Apple’s fun new products

February 28, 2006 at 8:02 pm | Posted in Apple, Steve Jobs | Leave a comment
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Live transcript here: http://www.engadget.com/2006/02/28/live-from-the-steve-jobs-keynote-fun-new-products/

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Mobile Internet

February 28, 2006 at 7:52 pm | Posted in mobile internet | Leave a comment

Work in progress…

http://www-128.ibm.com/developerworks/wireless/library/wi-web/

http://www.w3.org/Mobile/

http://www.websitetips.com/wireless/

http://www.clickz.com/stats/sectors/wireless/article.php/3547651

Hotspots: http://www.jiwire.com/search-hotspot-locations.htm

Wifi stats: http://www.shop.org/learn/stats_intnet_latin.asp

Top wifi cities: http://www.metrofreefi.com/most_unwired.php

Old News: Billionth iTunes song downloaded

February 27, 2006 at 6:29 pm | Posted in Apple, Uncategorized | Leave a comment
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A teenager in Michigan received a ton of good stuff for his 99 cent purchase- read the official story here: http://www.apple.com/itunes/1billion/

Helium is so boring

February 26, 2006 at 11:47 pm | Posted in unwise | Leave a comment

Let’s fill our balloons with something that our guests will really get a bang out of!
http://gizmodo.com/gadgets/explosions/and-you-thought-balloons-were-harmless-156801.php

060207carblast.jpgDon’t try this at home.  Or your car.  Or anywhere else.

Photo of Rumored Touchscreen Video Ipod

February 26, 2006 at 11:44 pm | Posted in Apple | Leave a comment
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Read the rumors and comments at: http://gizmodo.com/gadgets/portable-media/possible-ipod-touchscreen-picture-156619.php

NOW-see how this image was created in PhotoShop: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q0zTMI7ufC0
or this link (which crashed IE for me) http://web.mac.com/christianwedlock/iWeb/Christian/fake.mov

WAIT- THERE’S MORE- A lively discussion suggesting that the video tutorial “How to create a fake video iPod” is a FAKE VIDEO.  Does this  mean that the image above is real and someone has thrown us off the scent?  Read on: http://www.macshrine.com/2006/02/26/total-confusion-is-the-video-fake/

Forget school surveillance cameras-let’s get a robot!

February 18, 2006 at 8:37 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | 1 Comment

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A primary school in Tokyo is testing a robotic version of Lena, Pat and Rich.  I will point out that it will lack their personality and good humor but does have a card reader toscans the little darling’s ID cards.

Dotcomu has the straight version of the story: http://www.dottocomu.com/b/archives/003078.html

The Gizmodo version is much funnier: http://gizmodo.com/gadgets/robots/japanese-school-kids-roboguards-crazy-delicious-155516.php 

 

Choosing your domain name

February 16, 2006 at 7:34 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment
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Much has been written about choosing a domain; this post sticks to the nitty-gritty of actually buying one.

Two good resources:|
http://www.domainsbot.com/– helps you to create a domain from keywords.
http://www.namecheap.com/index.asp– reliable, reasonably priced domains.

Stunning news: People Use the Internet for Fun

February 16, 2006 at 7:26 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment
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The Chron has the stats to back this up:

http://sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/chronicle/archive/2006/02/16/BUG4PH94921.DTL&type=tech

The complete Pew Charitable Trust study can be found at: http://www.pewinternet.org/PPF/r/175/report_display.asp

Custom printed M&M’s

February 16, 2006 at 5:00 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

That’s right- order the latest in customization online.  Brilliant. http://shop2.mms.com/customprint/index.asp

Flying cars- again

February 16, 2006 at 4:57 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment
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Every few years a new venture joins the dream of cars that fly.  As traffic worsens and commutes lengthen, the dream comes closer to reality.  This time around it is http://www.terrafugia.com/ busily bolting wings onto an SUV.  This team is headed by a winner of the prestigious Lemelson Prize for invention.

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