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i &hearts robot

I’m not one for product endorsements — for one thing, technology products are rarely as good as they seem they should be (Littermaid self cleaning litterbox, cool mp3 stuff that only works with ipods, etc.), but I think I love my new vacuum cleaner. Yes, I &hearts a vacuum cleaner. In case you haven’t seen/heard about it, the roomba is a self cleaning vacuum cleaner, ...

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Visualization (article)

An interesting article on visualization of ‘the net … Under socialnetworking, LastFM is mentioned a couple of times as is youtube, but fidgt is just way off of the map. 😉 I remember seeing a LC project around 1998 or so (tied to American Memory? funny, I can’t remember!) which visually mapped parts of the collections, so that you could see the relationships between items. ...

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Hulu, not hula — free streaming video — movies, tv, and more.

The ad-supported streaming video site, and product of a partnership between NBC Universal and Fox, is opening its doors to the general public tomorrow after approximately five months in private beta. For the first time, users will be able to freely stream Hulu’s Flash-based, ad-supported TV and movie content….. Updated Techmeme article list here:http://www.techmeme.com/071029/p1#a071029p1 Hulu live here:http://www.hulu.com/

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Disposable video camera (and downloading video rather than processing it)

Well, this is kind of old news (2005!), but CVS now sells a disposable video camera.I wonder if they sell a disposable waterproof video camera … Anyhow, kind of interesting, but then considering how many phones and cheapie digital cameras now shoot video, I wonder how long this will last? Or perhaps, everything will move towards disposability. At least, the cameras seem like they are ...

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new things for 2008… crystal ball gazing with opensource, social networking, digital identity, and more aka the predictions.

I was poking around trying to find a better video editor, when I stumbled across an opensource project called, Jahshaka. Jahshaka is positioning itself as being a fullbodied product that can compete with such software as finalcut pro (wow!). Not sure about that, because I could never (ever, ever) get the windows installer to work properly. Maybe if I had already switched to ubuntu ALREADY… ...

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