 Inch versions. Tablets are the future and serious business. We have to make it the Ultimate Client Computing Instrument. Need to Dock 2012
Tablets like 10 inch types must come with a Desktop Dock like the Notebook Computers have. Placing in Dock, should just be dropping in a slot and snapping into place. An Integrated Keyboard and USB hub is also needed. The Tablet Battery Charger Circuitry must be designed to go into float or trickle charge when the Tablet is left in the dock for days. No Overcharge fear nor a battery dead tablet due to no charging.
An ability to use the Tablet as Monitor if possible. Means HDMI in/out both, maybe some have these. The Dock can also have the Taskbar Mini LCD using USB. This gives a Clutter free Screen and Desktop Computing Usage. The Dock can have Ampli-Speakers. Do not forget Bass Boost.
We can also build Battery Packs in some of the Tablet-Keyboard Case/Dock. In case of power failure (docks) or in the situation of battery going low during travel (cases)... The Battery Pack can recharge the tablet at least twice.
Tablet Things 2012
Internet Independent WebApps/Textbooks for Education with entire School bag and Integrated Education Calender.
A WiMax Network in Rural Areas also by Private Companies to make Affordable Internet for Students and Schools.
A Tablet, a Pen and a Notepad is all that a Student will carry to his School or College other than the Lunch-Box. Tablet Ideas
From my "Ideas of delabs" dated around 2011
A webapp to interface with Sonar, Micro-Camera-Matrix or Micro-Radar Walking Sticks for the aged or people having an impairment. This can communicate with another user's device, so that a family member or friend can keep a track of him.
It could be just a walk in the park, Another can sit on the bench and keep him alerted of any tricky negotiations. It also can be computed by a webapp which can Voice-Guide him to safety.
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.
I listen to music that was created in the Mono Age. You know about Pseudo Stereo, DSP Sound Synthesis too. What if it was a Live Mono-to-Stereo Player Option, That can be be like a filter or effect like in some of the Computer Music Player. This needs to use Touch Screen.
Play your Mono mp3, run this App. A Hall with all the Music Instruments thrown at one end and a Guy-icon representing you Appears.
Set the size of the Hall and Acoustic Type. Now for the Ambiance Simulation. Drag Drop the Guy (Listener) to some point in the hall. Similarly move the various instruments to suitable locations. Put the Vocalists on the Stage. This Software uses DSP and Fuzzy Logic to Separate and Phase/Delay the sounds. Every time you play the same Song, the Stereo Improves.
Friday, August 01, 2008 - iPod Ideas and Suggestions by delabs. Parts from my old iPod blog. An email reply and feedback in 2008 that might have launched a Million iPads.
A mail that launched a Million Tablets
sent this feedback in 2008 while using a 1st generation iPod. After
which the iPad and other size devices arrived. I have to be recognized
for this, maybe a Rusted Badge, A Moth Eaten Coat or at-least a
Refurbished Doughnut. (this para added in 2018 and my name removed for
I have some suggestions or feedback on iPod.
Need for Three iPod Sizes.
Standard - The present Size - Good for most.
Medium - 5" by 3" - Industrial use and Business tool.
Tablet - 10" by 6" - Educational and SOHO use.
Some iPod Apps Ideas
Magnetic Compass - Simulated. - Outdoors
Walking - Jogging - Recorder. - Health and Fitness
Speed of Movement - Walk, Car or Plane
PDF Collections Sync and View
Maybe with GPS.
Wifi port could also be used to
interface with other devices like a WiFi Camera or Another iPod user.
even when Router or Network absent. Like p2p iPod. !?
The 'i' button at the bottom, which is like 'about' needs to be bigger, it does not trigger easily like the 'Done' button.
programs built must exit and free up mem and cpu. Some game programs
are not exiting well. It needs Reboot. Home button should force exit,
clear cpu and mem. Program makers should give an exit for the programs.
am running out of Desktops and Screen Space on my iPod Touch, I have
only 9 desktops and have space for 16*9 = 144 Icons or Programs, Only.
the Music Icon leads to so many music files, why the organizing for
applications is limited. It could be that, i did not figure how to
accommodate more than 144, some of which are used up by apple apps.
find that there may be more than 600 very useful programs, which are
free or paid apps from app store in iTunes. A provision for at least 500
icons would keep us going. I feel just a Program folder option will
solve the problems, nested only one deep. Even an option of four colored
folders for every desktop will solve the problem without stressing
usability. - delabs Notes 2008
The Average home user or a majority of mankind have trouble even when
operating a TV remote control. Things are not as simple as a Water Tap
or a Toggle Switch. An Easy to use Handheld is more important than any
technology or features that may be available for that. Ergonomics,
Utility or Application, Quality and Cost are the basic requirements of
Handheld gadget for the masses, needs to be a Entertainer and
Communicator. It has to be wireless and should at least get into a Coat
Inner pocket or Small Bag. It is a Duarble Consumer Electronics Product,
comparable to the first Popular Tape Recorders from Grundig.
and WiMax are the things that are being talked-blogged about and being
tried. I just got some idea about these technologies and have my
feedback or understanding.
If Somebody asked me to set
up a low cost wifi connectivity in a small housing complex, I would just
strap a wireless router on the pole on every street corner, the poles
or junctions being the ones used for existing cable broadband. Then
depending on subscriptions and demand, improve the capacity of the
network within the budget of the colony.
can have simultaneous connection to two or three routers and as the
person moves, drop a weak path and take up a new router which is strong.
This is just my hunch.
The Handheld could be used for three types of wireless connections.
Full Multimedia Duplex - Like Video Telephone, WebApps - 100 units money charge per hour. Semi Multimedia Duplex - Like Interactive Quiz, Games - Up is Text, Down is Video - 50 Units /hr. Multimedia Broadcast - Digital Radio Podcast, TV Show Podcast, Movie Podcast - 15 Units/hr.
TV and Radio Shows on subscribed podcasts can be downloaded and stored
when it is transmitted live; but seen any time, any number of times, but
transmitted only once. This is a wireless Transmission with an advance
program xml feed info. It is just like Regular TV. This is to avoid
bandwidth wastage on multiple downloads of same show by the people in
one block. Even software updates and games can be brodcast and stored in
The usage of Internet and phone remains
duplex and will take more resources. The handheld usage for
entertainment may be very high. Duplex for that will cause excess costly
load. Normal usage of Internet for browsing, mail and webapps may
become difficult as more entertainment load builds. Entertainment on
Handheld is best as a one time brodcast with a advance feed.
Wireless Handhelds connectivity must have separate interfaces for Web
and Media. The Web is the same as Lan Wifi but Movies and Games can be
connected by a Broadcast Show. And seen on Handheld by wireless
Programmable Live Reception with storage.