This Dream House Was Entirely Built Around a Giant Three-Story-High…

I love this house, built in Rotterdam by Dutch architectural firm Shift. What a wonderful and perfectly executed idea: to build an entire four-story-high house around a gigantic bookshelf that goes across all floors. It really looks beautiful—and useful too. » 11/09/12 2:30pm 11/09/12 2:30pm

Hands On HTC Shift EV-DO

HTC had their Shift UMPC on display here at CTIA, which packs Sprint EV-DO, an 800 MHz Celeron processor, 1 GB RAM and a 40 GB SSD into a tidy $1500 package. After getting touchy feely with it for a few minutes, I found it wasn't half bad. I was especially impressed by the proprietary HTC SnapView interface that runs… » 4/02/08 4:16pm 4/02/08 4:16pm

HTC's Shift Does Not Run Windows Mobile Says HTC

Contrary to what we've been hearing HTC's Vista-capable, UMPC-like Shift will NOT run Windows Mobile, but only use WM as a data modem, provide push email while the device is asleep and run some of the same apps that you'd see in a Windows Mobile device. That sounds WinMo-ish to us, but we'll take HTC General Manager… » 9/10/07 4:00pm 9/10/07 4:00pm

HTC Shift Gets 60 Hours of Hands-On

The dudes over at GottaBeMobile got to play with the HTC Shift, the upcoming Windows Vista-running UMPC from HTC. If you don't remember, this UMPC beats current UMPCs because it has an actual slide-out, fold-up QWERTY keyboard. What does GBM think about it? Best. UMPC. Ever. They even made a video of their experience. » 8/13/07 12:10pm 8/13/07 12:10pm

HTC's Roadmap Shows Sliders, Smartphones, and Fingerprint Recognition

CTI Miami got their hands on HTC's latest roadmap for their upcoming phones. Among them are the Kaiser, which is along the same lines as the Sprint Mogul (GSM), and the Vogue, which is like the HTC Touch. Some of the more interesting ones are the Nike, which is a WM6 Professional (that's the touchscreen one) that… » 6/21/07 4:00pm 6/21/07 4:00pm

Microsoft Shift Makes Cellphone Finger Input Easier (But Not Booger…

The shift project from Microsoft research has a goal that may not seem lofty at first, but could possibly help shape cellphone touchscreen technology in a big way. Traditionally, with Windows Mobile phones and other touchscreen phones, you have to use a stylus because your finger is too fat and unwieldy. Even Apple's… » 5/17/07 7:00pm 5/17/07 7:00pm