My concentration at University was in photography so I’ve always been fascinated, and sometimes confused, with image manipulation software. Two of my favorite photographers are Paul Strand and Alfred Stieglitz who were driving forces behind the art of photography as we know it today (at least, that is what I remember). Both were active in
I never bought a blue-ray or hd dvd player, DVD quality is fine. I never bought a tivo, TV sucks, why record or even pause it. I don’t have a Roku box, I have a computer connected to my TV… So of course I never bought a Kindle even though it makes perfect sense to
VentureBeat has a fascinating interview with Nvidia exec Jen-Hsun Huang which focuses on what Huang asks, “what is the soul of a new PC?”. For Huang it is not a question of when the recession will lift, getting things back to normal, but what will the landscape look like. Specifically the PC and chip industries.
Twistori > Summerize > Twitter Twistori presents a flow of common emotions that people twit about on Twitter, pulled via Summerize. What is funny is how removed the viewer is from an emotion that started so intimately. Created by Amy Hoy and Thomas Fuchs.
Via http://www.youtube.com/user/boingboingtv I’ve never been scared of security or identity theft issues before, but this just seems way too easy.
…at least to see where they could lead. Sure ads suck, but I think marketers will eventually come around and realize what a good ad can be and do for every party. It is not about doing the same thing that has been done for 75+ years. Twitter offers some really unique advertisement opportunities that
Imagine taking a snapshot with your camera phone, cropping it, tagging it, maybe even adding a bubble quote, then being able to send it to all your friends without using any built-in software or having to install a 3rd party app – Every piece of software you use can live elsewhere and you can jump
Browsing the internet on my blackberry via an EDGE network is slow. It’s damn slow. But I love it! It actually helps me get more done! Because of the speed restrictions I think about and question every link I encounter. It is like the anti-stumbleupon. I am more considerate when reading articles and blogs, making
Michael Arrington on TechCrunch writes: For most early adopters (and all Mac users), the browser is increasingly the only operating system that matters anyway. Windows isn’t really that relevant any more just because of the increasing utility of online applications like Google Docs, which competes with Microsoft Office. – Gartner Says Vista Will Collapse. And
Finding newly created folders is cumbersome. Finding re-named folders and files is a pain. File and keyboard actions are not carried across all tools, such as the save dialog. Files are re-associated to different apps too presumptuously. There is also a real lack of built-in file and folder actions. These are the things I do
Great interview with Steve Wozniak: Steve Wozniak on Apple, Steve Jobs and the Value of a Good Prank Woz on Artificial Intelligence: Could you build a robot that could make a cup of coffee? First, people say, “Well, that sounds simple.” And the answer is: It’ll never happen. You could come into my house and
My mobile phone is directly connected to my world, the things around me and can access the world at large. I can take video, find movie times, chat with someone in China and share photos. There are definitely pains involved, speed being the most grueling, but that is to be solved. The question I have
Leave it to Jason Calacanis and his review of the MacBook Air to impede my efforts, calming myself from plopping down $1,700 for a MacBook Air. Ugh! More internal rationalizations Weight: My 6lb+ PowerBook is just too damn heavy. Those trips between my office and my living room are brutal! Ethernet: What’s that? USB: I
It is official. Apple is now selling a new iPhone with double the storage, a bump from 8GB to 16GB. The 16GB model fetches for $499, with the 8GB model is still at $399. Is it enough? While the limited 8GB storage was a factor in holding some people back, myself included, will the lack
The recent cut cables that had taken the Internet offline in Asia, the Middle East as well as a post on news.ycombinator.com to a map of undersea internet cables lodged some fond memories lose: A few years back I lived with him (my grandfather) for a year in Brighton, UK and we’d spend hours discussing
I don’t have cable service so XBox and now iTunes movie rentals should make perfect sense for me. I hate going to blockbuster and sometimes I can’t wait for my next Nexflix movie to arrive. But it’s still difficult to rent movies on my terms. I have two problems with online rentals. 1. The rental
We all have opinions about things we are passionate about and I am no different. So here is my quick take on Apple’s new member to the MacBook line. The MacBook Air. (First Look at the MacBook Air) Absolutely Gorgeous Yes. It is gorgeous and super thin and light. Ok. I love the black keys