Friday, June 27, 2008

Intel to Vista: "No"

Intel to Vista: "I'm just not that into you.":

"The New York Times is reporting that Intel has decided against upgrading its 80,000 employees to Windows Vista. An Intel spokesperson told the Times that Vista is being tested and deployed in certain departments, but not company-wide."

The Top Ten Ted TAlks

"With 50 million views since we started posting video two years ago, TEDTalks have become a powerful cultural force.

To celebrate this milestone, we're releasing a never-before-seen list: the Top 10 TEDTalks of all time, as of June 2008.

With speakers like neuroanatomist Jill Bolte Taylor and global health expert Hans Rosling, the list proves one of the compelling ideas behind TEDTalks: that an unknown speaker with a powerful idea can reach -- and move -- a global audience through the power of quality web video. Links to all 10 talks are found below the video window -- or browse through our Top 10 TEDTalks Theme.

Even if you've seen them all, the highlights video is darn fun."

Thursday, June 26, 2008

New to the Mac?

Apple - Seminars Online - New to the Mac for business users:

"If you're contemplating a move to the Mac, this online seminar will give you useful tips and valuable information to help you make the transition seamless. In 26 minutes, Jim Heiser, Apple Business Marketing, and Sasha Rovin from the Apple Retail Store in Los Angeles, present the basics of Mac OS X Leopard for new Mac business users."

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Photoshop Tips

Image Editing: Get 101 Photoshop Tips in Five Minutes

"Photoshop enthusiast and frantic video editor Deke McClelland fits 101 tips for Adobe's premiere product into five minutes of video, and the results are surprisingly watchable. Granted, a lot of the tips are simply shortcuts you may or may not have discovered, but McClelland fits a good bit of real advice—such as which tools to just stay away from entirely—into his frantic run. Worth a listen to catch shortcuts you might not have known, and real advice from a serious Photoshop enthusiast."

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Your Name to the Moon

Send Your Name to the Moon:

Live on forever in space history by sending your name to the moon on the LRO spacecraft. But hurry, the deadline is Friday!

Keynote Objects - Free

iPresentee - Keynote Objects: "Presentee presents free Keynote Objects for Apple’s Keynote, iWeb and Pages! The package combines 100 easy to use and attractive objects."

NYSED Videos Homepage

NYSED Videos Homepage:

Lots of webcasts here including webcasts of the Grades 3-8 English and Math Assessments News Conference...

Friday, June 20, 2008

George Dyson at the birth of the computer

George Dyson at the birth of the computer | Video on "Historian George Dyson tells stories from the birth of the modern computer -- from its 16th-century origins to the hilarious notebooks of some early computer engineers."

How to Make Windows Vista Less Annoying

Windows Vista: How to Make Windows Vista Less Annoying:

"Whether it's the nagging prompts or the irritating notifications, Windows Vista's default settings can grate on your nerves... which doesn't help you be the productive person you want to be. A few simple tweaks can cut down on the irritation—and drastically alter your views on Vista. Let's take a look at some of the best ways to tame the Vista beast and make it a less naggy operating system to work on."

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Video Road Hogs

Video Road Hogs Stir Fear of Internet Traffic Jam - New York Times:

"Moving images, far more than words or sounds, are hefty rivers of digital bits as they traverse the Internet’s pipes and gateways, requiring, in industry parlance, more bandwidth. Last year, by one estimate, the video site YouTube, owned by Google, consumed as much bandwidth as the entire Internet did in 2000."

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

The First Concept of the World Wide Web

The Mundaneum Museum Honors the First Concept of the World Wide Web -

"In 1934, Otlet sketched out plans for a global network of computers (or “electric telescopes,” as he called them) that would allow people to search and browse through millions of interlinked documents, images, audio and video files. He described how people would use the devices to send messages to one another, share files and even congregate in online social networks. He called the whole thing a “rĂ©seau,” which might be translated as “network” — or arguably, “web.”"

Is the Google Toolbar a Trojan Horse for Ad Targeting?

Is the Google Toolbar a Trojan Horse for Ad Targeting? (Ballmer Plays The Privacy Card).:

"Is Google getting ready to serve up display ads to people based on their Web surfing habits (as opposed to their Web searching habits)? Ever since the DoubleClick acquisition closed, industry watchers have been waiting to see how Google would dip its toes into behavioral ad targeting. One rumor going around is that Google is going to target ads to people who use the Google Toolbar, which is now bundled with Dell PCs."

Video: Equinix

Video: Take a tour of the data warehouse for the Web - CNET

Equinix is responsible for holding massive amounts of data, including storage for popular sites like Take a tour of the facilities, and see how much energy it takes to keep the Web alive.

Good-bye Bill Gates

What We'll Miss About Bill Gates — a Very Long Good-Bye

Bill Gates, we'll miss you. Not just because you're the ultimate geek-villain-pioneer-entrepreneur-monopolist.But because you've always been there for us.To love. To hate. To envy. To pick on. So this month, your last as a full-time Microsoft employee, we realized it was only right and proper to look back on your storied career.

Big Growth for the Internet Ahead

Big Growth for the Internet Ahead, Cisco Says - GigaOM

Traffic on the world’s networks will increase 46 percent from 2007 to 2012, nearly doubling every two years. As a result, there will be an annual bandwidth demand of approximately 522 exabytes2, or more than half a zettabyte.

Firefox 3

Power User's Guide to Firefox 3"

You already know about Firefox 3's marquee new features, but now it's time to dig deep and unearth the shortcuts, tweaks, and even Easter eggs that Mozilla marketing doesn't mention. In honor of today's official release of Firefox 3, let's dive in past it's most talked-about feature-set into its lesser-known power uses, tricks, and customizations.

Veescope Hub

Veescope Hub:

"Convert any Quicktime compatible movie file to a new Quicktime, MP4, DV or AVI file."

For Mac folks only..Yes, it's free!

Friday, June 13, 2008

Pluto gets a new name: plutoid


"WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Pluto, demoted from planet status in 2006, got a consolation prize on Wednesday -- it and other dwarf planets like it will be called plutoids."

A Flashy Facebook Page

A Flashy Facebook Page, at a Cost to Privacy

"Facebook fanatics who have covered their profiles on the popular social networking site with silly games and quirky trivia quizzes may be unknowingly giving a host of strangers an intimate peek at their lives."

15 Tools to Help You Develop Faster Web Pages

15 Tools to Help You Develop Faster Web Pages

"Response times, availability, and stability are vital factors to bear in mind when creating and maintaining a web application. If you’re concerned about your web pages’ speed or want to make sure you’re in tip-top shape before starting or launching a project, here’s a few useful, free tools to help you create and sustain high-performance web applications."

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Where is My User Guide??

Find your user guide, user guide, instruction manual or owner manual instantly !:

So much time wasted looking all over the place for the instruction manual to tune the tv-set, find the printer cartridge replacement how-to, the meaning of the blinking led on the dashboard. How many user manuals available only on cd-rom, on the internet ?

On this site you will easily be able to find the required instruction guides and user manuals that you need.

Sunday, June 08, 2008

Copy Music from Your iPhone or iPod to Your Computer for Free

IPod: Copy Music from Your iPhone or iPod to Your Computer for Free:

"There as many applications and methods for copying music from an iPod to your computer as there are iPod models themselves, which makes finding a sure-fire, free solution a matter of tedious trial and error. To save you the work, today we're rounding up the best tools and techniques for getting music off any model iPod onto nearly any computer—for free. Whether you're a Windows user looking to yank tunes from an iPhone, a Mac fan backing up an iPod classic, or a Linux enthusiast trying to get into your new nano, we've got you covered. Follow along for a detailed look at the best ways to transfer songs from your iPod to your computer, no matter what hardware or operating system you're rocking."

The Power of Educational Technology

Why I love So You Think You Can Dance:

"We as educators can learn so much from watching these dancers grow and push themselves and work hard to overcome their weaknesses. As experienced teachers we are used to being good at what we do. When we come to a challenge, like using new technologies in the classroom, it can feel very uncomfortable. We don't like to look 'dumb' in front of our students. Stepping out of your comfort zone while others are watching makes it that much harder to do. These dancers inspire me to keep working, not give up and continue to try different strategies when things don't go the way I had hoped."

Everything I know in 15 minutes

Doug Johnson's Blue Skunk Blog:

"Too often in education we look to the “big animals” to lead and create meaningful changes – the national department of education, our state departments, over-priced consultants, and district office staff.

But ask yourself honestly: Who will have the greatest impact on education: The Department of Education or each of us making a few small changes every year, everyday?"

Monday, June 02, 2008

Don't Make Me Think (video)

Peachpit: Don't Make Me Think (video):

"In this interview, which took place at the inaugural Voices That Matter: Web Design conference (, author Steve Krug ('Don’t Make Me Think!') discusses his landmark book. Learn what Steve’s favorite sites are and how he came up with the title of his classic book. Other topics include simple Web design and user testing."

Sunday, June 01, 2008

Free Open Source Counterparts of Windows Software

Free Open Source Counterparts of Windows Software |

"Why would you want to have Open Source software on your computer? Let’s consider a few reasons:
(1) First reason that every one thinks of is that Open Source software is free of cost, well it certainly is about 95% of the time but it can be paid too although the license will be less restrictive. Nevertheless it can save you hundreds of dollars.

(2) Another often overlooked aspect is that you can have full access to the source code of the software. This is a great blessing for someone who needs the ultimate customization.

(3) You can actually help in the development by fixing bugs, releasing your changes to the code (in accordance with the license of course).

(4) They may also offer more features then their commercial counterparts."

Is your company ready for the Apple Invasion?

Is your company ready for the Apple Invasion?:

"In a survey of 250 diverse companies that has yet to be released, the market research firm Yankee Group found that 87% now have at least some Apple computers in their offices, up from 48% two years ago."

New to the Mac and Compatibility with Windows

Apple - Seminars Online - New to the Mac and Compatibility with Windows:

"The Mac is the best tool for both the office and the home, making it the ideal computer for a business. If you're one of the many businesspeople who is contemplating a move from another computer to the Mac, watch this online seminar to pick up useful tips and valuable information to help you make the transition seamless. Kenny Lee, from Apple's Small Business Marketing group, and Travis Fears from the Apple Store San Francisco present and demo specific content for new Mac business users."

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