Tis the season!
Steve Pavlina is running an experiment on Polyphasic Sleep. Okay, this is really cool. He has shifted his sleeping patterns to sleep 6 half-hour naps a day, instead of one 8 hour sleep. How would you survive with 3 hours of sleep per day, every day? Basically, he has trained himself to fall into REM Read More
IBM has come out with a new software that monitors blogs, wikis, newsfeeds, consumer reviews, newsgroups and other content for mentions of your product. It closes the PR feedback loop that newspaper clipping services need. Very cool.
Q: Hi Joe, I am looking for a new laptop, and was wondering what you think about these models: Tecra A2 http://www.toshiba.ca/web/product.grp?lg=en§ion=1&group=1&product=3171 Satellite A70 http://www.toshiba.ca/web/product.grp?lg=en§ion=1&group=1&product=3171 Needless to say there are some very interesting choices between these two models. Starting with the processors P4 versus Centrino. I have read that the Centrino technology is just as Read More
The concept of E-paper has been around and in development for a few years now, but it has been difficult to find a way to package it in a usable format. The folks at Seiko looked at this technology and saw it as simply a great flexible display, and saw an opportunity for a totally Read More
It has now been 5 years since the NASDAQ crash, signalling the start of the dot-com downturn. Now, in hindsight, the past 5 years have seen hardship in many sectors of the economy, but it started in technology, and while most other sectors have recovered, technology is still in the doldrums today. The reason for Read More
Here’s a projector small enough to fit in your hand, weighs only 14 oz, and efficient enough to run off batteries. The downside: it can only do 800×600, but if that is enough for you, $699US is a damn good price for a projector!
Congrats to my former co-workers at CTV and TSN for snagging the broadcast rights to the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver and the 2012 Summer Olympics! Taking those away from the CBC was no small feat! Combining forces with the two biggest sports stations (TSN and SportsNet), the two biggest Internet Providers (Rogers and Sympatico), Read More
Wow. 10 Years ago, a little telnet-based talker called CrazyLands was born. It was just as the “web” was getting its feet, and the masses were waking up to this “Internet thing”. CrazyLands was my first glimpse into the emerging power of the Internet. Telnetting into this little talker, you could chat, in real-time, with Read More
One CD holds 650Mb. A DVD holds 4.7Gb. The new Blu-ray discs hold 25Gb (50Gb dual sided)… Six companies, including Fuji and CMC have formed the Holographic Video Disc (HVD) Consortium working on technology to put a Terabyte of data onto one optical disc. On these discs, you could store about 10 days of standard Read More
A new plastic solar cell can capture both visible and infrared light and convert it to energy, allowing it to work effectively even on a cloudy day. This plastic polymer can be sprayed like a paint, or woven into clothing. Researchers say that it is 30% efficient at converting the sun’s rays into energy, compared Read More