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October 31, 2007  11:54 AM

Happy Halloween to ghosts, goblins and geeks everywhere!



Posted by: GuyPardon
blog, buzz, cool, creativity, culture, event, fun, geek, ICANN, resource, trend

[Photo credit: Noel Dickover] Ah, All Hallows Eve has come...

October 17, 2007  1:02 PM

xkcd: a webcomic of romance, sarcasm, math and language



Posted by: GuyPardon
blogging, cool, creativity, culture, feeds, fun, humor, image, interesting, Internet, new media, social publishing

xkcd comic -- exploits of a mom Yuval Shavit, a triple threat of writer/coder/sarcasm maven over at SearchITChannel.com, turned me...


October 4, 2007  10:05 AM

IPTV update: Free classes from UCBerkeley on YouTube; BoingBoing goes to online video



Posted by: GuyPardon
academics, blog, college, cool, courses, culture, free, fun, gadgets, humor, information, Internet, IPTV, multimedia, new media, podcasting, public domain, resource, video

As reported by the AFP, the University of California at Berkeley has created a dedicated channel on YouTube for more than 300 hours of classes and events. Videos include peace and conflicts studies,...


October 1, 2007  1:12 PM

What is the world’s first OLED television?



Posted by: GuyPardon
buzz, cool, design, display, futurism, gadgets, innovation, invention, multimedia, video

Try the XEL-1. Engadget has a great photo gallery for your viewing pleasure.


September 11, 2007  9:36 AM

The Singularity: Creating smarter-than-human intelligence through high technology



Posted by: GuyPardon
artificial intelligence, buzz, collaboration, cool, event, exploration, forum, futurism, innovation, invention, nanotech, robotics, science, Virtualization

This past weekend, many of the world's foremost thinkers gathered at the Singularity Summit within the Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco. You might ask what the Singularity is, of course, as the focus of all of this heady cogitation? It's the...


August 27, 2007  3:44 PM

Netflix, Zipcar … Flexpetz (rent a pooch online)



Posted by: SarahCortes
cool, fun, service, small business

While I've never used the Zipcar service, I was, at one time, a loyal Netflix subscriber.  I'd love to check my mail and look for that red evelope among the piles of junk mail in my mailbox.  Now, a service called Flexpetz allows would-be dog owners to rent a dog.  Now granted, the delivery of...


August 20, 2007  6:06 PM

WikiScanner: How Googlebombing Virgil led to radical transparency for Wikipedia editing everywhere



Posted by: GuyPardon
academics, applications, collaboration, community, controversy, cool, free, hacks, humor, innovation, interesting, Internet, programming, search engine, Silicon Valley, tool, tracking, useful, Web applications, wiki

Sometime this past summer, future CalTech grad student (and self-styled"disruptive technologist") Virgil Griffith decided that he wanted to see if he could elevate his personal home page to the top of search results for "


August 15, 2007  2:13 PM

Got a minute? Create (or edit) a solar system at Galaxiki.



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
AJAX, applications, blog, community, cool, creativity, free, fun, interesting, Internet, participation, science, visual, Web 2.0, wiki

If you wish to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first invent the universe. ~ Carl Sagan

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August 7, 2007  3:31 PM

LOLcats: I can haz control of the Internet meme space?



Posted by: GuyPardon
blogging, buzzword, cool, creativity, culture, fun, humor, image, interesting, Internet, social networking, tag, visual, word meanings

Sometimes, Internet memes are just too powerful to ignore. Especially for a blog that delves into online humor at times. Witness the rise of the LOLcats. For me, the tipping point may have been when a fellow...


August 2, 2007  2:48 PM

The long wait is over — your flying car is here



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
cool, futurism, image, science, Technology

Ok, we're still not seeing any personal jetpacks but the flying car has arrived. If we had a definition for it, I'd have to go in and change all the references from future to present tense. Because a company called Moller has -- finally! -- developed the


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