My head is spinning like a top, because I keep on being pointed at interesting websites that can suck me in for hours. As a simple example, have you seen the Space Cube, which is a fully-functional computer that's smaller than an apple (the fruit, not a computer from Apple Corporation)? Even smaller are the GumStix products, which literally have the footprint of a stick of chewing gum.
Meanwhile, over the course of the last couple of weeks, our old chum Jay Dowling has been sending me all sorts of interesting links. Each of these deserves a blog in its own right, but I simply don't have the time, so let me quickly summarize them as follows:
- Periodic Table of Videos: This is a bit of a laugh. Led by a professor who looks like Einstein having a "bad hair day", clicking on any of the elements in this periodic table results in a short, amusing, informative video.
- CrossLoop: Simple secure screen sharing with trusted experts who can solve your computer woes. Jay says that this is not only of interest for helping maintain one's mother's computer remotely, but also a source for helping others (while making money) or getting help yourself.
- TouchKit: Wow – this is hard to describe – it's sort of a precursor to the sort of computer interfaces that we will take for granted in the not-so-distant future – you have to watch the video.
- Information Overload: A rather interesting article that poses the question: "Is it time for a data diet?"
- Space Warp Engine: A number of articles surfaced recently with regard to quantum strangeness breaking the speed of light. Could this lead to a faster-than-light engine (or "warp drive") that would bend – but not break – the laws of physics?
I wish I could tell you that this is all I have; in reality, however, I have piles and piles of links to interesting websites that are jam-packed with juicy tidbits... all I can say is: "Watch this space..."
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