On my usual rounds on the Internet, I have stumbled across some gems as usual. None of them are related to each other, so away we go with the hodge-podge of discoveries.
Let’s start with bad idea inventions. Every boy dreams of his robot protector, but this has got to be the worst Transformer ever. Being bullied at school? You need…a calculator! That’s just going to get bullies to kick your ass even more. It’s about as useful as this firetruck that is bound to cause more fires flying down down the road.
There are some more useful things I’ve found in my browsing. LifeHacker has this article on bringing an old computer back to life with gOS. This is not an official operating system from Google, but it is a custom Linux system relying heavily on Google’s web applications. Next to nothing is needed for storage as Google provides the storage space for the applications.
It’s Apple Rumorville as usual. There is speculation Apple is in the works with Asus on a tablet PC. Some sites have even mocked up images for what it might look like. I’m excited as tablet PCs have been pretty poor in my opinion. Any chance to improve the UI and therefore usability is always a welcome invitation.
Although I think Apple would do a great job at a tablet, I would rather see them create a subnotebook. After all the recent attention the Eee PC has received, I really want a subnotebook for myself, something I can toss into any bag. This is something Apple could do better than what already exists in the market.
Last, I ran across this calorie counter for major fast food chains and their products. It’s one thing to know how many calories and how much fat you are putting int your body, but I think the study is incomplete. I want to correlate the numbers into a unit of measure that I call happiness points. If the calories from fat are high, happiness points are high as well. I’m going to get right on this study.