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What goes into my hand luggage?

Since I just acquired a new shoulder bag that I will use for travelling I decided to see if it can actually fit all the things I usually bring in my hand luggage. So here is everything laid out on my living room table.

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Click on read more to get a list of these things and see if all of this fits in my shoulder bag:

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The flying car is now a reality

Now an American company named Terrafugia has made a flying car that looks nice and works well. The video under is their new model, but  you don’t see it fly in that video. The second video is of their first car actually flying.

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Apple’s new touchscreen watch

Yesterday Apple launched a lot of new products, like three new ipods. They have not actually made a watch. But the new ipod Nano has a watch and it also is the size of a large watch. I think it would be really cool to have a large touch screen watch that also works as a mp3-player, can show images, be used with Nike+ ipod and has a radio. In this Norwegian article about the new Apple products they wrote that it can be used as a watch. And I am sure there will be some accessory for it soon that will make it possible to wear it on the arm as a watch. The new ipod Touch (the big one, since there is now two Ipod touches) is also interesting. It has everything I want from the iphone 4, like the HD camera, the new screen and the faster processor but without the phone capabilities. I don’t neeed a new cell phone now since the simple one I have now is only one year old. And if I’m buying a new phone I would probably buy a Android phone. But I am a little disappointed by the new Shuffle. The ad says: “The new ipod shuffle. With buttons, VoiceOver, and playlists, it’s the perfect mix.” But they already had VoiceOver on the last shuufle which was a lot smaller, and the one before the last one had buttons and looked just like the new one. So nothing new here, except that it is a bit smaller than the previous version with buttons. But the different colours are nice.

Here is a fun Youtube video my teacher showed to my class today. It’s an ad for Silva, and the text at the end says “Silva, real navigation equipment, to land and sea, since 1932”

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Boblbee backpack

So now my Boblbee Megalopolis Sport backpack has finally arrived, and I have used it to campus yesterday and today. I am really happy with it. When I first put it on my back it felt like I was wearing a jet pack or something else from the future since it is different from any of the backpacks I have tried before. A Boblbee is body shaped, and that means that it feels like it is glued to your back. I discovered yesterday that this has a small disadvantage, which is that I am really warm in my back when I come to school after 25 minutes of uphill biking. But I can live with that. Here is some pictures I took of it when I unpacked it. The black round unit in the third image is an accessory bag that fits on the outside of the backpack. In image 4 and 5 I have put it on the backpack.

Yesterday I also had my first lecture in “introduction to programming” and that was fun since the teacher said a lot funny things that I wrote down. Here are some quotes: “These courses are in Norwegian, but the programming language we use, Java, is international”. “A programming course without a programming language is like swimming training without a swimming pool” (he was talking about why we was using Java in the course). “It’s nice to talk about the latest development in programming over a cup of tea. It’s things like that that gives life a meaning”. “Programming is harder than learning to drive a car, but easier than learning to fly a plane”. Since it was the first lecture, what we learned was very basic, but I think it will be a lot of fun to learn Java.

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Fotogalleri og ny teknologi

Beklager at det er lenge siden forrige blogpost, men tida går så fort at jeg glemmer å skrive her. Nå har jeg fått meg en ny fotogalleri-side. Her er galleriet jeg har ute der foreløpig:

Trykk på bildet over for å kommme til galleriet. Eller du kan trykke her for å få en flash-lysbildevisning. Foreløpig bruker jeg en to ukers trial hos Smugmug, men siden prisen er grei (40$ eller 250 kr i året) kommer jeg nok til å betale for å få ubegrenset med lagringsplass der for backup av bilder.  Da får jeg også et galleri som ser proft og flott ut helt uten noe reklame. Eller som de sier hos Smugmug: “Your photos look better here”.

Ellers prøver jeg å følge med på ny teknologi. Et interessant prosjekt jeg følger med på er Openpandora. Det er en open-source håndholdt spillkonsoll med linux. Det at den har linux, tastatur og trådløst nettverk gjør at den kan gjøre alt det en liten pc kan gjøre. Den kan emulere spillkonsoller som blant annet Dreamcast, Playstation (1)og Amiga i følge wikipedia, og den kan også brukes til å se på film eller høre på musikk. I tillegg har den tv-utgang så man kan spille alle spillene på tven. For meg virker dette som en fantastisk lommepc for å surfe, jobbe, spille og se på film på reiser. Så jeg kommer til å følge med og kanskje kjøpe den ved lansering. Men den første produksjonen er på 4000 eksemplarer, og nesten alle er forhåndsbestilt. Så jeg må vente til de produserer flere.

Jeg følger også med på utviklingen av miljøvennlige kjøretøy. Og nå er det mest interessante kjøretøyet elbilen Tesla Model S. Her er en norsk artikkel om den. Det som gjør den spesiell i elbil-sammenheng er at den har 7 seter, har god rekkevidde (480km eller opp til 960km!) og ser ut som en dyr sportsbil. Det siste punktet er viktig fordi den vil kunne få folk til å gå over til elbil siden den ser kul ut og ikke ligner en mopedbil slik de norske elbilene gjør. Forskning viser at folk flest (i USA i hvert fall) kjører kortere strekninger hver dag, som til og fra jobb. Rekkevidden har tidligere vært det som har hindret folk i å kjøpe elbil, men 480 km rekkevidde holder lenge for dagligdags kjøring. I følge artikkelen skal det også være mulig å kjøre 960 km med denne bilen hvis man setter inn mer batterier, og dermed vil man kunne kjøre fra Trondheim til Oslo nesten gratis (noen kroner for strøm) og utslippsfritt. Nå kommer flere store bilmerker med elbiler, plug-in-hybrider og elbiler, og teknologien utvikles stadig. Så derfor er det spennende å følge med.

 

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