Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Isn't Open Source Wonderful?

[Nokia releases Open Source Symbian and it is installed on a toaster]

There is a news story about a toaster running Symbian (the platform that newer Nokia phones run).

It does this so it can provide extra services like measuring the heat of your toast etc.

Full set of features:

  • BreadSense mode that uses internal sensors to figure out the ideal heat setting and time for the bread you have inserted.
  • The large touchscreen UI also allows you to tweak the settings to suit your personal taste.
  • Toast settings can be saved and assigned to individuals. A finger-print sensor on the side identifies the user and automatically displays their personal presets.
  • Additional presets and sandwich serving suggestions can be downloaded from the internet using the built-in WiFi connection.
  • Users can share their own presets and recipes online too.
  • Can connect to your phone via Bluetooth and upload reminders to buy more bread when you run out.
  • The screen can display useful online information such as news headlines, weather forecasts and video feeds to keep you entertained and informed in the kitchen.
  • Firmware updates are automatically downloaded and applied over the air to make sure you always have the latest features.
By the way, happy April Fools Day. Still, some April Fools Jokes come true...

Note: click through to see the image of this toaster, I want one. And I'm not sure why!