Remainders — Stuff We Didn’t Post (And Why)

Remainders — Stuff We Didn’t Post (And Why)

Apple Patent Describes iPod UI “Pushed” to Other Devices…Philips Announces Very Pretty Pro LCD Line…NYTimes Columnist Proposes Boycott of “Pro-Communist China” Bing…Ooma Adds New Handsets and International Plan…

Apple Patent Describes iPod UI “Pushed” to Other Devices
An Apple patent filed in May 2008 describes a way of pushing whatever UI Apple wants to non-Apple hardware, for consistency’s sake. That non-Apple hardware could include car stereos or something like the Chumby One (which has iPod functionality but with a lookalike UI). It’s a nice idea for Apple, but could be tricky given the myriad of different hardware they might want to take advantage. What if the hardware has a resistive touchscreen, or a shitty processor? Might it just be better to use a custom interface for iPod integration? Regardless, it’s in Remainders because it’s not really that unexpected or interesting in its implications. [MacRumors] [imgclear]

Philips Announces Very Pretty Pro LCD Line
Engadget

NYTimes Columnist Proposes Boycott of “Pro-Communist China” Bing
NY TimesTechFlash

Ooma Adds New Handsets and International Plan
Electronista