Archive | gadgets

Shazam – name that tune

Shazam is THE killer-app for music lovers with mobile phones This new mobile service lets you call in and it will listen to the music you are listening to for 20 seconds, and then send you back a SMS text-message telling you what song and artist you were listing to. It also allows you to […]

Continue Reading

The Future of Multimedia on Devices

In the June edition of Macromedia’s The Edge, Lauren Gibbons Paul writes about The Future of Multimedia on Devices. Users are hungry for everything from location-enabled restaurant and movie reviews to games to short messaging services (SMS). Even streaming video and audio applications are making an appearance on the diminutive devices. As always, content is […]

Continue Reading

How LCD screens work

ExtremeTech has an interesting article about Flat Panel Display Technology. Since the LCD screen is becoming more and more common, its a good idea to have some insight into how they work – at least if you make multimedia presentations. Besides, the geek in me just plain out want to know how they work. ExtremeTech […]

Continue Reading

Flash devices: Verizon Thera

Another device with Flash support on the market. Phillip Torrone wrote me to tell me about a very cool new device from Verizon. Its called Thera, and it supports Flash. Phillip has put up a page with pictures and a little information about the device. Thera is a PDA with Phone (or vice versa), and […]

Continue Reading

Linux for PS2 now available in Europe

Linux for PlayStation 2 Community: Home The kit constist of a 40 GB Hard disk, 10/100 Mbit/s Network Adaptor, USB Keyboard, USB mouse, Monitor Cable and DVD discs that contain the Linux installation, RTE and hardware manuals. The kit should be available all over the world by the end of this summer. Some more information […]

Continue Reading

Samuel Wan connects Lego with ColdFusion

This is what I call playing with toys! :-) Samuel Wan has connected his Lego Mindstroms robot with ColdFusion I think the high point of the day was when I sent my browser to http://localhost:8500/webrover/test.cfm , and my robot suddenly smacked into the wall on other side of the room. It scared the heck out […]

Continue Reading