Chipmaker Texas Instruments has released a concept device that it says will be a universal wireless translator. The "Wireless Any Network Digital Assistant" will be one device that can speak 802.11 (WiFi), Bluetooth and GSM/GPRS. The idea is...

Back…

Back with a vengence! All settled in the new job, and loving it. It's a fun, high growth group with a lot of energy and enthusiasm. All settled and married to my wonderful new wife. I never realized how much...
Between the close pass of the 2012 DA14 Asteroid this afternoon, and viral videos of a meteor exploding in the air in Moscow, we all need a distraction! How about this:
The automation of the Internet has made it remarkably easy to launch a real-life spam attack through snail-mail according to researchers at John Hopkins University an AT&T Labs. It would take some very simple code to automatically submit the...

A little break…

I'm going to take a break from this blog for a couple of months. Maybe come back in July. Between starting a new job, and planning a wedding, I'm spread a little thin at the moment. ...

New Molson Canadian Ad

Molson's just released a new Molson Canadian ad on Youtube, and at this time it already has gone viral with 1.1 Million views and it hasn't yet aired on TV. What do you think of it?
The standard red and green lasers (and more commonly invisible infra-red lasers) in CD and DVD players are being replaced by blue-violet lasers in the new "Blu-ray" DVD format. The shorter wavelength of blue light allow for...
See when the Shuttle is flying over you! Using real-time tracking and Google Maps, track the live location of the Space Shuttle now in flight! It uses AJAX for real-time updates and even shows your location on...
No new cases of SARS have been found anywhere in the world for two weeks. A few months ago, SARS looked like it could become a global epidemic. Did we beat it with our aggressive isolation and...
The 150,000 year old femal ancestor of every person on earth may have lived in Tanzania or Ethiopia. DNA evidence shows high amounts of genetic variation in these areas.

A Mighty Fine Web

Scientists at the University of California have created hollow tubes by repeatedly dipping silk from a spiders web into a solution, much like dipping a candle. The coated fibers are then baked, burning away the silk, and causing...

Polyphasic Sleep

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...

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