Mozilla Seabird: the first smartphone that could overcome the mighty iPhone!


Take a look at Seabird showcase in 3D

It’s just a prototype for now … but what a prototype! Conceived by Billy May in early 2009, the Seabird is an Open Web Concept Phone.

Take a look at -what we call – the most interesting / beautiful / smart / outstanding mobile phone concept we’ve seen so far! This is Seabird in their own words:

The Mozilla Seabird, part of the Mozilla Labs’ Concept Series, is an experiment in how users might interact with their mobile content as devices and technology advances.

The Seabird introduces a few possibilities into how user interaction might evolve with the advancing motion capture and projector driven innovation in the market.

First out, the Seabird imagines how a multiple use dongle might augment the crowded gestural interface with greater precision and direct manipulation of content in 3D space.

With mobile phone companies such as Samsung, LG and Motorola moving towards display applications for projectors, the technology remains open for expanding user interaction and input at the same time.

The Seabird, on just a flat surface, enables netbook-quality interaction by working with the projector’s angular distortion to deliver interface, rather than content. With the benefit of a dock, each projector works independently and delivers laptop levels of efficiency.

The form development took its cues from various aerodynamic, avian and decidedly feminine forms. Its erect posture intends a sense of poise while its supine conformity to the hand reconciles that with the user’s desire for digital control.

The curvature of the back also serves a functional role in elevating the projector lens elements when lying flat.

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Firefox 4 Beta opens functions like Sync and Panorama

Years ago, when they launched Wave extension, Mozilla were still struggling to complete and integrate a timing function in Firefox.

Because Sync is exactly that: an option to synchronize data between multiple computers.

With Firefox 4 Beta you can synchronize your bookmarks, your history, passwords, web forms information, etc.. Using this synchronization, the user may have the same data on any computer or even phone which uses Firefox.

Panorama, so far known as Candy Tab, provides a practical way to organize tabs. Those who have many tabs open, can now group on various criteria such as media sites, news sites etc..

Get firefox 4 Beta here

Google pays you to discover bugs in Chrome

Mozilla, for example, has already such a strategy for some time. Now came the turn of Google to pay the bugs “discoverers” in Google Chrome.

Google transformed this into a competition. Mozilla promised $3,000 to those who find bugs in Firefox. Google has raised the amount, promising to those who find critical problems in Chrome exactly 3133.7 U.S. dollars.

For hackers, the browser manufacturers are offering “Easy Money”. Bugs in web browsers are almost certain to exist.

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