"Really? I'm currently developing an iPhone synth and writing to the DAC is incredibly easy... I haven't tried reading audio yet, but it probably isn't all that bad (although I hear you have to use high level recording APIs though, no simple reading…"
"Believe me, I know how much of a necessity going out of the box can be on engineering projects. Also, that site you linked is interesting, I was under the impression that the UART on the iPhone required a complex handshake method to activate…"
The iPhone navigation works just fine moving 70m/h in a car, and it works on an airplane as well...
Honestly, I think the apple engineers don't really try all that hard to lock it down. I recall a while back when the engineers…"
"IMO the future of gyros is in laser based systems. It sounds like it's impervious to vibration and mechanical failure. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sagnac_effect Very cool, using interferometry to find rotation."
"Since it runs linux, I'm sure you can hack it pretty easily to do other stuff. The question is how to control it. My guess is someone will throw together something that runs on a laptop and can send whatever, eg. custom data packets. And I wonder…"
"I wonder what kind of range you can possible get with wifi... I also wonder if this (natively or otherwise) supports autonomous movement and control, eg. without an ipod operator. And what happens on loss of connection?"
"The key there is the limited amount of time you can be on welfare. However, that is not a sustainable model. Their unemployment is 4.1%. If the article is not twisting words and this is their true unemployment rate, this will lead to inflation,…"
"Yep lew, we spend way too much effort trying to help those who won't help themselves. There's no reason to get an education when you can have 8 kids and live comfortably off the welfare money they bring. Not to mention subsidies are always a bad…"