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Stephen Colbert had an iPad at the Grammys

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February 1st, 2010





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A Perspective: Five Necessary Concepts That Should Be In The Apple Tablet

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January 27th, 2010


Okay, so this is last minute and I know it, but there are five essential concepts that I?d really like to see in an Apple Tablet.

1) Perspective View: This may be hard to explain, and I?ll add a video of what I?m describing soon if it?s not in the tablet. Essentially, it?s hard to type on a tablet and see the screen on a flattened axis. What I propose here is that when the tablet is placed flat on a surface, the onscreen keyboard stays full size, but the rest of the screen visually tilts in perspective so that looking down on the screen, you see the image as if the screen were recessed into the table before you. Therefore you have the illusion of looking directly into the screen and have it appear in the proper perspective to your seated position. (A graphic will be added soon.)

2) The return of WYSIWYG: The original Mac was breakthrough in the fact that what you saw on the screen was ACTUALLY what you saw on paper, etc. Somewhere down the line we lost this. What needs to return (and on the Mac as well) is when you review ANYTHING in 100%, onscreen rulers should appear, as 1 inch is ACTUALLY 1 inch. There is really no excuse for this not to be the case, and with Apple producing their own screens; it should be a standard, especially IF you use apple screens.

3) Wireless Operation, INCLUDING CHARGING! We?re in the 21st Century People! Why do we have to plug in everything? The tablet should be able to sync, charge, print, communicate, etc., all without one cable connected! EVEN headphones! There really is no technical excuse why this shouldn?t happen now.

4) VideoPhone/Conferencing: We have the technology, and we just need an influential company to push it in to existence. Apple changes the world; let?s have our world closer to the future we all dreamed. VideoPhones should be here now! (As for the tablet, its camera should identify the caller talking, and track them digitally even if the tablet is on a table. Again, we?re all about perspective here. When you place the tablet on a flat surface, the image should change to the perspective to be accurate for the caller. (Graphic soon.)

5) Voice, Voice, Voice, Voice! 2001: a space odyssey featured the HAL-9000, a computer that could communicate with us and us back using a voice interface. That film is ahead of its time, and took place nine years ago! The keyboard was born with the typewriter decades ago, why are we still using it as our primary text input device?

Apple created a video with the help of George Lucas? Industrial Light and Magic called ?Knowledge Navigator?. It was introduced many years ago as the computer of the future. Watch it, and see how it relates to today.




Sadly, I expect NONE of the concepts above to be in the new tablet, as much as they truly are exceptionally necessary to our future. I?ll follow up this article with another five after the launch.

Cheers, and May today deliver one of the greatest breakthroughs in our lives!

David



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AMAZING FOOTAGE FOUND! Behind-the-scenes of Star Trek: The Motion Picture!

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July 1st, 2009


Today an amazing event occurred. A new documentary created during the filming of Star Trek: The Motion Picture was posted to YouTube. It has a remarkable amount of footage… I won’t spoil it, just watch it.

Part I

Part II

I’ll be researching this footage, and when I find out more about it, I’ll update this entry.

Enjoy!



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Viral Video: A Cappella Tribute to John Williams

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November 9th, 2008







Marc will tell you that when it comes to music, I love A Cappella music, (and he introduced me to DiVinci’s Notebook who are now Paul and Storm…. check them out, they’re great!)
and the great John Williams (Star Wars, Superman, Jurassic Park, Close Encounters, E.T., Indiana Jones, and so many more).

So, having recently been introduced to this clip, I’d like to share it with you all!



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ELECTION DAY: When a Silly Commercial Becomes Classic…. Wassup!

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November 4th, 2008


Back in the year 2000, Anheuser-Busch came up with this groundbreaking commercial for Budweiser:




Today, inspired marketers came up with its political sequel:




Wow! Look at how our lives have changed in eight short years…

Cheers to the end of these past eight years, and to the coming change… one way or another…

Cheers to a bright future!



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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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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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September 11, 2001 – Never Forget…

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September 11th, 2008






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Viral Video: Bill O’Reilly Goes Nuts! – Lost “PRODUCER’S SIDE” footage found!

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May 15th, 2008


This is hilarious!

Enjoy!



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Viral Video: Actual Wallâ?¢E Spotted in Los Angeles! (Not CGI after all? LOL)

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May 14th, 2008



Wall-E Spotted in LA! from Blink on Vimeo.



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