News – Tablet PCs Help Identify Dead Bodies, Sony Unveils Mylo, Skin Your Tablet PC

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Tablet PCs Help Police Identify Dead Bodies

So you’ve used your Tablet PC to scribble notes and diagrams, surf the web wirelessly, and perhaps you’ve even gotten so crazy as to give a PowerPoint presentation on it. Howev er, you can’t be considered a true, extreme, power Tablet PC user until you’ve used it to identify the fingerprints of a decomposing body that has “degloved” and has had one hand bitten off by an alligator! O.K., so a Tablet PC is just one of the tools these folks use, but if you’re a CSI fan or just morbidly curious about what the term “degloved” could possibly mean, read on…

 

Sony Unveils Personal Communicator Device Mylo

On Tuesday Sony unveiled a new portable device that combines music, instant messaging and VOIP in an ultraportable form factor. The device works via Wi-Fi and will support services such as Skype and Google Talk in addition to web browsing. Unlike other devices like the T-Mobile Sidekick, the Mylo doesn’t require (or appear to support) cellular services. The verdict is still out on this device. So far no manufacturer has seemed to pull off  the ultimate device in this genre. Maybe Sony will be the one to finally hit the sweet spot. For more details check out Ed Hardy’s write up on our PDA/Smartphone site, BrightHand. Read more…

 

Skin Your Tablet (Not Your Knee)

What do you do when you’re bored in New Zealand? Why skin your Tablet PC of course. Geekzone New Zealand admin Mauricio Freitas has some pics up of a recent skin job on his Toshiba M200/M205. If you’re looking to slap some skin on your trusty Tablet PC there’s a U.S. version of the site, Skinit.com. (And if you skin your knee I recommend you spray some Bactine on it.)

 

 

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