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Augmented Reality – Coming to a cell phone near you…

8. September 2009

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The buzz these days on a lot of the tech blogs is something called augmented reality: Taken from Wikipedia: Augmented reality (AR) is a term for a live direct or indirect view of a physical real-world environment whose elements are merged with-, or augmented by virtual computer-generated imagery – creating a mixed reality. You have […]

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What the @%#$ is Wakoopa?

7. September 2009

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Alright, here is a new one… Wakoopa (www.wakoopa.com) Taken from the About Us page: Wakoopa is a social network that helps people discover the best software, games and web apps on the market. Sign-up, install a small tracker on your desktop and automatically create your online software profile that you can share with friends and […]

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Pizza in just a few minutes?

30. March 2009

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Where do I sign up?

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Google Powermeter aims to reduce energy consumption

7. March 2009

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Google recently announced a new service, Powermeter. As the name suggests, Google is attempting to use its expertise at gathering and organizing information to help reduce the electricity consumption of households. Ultimately, this would help people reduce their utility bills by making smart decisions regarding their use of electricity and reduce their carbon footprint. Although […]

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Setting up your own weather station

6. March 2009

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Photo by Law Leven Every morning when I wake up and head into my living room, my wall-mounted screen lets me know, via Homeseer, the current weather outside. It grabs the weather from the internet and posts it in a easy-to-view page. I am, however, unable to see the actual weather at my specific location. […]

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Backing everything up the Lazy Way

4. March 2009

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  Has this happened to you? You turn your PC on and nothing happens. No drive spinning, and when it finally does, you realize that it’s happened to you – you are the victim of a hard drive crash. The hard drive that contains all your files… Pictures, documents, e-mails… You name it. All gone. […]

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Microsoft’s Future Vision Montage – 2019

2. March 2009

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This is a peek into what the future may hold for us, compliments of Microsoft. Whether it is Microsoft, Apple or a startup, the graphic user interfaces (“GUIs”) shown in this clip are pretty amazing. It’s a short clip but is well worth the watch.

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Why every flash drive should have PortableApps installed on it.

28. February 2009

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PortableApps.com allows you to take software with you. It is open source (free), and works on any portable storage device (USB flash drive, iPod, memory card, portable hard drive, etc). If you are constantly moving around, you really should check out PortableApps. Setup is easy – simply head over to PortableApp.com and download the application […]

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A LazyAutomation Alarm Clock?

26. February 2009

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Ok, this one has to take the cake, and may even win the first LazyAutomation award for ingenuity… Matty Sallin, Daniel Bartolini and Hsiao-huh Hsu have developed the Wake ‘n Bacon, an alarm clock that wakes you up to the smell and sound of sizzling bacon. How does it do this? You place a frozen […]

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What exactly is Hulu?

25. February 2009

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That is exactly what I asked myself when I heard someone talking about this new (well, not actually new) website called “Hulu“. Hulu is a website that offers streaming video of TV shows and movies from NBC, Fox and many other networks and studios, some of which are now offered in high-definition. Research found that […]

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