Remainders - Things We Didn't Post

An Asus Eee PC gets modded for a kitchen cupboard, Facebook becomes more phone sex friendly, boring cellphone makers join forces, and black-and-white tech speculation returns in archive form in tonight's issue of Remainders - Things We Didn't Post...until now.

Renters need not apply, but this enterprising modder shows how he cracked apart a 7-inch Eee PC 701, added a touchscreen, and built it into a kitchen cabinet door. Recipes, music, and TV are now just a greasy touch away. +1 if you can tell us what kids show that trippy soundtrack is from. [jkkmobile]


Sometime in the next few weeks, Facebook users will be able to have high-quality conversations with all their friends, Facebook users or not. The required Vivox plug-in will integrate seamlessly with the existing interface, allow for one-on-one as well as group calls, and provide "dial in" numbers for non-Facebook users. No word on whether it will come with annoying invites, pokes, and whatever-the-hell-else regular Facebook applications bring. [CNET]

Japanese cellphone makers Hitachi, NEC and Casio are combining forces. The resulting company will be called NEC Casio Mobile Communications and hold a 20% share of the Japanese cellphone market. Ridiculous name aside, that's great for them. Now when will they start making phones we care about? [Mobile Crunch]

This is actually kinda cool: BBC is starting to post an archive of excerpts from Tomorrow's World, a show that focused on what sort of tech there'd be in the future. Like kitchen robots! You have to be in the UK (or use a proxy) to view the archive, but the video on the left is a quick taste. [BBC via Tech Radar]


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