October 30, 2008

Formula Zero 2025?

...and the winner is?

Mercedes_Benz


Luxury racing arrives in the Formula Zero Racer by incorporating the thrill of Formula One, the track dynamics of the bobsled or luge, and the grace and efficiency of yacht racing.

Designers: Alan Barrington : George Yoo : Kevin Verduyn

Audi


Mazda



Mitsubishi


Toyota


Honda


What's the hottest App for Google Android?




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New way to SHOP, COMPARE, and SAVE!

October 29, 2008

Why Amazon want you to "Window Shop"?



allows you to virtually browse through the best-selling Amazon.com products in various categories.

such as best-sellers and new releases in Books, Music, Video, and Games.

Explore here.

How many World of Warcraft subscribers are there?



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  • debuting in North America in 2004, World of Warcraft has become the most popular MMORPG in the world
  • surpassed 11 million, equal to the population of the entire state of Ohio, according to 2007 census estimates.
  • subscription fee of $13-15 per month to play, in addition to buying the game for $30.
  • that is roughly 11M x $13 = 143,000,000$ per month!

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October 28, 2008

What's inside BMW Hourglass?




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The world largest hourglass, Moscow.

Cloud for Rent?



Traditionally, software has run on a single computer's hard drive, but as Internet connections became faster and more reliable, companies started to deliver software as an online service by using the computing power of the "cloud," a network of powerful computer servers accessed over the Web.

It allows the developer to focus purely on writing an online application versus worrying about data center failures, power outages or other potential problems.

Research firm IDC expects spending on cloud computing services to grow nearly threefold to about $42 billion by 2012.


Cloud Computing Companies:

  • Amazon
  • Saleforce
  • Microsoft

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October 26, 2008

Will your VOTE matter?



2000 George Bush and Al Gore was decided by 537 VOTES.

2004 Christine Gregoire and Dino Rossi was decided by 133 VOTES.

2006 Joe Courtney Rob Simmons was decided by 83 VOTES.

1977 Albert Wheeler and Louis Belcher was decided by 1 VOTES.

October 23, 2008

Who got 148 million streams last month?



Watch your favorites. Anytime. For free.

Hulu was the 6th most watched video site last month.

ESPN (128 million streams)
CNN (118 million streams)
MTV Networks (97 million streams)
Nielsen Online's VideoCensus.

Wach TV Shows and Movies

30 Rock
Fringe
House
Heros
Family Guy
Election '08


and many more!

www.hulu.com

Apple University?



Apple has recruited Joel Podolny, the dean of the Yale School of Management, to join the company as vice president and dean of Apple University.

The new program is scheduled to get started early in 2009.

Another program Apple set up earlier this year is iPhone University, which was designed to help schools learn how to develop custom mobile applications and deploy the WiFi infrastructure needed to support wirelessly connected mobile computing on campuses.


Read more.

October 21, 2008

How long before your PC become a "zombie"?


Stuart Isett for The New York Times

A graphic representation of computers captured into a robotic network to spread spam and snoop for financial information.


In about 30 seconds your computer could be “owned.”

According to Vint Cerf, of the 600 million computers that are connected to the internet, up to 150 million are part of botnets, and in most cases the owners of these computers have not the slightest idea what their little beige friend in the study is up to.

Microsoft investigators, who say they are tracking about 1,000 botnets at any given time, say the largest network still controls several million PCs.

Microsoft’s Malicious Software Removal Tool, to find infections of their computers. They should also protect the PCs behind a firewall and install security patches for operating systems and applications.

Botnets have evolved quickly to make detection more difficult. During the last year botnets began using a technique called fast-flux, which involved generating a rapidly changing set of Internet addresses to make the botnet more difficult to locate and disrupt.

the Microsoft team has built elaborate software tools including traps called “honeypots” that are used to detect malware and a system called the Botnet Monitoring and Analysis Tool.

In 2003 and 2004 Microsoft was deeply shaken by a succession of malicious software worm programs with names like “Blaster” and “Sasser,”

“billy gates why do you make this possible? Stop making money and fix your software!!”



Learn more.

Robotic Networks

sciPHONE?




Molecules
By: Sunset Lake Software
Cost: Free

"Artificial DNA," Enter the four-digit Protein Data Base code for any molecule, and Molecules renders its three-dimensional structure as a rotating, zoomable model. Manipulating the molecule structure with multitouch feels especially intuitive, and the graphic panning is smooth. A flip menu provides a list of your stored proteins with additional information, such as the molecule's discoverers, sequence, source, and where the protein was originally published.



NASA Image of the Day
By: Toughturtle
Cost: Free

An awe-inspiring snapshot from outer -space, every day. A web app, NASA Image of the Day beams distant pictures to your phone, with links to the administration's RSS feeds and podcasts. A great way to inspire on-the-go daydreaming of far-off places filled with darkmatter, hidden galaxies, black holes, and dead stars.



WeatherBug
By: AWS Convergence Technologies
Cost: Free

A portable personal weather station for the closet meteorologist. With the ability to pinpoint reference location to very specific places (the school across the street, in our case) for a slew of real-time data (temperature, graphical live wind direction and velocity, rolling high and low temperature benchmarks, heat index, and humidity), as well as area forecasts with slide-outs to more detailed information, WeatherBug is a step above other technical weather services available. Radar imagery incorporates Google Maps, and the local weather cams are a nice bonus. The program's native integration is smooth and intuitive.



Atom in a Box
By: Dauger Research
Cost: $9.99

Seriously nerd-hot visualization of hydrogenic atomic orbitals. Atom in a Box uses a complex set of equations to display atomic orbitals in real time. Interaction makes use of the iPhone's multitouch interface and accelerometer. The beautiful and fascinating result shows the orbital as a cloud that, according to the designer, "is determined by the orbital's probability density for the electron." Here, the electron is represented mathematically, modeled by something called "eigenstates," in a behavior that is far stranger than the way the Moon orbits the Earth. Understanding the way orbitals behave in a hydrogen atom is an integral component of quantum mechanics and particle behavior in general.



Starmap
By: Frédéric Descamps
Cost: $11.99

An ostensible planetarium. Starmap provides a fully portable way of locating things—stars, planets, constellations, meteor showers, deep-field objects—in the night sky. You can calibrate your location (either with city, longitude/laditude coordinates, or by using iPhone's triangulation) and toggle through north-, east-, south-, and west-view sky charts. It allows for customized ambient and star- brightness levels to correct for time of night and light pollution. A flip-dock on the bottom of the screen houses all the catalog lists of the sky objects, and a navigation arrow guides you to your point of interest.



A Brief History of Genetics
By: University of Nottingham
Cost: Free

Um, a brief history of genetics. Simple and clearly organized, this web-based app provides a timeline of major discoveries in the field, from the 1850s to recent breakthroughs. A pull-down menu at the top breaks up the chart by decade, making for easy reference and navigation. Clicking on an item in the timeline pulls up more detailed information about the respective benchmark. A helpful tool for impressing at cocktail parties. Certain cocktail parties anyway.



Jott
By: Jott Networks
Cost: Free

A personal note transcriber. Jott is a clever little application that converts any speech (spoken into your handset) into text. It stores these transcribed notes in folders and allows the user to edit and reorganize them; there's even a feature to email them to oneself. Although not a science application per se, the tool holds massive potential for scientists, as well as wonderers of the world in general. Very often, flashes of inspiration or formulations of critical questions occur when we least expect them: while taking the long way home; in the wee hours when our minds occupy that magical space between dreams and waking life; in the bathroom. It's not always convenient to put pen to paper when the rush of creativity flows in rapid, unpredictable bursts. Pick up your phone; talk it out. The notes will be there for you to crystallize for the Nobel committee later.



MathU RPN Calculator
By: Creative Creek
Cost: $9.95/year subscription

A classic Reverse Polish Notation calculator with old-school cachet. For IEEE double-precision accuracy, replace the native iPhone calculator with this JavaScript-driven calc application from MathU, which was inspired by midcentury Hewlett-Packard design. Once downloaded, the interface runs free of a data connection. "Supports over 80 functions and has 20 storage registers that are remembered between runs."

Why MultiTouch?



Scalable + Reliable + Flexible + Useable + Durable
  • Comes in 46" and 32" variations
  • High resolution: Full HD or HD Ready
  • High contrast
  • Several Cells can be combined into one display
  • LCD reliability: 50 000+ hours expected life-time
  • Automatic self-calibration
  • Built-in error diagnostics, for remote maintenance
  • Robust construction
  • Low maintenance costs
  • Scratch-resistant front glass
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October 20, 2008

What is DataPortability?


Data Portability is the option to use your personal data between trusted applications and vendors.


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connect. control. share. remix

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October 19, 2008

11 President, so what are the 7 Economic Indicators?


Sources: U.S. Census; Bureau of Labor and Statistics; Bureau of Economic Analysis; Thomas Piketty and Emmanuel Saez; Robert J. Shiller

President:
  1. TRUMAN
  2. EISENHOWER
  3. KENNEDY
  4. JOHNSON
  5. NIXON
  6. FORD
  7. CARTER
  8. REAGAN
  9. GEORGE H.W.BUSH
  10. CLINTON
  11. GEORGE W. BUSH
Economic Indicators:
  1. Federal budget suplus
  2. Change in real income
  3. Change in real home prices
  4. Change in number of jobs
  5. Personal savings
  6. Real minimum wage
  7. Share of income of bottom 99%
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What did McCain and Obama say about _________?


In Quotes by Google Labs
  • Abortion
  • Change
  • Economy
  • Education
  • Election
  • Energy
  • Environment
  • Health Care
  • Housing
  • Human Rights
  • Immigration
  • Iran
  • Iraq
  • Marriage
  • Oil
  • President
  • Recession
  • Social Security
  • Taxes
Explore here.

October 18, 2008

JAY-Z + Paul Oakenfold + Gwen Stefani + Bjork = Sa Dingding?


Sa Dingding born to a Mongolian mother and a Han Chinese father.

She speak Sanskrit, Mandarin, Tibetan, and even her own invented tongue.

Her first album sold 2 million copies in Southeast Asia, and she has appeared on MTV. Earlier this year she won a BBC Radio 3 World Music Award as well as performing at the Royal Albert Hall in London.


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October 17, 2008

Who is YouTube's #1?



Avril Lavigne - Girlfriend finally knock out Evolution of Dance!

Youtube Top 10




Who owns America?


Design by GOOD

Should you or do you care?

about 28% or $2.6 trillion is held by foreign governments!

Top 5 foreign holders of treasury securities from largest to smallest:

1. Japan
2. China
3. The United Kingdom
4. Oil Exporters*
5. Brazil

*Ecuador, Venezuela, Indonesia, Bahrain, Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, The United Arab Emirates, Algeria, Gaben, Libya, and Nigeria


43% of American spend more than they earn.

Average American has $8,565 in credit-card debt 15% higher than 2000.

In 2000 the median American family made about $61,000.

In 2007 ....................................................................... $60,500!


What does the world richest man think about CASH?



"Today people who hold cash equivalents feel comfortable. They shouldn't. They have opted for a terrible long-term asset, one that pays virtually nothing and is certain to depreciate in value."


Traintimetable Tracking?

Precision of Swiss trains in real time!



View is based on the Swiss traintimetable
and does not yet show the actual GPS-positions of the trains

Check it out here.



October 16, 2008

Google "idea board"?








"idea board," a canvas for playfully grand designs like Google spaceships.

Google’s whiteboard, covered with plans for world dominations; everything from “AdSense for Sheep” to a “Killer Robot Research Center” in the middle of the Atlantic. Not to mention a giant mirror to reflect sunlight to the dark side of the earth to keep people up at night so they can use Google more, and to “imprison Bill Gates in 2-D parallel universe” – kind of ironic considering their motto; “Don’t be evil.”

October 15, 2008

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