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Comment: WWDC 2K8 predictions!!! (Score -1) 260

by Besna (#23709769) Attached to: iPhone's Game Potential As a Threat to Java Phone Games
iPhone--3G (duh). Hardware GPS. Flat headphone jack. Only ONE camera, facing front. Video conferencing, video recording. (More of a wish--actually, the same camera but w/ video recording and no conferencing). 16G, 32G--$399/$499, $100 rebate on both with activation. Battery life same, 10% weight reduction with some size reduction.

No other hardware.

SDK (duh). 3-5 game announcements.
Toys

Flying Humans 330

Posted by kdawson
from the that-trick-never-works dept.
mlimber sends us to the NYTimes for a story about flying people who jump from planes or other high locations wearing a wing suit akin to a flying squirrel's. Their efforts have potential military and Xtreme sports applications. The story profiles, with video, one guy who wants to be the first to jump from a plane and land without a parachute (and live). Here's a YouTube video of another of these fliers skimming six feet above skiers in the Swiss Alps. Quoting: "Modern suit design features tightly woven nylon sewn between the legs and between the arms and torso, creating wings that fill with air and create lift, allowing for forward motion and aerial maneuvers while slowing descent. As the suits, which cost about $1,000, have become more sophisticated, so have the pilots. The best fliers, and there are not many, can trace the horizontal contours of cliffs, ridges and mountainsides."

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