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A poor editorial decision or a brilliant context satire?

December 8, 2007

Context hidden messages have always been of the most powerful journalistic weapons against most kinds of censorship. Israel has an active by-law military censorship since it was founded and Israeli journalists have been practicing this strategy since that very same day. Whether the nature of the restriction is political, military or commercial, the context in […]

Bubble 2.0? Laugh until you cry.

December 7, 2007

“Need a good domain name, must be cheap, can’t be lame Something cool like Flickr, Meebo Wikiyou, Mahalo, Bebo Telephone without the T Diggg but with a triple G Make your elevator switch Code it up and hit the switch.” Anyone who was part of the IT industry back in 1999 knows the word “bubble” […]

Jay is Games: Casual, Flash and Puzzle game reviews

December 5, 2007

It was just a while ago when I mentioned how there are many signs that logic puzzles are making their way to mainstream media. It was just until about three years ago that language independent logic puzzles where still an offstream hobby of a few westerns but today they seem to be a legitimate segment […]

Assessing Scientific, Reading and Mathematical Literacy: Finland leads. Israel has a serious problem.

November 30, 2007

Yes, Finland once again took the lead in OECD’s three-yearly PISA test of 15-year old secondary-school students, followed by Hong Kong (China) and Canada in second and third place. The tests we focused on science but also examined math and reading orientation. I happen to know one of the great teachers they have there and […]

2007 International Robot Exhibition: seeing the light in the practical use of robots

November 30, 2007

We all got used to the vast difference between the kind of future Hollywood has been promising us for years and what this future looks like today. Can any of us have a fun ride on one of those cool personal flying vehicles we seen so many times? Has any of us beamed himself from […]

Annapolis Conference: all eyes are on, but also the doubts

November 28, 2007

Could it be that this time, the who know which time, some real good will grow out of the current global penguin politicians parade? Looking at what is still going on in the West Bank and listening to what the Israeli settlers and right-wingers have to say, watching the way the Palestinians in the West […]

Japanese Puzzles by Hands-On Mobile: are Paint-by-Number puzzles going mainstream?

November 27, 2007

Seven years ago when I started collaborating with Dave Green and Conceptis, the company had just this one picture logic puzzle type they called Pic-a-Pix and it only came with black and white pictures. It was year 2000 but in the west no one had a clue what we were talking about when we showed […]

Amazon Kindle: read on the go with a wireless high-res e-paper display

November 26, 2007

Amazon made a big move today with the official release of Kindle – a new wireless portable reader that downloads books, blogs, magazines and newspapers to a high-resolution electronic paper display. Claiming to look and read like real paper even in bright sunlight, this new gadget from the largest book shop on earth is available […]

SweetSecondLife: ranking SecondLife news

November 25, 2007

Sweet Second Life use the SocialRank technology to monitor Second Life sites by analyzing how sites and users link, connect, and discuss each other’s content and determine today’s hottest articles and bloggers in the field. How else could we possibly know, for example, that the crime for President John F. Kennedy’s shooting, has just been […]

Redmond, fasten your seat belts: Firefox 3 Beta 1 now available for download

November 22, 2007

The Microsoft IE7 folks at Redmond must be fastening their seat belts at these moments, getting ready for their largest challenge ever as the world’s most superior Internet communication software has just been released as a public Beta. Firefox 3 Beta 1, AKLA 3.0b1 is now available for download with 3 operating systems and more […]