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— August 2007 Archive —

Check out this crazy concept cellphone system called Brix. It’s a phone with one side as a screen, with no bezel. You can ‘stack’ several of the things side by side to create a larger screen. It’s not clear to me if this is just a fun idea or if […]

This came in the email today: ————————————— August 30, 2007 Subject: Future of CONNECT Music Service To Our Valued Sony CONNECT Music Customers: Today Sony announced its intent to move to a Windows Media Technology platform for Walkman® products in the United States, Canada and Europe. We strongly believe that […]

Two Slits Are Better Than One is a fascinating article about the double-slit experiment, and how light can behave like a wave and a particle at the same time, how observing an experiment can change the results, and all kinds of other quantum physics magicalness. I don’t claim to understand […]

Check out this rather amazing video, which should really grab the attention of anyone who resizes or crops image in their day-to-day routine. For more information, see Dr. Ariel Shamir’s homepage.

Brad Feld at Feld Thoughts – The Montana Future has up an interesting post on what he (and presumably others? I’ve never heard the term before) calls “The Montana Future”: the idea that we can live anywhere and still do our jobs, thanks to the internet. Obviously this doesn’t apply […]

For the few of you who may not know, ‘phishing’ is a process that unscrupulous folks use to try to trick you out of your personal information. Most often, it arrives in the form on an email that appears to be from your bank, or Paypal, or some other online […]

One of my various ways of keeping a roof over my head is editing TechDispenser.com, a technology blog aggregator. If you’re into tech, it’s a great place to keep up with the blogosphere’s reaction to technology-related news. But some of the blogs that are a part of the TechDispenser network […]

The star Mira is a red giant in the constellation Cetus (the Whale). Astronomers turned the Galaxy Evolution Explorer orbiting telescope on it, and found this giant ‘tail’ (the Galaxy Evolution Explorer sees ultraviolet light). The tail is 13 light-years long! Comet-like star streaks through Milky Way & Speeding-Bullet Star […]

‘We have broken speed of light’ A pair of German physicists claim to have broken the speed of light – an achievement that would undermine our entire understanding of space and time. According to Einstein’s special theory of relativity, it would require an infinite amount of energy to propel an […]

From the ‘Weird Video Files’ comes this one. It’s a bit long but oddly fascinating. Thanks to the very cool BotJunkie site for sharing this one!