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Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Palm Pre is looking good

The Palm Pre is a beautiful thing indeed. Even Walt Mossberg was impressed.

Take a look at phonescoop's review on youtube:

Then, check out the galleries on Palm's site.

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Thursday, January 08, 2009

Luxurious Verbal Spam?

Toyota is rolling out a service called Lexus Insider that involves delivering audio messages of up to 3 minutes in length to your Lexus. Its an opt-in service available only on certain models. This could have some potential as a reminder service, but the potential for it to become annoying is very high.

What would be a useful service is one in which user specified audio be automatically aggregated in the cloud and then delivered to the vehicle whenever the user requests it. For example, if your favorite podcasts or music in your itunes library could be delivered to your car without having to flash to your media player and then hook your media player up to the cards audio system, that would actually be useful.

Read the article.