Can I hear you say RAMEN?… Read the rest
My friend You Mon Tsang is finally taking the covers off of Boxxet, his third startup since I first met him a decade ago. It looks very promising. Boxxet takes aim at one of the problems I targeted in the livable web manifesto: that the World Wide Web as viewed through Google is just too big, too filled with spam and garbage, and too hard for most people to manage.… Read the rest
The Web has outgrown the ability of most people to use it effectively. Trying to find useful information via Google requires search savvy that most people don’t have.
Even if you know what you’re looking for, there are problems with spam, advertising, and context (for example, “haiku” gives you results pertaining to poetry, operating system programming, error messages, the encryption system used on DVDs, and knitting).… Read the rest
Violet Blue: “the city is filthy with user-friendly Mac ass” – hilarious: How to Seduce a Mac Geek / A Macworld Sex Guide… Read the rest
If you ever have arguments with people of the opposite sex, the following may be the most valuable advice you will receive all year.
In humans, strong emotion starts with physiological changes in your body, not with an awareness of the emotion in your brain.… Read the rest
Apparently babies have five distinguishable cries, each with a different meaning. Here’s the decoder: Why is my newborn baby crying?… Read the rest
After telling George Bush to go to hell, Hugo Chavez is doing the same thing to Bill Gates: Technology Review: Linux for the People… Read the rest
My very idiosyncratic list:
Scariest product: Security Spy Direct was demonstrating a combination flashlight/taser. As the brochure says: “Your opponent’s eyes will literally POP OUT OF HIS HEAD when you send 500,000 volts of stunning electrical power into his body with our stun guns.”… Read the rest
LAS VEGAS–New wireless networking technologies are poised to cut the cable clutter on your desktop–starting with USB cables.
At CES 2007, vendors including Tzero, Alareon, Staccato, and even DaimlerChrysler are demonstrating wireless networking technologies based on ultrawideband (UWB). And in the coming year, many manufacturers will be shipping Wireless USB products based on UWB technologies.… Read the rest
LAS VEGAS–If you’re lucky, a local Internet service provider may have started offering a residential fiber-optic service in the past year (such as Verizon’s FiOS service). And fiber to the home is certain to grow. With the increasing popularity of bandwidth-intensive applications such as streaming video, voice over IP, and IP-based television, consumers will be clamoring for the enormous data capacity fiber can provide.… Read the rest