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August 13, 2007  5:54 AM

Could your heatbeat power your iPod?



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
Audio, buzz, energy efficiency, futurism, gadgets, green, interesting, invention, medicine, MP3, music, science, Technology

It's not quite perpetual motion -- but it might be the next best thing. Dr. Steve Beeby and a team of researchers at the School of Electronics & Computer Science (ECS) at Southampton...

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...


July 13, 2007  1:09 PM

The Library Lookup Project: Use bookmarklets to reserve library books discovered on Amazon.com



Posted by: GuyPardon
academics, books, cool, downloads, education, free, howto, interesting, learning, resource, tool, Web applications

Merlin Mann, author of the brilliant organization and productivity blog 43 folders, recently resurfaced an "old"


July 9, 2007  6:17 PM

Code to Joy’s 7 Wonders of Programming Languages



Posted by: GuyPardon
code, command line, controversy, conversation, Development, fun, interesting, programming, Ruby on Rails, Technology

It's been quite a week for wonders of the world. First, the online world got together and voted for seven modern wonders of the world, provoked by the lonely status of the Pyramids as the last...


July 2, 2007  3:56 PM

uMouse: Control your computer using gestures and a webcam, not a mouse



Posted by: GuyPardon
applications, code, cool, creativity, freeware, fun, gadgets, hacks, interesting, interface, invention

This past weekend's iPhone launch has introduced hundreds of thousands of users to a new paradigm for mobile computing interfaces, multi-touch....


May 14, 2007  2:14 PM

Codemonkey: The new media model for creative, Web-savvy musicians?



Posted by: GuyPardon
buzz, commentary, cool, creativity, culture, entrepeneurship, fun, interactive media, interesting, Internet, mashup, MP3, music, new media, public domain, social publishing, songs, video

Last week, as I caught up on my backlog of podcasts, I heard a song on net@nite that Amber and Leo were laughing -- hard -- over. The tune was...


May 10, 2007  10:29 AM

The Encyclopedia Of Life: An individual Web page for every species of life on Earth



Posted by: GuyPardon
academics, cool, crowdsourcing, education, free, information, innovation, interesting, learning, mashup, participation, resource, science, visual, wiki

Can you imagine a comprehensive, illustrated encyclopedia that documented and described every living species known to humankind? If scientists succeed in a new, boldly conceived project, such a dream might become reality. Meet the Encyclopedia of Life (


April 26, 2007  12:30 PM

Netcosm: 3-D network monitoring and performance management tool



Posted by: GuyPardon
commentary, design, futurism, innovation, interesting, network, virtual

One of our colleagues, SearchNetworking.com's Tessa Parmenter, wrote a provocative message to her audience this past week. In it, she commented on a new tool, Netcosm, described by Andrew Hickey in his recent article, "


April 23, 2007  4:24 PM

Lifecasting: Streaming video netcasts of an individual’s life



Posted by: GuyPardon
blogging, buzz, culture, feeds, interactive media, interesting, Internet, Mobile, podcasting, social, social publishing, trend, video, Web 2.0

If you Google lifecasting, the odds are that you'll find lifecasting.org at the top of your search results, a site dedicating to "lifecasting artists" who make 3D copies of living human bodies. The current


April 23, 2007  4:13 PM

AssignmentZero: Wired applies crowdsourcing to journalism



Posted by: GuyPardon
business, buzz, collaboration, commentary, community, conversation, crowdsourcing, culture, forum, information, interesting, Internet, news, participation, social publishing, trend, volunteer, Web 2.0

Welcome to "pro-am journalism," "an attempt to bring together professional writers and editors with citizen journalists to collaborate on reporting and writing about the rise of crowdsourcing on the Web. Inspired by the open source movement, the goal of


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