LA Smoldering from Space – Nasa

2 09 2009

via: Gizmodo

The growing LA fires from the Nasa Terra satellite.

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Kind of Bloop: An 8-Bit Tribute to Miles Davis Kind of Blue

25 08 2009

As Miles Davis’ “Kind of Blue” turns 50 years this month, here is some cheap but world class tribute to the man and his album. Done in 8bit synthc, its really adorable. If you a jazz fan, go hit the link and listen up some samples..

http://kindofbloop.com/

Kind of Bloop





How’s a USB Flash Drive Made? Trip to the Kingston Production Plant

24 08 2009

Pretty sweet, see the making of most used and abused geek tool in the world.





Calm urged after N Korea missiles

4 07 2009
 
NORTH KOREA 2009 TESTSmap
4 July – Seven suspected ballistic missiles fired
2 July – four short-range cruise missiles launched
25 May – second underground nuclear test brings new UN sanctions
25/26 May – series of short-range rockets fired
5 April – N Korea says long-range rocket was satellite launch

    North Korean activities drive the rest of the world impatient, calmness urged. 

    Could this be USSR all over again?   

    “South Korean officials said some of the missiles could have been medium-range Nodongs – which have the range to strike Japan – but that their flight distances had been deliberately shortened, Yonhap news agency said.”

 

 

 

 

via

BBC NEWS | Asia-Pacific | Calm urged after N Korea missiles.





Twitexplosion – Fix it message to Microsoft.

24 06 2009

17 Ways to Visualize the Twitter Universe

 

   A perfect example of an online message send strong enough that MS responds..

Microsoft have confirmed they plan on using the Word rendering engine to display HTML emails in Outlook 2010.

 

This means for the next 5 years your email designs will need tables for layout, have no support for CSS like float and position, no background images and lots more. Want proof? Here’s the same email in Outlook 2000 & 2010.

Outlook 2010 is still in beta and Microsoft wants your feedback. It’s time to rally together and encourage Microsoft to embrace web standards before it’s too late.

Let’s use Twitter to send a clear message to Microsoft.

Join 5,927 others asking Microsoft to improve standards support and make sure you include fixoutlook.org in your tweet. We’ll pull together every tweet that includes the link here to give Microsoft a unified message from the community.

Microsoft, Outlook Is Broken, Says 6,000 Tweets (And Growing). Fix It. .





WebOS meets iPhone OS – meet HTC Sense

24 06 2009

    HTC sense an Android incarnation might the best bet between the WebOS and the Iphone OS. Remember all that buzz that Palm Pre created with its multitasking (even though its a co-operative multitasking system, which means every app has to play nice to keep multitasking ticking), meet HTC sense ( Android ) a real multitasking operating system – throw webOS out of the window.  You know what’s even better, it runs flash out of the box.

    A slew of “apple” looking widgets (really, look at the screen shots, the fonts, the UI setup) make it even more nicer. 

    Step aside Pre and Iphone, i’m getting a HTC hero. 

    “With its 3.2-inch HVGA display, the HTC Hero is optimized for Web, multimedia and other content, while maintaining a small size and weight that fits comfortably in your hand. It also boasts a broad variety of hardware features including AGPS, digital compass, gravity-sensor, 3.5mm stereo headset jack, a five mega-pixel autofocus camera and expandable MicroSD memory. HTC Hero also includes a dedicated Search button that goes beyond basic search, providing you with a more natural, contextual search experience that enables you to search through Twitter, locate people in your contact list, find emails in your inbox or search in any other area in Hero.”

Drool here… 

A quick vid

read the HTC press release [here]

read about the HTC hero on techcrunch [here]

Gizmodo – HTC Hero Android Phone Hands-On (With Video) – HTC Hero.





Unlock your iPhone 3.0 – no strings attached.

23 06 2009

**Does not work for iPhone 3G S, only for 2G/3G with 3.0″

    The Iphone dev team is letting you have freedom of the 3.0 updates. Ultrasn0w is ready for download. 

“Ultrasn0w for iPhone 3G is ready!

  1. Ensure you have upgraded to iPhone OS 3.0
  2. Jailbreak your iPhone 3G using redsn0w or PwnageTool (this will also install Cydia/Icy)
  3. Run Cydia or Icy
  4. Please add the repo repo666.ultrasn0w.com to Cydia or icy
  5. Search for ‘ultrasn0w’ in cydia or icy and install ultrasn0w
  6. Reboot your iPhone 3G
  7. T-Mobile USA users should disable 3G before using ultrasn0w
  8. Enjoy”

Here is a link to the downloads [Dev Team]

Here is a video that runs through the whole deal..