French software company Evodia just launched an application for drawing electrical schematics with Tablet PCs. This video is an extremely impressive example of drawing recognition. The software converts the user’s sketches in real-time into electrical schematic symbols. This really is amazing and I hope to see more programs like this that utilize the Tablet form factor to increase productivity.
Google has done it again with another great feature for Google Maps. It’s a simple one that doesn’t need much explanation. As shown above, Google Maps now includes an estimate of driving time based on traffic condition, which changes based on time of day. Kudos to the Google Maps team for this.
Sweeney Todd (dir. Tim Burton) – It’s no secret to my friends that I’m a huge fan of both Tim Burton and Johnny Depp. I’ve loved pretty much everything they’ve done together (Charlie & the Chocolate Factory was somewhat sub-par), and this looks like it will probably crack the top three list of best Burton-Depp collaborations. This is one bad-ass poster.
Watchmen (dir. Zack Snyder) – This poster just screams, “We’re going to do the graphic novel justice.” Yeah, I know that’s a pretty lame thing to go around screaming, and your friends would probably laugh at you if you yelled that in public, but this poster can do whatever it wants.
Cloverfield/1-18-08 (dir. Matt Reeves) – The marketing team for this film is working hard to create a sense of mystery around this film, and they’re succeeding. Not much is known about this upcoming monster flick from producer J.J. Abrams (“Lost”), but from the teaser trailer and this poster, it’s sure to be a great ride.
With all the rumors flying around the intarwebs about a possible Xbox 360 price drop, this just adds fuel to the fire. The crew at Achievement Junkie got ahold of this email sent out to GameStop managers and employees. I especially like the mix of “please” and then “DO NOT” all authoritative-like. It’s a good that they asked nicely.
Tonight, Roger Ebert will be hosting a live chat on the new At The Movies archive site. Ebert will be hosting this to launch the new archive to the world. If I get a chance, I’ll definitely be joining in to try and get a chance to pick his mind, and you should too.
From the eternally-hilarious Fake Steve Jobs comes a link to this video, which features the infamous Steve Ballmer freakout video turned into a Zune ad in the style of the iPod ads. Even though the original Steve Ballmer video is close to being overplayed, this still had me laughing.