News roundup

November 26, 2008 at 10:35 am | Posted in tech | Leave a comment
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Waterproof your gadgets – no bag needed, just money

Buy Luke’s original lightsaber for $185,000 (there goes my kids’ college fund)

Atlantic Records: digital sales exceed CD sales

Google SearchWiki- love it or hate it?

What the Mars lander really saw

November 19, 2008 at 10:35 am | Posted in tech | Leave a comment
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Click the photo for the full truth and see what NASA has been hiding.

Google hosts LIFE magazine photos

November 19, 2008 at 9:46 am | Posted in tech | Leave a comment
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Google now hosts this amazing archive of photos.  While some will be familiar many have never been published before.

Search at http://images.google.com/hosted/life

The photo at left is the “City of Tomorrow” from the ’39 World’s Fair.

Web Developer Toolbar for Firefox

November 19, 2008 at 9:25 am | Posted in tech | Leave a comment
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I’ve been using this FFx toolbar for awhile now and it is an excellent resource for web design. The features in the toolbar go WAY beyond “view source”.

Download and details at chrispederick.com.

MAKEZINE: Turn your scanner into a camera

November 17, 2008 at 2:40 pm | Posted in tech | Leave a comment
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Make magazine has a great DIY project that turns your old, dusty scanner into a crazy camera.  They promise that your scanner will not suffer permanent damage so you can always reassemble it after the project.  Photos after the link.

Monday news roundup

November 17, 2008 at 11:01 am | Posted in tech | Leave a comment
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Tivo subscribers can order pizza through the TV

Yamaha creates an in-room…er…room

Obama quits

YouTube posts full-length films

Presidential dilemma: would you give up your Blackberry?

My garage

November 17, 2008 at 10:40 am | Posted in tech | Leave a comment
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2008_government_warehouseI moved this weekend.  My garage is a bit crowded but coming along.

What’s really going on in this scene?  Name the movie!

Turn Tyler Turn!

November 10, 2008 at 11:11 am | Posted in tech | Leave a comment
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Watch my son drive for the first time.  Will he make the turn or crash?

Links of the day

November 7, 2008 at 11:52 am | Posted in tech | Leave a comment

Robot assists with walking – video

20 megapixel video from a cellphone

Football on a phone for $15/month

November 6, 2008 at 10:31 pm | Posted in tech | Leave a comment
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The Wall Street Journal reports that Sprint has paid $50 million to broadcast select NFL games to subscribers willing to pay an extra $15 a month.

According to the article, Sprint is attempting to retain customers as well as attract those who are away from their TVs during games.  The latter is fascinating to me.  Considering that sports viewing is such a domestic activity for many it’s hard to imagine that such a service will be popular. But if you are a die hard fan this service might make sense to you.

It might be worth it on an iPhone but the thrill would be lost on a smaller screen.

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