Apple’s iPad

On Wednesday January 27th, 2010, in Apple, iPhone, iPhone Apps, School, Technology, Web, by Michael Watson
Steve Jobs at the WWDC 07
Image via Wikipedia

Reeling with excitement, I have no desire of falling asleep now. In 6 hours, Apple will release their new Apple tablet. I cant wait to hear about how Steve Jobs introduces this one. Supposedly a 10″ touch-screen tablet closely resembling a flattened first generation iPhone. It should have 3G connectivity, a front facing camera, and two dock connectors (for portrait or landscape positions). Hopefully it will have an OLED display.

It is said to be Steve Jobs’ most important product release yet. I can’t even imagine how it will surpass the iPhone. It will allow for downloads of book and most likely magazines and newspapers. You are said to interact with the tablet in a completely new way. I’m hoping it will be around $600. We shall see pretty soon.

AT&T CruiseCast

On Friday June 12th, 2009, in Entertainment, Family, iPhone, Movies, Music, Technology, Travel, by Michael Watson

AT&T’s CruiseCast was discontinued.

A pretty interesting new option in automotive entertainment but definitely an expensive one is AT&T‘s new service called CruiseCast.  The idea is that you can mount a satalite receiver on top of your car and get TV in your car while traveling. This antena connects to a box which converts the stalite feed and then routes that to TVs mounted in your car.

In order to get the service you have to shell out around $1,300 and then pay a monthly fee of $28. You could buy each of your 4 kids a new 32GB iPhone 3G S and still have some money over to help pay off the additional data charges. They would be able to choose their content better and play video games on them when they get bored. The funny part is they advertise it as 40 channels plus which seems like just a portion of the channels that you get with a basic satellite package however 20+ of those channels are music channels which means nothing being that you have a radio or hopefully some way of playing your own music. However what is interesting is that they claim to have a coverage area of the whole entire United States. And in case you are traveling through a tunnel of in between New York City skyscrapers, the equipment buffers the video so that you can go 3 minutes without signal until you would know.

AT&T CruiseCast.

Obama’s Inauguration 2009

On Thursday January 29th, 2009, in News, Politics, by Michael Watson
Inauguration of President Barack Obama
Image by sneakerdog via Flickr

This was simply an unprecedented even that was really cool to experience over the TV. The number of people that attended was simply astronomical and I’m so very glad I stayed up all night so I could experience Obama’s inauguration. Because as many of my friends know, I probably wouldn’t have gotten up in time to watch it.

There was simply no other even in history like it. With Over 1.7 million people in attendance and a 25,000 person security force, the first African American president in the History of the United States of America was sworn into office but not without any hitches. There were long lines from getting through security to riding public transportation to get there, to using your phone, using the restroom, just getting to the viewing area you wanted and even the oath that was bestowed upon President Barrack Obama.

I was truly surprised with the ceremony and the security that went along with it. On the first days of service of “the beast”, a fortress on wheels, security seemed pretty relaxed. A Presidential car believed to be built upon a truck chassis, with 8-inch armor, run-flat tires, tear gas cannons and a sealed climate system.