Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Resistance Is Futile+++

Ok... we've all seen this pattern before... Friendster... MySpace... now it seems to be happening again.  With a "5th time's a charm" attitude, Google has seemed to have gotten things right with Google+.  (Google's past attempts that have failed were: Orkut, Dodgeball, Jaiku, Wave and Buzz) And although it is in it's early stages, it currently has 20 million members.  How does this affect everyone on Facebook?  Well, the easiest thing about Google+ is it's non-intrusive nature in your everyday life.  I may be a minority whose homepage is still Google, but I like the fact that Google+ alerts reside in my search page.

I do NOT like the fact that my accounts still cannot be merged however...but I'm still hoping that Google will fix this and I can delete my other GMail accounts and just consolidate everything under my Google Apps account.

Now, there have been some concerns about Google+ privacy policy, much like any other social network and free online service... but take note... Facebook has had far less regard for security and less respect for privacy since it's TheFacebook.com days.  I trust Google more than I do Facebook.  I have more info on Google's services (Blogger, Picasa, GMail, YouTube, Voice, Talk, Android) than I do on Facebook.

This short video by Epipheo Studios pretty much sums up why Google+ is gaining ground.

Friday, July 22, 2011

A Little Friday Tech Humor : Are Social Networks Too Powerful?

Something I found funny... Was combing through my Facebook feed to clean it up a little... and I noticed the drop down menu...

I guess I can also report messages from God as SPAM...

Monday, July 18, 2011

Cyberdyne And The Rise Of The Machines...

Ok, leave it to Japan to name a cybernetics & robotics company after a fictional one that led to the rise of the Terminators.

In Tsukuba, Japan, Cyberdyne, Inc. has created HAL (yes, HAL) a mobility suit that reads brain impulses and helps assist those with mobility problems move around.  It works, in principle, similar to Ironman's suit.  Amplifying the electrical signals sent by our brain to our body, to activate the suit as well.

This suit has already allowed a 49-year old man who is paralyzed visit France.  That in itself is a worth cause right there... hehehehe.

Maybe James Cameron was just a few years off...

Photo by Katsumi Kasahara / AP

Lego...Not Just For Kids

I don't know anyone who doesn't like Lego.  I've loved Lego since I was a kid.  And I'm amazed at how they've managed to create kits and products for all ages... and all levels of creativity.

This video is from a Mindstorms Expo.  The whole things was built from just Lego Mindstorms pieces.

Monday, July 11, 2011

Hmmmm... Questionable Amazon Item?

Ok, I was browsing for a jacket... and this popped up.  Please correct me if I'm wrong... but WTF is this guy carrying a hack saw??????

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Apple OSX Update Warning...DO NOT UPDATE!

Ok, this only applies to those who use the digital audio output on their Macs...

DO NOT UPDATE TO 10.6.8 just yet.

The update causes a digital audio glitch that disables your HDMI/Digital Out after watching a DD or DTS movie.  The only way to get your audio back is to reboot the system.

No known fix at the moment.

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