Macworld: Hands on with the Seagate GoFlex Thunderbolt Adapter.
In a nutshell, if you’re using USB 2, shell out for the Thunderbolt version. If FW800 ... only if you can casually afford the premium.
Rob Galbraith DPI: Review: Delock Card Reader FireWire B (Nr. 91694).
I need to pick up one o’ these.
NY Times: Police Use of G.P.S. Is Ruled Unconstitutional.
Pew Research: Tablet and Ebook sales over the holidays.
Hmmm. Am I courting disaster, thinking of applying Mac OS updates on Friday the 13th?
“Superstition ain’t the way”, but I think I’ll wait till the weekend.
ReadWriteWeb: Foxconn Workers Threaten Mass Suicide.
“Foxconn produces devices for Microsoft (including the Xbox360), Apple (the iPhone and iPad), Sony (PlayStation3) and Nintendo (the Wii), as well as the Amazon Kindle.” Let these manufacturers know this is not acceptable.
CNet: Thunderbolt strikes all Seagate GoFlex external drives at once.
$199 for an adapter? Sure that isn’t a typo? I’ll stick with FW800 then, until the prices come down.
ReadWriteWeb: 100 Million Apps Later, Apple Pushes the Desktop Toward Mobile.
I’m linking this for one reason. To relate the fact that when I’m presenting to a client on my Macbook, I have this annoying habit of reaching for the screen and trying to iPad things around. I know I’m not alone in this. I don’t know if Apple’s aware of the fact that they’re building a market before they have a device to feed it. Someone else could zoom in right now, and steal that market away (I’m ignoring the power of the Apple brand, just brainstorming).
vowe dot net: This is my current top 3.
When Volker recommends, I listen. Hard.
BergCloud: Little Printer.
Macintouch: Kindle Fire Review.
In-depth and extensive, from someone who’s familiar with the array of tablets in the marketplace.
ReadWriteWeb: 1 in 3 Online Consumers Will Use a Tablet by 2014.
That prediction seems slow. But then, I spend most of my day surrounded by fellow news-and-gadget junkies, right?
CNet: Tool tracks hard disk price increases.
Jeebus. Isn’t this going to seriously impact desktop and laptop prices?
NY Times: Will the E-Book Kill the Footnote?
Does the hardware dictate formatting, or the software? Or should they not be overpriced, cheaply-manufactured boxes that display terrible cheaply-formatted text? Simple footnotes are certainly not an insoluble problem - why not modal windows?
I put Ubuntu on my old laptop,
hoping to eke out some usability. It is probably twice as fast as XP. But on this laptop, that’s like saying corn syrup pours faster than molasses. Oh well.
“The Inkling digital sketch pen captures a digital likeness of your work while you sketch with its ballpoint tip on any sketchbook or standard piece of paper.” Looks interesting. The proof will be in the use - they’d best have tester models in stores.
Pantone Flash Drives.
Zenoss: Amazon Outages Equals “Down Goes the Internet”? Are you Kidding Me?
Hmmm. Weren’t Cloud services supposed to function like a RAID? “Never go down”? Or was that a mistaken assumption on my part?
Discover: Will Your Next Furnace Be A Server Farm?
‘Data Furnaces’ for your home. Very cool (hot). It would be significantly more interesting if they also installed solar and/or wind generation at the same time. Or fuel cells, if the location required it.
PetaPixel: How to Scan Film Using Your Ordinary Flatbed Scanner.
Secret’s out. Don’t count on this for high quality scans, however.
Kotaku: The Day Comcast’s Data Cap Policy Killed My Internet for One Year.
Lessons? Streaming of high quality audio files will get you where it hurts. Comcast measures uploads and downloads in their 250 GB cap.
New Scientist: Imogen Heap’s musical gloves mix sounds on the fly.
“I walked onto the rehearsal stage, gloved up, without any other equipment and began to sample, loop and apply effects to my voice, acoustic and virtual instruments. I was completely mobile and free from wires. This is what I’d been dreaming of.” She really is the true geek’s musician.
CSM: Ham radio hangs on.
“One of the great things about ham radio, as compared, say, to Twitter, is the challenge – that amazing feeling of accomplishment when you’re successful. We bounce signals off the moon. We bounce signals off our own fleet of satellites. We bounce signals through ionized air. What other hobby has all of that?”
CNet: Navy one step closer to aircraft carrier X-47B flights.
“What we saw here today is cutting-edge technology for integrating digital control of autonomous carrier aircraft operations, and most importantly, the capability to automatically land an unmanned air system aboard an aircraft carrier.” Kinda exciting to imagine one of these landing at night in a storm ... requiring no telltale lights on the carrier.
M.I.C. Store: Aluminium KeyBoard Buddy Case for iPad 2.
They’d have made another sale today, if there were an iPad 1 version.