Thursday, December 29, 2005

What happens when gamers get old?

Interesting article about gamers getting old and when life's priorities change when you get married and have children. Read more here.

Tuesday, December 27, 2005

Time Names Battlestar Galactica Show Of The Year

Time Magazine's Television Critic James Poniewozik has put Battlestar Galactica at the top of his list of the Best TV Shows from 2005. His summary starts off 'Most of you probably think this entry has got to be a joke. The rest of you have actually watched the show.

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Thursday, December 22, 2005

An end to women's periods

A new contraceptive will soon let women stop menstruating.
In 2006, a new oral contraceptive called Anya, developed to "put women in control of when or if they want to menstruate," is expected to hit the Canadian and U.S. markets

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Good compression settings for iPod videos

After tinkering for several months with different video settings for playback on my video capable iPod and for easy portability to other devices, different computers, and via the Internet, I think I'm settling on a 3ivx codec in a .mov wrapper.

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Why Apple Is The New Sony

Five years ago, Apple Computer was barely an afterthought in the halls of electronics companies. Not anymore. With its best-selling iPods and landmark licensing deals with music and television moguls propelling new ways of consuming digital media, Apple now is the pacesetter.

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Anybody, free computer science courses?

OpenCourseWare Finder is a nice website with a collection of open courses including the open courses of MIT!

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Friday, December 09, 2005

NEC wants to peddle flat batteries

Paper thin batteries that charge in seconds. A possible use is to power intelligent paper which could be the end of newspapers as we know them.

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Monday, December 05, 2005

Cat Survives 4 Weeks In Refrigerator

A cat in Oklahoma City survived being closed in a refrigerator for four weeks without food or water, according to a Local 6 News report.

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Researchers Discover That Dogs Laugh

It's sounds like a long, loud panting. And it makes other dogs happy.

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