Monthly Archives: June 2007

Google’s electric car

Fascinating story in The New York Times about Google’s support of electric cars. Google’s philanthropic arm,, will be giving $10 million to support better battery technologies, plug-in hybrids and technologies that allow the cars to sell power back to … Continue reading

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Kill time anywhere with YouTube mobile

NewTeeVee reports on the launch of YouTube mobile. Now you can kill time watching YouTube videos anywhere, assuming you have a phone that can display streaming video. You should also have an unlimited data plan, lest you have to hold … Continue reading

Posted in google, mobile, video, wireless, wireless data, YouTube | 3 Comments

The quirks of dining out

The New York Times has a fun read today about the rise of OpenTable, an online restaurant reservation service. One of the benefits to restaurateurs is the ability to keep track of the quirks of diners. Among the funnier quirks: … Continue reading

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Building your own roads with TomTom

One of my big frustrations with navigation devices and online mapping services is that it can take months to more than a year for to get new roads added, closed roads deleted and errors corrected. Making changes required getting an … Continue reading

Posted in consumer electronics, gps, maps, satellite navigation | 1 Comment

Wikipedia and pop culture

The Wall Street Journal has some interesting comparisons that highlight Wikipedia’s skew toward pop culture. Additional comparisons are in the story, along with a trivia quiz.

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GOOG = filthy rich?

I came across this sponsored link when searching on Google’s ticker symbol: Today’s featured item on Woot is this USB Missile Launcher. (Sorry, it’s sold out.) I bet there are more than a few of these in the Googleplex.

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A group for everything

Every once in a while, I get comments on my flickr pictures asking to add one of my pictures to a group, use it with a news story or include it in a travel guide. I’ve contributed pictures to groups … Continue reading

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YouTube reshaping the American political process

YouTube and CNN announced today debates with Democratic and Republican candidates for president. The debates will feature video questions uploaded to YouTube and will air on CNN this summer and fall. Audience questions have been featured in presidential debates before, … Continue reading

Posted in elections, google, journalism, media, video, web 2, web 2.0, YouTube | 1 Comment

Apple TV brings your media to life

I bought an Apple TV over the weekend. It’s quite simply the most elegant, well-designed consumer electronics device I’ve used. Apple TV works with iTunes to bring music, video, movies, photos and podcasts to life on your HDTV. (In geek … Continue reading

Posted in apple, consumer electronics, media, television, video, YouTube | 9 Comments

Breaking news: rising, CNN falling

Great AdAge piece comparing the declining audience for CNN with the increasing audience for The piece quotes Time Warner CEO Dick Parsons saying, “I worry about CNN more than I do about” CNN’s ratings have been on a … Continue reading

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