Posts filed under “Technology”

Monster Turbine High-Performance In-Ear Speakers

Last week, in our Holiday Shopping for Audiophiles, I mentioned the Monster Turbine High-Performance In-Ear Speakers. I found they are great iPod headphones, but pricey at $179.

Amazon is running a one day special: Today only, $59:  Buy a pair for yourself.
(check out the video here)

Read More

Category: Music, Technology, Weekend

What Would Steve Do ?

This is terribly funny: WWSJD ? Hat tip Eric Savitz

Category: Humor, Technology, Weekend

Kvetching on 311: What New Yorkers Complain About

> Interesting graphic at Wired, about one of the innovations of the Bloomberg administration: 311. Originally conceived of as a way to eliminate non emergency calls to 911, it has turned out to be a giant success, fielding its 100 millionth call recently. Here’s Wired: “Launched in March 2003, 311 now fields on average more…Read More

Category: Technology

Bought the iPad

Ok, so you guys convinced me: I finally bought a iPad (wifi 32G) for my birthday — had it about 3 weeks now. Here are some observations: 1) I’ve been a Mac guy since my Classic in 1989 — and I was shocked at the lack of instructions, documentations, anything. To be blunt, it was…Read More

Category: Technology

Light in Your Ears: Treatment for SAD

The days are getting shorter in the Northern latitudes. I don’t suffer from Seasonal Affectation Disorder, but I know plenty of people who do. Which is why I thought this doohickey from Finland (from a start up called Valkee) was so interesting. It works by beaming a specific frequency of light into your brain —…Read More

Category: Technology, Weekend

Atomic Tom’s Take Me Out — LIVE on iPhones

The spin is the band Atomic Tom had their instruments stolen. They were riding the New York subway, happened to have a speaker set up with 4 inputs from iPhones (and a hardly impromptu two camera shoot). All four members play their iPhones and put on quite the show for their fellow riders. The result…Read More

Category: Music, Technology, Weekend

iPad Update

Last week, I mentioned I was considering an iPad purchase. The response fell into 3 categories: 1) Get one RIGHT NOW; 2) Wait til Gen 2 3) Get an Android/HP/ACER/Dell pad. The Windows based units are out of the question; I already have a crappy computer (Dell Vostro), I don’t need a crappy tablet. I…Read More

Category: Technology

iPad Purchase?

Every day, I spend anywhere from 90 minutes to 2 hours on public transportation (round trip). A few times a year, that can double when the trains are disrupted by fires, tornadoes, etc. I usually drag a mess of printed flotsam and detritus — a newspaper or 3 back and forth (NYT, WSJ, FT), as…Read More

Category: Technology

José Vicente Concept: Solaris Sun System

The Solaris is a sustainable sun shading system designed by industrial designer José Vicente. The system has been conceptualized to provide a new working/leisure space that allows individuals to work in the open air at any place of their choice. The Solaris sun shading system is equipped with photovoltaic panels allowing users to charge their…Read More

Category: Energy, Technology, Weekend

Tim Wu: Net Neutrality

via boingboing

Category: Technology, Video