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Title: LOL Technology OR Oh The Future And The Marvels It Will Bring!
Post by: FortNinety on July 21, 2009, 06:45:10 PM
Had a similar thread last time, which I personally liked, since it was a chance to toss in all sorts of robot related junk which I'm a fan of.

Anyway, guess which of the two headings the following falls under?

http://www.slate.com/id/2223214/

... Never been a fan of the Kindle, and never will be, so this article doesn't make it me hate it anymore, but it certainly doesn't do it any favors.


Title: Re: LOL Technology OR Oh The Future And The Marvels It Will Bring!
Post by: dhex on July 22, 2009, 08:49:04 AM
i can't wait until someone gets a kindle-like device right.


Title: Re: LOL Technology OR Oh The Future And The Marvels It Will Bring!
Post by: isfet on July 22, 2009, 10:17:22 AM
i'm imagining the most successful one will probably be something third party that will allow you to purchase "books" (text, really) from authors directly or from the publishing company directly.  or...well, i dunno, i have a tough time predicting exactly how books are going to be published in the next 20 years.  i sort of assume publishing companies will simply become more of a PR thing.


Title: Re: LOL Technology OR Oh The Future And The Marvels It Will Bring!
Post by: Llydis on July 22, 2009, 01:51:54 PM
I'm really  not willing to get a Kindle anytime soon. Mostly since I like to know I actually own a copy of a book than have a license to be able to display the text of a book.

Besides, there are some books that actually do interesting things with the type that might be hard to set on a Kindle.


Title: Re: LOL Technology OR Oh The Future And The Marvels It Will Bring!
Post by: FortNinety on July 22, 2009, 02:36:08 PM
Not also helping is how, at least in NYC, people who have a Kindle are some of the most obnoxious twats imaginable.

Plus the design of the unit itself is ugly as sin and the actual display of text is a complete joke, especially when you consider the cost of the unit. I know all this will be fixed in due time, but still.


Title: Re: LOL Technology OR Oh The Future And The Marvels It Will Bring!
Post by: dhex on July 22, 2009, 03:50:14 PM
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Besides, there are some books that actually do interesting things with the type that might be hard to set on a Kindle.

not really - pdf can do whatevs. i fear for the day when books aren't interactive enough and need vid clips :(

i actually like what i've seen of the kindle (which isn't a whole whole lot) but the cost is ridiculous.

my e-reader will need to:

a) have some degree of network connectivity
b) open pdf, txt, doc and other file formats
c) allow some editing/footnote functionality
d) be under $200

so i'll be checking one out in about three to five years, i figure.


Title: Re: LOL Technology OR Oh The Future And The Marvels It Will Bring!
Post by: FortNinety on July 22, 2009, 04:27:27 PM
I'd give dhex the custom tag of "a pdf's best friend" but that will only sense to those familiar with TGQ and is not even that funny to begin with.

Plus the way that Simple Machines makes ranks/tags is weird and confusing to me.


Title: Re: LOL Technology OR Oh The Future And The Marvels It Will Bring!
Post by: Fitz on July 22, 2009, 04:34:04 PM
Make something akin to an iPhone the size of a trade paperback with a stylus for highlights/notes and an option for wireless keyboard and I'm sold.


Title: Re: LOL Technology OR Oh The Future And The Marvels It Will Bring!
Post by: FortNinety on July 22, 2009, 04:36:06 PM
I guess I should mention that I actually use the kindle reader for the iPhone on occasion, but only to read wrestling newsletters, since I don't have a day job and a printer to abuse for a hard copy. Also, the reader itself was free, but it's interface is pretty crappy and not worth the bother, hence why I barely use it.


Title: Re: LOL Technology OR Oh The Future And The Marvels It Will Bring!
Post by: dhex on July 23, 2009, 08:36:58 AM
i'm also betting the first decent cheap e-reader will get a rockbox style OS overhaul hack to unlock various features.


Title: Re: LOL Technology OR Oh The Future And The Marvels It Will Bring!
Post by: Llydis on July 23, 2009, 02:45:10 PM
I tried using this one magazine reader on my computer a while back. It sucks, I'd rather just have an issue as a PDF so I wouldn't have to use that horrible piece of software.



Title: Re: LOL Technology OR Oh The Future And The Marvels It Will Bring!
Post by: dark steve on July 23, 2009, 02:55:20 PM
I've always had a sneaking suspicion that the second killer app for e-readers (besides one cheap enough to save print journalism) would be one with a high enough resolution for comics and manga. 


Title: Re: LOL Technology OR Oh The Future And The Marvels It Will Bring!
Post by: Llydis on July 23, 2009, 03:45:15 PM
I'm surprised nobody has thought of that yet. I mean, they have plans for that for portable game systems, like with how they did the MGS and SH stuff for PSP. But, it'd be so much nicer to read them on a format that has a higher resolution screen... That isn't a laptop.


Title: Re: LOL Technology OR Oh The Future And The Marvels It Will Bring!
Post by: dmauro on July 23, 2009, 03:54:16 PM
I don't think they have the technology (or not cheap enough maybe) to do color/high resolution e-ink.


Title: Re: LOL Technology OR Oh The Future And The Marvels It Will Bring!
Post by: FortNinety on September 05, 2009, 05:46:55 PM
Again, was gonna start a new cell phone thread, but found this old but still useful topic...

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/09/03/technology/companies/03att.html?_r=2

... I guess it makes me feel better that I'm not the only one who has such problems with the iPhone. And hearing Joe talk about his woes whenever he's in Manhattan also somewhat validateing me as well.


Title: Re: LOL Technology OR Oh The Future And The Marvels It Will Bring!
Post by: FortNinety on September 08, 2009, 01:39:53 PM
Remember the Tenga Flip Hole from the random video thread? Well...

http://www.dannychoo.com/post/en/25030/A10+Cyclone.html

... This one seriously looks as it could rip your dick off.


Title: Re: LOL Technology OR Oh The Future And The Marvels It Will Bring!
Post by: FortNinety on September 10, 2009, 03:00:05 AM
I really love AT&T's attempt at damage control, courtesy of "'Seth the blogger guy"...

http://www.tuaw.com/2009/09/04/atandt-tries-to-repair-the-pr-damage/

... Seriously, they couldn't have picked a more perfect schlep.


Title: Re: LOL Technology OR Oh The Future And The Marvels It Will Bring!
Post by: dhex on September 16, 2009, 02:59:11 PM
http://www.cnn.com/2009/HEALTH/09/16/liquid.glasses.self.refraction/index.html?iref=werecommend


Title: Re: LOL Technology OR Oh The Future And The Marvels It Will Bring!
Post by: FortNinety on September 16, 2009, 03:28:37 PM
I have no idea what I would have done if I was born before the age of glasses. That's pretty damn awesome.

Well, on a related note, of technology empowering douchebags, here we have yet another reason why I'm embarrassed to be an Apple/iPhone users/...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pY9ktFGA7lM


Title: Re: LOL Technology OR Oh The Future And The Marvels It Will Bring!
Post by: dhex on September 16, 2009, 03:34:50 PM
dude you attach way too much importance to belonging to the same taste tribe as someone else.

http://www.mindjack.com/feature/tastetribes.html


Title: Re: LOL Technology OR Oh The Future And The Marvels It Will Bring!
Post by: FortNinety on September 16, 2009, 03:46:18 PM
Well, it doesn't help when said tribe is the reason why your cell phone service is so shitty/fucking slow (with everyone hogging the network for nonsense, though texting does take up nothing of the bandwidth).


Title: Re: LOL Technology OR Oh The Future And The Marvels It Will Bring!
Post by: FortNinety on September 18, 2009, 01:06:19 AM
Robots are apparently really shitty kissers...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mwZNxFN17jc


Title: Re: LOL Technology OR Oh The Future And The Marvels It Will Bring!
Post by: dhex on September 18, 2009, 09:21:45 AM
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Well, it doesn't help when said tribe is the reason why your cell phone service is so shitty/fucking slow (with everyone hogging the network for nonsense, though texting does take up nothing of the bandwidth).

well, that's at&t's fault, no?


Title: Re: LOL Technology OR Oh The Future And The Marvels It Will Bring!
Post by: FortNinety on September 18, 2009, 01:12:11 PM
That's the thing. Most of my bling rage has been reserved for AT&T, and while they totally suck, don't get me wrong, the bottom-line is that no one, including T-Mobile, Sprint, and maybe even Verizon, would be currently be able to handle all the bandwidth that iPhone users are eating up.

And people will do what people do, plus it's understandable that they'll want to flex their wonderful new toy. But if you're at Union Square and can't make an important phone call because the signal is clogged up with all those NYU kids shooting video of the lame interpretive dancers doing the troofer shimmy and are then immediately uploading them onto YouTube.... etc.

The only way that things will get any better on AT&T's end is if Apple does seriously consider bringing the iPhone out for other carriers, which will force them to increase their signal spectrum to keep their current customers from jumping shop. AT&T has claimed to being doing all they can, but most feel it's a half-hearted effort at best, and they've only really addressed the matter directly after that recent Time piece which has been PR nightmare for them ever since.


Title: Re: LOL Technology OR Oh The Future And The Marvels It Will Bring!
Post by: FortNinety on September 23, 2009, 06:02:40 PM
I've been adamant since day one that the idea of a Mac tablet is stupid. People love netbooks for numerous, perhaps obvious reasons, and Apple to not capitalize on this is just crazy. Guess they're already happy with all the money they make.

But yeah, the touchscreen makes actually productivity on the iPhone impossible, though that small screen doesn't help either. Though on a larger scale... even stupider. So its funny how MS has a possible idea that actually seems really awesome (well, not actually MS, but you know what I mean)....

http://gizmodo.com/5365299/courier-first-details-of-microsofts-secret-tablet

... Though the idea of writing so much stuff on a touchscreen, like a virtual pad of paper, still not for me.


Title: Re: LOL Technology OR Oh The Future And The Marvels It Will Bring!
Post by: dhex on September 24, 2009, 09:22:18 AM
i would love an affordable internet-connected touchscreen tablet for meetings and sketching out ideas. virtual keyboard, presuming it worked ok or - better yet - was scalable in size, would be icing on the cake.


Title: Re: LOL Technology OR Oh The Future And The Marvels It Will Bring!
Post by: dmauro on September 24, 2009, 12:25:08 PM
I've always kind of wanted one of those tablet pcs which have the screen that folds over the keyboard for tablet mode, or opens like a traditional laptop.


Title: Re: LOL Technology OR Oh The Future And The Marvels It Will Bring!
Post by: dhex on September 24, 2009, 12:59:46 PM
they are definitely neat, though they fail affordable by a few thousand dollars.


Title: Re: LOL Technology OR Oh The Future And The Marvels It Will Bring!
Post by: dmauro on September 25, 2009, 10:49:58 PM
Yeah, that's why my next computer type purchase is going to be a cheap asus netbook for working when traveling.


Title: Re: LOL Technology OR Oh The Future And The Marvels It Will Bring!
Post by: FortNinety on October 01, 2009, 12:13:11 PM
Okay...

http://www.pinktentacle.com/2009/09/mechanical-tumor-external-heart-elastic-cell/


Title: Re: LOL Technology OR Oh The Future And The Marvels It Will Bring!
Post by: FortNinety on October 02, 2009, 12:17:27 PM
Still waiting for hoverboards and other tech from Back To The Future 2, but at least something from Aliens is starting to materialize...

http://www.dannychoo.com/post/en/25131/Japanese+Exoskeletons.html


Title: Re: LOL Technology OR Oh The Future And The Marvels It Will Bring!
Post by: FortNinety on October 06, 2009, 12:19:14 AM
This is kinda insane...

http://vimeo.com/6496886

... The world of wacky Photoshops on message boards is gonna get a whole lot wackier if such tech gets in everyone's hands.


Title: Re: LOL Technology OR Oh The Future And The Marvels It Will Bring!
Post by: dmauro on October 06, 2009, 10:09:29 AM
0_0

That's some pretty impressive programming. And yeah, wacky Photoshop threads will love this.


Title: Re: LOL Technology OR Oh The Future And The Marvels It Will Bring!
Post by: FortNinety on October 08, 2009, 03:23:20 PM
To bad the MS folks this past Tuesday didn't demonstrate anything like this....

http://www.cultofmac.com/video-amazing-futuristic-multitouch-interface-on-windows/17735

... At least it's possible via Windows 7, somehow. And once again, the comments are further proof why Mac people are so intolerable. God forbid anyone else comes up with a neat idea or interesting spin on something established.


Title: Re: LOL Technology OR Oh The Future And The Marvels It Will Bring!
Post by: FortNinety on October 10, 2009, 03:05:21 AM
One cell phone that I've been keeping an eye out on is Nokia's upcoming N900. Anyone whose been paying attention can tell you that the big N has really been blowing it big time for the past couple of years. Primarily Apple has blown every single N series phone that they've put out, without fail. The reasons are numerous, though ridiculously archaic Symbian OS is at the top, which just can't hang with the iPhone OS, Android, or WebOS, no matter how many adjustments they make.

Well, the N900 looks to finally change all this, with a brand new operating system that can hang with the best of them, and even out perform to certain degrees. I can pass along further info if anyone is interested (I'm almost certain no one will be), but here's just a taste...

http://www.engadgetmobile.com/2009/10/09/nokia-n900-video-shows-off-3d-gaming-youtube-shenanigans-and-m/


Title: Re: LOL Technology OR Oh The Future And The Marvels It Will Bring!
Post by: FortNinety on October 12, 2009, 10:10:57 PM
The past few days have proven that one should never fully trust technology, ESPECIALLY if there's a "cloud" involved:

http://www.tuaw.com/2009/10/12/mobileme-mixup-address-book-snafu-exposes-personal-data-to-stra/

http://www.tuaw.com/2009/10/12/the-t-mobile-sidekick-data-failure-and-what-it-means-to-iphone/


Title: Re: LOL Technology OR Oh The Future And The Marvels It Will Bring!
Post by: FortNinety on October 13, 2009, 07:26:00 PM
Once again, when it comes to cell phones, the Japanese know what is up...

http://www.engadget.com/photos/fujitsu-cellphone-design-contest-yields-mind-blowing-results-hands-on/


Title: Re: LOL Technology OR Oh The Future And The Marvels It Will Bring!
Post by: dmauro on October 13, 2009, 08:28:48 PM
Once again, when it comes to cell phones, the Japanese know what is up...

http://www.engadget.com/photos/fujitsu-cellphone-design-contest-yields-mind-blowing-results-hands-on/
Half of those don't even make any sense.


Title: Re: LOL Technology OR Oh The Future And The Marvels It Will Bring!
Post by: FortNinety on October 17, 2009, 01:50:03 PM
But they're different at least, I just find cell phones SO boring these days.

Related: despite the lukewarm review, I WANT THIS:

http://www.engadget.com/2009/10/16/lg-gd910-watch-phone-review/


Title: Re: LOL Technology OR Oh The Future And The Marvels It Will Bring!
Post by: FortNinety on October 29, 2009, 12:51:39 PM
I really wish I had a 3GS for this...

http://gizmodo.com/5391303/augmented-reality-iphoneandroid-app-tracks-where-government-bailout-dollars-went

... then again, it might just be a source of endless frustration.


Title: Re: LOL Technology OR Oh The Future And The Marvels It Will Bring!
Post by: FortNinety on November 04, 2009, 10:29:36 AM
Interesting, yet no exactly surprising either...

http://www.tuaw.com/2009/11/04/survey-less-than-half-of-touchscreen-users-prefer-touchscreen/


Title: Re: LOL Technology OR Oh The Future And The Marvels It Will Bring!
Post by: FortNinety on November 10, 2009, 01:03:35 AM
Uh oh...

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2009/11/06/lhc_dimensional_portals/


Title: Re: LOL Technology OR Oh The Future And The Marvels It Will Bring!
Post by: FortNinety on November 19, 2009, 10:15:31 PM
Despite being a card carrying Google hater, their new Chrome OS is looking pretty good thus far...

http://www.cultofmac.com/opinion-why-googles-chrome-os-will-look-hopelessly-antiquated-next-year/21663

... Simply because it makes sense. Also, gotta love the author's totally retarded, knee-jerk reaction.


Title: Re: LOL Technology OR Oh The Future And The Marvels It Will Bring!
Post by: FortNinety on November 27, 2009, 12:47:02 AM
So I finally got the iPhone 3GS. Long story short, I called AT&T once again yesterday to complain about my service after a very important call got dropped (it would take too long to explain, but the exact moment in which we were disconnected was actually kinda hilarious, though painfully so, since it appeared that I had hung up on the person, a business contact that I've been somewhat butting heads with), and was threatening to cancel my contract and go with Verizon and their Android handset. But was told that I was eligible for an upgrade and that's what I did.

To be honest, I was either going to wait till the iPhone was finally able to pop up on Verizon or simply see what the next iPhone will be, but since both of those scenarios will play out in July at the earliest, plus I'm working on a project that also necessitated me messing around with the digital compass, figured what the hell. Even though I seriously did not to give those assholes at AT&T even more money.

And what a difference the faster chipset makes. To the point that I'm actually kinda annoyed, since I know damn well that when iPhone OS 4.0 comes out, this new phone will be just as gimped as the EDGE and 3G versions.


Title: Re: LOL Technology OR Oh The Future And The Marvels It Will Bring!
Post by: FortNinety on December 05, 2009, 03:26:55 PM
Okay, enough about cell phones for now. Moving on... Japan has certainly done better, that's for damn sure.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3z6a3oxKDiQ


Title: Re: LOL Technology OR Oh The Future And The Marvels It Will Bring!
Post by: dmauro on December 05, 2009, 08:15:43 PM
But can you have sex with it? You know that's why Japan is so into robots.


Title: Re: LOL Technology OR Oh The Future And The Marvels It Will Bring!
Post by: FortNinety on December 07, 2009, 10:14:07 PM
It sucks that Apple and Google are parting ways, since the iPhone is probably never gonna get this...

http://www.techcrunch.com/2009/12/07/google-goggles/


Title: Re: LOL Technology OR Oh The Future And The Marvels It Will Bring!
Post by: dmauro on December 07, 2009, 10:27:06 PM
That makes me want to get a smart phone.


Title: Re: LOL Technology OR Oh The Future And The Marvels It Will Bring!
Post by: FortNinety on December 07, 2009, 10:37:38 PM
We, at least us iPhone owners have this...

http://www.cultofmac.com/stella-artois-debuts-augmented-reality-bar-finder-app-iphone-beer-proofing-insurance-not-included/22836


Title: Re: LOL Technology OR Oh The Future And The Marvels It Will Bring!
Post by: FortNinety on December 11, 2009, 03:07:58 PM
So simple, yet so effective...

http://www.yankodesign.com/2009/11/30/a-better-understanding-of-stoplights/


Title: Re: LOL Technology OR Oh The Future And The Marvels It Will Bring!
Post by: Fitz on December 24, 2009, 04:35:23 PM
Echos of futures that never quite were

http://www.theoldrobots.com/index2.html


Title: Re: LOL Technology OR Oh The Future And The Marvels It Will Bring!
Post by: FortNinety on December 24, 2009, 05:57:21 PM
Once again, the future of the past is SO much cooler than that of the present. Also, I had at least five of those droids.


Title: Re: LOL Technology OR Oh The Future And The Marvels It Will Bring!
Post by: FortNinety on December 27, 2009, 03:03:39 AM
Wasn't there a "lol Google Maps" thread, or was that at the old place? Anyway...

http://maps.google.com/maps?source=embed&layer=c&cbll=42.36396,13.368008&cbp=13,320.72,,0,-29.96&ie=UTF8&panoid=K0Hv_pLb98MJa2Cd_QcH2w&ll=42.363907,13.367907&spn=0,359.997589&z=19


Title: Re: LOL Technology OR Oh The Future And The Marvels It Will Bring!
Post by: dmauro on December 29, 2009, 11:38:19 PM
What is going on there?


Title: Re: LOL Technology OR Oh The Future And The Marvels It Will Bring!
Post by: FortNinety on December 30, 2009, 12:03:58 AM
Not a clue...


Title: Re: LOL Technology OR Oh The Future And The Marvels It Will Bring!
Post by: FortNinety on January 11, 2010, 12:25:16 AM
Be sure to check out all the images...

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B000IZGIA8/ref=nosim/pibmug-20


Title: Re: LOL Technology OR Oh The Future And The Marvels It Will Bring!
Post by: FortNinety on January 28, 2010, 12:30:11 AM
So the iPad, any thoughts? I'm pretty much with the "that's it/are you serious/lulz" camp, btw.


Title: Re: LOL Technology OR Oh The Future And The Marvels It Will Bring!
Post by: dmauro on January 28, 2010, 01:24:48 AM
So is it really just a big iPod? It seems like such a waste. I mean if it could run adobe stuff and I could use my wacom pen on it I would feel like a fool for just having bought an iPod touch, but if it's simply an iPod that doesn't at all fit in your pocket then count me out. (really enjoying this iPod btw)


Title: Re: LOL Technology OR Oh The Future And The Marvels It Will Bring!
Post by: FortNinety on January 28, 2010, 01:47:43 AM
The more hardcore and annoying Apple blogs are alive with "all those who are bitching will still buy the thing" (umm, such an adage only really works when the item in question is less than half a grand) and "sure the geeks are all pointing and laughing, but it's not meant for them" (well, gaming and publishing types I've spoken with have their own specific reasons for disliking the thing, most regular schmoes I know just think its retarded, period).

A part of me was hoping for something a little special, to actually help inject life (or at least enthusiasm) into the world of print, and this most certainly is not it. As noted on the blog, the asking price is actually surprisingly low for an Apple product, but still completely unacceptable given how crippled it is. No multi-tasking, still? Jesus. And they're still sticking with AT&T?

The Wi-Fi version makes no sense. Like I said elsewhere, what am I going to do at home, use it to watch a movie when I already have a TV/computer? Surfing the web and ESPECIALLY listening the music is awfully cumbersome/vastly inferior when compared to shit that's already available at home, more than likely.

I just don't know why Apple just doesn't release a netbook running OS X (don't get me started with this goofy variant of the iPhone OS) with a real keyboard and give everyone what they want (and take their money in exchange).


Title: Re: LOL Technology OR Oh The Future And The Marvels It Will Bring!
Post by: FortNinety on February 15, 2010, 07:50:18 PM
Behold the wall outlet of the future ladies and gentlemen...

http://www.tuaw.com/2010/02/15/macworld-2010-fastmacs-usb-enabled-wall-outlet/


Title: Re: LOL Technology OR Oh The Future And The Marvels It Will Bring!
Post by: dmauro on February 15, 2010, 08:05:39 PM
I might have to pick one of those up.


Title: Re: LOL Technology OR Oh The Future And The Marvels It Will Bring!
Post by: FortNinety on February 17, 2010, 06:44:33 PM
God, the new Windows Mobile OS looks like the sexiest thing ever...

http://www.engadget.com/2010/02/17/windows-phone-7-series-everything-you-ever-wanted-to-know/


Title: Re: LOL Technology OR Oh The Future And The Marvels It Will Bring!
Post by: FortNinety on February 20, 2010, 02:14:16 PM
All hail the CubeStorm...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eaRcWB3jwMo


Title: Re: LOL Technology OR Oh The Future And The Marvels It Will Bring!
Post by: FortNinety on March 02, 2010, 05:22:05 PM
Behold Roger Ebert and his new Mac enabled voicebox...

http://www.cultofmac.com/roger-ebert-premieres-his-new-macbook-voice/32188


Title: Re: LOL Technology OR Oh The Future And The Marvels It Will Bring!
Post by: isfet on March 02, 2010, 08:12:22 PM
uhhh

i mean, i feel horriblly insensitive, but that's kind of a terrifying video


Title: Re: LOL Technology OR Oh The Future And The Marvels It Will Bring!
Post by: FortNinety on March 02, 2010, 09:03:16 PM
Actually, makes me kinda like the guy; other than writing Beyond the Valley of the Dolls, don't know why everyone loves him the death... he likes the same movies as you do and knows a lot about them in general, whoop de fucking doo.


Title: Re: LOL Technology OR Oh The Future And The Marvels It Will Bring!
Post by: dmauro on March 02, 2010, 10:19:11 PM
And he watches them all for you and tells you about them.


Title: Re: LOL Technology OR Oh The Future And The Marvels It Will Bring!
Post by: FortNinety on March 12, 2010, 12:18:11 PM
In wake of all the iPad pre-order excitement comes even more App Store censorship absurdity...

http://gizmodo.com/5490310/its-time-to-declare-war-against-apples-censorship


Title: Re: LOL Technology OR Oh The Future And The Marvels It Will Bring!
Post by: dmauro on March 12, 2010, 12:57:46 PM
I really should be trying to learn to program for Android rather than iPhones if they're going to be trying to gimp their own platform.


Title: Re: LOL Technology OR Oh The Future And The Marvels It Will Bring!
Post by: FortNinety on April 01, 2010, 04:57:37 AM
Once again, great job Apple...

http://www.tuaw.com/2010/03/22/seen-at-sxsw-rejected-app-holopic/


Title: Re: LOL Technology OR Oh The Future And The Marvels It Will Bring!
Post by: FortNinety on April 04, 2010, 08:04:42 PM
Truly the iPhone's most shining moment...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t-7mQhSZRgM


Title: Re: LOL Technology OR Oh The Future And The Marvels It Will Bring!
Post by: FortNinety on April 07, 2010, 01:39:45 AM
Drawing in three dimensions...

http://rhondaforever.com/


Title: Re: LOL Technology OR Oh The Future And The Marvels It Will Bring!
Post by: FortNinety on April 13, 2010, 12:06:39 AM
This is most certainly not the best way to sell an iPad app, or the iPad in general...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gew68Qj5kxw


Title: Re: LOL Technology OR Oh The Future And The Marvels It Will Bring!
Post by: dmauro on April 13, 2010, 10:18:16 AM
Must be for the park slope moms to spoil their kids with $500 electronics?


Title: Re: LOL Technology OR Oh The Future And The Marvels It Will Bring!
Post by: FortNinety on April 16, 2010, 02:07:14 PM
Once again...

http://www.tuaw.com/2010/04/15/when-youre-good-enough-for-a-pulitzer-but-not-the-app-store/


Title: Re: LOL Technology OR Oh The Future And The Marvels It Will Bring!
Post by: FortNinety on May 08, 2010, 03:08:16 PM
Could have passed the following in the animu thread, but that would mean Mike would never see it...

http://www.sankakucomplex.com/2010/05/08/nanami-madobe-anime-make-a-windows-7-pc/


Title: Re: LOL Technology OR Oh The Future And The Marvels It Will Bring!
Post by: FortNinety on May 09, 2010, 09:02:13 PM
Here's the subtitled version, btw...

http://darkdiamond.net/web-notes/nanami-madobe-shows-you-how-to-build-a-pc-in-10-seconds/


Title: Re: LOL Technology OR Oh The Future And The Marvels It Will Bring!
Post by: dhex on May 09, 2010, 09:34:47 PM
very weird. who are they trying to convince? is linux big in japan.

on a side note that second site's banner is an ironclad argument for adblock plus.


Title: Re: LOL Technology OR Oh The Future And The Marvels It Will Bring!
Post by: FortNinety on May 09, 2010, 10:57:20 PM
As far as I know, as far as desktop OSs go, Windows is king, with Linux having virtually zero presence. OS X is a little better, but hardly a contender (in fact, computer sellers were selling Macs for so cheap, Apple had to step in and take stock away, to essentially spare themselves the embarrassment).

Though the platform of choice, ultimately, is cell phones, where many do all their emailing and like activities exclusively via their handsets.


Title: Re: LOL Technology OR Oh The Future And The Marvels It Will Bring!
Post by: FortNinety on May 18, 2010, 06:52:01 PM
I challenge anyone to actually pay attention to this video on attention...

http://vimeo.com/7551900


Title: Re: LOL Technology OR Oh The Future And The Marvels It Will Bring!
Post by: FortNinety on May 30, 2010, 02:49:21 AM
One small step (towards flying cars)...

http://vimeo.com/11968215


Title: Re: LOL Technology OR Oh The Future And The Marvels It Will Bring!
Post by: FortNinety on June 22, 2010, 11:39:36 AM
Today's tech (iPods, laptops, cellphones) via yesterday's (late 70s, Atari 2600) stylings...

http://www.behance.net/Gallery/ALT1977-WE-ARE-NOT-TIME-TRAVELERS/545221


Title: Re: LOL Technology OR Oh The Future And The Marvels It Will Bring!
Post by: FortNinety on June 24, 2010, 11:12:48 PM
So the new iPhone came out today! And...

http://www.cultofmac.com/confirmed-iphone-4-drops-calls-when-antenna-band-is-touched-video/48329

http://www.cultofmac.com/jobs-moves-to-quash-iphone-antenna-questions-as-a-non-issue/48339

... I'm confident all these kinks will be worked out in the Verizon version.


Title: Re: LOL Technology OR Oh The Future And The Marvels It Will Bring!
Post by: FortNinety on June 24, 2010, 11:58:30 PM
http://iphonehold.tumblr.com/


Title: Re: LOL Technology OR Oh The Future And The Marvels It Will Bring!
Post by: dmauro on June 25, 2010, 01:19:38 AM
First off: lol

Second: Certainly I'm not the first to notice that everyone in those photos is holding the phone in his/her left hand. Is that a "thou shalt worship Steve Jobs" thing, or is it "we're the right brained crowd thing? "


Title: Re: LOL Technology OR Oh The Future And The Marvels It Will Bring!
Post by: FortNinety on June 25, 2010, 11:25:13 AM
BTW, here's some legit useful info when it comes to cell phone antennas in general...

http://www.antennasys.com/antennasys-blog/2010/6/24/apple-iphone-4-antennas.html


Title: Re: LOL Technology OR Oh The Future And The Marvels It Will Bring!
Post by: Fitz on June 25, 2010, 11:54:01 AM
Second: Certainly I'm not the first to notice that everyone in those photos is holding the phone in his/her left hand. Is that a "thou shalt worship Steve Jobs" thing, or is it "we're the right brained crowd thing? "

Leave it to the Right Man to point out our media advancement as mere tokenism.



Title: Re: LOL Technology OR Oh The Future And The Marvels It Will Bring!
Post by: FortNinety on June 28, 2010, 09:48:00 PM
iPhone 4 vs HTC Evo, on tha internut...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FL7yD-0pqZg


Title: Re: LOL Technology OR Oh The Future And The Marvels It Will Bring!
Post by: FortNinety on July 04, 2010, 01:37:39 AM
Did you guys know that hell froze over two days ago? Explains the really nice weather in these parts; Apple actually apologized. Somewhat...

http://www.apple.com/pr/library/2010/07/02appleletter.html


Title: Re: LOL Technology OR Oh The Future And The Marvels It Will Bring!
Post by: FortNinety on July 18, 2010, 07:01:05 PM
Apple leading the way...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nbJy0O4UFSM


Title: Re: LOL Technology OR Oh The Future And The Marvels It Will Bring!
Post by: FortNinety on July 30, 2010, 10:57:09 PM
And how the iPad has become even more douchie, believe it or not!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=US6B_Vpprhc

... But serious, that vid, along with anything related to productivity/GTD software make me laugh. And laugh HARD.


Title: Re: LOL Technology OR Oh The Future And The Marvels It Will Bring!
Post by: FortNinety on August 21, 2010, 06:42:47 PM
Finally, competition I feel as if I was actually born and bred for...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=arkcBV5Y_Bo


Title: Re: LOL Technology OR Oh The Future And The Marvels It Will Bring!
Post by: FortNinety on August 28, 2010, 12:58:09 PM
Behold Kodak's first digital camera... which used cassette tapes to save images...

http://www.todayandtomorrow.net/2010/08/24/kodaks-first-digital-camera/


Title: Re: LOL Technology OR Oh The Future And The Marvels It Will Bring!
Post by: FortNinety on October 01, 2010, 02:37:27 PM
This is actually more appropriate in the "LOL Japan" thread, but since it's (basically) SFW, and is tech related...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d2tpSCVVujc

... That's an iPhone charger btw.


Title: Re: LOL Technology OR Oh The Future And The Marvels It Will Bring!
Post by: dhex on November 09, 2010, 02:52:35 PM
gross!


Title: Re: LOL Technology OR Oh The Future And The Marvels It Will Bring!
Post by: Fitz on November 11, 2010, 10:47:27 AM
I didn't know the Cronenberg props department was making iPhone chargers...