19 December 2006

@phone@

Samsung’s new phone with “optical joystick”: the press release is quite unclear, but if that’s what I think it is — basically a mini trackpad that detects how your finger moves across the surface, which could indeed very easily be done with the same tiny hardware an optical mouse uses — then I’m rather pissed that Samsung might have patented that instead of, say, Sony-Ericsson.

(Although the on-screen interface is cute, too.)

 

@apple@

Jackass of the Week: Gizmodo’s Brian Lam. And millions of Mac fans unsubscribed Gizmodo that day. Toldja, and there you go: Boycott Gizmodo [via].