For most people, a visit to the Galapagos Islands is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. But if you can't manage the cost, Google has lowered the bar to taking a first-person Galapagos tour with some help from Street View (opens in Google Maps).
On the 178th anniversary of Charles Darwin's historic visit to the Galapagos Islands, Google, the Charles Darwin Foundation, and the Galapagos National Park directorate have launched a 360-degree tour of the islands with images shot during a May trek there.
In addition to a tour of islands such as San Cristobal and Floreana Island above the water … Read more
LAS VEGAS--Like seemingly every other company at CES 2011, Sharp is jumping on the tablet/e-reader bandwagon. But at least the company has one of the more unique names out there: Galapagos.
If the name sounds familiar (in the electronics arena, that is), it's because it's not exactly a new product. The Galapagos is already available in Japan, and it's been spotted making its way through the FCC approval process in the U.S.
But one thing is clear: the North American version of the Galapagos may bear very little resemblance to the existing Japanese one. For … Read more
Instead, it looks like the Sharp Galapagos e-reader has finally trickled out of Asia, gracing us with its Linux-based, large format design. If you're looking for an oversize Nook Color, minus the core Android features, this could be just the thing.
To my eye, though, the design looks too polished to be cheap, and the features seem too limited to justify a high price. The addition … Read more
Our admiration of Japan knows no bounds--we frequently wish we lived in the land of vending machines and tentacle porn. Chalk up another reason to move east: two Sharp Android 2.2 smartphones that offer no-glasses 3D visuals in the style of the Nintendo 3DS.
Sharp has rolled out two mighty-sounding Galapagos 3D handsets in Japan, the touch-screen-only 003SH and the Qwerty keyboard-packing 005SH. Both have 3.8-inch LCD screens and a 1GHz Snapdragon processor, powering Android 2.2 Froyo. They have impressive-sounding cameras too, the touch-screen version with 9.6 megapixels and the Qwerty one 8 megapixels, capable of … Read more
The introduction of the G1 phone (the HTC Dream) is very nearly overshadowed by the marketing decision to destroy perfect innocent words in the commercials for it. But we do eventually get around to discussing the features, the delay of Windows Mobile 7, electric cars from Chrysler (for real!), and SanDisk takes a beating.
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Each Android phone will … Read more