One of the best thing I like about our World Class Transport is the ability to check the bus arrival timing using online or SMS. Since I have an iPhone and data plan, I would usually check the estimated bus arrival timing using mobile safari. It’s always good to have a rough estimate of how long you need to wait at the bus stop. You can plan your journey wisely. Especially when you got this.
20 minutes? Not a problem for me. I can walk over to another bus stop nearby and hop on another bus that is going to the same destination.
Luckily there is IRIS. See, Singapore’s world class transport is good. Don’t complain ok?
I was invited to the launch of Noise Singapore at Far East Plaza Level 1 a few weeks ago. Initially I thought it’s just going to be an Arts event. I didn’t expect to see any high tech stuff at the event. Well, I was wrong. There is this amazing Multi-touch interactive table that was created by a local company called Digital Dreams Pte Ltd. The event organizers are using the Multi-touch table to display some of the artworks by local young artist. Check out the video I took.
From what I understand, the software is running on top of Windows XP. It has a 42 inch touch screen but they can support bigger screen if you want. Pretty cool stuff. Looks like we are another step closer to minority report.
Check out the Multi-Touch Interactive Table in action at Far East Plaza Level 1 from now till 29 March 09.
I think this blog entry should be file under “stupid trademark and patent claims”.
The makers of Podium iPhone stand claims that they received a Cease and Desist order from Apple legal team.
Flypod and Podium consist in substantial part of the dominant suffix of Apple’s iPod mark and incorporate Apple’s Pod mark in their entirety. In light of the nature of Procreate Inc.’s goods, there can be little doubt that Apple’s iPod mark is known to your client and that the “Pod” component of Procreate’s marks is a direct reference to the iPod mark.
In short, you cannot name your product with the word “pod” as it will infringe Apple’s trademark. But Apple’s legal team seems to have forgotten that “Podium” is actually a word that can be found in the dictionary.
If this lawsuit goes ahead and the judge rules Apple in favor, then we might need to think of a new name for some stuff like Tripod and EscapePod
Apple also claims that the Pivotal Podium shares the “styling” of the iMac’s base support. I do agree with that, but I’m sure it won’t confuse consumers to think that this is from Apple.
Actually, the Podium looks quite beautiful. I might have bought it if not for that hefty price tag.
OK, someone was saying my blog too serious lately. So must post something more light hearted to ease the tension.
I was at Ogilvy Center last week for The Open Room. It was a great event by the Ogilvy digital team (Tania, Brian & Patlaw). The speakers for the night are Yongfook, Arti Mulchand, Design Sojourn and Toysrevil.
Anyway, it’s not the first time I’ve been to Ogilvy Center. They have this nice area where they frequently use for events. I’ve been there at least 3 or 4 times already but I’ve never been to their restroom. So last week, I finally feel the urge to use the restroom while I was there. So I went to the area where the restroom are and was greeted by this door with an inverted ‘M’.
When I first saw the sign, I was thinking to myself “Wah ciao, this place so artistic. The ‘M’ sign for Male toilet also want to hang upside down. Pattern liao liao leh.” Just went I was about to enter the door with the inverted ‘M’, it suddenly came to me that inverted ‘M’ is ‘W’ and ‘W’ means Women. Oops. Luckily I haven’t open the door. And I found the door with the non-inverted ‘M’ down the corridor.
OK, I swear I’m not drunk. I only had 2 bottle of tiger beer. But they are very fresh tiger beer. Brewed 12 days ago. Shiok.