Irony is the enemy of the post-modern left(tm)
You can make Shatner say whatever you want from a list of words recorded by the man himself.
A new battery developed in Israel with cooperation from US and Japanese researchers runs for “thousands of hours” on a silicon-based substance that degrades into plain sand as it discharges. So it’s much safer than current technology and completely trivial to recycle/re-manufacture once it’s dead (it’s not rechargeable, but given the other attributes I’m OK with that).
Disney built a real Flynn’s Arcade with a real playable Space Paranoids machine for
lucky bastards Comic-Con attendees to find. (This to promote Tron Legacy, formerly known as Tron 2.0).
That’s pretty something considering he’s been a vegan since the 70s.
One of the casualties of this year’s Activision-Vivendi-Blizzard merger was the awesome looking Ghostbusters game. But now it’s back under the Atari label. I love this town!
Looks like “shields” may be a reality. Cool.
After some glitches, the Hubble Space Telescope is working again, and there’s a cool picture to prove it.
No SkyNet implications here.
London has the most WiFi hotspots in the world.
Sounds good to me.
It’s what all the lunar gangstas will be doing drive-bys in.
Users of DirecTV HR20-series HD DVRs can now watch recorded programs on PCs and laptops if you have a fast wireless network (and a fast PC/laptop!). In the future it’s expected you’ll be able to bounce recorded programs among your various DVRs as well, so you can record in the bedroom but watch it on your main TV.
The Koreans have developed a robot that dances and does housework.
The successor to Windows Vista, codenamed “Windows 7”, is now also officially named that. Not real jazzy, but maybe that’s what they need.
A London restaurant has tables that are actually touch-sensitive computer displays. They can show the menu on them, fake tablecloth-like patterns, and other stuff. (The “disgruntled employee” possibilities are endless too).
Pictures and a “hands on” report on the mind control headset.
eBay is laying off 1000 people, or 10% of it’s staff. What boggles me about the announcement is that eBay had 10,000 employees. What exactly were they all doing?
There are some definite practicality issues, but it’s still interesting.
I think including Zombo.com misses the joke (and it’s easy to configure AIM not to pop up that stupid AIM Today thing), but pretty good otherwise.
If this works out it’ll be a nice advance, and presumably one hybrid/electric car peeps will want to look into as well.
I guess even stars need a break on occasion.
An attempt to nearly double royalty rates on songs and force the price of MP3s up failed after strong opposition from Steve Jobs and others.
Here’s the latest in eBooks from Sony.
Yes, there is a new Nintendo DS. Now with cameras and an SD slot replacing the GBA slot (so no Guitar Hero World Tour).
I have to imagine stuff like this could be huge in Third World countries.