Mar 3 2011

I Drew the ‘iPad’ in 2004!

So comes the new iPad 2, and suddenly I remembered I drew it sans the apple logo! Apple should give me royalties! And since Marvel is now under Disney, in which Steve Jobs is part of the board, They’d no sooner say Yes.

Ok, just kidding.  but I did draw something similar on the pages of X-men: Unlimited volume 2 #7.

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Tablets have popped in comics I’m sure, but I just remembered this while downloading the Apple Keynote.

XmenUnlmtd-pg02-closeThe script called for a ream of print outs with the kids diagnosis. I decided to replace it with a hand held tablet, to match the new danger room (which was also changed from the old Danger Room).

The idea came really from Star Trek, the same inspiration the Apple designers credit.  Putting it in the book made sense as it gets passed over to Kitty, who I took as not as knowledgeable in medicine as Beast.  A tablet would be handier and intuitive for her to flip through.

What I drew in the pages is hardly an Apple product (if you’ve reached this part and still think I’m serious, scroll back).  It’s borderless on the long sides, and the power button is at the top left, but it’s just as thin as the iPad.  All the same, had fun drawing it and the story.

A couple of years back  there was also another tech that I’ve been itching to put on paper and saw it first in the Red Planet movie.  It’s the translucent sheet that one can use as an Augmented Reality screen.  I never did get the chance.

But if we’re lucky, we might get to use an actual one in the near future.

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X-men: Unlimited V2 #7 The Boy Who Wasn’t There was written by Mike Raicht, with me on the pencils and inked by Sean Parsons.


Mar 2 2010

Avatar Battle Helicopter in LEGO

Toy geeks salivate…

This looks so cool and the only thing missing is the actual ability to fly.  The engineering in this build makes it a feasible start for a remote control toy.  Shoot, I may be willing to burn a hole in my pocket if that comes to reality


Jun 6 2006

Sony Ericsson's 3G

Moore’s law dictates that computing power doubles every 18 months. That couldn’t be more apparent with all the cellphones that has been coming out lately. We’ve come a long way since the “brick” came out, which doubles as a deadly weapon. Now cellphones doubles as a digital camera, a walkman, or a TV. Or as some of the newest 3rd Generation phones are; all of the above.

They still are beyond most of our financial reach, but it’s never too early to plan ahead which to buy. I’ve set my sights on either of Sony Ericsson’s future 3G phones namely the K800i and the W950i… or their next versions hehe

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Both cellphones now pack memories several times more than their previous versions.

SE decided to have both with dedicated features, with the W950 solely for multimedia entertainment, and K800 for digital imaging as it is now integrated with (Sony)Cybershot technology with a resolution of 3.2 megapixels. The W950 on the other hand boasts a touchscreen and a 4gb flash memory!.. and a high end streaming quality.

What’s even more surprising is how everything is getting smaller. K800i will still have a card slot that would allow you to expand memory capacity and will support the new Memory Stick Micro™ (M2™), that as they say, has a future theoretical capacity of 32gb! That’s 4 gb short of my hard disk! I’m not sure if the W950 will remain unexpandable. If it does, I’m going for the k series, since I still could play music with that… and besides, a camera has proven to be an indispensable tool for my line of work.

Must save up now. I’m going to scratch the PSP off from my list.