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What the… ?! December 12, 2006

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So I was surfing the information super highway and came across Gizmag.
This site is full of things that make you go “What the… ?!” Here’s some of the cool stuff (click on the pics).

This suit is something like a predecessor to the APU’s in the Matrix:

Matrix Suit

If you’ve seen South Park, I don’t have to say anything about this one:

South Park Ride

And now for the real Batmobile (I’ve got to say this car is kinda bangin’):

Batmobile

And a six-wheeled sports car …huh? Yeah, six wheels.:

Six wheeler

…and I thought my camera was small because it fits into an Altoid’s tin…

Tiny camera

And finally, Okwui’s next television, the world’s largest HD LED TV:

Giant LED TV

Cheers.

Re: I like new things :) November 27, 2006

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…so after all that talk about, “So i can obsess without true temptation,” I ended up buying an unlocked Razr! Ha!

Yeah, decided I did want to give into temptation – and if I was going to give in, now was the time before prices go up for Christmas. The phone has shipped; now I must axiously await delivery sometime within the next 4-6 business days 🙂

Cheers.

I like new things :) November 18, 2006

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…hence the new blog site (btw, I haven’t decided for sure whether to keep it or stay with blogger).

Along the same lines, right now I am fighting the urge to buy a new cell phone. I know the RAZR is not the new thing on the block, but i am still drawn to the design. I had my chance to get it for free before and opted for the Sony Ericsson. I like my phone mind you (i’ve had it for a few months). However, I think i just needed a new obsession.

So, yesterday I was hanging out with Okwui and we stopped by a T-Mobile store. The focus of my obsession was instantly switched to the Blackberry Pearl. 🙂 Between the size and the Blackberry features I was infatuated.

The good news is that I can’t afford Blackberry service and I don’t want to switch to T-Mobile. So i can obsess without true temptation (although the RAZR is still out there on Ebay 😉 )

Sure, I can hear you now. April 11, 2006

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This is my first post from my new phone: an SE W600i from Cingular. So far i am loving it. I was nervous about switching from Verizon but so far I get better reception every where I go. Yay for new gadgets!! 🙂

The Ultimate Flying Machine? March 18, 2006

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Airbus worked with BMW to come up with the interior for the A350. I’ve got to get me one of the these! 🙂 The business-class ride in one of these planes will be pretty comfy according to the specs quoted in the article.

Check it out @ www.newlauches.com

Enjoy.

Text Away March 15, 2006

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From Engadget Mobile today…

Text messaging bigger than Hollywood?:We find this one a little hard to believe, but according to at least one set of stats, text messaging is a bigger business than the movie industry. Revenues for texting in 2005 were about $75 billion, vs. $30 billion for Hollywood. Text is even bigger than the video game biz, which only brings in $40 billion. And, to top it off, texting has a 90% profit margin. Given that texting is bigger than the movie business, we assume it’s only a matter of time before it has its own stars and scandals. Oh, wait, it’s already got that, right Paris?
(reference:www.textually.org)

I am not sure of the numbers (presumably all worldwide figures), but if true, thats a cool figure for text messaging. Pulling down that much revenue with 90% margins, the cellphone companies seem to be making out like a bandit (yet Verizon insists on charging extra for every little thing! grr. And another thing, Verizon, if I pay $100 – $200 for a phone, I was all the bloody features it is supposed to come with!!!! …sorry, I am not pleased with Verizon right now) Somehow, knowing what cellphone companies are making off me isn’t going to deter me from texting my friends. It’s just too convenient. 🙂

Google Reader February 28, 2006

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I came across Google Reader by happenstance when I curiously clicked an “Add to Google” button while surfing the worldwide web (that’s a new term I came up with for the “internet” – it will catch on). Reader is probably old news, but it is fun to me so I thought I would share.

It is a web-based RSS reader – pretty simple and elegant way to read your RSS feeds. I like it because I have the same feed list and the same interface anywhere I go. I no longer have to sync my reading list between home and work. So far It was worked well with Safari and Camino (Mac) and with Firefox (PC). I haven’t tried IE, but I am sure it will work just the same there.

If you are a fan of Gmail and read RSS feeds, then I and pretty sure you would enjoy Google Reader.