June 2009

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NASA releases the most complete map of the earth

NASA and Japan’s Ministry of Economy, Trade and industry (METI) released the Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) Global Digital Elevation Model (GDEM) to the worldwide public on June 29, 2009. It covers 99% of the earth’s surface and it is available for downloads. The GDEM was created by processing and stereo-correlating the […]

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Firefox 3.5 will be available today

Firefox 3.5

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The Pirate Bay Sold For $7.8 Million

Today, Swedish software company Global Gaming Factory X AB has announced it has acquired The Pirate Bay website for 60 million SEK, which is roughly the equivalent of 7.8 million dollars. This was almost immediately confirmed by The Pirate Bay. Although the title of their post is entitled “TPB might change owner,” from the text of the […]

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Fauxtoshop: 15 More Real Photos that Look Faked

A man walking on water, a bunny the size of a dog and a fetus floating in a starry sky – none of these things can actually be real, right? In an age when almost anyone can effectively manipulate images in Photoshop, it’s easy to scoff at every incredible photograph that you see on the […]

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Google’s Africa Strategy: Search And Trade Via SMS

Not only does Google want to organize all the world’s information, it also wants to make all that information available to everyone in the world. For the majority of the world’s population, that means making it available on a cell phone, and not a fancy iPhone or Android with a Web browser either. I’m talking […]

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Downgrade to a previous software release?

Sometimes you have installed the latest version of any program and you noticed that dammed, the old one was better, had no ads, was simpler, more stable, etc… and then you go to the program website and the only version you can download is the current one? Well there is a website called oldversion that […]

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Compact flash adapter

The new CompactFlash adapter from Photofast can hold four 16GB microSD cards running in RAID. This makes the slower microSD format as fast as CompactFlash by striping data across all four microSD cards at once. For those that don’t need 64GB of storage, the CR-7100 will hold one 16GB microSD, while the CR-7000 holds one […]

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Augmented Reality

We have talked about augmented reality in the past. It is the fact of adding layers of information into a real image. The most immediate application would be with new phones. Using the camera, gps, compass and Internet to add a layer to what you see with information or actionable interactions. Here you have some […]

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Clever Protest signs

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Only in Africa…

Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

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Last SC breakfast at la bouvette

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Jazz at AMR – Parc Cropettes

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Bye bye Michael

Michael Jackson has died of a heart attack at the age of 50. He was unique, a legend. We will miss him.

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Shared Notebooks with Evernote. Finally

Popular web, desktop, and mobile note taking appEvernote has finally added the one feature that power users have wanted for ages: shared notebooks. The update allows you to share your notebooks with the world or select individuals, and grant write/edit access to your notes and notebooks. It’s not a revolutionary update, but the new sharing functionality […]

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Shared Notebooks with Evernote. Finally

Popular web, desktop, and mobile note taking appEvernote has finally added the one feature that power users have wanted for ages: shared notebooks. The update allows you to share your notebooks with the world or select individuals, and grant write/edit access to your notes and notebooks. It’s not a revolutionary update, but the new sharing functionality […]

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