Saturday, October 22, 2005

It's in the what??!!?

What a wonderful 2 weeks its been since I last posted. I'm sorry, I was on holiday. But I have some nice little stories lined up.

Gmail (again) to GoogleMail?
Gmail have started giving UK residents the email address '@googlemail.com' because someone has trademarked it our something. Smart idea probably, someone willw alk out of this rich. Read the Google articile Here
Now that will affect a lot of people, I would much rather have @gmail.com than @googlemail.com.
Anyway I have discovered that Ipod shuffles are water proof! It was an accidental discovery though, I left my Ipod in my jeans and put them in the wash. Then I saw my poor iPod being flung around in the washing machine so I turned it off and opened the door and got soaked. Then I put the iPod in a warm dry place and checked the warranty. Unfirtunately it dosen't cover accidental washings. But it dried out an works fine, the buttons are a little stiff though.
I saw this story on Digg, it was on the main page so wasn't that hard. Anyway a company called Optware have made a disc, called HVD (Holographic Vertasile Disc), that can hold up to 3.9 Terabytes. At the moment it is only 1TB, but it has 1Gbps transfer rate. This is some disc but I saw somewhere that each HVD would cost around $10000000000. I'll but two then. Anyway if these can be produced cheaply then Blu-Ray and HD-DVD will die before they start.

-Laus

Wednesday, October 05, 2005

Every tenth piece has fat


Yes finally i have posted again, but I'm writing this in a bit of a rush. I've decided to do lots of stories (3) instead of lots of random posts. This should give you something more wholesome and full of goodness to read and let your brain digest slowly. Ok I should shut up now.

Gmail Invites:
Gmail have doubled their invites. I now have 100 new shiny invites. Want one? TOUGH!!!! But seemingly Americans can get Gmail without an invite, which kind of sucks. So too annoy them I'll give people invites if you want. You know my email address, or should I say Gmail address. Time to shut up again.

Hmmm..... While I'm waiting for the screen shot to upload I'll talk about this evil conspiracy. Before Blogger let you put photos on directly you had to use Flickr. But now that Flickr is being bought by Yahoo! you can do it straight in Blogger. Is this a bit of rivalry between Google and Yahoo!?

Alien killed my dog:
Not my dog but I read this story on Reuters about a man who was hiking with his dog in a forest in Seattle. Dodgy enough i know but suddenly a gray ripped his dog apart. Pobably because the man hadn't cleaned up his dog's mess and the gray had stood in it. After this the Alien came and lived with him for 9 days and they communicated via telepathy. Sounds fun heres what I think happened:
"You killed my dog!!!"
I am your friend
"Ok come live with me"
Very likely but I'm not going to mess with the grays. Those guys kick ass.
Read the full story here

iPod Nano:
Apple have realeased a new iPod. Which shadowed the release of the first iTunes phone. But seemingly this new iPod is not actually that good. It's stylish and holds a decent amount of songs (1000) but the screen breaks really easily and it scratches like an over hyped DJ on a Saturday night. But it has made the Mini obsolete (theres one for you DXY) and is pretty cool. I want one, so do you......
See the new iPod here

Till next time
Laus