Posts Tagged ‘New Stuff’

Everybody wants on my phone

January 9, 2007 Leave a comment

Apple and Yahoo are both making big announcments about mobile phone. NYT reports that Yahoo is partnering with Motorola to introduce Go for Mobile 2.0, making it easier to search weather, news, stock, and sports scores. And Apple is set to make an announcement later today that supposedly will set off a “nuclear war” in the 4th screen world.

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Easy Bake Make Your Own Mashup

December 8, 2006 Leave a comment

if you’re like me, you’d rather leech onto someone else’s brainpower, than try to do too much figuring out yourself. Some when it comes to technology that allows me to create quite painlessly (from a mental sense), I’m on board! Like ning, openkracow is a open source site that shares code and make creating applications fairly simply. This site is focused on craiting masup. Pretty cool.

Great map resource for city information

December 4, 2006 Leave a comment

Going to a new city? Lost in your own city? TechCrunch just reviewed the newly revamped Ask City, and they’ve made me a believer!

Ask City is  a cool tool for looking up restaurants, movies, events, dog parades, and more. It combines maps, reviews, and a variety of customization like saving snapshots while I search, integration with other sites and services, notes on maps, and e-mailable permalinks of my searches. Ask City may become my new first stop for finding out about where in the world I live.

Adding Chat to your Website

November 3, 2006 Leave a comment

Plugoo gives your website visitors the ability to chat with you using a widget embedded directly in your site. This might be interesting. I’m not a big chatter (or a big phone person) but some folks might rock on this, and I could see some cool applications.

via Solution Watch

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Social Browsing

October 31, 2006 Leave a comment

I know America bowls alone, but soon we will no longer have to browse alone. Medium lets you watch what your friends are browsing at in real time. Makes me think of how Netflix lets you see what your friends are watching.

On one level this looks pretty cool, but then again, I’m not sure how often I would use it. I like chat for quick notes back and forth, but I am not one who likes talking on the phone for long periods or chatting for long periods. I prefer face-to-face talking when possible. But it still looks cool and more communal than other site sharing concepts.

Chew Gum, Smell Better

October 31, 2006 Leave a comment

Freshen your breath and your body at the same time! Fuwarinka Functional Candy and Gum (wow talk about a mouthful) tastes great and makes your body smell good at the same time. Forget the deodorant and hand me a piece of gum!


via PSFK

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It’s the end of the web as we know it!

October 13, 2006 Leave a comment

It’s official, Web Pages are dead. Bryan Eisenberg offers a touching eulogy to the that once great paragon of Internet traffic. He writes,

The Web page was pronounced dead on October 9, 2006, after a long bought with chronic irrelevance. A large group of marketers attempted CPR and other heroic resuscitation techniques. Witnesses present at the scene told reporters that despite a few minutes of chaos, the Web page’s last moments were largely serene and peaceful.

There is talk of a MySpace Web Pages Memorial Group forming, and some web pages aficionados are gathering “on a hillside” at Second Life to comfort one another. The rest of us are just blogging it.

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Let the Downloads Begin!

September 8, 2006 4 comments

Amazon Unbox Video Downloads unveils today with a variety of movies and TV shows available for download. Unfortunately their not DVD burnable but the quality is supposed to be good. By the end of the year, there should be a wide variety of downloading services and all our movie access options will expand.

(Via NYT)

Social Networking and Auctions

August 30, 2006 2 comments

Web 2.0 auctions with a twist (online personalities, social networking, and continuously dropping prices). Check it out:

via Springwise.

Tapes, LPs to CD

August 17, 2006 Leave a comment

Last fall I was looking for some good options on transferring some of my old tapes and LPs to CD. I found a few sites that explaining what I needed to buy to do it, but I wanted something simple. SciFi may have shown me the solution. It comes with the software I need, looks like it is easy to hookup. Let me know if anyone has an better ideas.

 Simply hook up an old turntable or cassette deck to the InstantMusic and plug it in into an available USB port on your PC. The included software allows you to convert your music to MP3 files, or burn directly to CD. It even smartly detects the gaps between songs to divide that old Journey LP into individual MP3 files perfect for transfer to your newfangled iPod.


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