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December 10, 2008  11:43 AM

Happy 40th birthday, computer mouse!



Posted by: GuyPardon
Apple, cool, desktop, fundamentals, gadgets, geek, hardware, history, invention, learning, science, Technology, tool

first mouseToday the computer mouse celebrates its 40th anniversary.

Pictured is version 1.0, held held by inventor

December 8, 2008  5:59 PM

Adobe’s Zoetrope really takes you back



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
adobe, applications, cool, documentation, innovation, interactive media, mashup, new media, news, Uncategorized, Web 2.0, Web analytics, Web applications, YouTube

Adobe's come up with an application that lets users look at past versions of Web pages or sections of pages and perform complex comparisons of various data, such as exchange rates or gas prices over time. A scroll bar at the bottom of the screen...


November 15, 2008  4:21 PM

g-speak: Oblong brings the “Minority Report” operating system to science reality



Posted by: GuyPardon
buzz, cool, creativity, culture, data, demonstration, display, entrepeneurship, fun, futurism, geek, immersive 3D worlds, innovation, interactive media, interesting, interface, Internet, invention, media, multimedia, operating systems, science, Technology, tool, video, virtual, virtual reality

William Gibson noted recently that the cyberpunk fiction he'd been writing over the past quarter century has now become science fact. Pattern Recognition and Spook Country are both set in near-futures with technology and social norms that...


October 15, 2008  9:00 AM

What is Blog Action Day? A chance to help fight global poverty.



Posted by: GuyPardon
academics, blogging, business, buzz, communications, cool, culture, Development, education, entrepeneurship, event, free, green, Internet, learning, media, open source, politics, resource, science, small business, Technology, tool, useful, volunteer, Web 2.0

Blog Action Day is, according to its founders, "an annual nonprofit event that aims to unite the world’s bloggers, podcasters and videocasters, to post about the same issue on the same day."

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September 5, 2008  7:19 AM

Rapping about CERN’s Large Hadron Collider? Not the end of the world as we know it.



Posted by: GuyPardon
academics, cool, culture, free, fun, futurism, geek, humor, learning, MP3, music, science, Technology, video, YouTube

Need a breath of fresh air and humor heading into the weekend? Check out this hilarious video of the Large Hadron Rap on YouTube. Hat tip to Cosmos Magazine for the


September 2, 2008  5:21 PM

Chrome: A shiny Web browser from Google may just be the next global platform for running Web applications



Posted by: GuyPardon
advertising, AJAX, Apple, applications, blogging, business, buzz, buzzword, cloud computing, collaboration, communications, cool, demonstration, desktop, downloads, freeware, geotargeting, Google, innovation, Internet, Microsoft, Mobile, Office, operating systems, reviews, search engine, SEM, SEO, Silicon Valley, social bookmarking, social networking, social publishing, software, Technology, the cloud, video, Web 2.0, Web applications, Web services, Windows, YouTube

Chrome logoTechies and geeks returned from one last weekend of sun, sand and summer to find news of a disruptive change sweeping the online business world. Meet


August 19, 2008  12:42 AM

Bizzwords: Business lingo describes the state and style of the information age



Posted by: GuyPardon
blogging, buzzword, college, commentary, communications, conversation, cool, creativity, crowdsourcing, culture, exploration, fun, futurism, geek, Google, history, humor, Internet, languages, Silicon Valley, social networking, Technology, Web 2.0, WhatIs.com, widgets, wiki, word meanings

Isn't it amazing how the business lingo of the times reflects the technologies, anxieties and energies of a period? My local NPR station, WBUR, featured a...


August 8, 2008  11:03 AM

Google helps you keep up with the Olympics



Posted by: GuyPardon
aggregator, blogging, cool, event, free, Google, Google Earth, Google Maps, howto, innovation, Internet, resource, Technology, tool, useful, widgets, YouTube

These days, Google isn't just a search engine, though of course google.com is the starting point for most online searches. As Dylan Casey points out on the Official Google Blog, Google has now made it easier than ever for users to


August 7, 2008  4:31 PM

How you can watch the Olympics live online (and what sysadmins can do about it)



Posted by: GuyPardon
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After years of buildup, the Olympics are about to kick off tomorrow in Beijing. As Shamus McGillicuddy reports,


July 18, 2008  11:40 AM

Bit.ly: A better URL shortener for developers, data geeks and microbloggers



Posted by: GuyPardon
applications, blogging, code, collaboration, communications, community, cool, creativity, data, design, feeds, free, geek, hacks, innovation, interface, Internet, programming, public domain, resource, reviews, social bookmarking, social publishing, software, startup, statistics, Technology, tool, tracking, traffic, useful, Web 2.0, Web analytics, Web applications, Web design, Web services, WhatIs.com Editor's Award

The old adage about not reinventing the wheel doesn't quite extend to Web applications. URL shorteners may have been around for years but there is plenty of room for improvement. This


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