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Kindle XKCD

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Anybody own a Kindle or planning to get one?

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February 24, 2009 Posted by | Geeks and Gadgetry, Humor | , , , | Comments Off on Kindle XKCD

PowerShot D10 – Canon’s 1st Waterproof Camera

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Canon has a new digital camera aimed at water sport enthusiasts and dolphins with opposable thumbs.

Key features:

  • Waterproof (to 10m), shockproof (1.22m), freeze-proof (-10°C), dust-proof digital camera
  • 12.1 Megapixels
  • 3.0x optical zoom with optical Image Stabilizer
  • Smart Auto mode with Scene Detection Technology
  • DIGIC 4 processor for ultra-fast response and superb image quality
  • Exceptionally bright 2.5” PureColor LCD II with 2mm protective shield
  • Combats blur with IS and Motion Detection Technology
  • People shots made easy with Face Detection Technology, Face Select & Track and Blink Detection – plus FaceSelf-Timer and Auto Red-Eye Correction technologies
  • 30fps VGA movies

via Digital Photography Review

February 24, 2009 Posted by | Geeks and Gadgetry, Photography | , , , , | 3 Comments

View 14-Gigapixel Photos of El Prado Masterpieces

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Now here’s an amazing application of the technology behind Google Earth/Maps. The video below is a short making-of featurette.


via Gizmodo

February 24, 2009 Posted by | Photography, Software, Video | , , , | Comments Off on View 14-Gigapixel Photos of El Prado Masterpieces

FeedFlix – Netflix Usage Analysis Tool

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FeedFlix.com offers a free and very useful service for all of you Netflix Subscribers out there: it shows you, at a glance, if you’re getting your money’s worth from Netflix.

You can see from the small screenshot above that we’re heavy “Instant Watch” users. $0.08/flick. I think we’re getting our money’s worth.

via Lifehacker

February 24, 2009 Posted by | How-To, Movies, Software, Television | , | Comments Off on FeedFlix – Netflix Usage Analysis Tool

Pop-Up Ads Lead to Jail Time – Conclusion

I blogged awhile back about Connecticut teacher, Julie Amero, who was accused of showing porn to students. That ridiculous case has come to an end, and not the happiest of ends either.

Rob Beschizza at Boing Boing Gadgets posted about the conclusion of this story.

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February 24, 2009 Posted by | News, Rants | | Comments Off on Pop-Up Ads Lead to Jail Time – Conclusion

Extinct Bird Found, Photographed & Then Eaten

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A rare Worcester’s buttonquail (Turnix worcesteri), a probable female, which is also locally known as the Philippines quail, is shown being photographed while being held by a bird hunter in Caraballo (above).

The bird, thought to be extinct, was photographed for the first time in the Philippines, and then sold to a poultry market as food.

Found only on the island of Luzon, Worcester’s buttonquail was known solely through drawings based on dated museum specimens collected several decades ago.

I really don’t know what to say on behalf of my peoples. I wonder how it was prepared.

via Cyptomundo via Boing Boing

February 24, 2009 Posted by | Humor, News, Oddities | , , , , , | Comments Off on Extinct Bird Found, Photographed & Then Eaten

Hulu Hack: All Commercials in One Shot

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This little Hulu Hack won’t reduce the amount of commercial time in a viewing, but it will consolidate it all so you can get it out of the way and watch your content interruption-free.

The hack: you refresh the page until you see the option pictured above.

via Lifehacker

February 24, 2009 Posted by | How-To, Movies, Television | , , | Comments Off on Hulu Hack: All Commercials in One Shot

The Ten Most & Least Affordable Cities in the U.S.

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I found this list pretty interesting considering that San Luis Obispo and Paso Robles are tied for 1st place for Least Affordable City with a Population Under 500,000.

via Lifehacker

February 24, 2009 Posted by | General, News | 1 Comment