July 13th, 2005

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Технологии/Фишка дня: A flexible colour screen that requires no power_


Fujitsu flexible color screenFujitsu Corp's labs unveiled the first flexible colour screen that has a very low power consumption and that requires no power to display the last image (before the power is cut). This will make the electronic paper technology even more interesting for the manufacturers... and for us, whoare eagerly awaiting mass production! Collapse )

http://www.akihabaranews.com/en/news_9865.html
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Fujitsu’s flexible, low-power color screen
http://engadget.com/entry/1234000410050327/

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Первая в мире цветная электронная бумага с функцией памяти изображения_
http://www.mobile-review.com/news.php?year=2005&month=July&day=13&language=ru

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Fujitsu разработала цветную «электронную бумагу»_
http://www.ixbt.com/news/news.php?id=119457
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Тенденции/Фишка дня: Hansa’s temperature sensitive faucets_


Hansa faucetsGuilty as charged: we love LEDs, especially so when used to convey information (see: Ambient Orb). So you know there’s no way we could resist Hansa’s temperature sensitive faucets, even if their pricetag turns our pockets inside out. How accurately do they gauge the temperature? We’re not entirely sure how much we care.
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[Via Inhabitat]
http://engadget.com/entry/1234000907050344/
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Фишка дня: ECCO Design’s new concept phone_


ECCO Design concept phoneYou have to love it when someone gets really bored at a design firm—take ECCO Design, for example (no, not that Ecco—these guys did some of our lesser favorite Herman Miller tables over the last few years)—and decides to mock up the “phone of tomorrow” based on industry-expert input. (Uh, dude, why didn’t we get a call on our cellphones of today, hmm?) Not that we’ve never seen futuristic concept phones before or anything, but you kind of have to dig ECCO’s slightly more naive outsider angle between “micro fuel cells, 3x optical zoom, and streaming video” and a “small projector inside the handset [that] shines images onto the thin layer of [fuel cell exhaust water] vapor” for the screen. Oh, and they expect 8GB storage by 2008 and 60GB by 2013 (as if every Engadget reader couldn’t safely predict that). That’s well and good, but talking up tomorrow’s specs isn’t much more fun than talking up yesterday’s—what’s the phone of 2010 going to do for us that current phones don’t?
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http://engadget.com/entry/1234000660050235/
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Мобильная футурология: телефон будущего от ECCO design_
http://www.mobil.ru/onenews.php?news_id=3757

& http://www.hpc.ru/news/nw/132/13276.shtml
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Сотовый телефон далекого будущего - дизайн от ECCO_
http://www.mobile-review.com/news.php?year=2005&month=July&day=13&language=ru#news5349

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Футуристический телефон от ECCO_
http://www.3dnews.ru/news/2005-07-14-14/