Top 12 iPhone Apps for 2010
I have a lot of apps on my iPhone. Maybe 100 or so. But many of them I only use once in a while, for reference or a game maybe that might play every so often. But there are a core of iPhone apps that I use every day and/or are my favorites. Some I use multiple times per day (*cough Twitter cough*). I listed them below. These are my top 12 for 2010 most used apps. Enjoy. If you have any that...
The World's Largest Cave (photos)
When I think of caves I typically think of three things: Spelunking. I love that word for some reason, it’s just really cool sounding. It’s also known as Caving. Basically, it’s when you go exploring in caves. Something that is interesting, exciting but scary at the same time. It would really suck to get stuck in some cave where no one can save you, ya? I also think about...
WikiLeaks Debate: CNN gets ass handed to them...
In a televised discussion on WikiLeaks and Julian Assange with CNN, Fran Townsend and Glenn Greenwald - I would say it’s safe to say that Glenn Greenwald taught CNN a thing or two about journalism. It’s sad that CNN doesn’t even know what journalism is. Watch the vid and you decide for yourself.
Is the iPad 2 coming out in 2011? (video)
Japanese blog Macotakara got their hands on a 2nd generation iPad case which gives the impression that the new iPad will be slightly smaller with some additional modifications to it. You can be the judge for yourself, just watch the video. But I am sure as we head into 2011 there will be lots more to come. Turn your speakers up too, the video has great music made by Zerosospiro. via Mac...
The beer cannon from heaven (video)
Now this is a smart use of time! Some guy had a genuis idea to build a beer firing cannon out of his old mini-fridge which is controlled with an iPhone. It appears to work great too. I would love one of these, wonder if it will ever make it to mass production :) via Engadget
AT&T: Don't text and drive (video)
AT&T started a new anti-texting and driving campaign with a powerful documentary that shows affected families from the tragic effects that can happen from texting and driving. If you have text and drove before, it’s time to stop.
Cool photos of elephants playing in the snow
Call me what you want, but I have never seen elephants playing in the snow before. Have you? You might think I’m silly, and don’t kill me, but I didn’t know they even played in the snow! I just figured elephants = hot weather. I know, I’m sorry. After seeing these photos just published by the Huffington Post I immediately fell in love with the photos. I love...
Lightning captured by x-ray camera
“The first x-ray images of a lightning strike have been captured by a, well, lightning-fast camera” scientists said via the National Geographic. The lightning was captured using a 1500 pound camera. The camera created by Dwyer’s graduate student Meagan Schaal—consists of an x-ray detector housed in a box about the size and shape of a refrigerator. The box is lined with lead...
Don't ever steal a hackers computer (video)
Watch as it is explained at DefCon (Hacker Conference) why you should never steal a hackers machine. Told by “Zoz”. Zoz is a software hacker, social engineer, and all-around sneaky bastard when the occasion demands. He loves his Mac like his first born.
In NY and need help with snow? Call 50 cent or...
Are you in New York and getting pummeled with snow today? Don’t worry, you have options. Social Media is here to save you! Is your car stuck? Need your car/driveway shoveled? Does your elderly family need assistance? Don’t worry, you can go to http://nyc.snowmageddoncleanup.com to help out. You can report problems, look for problems near you to help or use the comments...
Simple yet genius. How the iPhone can change...
Yesterday I shared a great story about Leo who has autism and how the iPad literally has changed his life for the better. Here is another great story about a father who wanted better for his son Victor who has Pitt Hopkins Syndrome. The disorder causes delays in cognitive abilities, motor skills, social development and language skills, which makes communication very difficult. Victor’s...
What is Net Neutrality?
Net Neutrality has been coming up a lot recently in the media. So if you don’t know what it is, you might find yourself asking what does it mean? What is the big deal? Well, it really is a big deal, that is unless money is of no object to you. But to most of us, we care about our wallets and don’t want to be ripped off when Lord knows someone is trying to pull the wool over our...
How the iPad can change lives
When you normally think of the iPad you think of another gadget. Another way for people to get sucked into the tech-vortex of Apple and the like with technology today such as smart phones, computers and Internet TV’s! I am one of the contributors - I blog about technology all day long. I love it, a bit obsessed with it you could say too. It’s hard not to get enveloped in...
9 hour time lapse video of Milky Way
Amazing footage of the Milky Way time lapse for 9 hours over Lake Tahoe. Straight from camera and has not been edited. The video was made by Justin Majeczky.
To All, I just wanted to take the time to say Merry Christmas and to have a Happy Holiday! I also wanted to thank all my supporters and readers. I cannot do this without you and appreciate everyone that takes the time to read and support my blog. It means the world to me. Thank you and have a safe holiday (read more for video!).
Google's Holiday Doodle (video)
Google is featuring their holiday doodle today. True to form, Google changed their logo to something which typically represents holidays, famous birthdays, popular milestones, famous people, etc. The 2010 holiday logo is seventeen individual pictures that if you hover over them will enlarge to show more of the picture. You can click on each picture individually to explore further, for...
20 amazing microscopic pictures
These pictures are taken from the book Microcosmos, created by Brandon Brill. This book includes many scanning electron microscope (SEM) images of insects, human body parts and household items. These are the most amazing images of what is too small to see with the naked eye. Via svartling. The surface of an Erasable Programmable Read-Only Memory silicon microchip Household Dust The head...
FINALLY! Google decides Caps Lock is obsolete
Thank you Google for continuing to innovate and be a leader and not a follower. Google has a very simple idea - get rid of the Caps Lock key! It’s not needed anyways. Typing in ALL CAPS is considered yelling on the Internet. Go to any social platform and type in all caps and see the responses you get. Come on, I double dog dare ya! If you want to capitalize something, it’s...
2010 was the year of the Logo
A logo is a symbol that represents a brand that is easily recognized and tied back to that brand name. It’s not something to take lightly if you are a company and trying to re-brand and change your perception to the public eye. 2010 yielded lots of brand logo changes. Some went over well and were very successful such as Google or Technicolor. Some didn’t go over so well, such...
Spectacular: Top Astronomy photos of 2010
Discover Magazine has released their top 14 Astronomy pictures of 2010. Some of the images are so amazing. Our universe is beautiful. Discover did a really good job on this. To see all the rest of the photos you can visit their blog. When Worlds (Don’t) Collide Tendrils from Polar Dunes Wham! Asteroids collide in space! The southern lights from above The sprawling Carina...
Classic video game furniture
Ahh, there is nothing more enjoyable then coming home and relaxing on my Pac-Man couch and eating off my Tetris table. Yeah, video game inspired furniture. It’s the newest thing, don’t worry, everyones doing it! :) Click here for even more furniture inspired by your favorite classic video games. Enjoy!
R2-D2 Star Wars headphones
Some of you were bragging about your TRON headephones, which I admit, are really cool and I would love a pair. I mean, who doesn’t like TRON stuff? Now with that said, there is no way you can tell me those TRON headphones are better than these R2-D2 Star Wars headphones! These are just plain awesome!
Tumblr: Faux Logo t-shirt
via david: The Tumblr Faux Logo t-shirt is back in stock at Busted Tees. I love this one so much.
The saga continues: Apple pulls WikiLeaks app
WikiLeaks can’t seem to escape the roadblocks that they are constantly presented with. Per the NY Times, an unofficial WikiLeaks App was just removed by Apple “because it violated our developer guidelines” per Trudy Muller, an Apple Spokesperson. “Apps must comply with all local laws and may not put an individual or group in harm’s way.” The app, was avalable for...
AOL acquires About.me
Yesterday, TechCrunch announced that their parent company, AOL has just acquired About.me. The fairly new start up, just launched last week but per an interview with TechCrunch, was acquired back in November by AOL which they just made public yesterday. About.me is a simple user interface which gives people a space on the web which they can personalize to show off what they are about, an online...
A conversation with Mike Jones, CEO of Myspace
Yesterday I had the rare opportunity to speak with Mike Jones who is the CEO of Myspace. I am calling it a conversation and not an interview as it wasn’t a scheduled interview, but more off the cuff conversation I had the chance to have with him. Let me first say that Mike is a very down to earth individual. Though my conversation wasn’t long, I was able to ascertain that he is very...
Sneak Peak: Myspace Threads →
Be the first to check out the new Myspace Threads (formerly Groups) which is coming more than likely today/tomorrow! Myspace Threads is a place for people to gather to chat and share videos, photos and more in real-time. I got the chance to beta test it and trust me, it’s awesome! Very cool actually. It’s still being refined and the kinks worked out, but for the most part, works well...
The major incidents on the Internet in 2010 →
In what has become something of a yearly tradition, it’s now time for us to present 10 of the most noteworthy incidents on the Internet from this past year. As you’ll see, 2010 has been very interesting. Just like previous years, we have included problems ranging from website outages and service issues to large-scale network interruptions. If you’re an avid Web user, you are bound to recognize...
How to make Myspace work for you →
Ever wonder if you can leverage Myspace so that you can have more incentives by just using the site as you always do? Not many people know this, but you can. Click here to continue reading…
Tumblr adds curated Tag Pages →
via markcoatney: One of the big challenges on Tumblr right now is the problem of discovery: How can we come up with better ways to help Tumblr users find great new, interesting things outside of the circle of the people they follow? One step toward solving this is our new curated tag pages. Right now, with the help of several smart members of the Tumblr community, we’ve launched three pages...
Google Body Browser
Google Labs is introducing a new tool for users called Google Body Browser. No, this is not made for the TSA ;P It is a new browser experience from Google that you can use to explore the human anatomy via your web browser. It’s still in Beta testing, so I came across a couple of bugs but overall, it seemed to work well and seems revolutionary in learning the human anatomy in a new way vs....
FEZ, the 8 bit video game
via it8bit: FEZ is a videogame by Polytron (slated for 2011). Design and art by Phil Fish
Wireless carriers openly considering charging per...
via radtastification by Engadget Love the internet while it’s still awesome. Verizon, AT&T, Comcast, and Vodafone want internet users to pay more for the data they use. They don’t believe the internet should be a free service, so this is a real picture of a proposed plan to go into effect. Different carriers will have different plans. For instance this plan has YouTube at a fixed rate...
Yoshi brought back to life
How could you not love this little guy? Yoshi, from Super Mario has been brought back to life by Kody Kennedy. With what I imagine was done with a lot of patience, love and passion for nostalgia and Super Mario, Yoshi has been remade into “Mecha Yoshi”. Since I grew up on Nintendo game systems, this rings home to me and I love it. Check out the pics of Mecha Yoshi. Also, if you...
10 amazing pictures of snow
It’s that time of year again. It’s winter, cold and in many places snowing. As much as I love the summer heat and activities, I absolutely love snow. If I could have snow for a few of weeks of the year and then summer the rest, I would be one happy camper. Snow really makes for beautiful photos as well. I thought I would share some amazing photos of snow landscapes. All of the...
SNL: Julian Assange on TIME's Person of the Year...
“I give you private information on corporations for free and I’m a villian. Mark Zuckerberg gives your private information to corporations for money and he is man of the year.”
The WikiLeaks server cave
If you thought the entire WikiLeaks saga couldn’t get any more strange, weird, interesting, exciting, then think again. This might not be super exciting, but it just adds to the entire WikiLeaks story as something that fits right in perfectly. The WikiLeaks servers, which are based in Sweden are actually part of a cave. A cave fitted for the likes of Batman or James Bond even. The...
Close your eyes, Star Wars fans
In the new downloadable Endor Mission for Star Wars The Force Unleashed II, you can do what no Star Wars fan wants you to do. You can kill Chewbacca and kill Hans Solo. Ouch. It’s pretty brutal to see Hans go like that. Watch the video courtesy of IGN showing the mission where you kill both. IGN also shows you can kill Leia too. Star Wars: The Force Unleashed 2 - Battle for Endor:...
Santa, check out your new ride
Dear Santa, did you really think you would ride in that classic sleigh of yours forever? I didn’t think so. It’s time to give Rudolph a break. Thanks to Nissan, Ford, Mazda, Porsche and many others, some really great concept sleighs have been designed for you. I showcased my favorites here for you. But if you want to see them all, go to Digital Trends and they have them all for...
Chinese hurdles, ah f*ck it
via thenextweb: Sometimes you just have to say “fuck it…”
Google now warns of hacked sites in search results
Google announced a new improvement to their search results page today. Now when you search using Google and a website has potentially been hacked, you can see some text directly under the website name saying “This site may be compromised”. Before, you wouldn’t have known and possibly could have gone to a malicious website. Typically your anti-virus software will pick up on it...
Word Lens, the solution to language barriers
Have you ever gone somewhere, particularly to another country where another language is spoken and you don’t know what the signs say, what a menu at a restaurant says, what the map says, etc? If the your answer is yes, then Word Lens is a must for you. I know for one thing, I am downloading the app as I type this. Heck, it’s free! But not because it’s free am I downloading...
Pop Up book for your iPad
Your kids are going to love this! If they don’t, you will. This is so neat. Do you remember pop up style books, where you open the pages and the books are interactive? Well now with some creative technology and design, you can have pop up books on your iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch. You can purchase the app in Apple iTunes here and also read more about it. It’s not literally...
Tumblr: Getting ready for 2011 →
via Tumblr Staff: This has been an incredible year for Tumblr. What started as a fun experiment has grown into one of the largest networks on the web, serving billions of views across more than 11 million blogs. It’s an unparalleled privilege to spend every single day building a product used by so many… continue reading
Why Facebook disappeared →
via CNN Money Tech: Facebook blipped earlier this afternoon, kicking off the collective Internet freakout that traditionally accompanies such calamities. Here’s what Facebook has to say for itself, in response to CNNMoney’s inquiries: “For a brief…continue reading
The digital story of nativity
Nativity just went digital.
Yahoo! shutting down Del.icio.us →
For a couple of days now, we’ve been hearing rumors that the Yahoo layoffs included the entire Delicious team. Now Former Yahoo employee and Upcoming founder Andy Baio has tweeted out the above Yahoo! product team meeting slide that seems to show that Yahoo! is either closing or merging the social bookmarking service as well as Upcoming, Fire Eagle, MyBlogLog and others. In some kind of...
Myspace Music partners with ReverbNation →
Today, on the cusp of an earlier announcement Myspace made about renewing their search contract with Google, we have more good news to report. Myspace Music is partnering with ReverbNation to provide musicians on Myspace better tools to use including ReverbNation’s “Fan Reach” product so that musicians can have further reach to their fans via Myspace. Fan Reach will be totally...