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Posts Tagged ‘ Internet ’

Nissan 3E


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Nissan has posted a teaser video for its 3E, a head-mounted internet-connected device that not only offers the wearer a heads-up display of current speed and navigation instructions while driving, but also monitors and reports on a car’s and the wearer’s vital signs. Nissan is being very coy about the device’s full suite of uses and applications but there are strong suggestions that as well as for internet access, the 3E could be used as a communications device and for streaming point of view videos and photos while driving. In September, Nissan took the tech world by surprise when it unveiled the Nismo Concept Watch at the Frankfurt motor show — a smartwatch concept with a driving focus and a device capable of monitoring health information — that of the car and of its driver. The company revealed that the watch — which records and reports on energy efficiency, fuel consumption and average speeds when the car is being used normally and on telematics and performance data when a car is lapping a race track — was simply a first step into the field of wearable technology and that more was to come. However, we’ll have to wait until the Tokyo motor show gets underway, on November 20 to find out all of the 3E’s capabilities.

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The PartyCloud.


When it comes to different amalgamations of Disk Jockeying, there is an endless field of ways to show your talent with the same act.  iPads, iPods, DJ controllers, beat pads, or turn tables, can all be used to rock a crowd, but with the advent of Party Cloud, things have changed a little.  Using any computer with an internet connection, a DJ can potentially spin a party using just the website alone.  For me personally I don’t know if its more a useful tool, or yet another way for people to cheapen an art (much like Guitar Hero did for people who ACTUALLY play those songs on the guitar).  But check it out and let the crew know what you think.

Operation Global Blackout.


This past week, an innocuous YouTube video was posted titled, “Anonymous Message to Congress.” The video was made in response to the shutting down of MegaUpload last Thursday by the federal government. This, as we reported, led to Anonymous’ largest coordinated attack in their history with over 5,000 people taking down over 10 federal and industry Web sites.

The video, which you can watch in its entirety below, is phase one of #OpGlobalBlackout.
They do recognize that MegaUpload contained copyrighted content, but say that the take down was not about copyrighted materials. Anonymous demands that MegaUpload be reinstated within 72 hours.

Anonymous claims that they have gained access to the servers for the United Nations, PlayStation Network, Xbox Live, US Bank, Capital One, Chase Bank, Twitter, Facebook and YouTube. If their demands are not met, they will take down all of these servers.

For the banks, Anonymous claims that they have the account info of every client at these banks. They want to reassure citizens, however, that they are not going to compromise their information. They only want to make a statement to Congress.

As for Congress, they have a very special message – “To those who support PIPA and SOPA. To those congressmen who want to vote yes on these bills. We are not fucking playing.”

This has essentially turned into a game of chicken between Anonymous and the U.S. Government with the Internet in the crossfire.

The Internet League Of Justice.


From the creative mind of Caldwell Tanner, illustrator of College Humor, writer of his own captivating and hilarious illustration blog, and graphic artist/comedian extraordinaire, now comes “The Internet League of Justice” illustration series. Imagine if the most popular online websites and social media networks were superheroes. What powers would they have? Who would their nemeses be? Thanks to Tanner’s amazing wit and humor, we don’t have to guess anymore! He has created superpowers and archenemies for each imagined, internet superhero ie, Facebook, Google, Amazon, etc. Depicting Google as an “overpowered hero” with “near infinite abilities”, Caldwell draws us into his fascinating and humorous fantasy of a world immersed in a perilous battle for internet domination. Can you envision Amazon as a super hero/villain(?) with amazing powers to “drain bank accounts” and provide “super saver shipping”, whose worst nemesis is Craigslist? Or perhaps, Google + as a “noble” superhero with “good intention”s, who yet may not have much value. See all of Caldwell Tanner’s internet superhero illustrations for more amusing descriptions of these online heroes. More information about Tanner and his “image-based laughtermagic” can be found on Google +, FaceBook, LinkedIn, Vimeo, Tumblr, and Twitter. Hmm…

The Throw Clock.


Click the pic to see the Throw Clock.

Throughout the history of time, way too many different clocks have been created for me to mention them all.  Thats why me mentioning this one means its a bit special.  The ‘Throw Clock’ is a digital internet application that does what all clocks do… tell the time.  And since its an online app, it tells the time that’s already on your computer, (which may be wrong).  But all in all, its pretty dope.  The digits fall from the top, and are in military time, which may make it a bit confusing for some.  And… if you leave the screen and come back, the numbers all tumble down in a Matrix-like rain which is pretty dope.  Click the pic to check the method.

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