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Four short links: 8 May 2012

By Nat Torkington
May 8, 2012

Gmail Vault -- app to backup and restore the contents of your gmail account. (via Hacker News) Leaving Apps for HTML5 (Technology Review) -- We sold 353 subscriptions through the iPad. We never discovered how to avoid the necessity of designing both landscape and portrait versions of the magazine for the app. We wasted $124,000 on outsourced software development....

When Google Owns Everything

When Google Owns Everything
By David Battino
June 19, 2009

Here in Japan, the one available Wi-Fi signal comes with some intriguing restrictions. It's part of FON, a worldwide system of hotspots comprised of people who share their bandwith -- in this case for $5 a day. But Google services are free, so I'm seeing the Web as Google does. And I want more.

Samrat Yantra--The Largest Sundial in the World

Samrat Yantra--The Largest Sundial in the World
By Sara Peyton
June 10, 2009

If you're dreaming about your summer vacation check out the new travelers' guide from O'Reilly, The Geek Atlas: 128 Places Where Science & Technology Come Alive ($29.99), by John Graham-Cumming. In this excerpt you'll learn about India's Samrat Yantra, the largest sundial in the world and capable of telling the time, day or night, with an accuracy of about two seconds.. A discussion of the celestial coordinate systems is also included.

Nikola Tesla--The Man Who Lit Up the World - An Excerpt from The Geek Atlas

Nikola Tesla--The Man Who Lit Up the World - An Excerpt from The Geek Atlas
By Sara Peyton
May 28, 2009

The history of science is all around us, if you know where to look. And if you're a traveler who loves science, you'll definitely want to check out at a timely new resource from O'Reilly, The Geek Atlas: 128 Places Where Science & Technology Come Alive ($29.99), by John Graham-Cumming. Arriving just in time for summer vacation planning, this unique travelers' guide covers 128 interesting destinations around the globe where major breakthroughs in science, mathematics, or technology occurred--or are happening now. Read about the Tesla Museum, in Belgrade, Serbia in this excerpt from The Geek Atlas now.

When in Hollywood...

When in Hollywood...
By David Battino
December 3, 2008

When in Hollywood, as the saying goes, be sure to visit Universal Studios. I just did on an unusually slow day and had a great time exploring how theme-park designers create an immersive experience through clever technology and storytelling.

MacMania 8 Roams the Eastern Mediterranean

By Jochen Wolters
December 2, 2008

What do you get when you combine a higher-end off-the-shelf cruise vacation with a choice selection of on-board seminars presented by well-respected Mac experts, plus some 170 passengers who are died-in-the-wool Mac-heads?

What to Pack When Traveling With Your Mac

By Jochen Wolters
November 6, 2008

Courtesy of my MacBook and a Lufthansa ticket, I am typing away at this blog post en route from London to Munich, cruising along at some 30,000 feet. Which is just the right environment for writing about what to bring along when traveling with your geek equipment.

AES Moments: A Tasty Field Recorder

AES Moments: A Tasty Field Recorder
By David Battino
October 29, 2008

You can find some great stories at the Audio Engineering Society show. This one bordered on the legendary: A photographer snatches a $2,500 digital audio recorder from the jaws of death.

Keynote + Garage Band + Snapz Pro X + Photos = Cool Preso

By Rick Sammon
July 4, 2008

Hey All Check out this video that I have on YouTube. I created it on my Mac using Keynote, Garage Band and Snapz Pro X. Basically, I first created a slide show in Keynote. Next I selected some cool music in Garage Band. Then, playing the slide show and the music, I recored the whole thing with Snapz Pro X for a cool presentation.

Antarctica Anyone?

By Rick Sammon
March 18, 2008

And now for something completely different: A special journey to the bottom of th world!

The Camera Look Both Ways

By Rick Sammon
March 17, 2008

The camera looks both ways, in picturing the subject, we are also picturing a part of ourselves.

Perspective Control?

By Rick Sammon
March 12, 2008

I am sure some of you use this technique in Photoshop for fixing the keystoneeffect

Venice Carnival Photos

By Rick Sammon
March 11, 2008

Hey All - Just back from Carnival in Venice. Here is one of my favorite photos. More to come. Just wanted to share a photo.


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