Think you’re good at Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon? Google dares you to challenge its search engine. All you have to do is type an actor’s name and then “bacon number” (without the quotes) and the all-knowing box spits out the answer.
Anyone on a slower broadband connection like I am, or heaven forbid on a dial-up connection, knows that modern websites assume you have a decent amount of bandwidth. Downloading all those photos and videos can take ages on a slow connection and Facebook knows the lack of bandwidth is one of the reasons people in some parts the world don’t join the network.
Over the years, I have seen a number of interesting ways to have a city wired with Internet access. Some have tried basic mobile broadband service offered by wireless carriers. Other cities have wired their utility poles with Wi-Fi hotspots, and I’ve even heard of some places in Europe running wires through sewage systems.
Each website has its own feel, its own audience, and its own style. While MSN is very colorful and vibrant, Wikipedia prefers to focus on basic functionality. These dress designs represent popular websites quite accurately, both in color scheme and the style of dress.
We’ve seen a few fan made videogame–themed takes on Monopoly. Now here’s a design for regulars of the World Wide Web. Instead of streets and utilities, you settle on websites and software. Instead of free parking, you get free Wi-Fi.
With services like Pandora, XM and Sirius, you might think FM radio is well beyond its heyday. You’d be right. But that doesn’t mean you still can’t listen to FM with a modern gadget. This handy pocket sized device from Energy Sistem combines an FM radio with media player and Internet radio/television streamer.
I’ve been playing video games since I could say “Atari 2600”. I know, I’m dating myself. But for years and years, the landscape of gaming was determined by what video game companies could cram into the hardware of their next console, and who had the best graphics.
Prove to your friends that know what’s what on the Internets with these funny meme magnets. While they’re not the only set of meme magnets you can find on Etsy, they are the only ones who really got Nyan Cat right…
I can just hear the gears in sex offender Robert Nicholas McGuire’s perverted mind turning. I bet this guy thought that if he used the computers in the Apple Store in downtown San Luis Obispo that authorities would never know he was violating his parole.
Our WiFi connection at home is largely confined to the indoors, and it doesn’t even reach all the corners of the house. So imagine my surprise when I read about a new technology that can send WiFi signals up to a mile away, and possibly even beyond.
From the same guy that cooked up the Proverbial Wallets comes a magical drawer that can transport messages to and from the Internet. John Kestner calls his creation the Tableau, and like the Proverbial Wallets, it adds a physical factor to digital processes.
With the popularity of Internet-capable portable devices, wireless access to the Internet becomes more and more desirable. That’s why Japanese electronics manufacturer Logitec – not to be confused with Logitech – recently released a portable wireless router that’s powered via USB.
There are already a several programs and browser extensions that can block access to the Internet for a set amount of time, but what makes SelfControl stand out is that it is ruthless. Designed by Steve Lambert, once SelfControl’s timer is set, it is set – quitting the application, restarting your computer or even deleting the damn app will not reset the timer.
Looks like Sony is officially the first to market with HDTV sets with integrated Google TV capabilities. While standalone Google TV devices like the Logitech Revue seem price prohibitive, Sony is entering the market with aggressive price-points for TVs with the tech built in.