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Videos from your computer to television

Videos from your computer to television
Take TV is a storage device from SanDisk Sansa whose specific purpose is to provide a simple, hassle-free way to take video files from your computer and watch them on your TV. Take TV is easy to use. Like a USB flash drive you plug it into you computer and transfer files onto it; you can also download TV Shows and movies directly from SanDisk's own video download site www.fanfare.com onto it. Once your files are on the device, you can place it........Go to the The-future-blog (Added on 10/27/2007 9:28:18 PM)

Fifty Times sharper than Hubble

Fifty Times sharper than Hubble
M87, the central galaxy of the Virgo cluster in a distance of only 50 million light years, was observed by Yuri Kovalev from the Max Planck Institute for Radio Astronony (MPIfR) in Bonn and colleagues with the VLBA (Very Long Baseline Array) at 2 cm wavelength. The resulting image provides details down to a resolution of one milli-arcsecond, corresponding to a linear resolution of only three light months. The new image of the inner radio jet of........Go to the Astronomy-blog (Added on 10/23/2007 10:04:54 PM)

Two Businesse

Two Businesse
Some of us have trouble just dealing with one business. Here is a woman who not only deals with one business but two, plus also has a family to deal with What I found interesting was that the two businesses do not compliment each other. She says that the biggest problem she has is getting the word out. In her case she needs to get it out twice because promoting one business does not promote the other. However, once again it shows that........Go to the Media-blog (Added on 10/21/2007 7:48:10 PM)

Carmen Sandiego Found

Carmen Sandiego Found
Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? is the title of an edutainment computer game that teaches geography. The game first appeared in 1985 and was created by Brøderbund Software.Now, 22 years later, Carmen Sandiego has been found. She was spotted in an American train station.(via Boing Boing)........Go to the Media-blog (Added on 10/14/2007 3:33:33 PM)

Give Your Kids A Green Screen!

Give Your Kids A Green Screen!
One popular thing at our nearby Chuck E. Cheese is a kind of "green screen" where kids stand in front of a TV camera pointed at a blue screen. The kids can see themselves projected into whatever inane video is running on the screen. It's a neat, if cheesy effect Now you can bring that cheesy effect into your home with the reasonably-priced Creation Station. Comes with software that makes it easy to put in some pre-selected........Go to the Media-blog (Added on 10/9/2007 8:40:41 PM)

For men may come and men may go

For men may come and men may go
Fans of 19th-century poetry in particular might enjoy my mother’s nature column from October 2004, October’s Bright Blue Weather........Go to the Media-blog (Added on 10/8/2007 9:27:57 PM)

Beyond the Years

Beyond the Years
"Im Kwon-taek's 100th film, Beyond the Years, is his first on love and romance," writes Gautaman Bhaskaran in the Hollywood Reporter. "Autobiographical, or so it seems, Beyond the Years tries to make up for this weakness by presenting a canvas of extraordinary visuals, conceived and captured by Jung Il-sung. The Korean landscape appears almost ethereal as it is underscored by 'pansori' or Korean throat-singing. In fact, the film can well pass........Go to the Media-blog (Added on 10/3/2007 5:40:02 AM)

Dai Nipponjin

Dai Nipponjin
Scott Weinberg at Cinematical on Dai Nipponjin: "I could rattle off the film's catalog of lunacy (and I will) but it still wouldn't adequately explain how outlandishly, amusingly weird the thing is. Definitely one of those 'not far all tastes' imports, but if you're a fan of Japanese action flicks, monster movies and strangely amusing mockumentaries.... then this is one you're going to want to search for. "An attempt to be a This is Spinal........Go to the Media-blog (Added on 9/27/2007 8:19:03 PM)

Volatile Organic Compounds In Water And Air

Volatile Organic Compounds In Water And Air
Scientists at the Georgia Institute of Technology have developed a miniature sensor that uses polymer membranes deposited on a tiny silicon disk to measure pollutants present in aqueous or gaseous environments. An array of these sensors with different surface coatings could be used during field-testing to rapidly detect a number of different chemicals. Since this new sensor allows water and air samples to be analyzed in the field, it is an........Go to the Science-blog (Added on 9/17/2007 10:37:18 PM)

The iPod Touch is Actually a PDA

The iPod Touch is Actually a PDA
Apple's marketing machine may be bunching in the new iPod touch with the other iPods, but the fact is that Apple's new iPhone-without-the-phone is a PDA Aside from the built-in Calendar, Contact, and Calculator apps, the iPod touch has WiFi, a decent web browser. It's also not a stretch to think that the third party apps that work on the iPhone could work here too. And 8GB and 16GB is a lot room for data, a lot more than your........Go to the New-technology-blog (Added on 9/14/2007 5:33:16 AM)

Viva Italia!

Viva Italia!
Abarth and Italian pride, reborn [Image Source: Jalopnik By Gunnar Heinric Italian nationalism (not likely celebrated by Italians since Garibaldi) will be on full display at the upcoming Frankfurt motor show when Fiat sets up its display in the bright colors of green, white, and red (the color's of Italy's flag) to showcase its latest and greatest lineup Riding high on a tide of consumer hype and media glow, the once........Go to the Media-blog (Added on 9/5/2007 8:27:32 PM)

In the Shadow of the Moon.

In the Shadow of the Moon.
"It's fitting that the World Cinema documentary award at the last Sundance film festival went to In the Shadow of the Moon, which reminds us of a seemingly distant time when the United States was not so alienated from the rest of the world," remarks Ed Gonzalez at Slant........Go to the Media-blog (Added on 9/5/2007 7:35:07 PM)

Antomical T-shirts

Antomical T-shirts
Express your inner self. with anatomically correct drawings on. muscle T-shirts, bone T-shirts, heart T-shirts,. stomach T-shirts or nervous system T's. These anatomical T-Shirts were drawn by the original artist, Leslie Arwin. These shirts demonstrate amazing talent and attention to detail. Don't settle for less. A number of celebrities have worn the muscle or skeleton T-shirt. Bill Murray sleeps in one in Tootsie. Also seen in........Go to the Media-blog (Added on 9/3/2007 12:02:45 PM)

The Power Of Search Engines

The Power Of Search Engines
Just how powerful are the major search engines? How about the rest of the spiders and crawlers We certainly do have an idea about how powerful Google, Yahoo and MSN are. Most of our daily activities not only include them but they play the key role to make every transaction happen. We have them as a guide, an ally, a channel, and a spy. Yes, a spy The American company SPOCK has recently launched a new search engine: SPOCK (public beta)........Go to the Media-blog (Added on 8/26/2007 5:28:27 PM)

All these wonderful docs.

All these wonderful docs.
In the thick of the International Documentary Association's 11th annual DocuWeek (through Thursday), AJ Schnack, who's taken his own film to LA, Kurt Cobain About a Son ("one of the very best films of the year," says David Lowery), snaps pix and is running Tom White's talks with Alex Gibney about Taxi to the Dark Side, Joan Brooker-Marks about Larry Flynt: The Right to Be Left Alone and David Sington about In the Shadow of the Moon Then a........Go to the Media-blog (Added on 8/26/2007 1:14:45 PM)

Clematis 'Candida'

Clematis 'Candida'
Botany Photo of the Day will have brief written entries on weekends, holidays and my vacations from April through September. – Danie Thank you to shotaku@Flickr from Missouri, USA for contributing today's photograph (original via BPotD Flickr Group Pool). Much appreciated........Go to the Science-blog (Added on 8/20/2007 9:23:02 PM)

Link Between Sunspots, Rain And Disease in East Africa

Link Between Sunspots, Rain And Disease in East Africa
A new study shows that sunspot cycles can be used to predict heavy rains, flooding and subsequent disease outbreaks in East Africa. This research, which was conducted by paleoclimatologist Curt Stager of Paul Smith's College in Paul Smiths, N.Y. and his colleagues, can be used by public health officials to increase measures against insect-borne diseases long before epidemics begin. The results are published online in the August 7 issue of........Go to the Science-blog (Added on 8/7/2007 10:38:24 PM)

Old Navy is Stepping it Up

Old Navy is Stepping it Up
Surprisingly, I'm looking foward to picking up my fall/winter wardrobe at I've been looking for a cute cardi, and this one definitely fits the bill. Adorable.Most of the warmer clothes haven't arrived yet, and neither have any of the warm shoes, but I have faith in Old Navy. I hope it does well in the upcoming season, because it seems like the designers are hard at work, and the store's in need of some success.........Go to the Media-blog (Added on 8/5/2007 9:25:54 PM)

Social Networking, Offline

Social Networking, Offline
Ok, get this, Star Wars has come up with a way for you to do your social networking offline. This is actually a cute idea, but I'll get to that in a moment Long before there were online social networking site, there was social networking. It involved going out in the real world and meeting people. You'd have your personal connections, something we call friends, not to be confused with the kind of "friends" you make at online social........Go to the Media-blog (Added on 8/5/2007 2:19:44 PM)

Satellite Data Can Warn Of Famine

Satellite Data Can Warn Of Famine
A NASA researcher has developed a new method to anticipate food shortages brought on by drought. Molly Brown of NASAs Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md., and her colleagues created a model using data from satellite remote sensing of crop growth and food prices. Brown conceived the idea while working with organizations in Niger, West Africa, that provide information regarding failed crops and help address local farmers' worries........Go to the Astronomy-blog (Added on 8/3/2007 9:54:26 PM)

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The Art Of Sharpening Pencils

The Art Of Sharpening Pencils
Welcome to the world of pencil sharpening. This may sound like a dull topic but there is actually a lot more to it than you think. There are a number of different sharpening styles and methods; all good artists should know them. The trick is using the right one at the right time.There are four main points to select from; the one you choose will depend on the type of pencil you use, and the style of your drawing. These are: the standard point,........Go to the Media-blog (Added on 11/1/2007 6:52:59 PM)

NASA Views Southern California Fires and Winds

NASA Views Southern California Fires and Winds
With a click of the mouse button, the public can see NASA views from space, including some at Google Earth, of Southern California's raging wildfires and the ferocious Santa Ana winds that are driving them. Images taken by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (Modis) on NASA's Terra and Aqua satellites are processed daily and made available by the JPL OnEarth Web Map Server, and at Google Earth. This effort is part of an ongoing........Go to the Astronomy-blog (Added on 10/24/2007 7:27:24 PM)

Angry Wasps

Angry Wasps
A fallen rock was blocking a route in Afghanistan and EOD decided to blow it up. A wasp hive was found under the rock and they were not happy!........Go to the Media-blog (Added on 10/16/2007 6:34:33 PM)

DVDs, 10-9

DVDs, 10-9
The Center for Visual Music is rolling out what sound like two amazing collections, Oscar Fischinger: Ten Films and Jordan Belson: 5 Essential Films. "Oskar Fischinger (1900-1967) was one of the earliest pioneers of abstract animation, placing him in the company of filmmakers like Walter Ruttmann and Hans Richter, who were working only a few years after Kandinsky's first entirely nonrepresentational painting in 1910," Doug Cummings reminds us,........Go to the Media-blog (Added on 10/14/2007 3:25:19 PM)

Control Your Seasonal Lighting with a Remote

Control Your Seasonal Lighting with a Remote
Tired of climbing behind the Christmas Tree, or walking from outlet to outlet to turn on your seasonal lighting. Don't climb around any more, you need the INSTEON Wireless Remote The remote comes in a kit with several controllers each of which fit into an outlet. To turn lighting on simply use the remote to control all outlets from one location. The remote can still control an outlet from 150' away Or if you want, you can use the........Go to the New-technology-blog (Added on 10/9/2007 8:40:48 PM)

Fests and events: 10-8

Fests and events: 10-8
"When Indian director Satyajit Ray died in 1992, Akira Kurosawa praised him as 'the greatest social realist filmmaker who ever lived.' But when Kurosawa saw Abbas Kiarostami's Through the Olive Trees (1994), he said of the Iranian writer-director that 'God has found the right person to take Satyajit Ray's place.'" In the Los Angeles Times, Kevin Thomas previews Life and So Much More: The Films of Abbas Kiarostami, a series running at the Los........Go to the Media-blog (Added on 10/8/2007 9:28:13 PM)

Feeding Frenzy

Feeding Frenzy
Several weeks ago when Libby and I were at Roundrock, we fed some fast food biscuit to the wild fish in the diminished lake. I used my new camera to make a short 33 second video of it, and with the patient help of my web master, my web designer, my web master’s brother-in-law, and my web designer’s brother (the last two being the same person), I was able to bring it to you here You can hear the rasping of the insects, which is a........Go to the Media-blog (Added on 10/8/2007 9:27:49 PM)

The L.A.M.B. Signature Chateau Wristlet Clutch

The L.A.M.B. Signature Chateau Wristlet Clutch
It comes with a detachable chain link strap, which is so perfect for a couple of reasons. During the day it can be attached to one of your large totes or handbags for easy access when not wanting to dig through to locate your wallet. Or when night rolls around, simply ditch the big purse and wear it as a wristlet or detach to carry in hand........Go to the Media-blog (Added on 10/1/2007 9:44:40 PM)

Nigella papillosa 'Midnight'

Nigella papillosa 'Midnight'
Botany Photo of the Day will have brief written entries on weekends, holidays and my vacations from April through September. – Danie Jacki of Oregon, aka jacki-dee@Flickr, deserves another round of applause for contributing another one of her photographs to BPotD (original | BPotD Flickr Group Pool). Thank you The species Nigella papillosa occurs in southern Spain and Portugal (some sites also suggest Sicily). The name Nigella........Go to the Media-blog (Added on 9/18/2007 6:53:51 AM)

What to do with the old computer?

What to do with the old computer?
So you have upgraded your computer and want to know what to do with the old beast "Creative Uses for "Old" Computers: Here's What You Can Do With Your Used Computer" is a very inventive article outlining what ways you can use your old computer around your "wired" home You can read the article for the details but here are the suggested ways you can use your old computer, in short  Trade it in for........Go to the New-technology-blog (Added on 9/12/2007 9:50:22 PM)

Shorts, 9-6.

Shorts, 9-6.
"Petter Naess' comedy Gone With the Woman is Norway's entry in the hunt for a nomination for best foreign film Academy Award," reports Gunnar Rehlin in Variety. Via Peter Martin at Cinematical, where he's got more linkage, but let's add this: Karsten Meinich's got background info on the film and the novel, pix, the works. And it'll be screening in Toronto........Go to the Media-blog (Added on 9/12/2007 9:38:57 PM)

FireWire reader

FireWire reader
Since the arrival of USB 2.0, FireWire, as a transfer medium, has lost some of its luster. The introduction of FireWire 800 helped its cause a bit, but only marginally. However, most of us have computers with FireWire ports in them, and we have something else: with the popularity of USB, we often have a dearth of USB ports to plug things into. So wouldn't it be handy to put that old FireWire port to good use with something like the Delkin........Go to the The-future-blog (Added on 9/4/2007 9:08:12 PM)

Tips for transformation

Tips for transformation
Becoming an entrepreneur requires a transformation, a change from taking responsibility for a single or series of tasks to taking responsibility for the entire venture The bootstrap entrepreneur can almost never make this transformation all at once. Just as your new venture will grow slowly so will you, and maybe that's for the best Here are some thoughts about the process: 1. Take baby steps. I know someone who quit smoking in........Go to the Media-blog (Added on 9/1/2007 8:41:55 PM)

Nobles, Alexander Welcome Top LSI Expert

Nobles, Alexander Welcome Top LSI Expert
SEO expert wannabes, check this out Michael Marshall, (formerly of Fortune Interactive) partners with SearchEngineWorkshops.com in a new mission to help educate North American SEO students to build new high performance optimization skills Two of the most respected SEO industry educators Robin Nobles and John Alexander recently welcomed Michael Marshall to their team. John Alexander, Director of Search Engine Academy stated that,........Go to the Media-blog (Added on 8/26/2007 5:28:41 PM)

Right at Your Door.

Right at Your Door.
"Citizens of Los Angeles: You are screwed," announces Chuck Wilson from the safety of the NYC's Voice. "Three 'dirty' bombs have gone off around the city.... As setups go, this one, devised by art director (Minority Report) turned writer-director Chris Gorak, is terribly precious, and in a less threatening age might have been an easy one to shrug off.... The ending, by the way, is ridiculous (let's hope), yet totally unnerving. "Right at........Go to the Media-blog (Added on 8/26/2007 1:14:42 PM)

Melville Shavelson, 1917 - 2007.

Melville Shavelson, 1917 - 2007.
US screenwriter and director Mel Shavelson has died at the age of 90..... His 1956 film, The Seven Little Foys, and his 1958 romantic comedy Houseboat were both nominated for Oscars.... He also directed several films including Cast a Giant Shadow, starring Kirk Douglas and Yours, Mine and Ours, starring Lucille Ball. His film career saw him work with many famous faces, including Jimmy Cagney and Frank Sinatra, but Houseboat, starring Cary........Go to the Media-blog (Added on 8/20/2007 9:22:55 PM)

workable solutions for developing world

workable solutions for developing world
Question: What do a pedal-powered grain mill, a Guatemalan bicycle mechanic, and MIT students have in common?. Answer: The first International Development Design Summit, which has featured dozens of participants from around the world working together over the past month to create real, workable solutions to problems in the developing world. On Wednesday, Aug. 8, IDDS participants will present the results of their efforts and their........Go to the Media-blog (Added on 8/7/2007 10:23:33 PM)

Converting Organic Waste into Useful Cooking Fuel

Converting Organic Waste into Useful Cooking Fuel
Students at the MIT have given an answer to the ill-effects of deforestation with a mechanism with which they can convert organic waste, such as sugarcane waste, into useful cooking fuel Deforestation does has harmful effects on the environment but it also acts as a silent killer for those who rely on wood charcoal to cook their food. Now a team of MIT students is working to bring affordable and eco-friendly cooking fuel to developing........Go to the New-technology-blog (Added on 8/5/2007 2:20:12 PM)

Nanotechnology-based Flexible Hydrogen Sensors

Nanotechnology-based Flexible Hydrogen Sensors
With hydrogen vehicles already embracing carbon-reduction footprints, global warming seems to be moving a step further with its nobility its sensors. The now available hydrogen sensors may soon be replaced by a newly developed flexible sensor, which is not only comparatively cheaper but also explores the world of nano-technology! Thanks the researchers at the U.S. Argonne National Laboratory What could help make the sensors cheaper is........Go to the New-technology-blog (Added on 8/4/2007 9:22:46 AM)

Do You Have These Tools in Your Home Office?

Do You Have These Tools in Your Home Office?
Columnist Steve Brewer enumerated some items that one with a home office should always be with A thermal mug, which will reduce the number of times you must run to the kitchen for more coffee. A mug with a lid can prevent expensive spills into the computer A set of screwdrivers. For making adjustments to your ancient swivel chair, repairing your eyeglasses or opening your computer tower, so you can do some real damage to what's inside........Go to the Media-blog (Added on 8/2/2007 11:22:50 PM)

   
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