Posts Categorized: Technology

A Tiny Lens for my Camera Phone

I got a present in the mail yesterday straight from China. The tiny little macro/wide angle lens I purchased had finally arrived (apparently free shipping from China takes a while). Yes, you read that correctly. I purchased a lens for the crappy camera on my phone. I figured this was a $10 experiment to see… Read more »

MapCrunch (random teleportation)

Do you want to take random trips around the world (via Google Street View)? MapCrunch allows you to teleport around the word to some pretty beautiful places on Google Street View. It also looks like you can submit you own cool places via Twitter (@mapcrunch) to be the “View of the Day” on MapCrunch. I… Read more »

Remote Controlled Ghost

Happy Halloween a bit late. Did you get a lot of candy two nights ago? Michael at Utah Aerials was dive bombing kids as they collected Halloween candy with his homemade remote control Ghost (which he lovingly named “Mr. T”). Take a look at his construction video. I think he needs to make a flying… Read more »

Old Smartphones

I ran across an article yesterday that took me for a little trip down smartphone memory lane: From Brick to Tile: We Look Back at a Decade of Smartphone Evolution The article walks through a brief history of smarphones, starting around the year 2000 and moving to recent phones dominated by Android and the iPhone…. Read more »

A History of Computer Icons

I ran across a nice article tonight that takes a brief trip down memory lane through the history of computer icons. The first icons are from 1973 on the first GUI interface of the Xerox Alto, taking you all the way up to Windows 7’sbig shiny icons of today.

CrosT Application for WebOS

For the past several months, I have been working with a colleague of mine (Matt) on a mobile app for WebOS (Palm Pre and Palm Pixi).  It started with an idea from Matt’s wife while they were waiting at the port of entry in Nogales to cross the border back  into the US while visiting… Read more »

Evan Williams Keynote Interview

Monday, March 15, 2010 Presenters: Evan Williams – Twitter Umair Haque – Havas Media Lab Description: Williams has co-founded several Internet companies, including Pyra Labs (creator of weblog-authoring software Blogger) and Twitter, the now ubiquitous social media platform that hit its tipping-point at SXSW in 2007. In addition to his role as Director of the… Read more »

South by Southwest Interactive 2010

It’s once again that time of year for a trip to Austin, TX for South by Southwest Interactive Conference. I’ll be collecting notes from the various sessions I attend right here on this blog (category sxsw) as well as on my SXSW sub-blog ( SXSW® Interactive features five days of compelling presentations from the brightest… Read more »

Upgrading the Entertainment PC

It’s been about about four years since the original Entertainment PC was put together. There have been quite a few small changes and upgrades made since then, but it finally reached the point where things were starting to go south a bit too often with this box. Looking at the current conversion of human years… Read more »

Throwing Images Down the Pixelpipe

While flipping through some Palm Pre apps a little while back, I ran across a gem of an app (and a service) called Pixelpipe that has come in very handy. What I was looking for was a way to upload multiple photos to different sites all over the internet. My Palm Pre only allows you… Read more »

What Happened on the Internet in 2009?

I ran across an interesting collection of facts and figures about things that happened with the Internet in 2009. It reminded me a bit about the Karl Fisch “Did You Know?/Shift Happens” videos that have been floating around for a few years (worth a watch if you haven’t seen it). Some of my favorite stats:… Read more »

2009 Holiday Gift Guide

What started a few years ago as a collection of helpful gift guides for my own gift giving has turned into a yearly endeavor. Here is the 2009 list. Most of these are geared more towards geeks and gadgets, but there are several for more general gift giving. If I run across more, I’ll keep… Read more »

Evaluating Remote Backup Solutions

After a recent computer upgrade (hardware and Windows 7), I decided to reevaluate what I was using for a remote backup solution. I’ve looked at a handful of solutions, and think I’ve found one that fits my needs quite nicely. My Previous Solution Before getting into what system I ended up with, I’ll got into… Read more »

Everybody Needs an App Store

Since Apple released their official App Store in July of ’08, everyone has been jumping on the App Store Bandwagon. Every couple of weeks you see some new company releasing an App Store for whatever platform they represent. Some make sense, and some are a little far-fetched. LG Applicatoin StoreThey’re selling apps for LG phones… Read more »

Where Have All the Toolbars Gone?

I noticed Windows toolbar UI elements were disappearing a while ago. I think it started with the release of Internet Explorer 7, but was reminded of it again with the first preview shots of Firefox ver. 4.0 that came out last week. Is this now a trend? Have we seen the death of the standard… Read more »