Category Archives: Tech Heaven/Tech Hell

Photographing the living pixel

Fascinating story in The New Yorker about tapestries, digital photography, computer mathematics and clean rooms — not to mention a super computer with two million processors and fourteen thousand hard drives that will use 2½ million watts of electricity and … Continue reading

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TiVo tests ffwdvertising

Under the “this can’t be good news” heading, money-losing digital video recorder maker TiVo began testing pop-up ads over the weekend. Certain lucky users, when fast-forwarding through commercials, saw an ad pop up occupying 25% of their TV screen so … Continue reading

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Clicking the code

For those of you with 4th generation “click-wheel” iPods itching to replace the code on the little white box with Linux so you could, what, run Linux apps on a tiny little white box with a tiny little screen and … Continue reading

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Sony Ericsson’s mobile phone-camera-walkman

By the end of the year, you’ll be able to buy Sony Ericsson’s W800 Walkman phone, a cell with a 2-megapixel digital camera and an MP3 player built-in with 500Mb of memory for storing all that digital crap we need … Continue reading

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iTiVo?

TiVo stock jumped 18% today on whispers that Apple wants to buy them out. Some analysts doubt the rumors since the company’s concentration on the iPod would probably mean it wouldn’t want to sink hundreds of millions into a money-losing … Continue reading

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Apple’s orginal founder on Apple’s secrecy flounder

Apple is charging ahead in its muzzling lawsuit to get ThinkSecret to give up its sources. It’s also chasing after a Canadian student who did a bad thing and released a version of OSX via BitTorrent, which is, we can … Continue reading

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Cross-stitch circuits

Researchers at Hewlett-Packard have developed a new method of creating micro-microprocessors using microscopic wires connected by molecules and placed on circuits like an inkjet printer. The “crossbar latches” could replace silicon transistors within the next 5 to 10 years and … Continue reading

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Xbox2 details in May?

Bill Gates may lift the veil of secrecy surrounding Xbox2 at the Electronic Entertainment Expo this May, or he may not. The Microsoft Chief Geek is keeping mum on the plans, and there was nary a word about the next-gen … Continue reading

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Oh, for fuck’s sake.

Tired of sharing a satelite with Satan? Could the real reason God doesn’t answer your calls be that your cell service is cluttered with abortionists, atheists and homos? Switch on over to Pro-Life Communications! The first-ever Christian Wireless Network*. Get … Continue reading

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Search Video: “suck my balls”

Google posted its video search engine online in beta today, allowing the Web world to search for TV programming where certain text or phrases appear. Google spiders the closed captioning contained with the programs to accomplish the feat. Google has … Continue reading

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