Tuesday, May 16, 2006

Google Notebook

Google release yet another cool toy: Google Notebook. It lets you keep track of things through your Google account. It's simple. It works. Ars Technica has a quick review.

New Macbooks

I wouldn't mind one of these.

Funny thing, though. I looked at the options. By customizing the white 2.0GHz model, I can have the same specs as the black for $150 less. Is it really worth $150 for a black case? That's crazy talk.

Free Skype

It looks like Skype is allowing free SkypeOut to the US and Canada for the rest of the year. I think I tried their software out once a long time ago, but this may get me to flex my cheapskate muscle and give it another go.

As told by Ars Technica
As told by Slashdot

Friday, May 12, 2006


Thursday, May 11, 2006

Google's Goodies

Ars Technica is reporting on the various new goodies coming out of Google today. The two most interesting updates are Google Desktop 4 and Google Trends. Be careful, you can waste a lot of time playing around with trends and comparisons of search terms. Also announced is yet another site tagging feature called Co-op. (Think del.icio.us) Check them out, and enjoy...

Wednesday, May 10, 2006

OK, I know Purgatorio was spoofin, but I want one of these.

That would make a sweet tent at Cornerstone.

Tuesday, May 09, 2006

Deep Sigh

Does Iowa City's government have nothing better to do than worry about people feeding stray cats?

Thursday, May 04, 2006

Wal-Mart Gets its Geek On

I'm not quite sure how to feel about this. Wal-Mart may start selling computer parts. It's not much so far, (CPUs look like the only internal component) but I can see the potential for them to expand if successful. Fortunately, I have access to some good local shops, in addition to the ever present online option. Still, there's something appealing about the thought, however silly, of going out for a RAM upgrade at 2am.

Samsung Q1: Not Great but Has Potential

Not that I care about this particular device that much, but I'd love to have a device that's small enough to carry around almost everywhere, but with enough power to function as a proper laptop. Add some kind of phone capability and make sure it has wifi and I'd be set for a mobile device.

Right now, I'd like to have a desktop, a laptop, and a multifunction phone. But if this idea were developed further and catches on, I could go to just the desktop and the brick.

Maybe Samsung needs to talk to Intel about their low-cost Eduwise system. A little colaboration here could produce something interesting.