Tesla Would Be Proud

June 8, 2007 at 6:28 am | Posted in innovation, news, technology | 3 Comments

We’ve finally done it!  Wireless electricity!  Just a few more years and I won’t have to have any cords, do you know how wonderful this would be?  Let’s just hope it doesn’t cause cancer or some craziness…

 http://www.citizen-times.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=200770608004

This article goes on to say that you can put people in between the power coils and the object being charged and their are no adverse effects on the person or the system.  Amazing!

It’s not ready for consumer/widespread use yet, however.  The 2-foot coils and 7-foot range make the “system” rather clunky, but it’s a start. Thanks Tesla and thanks MIT!

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Apple iPhone: 6/29/07

June 4, 2007 at 11:17 am | Posted in Apple, culture, innovation, iPhone, Mac, technology | 2 Comments

Let the fun begin!  The question is: will I spend $500-600 on a cell phone?  It’s possible.  You never know.  🙂

http://www.forbes.com/feeds/ap/2007/06/04/ap3784963.html

Google Maps: Street Views

June 4, 2007 at 6:05 am | Posted in America, innovation, internet, Las Vegas, New York City, technology, The Venetian | Leave a comment

Right now, I’m cruising down Broadway in New York City. Just a few minutes ago, I was in Las Vegas checking out the strip around The Venetian and Treasure Island. This is really cool!

The zoom isn’t that great, although that probably has something to do with privacy groups freakin’ out about this new thing.

Below is a screenshot where I was checking out Columbus Circle / 8th Avenue in New York City. You can even stroll through Central Park with this thing.

Columbus Circle / 8th Avenue, New York City

 

It looks like the cities are very limited right now. I’m only able to see San Francisco, Las Vegas, Denver, New York City, and Miami when I click the Street View button on Google Maps. It would be really neat if one day we are able to look up the address of a hotel we are interested in staying at and see what it really looks like.

As usual, thanks Google!

Microsoft Surface: The heat is on!

May 31, 2007 at 6:18 am | Posted in Apple, entertainment, innovation, iPhone, Linux, Mac, Microsoft, Office, OS X, Surface, technology, Ubuntu, Vista | 3 Comments

Microsoft officially announced their new product yesterday – Surface. Yes I blogged about it. And yes I blogged about it twice. If I had time, I would have blogged about it all day long!

So where does all this leave Microsoft, Apple, and Linux in the long term?

First of all, where are all the iPhone-heads? All I’ve heard about for the last 5 months is iPhone this and iPhone that. I’m sure even my coworkers are sick of hearing me talk about the iPhone. But now they’re going to be sick of me talking about Surface. This aside, Microsoft’s stock closed up only $0.32 on Wednesday with this announcement. What’s up with that? Apple’s stock went nuts with the Engadget debacle last week. $400 billion lost in 6 minutes? I think Microsoft’s announcement is worth a little something.

I mean, let’s face it, this is much BIGGER than the iPhone will ever be. Did you read all the ads, news, and blog articles? Did you watch the Microsoft promotional videos or at least the YouTube demonstrations? Almost 75% of the selling points for this new product centered around it’s interaction with our cell phones. I mean, who needs an iPhone when I can just set my Nokia or BlackBerry down and “Surface” it? You can dump photos, ring tones, music and service plans on to it by just touching and dragging- the possibilities are literally endless. The revenue and profit potential of this is mind boggling – I can’t stop thinking about it! Continue Reading Microsoft Surface: The heat is on!…

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