Mobile phone turns 38!

Happy Birthday Mr. Mobile Phone! Handheld mobile phones have come a long way from the first call made by inventor Martin Cooper on a Manhattan street corner in 1973, when a 2.2 pound, nearly $4,000 Motorola DynaTAC handset signaled a sea change in the way people would one day communicate with each other. He made […]

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Digital Art

Victoria & Albert Museum in London is vaulting into the digital age, with “Decode: Digital Design Sensations,” an exhibition of cutting-edge digital art and design. The show was curated by OneDotZero, a production-house specializing in digital installations. Images can’t do it justice, since almost all of the works are either video based or interactive. Fast […]

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Cool Mind Art

There is a whole genre of art elements that are desinged to play tricks on the brain and visual perception. Here is a sample of some of the best and well known art examples. How many ships can you see? Ever wanted to rock out on your rooftop? Would you see faces in the crowd […]

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Sprint says no to tiered 4G service offerings

Sprint CEO Dan Hesse today said that he doesn’t anticipate Sprint adopting the tiered pricing models for 4G data services that have been floated by rivals AT&T and Verizon. Speaking at the EmTech conference at MIT in Cambridge, Mass., today, Hesse said he felt confident that Sprint and Clearwire had a strong enough spectrum portfolio […]

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Infographic of the top web sites today

You could read a boring old list of the web’s most popular website — or you could check out this sprawling infographic by Nmap.It was created by using a web script to scrape the favicons of the world’s most popular websites, as ranked by Alexa. Then, those favicons were scaled according to the amount of […]

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The basics – how to choose a cell phone provider

PC mag did a recent article with a very fair assessment on the ins and outs of selecting a cell phone provider. The conclusions fall on the last page but reference Sprint and TMobile the best choices for getting an awesome texting and / or smart phone with out breaking the bank. Read the full […]

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Virgin Galactic terminal

This is Sir Norman Foster’s Virgin Galactic terminal building in the New Mexico desert: like the futuristic aircraft ready to shuttle tourists to the edge of our atmosphere, it is about to move from technical drawing to reality. Angus Batey reports on the final leg of Sir Richard Branson’s most spaced-out venture yet Read the […]

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How to Photograph an Atomic Bomb

Between 1945 and 1962, the United States conducted over 300 atmospheric nuclear tests above the ground, in the ocean or in outer space. On August 5, 1963, the United States and the former Soviet Union signed the Limited Test Ban Treaty, effectively banning the testing of all nuclear weapons except those tested underground. Atmospheric nuclear […]

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The Top 100 Undiscovered Web Sites

pcmag.com posted this article with links and commentary for the best 100 undiscovered web sites.  They approached the top 100 list as “undiscovered”  which is kind of silly because most site have traffic and a following, if they are decent sites.  This was posted in 2008. They also did a list a year earlier in […]

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web 2.0 expo 2010

Web 2.0 expo in San Francisco wrapped up this week. Here is a series of presentations that were done by presenters at the event and posted to the site and to slideshare.com. http://www.web2expo.com/webexsf2010/public/schedule/proceedings

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.com turns 25!

It was 25 years ago — March 15, 1985 — that the first dot-com domain name — Symbolics.com — appeared on the Internet, ushering in the commercial age of the World Wide Web. Having a domain name made it simpler for the average person to access a Web site. Instead of having to remember a […]

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Most Innovative Companies 2010

Fastcompany.com launched their annual Most Innovative Companies online. They have assessed information on thousands of businesses, looking for creative models, real-world impact, far-sighted risk taking, and paradigm-busting execution. They created top 10 lists of the most innovative companies in 24 industry categories. Access the reports for businesses that stand apart from the rest and provide […]

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top free photo programs

Its not all about mobile apps… People still use their regular computers and most tech buffs are into photography, like me. MSNBC.com ran an article outlining the top free photo programs you can download and use. Sure beats 500 bucks for photoshop, but, none of these programs match up to the functionality of Adobe. We’ve […]

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Making quark-gluon plasma…yummm

Scientists say the tiny bubbles of plasma they’ve created in a “big bang machine” are the hottest dollops of soup ever seen in the universe, reaching temperatures of several trillion degrees. What’s more, the weird properties of that soup may help scientists create a new breed of electronic devices – and figure out why the […]

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Top Andriod Apps – February 2010

The release of the Google Android operating system devices has irrevocably changed the smartphone landscape, and led more developers to consider creating both free and paid applications for Android Market, Google’s mobile application store. While questions remain about how robustly Android Market can challenge Apple’s App Store, developers have been building thousands of applications for […]

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Intel Infoscape wall at CES looks awesome.

Wow!  Intel had an awesome 3D web interface running at the CES show last week.  IT seemed visually stunning as well as a possible look into the future of web browsing.  I have been researching web browsing techniques over the last year on a side project that I am working on which makes me very […]

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Google Product Advertising for Nexus One

I ran into this google phone ad for Nexus One online. It seemed odd to me and I’m not sure why. I guess I just don’t see much physical product ads by google. Anyways, Click on the image to get to Google’s microsite for Nexus One. I hear rumors of people complaining of shoddy service […]

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Google annouces Nexus One officially

It’s finally official: Google Inc. will sell its own mobile phone! The phone, announced Tuesday, had been widely anticipated since Google handed out the device, called the Nexus One, to its own employees three weeks ago. Consumers will be able to buy the Nexus One for $179 if they commit to a two-year service contract […]

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what will technology bring us in 2010?

What will technology bring us in the coming decade?  Below is a very limited list of technology break-through concepts and products.  Each was faced with opposition and then adoption. Tech Crunch thinks they have the answer.  They recently ran an article that focuses on primarily the mobile Web as this years focus.  I know that […]

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Gadgets of the Decade

Everyone loves new gadgets.  Fast Company did a end of year article on the top gadgets of this last decade.  I certainly have all these gadgets… except my dyson cleaner always had problems and now sits in the basement not used anymore.  Oh yah, I don’t have a intel powered mac (yet) …my favorite was […]

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Even SNL is getting in on the fun…

Saturday Night Live threw in a jab to ATT and the iphone this week.  Every one seems to be jumping on the band wagon to slam ATT and Apple over theire self proclaimed greatness.  I love it. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NmgKDvWdi6o&color1=0xb1b1b1&color2=0xcfcfcf&hl=en_US&feature=player_embedded&fs=1]

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Android Marketplace hits 20K apps

Android market place is growing at a rapid pace and just passed 20,000  apps at the marketplace.  Phonearena.com reports that 62% of the apps are free and the other 38% are pay for apps.  Mobile Crunch estimates that the app number for Android will hit 50,00 by second quarter.  The growth at this time is […]

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Twitter 101

CIO.com ran an article last week on how to write better tweets.  Twitter’s 140-character message format demands concise, engaging writing, and that’s a skill that a lot of people just don’t have. Here’s practical, expert advice to help you engage your followers and avoid common tweet writing blunders.

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Chat features are a big hit for online shoppers

Biz report has an interesting article to support your next chat initative.  They report, “Over three-quarters of U.S. shoppers surveyed for BoldChat’s research into the effectiveness of live chat technology said the most common reason for initiating the service was when experiencing problems during check-out.  Currently, not many online shoppers are using live chat, and […]

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Can technology provide us with a sixth sense?

TED site has a video of Pattie Maes’ speech in February that dabbles in the technology around providing us humans with the desired sixth sense. Pattie runs a lab at MIT, spearheaded by Pranav Mistry one of her students. It’s a wearable device with a projector that paves the way for profound interaction with our […]

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Web 2.0 can enhance your Innovation Strategy

CIO magazine featured a timely article today on, ” Four Tips for Getting Good ROI from Web 2.0 Projects.” This article features Embarq’s use of the Jive platform with in their organization to enhance communication and information to boost their Innovation Strategy. Here are four lessons they’ve learned on how to make social networking or […]

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Mobile Netbooks – the new rage

The new buzz word in the mobile and tech industry that you may be hearing alot about is the term Netbooks. Netbooks, are laptops that have gained popularity quickly in the the midst of slowing cell phone sales. Many wireless carriers see this as an extension of the wireless products to embrace, further cutting the […]

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Mobile Blogging with Google

Google recently released a less complicated way of linking up your phone with one or more of your Blogger blogs. It put the settings to post to a specific blog through your phone or e-mail next to each blog’s title inside of the dashboard using small and simple icons. Posting via SMS or MMS message […]

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Web 2.0 Project Management

I am reposting this SlideShare Presentation done last year at Web 2.0 expo by by Dan Olsen. It contains some great information on UI design tenents and role of PM with in Web Projects. Web 2.0 Product Management by Dan Olsen View more documents from Dan Olsen.

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Launching Successful Web Enhancements

Testing is such an important part of bringing your Web Enhancements to production. It should not be overlooked. This article “15 essential checks before launching your Web site” provides a good high level overview of concepts to think about covering during requirements as well as testing. The article also has some good Web links scattered […]

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Finding the right job in a 2.0 world

Wow – the recession consumed the news and lifes of millions around the world for 2009. They say here in America that things are looking better…but, many people are receiving the front end shaft of the corporate belt tighening that is being done by all companies. I ran across this PCworld article with some good links and […]

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Project Managers vs Business Analysts for web development

Process on my mind as of late including the structure and methodology of successful endevors.  So many companies have so many names for roles that serve as the basics to rolling out web development projects. The challenge of driving the business analysis, functional requirements, design prototypes, use cases, testing, rollout, and metrics for web projects […]

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Top Tech Blogs

I did some reaearch on tech blogs recently and ran across this line up of the top tech blogs from a compilation of compete.com and a few other top ten lists. TechCrunch GigaOm Engadget Gizmodo VentureBeat Silicon Valley Insider Meritalk ReadWriteWeb LifeHacker WSJ New York Times CNET BusinessWeek ZiffDavis Wired CIO eWeek NetworkWorld InformationWeek

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Highest Ranking Media Sites

Original Post 03.09.2009 Media search company Technorati is about to release The Technorati Attention Index, which measures the mainstream media websites with the highest number of blogs linking to them in the past 30 days. Right now it has a blog post with the inaugural list. YouTube takes the top spot with the New York […]

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The future of Google Tweets?

Original Post 03.09.2009 Everyone’s online is talking about Google’s next big acquisition, but whether the company will actually make it is far from certain. The services the potential target offers are not quite in line with what Google does — but then again, Google has never followed a straight linear product development road map. It […]

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Effective Web Design Skills

Original Post 01.21.2009 Effective Web Designers obviously need to have specific skills in order to excel at their profession and to have the ability to create top notch sites. So, what are the most common and beneficial skills for web design? There is a good article on Webdesignsfromstratch.com that outlines these skills. Read the full […]

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Top 100 Social Networking Sites

Original Post 11.30.2008 This list was posted by http://www.dulcenegosyante.com/ in 2008 showing the top social networking sites for the year.  Rank Social Networking Sites 1 http://360.yahoo.com/ (1/7) 2 http://www.orkut.com/ (2/9) 3 http://spaces.live.com/ (4/ 8) 4 http://www.myspace.com/ (6/ 8) 5 http://www.facebook.com/ (7/ 8) 6 http://www.hi5.com/ (8/6) 7 http://www.friendster.com/ (14/7) 8 http://www.fotolog.com/ (15/7) 9 http://www.livejournal.com/ (60/8) 10 […]

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Top Photo Sharing Sites

Original Post 11.29.2008 So much has changed with the web and mainstream adoption of sites and tools for the everyday online user. A ton of people are taking advantage of photo sharing and video sharing sites to host and share their pictures and vids. The whole problem with hosting a large amount of space on […]

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Top Photo Sharing Sites

Original Post 11.29.2008 So much has changed with the web and mainstream adoption of sites and tools for the everyday online user. A ton of people are taking advantage of photo sharing and video sharing sites to host and share their pictures and vids. The whole problem with hosting a large amount of space on […]

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Twitter Tools to Enhance Microblogging

Original Post 11.28.2008 Information Week posted a good article on twitter tools with link to some good applications and sites for making the most out of your tweets. Give it a read if you are into twitter everyone is these days. Twitter Tools – Short List http://dossy.org/twitter/karma/ Twitter Karma is a Web tool to help […]

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the ultimate online shopping experience

Original Post 10.14.2008 Ecommerce times released the first article in a series based on the outlining the Ultimate Online Shopping Experience. This article contains a great overview of what to concentrate on with looking at the strategy and design of the overall customer experience when setting out on building a new experience for your online […]

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Who is tweeting?

Original Post 10.03.2008 I ran across a Network World article on the top 20 must follow twitter feeds. Although I personally feel its pretty lame list I thought it was worth sharing a few. I have ran across some much more interesting people that are twittering in my random followers. They did post a decent list […]

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Web 2.0 – news and info

Original Post 09.18.2008 I’ve been researching Web 2.0 news and different company implementations to try to gain some knoweldge around what are the successful things that different groups are rolling out for the community and user bases.  DEMOFall 08 conference got over and WEB 2.0 expo NY is going on this week so there has […]

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