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Archive for the 'Technology' Category

Paris Worth a Gram?

Is Paris worth a mass? Interesting article. It's always amused me that our official "things" are oftentimes actual units. Some have been changed over the years to be things that you can measure, but many - like the kilogram - are actual weights sitting there somewhere. And yet, it's gained weight. Or lost it. No […]

Entertainment Ecosystems

Interesting. And yes, a bit of filler. 🙂

I wonder if he could sue.

I'm working on a site for a tech-unsavvy friend, and I'd like to let him look at the site. Normally (as I do on my machines) I'd have the guy set the non-www. domain name in his hosts file to point to the new IP address, but he's unable to do that. So what are […]

Instagram's new ToS (Terms of Use, technically), effective January 16, 2013, says: Some or all of the Service may be supported by advertising revenue. To help us deliver interesting paid or sponsored content or promotions, you agree that a business or other entity may pay us to display your username, likeness, photos (along with any […]

How a Sewing Machine Works

Trippy. And yes, I'm posting this under "Technology." 🙂

Apple’s Profits in Perspective

This piece linked to here says: From October 2011 through September 2012, the combined net profit of Microsoft, Google, eBay, Yahoo, Facebook and Amazon was $34.4 billion. Apple alone made $7 billion more. In the same period, Dell, Asus, Intel, Acer, IBM, Lenovo and HP, i.e. virtually the entire PC industry, made $19.3 billion or […]

Good Article on Siri

CounterNotions has a solid article on Siri. Really worth the time to read, even if you have to do it in chunks.

QuadCopter for my Birthday

I think that for my birthday (March 23, so plenty of notice! :D) I'd like to get a QuadCopter to pair with my GoPro HERO3. Oh the things I can imagine doing with this combination… Is there some place with this stuff pre-built? Or some place that details the basic options? Maybe even has stuff […]

The Tesla Model S starts at less than $60k and is Motor Trend's 2013 Car of the Year. Also: Even with its remarkable, 85-kW-hr battery, the Model S' EPA-certified 265-mile range is about 100 miles short of spanning California's two biggest cities. And if you can't manage that, how would you ever get to New […]

How Fast Siri Should Be

It's not even close.

I paid the $20 extra to remove "special offers" on my Kindle Paperwhite and was disappointed to see the bottom half of my screen taken up with stuff like this: Fortunately, others complained and apparently Amazon may "fix" this in a future firmware update. For now I've disabled the Kindle Store on my Kindle PW, […]

eBook DRM Removal Tools

Just bookmarking this page for later. I've got the Paperwhite coming and this kind of stuff may come in handy at some point to keep books I have purchased.

New GoPro 3

The GoPro3 was announced recently. I might like to get one. They're tiny and shoot great video. The Black Edition looks sweet and includes the WiFi remote. And get this: the specs say it can shoot 240 FPS video in 848 x 480? That's a much higher resolution than the 448 x 336 resolution we […]

Design of Airline Luggage Tags

Here's an awesome article on the design of airline luggage tags - their evolution, the challenges faced, and the ways in which they've been overcome. My one tip? Don't fly through Detroit. It would not surprise me if 25% of lost luggage was flown through Detroit. 😛