World's largest photo: Philosophical Library
In Prague, Czech Republic, the world’s largest photograph has been taken by photographer Jeffrey Martin. The photo is of the ancient Philosophical Library at Strahov Monastery which is 868 years old. This image was created from 3,000 individual photos stitched together into a single image that is 280,000 x 140,000 pixels. That’s around 40 gigapixels, or 40,000 megapixels. If you...
The cure for Angry Birds addiction
If Angry Birds are ruining your life, Mike Tyson has the perfect cure for you. Just watch the video to learn how to cure this problem in three easy steps! Instead of playing Angry Birds, I am sure Tyson would rather you play Main Event instead. Check out some funny out takes in the making of the video above.
Google's Robert Bunsen Logo
Today is Robert Bunsen’s 200th birthday. If you didn’t know, just go Google and they have a special logo for him today to commemorate him. Everyone should probably know who Robert Bunsen is, just think the Bunsen Burner. Most everyone learned about that and used it in high school! The logo is really cool and shows an animated chemistry set in action.
Serena Williams banned Top Spin 4 video
Serena Williams is arguably one of the sexiest women in tennis, in sports for that matter. I personally think Anna Kournikova is hotter, but that is neither here nor there :) In a new commercial for Top Spin 4, the tennis series game, Serena is The World’s Sexiest Tennis Player and battles it out against The World’s Sexiest Tennis Gamer. Quite the video. As they say, sex sells!
The Golden Gate Bridge speech
Last week TechCrunch posted a video of a 15 min speech by Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey. I finally got around to watching and it was well worth it. Very motivational speech and anybody should watch it, especially if you are a designer and/or engineer. Dorsey really nails home the message of design with this Golden Gate Bridge analogy. Let me know what you think about it in the comments!
Mike Tyson's Main Event 2011
Mike Tyson’s Punch Out on NES to me was one of the best games ever! Growing up, I was a big fan of Tyson. Being one of the greatest boxers, he of course had his own game. Now, he is back, with a new game for the iPhone called Mike Tyson - Main Event created by Rock Software. I am really excited about this game. I love my iPhone and I can now play some boxing. Let’s just hope it...
Welcome to the Gates of Hell
If you ever plan on visiting Turkmenistan, think again, well that is if you know where Turkmenistan is? Turkmenistan is sandwiched between Iran and Uzbekistan and borders Afghanistan. In Turkmenistan you can find Hell, sort of. In Derweze, a village in Turkmenistan there is a crater that is 230 feet wide. Oh yeah, and it’s been burning for 40 years! Hence the name, Door to Hell...
The Bronx Zoo's Cobra snake is out on the town
On Monday there was a realization at the Bronx Zoo that their beloved and venomous Cobra snake had disappeared. As of right now, it’s no where to be found. The zoo thinks hiding out somewhere in the reptile house. I don’t think so. According to the snake’s Twitter, it’s “out on the town.” Follow BronxZoosCobra on Twitter
Laptop thief gets pwned
Just about two months ago I blogged about Mark Bao who I found to be inspirational. Since then he had a run in with a thief that stole his laptop. See, what the thief didn’t know was that Mark had backup software on his laptop that he was still able to access remotely. Mark was able to access the laptop’s hard drive and he found a video of the thief, dancing, to music, like an...
Vimeo releases it's official iPhone app
Vimeo, the video website (similar to YouTube), which I love for always having great time lapse videos has finally released their own official iPhone app. Just like you would imagine, it’s similar to their website where you can browse videos, login to your own account and share videos. Plus it comes with an easy-to-use video editor. It’s free to download in the App Store. source,...
Hitler reacts to Rebecca Black's Friday
I am sure everyone knows who Rebecca Black is by now and her viral video Friday. I do feel bad for the girl because the entire Internet has ganged up on her when all she was trying to do is have some fun, you know. I have stayed away from poking fun, however, after watching Hitler react to her song, I can no longer resist. I have to share this, as it literally had me laughing out loud! This...
Solar charging touchscreen
I love this, I want this, everyone should have this. As it’s said in the video, it has many applications. I am talking about a very thin piece of film called Photovoltaic where you can place it over your touchscreen and harness solar power or any light source for that matter and charge your device. It’s constantly charging and you never have to use a charging station/plug-in again...
Time lapse video: Aurora Borealis
I have always been amazed with the Aurora Borealis. It yields amazing images, videos and is a great spectacle. This is a time lapse video of the Aurora Borealis taken in Kirkenes and Pas National Park bordering Russia. via Terje Sorgjerd, Source
The winner of the 2022 World Cup is Technology
In December it was announced the Qatar will be the host of the 2022 World Cup. If you don’t know where Qatar is, it’s in the Middle East right next to Saudi Arabia and it’s part of the United Arab Emirates. Note: Qatar is the wealthiest country in the world (U.S. is 6th). So when it comes to money, it’s not an issue for this Arab nation which it’s economic status...
Google launches its very own online magazine
This came completely under the radar which is unlike Google. Google launched a quarterly online magazine called Think Quarterly. It’s where you can read and get thoughts and insight from the search juggernaut in an easy to read online format. You can go full screen which is the best way to view it on a desktop. The mobile application is well made too. Can this be a Flip Board...
Yahoo!'s new search looks familiar but has a twist
Yahoo! just launched a new beta search feature called Search Direct. It might look very familiar to you. It looks like Yahoo! is jumping on the instant search bus and is now providing instant search results just like Google does with Google Instant. I can’t blame them though, instant search results are great. But there is a twist to this. Unlike with Google Instant, Yahoo!’s search...
Earth Hour is Saturday Mar26 at 8:30pm
Saturday at 8:30pm is Earth Hour. Earth Hour is 60 mins where you turn off all electricity, lights, TV, etc for one hour. If the entire world does this it will make a huge impact even if only done for 60 mins. It’s only 60 mins out of your day to make an impact. Will you be participating? If you want to do more than just the conservation hour, you can make an impact by going Beyond...
Time lapse video: Woman with HIV/AIDS
This is a time lapse video of a woman that has HIV/AIDS. She agreed to be video taped for 90 days to show the effectiveness of HIV antiretroviral drugs and that by taking the ARV’s HIV/AIDS can be reversed. A very powerful video with a cause. You can visit the Topsy Org to learn more about this video and this cause. source
Font Faces brought to life
I love web design and using the right fonts in my designs. Fonts can really make a webpage and it’s text stand out. Now imagine how fonts can really make a face stand out? Confused, maybe so. Check out these font face’s created by Spanish design company Atipo. source
Google goes gaga for Lady Gaga
With Lady Gaga being the biggest search on the web, Google decided to give everyone a treat and sit down and speak with her. It’s a great interview and a bit funny to watch Google’s Marissa Mayer appear to be a bit star struck herself for Lady Gaga. Enjoy!
Kim Kardashian poses with a live tiger
It’s not often that we get to see two things that we really like. Tigers and Kim Kardashian. Kim’s Celebuzz site released photos of her shoot where she is posing with a live tiger for the sixth season of Keeping Up With The Kardashians. Even though the tiger is chained, takes a bit of cajones to step in the ring with a live tiger.
Japan's super hero
Amidst all the tragedy of the recent events in Japan, one man has risen and become a single hero to Japan. This is not an ordinary man by any means. If you want to call him a “man” for that matter, as he is more like a super hero. In the face of a powerful decimating tsunami, this super hero has come to the rescue. His name, Hideaki Akaiwa. After the record breaking 9.0 quake in...
The best of Urlesque
Earlier today I learned that Urlesque will soon be shutting down to the hands of AOL. So why not take a moment to reminisce on the best of Urlesque. They brought us many meme’s, but some rose above the rest. Here are some of those that I enjoyed the most! Sad Keanu Sad Keanu has “blue collar sensibility.” The Crasher Squirrel The Keyboard Cat Justin Bieber Fails...
Goodbye Internet. Sincerely, Urlesque.
Wow, AOL just dropped another bomb on the Internet. According to a Forbes post an hour ago, AOL is consolidating again. There are several victims this time, including Urlesque. If you have never been to the Urlesque site before, check it out, as it may be one of your last chances before AOL shuts it down and folds it under their HuffPost Comedy umbrella. What a sad day! Goodbye Urlesque.
How to get the iPad2 cover for your first gen iPad
If the best thing of the iPad2 unveiling was the Smart Cover then you are like me. The sad part is the cover only works on the iPad2 and not the first gen iPad. Well, someone with enough desire to have the Smart Cover decided to glue on some rare earth magnets to their first gen iPad and voilà, rigged the cover to it. It works, but doesn’t turn on the iPad and isn’t so stable....
Chris Brown goes berzerko on GMA
Today Chris Brown went on Good Morning America to promote his new album F.A.M.E. TMZ is reporting that after the interview Brown went crazy and smashed a window and left the studio shirtless. If you watch the interview, you can sympathize with him in the sense that Robin Roberts who did the interview kept rehashing the now two year old issue with Rihanna and the domestic abuse case. I...
How the Kinect is revolutionizing medicine
When the Kinect was first introduced back in November 2010, many including myself thought how it will revolutionize gaming and how we interact and play games (with the user being the controller). Well, since November there have been many hacking away at the new technology seeing what else can be done with it. Some for fun and some for real world practical situations. Now the Kinect is taking...
Happy Birthday, Twitter!
Today is Twitter’s 5th birthday. In celebration, Twitter made a video with some of their very famous users providing commentary on how they use Twitter. Also, according to co-founder @Biz, Twitter users now send more than 140 million Tweets a day which adds up to a billion Tweets every 8 days!
Kinect hacked to work with PlayStation 3
Microsoft’s Kinect, the fastest-selling gadget ever, has now been hacked to work with the PlayStation 3. The Kinect isn’t directly plugged into a PS3, though (that would be too awesome). Instead, it’s plugged into a conventional PC laptop. Source: kingmigoy
A Nintendo controller for your iPad
Old School, meet iPad. iPad, meet Old School. This is awesome on many levels, but I love this idea. This guy hacked his old style Nintendo controller to work with his iPad using conductive arms that simulate touches on screen. I would really think for NES, 8-bit, old school fans, Nintendo should make a controller compatible with a line of NES games for the iPad. New technology with games we...
Super Mario in first person
This new video of Super Mario in the first person is unbelievable. It puts the classic Nintendo game in a whole new view, gives it a lot more life with sounds and actions and just makes you wonder how a whole game like this would go. Imagine in 3D? Now that would be awesome! Check out the vid after the jump. Video by Facerocker.
Engineers hack cars with digital music
Do you remember the Will Smith movie Independence Day where aliens invaded Earth? If you never saw it you should, it was a good movie. Do you recall the way Will Smith and Jeff Goldblum were able to take down the alien mothership? They were able to by basically going into the mothership and uploading a virus to it which was able to crash it. It looks like now engineers have found a way to do...
In Norway, Timo Arnall, Jorn Knutsen and Einar Sneve Martinussen started a very unique way to visualize Wi-Fi signals which normally can’t be seen by the naked eye. The project is called Immaterials: Light painting Wi-Fi. The group is able to bring Wi-Fi to life by using a 13 foot rod with lights that illuminate when their is a signal. The rod lights up at different levels depending on...
Kanye West will be performing at SXSW this year
It’s been confirmed that on Friday Kanye West will be performing live at SXSW at the Vevo Power Station. So forget about all the up and coming artists that will be debuting this year at SXSW, let’s give a big round of applause for Kanye the Superstar :P Here is an exclusive quote I just obtained about it. On a side note, Pepsi has a really cool Music Index that graphs all the...
Guy gets tattoo at SXSW so he could win a free...
Internet startup bo.lt was offering a free iPad2 to people at SXSW 2011 in Austin, TX. The catch, you have to get a tattoo of their company logo on your body! Their logo is of an elephant with a lightnig bolt where the elephant tusk would be. It’s not a bad logo, but would you get a tattoo of it in exchange for a free iPad2? source
SXSW Super Mario film trailer
New film trailer from SXSW 2011 for “Mario” produced and directed by Joe Nicolosi (joe-nicolosi.com). Looks good, but can it live up to the NES Mario expectations? There is a lot riding on this! Source
What may be in store for us in the future
Nobody knows for sure how the future will be. How will the technology serve us, what will things be like? Based off of today’s tech, some theorize. This video to me seems like a pretty accurate depiction of how the future might be for all of us. Talk about living in a glass house. Outside of a couple of things that startled me more than amazed me, I really do see a lot of this coming to...
Documentary: The Twitter Story
Bloomberg did a documentary on Twitter and the history and impact of Twitter that was shared by Om Malik. If you like Twitter, this is certainly worth watching. Very interesting stuff!
Ha, the iPad2 has already been jailbroken!
Well, that was fast! The iPad2 has already been jailbroken by a hacker who calls himself @comex. As you can see from the video, he was able to access Cydia on the iPad2. Cydia is software made for iOS that allows you to bypass Apple’s iTunes store. Source
New video of Japan Tsunami shows sheer power and...
This video taken in Japan while the Tsunami was coming. It’s a view of the power of the waves and water. It just takes anything in it’s path and rips it and throws it like it was nothing. Impressive and scary at the same time! Check here for other vids/images from the day of the quake/tsunami. Here is another one I just came across. Again showing just the power of the...
The Like Log: Study on Facebook likes, shares and...
Yahoo! Labs did a very interesting and thorough study on Facebook likes relating to articles online called the The Like Log Study. Not surprisingly among technology blogs, Facebook is the top story. Also Apple, Google and WikiLeaks are very popular topics. If you are a publisher these are some very interesting statistics and something you should review. The Like Log Study via Curiosity...
A real life Star Wars blaster ray gun
Check out this home made real life pulse laser gun (made after the Star Wars blaster gun). Looks like it could do some serious damage! According to the maker it holds a Q-Switched Nd:YAG laser head. After charging the capacitors, it fires an intense 1 MW blast of invisible infrared 1064nm light! The pulse-duration is somewhere around 100ns.
Historic 8.9 magnitude earthquake hits Japan...
In the early hours of today a record breaking 8.9 magnitude earthquake hit the northeast coast of Japan. This is still a developing story as a Tsunami has already hit Japan due to the quake and there is a Tsunami Alert for New Zealand, the Philippines, Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, Hawaii, and others. Here are just a few videos and images already out of Japan that just show the sheer devastation...
Craigslist gets old school on the iPad
If you are an iPad user you might be interested in this. If you are a iPad user that uses Craigslist, you definitely want to check this out. Lifelike Craig is an app for the iPad that turns Craigslist into a full on newspaper. It’s really cool and gives you that old school feel with all the right stuff. You can do all the same functions that you can do via the web now through the app as...
Truck spills colored ink all over highway
This an interesting set of circumstances. A truck carrying colored printer ink got into crash and spilled the colored ink all over the highway. Although an unfortunate accident, it made for a great colorful photo. Glad nobody was hurt! Source
Facebook gets it's own keyboard
If you are a hardcore Facebook user you might be interested in this. It’s a keyboard dedicated to Facebook users. It will run you $29.99 and give you most of the common functions directly on the keyboard for one touch actions. If the keyboard makers were smart, they would make a cross-platform social keyboard. Remove some of the non-essential Facebook functions and create a Facebook,...
Another check-in service? Maybe it's time to...
A new check-in service is launching today called EightBit. EightBit is similar to FourSquare, Facebook Places or Gowalla. If you don’t know what a check-in service is, it’s when you “check-in” to places like restuarants or businesses with your mobile device. By checking in, you can share on your social networks like Facebook and Twitter your location. You can also...
Al Jazeera launches Twitter dashboard to track...
Yesterday Al Jazeera launched a new Twitter dashboard that tracks and shows in real time uprising in the Middle East. The dashboard shows total tweets today, average tweets per minute, shows actual tweets and has a graph that shows proportionally how much each countries uprising is on Twitter relative to each other. Currently it shows real time stats for Egypt, Yemen, Libya and Bahrain.
Angry Birds use Bing to search the web!
Microsoft Bing is using Angry Birds in a new commercial for their search engine. It’s cute. Also it says that it’s Episode 1, so if you are an Angry Birds fan I would probably expect more to come.
Drunken Nintendo Breathalyzer
This is probably the best use of an old Nintendo system I have ever seen! It’s called the Drunken-NES. It’s a drinking game developed just for the old 8-bit NES. You play by blowing into the game cartridge just like a breathalyzer. Also just like you used to blow into the games when they wouldn’t work. I love this. I hope they make some that people can buy. Drunken-NES...