Flash Maps mapping tool comparision

December 18, 2006 at 1:46 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

http://www.flashearth.com/ compares maps.  Google Maps aren’t perfect and here is proof.

Google Patent Search

December 18, 2006 at 1:39 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Google Labs has unleashed their U.S. Patent search tool.  Now you can see if anyone else has your great idea.  Or how many iPhone patents Apple has registered.

$30 RC Plane

December 18, 2006 at 1:38 pm | Posted in flight | Leave a comment

Aero AceI flew mine this weekend and had more fun than I thought possible given that this foam plane cost $30 at TRU.  The Aero Ace has about an 8 inch wingspan and two electric engines protected by the wings.  The rest is coffee-cup foam that bounces nicely and can be repaired with Scotch tape.

Now it’s sold out everywhere so you will have to wait until January. Worth it.

Windows Movie Maker 101

December 17, 2006 at 12:10 am | Posted in video | Leave a comment

The folks at Lifehacker must be reading our minds.  You have had some great questions about setting up Windows Movie Maker and downloading video from camera to computer.

And here are the answers: http://lifehacker.com/software/digital-video/alpha-geek-video-editing-101-220595.php 

Most Connected Schools

December 16, 2006 at 11:51 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Forbes Magazine and the Princeton review have compiled a list of the 20 Most Wired Schools (as in colleges and universities).  They are rated based on “size, scope and quality computing and technology offerings.”

#1 – Villanova – you get a laptop as a freshman, new one end of sophomore year, 60% of the campus is wifi.

MIT is second on the list and Stanford doesn’t make the top 10.

Read the Chronicle writeup here.

See the full Forebes report here. Pictures, too.

Zune fan video mocks Mac, optimistic about Zune ease of use

December 14, 2006 at 8:34 am | Posted in tech | Leave a comment

Real Estate Client

December 12, 2006 at 1:04 pm | Posted in tech | Leave a comment



Lifehacker interviews Windows Vista

December 12, 2006 at 12:15 pm | Posted in tech | Leave a comment

Ok, they didn’t interview the OS itself. But one of their editors did visit with a team of MS techies to talk about Vista. Many good questions were asked including some related to gaming.

Details and a few Vista screenshots here: http://www.lifehacker.com/software/vista/qa-with-microsoft-about-windows-vista-220986.php

Fab@home – create your own stuff

December 11, 2006 at 1:29 pm | Posted in tech | Leave a comment

You may remember my “Draw Your Own Furniture” post from awhile back.  Well, some enterprisine Cornell students are working on creating an open source, desktop fabrication machine for home use.  The idea: design your own object and print it out in 3-D right there at home.  The website has actual videos of the machine in action.

Learn more at www.fabathome.org

When Robots Attack Just Go to the Second Floor

December 11, 2006 at 10:12 am | Posted in robots | Leave a comment

You can view the punchline by fast-forwarding to the one minute mark.  I like how the techs quickly wheel in a privacy screen for the benefit of the robot.

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