Nokia Lifeblog Multimedia Diary
Another product has emerged to capture every last detail of your life - the Nokia Lifeblog Multimedia Diary. This product is a mobile phone software application that "effortlessly" (more on that later) keeps a multimedia diary of the items you collect with your mobile phone. It can help you organize photos, videos, text messages and multimedia messages. You can add notes throughout the day. This material can be uploaded to a PC, where you can do more work on it.
You can search through your entries on your PC. However, it does not automatically publish to the web, a disappointment for those who would like to Google their life at every opportunity, not to mention the sticklers who remember that "blog" is short for "web log" (as Richard Giles mentioned on SmartMobs). You might want to check out TypePad, a hosted weblogging service that supports quick publishing.
In a similar vein, you might want to read the recent Science Fiction in the News story SenseCam Camera: Your Personal Black Box. William Gibson mentioned a media sciences student who used a motion capture suit to keep a diary of all of his physical movements in All Tomorrow's Parties
A cautionary note for those who use the annotation features of Lifeblog. Outside the sf genre, literary geeks may remember The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman, published between 1759 and 1767 in nine volumes. This revolutionary novel sets out to tell the story of its narrator beginning at conception. However, he has so much to tell that he is not even born until volume 4. He finally realizes that it takes him more time to tell the story of his life than he has time to live. The novel concludes by advising the reader that he or she has been taken in by a cock and bull story.
This novel should be a warning to those who use Lifeblog; too much time spent annotating and editing, and your Lifeblog will consist of a multimedia presentation of your use of Lifeblog.
Thanks to OnlineBlog via SmartMOBs for this story.
Scroll down for more stories in the same category. (Story submitted 3/18/2004)
Follow this kind of news @Technovelgy.
| Email | RSS | Blog It | Stumble | del.icio.us | Digg | Reddit |
you like to contribute a story tip?
Get the URL of the story, and the related sf author, and add
Comment/Join discussion ( 0 )
Related News Stories -
Tongue Mouse Created By Valve Engineer
'He pressed hard with his tongue against his right upper first molar.'- Alfred Bester, 1956.
Skinput Uses Your Skin As An Input Device
Nifty input technology takes advantage of your biggest organ to provide you with easy input.
AcceleGlove Open-Source Data Glove
This device was developed at great expense by your government, and now you can have one at a very reasonable price; developers use Java to program it.
Roomba Detects Emotions Like HAL-9000
Just wait until this device is used to control more powerful technology. Let sleeping Krell lie, I say.
Technovelgy (that's tech-novel-gee!)
is devoted to the creative science inventions and ideas of sf authors. Look for
the Invention Category that interests
you, the Glossary, the Invention
Timeline, or see what's New.
Will A Steel Umbrella Stop Russia?
'Everyone was aware that the damned platform was wandering around in its own orbit...'
EVE Artificial Womb For Lambs (For Now)
'In the crimson darkness, stewing warm on their cushion of peritoneum and gorged with blood-surrogate and hormones...'
TIKAD Armed Drone Ready To Fight
'Each a television eye and a sonic stunner...'
Bees Royal Jelly Helps Wounds Heal Faster
'An alien drug... used by an insect race.'
NASA Wants To Make Oxygen On Mars
'They plop down on the Red and if the dust is deep enough ... they burrow in...'
Hackers Insert Malware Into DNA
'They tied the memory to the bloodline and that was their record!'
X2-VelociRoACH Cooperates To Launch Tiny Drones
Little robots cooperating can do big tasks. Eventually.
'Do Not Pay' Chatbots To Replace Law Firm Associates?
'I want my lawyer program.'
MULTI Model Of Star Trek Turbolift
Cool prototype video!
A Look Into The Future Of Spacecraft!
Ever wonder how you look when you enter a new part of a spacecraft?
An 'Ethical Black Box' For Robots?
Explored by science fiction authors.
Dadbot Digital Immortality
'A hardwired ROM cassette replicating a dead man's skills...'
Should We Permit Computers To Create Their Own Language?
'Talk Between Robots radio...'
Breakthrough Starshot Sprites Yearn For Alpha Centauri
'Whoever launched it fired a laser cannon...'
Kino Project Roaming Personal Fashion Robots
'Most of the crew have the tiny imp ride on their shoulder...'
Astronaut Exercise Video, Predicted By SF Writers
'Joe got out the gravity-simulator harnesses.'
More SF in the News Stories
More Beyond Technovelgy science news stories