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Tuesday, May 23, 2006

AP Wire | 05/23/2006 | Nike, Apple team up on iPod running gear

Friday, February 03, 2006

And yet another stupid lawsuit

I hate reading articles like this. I can't really express how irritated this makes me. People as stupid and ignorant as this guy shouldn't be allowed to buy iPods. Frankly, I think he should be put on an island somewhere so his absolute lack of common sense can't be spread to others. A "class action suit"...give me a break. How can someone listen to an ipod at full volume long enough to let it damage your hearing. If this guy listened to it at full volume, did anyone consider that maybe his hearing was already bad and that's why he had it cranked up so high. That guy should be embarrassed to be himself and the lawyer(s) representing him should be embarrassed or better yet disbarred.

Monday, January 09, 2006

Google Video

According to this press release, it seems that Google's new video service will rival iTunes. Personally, if they're the same price I'll probably just stick with iTunes since it's convenient. However, the idea of being able to just "rent" videos for 24 hours is tempting as long as they're cheap.

Google Pack

Here's the link for the Google software pack I mentioned a few days ago. It's called Google Pack and it's not really that exciting but it's convenient in that you can download several useful pieces of software at the same time.

Friday, January 06, 2006

New Google software package today?

According to this article from Forbes, Google is supposed to release a software package today with lots of online service goodies. I would imagine that Google Labs will have a link when it's released.

Also, check out Google Transit and Google Reader...very cool

Tuesday, January 03, 2006

Google PC? Google OS?

I'm not really sure what I think of this. Initially I thought that it was great and I think I still do. But I wonder how good it will really be. I don't mean how good will the computer be, because I would imagine that Google would only put their name on a quality product. The thing that I wonder about is how popular will their PCs be. The fact that they are teaming up with Wal-mart is a good thing. Alot of people shop at Wal-mart and it seems that there is one in every town I've ever been to.

I suppose at this point in technology, if anyone could take on Microsoft (besides Apple), Google would be the company. If Google and Apple could continue to take away market shares from Microsoft I think that would be great. Maybe we could be witnessing the beginning of true OS options. Not just options, but good options. Also, the fact that Google had announced a partnership with Sun could be a good thing since Sun already has experience with operating systems. On the other hand, something about Google making computers sounds like the Atari Jaguar or 3DO, remember those...exactly, well it seemed like a good idea. We'll see, power to Google and I hope it works out.

Friday, December 30, 2005

Dec 30, On This Day...

  • 1922 Vladimir Lenin proclaimed the establishment of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics.
  • 1999 Former Beatle George Harrison fought off a knife-wielding intruder who broke into his mansion west of London and stabbed him in the chest.
  • 2005 Tiger Woods is 30
  • 2005 Jay Kay, frontman for Jamiroquai is 36

Thursday, December 29, 2005

My online hero

1) Check out this site 2) Read the article from Reuters I tried being cynical and thinking of why I think this idea is stupid, but I can't come up with anything. It's a great idea. A great idea making this kid a millionare. I wonder how many more of these sites will pop up...hmmmm.

The concept car with a stupid concept.

USA Today has this article about Nissan's new video game car. Since it's just a concept car it most likely will never be made...and that's a good thing. At first I thought, "that's a pretty cool idea" then I realized that it's actually a stupid idea. I know the idea of using the steering wheel, brake & gas pedals would be realistic but it's not really that great considering the screen is like 7" wide. If it were some kind of holographic or OLED screen across the windshield that would be a little better. Plus, I don't really see when they would expect people to use this. Would you be playing it in your garage or go park in some parking lot during your lunch? And what's the difference between this and going to the arcade and using a steering wheel, brake pedal and gas pedal and racing against your friends. For the amount of money something like this would cost, only people that had too much money than they knew what to do with would buy it.

OK, OK, so maybe I'm taking this too literal but the point I'm making is that this is such an absurd idea that it shouldn't have even been considered. Just think about how much time & money they spent to design and build this car. What a waste! If they have that much money to burn they could reinvest it in other more reasonable areas.

Wednesday, December 28, 2005

THIS JUST IN: Reality TV drops to 2nd place....

I came across this article on Wikipedia about Sealand and it led me to read more about Micronations. I can't believe these people think that they are so important that they pretend to make up their own nation. If they weren't obsessed with being in the news and being different they could just immigrate to another nation...a real nation I mean. I'm going to do more research on the subject but I think Micronations have now topped my list of ridiculous things. Anyone who knows me, knows that the number 1 slot has long been occupied by Reality TV. While I still hate Reality TV, I think this is much more asinine.