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March 14, 2008  11:39 AM

Video: Scott Forstall demonstrates Touch Fighter at the Apple SDK launch



Posted by: GuyPardon
Apple, applications, buzz, code, cool, design, Development, display, downloads, event, fun, gadgets, gaming, geek, interface, invention, Mobile, multimedia, news, programming, software development, video, YouTube

Two weeks and less than 10,000 lines of code result in this demonstration of a starfighter action game on an iPhone that takes advantage of the device's accelerometer, touch screen and high contrast display. This is a great use of the interface and should inspire some creative thinking the software...

March 14, 2008  10:10 AM

Video: gOS installed on an old IBM Thinkpad.



Posted by: GuyPardon
buzz, cloud computing, command line, cool, desktop, open source, operating systems, video, YouTube

This video from a 15 year old UK student demonstrates a successful installation of gOS on a laptop nearing a decade of service. He installed some snark in his YouTube video notes as well, noting...


March 11, 2008  9:35 AM

Video: Ted Nelson, hypertext and the Web



Posted by: GuyPardon
business, code, collaboration, commentary, communications, conversation, cool, design, Development, forum, free, fundamentals, history, HTML, Internet, invention, learning, media, operating systems, programming, public domain, science, software development, Technology, tool, video, YouTube

In this Google TechTalk, Ted Nelson discusses implementing the original hypertext concept and how transclusion should be used now to fulfill its original...


March 10, 2008  9:13 AM

Video: FBI can listen even when a cellphone is turned off



Posted by: GuyPardon
applications, Audio, communications, email, government, hacking, information, Mobile, politics, Security, Technology, tool, tracking, traffic, video, YouTube

Fox News aired a report in 2006 that described how the FBI can turn on the mic on a cellphone and eavesdrop -- even if the phone is turned off. [kml_flashembed movie="http://www.youtube.com/v/O61YfvPZGJs" width="425" height="350" wmode="transparent" /] Today's Word of the Day,


March 7, 2008  10:16 AM

Video: How to log into websites using OpenID



Posted by: GuyPardon
authentication, blogging, business, collaboration, community, cool, free, howto, interactive media, Internet, interoperability, learning, multimedia, open source, tool, trend, tutorial, useful, video, Web services, word meanings, YouTube

One of our newest definitions explains OpenID:

"OpenID is a decentralized single sign-on authentication system for the Internet. The goal of the OpenID initiative is to allow users to log in...


March 6, 2008  2:35 PM

Video: Twitter in Plain English



Posted by: GuyPardon
blogging, buzz, commentary, communications, community, conversation, cool, culture, education, fundamentals, geek, howto, interactive media, interesting, Internet, learning, mashup, media, messaging, Mobile, multimedia, new media, participation, resource, screencast, social networking, tool, trend, video, Web 2.0, widgets, wiki, word meanings, YouTube

CommonCraft.com is already well known in the blogosphere and social media world for creating brilliant, lucid short videos that explain tricky concepts. The two-person team that make up CommonCraft (

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March 5, 2008  9:27 AM

Video: Bob and Joe have fun with tape at EMC



Posted by: GuyPardon
creativity, data, e-waste, fun, geek, humor, multimedia, Storage, video, YouTube

Joe Tucci (Chairman of the Board at EMC) tells Bob and Joe to get rid of some tapes. [kml_flashembed movie="http://www.youtube.com/v/n-kCkz5IJxg" width="425" height="350" wmode="transparent" /] Who knew storage guys were so much fun?


February 14, 2008  10:56 AM

Valentine’s Day Advice For Geeks



Posted by: GuyPardon
creativity, culture, downloads, event, free, fun, geek, humor, image, useful, video, YouTube

Many people derisively refer to Valentine's Day as a "Hallmark" holiday, invented and popularized by commercialized interests in the greeting card, floral and...


February 13, 2008  1:52 PM

Where are my “Jumper” cables? Darth Vader, MIT and the science of teleportation.



Posted by: GuyPardon
academics, college, conversation, cool, culture, event, forum, fun, futurism, geek, interesting, invention, science, Technology, video, YouTube

There's no question that living in Cambridge and writing about technology has its benefits. The city is swimming in startups, geeky events and plugged-in discussions. Last month, I was lucky enough to score an invitation to a Q&A session with two distinguished MIT physicists focused upon the...


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


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