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A World of Conflict: Innovative online documentary project on Yahoo News

December 10, 2007

Online television broadcast took another important step recently with the launching of A World of Conflict – an innovative documentary series in which veteran war correspondent Kevin Sites reports from major global conflict zones. Even though it is also included with Sites’ new book “In the Hot Zone: One Man. One Year. Twenty Wars.” with […]

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 […]

Cooking with Pooh: reconsider your title before hitting the road with your masterpiece

December 2, 2007

Titles are important and every blogger knows the feeling of hitting the “publish” button just about two seconds before an unfortunate change of opinion regarding the chosen one. That’s what they invented the “edit post button”, even though your RSS and email subscribers are likely to get the one before the change. When it comes […]

Jeremy Mayer: Cyborg robotic figures from disassembled typewriters

November 29, 2007

I have always been fascinated by robots and even more by Cyborgs so this fellow got my attention in just about two seconds. Living and working in Tahoe City, California in USA, Jeremy Mayer disassembles typewriters and then puts them back together as those amazing full size cyborg robotic figures. He also does that using […]

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 […]

vConvert: online video streams to to local video files

November 23, 2007

Ever wanted to save a YouTube video on your computer or upload a file you saw on one online video platform to another? vConvert is an online service allows you to convert online video streams as those broadcasted on YouTube and similar to local video files on your computer using popular formats such as mov, […]

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 […]

Shendoku: Shen Kua style sociable Sudoku project

November 21, 2007

Shendoku is a “Sociable Sudoku” multi player game of “skills, bluffing and cunning”. The concept for the game originated with an educational project researching the Chinese mathematician, astronomer and inventor Shen Kua and the play reminds the famous Battleships game. According to shendoku.com “the development team decided to put themselves in the shoes of Shen […]