Police in Germany pulled over a 35-year old man doing 130 kph (80 mph) in a 100 kph (~62 mph) zone, and discovered he’d built an entire mobile office in the passenger seat of his vehicle. This is that mobile office. I know, I used ‘deluxe’ in the title pretty liberally.
Built on a wooden frame on his passenger seat they found a laptop on a docking station tilted for easy driver access, a printer, router, wireless internet stick, WLAN antenna, and an inverter to power it all.
A navigation system and cellphone mounted to the windshield completed the array.
Since there was no evidence he used the office while moving, he got away with a (EURO)120 ($ 153) speeding ticket and a possible fine for having unsecured items in his car.
Man, this guy gets off with a $ 150 ticket with an entire mobile office in his car WE ALL KNOW HE USES WHILE DRIVING and I get a $ 200 ticket for making an EMERGENCY cell phone call on the highway? “You were playing Game Boy.” Haha, you should have seen me hold it up to my head and try to convince the officer it was a Blackberry.
Thanks to Pyrblaze and neolardo, who agree your car is not the place for office work. Your car is a place for screaming at other drivers and waving your fist in the air. Plus sometimes punching the steering wheel.
LG’s been stepping up its mobile game recently, with the Optimus G being the firm’s clearest display of podium-position ambitions yet. And just like its regional neighbors, it’s getting in on the “explaining-ideas-behind-concepts” video action. In this clip we see senior research engineer, Sebastian Hochan Song, explain the inspiration and process behind the new phone’s QSlide multitasking function. Again, like its fellow Korean nationals, nature and the real world play a heavy part in the idea process. Head past the break if you want to see LG’s thoughts about pushing Android multitasking forward, and keep an eagle eye out for one of our very own editors’ quick cameo appearance.
Seen here already walking on air, a bar employee changing the channel on a television unknowingly prepares to plummet down a 10-foot hole in the floor. Why the f*** is there a 10-foot hole in the floor? No clue, but it probably shouldn’t be left unattended. That’s like city workers removing a manhole cover then going on break without putting up any orange cones. Something awesome is bound to happen.
Eoin was working behind the bar doing sound for bands and such and he was walking looking at the TV and did not see the hole which was actually a small elevator shaft used to bring up towels and such from the basement.
Wow, I feel like that elevator shaft should maybe come up into a little cabinet or something instead of just a gaping hole. Dude is actually okay and only sprained an ankle and knee, but if I were him I’d still be suing for workman’s comp or whatever. At least haggle the manager for a free bar tab. YOU ALMOST TOOK MY LEGS YOU SON OF A BITCH.
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With so much information readily available at our fingertips, a multitude of devices to access it from and an increasing outside demand for our divided attention, it’s easy to short-circuit on the productivity front. But there’s a bright spot on the horizon as emerging research out of MIT is poised to help offload the burden shouldered by our overtaxed grey matter with a much needed and intuitive assist from human-robot systems. The Brainput project — as the collaborative effort is known — combines near-infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS) with an input system designed to read changes in a user’s brain state and translate those signals into an adaptive multi-tasking interface. Sounds like heady stuff, but if successfully implemented into high-stress environments like air traffic control, the low-cost, experimental tech could go a long way to boosting individual performance and reducing overall stress levels. For now, the team still has a ways to go before the system, presently capable of interpreting three distinct mental states, could make its way into end user applications. Curious for a more in-depth, jargony journey through the project’s ins and outs? Then click on the source below for your daily dose of scientific head candy.
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Before you begin a relentless obsession with the White iPhone 4 you’ll want to check this out! Tinhte have posted a video of 64GB White iPhone 4 running “test version” of iOS which is unavailable publicly. The multitasking menu showed here substitutes the current use of apps’ icons to represent them with a visual of [...]Related Posts:
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Multitasking, IE9 coming to Windows Phone At Mobile World Congress 2011, Microsoft outlines new features that will come to Windows Phone 7 this year. Read more on CNET
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Apple just dropped iOS 4.3 beta 2 on world, and with it a big sad bomb: those nifty iPad multitasking gestures we discovered in beta 1 won’t be enabled when 4.3 ships to customers. Instead, Cupertino says it’s “providing this preview to gather input on how these gestures work with your apps,” Oh well, we suppose — there’s always 4.4, or even iOS 5, we suppose. We’re on the lookout for other new features, but for now let us know what else you spot in comments, okay?
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Galaxy S owners will already be familiar with the awesome power of overlaying text on a live view of their phone’s camera feed, but now their iPhone counterparts get to join in the fun as well. MegaReader, an e-reading app that’s survived the cutthroat App Store waters long enough to reach version 2.1, has just added a “Heads Up Display” feature to its list of attributes. Its function is to make your iPhone appear transparent, which is achieved by relaying camera images of what’s behind the phone to its front. A real life saver, a mere gimmick, or a golden opportunity for a hilarious promo video? Why not all three?
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You’ve waited a long while for this day to come, but here it finally is. Apple is today rolling out iOS 4.2 to iPads and qualifying iPhones (3G, 3GS and 4) and iPod touches (second, third and fourth generation) across the globe, delivering the long-awaited multitasking and app folder enhancements to a tablet that was already supposed to be magical and revolutionary. To see whether this new update — replete with Game Center, AirPlay and AirPrint additions — really helps the iPad step up to doubleplusgood territory, check out our full review; everyone else, hit up your nearest iTunes 10.1-equipped computer to get your update on.
Update: Plug in your iPhones and iPads, the 624.3MB update should be rolling out now. Looks like it’s starting in Europe, given the joyous cackles from our editors across the pond. Screenshot after the break.
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