Archive for August, 2006
Midnight Beep has a beta of a forthcoming Mac GTD app; Inbox. This looks very promising! Khoi Vinh of Subtraction asked for it some days ago: It surprises me, actually, that no one is working on a proper, Cocoa-authored desktop application that is a fully-fledged, elegant version of kGTD. “Elegant”. Exactly. I want the apps [...]
Remember when RSS got a new icon some time ago? Within weeks and months, everybody agreed to use the new icons from Feed Icons. I don’t know if this is old news, if anyone has suggested something like this before blah blah blah. But this is a very nice icon representing a podcast: I think [...]
How do you broadcast your vCard to several users at once? Without mailing it? That’s what I asked in February, 2006 in my post “Broadcast vCard”: I would like to have a meny item under the Airport icon in OS X. It should read: “Broadcast vCard”. What it does is to listen for other’s sending [...]
Do you play games on your computer or a game console? Why? And if you do, do you think it’s important that “normal” media – meaning radio, tv, newspapers and magazines – covers gaming? Why? What are your reasons for playing games? And what reasons are there for media to cover caming? Use the comments [...]
Ok, so if I dig a cube measuring about 7,5 meters (about 24 feet) on a side, and fill it with snow each winter, I can cool the house for free all summer? Our garden happens to be about 7,5 x 7,5 meters… I’ll have to take this to my wife…
Joystiq reports that Halo 3 will feel more like Halo 1: At this stage in development, the encounters are very carefully placed. Sometimes that means you’re in frantic firefights (on a significantly bigger scale than in Halo 2, although all I will confirm numerically is at least one more Grunt.) but there’s also time for [...]
When Tiger came out, I wrote that I wanted RSS feeds in the OS X Address Book: Lots of my friends and contacts use sites sites like Flickr, Del.icio.us or LiveJournal. They have blogs, Amazon wishlists, and Upcoming pages. All this is possible to enter in the Addressbook app in Mac OS X 10.4. As [...]
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Great new ad from Coca-Cola. Truly a brilliant idea. Turn something completely around. When will we see the next ad doing this? Doom monsters sharing Mentos? Hitman dancing in the park with his iPod nano?
Matt Pressnall took a picture of his wife Carlin every day for 9 months, edited it together at put it on Google video. Excellent idea. Next for Matt would be to take a picture of his daugher Ella every day, and post at Google Video in 20 years or so. Put the kid on a [...]
Sony today announced cameras that tag photos with GPS data. Excellent. Just as I predicted in april 2005: In a few years, most cameras and cameraphones could have small GPS units inside, that stores the exact location every picture is taken. It’s nice when the future (for once) comes faster than predicted. Now, let’s have [...]
In my post Controlling computers, I wrote about Jeff Han, whose team has created a mindboggling new prototype for a computer interface. Now, at TED, you can see Jeff show the interface and explain a bit how it works. This is what our kids will be using. Look at the way he zooms in and [...]
Beautiful video made of flight pattern data from the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration. More at Aaron Koblin’s page.
Speaking of Apple, they are readying a dizzying amount of new products. I wish I could camp out at an Apple store during the World Wide Developer Conference on August 7th. I wish I could say more, but that’d get me sued by Steve Jobs and I don’t need that kind of heck right now. [...]
Ok, this is kind of neat. But what iTunes needs is a REAL history list.