Here’s a Tablet tip for Sony fans, available via Sony.com or Sony.ca – The Sony Tablet (Android Honeycomb) enables users to enjoy PlayStation® games, Reader eBooks, and movies, and more. Features Bluetooth, WiFi, MicroUSB, Camera : Front – 0.3 Megapixel Rear – 5.0 Megapixel, SD Card slot, 16 GB memory, 9.4″ screen with 1200×1200 resolution – retails for about $499 on Sony.com. See details of the Tablet on Sony
Archives for August 2011
What do you do when you have a loaner Nokia X7 Smartphone and need to send it back… you box it up and film it from the beach naturally! Enjoy my final several minutes with the Nokia X7 as I box it up. I had the pleasure of using the X7 for several weeks, having first gotten to know it at the Nokia Canada #NokiaUnfenced event in Canmore, Alberta. this was a fun event where several of us tech bloggers got together with reps from Nokia and Rogers wireless and had a Western mobile experience, dragging the X7 around with us Zip-lining and horseback riding, all the while filming and photographic the event and testing the durability and functionality of the X7 along with several other devices. This video will introduce you to the X7 and perhaps leave you asking for more details… You can see more details and specs on the X7 HERE and catch up on the Unfenced event HERE
See also this Photo gallery of images captured at the event with the X7 HERE
What do you do when you’re working on the International Space Station (ISS) for 6 months only to find out you may be working there for an additional 2 months??? Naturally you rock the Space Station Blues! Enjoy this fun video shot by Astronaut Mike Fossum on board the ISS as he searches for NASA Astronaut Ron Garan (@Astro_Ron – also a personal friend of yours truly)… you get a great tour of the Station as well! For more about the mission and to stay abreast of developments be sure to also read the Fragile Oasis Blog – http://fragileoasis.org
As a former Colorado resident I was (and still am) quite involved in the GIS industry in Colorado and so I was glad to hear about this announcement. There’s no doubt that Colorado is likely the heart of the US GIS/Geo tech industry, however, there really has been a void in the ORGs as far as promoting the States Geo industry and talent.. perhaps this new effort from MAPPS will pick up the slack here. Announced officially at the GIS in the Rockies conference, currently underway in Denver, CO, MAPPS Executive Director John Palatiello and Gary Outlaw, Merrick & Company (Aurora, CO), the first President of CO-MAPPS, said the chapter will, “Promote the significant cluster of geospatial firms and organizations in Colorado and its contributions to the state’s employment base and economy as well as work with the State of Colorado to leverage that synergy for further business growth.”
Kudos and Good Luck – see more details HERE
The MAPPS CO Goal – Promote the significant cluster of geospatial firms and organizations in Colorado and its contributions to the state’s employment base and economy
Video Wednesday… ok, sounded good for a minute there! Here’s an interesting Geo tech video to share, in this clip, filmed July 2011, Clint Brown and Scott Oppmann (of Esri) provide an overview and demonstration of the free templates and applications that make up ArcGIS for Local Government. Fyi, you can view more videos from Esri at http://video.esri.com
A preview of some of the Cloud technology that’s coming to iOS… Match. See more about Apple’s cloud efforts http://www.apple.com/icloud/features/
A decent intro to the Cloud Ignite presentation from Jim Van Fleet. Listen to Jim as he gives you the 411 on the Cloud in less than 5 minutes…
Some of you North American developers may cringe a little when I suggest you consider developing a cool, LBS app for the Symbian ecosystem, however, you need to keep in mind that outside of North America Symbian, and more specifically, S40 is powering millions of devices – it’s actually the leading mobile OS in the World! So here’s an opportunity for you to land your app on S40 handsets and maybe make some $$ in the process. FYI, Nokia’s Series 40 phones have experienced more than 35 per cent growth in download volumes in the past two months, making up about a quarter of the total downloads from Nokia’s Ovi Store.
For each of the four contest categories (See more details HERE) there will be 10 cash prizes, with a top prize of 50,000 euros in each category. The winning apps will be promoted globally in various Nokia-owned channels including: online, social media, newsletters and more. The top app in each of the four categories will also receive a free user experience (UX) consultation from Nokia; and support from a top design agency to create Spotlight banners featuring the winning apps.
I trust you’re familiar with the Dev MeetUps that Esri has been hosting around the USA over the past year. DevMeetUps are causal, techie, geeky, meetups where the local Geo tech community, Geo Geeks, and other Geo tech enthusiasts gather to discuss the latest apps, solutions, and technologies, listen to special speakers, and enjoy some food and drink. The events are held at strategically selected locations that are typically ripe with Geo talent and are a fabulous networking opportunity – best of all they are free to attend! Esri has recently updated the 2011 fall schedule… check out the calendar to locate an event taking place in your city of perhaps in a location you want to head off to. See details Here and you can also follow updates on Twitter @EsriDevMeetUp. Speaking of Geeky events, things are heating up for FOSS4G – see here how the event is gathering momentum
The Esri social media news map / mashups have been a tremendous resource getting loads of hype (finally) in the recent days. Still extremely useful , even after the storms have passed, the web service enables users to quickly view community updates (photos, videos, tweets) of some of the damage and clean up in progress. Terrific job guys… Jump directly to the WMS HERE