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Phone Powered Light-Is This The End of Darkness?

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November 5th, 2009


With the absence of expense, will we soon to leave our lights on all the time? I’ve pondered this question for years.

This also makes me wonder if we’re going to get even lower powered lights for cameras, and focused lights for production.

Now power your entire lighting package by using a simple phone jack! (Well, not really, but perhaps soon.)


Visit our friends at Crazy Gadgets for more info.




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Can’t Actually Download Books With Apple Kindle App – Really?

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March 5th, 2009



Kindle iPhone App

Kindle iPhone App

Kindle iPhone App Page View

Kindle iPhone App Page View

It all makes sense now, why would Amazon, who would like to sell more Kindles, allow an app that fully functions as an actual Kindle? Yup, that’s right, you can transfer and read Kindle books on your iPhone or ipod touch, but connecting directly to the Kindle Store to instantly purchase the next best seller…think again. To download books, you need to open your browser on your iPhone or touch and go to Amazon.com like any other schlep downloading a book. Oh, and if you’re a newspaper or periodical reader, forget about it. The app doesn’t support those formats yet.

Ha! And you thought you had it made you thumb-scrolling, App-addicted FOOLISH consumers!

On the other hand, if you simply want to use your iPod/iPhone to read a book you’ve already downloaded and have been reading on your Kindle, the app will remember where you left off and resume at that point. Not bad as a Kindle auxiliary device that can show color, for those of you who read comic books on your Kindle in beautiful shades of gray. Frank Miller rejoice!

Here’s a nice Kindle App review for your ganderization: Comparing Kindle 2 With Kindle’s iPhone App



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Pixar/Disney Announces BluRays of Monsters Inc. and A Bug’s Life… Low Res?

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February 21st, 2009



(Thank you TheHDRoom.com for the usage of your image.)

Monsters Inc. and A Bug’s Life were rendered for film at 1536×922. HD’s 1080p resolution is 1920×1080. So how can these films be released on BluRay in true, native 1080p resolution? The answer? ONLY if they re-render the films over again at the higher resolution.

A short time ago Pixar and Disney announced that both Toy Story I & II are being re-rendered in actual 3D for re-release in October 2009, as a prelude to March 2010′s release of Toy Story III also in 3D. These would have to be re-rendered in higher quality to insure a native 1080p BluRay release as well.

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Bill Gates Actually Sucking Blood Out Of People

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February 5th, 2009





“‘Malaria is spread by mosquitoes!”

Unbelievable! In a non-funny attempt to prove that we Americans (the more fortunate?) can get malaria from mosquitos too, Bill Gates chose to release his little friends on an unsuspecting group of technologists at the Technology, Entertainment, Design Conference in Monterey, California.

Read the original story here…



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Amazing Technology! Watch this intelligent waterfall!

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September 24th, 2008


I found this on our friends over at ‘craziestgadgets.com‘.

It’s an amazing waterfall at Canal City Hakata in Fukuoka, Japan (a shopping and entertainment complex).

Watch, be impressed, and enjoy!



I’m truly impressed by this combination of water and technology. It’s amazing, well thought out, and remarkably engineered. Bravo!



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Podcast: Android Lives! How does it compare to the iPhone? The new iPod Touch? Nanos?

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September 24th, 2008




The Google Android phone was released today. Will it be able to compete with the iPhone? Absolutely! We examine the Android Phone, the new iPhone 3G, the new iPod Touch, and the new nanos.

You’ll love getting the new fools updates on the newest digital revolution releases! You won’t be disappointed!



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The Flintstones Complete Series to Come in Stone Television

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September 17th, 2008


Our friends over at TVShowsonDVD.com have scored some great pictures of the upcoming complete series release of ‘The Flintstones’ on DVD.

For those who may not know, The Flintstones was originally a prime time animated show like ‘The Simpsons’ today… and was just as ‘adult’. It’s amazing what we now consider kid-friendly…

Anyway, here’s the photos… Enjoy!




Here’s a link to the original story at www.tvshowsondvd.com.



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Lowry and Demos: Two Masters Join Forces To Make Classic Movies Look AMAZING!

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August 18th, 2008


This may seem like a simple story, but believe me when I say that this is a collaboration made in heaven.



One Frame of Lowry Digital Images breathtaking restoration of “North by Northwest”.

As per Variety today:

Demos joins Lowry Digital Images
Exec named senior algorithm scientist
By DAVID S. COHEN

Gary Demos has joined Lowry Digital Images. Demos will be a senior algorithm scientist at Lowry, which is an industry leader in digital film restoration and image enhancement.

Demos received the Gordon E. Sawyer Oscar in 2006 and has received scientific & technical awards from the Academy in 1985, 1995 and 1996. Lowry was acquired in April by Indian-owned Reliance Big Entertainment.

(Click here for the original Variety Story Link.)

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The Man Who Will Change The World — Water Powered Combustion!

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April 12th, 2008




Inventor Denny Klein described his invention of Hydrogen Technology as a ‘unique electrolysis process.’ Though this is pretty exciting stuff, it raises several questions:

1. Is the by-product truly just Oxygen, Hydrogen, or a weird combination of both?
2. Will there be a more deadly bi-product like Chloride or Fluoride floating in the air if we use water from our tap?
2. With the right filtration system, can we use anything that has water in it….. urine, 7-UP, beer? (Oh, wait a minute, we take back that last one).

Klein has been around for a few years, but the timing couldn’t be better for him to find himself an eternity of fame, let alone his 15 minutes. Here’s a link to his patent info on the invention and a couple older articles. Go Denny, go!

UPDATED EDITORIAL: There was a period of time when bottled water cost more than gas. Today the average liter of water at a 7-11 costs $1. So a gallon of ‘clean’ water costs $3.79 a gallon… the same price as a gallon of gas in Los Angeles today. Of course at 100 miles on 4 oz. of water, this new system is far more efficient, and if the byproduct is clean oxygen, is it not poetic that this new energy source might actually improve the air over the smog-machines we currently drive? I’d much rather fill up a ten gallon tank with water than with gas any day.

Also, if the 4 oz. per 100 miles figure is correct, than this car would get 3200 miles to one gallon. (Why fill up with more than on gallon?)

Fictional thought: All I can imagine now is how excited the powers would be if they found a nearby planet that had oceans of oil… Some way to get there and harvest that oil could be created…. well… what if another nearby race looked at the Earth’s water supply the same way.??? Or did this already happen in the miniseries ‘V’?



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Remarkable YouTube Find: Making the Death Star Plans Computer Animation

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April 1st, 2008







The footage used in the making of Star Wars was a breakthrough of computer technology.

This clip about the making of the sequence is fantastic, and is a great piece with historical significance.

Enjoy!



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