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Friday YouTube: Ballad of a WiFi Hero

Anyone who watches Archer or Bob’s Burgers will recognize the voice of H. Jon Benjamin in this excellent animation of a McSweeney’s Mike Lacher piece “In [...]

March 14, 2014 // 0 Comments

VIDEO: Bruce Sterling on Augmented Reality

In his keynote speech at the recent Augmented World Expo, sf author Bruce sterling shares his thoughts on augmented reality. Related posts: VIDEO: Sam Moskowitz Predicts [...]

June 10, 2013 // 0 Comments

Slow Tuesday Night

I don’t know how many of you have G-mail, or spend any particular amount of time following technology related news. I don’t follow with any tremendous [...]

February 16, 2010 // 4 Comments

VIDEO: What If The Matrix Ran on Windows?

I recently re-watched The Matrix, so this College Humor video is timely… [via Gizmodo and Tim!] Related posts: Friday YouTube: How ‘Superman’ Should Have [...]

November 10, 2008 // 3 Comments

Authors Find a Second Life?

Tobias Buckell (author of Crystal Rain) has called for science fiction writers of all types to get together online in the virtual world of Second Life. He’s got [...]

March 22, 2007 // 0 Comments


I stumbled across a streaming music site a few weeks ago. It’s called Pandora and it rocks. What’s special about it is that it uses “recommended if you [...]

August 12, 2006 // 3 Comments

A Book on a Stick

File under: Useless Devices. Numley, a “Web 2.0 copyright and DRM (digital rights management) corporation”, has created a BookFob, a USB stick that contains [...]

May 30, 2006 // 6 Comments

Google to Broker Online Book Sales

From a ZDNet article: The new offering would allow people to sign in and purchase immediate, browser-based access to books, Google said on its site. Purchasers would not, [...]

March 15, 2006 // 1 Comment

There’s a New Google Toolbar in Town

Google will soon be releasing an updated version of their awesome Google Toolbar. For now you can download the beta New features include: Adding custom button – This [...]

January 30, 2006 // 2 Comments


Douglas Rushkoff has made available hos 1994 book Cyberia: Life in the Trenches of Hyperspace available online. Publishers Weekly describes it thusly: This heady report [...]

December 27, 2005 // 0 Comments

Foxit PDF Reader

I’m not saying that the PDF document format sucks, but it does. OK, maybe I am saying that. The point is that my biggest gripe with PDF is the slow load times and [...]

September 29, 2005 // 0 Comments

8 Stupid Mobile Technologies

Mobile Magazine has an article listing the 8 Stupid Mobile Technologies. The winners? MP3 Bluetooth Cell Phone Service Microsoft Windows The Internal Combustion Engine [...]

August 25, 2005 // 5 Comments

Windows Update Now Requires Piracy Check

In an effort to stem piracy of its Windows software, Microsoft now requires a validation check before proceeding with the update feature. Users of Windows Update will be [...]

July 26, 2005 // 4 Comments

Still Lovin’ The WiFi!

I’m vacationing, relaxing, visiting family. For kicks (because this is how I get my kicks) I use my PDA to check for WiFi connections. I’ve found 3 free [...]

July 23, 2005 // 5 Comments

Supreme Court Rules Against File Swapping

The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that peer-to-peer companies such as Grokster could be held responsible for the copyright piracy on their networks. This is a big win for [...]

June 27, 2005 // 11 Comments

Star Wars your PC

Ever wanted to add Star Wars to your life, such that it was always there, never far from mind? If so, then maybe making a TIE Fighter-based computer + desk is for you. [...]

June 5, 2005 // 0 Comments


More bad news for the movie studios – there’s a new way to share movies in (Tinsel) town. RatDVD is software that rips a DVD including bonus features and [...]

June 4, 2005 // 3 Comments

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