Engadget: Aight, people, we?re not gonna lie to you and pretend these things weren?t rather unfortunately named. Still, they promise Bluetooth integration between your iPod, your phone, and your ears, which is potentially a good thing no matter what they?re called. When the phone rings, the iMuffs pause your tunes and answer the call, allowing you to speak through the integrated microphone. They charge by USB and reportedly will go for about 12 hours between charges.
You’ll recall yesterday’s story about the 144 megapixel digital camera that blows away your average consumer digicam. Well, an astute reader pointed us to the 1 gigapixel PanSTARRS camera. Yes, gigapixel.
The four PanSTARRS cameras will each be the largest digital cameras ever built. Each camera will have about one billion pixels spread over an area about 40 centimeters square. For comparison, a typical domestic digital camera contains about 3 million pixels on a chip a few millimeters across.