November 15, 2006

Power without wires

Permalink | November 15th, 2006

Power lines

A research group from MIT has developed a rather simple system that could potentially deliver power to electronic devices without the need for wires. Building from old physic concepts they claim that this technique could even work across several meters. While the team has yet to build a working model, they maintain that computer models and mathematics suggest it will work.

Battlestar Galactica vs Star Wars

Permalink | November 15th, 2006


In a fight who would win, an Imperial Star Destroyer, or a Battlestar? Let’s find out…

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November 14, 2006

Firefox 2007 making the web better…

Permalink | November 14th, 2006

Firefox 2007

Do more with Microsoft Firefox 2007:

RSS (Real Simple Sex)

RSS is a relatively new algorithmic technology fueled by the continued hot desires of many online web users. Accessed by an illuminating an icon on the toolbar - a single click allows you to view and optionally download anything that resembles a tit, a boob or a breast - rendered directly in the browser with speeds up to 10 times faster than the competition. Real Simple Sex can scan and arrange explicit images/pictures in order of quality and effectively filters out irrelevant content such as balloons or soccer balls.

November 9, 2006

The ladies love the Playstation 3

Permalink | November 9th, 2006

Stacy Keibler Playstation 3 launch party Paris Hilton and Nicole Richie Playstation 3 launch party Lindsay Lohan Playstation 3 launch party Anna Faris Playstation 3 launch party
Vida Guerra Playstation 3 launch party Paris Hilton and Nicole Richie Playstation 3 launch party Christina Milian Playstation 3 launch party Arielle Kebbel Playstation 3 launch party

What is it about gadgets and Hollywood hotties? Like the limited edition Sidekick 3, which was the must-have gadget of last month, the Playstation 3, which is positioned to become the must-have gadget of the holiday season, is also loved by the ladies. There are 40 pictures of Anna Faris, Arielle Kebbel, Christina Milian, Lindsay Lohan, Paris Hilton, Nicole Richie, Stacy Keibler and Vida Guerra celebrating the upcoming arrival of the Playstation 3 — after the jump. So click the link and…

Update: This is now officially a mega post — 97 more pictures have been added, including pictures of Alyson and Amanda Michalka, Joanna Krupa, Katharine Mcphee, Kim Kardashian, Lacey Chabert, and Megan Good. Enjoy all 137 HQ pictures after the jump…

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Universal Music wants all your money

Permalink | November 9th, 2006

Doug Morris, Universal Music CEO

Somehow Universal Music was able to get Microsoft to agree to pay them a fee for each new Zune music player that it sells. The amount being paid to the world’s largest music label has not been disclosed but Universal’s CEO, Doug Morris, gave his quote of the day by stating, We felt that any business that’s built on the bedrock of music we should share in. So by that logic movie studios should be entitled to fees from video equipment manufactures, television studios should be entitled to fees from TV manufactures, breweries should be entitled to fees from glass manufactures, and Al Gore should be entitled to fees from everyone online (he did, after all, invent the internet) … umm, yeah, who are they trying to fool?!

November 2, 2006

Gmail goes native on cell phones

Permalink | November 2nd, 2006

Gmail on your cell phone

Not content with simply offering Gmail via a mobile friendly website, Google is now bringing your mail to your cell phone natively. This new Java app, which works with most Java enabled cell phones equipped with a data plan, was quietly released today. The company claims that their latest offering will close the gap between the classic way people get e-mail — sitting at a computer — and the slow-as-molasses reality of receiving e-mail on cell phones. But is it really faster?

My short review of Gmail for mobile is after the jump, so click the link to…

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October 27, 2006

Dominique Swain’s boobs meet the XBox 360

Permalink | October 27th, 2006

Dominique Swain nip slip pictures

While attending the XBox 360 Gears of War party, Dominque Swain had a minor wardrobe malfunction in front of the product poster. It’s every promoter’s wet dream, and the real reason they invite hot women in revealing clothing to an event that launches a product they could really care less about.

There are 15 pictures of Dominque at the Gears of War party, including her minor nip slip in UHQ, after the jump. So click on…

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October 24, 2006

George Bush talks about “The Google”

Permalink | October 24th, 2006


Maria Bartiromo: I’m curious, have you ever Googled anybody? Do you use Google?

George Bush: Ah, Occasionally. One of the things I’ve used on The Google is, ah, to pull up maps. And it’s, ah, very interesting to see — I’ve forgot the name of the program — but where you get the satellite, and you can — like, I kinda like to look at the ranch. It remind me of where I wanna be sometimes.

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DVD Jon liberates iTunes, but is that a good thing?

Permalink | October 24th, 2006

DVD Jon

When it comes to reverse engineering data formats, no-one can do it better than Jon Lech Johansen. Jon is most famous for his involvement in the DeCSS software which allows users to decode the content-scrambling system used to license DVDs. Now Jon has shifted his focus to music.

A self-proclaimed proponent against closed systems, Jon just announced that he has reverse-engineered FairPlay, the encryption technology Apple uses to make the iPod a closed system. Presently, thanks to FairPlay, music purchased from iTunes cannot be played on other MP3 players, while copy-protected material in a format other than Apple’s cannot be played on the iPod. Jon’s Doubletwist venture will change all of that.

Jon’s system will enable companies to emulate Apple’s FairPlay protection, thereby allowing them to directly sell iPod compatible, and protected, music without going through the iTunes store.

Is this a good idea? I’m not too sure, after all it was Steve Jobs who championed the $0.99 song, and it was the greedy music labels that wanted to charge more — and now they can.

IBM sues Amazon over technology

Permalink | October 24th, 2006

IBM vs Amazon

I.B.M., the holder of the largest patent storehouse in corporate America, often finds itself defending itself against patent claims from aggressive plaintiffs, seeking a payout.

But the International Business Machines Corporation became the aggressor on Monday, filing two lawsuits against Amazon.com that contend the big online retailer has built its business on technology developed by I.B.M.

The suits, filed in two federal courts in Texas, seek unspecified damages, but I.B.M. contends that Amazon’s infringement is broad, suggesting the potential for a sizable judgment or settlement.

“These patents are core to modern electronic commerce,” said John Kelly, senior vice president for technology and intellectual property at I.B.M. “Most if not all of Amazon’s business is built on top of this technology.”

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