Monday, July 27, 2009

Mono: More Popular than Java

"We have seen a real spike in Mono [application] development for the Linux desktop over the last two to three years," said RedMonk analyst Stephen O'Grady. He cited Mono applications, including the Banshee music player, the GNOME Do desktop search tool, and the Tomboy note-taking application as examples of Mono applications that have no Java counterpart equivalent in popularity.


AT&T is Picking on 4Chan - Bad Idea

For reasons unknown, AT&T is blocking access to a certain subdomain of 4chan. This completely goes against net neutrality and I'm sure the FCC wouldn't be too pleased. Also, 4Chan isn't a place you mess with. They are very good at getting even. Even if no one started anything.

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Japan is Making the Terminator a Reality

A professor at the University of Tokyo has created two robots that are capable of playing baseball almost perfectly. A spokesman from the MLB association stated in an interview that "There is no room in this sport for a cyborg and there never will be". The two cyborgs responded to this by saying they would just kill everyone.

Viewsonic's Very Stylish VNB100 Netbook

Man Turns Himself Into Borg

It appears that a member of the MicroPCTalk forum became bored with his regular human life and decided to turn himself into a Borg. He accomplished this by using parts from a Myvu Crystal, a Sony UMPC and a Motorola iDEN i425.

Award for Best HDTV Ever goes to Panasonic's TC-P54V10

It seems this TV beats out other HDTVs in every way. Especially the black level and the clarity in dark scenes. Not to mention it is very stylish.

Palm Pre Pricing Mistake

An error in one of Best Buy's recent ads has listed the $199 Palm Pre smartphone at only $99. The price however, was corrected soon after.
There must have been lots of disappointed customers that week.