Posts filed under “Technology”
With all of the focus on the Cape Cod Wind Farm, I wanted to remind people of other ways to generate electricity via the ocean, using tidal forces. Have a look at this terrific animated graphic in the NYT: > click for animation > Source: Generating Electricity by Going With the Flow MIKA GRÖNDAHL and…Read More
Way cool: Pixels by Patrick Jean (This far after 9/11, I still find it disturbing seeing NYC buildings come down) Written, directed by : Patrick Jean From: OneMoreProduction PIXELS is Patrick Jean’ latest short film, shot on location in New York. (Is the soundtrack Naïve New Beaters “L.A. trumpets”?)
The reviews of the iPad are out, and they are pretty outrageous. If you are afraid of arousing any consumer lust, steer clear of them. • WSJ Walt Mossberg: Calls it a ‘Game Changer’ that pretty close to a “Laptop Killer.” • NYT’s David Pogue: Techies will hate it, everyone else will love it. “a…Read More
As previously noted, Verizon has been very obnoxiously spraying unwanted services and icons on my Blackberry desktop.
I am sure somewhere in the unreadable fine print we gave permission for this garbage, but that doesn’t make this any less obnoxious, and it doesn’t make Verizon any less of a giant telecom douchebag for doing this.
At the time we last mentioned this, the solution was to hide the icon. A better solution would be to leave Verizon, but for some of us (NYC), the alternatives are not better.
There seems to be a better solution, found by Ned — simply follow these steps:
1. Go to Options (the wrench on my BlackBerry)
2. Advanced options
3. Service Book
4. Select Bing or Slacker Radio, or whatever
5. Left Click (Blackberry button)
At TED2010, Bill Gates unveils his vision for the world’s energy future, describing the need for “miracles” to avoid planetary catastrophe and explaining why he’s backing a dramatically different type of nuclear reactor. The necessary goal? Zero carbon emissions globally by 2050.
With everyone trying to guess what the new iSlate will look like, let’s take a step back. Expectations are high, and are probably overwrought for what could very likely be a niche product. A few caveats first: I’ve long been an Apple fan boy, since my Mac Classic (and I am usually disgusted with Mister…Read More