Monthly Archives: September 2006

Mentos & Diet Coke Alternatives

We all know what happens when you put mentos into a 2-liter of Diet Coke. Check out what happens with other candy/beverage combinations.

Neuros OSD

Along the same topic as a few of my last posts, I ran across a really cool piece of hardware called the Neuros OSD. I guess if you wanted to compare it to something, it’s similar to Apple’s yet-to-be-released iTV box with one major difference… it’s totally open. The machine runs open source Linux-based firmware,… Read more »

Leave Amazon Unbox in the Box

To get the jump on Apple, Amazon released their movie download offereing (called Unbox) just days before Apple’s announcement last week. To kick off their launch they’re offering a free download ($1.99 instant rebate) for a TV show. I decided to give the new service a try (since the first one is free). I downloaded… Read more »

Flickr Geotagging in Google Earth

At long last, a Google Earth plug-in has been created to allow viewing of Geotagged Flickr photos in Google Earth again. A group called Metatoad Media has brought back the same functionality that used to be available when was the only way to do this.

Viral Video Chart

Ever wondered what videos out on the Internets were the most viral? Well, wonder no more, just check out the Viral Video Chart based on the most talked about videos of YouTube, MySpace, and Google Video. How else would I have found out there is a NEW Numa Numa song?!?

Apple’s New Entertainment Offerings

It was bound to happen before the big holiday buying season. Yesterday at a special “It’s Showtime” event, Apple announced a collection of upgrades and new products related to the iPod and iTunes. iPod Video The specs were bumped on the standard iPod Video to include a brighter screen (60% brighter), longer battery life (from… Read more »

Mentos Ambassadors

After Dan’s question in my last Mentos post, I thought I’d take the opportunity to explain the low-down behind my Mentos Ambassadors. The short and sweet answer to, “What is a Mentos ambassador?” is they are people who bring me Mentos from other countries. The thing about Mentos is that they’re an international company and… Read more »

Google Image Labeler

OK, pretend you’re Google now. How do you go about getting unsuspecting users to do your bidding and label images for the Google Image Search? Make an addictive game out of it. This game sucked me in for longer than it should have. The basic idea is you’re paired up with some other unsuspecting Google… Read more »

New Mentos Stuff

It’s always exciting when one of my Mentos ambassadors brings me a new shipment. I just got a big one courtesy of Mentos Ambassador King who just got back from an extended trip in the far East. Included in her big bag of wonderful foreign Mentos were a few fun surprises. The first few pulled… Read more »