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Archive for July 2007

Interactive Adobe billboard

July 19, 2007

Has Adobe abandoned computer screens in favor of a busy Manhattan street or is the above billboard a new step in the latest Adobe vs. Microsoft battle? According to the NYTimes early morning July 13, Adobe unveiled an “interactive wall of projected animation in Union Square, along the 14th Street side of the Virgin Megastore”. […]

World’s Most Powerful Nuclear Power Plant on Fire! Causes Radioactive Spill

July 17, 2007

According to Associated Press (Mon Jul 16, 2:35 PM ET) a strong earthquake shook Japan’s northwest coast Monday, setting off a fire at the world’s most powerful nuclear power plant and causing a reactor to spill radioactive water into the sea – an accident not reported to the public for hours. There is also a […]

Free copies of Fantasy and Science Fiction for bloggers

July 17, 2007

The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction is giving away copies of their Sept. 2007 issue to bloggers willing to write about the issue on their blogs. This issue features stories by Alexander Jablokov, John Langan, Albert E. Cowdrey, Heather Lindsley, Kevin N. Haw, Robert Reed, and a brand new story by Ted Chiang. read […]

Happy Blogiversary – 10 years since the blog was born

July 17, 2007

It’s been 10 years since the blog was born. Love them or hate them, they’ve roiled presidential campaigns and given everyman a global soapbox. Twelve commentators — including Tom Wolfe, Newt Gingrich, the SEC’s Christopher Cox and actress-turned-blogger Mia Farrow — on what blogs mean to them. read more | digg story

WikiYou: The people’s Wiki

July 17, 2007

Recently launched WikiYou is a website dedicated to “the unauthorized biography of every person on earth”. According to Mashable!, a leading blog focused exclusively on social networks, the most active members on the site are invited to become editors and are promised to get prominent placement for stories they include about a person. Mashable! highlights […]

Barry Sonnenfeld’s adaptation to DeLillo’s White Noise "appears to have ceased"

July 16, 2007

For quite some time, actually since I red it about ten years ago, I’ve been waiting for a proper film adaptation for Don DeLillo’s White Noise, a comic novel about an “airborne toxic event” and its impact on a college town. About three years ago I happened to found out that a film adaptation by […]

It’s official: OLPC and Intel become friends, collaborate

July 15, 2007

The One Laptop Per Child Project and Intel have put their differences aside, at least for now, as Intel agrees to take a seat on the OLPC Board of Directors. The new “peace” between Intel and OLPC will also involve the project receiving some funding from Intel, and according to a statement, “Intel and OLPC […]

Mixed logic magazine with assorted Conceptis puzzles launched in Russia

July 15, 2007

Zheleznaya Logika, a monthly magazine containing assortment of number-logic and picture-logic puzzles from Conceptis, was released in Russia in April, 2007 by Bauer-Russia. Priced at 15 Rubles (about $0.58) Zheleznaya Logika (Russian: Железная логика) is a medium format 52-page magazine containing a mix of 65 Conceptis puzzles, including Classic Sudoku, Mini Sudoku, Diagonal Sudoku, Irregular […]

The first International Conceptis member gathering

July 14, 2007

Well, it really happened and there is a short video and some pictures to prove it… On the evening July 12, 2007, in our home garden in the small country side village of Kfar Netter, the first International Conceptis member gathering took place. Approximately 20 “Conceptised” workers and website members from Finland and Israel as […] Zone

July 13, 2007

Have you been looking for better access to the people behind the Israeli internet industry? Check out Zone – new a social network for internet operations allowing direct contact with Start-up companies Venture Capital groups and other companies and people. Announced just yesterday, Zone is interesting and somewhat different by allowing its members […]