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Month: February 2004 (page 1 of 3)

Apple Madness.

I stopped by the new Apple Store in San Francisco yesterday afternoon, its opening day. Total madness: The place was packed with people, every single product on display had someone playing with it, plus two or three people waiting in line to take a look, and lots of folks were just milling around.… Read the rest

Better than a sharp stick in the eye.

The legions of Cheetos-eating Linux geeks won’t be too happy when they see this review of the Ingineo Eyetop.

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Mobile PC on CNN Live.

I’ll be appearing on CNN Live this coming Saturday, 2/28, at around 4:30pm Eastern / 1:30pm Pacific. Tune in and check out some of the coolest new portable gadgets from the Mobile PC labs: a Microsoft SPOT watch, a couple of cutting-edge handhelds, and a superlight Sony Vaio, and more.… Read the rest

Inside Windows.

I don’t know why I find this so fascinating, but I do. This page shows the results of running grep (a Unix search function) on the Windows 2000 source code. It’s like peeking inside the sausage factory: you get to see the workers chopping meat, spitting, swearing, mixing bugs into the meal, and not cleaning up after themselves.… Read the rest

Email to SMS.

This is handy: Teleflip lets you send email to any SMS-enabled mobile phone without knowing anything but the phone number: (your number here)@teleflip.com.

The alternative is to first figure out the phone’s email address.

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Zero + zero = zero.

The folks at Concord Camera won’t be too happy when they see this review of the Concord EyeQ Go Wireless.

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Marrying fools.

“If the government forbids gay men from tying the knot, what’s their alternative?” Bill Maher asks. “They can’t all marry Liza Minnelli.

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This machine kills fascists.

Siva Vaidhyanathan is a Woody Guthrie fan.

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Water balloons in zero G.

Some scientists have all the fun: they get to make movies of water balloons popping in zero gravity. Beautiful stuff! (thanks, Mark)

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Cynical Sony.

Sony’s NetMD minidisc players require a piece of software called OpenMG before you can transfer MP3 files to them. Despite the “open” name, it’s far from open in any sense of the word. The software isn’t available for download anywhere. It’s got a draconian digital rights management scheme built into it.… Read the rest

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