Do you get bored stiff waiting the two minutes it takes to pop your microwave popcorn? Well, what it you could watch YouTube classics like David After Dentist or Charlie Bit My Finger while waiting for your food?
That’s the thinking behind the CastOven, a microwave with a 10.4 inch screen where the window would normally be. Created by researchers at Keio University in Japan, the CastOven runs Adobe Air to pull videos from your Internet connection, and is smart enough to choose a video that fits into the cooking time you’ve programmed.
I just hope you can program it to ignore all Fred [...]
See that chart above? The Nexus One hasn’t been doing so well since its debut. In fact, compared by analytic firm Flurry to the Motorola’s Droid and Apple’s iPhone, the numbers are pretty grim: 1.05 million Droid handsets sold 74 days after its launch, one million for the iPhone and a 135 thousand for the Nexus One.
The Nexus One had plenty of hype and advertising, and even quite a bit of critical acclaim. The one big thing it didn’t have was carriers pushing it — well, carriers other than T-Mobile, which, compared with giants Verizon and AT&T, doesn’t [...]
Microsoft was asked to stop selling its popular word-processing software in the US last August by a Texan court, relating to a patent infringement case by Canadian company i4i.
i4i was claiming that the software giant was guilty of infringing patents – specifically that Microsoft “willingly violated” a 1998 patent regarding methods for reading XML.
Microsoft appealed against the Canadian company’s claim, but that appeal has now been turned down by the court.
David beats Goliath
i4i is claiming that its patent “prohibits Microsoft from selling or importing to the United [...]
Just a we’ve always wanted: a carbon fiber 1080p projector that looks like it might be built To Serve Man. Designer David Riesenberg has the right idea, though — he wants his creation to be completely wireless, running long enough for a lengthy movie on lithium-ion battery power, and then charging with one measly wire.
The designer specifies a tiny player with a solid-state drive inside this compact package, connected to the network with Wi-Fi. Hey David, might we suggest wireless power along with wireless HDMI to accompany this futuristic design? If that were the case, we’d [...]
David Siegel from the Ubuntu Design Team has suggested a way for opportunistic programmers to contribute to bug-fixing without knowing everything about dependencies, maintaining clean build environments, generating patches, version control systems, packaging or publishing PPAs. David wants to add a “Quickly fix this bug” to Launchpad that will download the source code and open it for you in Eclipse.
You should read the entire post, but let me just shortly summarize. David’s user story consists of the following steps to create, test, and submit a patch for a small bug:
Click “Quickly [...]
After a devastating earthquake rocks the city, David must reach the museum before nightfall and save his wife and daughter! Explore different Hidden Object scenes, and solve a variety of puzzles, while journeying across town to your family. Navigate the treacherous streets, risk life and limb at every step, and figure out the best possible path with the help of an unlikely stranger in Escape the Museum 2.
No pass!!!Interchangeable link!!!
Well, let me just say that 10 ‘places’ in Italy would be too few! So I’m giving a list of 10 cities or areas, which are truly the pride of the nation.
Rome: All roads lead to Rome! Rome is the capital and one of the oldest cities in Italy. It is said that the way most of Europe has shaped [...]