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CBS rejects “Dante’s Inferno” Super Bowl ad

posted by Susan Johnson

For telling the audience at the end of the ad to “Go to Hell.” They’ll be able to run it by changing the tagline to “Hell awaits.” Here’s the original: Hmmm…the games seems a little more active than Dante’s Inferno […]

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Win an 8GB iTouch from Logos

posted by Susan Johnson

Logos is celebrating their new app for the iPhone/iTouch by giving away an iTouch. Details here.

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The first iPhone worm

posted by Susan Johnson

It only infects jail-broken iPhones: Australia’s ABC News online reports that the program — known as ikee — changes the phone’s wallpaper to a picture of 80s singer Rick Astley with the message, keying off Astley’s song, that says “Ikee […]

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Dave Winer: “How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Fail Whale”

posted by Susan Johnson

I’m so with Dave Winer on this one! There is very little listening happening on Twitter. I can barely keep up with the people I’m following, how can those who are following thousands do it? As to being a miniature […]

Hugh Jackman stops play for ringing cell phone

posted by Susan Johnson

How embarrassing for the person who left their cell phone on. I’ve forgotten to turn mine to vibrate a couple times when I was in seminary but only received one call. Very embarrassing. And usually I remember to put it […]

ESV Study Bible article: The Person of Christ

posted by Susan Johnson

Here is an article from The ESV Study Bible on the doctrine of the person of Christ. It looks at these biblical aspects of the person of Christ: 1. Jesus Christ is fully and completely divine. 2. Jesus Christ is […]

Free Amazon MP3 downloads

posted by Susan Johnson

I just noticed that they have free music downloads at Amazon, also some classic albums like Steely Dan’s Gaucho album for only $5 (pretty good price for an excellent album but my favorite Steely Dan album is Aja, I’m listening […]

“The Lost Symbol” by Dan Brown

posted by Susan Johnson

You can pre-order the Kindle edition from Amazon for $9.99. They promise to send it “while you sleep,” you’ll get it in the morning of the 15th. Sounded like a good deal, so I decided to pre-order it. Even though […]

Reformation Study Bible iPhone App

posted by Susan Johnson

I know I shouldn’t, but I’m going to buy it, unfortunately I don’t have enough iTunes money to do it tonight (I’ve been buying songs for the iTouch). We have a hard copy but I think it would be very […]

K-LOVE iTouch/iPhone app

posted by Susan Johnson

One of the annoying things about the iTouch is that it isn’t easy to listen to streaming radio on it. So, you can imagine how happy I was to find that K-LOVE has an app for the iTouch/iPhone. Much easier […]

The coming “iPhoneocalypse”

posted by Susan Johnson

Evidently, iPhones are in danger of attack and the only defense currently is to shut them off: Yesterday, we wrote about a serious security flaw that could allow a remote attacker to take control of the victim’s iPhone by sending […]

Free WiFi at Barnes & Noble now

posted by Susan Johnson

Yay! It’s about time! Now when I go to the mall and hangout while my daughters are doing their thing (usually youth group related), I can surf the net on my iTouch. (via)

Cannabis iPhone app

posted by Susan Johnson

Lets you find the nearest cannabis dealer. Approved by Apple probably because medical marijuana is legal in California (and that’s the focus of the app). It currently covers 13 US states which have passed laws allowing medical cannabis use, legal […]

Evidently, EATRs are vegetarian

posted by Susan Johnson

Not flesh-eating robots as originally reported: RTI’s patent pending robotic system will be able to find, ingest and extract energy from biomass in the environment. Despite the far-reaching reports that this includes “human bodies,” the public can be assured that […]

Law enforcement ticked at iPhone users monitoring speed traps

posted by Susan Johnson

Pretty cool app that avoids speed traps but it’s ticking off the police, revenue stream must be down: “I think that’s the whole point of this program,” she told The Examiner. “It’s designed to circumvent law enforcement — law enforcement […]

Flesh-eating robots!

posted by Susan Johnson

This is even worse then anything on the Terminator! The military is creating steam-powered robots that would consume organic material (including dead bodies) as its source of fuel. Thus giving them even more incentive to wipe us out: Robotic Technology […]

Microsoft takes down the vomit ad

posted by Susan Johnson

They’ve removed it from their website, they were getting complaints: “We make a point of listening to our customers,” a Microsoft representative said in an e-mail Thursday morning. “We created the OMGIGP video as a tongue-in-cheek look at the InPrivate […]

RunPee iPhone App

posted by Susan Johnson

So, you’re going to see “Transformers 2″ and you know you’re not going to make it through the entire movie because it’s 2 1/2 hours long and you’ll be drinking a mega soda that they call a small. But you […]

The fuel tax of the future

posted by Susan Johnson

I really hope they do this because now the fuel tax is hidden and once people get a monthly bill, they may actually do something to vote out the people trying to overtax them: The year is 2020 and the […]

New Microsoft Internet Explorer 8 Commercials

posted by Susan Johnson

Microsoft desperately needs a new ad agency, their new commercials reek. This is one of the better ones:You can see the rest here but be warned one of them has projectile vomiting. Yech! (Yeah, something I’d like to see while […]

Western technology aids Iran in monitoring the protesters

posted by Susan Johnson

Iran has been leaving the Internet up so they can spread disinformation and target the protesters. The West has given them the ability to choke the life out of the revolution. Those who control communication, control the war: Instead, in […]

The Naked Mona Lisa?

posted by Susan Johnson

Well, that’s what they’re calling this painting. Based on this portrait they’re thinking that maybe da Vinci painted the Mona Lisa in variety of ways. They’re saying this even though the model doesn’t bare a resemblance to the Mona Lisa: […]

Army orders bases to stop blocking social media sites

posted by Susan Johnson

Like Twitter, Facebook and Flickr: Army public affairs managers have worked hard to share the service’s stories through social sites like Flickr, Delicious and Vimeo. Links to those sites featured prominently on the Army.mil homepage. The Army carefully nurtured a […]

The new iPhone 3.0 OS looks pretty good.

posted by Susan Johnson

Well worth the 10 bucks the iTouch users will have to pay for it. It’s worth it just for the landscape mode keyboard and cut and paste! Cut and paste really should have been a part of the original OS, […]

Acer to launch a 3-D laptop in October

posted by Susan Johnson

Um… I really don’t see the need for 3-D laptop, so I think I’ll pass I can’t wear the glasses for the hour and half required for most 3-D movies, so how would I be able to sit in front […]

Palm Pre

posted by Susan Johnson

It looks so good! But I’m really loving my iTouch and I only use my cell phones for calls (but will be using for text messaging when my oldest goes to college), so I don’t see the need for the […]

Bing #2 search engine?

posted by Susan Johnson

Microsoft’s new search engine, Bing, may have passed Yahoo: The company’s analysis for Thursday finds that in the U.S. Bing overtook Yahoo to take second place on 16.28%, with Yahoo Search currently at 10.22%. For the sake of comparison: Google’s […]

Speaking of John Piper…

posted by Susan Johnson

Olive Tree has over 1200 of Piper’s sermons (from the 80’s to the present) that you can download to your iTouch/iPhone for free. You can also download John Calvin’s Institutes of the Christian Religion for free as well.

John Piper’s on Twitter

posted by Susan Johnson

Here’s his rational rationale: I see two kinds of response to social Internet media like blogging, MySpace, Facebook, Twitter, and others. One says: These media tend to shorten attention spans, weaken discursive reasoning, lure people away from Scripture and prayer, […]

Computers Virus infects FBI and U.S. Marshals networks

posted by Susan Johnson

Someone looking for something (or someone — I was just watching “In Plain Sight”) or a kid hacking? Law enforcement computers were struck by a Mystery computer virus Thursday, forcing the FBI and the U.S. Marshals to shut down part […]

The $9.99 Amazon hardcover price is a concern for publishers

posted by Susan Johnson

OK, I’m just not buying that it should cost the same amount for an e-book as it does for a hardcover book. David Baldacci, the best-selling thriller author, learned what some of his fans think when “First Family,” his latest […]

Alantis crew tweets from space

posted by Susan Johnson

How cool is it that the an Atlantis crew member is tweeting from space as they fix the Hubble telescope: Massimo said in posts earlier this week that he was enjoying the magnificent views in space. Massimo’s message appeared on […]

OliveTree makes the case for their Bible reader over Kindle

posted by Susan Johnson

Since you can get the ESV for free on the Kindle, why pay $16.75? I have both but prefer OliveTree for the reasons listed here plus the fact that I’m eventually going to buy (when I get more iTunes cards) […]

Twittering in Church

posted by Susan Johnson

I would find this so distracting and I’m not sure how edifying it would be to read what other people are saying while I’m trying to listen to the sermon. Can’t we just sit and listen for a change and […]

Apple and Verizon in talks over Verizon iPhone development

posted by Susan Johnson

Wouldn’t you know it! The minute I buy an iTouch, news breaks that Apple is in talks with Verizon to release a Verizon iPhone. Aghhh! Verizon (VZ) and Apple (AAPL) are discussing the possible development of an iPhone for Verizon, […]

Uh-Oh! It’s back…

posted by Susan Johnson

It turns out that the Conficker virus wasn’t as big a dud as originally thought. It’s slowly being activated: A malicious software program known as Conficker that many feared would wreak havoc on April 1 is slowly being activated, weeks […]

It’s not an iPhone…

posted by Susan Johnson

But it’s close! Long time readers of this blog know that I’ve wanted an iPhone since it was first announced. I loved its looks, portability, and ease of use. Recently we bought our 13-year-old an iTouch for her birthday and […]

Tinfoil speakers

posted by Susan Johnson

Cool! A groundbreaking new loudspeaker that can be printed on and used as a wall poster has been developed by British engineers. The lightweight and flexible speakers are less than 0.25mm thick and could also be concealed in car interiors […]

April Fool’s Day worm

posted by Susan Johnson

If you don’t know if you have the virus or not, you can scan your hard drive using Microsoft’s Malicious Software Removal Tool. It checks for the Conficker C worm and a bunch of others. I was thinking about staying […]

Palm Pre info is posted to the Palm website

posted by Susan Johnson

Oooh! Isn’t it pretty? I want one! No word yet on the price but you can submit your email address and they’ll let you know when it’s available for purchase. I’ll have to wait a year to get mine, hopefully […]

Police locate kidnapped girl using GPS in her cell phone

posted by Susan Johnson

This sounds like something you’d see on CSI: A nine-year-old girl, allegedly kidnapped by her grandmother, has been found using a mobile phone signal and Google Street View. A police officer and a firefighter in Athol, Massachusetts, joined forces after […]

The palm pre

posted by Susan Johnson

It is so cool, I want it! And they better make one for Verizon by next year (it’s exclusive to Sprint right now) when I plan to go to the family plan so I can text message my daughter while […]

iPhone sketches

posted by Susan Johnson

Here’s what you can do with the iPhone if you have talent, here’s what you do with it if you don’t. Here’s a video of how to sketch on the iPhone using Brushes.

So, here’s the number one downloaded app for iPhone

posted by Susan Johnson

Classy! I guess that the majority of iPhone users are middle school boys? (via)

The Terminator trailer

posted by Susan Johnson

Looks interesting. I’m going to see it no matter what the critics say:

Pentagon hires British scientist to help build “ethical” robot soldiers

posted by Susan Johnson

Oh.My.Heck! Do they not realize that it’s robots’ “ethics” that lead to them trying to eliminate the source of the world’s problems: man. In all of the robot-takes-over-world type movies that is the issue, I, Robot, Eagle Eye, and The […]

Plug in cars are not going to be cheap

posted by Susan Johnson

Even though the technology isn’t there, Congress is pushing it and we will be stuck with expensive, substandard cars: Many members of Congress believe they know what the car company of the future should look like. “A business model based […]

And now for something completely different….

posted by Susan Johnson

So, I was reading some interesting stories over breakfast this morning and I thought I would share. Here’s a funny story about how modern technology makes stealing a phone a hazard (if you aren’t tech savvy): Ashlee Hutchens, 18, stopped […]

Obama and Palin will be characters in a video game

posted by Susan Johnson

They have been made playable characters in “Mercenaries 2.” Here’s a video of some of the action (do I even need a violence warning?):You go, girl!I guess Biden and McCain are way too old to be shooting up the bad […]

Don’t let them lull you into a false sense of security…

posted by Susan Johnson

By this nerdy looking robot, they are more dangerous than they appear (as anyone who watches The Terminator knows for a fact). They want to fool us into thinking they’re harmless by making it look like a dork, but I’m […]

The Violation of Sarah Palin

posted by Susan Johnson

Man! Talk about sleazy! Leave it to the left to do something this heinous.I’m looking forward to the perp walk: “We are aware of the allegations and we are coordinating with Secret Service as far as the allegation that someone […]

FEMA phones were hacked

posted by Susan Johnson

And used to place $12,000 worth of calls to the Middle East. A hacker broke into a Homeland Security Department telephone system over the weekend and racked up about $12,000 in calls to the Middle East and Asia. The hacker […]

Russian hackers attacking systems in US

posted by Susan Johnson

Using Microsoft’s administration software Russian hackers have been able to take control of computers and steal information: A criminal gang is using software tools normally reserved for computer network administrators to infect thousands of PCs in corporate and government networks […]

Couch surfing

posted by Susan Johnson

I doubt I would be trusting enough to do this. I wouldn’t want a stranger sleeping on my couch and I certainly wouldn’t want to sleep on a stranger’s couch. I don’t think it would work with a family of […]

Microsoft plans to respond to Vista critics in ads

posted by Susan Johnson

They didn’t think that they needed advertising to respond to critics like Apple, they were just going to talk up the benefits of Vista but that hasn’t proved to be too successful, so they are going to fight back with […]

Warning for IE users

posted by Susan Johnson

Those of you using Internet Explorer might want to check out this report about unpatched bugs in IE.

Terminator 4

posted by Susan Johnson

I didn’t know that there was Terminator movie in the works. Principal photograpanother hy on the movie, which looks at the origins of the battle between humans and Skynet, started last month in New Mexico, with the idea that most […]

Microsoft to extend support for XP until April 2014

posted by Susan Johnson

Making it the longest supported Microsoft OS. Well, it’s official, Vista has just become the new Windows ME: With many business and individual PC users rejecting Windows Vista, Microsoft took an unprecedented step this week by promising support for Windows […]

The cell phone popcorn hoax revealed?

posted by Susan Johnson

Allahpundit has a video that claims to demonstrate how the cell phone popcorn video was made but I’m not sure I buy it. Check it out and you be the judge. Opening up the microwave and using parts of it, […]

Oil excreting bugs

posted by Susan Johnson

This is what I love about America, the environmentalists and their willing accomplices in Congress put roadblocks in our way to drilling for gas oil and someone figures out a workaround: “Ten years ago I could never have imagined I’d […]

Stolen camera sends pictures of thieves to owner’s computer

posted by Susan Johnson

Darn! I just got a new camera for my anniversary (which I love, btw), so I won’t be able to get one that does this. Too bad, it certainly would be helpful to be able to receive photos of the […]

Group wants Wi-Fi banned from public buildings in NM

posted by Susan Johnson

Has it been proven that people can be allergic to WiFi? It’s all over the place, even in this guy’s neighborhood (check out the video here). He would be in constant pain as he walked out to his car, around […]

Don’t upgrade to the Windows XP Service Pack 3

posted by Susan Johnson

Evidently, there are problems with the upgrade: The latest service pack for Windows XP continues to cause problems for users. According to an online user forum, the latest glitch in Windows XP Service Pack 3 (SP3) causes problems with the […]

Yahoo shareholders ticked off over Microsoft Deal

posted by Susan Johnson

I’d be ticked as well if I was going to get $33 a share and then see my stock drop to $24 especially when it was trading at $19 when all this started: Yahoo Inc. Chief Executive Jerry Yang Monday […]

Cubans lined up on Monday to purchase cellphones for the first time

posted by Susan Johnson

This is what freedom looks like: cellphones Lines stretched for blocks outside phone centers Monday as the government allowed ordinary Cubans to sign up for cellular phone service for the first time. The contracts cost about US$120 (euro76) to activate […]

Baby killed with video game controller

posted by Susan Johnson

It’s so sad the condition that kids live in today. Parents who don’t have the ability to control their anger, beating up their children for no reason (or in this case, allowing the boyfriend to do the beating). A 2-year-old […]

Student makes his own fully operational half-size Panzer tank

posted by Susan Johnson

And gets a summer internship at a armored vehicle maker. It’s an interesting hobby, don’t you think? (via)

Comcast working with BitTorrent

posted by Susan Johnson

I can’t believe that Comcast is doing something this smart and innovative. They’ve got a real problem with some users who are using BitTorrent excessively and slowing down the speeds for everyone. Slowing down those who overuse it during peak […]

Blogging, the digital sweatshop

posted by Susan Johnson

So, do you think we should start a union? They work long hours, often to exhaustion. Many are paid by the piece — not garments, but blog posts. This is the digital-era sweatshop. You may know it by a different […]

Microsoft continues to not take “no” for an answer

posted by Susan Johnson

Uh Oh! Looks like Microsoft is going to start strong-arming Yahoo into a deal: Computer software giant Microsoft has given Yahoo a three-week deadline to respond to its offer to buy out the internet company for $44.6bn (£22.3bn). Microsoft CEO […]

ReviveTube

posted by Susan Johnson

Lets you watch and download videos that have been deleted from YouTube! Cool! That is amazing and such a helpful tool, don’t you think? It doesn’t work with all videos. I think the video has to be recently deleted for […]

Hackers target epilepsy message board and trigger seizures

posted by Susan Johnson

How low can you get? The incident, possibly the first computer attack to inflict physical harm on the victims, began Saturday, March 22, when attackers used a script to post hundreds of messages embedded with flashing animated gifs. The attackers […]

This is the last time I trust the Tech blogs…

posted by Susan Johnson

Cause the Big Dog video was a fake and as I’m watching the stupid thing I kept thinking that the legs looked too much like human legs to be a robot but since it was on a tech blog, I […]

See? This is what I’m talking about

posted by Susan Johnson

OK, people who scoff (like you, Charles) when I post a story about military robots with a warning about the danger of letting them take over the world, behold your future:(via)

X Prize offering $10M prize for 100-mpg vehicle

posted by Susan Johnson

This is how you move innovation along offer tons of cash. And it looks like they’ve ensured that the winner will be something better than a tin can with wheels. The X Prize Foundation, best known for its competitions promoting […]

Computer viruses spreading through electronic gadgets

posted by Susan Johnson

Mostly from China. I’m not quite convinced that the Chinese government isn’t involved. From iPods to navigation systems, some of today’s hottest gadgets are landing on store shelves with some unwanted extras from the factory: pre-installed viruses that steal passwords, […]

Big Dog Robot

posted by Susan Johnson

Have you guys seen this? It’s a robot that can handle snow and ice and keeps it’s balance when kicked.It’s meant to be a pack mule. It freaks me out because we’re just that much closer to a robot led […]

Man commits suicide using robot

posted by Susan Johnson

Did you guys see thishttp://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/article3591734.ece? What an ingenious way to kill yourself. It’s sad that he felt there was no other way out of his situation, what about home care? An elderly man has killed himself by programming a robot […]

“Can you really blame a guy for losing something that’s called Air?”

posted by Susan Johnson

Recently I checked out the MacBook Air and was impressed by its slimness and lightness but when I picked it up and touched it I realized that it was too light and I was afraid that I would break it […]

Harvard student database hacked and shared on the Internet

posted by Susan Johnson

Well, we may not like it but at least these guys are letting us know they have the info and will now embarrass Harvard into doing something. How much information has been stolen and used before this? Harvard University says […]

MacBook Air confuses the TSA

posted by Susan Johnson

It’s as if they live in a cave. (via)

Bill introduced that would make anonymous posting illegal

posted by Susan Johnson

Talk about overregulating: Kentucky Representative Tim Couch filed a bill this week to make anonymous posting online illegal. The bill would require anyone who contributes to a website to register their real name, address and e-mail address with that site. […]

Microsoft executives had problems with Vista upgrade

posted by Susan Johnson

You know, if they didn’t have such a monopoly, they never would have released this dog to the public. They no doubt figured they could get away with it because where else can we go? Well, I was probably the […]

Vista Home Premium for $99 at OfficeMax

posted by Susan Johnson

Microsoft just lowered the price of Vista but OfficeMax lowered it by $30 more. Make sure you have a fast processor and at least 2 gigs of memory before you upgrade.

64% “believe traditional journalism is out of touch”

posted by Susan Johnson

And nearly half are turning to the Internet for news. I find this statistic a little hard to believe. The reason I’m skeptical is that when I recently did jury duty I was the only one out of the jury […]

General Dynamics to build robot vehicles

posted by Susan Johnson

OK, so a commenter to this post said that we shouldn’t worry about killer robots because the can’t fly a plane. But how about robots who can drive? General Dynamics will build robotic vehicles to conduct surveillance and other security […]

Kitchen cleaning robot

posted by Susan Johnson

Even though engadget appears to be sold on this robot and thinks it’s a great idea, it’s clear from the video that we are a long way from a robot slave cleaning our kitchen. It’s slow and pretty limited in […]

These people certainly won’t win the parent of the year award

posted by Susan Johnson

Have you guys seen this video of the worst parents in the word teasing their son about thinking he got an Xbox and then opening it up to discover clothes and then laughing at him as he sat there crying? […]

Abilene Christian University to Give iPhones to Freshmen

posted by Susan Johnson

Uh oh! I better not let Sarah see this or she might be tempted to go. An Apple iPhone or iPod touch will become a central part of Abilene Christian University’s innovative learning experience this fall when all freshmen are […]

Expert warns that killer robots are a “threat to humanity”

posted by Susan Johnson

Well, yeah. As anyone who has watched the “Terminator” movies and TV program know, we run the risk of giving over too much control to the robots. Never take your hand from their off switch Increasingly autonomous, gun-totting robots developed […]

Want to know your iPod’s birthday?

posted by Susan Johnson

And its birthplace? Find out by downloading this software. (via)

Japanese Engineer: the “insides are full of waste”

posted by Susan Johnson

Evidently, Japanese engineers who got a look at the innards of the MacBook Air didn’t like it.

Nothing says love like giving your honey a weapon to protect herself

posted by Susan Johnson

And if you can combine it with an engagement ring, so much the better: It’s romantic because it means, “Will you marry me” but it also means, “I can’t always be there to protect you so if some jerk won’t […]

Hacker has released software that lets iTunes files be copied to mobile phones

posted by Susan Johnson

This could be helpful (not that I’m encouraging anyone to break the law A notorious Norwegian hacker known as DVD Jon is preparing for another run-in with the music industry after he released software that lets iPod owners copy music […]

Navy Missile Hits Spy Satellite

posted by Susan Johnson

Thank you, President Ronald Reagan! A missile launched from a Navy ship successfully struck a dying U.S. spy satellite passing 130 miles over the Pacific on Wednesday, a defense official said. Full details were not immediately available. It happened just […]

Best laptops for under $500

posted by Susan Johnson

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Black is getting blacker

posted by Susan Johnson

Weird! Researchers in New York reported this month that they have created a paper-thin material that absorbs 99.955 percent of the light that hits it, making it by far the darkest substance ever made — about 30 times as dark […]

HD-DVD is dead! Long live Blu-Ray?

posted by Susan Johnson

Maybe: Toshiba put HD-DVD out of its misery today. Reuters confirmed this afternoon that it will cease manufacturing HD-DVD equipment, following earlier reports from Japan’s NHK public broadcasting network. This leaves Blu-Ray as the presumptive victor in the irrelevant optical […]

Machines “to match man by 2029″

posted by Susan Johnson

Uh oh! Machines will achieve human-level artificial intelligence by 2029, a leading US inventor has predicted. Humanity is on the brink of advances that will see tiny robots implanted in people’s brains to make them more intelligent said engineer Ray […]

Starbucks announces free WiFi

posted by Susan Johnson

Woo hoo! It’s is about time! Starbucks Corp. today announced that it’s dumping longtime partner T-Mobile and switching to AT&T. Best of all, the company said WiFi will now be free for Starbucks card-holders in many stores for the first […]

It seems that Microsoft isn’t taking “no” for an answer

posted by Susan Johnson

I guess they are just used to getting what they want and they want Yahoo even though Yahoo’s board rejected their offer because they thought Microsoft undervalued the stock. But Microsoft doesn’t look like they’re going to let a little […]

Having problems with your Blackberry?

posted by Susan Johnson

You are not alone: “CrackBerry” addicts were looking for thumbthing to do late Monday as BlackBerry smartphones throughout North America went on the blink. AT&T Inc. says the disruption Monday is affecting all wireless carriers. AT&T first learned about the […]

Olympics’ Aquatic Center

posted by Susan Johnson

Have you guys seen the reports of the new Olympics’ Aquatic Center that China built for the Olympics? Very cool! Check out the details here. Here’s a report and a peak inside:

Wireless band-aid monitors patient from home

posted by Susan Johnson

Pretty neat how technology is advancing healthcare: Sometime next year nurses may put active band-aids on hospital patients to wirelessly monitor as many as three vital signs. Startup Toumaz Technology (Abingdon, U.K.) described its custom chip to power such a […]

Moldable Mouse

posted by Susan Johnson

This seems like a good idea, too bad it’s just a design concept: Made of lightweight modelling clay and covered with a nylon and polyurethane blend fabric, Moldable Mouse can be kneaded into shapes by users. […] Even the most […]

Hackers rig Google to deliver malware

posted by Susan Johnson

Just another reminder to be careful when you use Google or any other search engine: If last November you googled one of thousands of innocuous and common search terms, such as “Microsoft excel to access” or “how to teach your […]

An Inflatable Mouse

posted by Susan Johnson

Pretty neat inflatable mouse but only still only a concept design. I wish people would get on the ball and make these innovative products. It would save space in your laptop bag. I tend not to use a mouse but […]

Microsoft offers to buy Yahoo for $44.6 billion in cash and stock

posted by Susan Johnson

They think the online advertising iis going to continue to grow: Microsoft Corp. (NASDAQ:MSFT) today announced that it has made a proposal to the Yahoo! Inc. (NASDAQ:YHOO) Board of Directors to acquire all the outstanding shares of Yahoo! common stock […]

Google Maps Street View

posted by Susan Johnson

This is kind of funny:(via)BTW, here’s a cheesy how to use Google Maps video:

My New Vaio Laptop and Vista

posted by Susan Johnson

So, long time readers of this blog may remember that I got a new Vaio laptop for Christmas but I haven’t gotten a chance to let you know what I think of it. I love it! Of course, what’s not […]

Those of you waiting for Windows 7….

posted by Susan Johnson

May have a bit of a wait! The release date appears to be between 2009-2011. You might as well make the plunge and get Vista. I’ve actually had a good experience with it (I plan to post something on this […]

Is the Empire State Building zapping cars?

posted by Susan Johnson

This is a pretty weird story: In the shadow of the Empire State Building lies an “automotive Bermuda Triangle” – a five-block radius where vehicles mysteriously die. No one is sure what’s causing it, but all roads appear to lead […]

Make your own roll-up keyboard

posted by Susan Johnson

It’s not going to be attractive but it’s certainly cheap and you’re able to recycle your old USB keyboard. (via)

WiFi coming to Massachusetts commuter trains

posted by Susan Johnson

How cool is this? This is a smart move and will probably increase ridership: The trains from Worcester to Boston will not be moving any faster, but starting in the middle of this week, passengers will be able to surf […]

The MacBook Air Stripped

posted by Susan Johnson

You give a geek a MacBook Air to review and what do his do? Take it apart to see how easy it is to get the battery out. See, Apple did something really dumb, they enclosed the battery, it’s one […]

The Today Show fawns over the MacBook Air

posted by Susan Johnson

They got to touch it (and lick it), I think I’m going to go to the Apple Store so that I can see what it looks like in person (they’re in the stores this Tuesday).(via)BTW, here is a review and […]

German software engineer beat Colossus, the British Second World War code-cracking computer

posted by Susan Johnson

Actually his laptop beat Colossus: Joachim Schueth, from Bonn, won the National Museum of Computing’s Cipher Challenge on November 15 last year. He received his prize, which includes a valve from the working Colossus at the museum, in Block H […]

Hackers aim at Scientologists, hit Dutch school kids

posted by Susan Johnson

OOPS! The Scientologists decided to make it hard for the hackers to bring them down, so the hired a firm to protect their site: But the Church of Scientology hired Prolexic, a company that specializes in protecting websites from DDOS […]

E-Paper MP4 Player Bracelet

posted by Susan Johnson

You know those slap bracelets that the kids were wearing a couple years ago? It an aluminum strip covered in fabric that they would slap on their wrist and it would wraparound their wrist forming a bracelet. Here is a […]

Subway kiss winds up on YouTube

posted by Susan Johnson

Big Brother is watching and he’s a perv: Shanghai subway authorities apologized to a Chinese couple videotaped hugging and kissing on a subway platform and dismissed an employee involved in uploading the video which drew thousands of hits, state media […]

HP dual-core notebook for $465

posted by Susan Johnson

Pretty sweet deal! It’s a 1.7 GHz dual-core AMD Athlon processor, 1GB of RAM, a 120GB hard drive and a 15.4 inch drive. (via)

Verizon Wireless FlipShot by Samsung will be available tomorrow

posted by Susan Johnson

It has a 3.0 megapixel built-in camera which is pretty decent for a cell phone and “rotating display for optimal viewing while in camera mode.” And as you can see from the shot, it has an interesting retro watch face […]

A manila folder for the Air Macbook

posted by Susan Johnson

Only $29.95. But you can probably get it a lot cheaper at Staples (via)

LG Shine now offered by AT&T

posted by Susan Johnson

Nice! And only $100 but if you’re an AT&T subscriber, why wouldn’t you just get an iPhone (via)

Palm’s Desktop 6.2 for Vista is out of beta

posted by Susan Johnson

Finally! I had downloaded the beta version and was procrastinating syncing my TX because I was fearful what would befall it if they really messed it up. I didn’t want to lose any of the programs or data that I […]

IBM Thinkpad sets bed on fire

posted by Susan Johnson

While the owner was in bed! He smelled the fire and threw computer on the floor, dumped water on the bed and put out the fire. Surprisingly the computer still works! He had to hook a monitor up to it […]

A watch with bars not hands

posted by Susan Johnson

Ok, I really like this and would buy it if it were available in America and I bet I’m not the only one. Someone needs to get busy and import this watch from Korea. (via)

The Dell XPS Laptops are shocking

posted by Susan Johnson

Literally! We’ve discovered a worrying new feature in some Dell laptops: If you touch them, you may get an electric shock. This discharge can vary in strength from a gentle tingle to a sudden jolt. Disturbingly, you could also be […]

Insignia 10.4-inch photo frame bundled with a bug

posted by Susan Johnson

And Best Buy (who makes the frames) has been very slow in letting their customers know.

Video Games to be released this year

posted by Susan Johnson

Here’s a list of some of the new video games that are scheduled to be released this year.

The Benefits of the Asus Eee PC

posted by Susan Johnson

Instapundit (an an emailer) notes the benefits of using a Asus Eee PC. Hmmm….I might be tempted to look into it if I didn’t already get the Vaio. It’s not small enough to carry around all the time (in fact […]

A Fire Alarm Alarm Clock

posted by Susan Johnson

You can find the directions to make it here.(via)

A thin MacBook

posted by Susan Johnson

Ooooh! It’s nice. Five hour battery, fits in a manilla envelope, 13.3 inch screen, full size keyboard and only $1799! Apple Inc. Chief Executive Steve Jobs took the wraps off a super-slim new laptop Tuesday, unveiling a personal computer less […]

Tech problems at the tech show

posted by Susan Johnson

Problems getting the technology to work at CES. Pretty funny!

Hey gamers! Did you see this?

posted by Susan Johnson

Wow! I don’t even play games and I want one (via)

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One Final Word
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The rumors of my demise have been greatly exaggerated
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posted 7:07:55pm Aug. 23, 2010 | read full post »

An update and a prayer request
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Rest in peace, Internet Monk.
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