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February 8, 2008  2:31 PM

Keeping time, from sticks in the ground to Stonehenge to the atomic clock



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
history, information, interesting, science, Technology, time, Uncategorized

I was thinking about time today. Just the usual stuff: how to have more of it, why must it be so ... precise. This all seemed to stem from looking at our definition of atomic clock, as I browsed the database for...

January 7, 2008  12:29 PM

Bill Gates says farewell at CES: His potential, our passion. Our laughs, anyway.



Posted by: GuyPardon
culture, downloads, futurism, gadgets, geek, humor, interesting, interface, IPTV, Microsoft, news, software, Technology, trend, video

Last night, Bill Gates gave his swan song keynote at CES 2008. Before his speech, which as always enjoyed blanket coverage from the tech press, the outgoing chairman of Microsoft played a


January 4, 2008  11:40 AM

The future is now. And the silicon cockroach has evolved and flourished



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
Apple, Audio, Bluetooth, futurism, gadgets, geek, grayware, hardware, messaging, Mobile, MP3, multimedia, science, Security, Technology, telephony, texting, traffic, trend

It's sometimes said that the only constant that you can count on is change. Change is necessary, after all -- "Adapt or die" being an imperative of the natural world. And perhaps even more so in the world of technology... These are the sorts of thoughts that occur as I poke around in the...


December 28, 2007  1:15 PM

Year in Review II: The best enterprise IT news, tips, blogs, cheatsheets and tech videos of 2007



Posted by: GuyPardon
blog, business, buzz, commentary, Internet, news, Technology, trend

Well, somehow it happened again. Another year has come and gone, to this eye even more quickly than the one before. I can't help but think that as the speed of our connections goes up, time itself seems to pass more quickly. That may because I have relativity on the brain, given that Schrodinger's...


September 14, 2007  11:45 AM

Printer technology to deliver medication



Posted by: SarahCortes
hardware, invention, medicine, science, Technology

I'm sure we all have an old laser printer or two around the house - you know, the one that's sits in the corner unplugged, gathering dust.  One of these days, we'll put it up for sale on eBay or Craigslist.  One of these days.  Well, that printer just might contain technology that can aid in...


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 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


July 26, 2007  3:43 PM

Orbo: perpetual hope for perpetual motion



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
buzz, science, Technology

For hundreds of years, enterprising souls, including Leonardo da Vinci, have tried to create a perpetual motion machine: a device that creates energy with no external source. Since August of last year, there's been a huge amount of buzz around the latest contender called Orbo, from an Irish company...


July 23, 2007  11:24 AM

News rivers: Dave Winer makes mobile feed browsing brilliantly easy



Posted by: GuyPardon
aggregator, buzzword, cool, feeds, free, hacks, information, Internet, lifehack, Mobile, RSS, Technology, tool, trend, XML

Dave Winer, generally considered the father of RSS, has been playing with different ways of organizing, aggregating and displaying feeds for years.


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...


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