Saturday, December 17, 2005

Google Video - Worst Job Ever

Pretty self-explanatory. This would definitely be the worst job ever.

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Wonders of Photoshop: Magazine Cover Demo

The media world is becoming increasingly fixated on appearances. And the number of tricks used to achieve the increasingly exaggerated ideals is growing. Many models have plastic surgery and even more are retouched so they appear to have bigger breasts, smaller stomachs or fuller lips.

We wanted to show how easy it is to change someone’s appearance in this campaign.

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"Snoop Doggs" Foot-long Hot Dogs

Snoop Dogg recently inked a deal with Platinum One Media to launch a new business with the rapper – foot-long hot dogs.

According to the Boston Herald, the rapper’s latest venture is “Snoop Doggs,” a new hot dog line launching with partners Franco Petrucci and Jeff Earp.

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Friday, December 16, 2005

Blog-X Awards Winner: Gizmodo

(from TechWeb) This blog was the landslide winner in this year's Blog-X awards, pulling in more than a third of the top-ten votes. Gizmodo is known for keeping up with the latest developments in personal technology, and doing so with humor and style. Its posts are sometimes sarcastic, usually to the point, and always up to date.

Link | Gizmodo

10: Gear Live
9: TechNudge
8: Oh Gizmo!
7: MuniWireless
6: Andy on Enterprise Software
5: TechCrunch
4: SmallBizTechnology.com
3: RealTechNews
2: Day in the Life of an Information Security Investigator


Flo Bytes would like to say (as if anyone reads this) congradulations and thank you to the crew at Gizmodo for providing the rest of us with so much quality content and awsome links (they do supply alot of the actual content of this site :) ).



Bendy Microprocessor on Plastic

(from Gizmodo) Not much other then a report right now, but it looks like TDK has teamed up with Japanese Semiconductor Energy Laboratory to make a bendable microprocessor. The transistors will be made on glass first, then transferred to plastic. The processor will also have wireless capabilities and built-in signal encryption.

Firm makes bent CPU [The Inquirer]

Adriana Lima

She may be ready to take the crown from Giselle Bundchen, although sharing is always a good idea when it comes to supermodels.

Link (via DoubleViking)

How soon after marriage do Japanese brides cut the cheese?

(from BoingBoing) Mark Frauenfelder: From Tokyo Times: "As the pie chart above graphically demonstrates, Japanese ladies appear to simply fart for fun; with nearly half of them practically pumping their way through the first year of marriage."

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Thursday, December 15, 2005

Helmet's Can Be Cool. Maybe.


(By Andy G. [thecoolhunter]) Stack hats suck. Most kids would rather suffer a brain injury than endure the humiliation of wearing one. They are like wearing corduroy flares ..on your head. Thanks to Indigo Snow the Hell is taken out of Helmet with their awesome new line of head protective gear. Inspired by retro cool Evil Knievel line designs, these helmets have the competitive edge with their injection of organic and reptilian face designs. The cobra and black belly snake skin designs would make The Fonz weep, whilst the wood grain finish say ' I'm earthy and up for the challenge". Full on flip down eye wear attached is so 'Magnum P.I' its in a cool class of its own. Extreme sports safety gear has been at a relatively uninspiring stage for some time now.

The Cool Hunter

2006 Nissan Comes With Built-in XBox (standard)

Nissan plans to rev up a new sports car at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit in early 2006. The 6-speed manual, rear-wheel drive Urge Concept features a driver-integrated cockpit and a built-in Xbox gaming system.

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Is Google set to acquire Opera?

"Dirson's New Google Blog links to a French language blog by Pierre Chappaz (former president of Yahoo! Europe), who quotes sources saying that the acquisition is going down." --- If true, Google would have the web browser to to go along with the search engine...

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Origin of Tech Company Names

Microsoft: It was coined by Bill Gates to represent the company that was devoted to MICROcomputer SOFTware. Originally christened Micro-Soft, the '-' was removed later on.

Google: The name started as a jockey boast about the amount of information the search-engine would be able to search. It was originally named 'Googol', a word for the number represented by 1 followed by 100 zeros. After founders - Stanford graduate students Sergey Brin and Larry Page presented their project to an angel investor, they received a cheque made out to 'Google

Cisco: The name is not an acronym but an abbreviation of San Francisco. The company's logo reflects its San Francisco name heritage. It represents a stylized Golden Gate Bridge.

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Sex for an Xbox 360?

How far would you go to get an Xbox 360? Well, if one Craigslist.org ad (since removed) were to be believed, two Boston-area women would do just about anything to get their hands on the next-gen console. Under the headline "trade sex for an xbox 360," a person claiming to be a 22-year-old woman said "Me and my roommate are totally hard core gamers, but our desperate (sic) attempts to get an Xbox 360 have gotten us nothing so far." The poster told responders to "send me a photo of you holding the system, and tell me what I have to do to get it."

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The i-Visor

(from Gizmodo) Listen up, TRON, I know you are looking for a new LCD display visor that matches your bionic jumpsuit all cute-like, and this may be it. This is the i-Visor (no relation to anything iApple related) by Daeyang E & C out of Korea. What’s so special about these? Well, they are the WORLD’s FIRST wearable display to use SVGA reflective liquid crystal on silicon (LCoS) and EL display. Calm down, I know you are excited. These are now available from Mikimoto Beans in Korea.

The i-Visor from Mikimoto Beans [Akiba Live]

Instant Replay Binoculars

If you spend much time looking through binoculars, you’ve at some point probably wished you could replay an image you just saw. Bushnell had you in mind when coming up with these 8 x 32-magnification Instant Replay Digital Binoculars, which replay .35 megapixel video clips (15fps) or 2.1 megapixel still images on a 1.5” LCD screen. While the binoculars were designed for replay on the go, the set also comes with imaging software and a USB for transfer to your computer.

Instant Replay Binoculars
[productdose]

Voodoo Knife Block w/ Knives

Wow! The brand new Limited Edition Chrome Voodoo Knife Block is here! Yes, the most talked about Voodoo Knife Block has arrived! Has your man not been paying you enough attention? Did he miss your anniversary? Hee hee...time to get some back! All you guys out there - look out!

We all need a place to stash our blades. What about this pretty rad alternative to the typically boring block o’ wood: the Voodoo Knife Block. This 40x25 cm strategically perforated human form now comes in Limited Edition Chrome!

Voodoo Knife Block w/ knives

Giant Blimp Goes High-Tech

(from Gizmodo) "...the Defense Department wants to put the blimp to a worthy use (other than circling football games) and has decided to put hundreds of millions of dollars into a new fleet of military airships. Go, blimp, go! Seems the military has promised a $149 million contract to Lockheed to build a huge high-altitude airship that will check for ballistic missile launches. Using solar cells and advanced fuel cells for power, an aerodynamic design and a control system must be developed to help keep the airship steady amid the high winds at that altitude without consuming excessive power. Also, because it’s filled with helium, they’d have to make sure the temperature wouldn’t affect it, and want to find materials to withstand extreme ultraviolet radiation for longer times. It’s going to be big, too — about 2.5 times the length of the Goodyear Blimp. Look for prototypes around 2010."

Link [Defensetech]

Google, Sun, Microsoft to Fund New Internet Lab

(via slashdot) SAN FRANCISCO - Google Inc. and Microsoft Corp. (and Sun) are setting aside their bitter animosity to back a new Internet research laboratory aimed at helping entrepreneurs introduce more groundbreaking ideas to a mass audience...

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Gasoline Powered Monowheel

(from Makezine) Today's Maker from our new book Makers - Kerry McLean, Wall Lake, Michigan. 225-horsepower gasoline-powered monowheel. "You may be hauling ass, but you feel like you're floating," says McLean. The metal fabricator and machinist built his first monowheel in 1970 and has been obsessively perfecting the design ever since...

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Couple arrested for 'sex rage'

THEY were jetting off for a holiday in Kingston, Jamaica, and the drinks flowed freely during the ten-hour flight.

Intoxicated, the couple, who were seated in business class, decided to submit their membership for the 'mile-high club' in one of the toilets...

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Mom Tosses Baby From Smoky Third-Floor Window

A New York mom had no other choice as smoke and flames cornered her and her baby in their third-floor apartment. So she tossed her 1-month-old baby son out the window to a man below.

Story


Check out the video of the guy catching the baby. Looks almost fake.

Wednesday, December 14, 2005

eBay: Buy My Football Fan Loyalty, I'm tired of the TN Vols.

This guy is selling his ncaa football loyalty on eBay. Brilliant!!! Last check, the bid was up to $685 with 2 days left.

ebay: "I'm selling my services as a College Football League fan to the highest bidder.

I CAN BE A FAN FOR YOUR TEAM!

The winning bidder will get to pick my new favorite College team. I will root loudly and enthusiastically for my new team for the remainder of the 2005-2006 season (If in a Bowl game) and the entire 2006-2007 season...

This auction ain't no oddly shaped, pseudo-holy food item: This is 100% testosterone filled College Football League Fan that will be a fanatic for YOUR TEAM...

I'll watch televised games, and go to my former favorite team home game in my new teams hat I always go to at least 1 a year. Picture will be provided...

I will discuss my new team at the water cooler after every win or terrible loss...

If my new team makes it to a bowl or playoff game I am committed to wearing a foam-number-one-finger for the duration of the game..."

Link

Virgin Galactic: $200K for Space Flight in 2008

(source: BoingBoing) Xeni Jardin: Sir Richard Branson and co. have announced plans for a $225 million dollar spaceport in New Mexico for the Virgin Galactic fleet.

Virgin Galactic also revealed that up to 38,000 people from 126 countries have paid a deposit for a seat on one of its manned commercial flights, including a core group of 100 "founders" who have paid the initial $200,000 cost of a flight upfront. Virgin Galactic is planning to begin flights in late 2008 or early 2009.

AP Story | Space.com

Andy Rosen's punk photos on Flickr

(source: BoingBoing) David Pescovitz:Underground photographer Andy Rosen posted his stunning series "London Punks 1976-1984" to Flickr. Seen here, Jonny Rotten of the Sex Pistols, Punk Portraits London 1976-1984 Other photos include Johnny Rotten, Siouxsie Sioux, Paul Weller, and a slew of live shots of The Clash.

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Tuesday, December 13, 2005

Chapelle Show Season 3 Trailer

Word is that there will only be 4 episodes, without commentary. We takes whut we getz. Shit is still the funniest funk on TV.

Link (via DoubleViking)

Sin City 2 Plot Released

(via IMDB) It's one of those hot nights, dry and windless. The kind that makes people do sweaty, secret things. Dwight's thinking of all the ways he's screwed up and what he'd give for one clear chance to wipe the slate clean, to dig his way out of the numb gray hell that is his life. And he'd give anything. Just to cut loose. Just to feel the fire. One more time.

Dwight is experiencing some problems when him and his girlfriend, Ava Lord, get reunited, Nancy wants to avenge Hartigan's death by going after the Roarks, a man in the military gets mysteriously killed while trying to cook a rat, and we get to explore some details in Hartigan's past.

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The movie will be based on Frank Miller's graphic novel "A Dame to Kill For". Rumor has it that Selma Hayek is going to have a role in the film as Ava, a woman from Dwight (Clive Owen's character) McCarthy's past.

Monday, December 12, 2005

Miami Vice Movie Trailer

(props to DoubleViking for this gem)

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Meteorite hunter digs up 1400 pound meteor rock worth an estimated $3mil

He is harvesting his cash crop with the cooperation of his farming neighbors.

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Clemency denied for Stanley Tookie Williams

Terminator votes for termination.

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If there was ever a case for clemency, this would be it. After all, WTF does someone need to do to deserve this 'clemency'. The pardon wouldn't set the guy free, just let him not get the death penalty.

I guess maybe if he would have won the nobel peace prize, the governator might have given him a chance.

Redemption: The Stan Tookie Williams Story - http://imdb.com/title/tt0388367/

Time Magazine's List of 50 Coolest Web Sites

Hmmm..... I don't see flobytes on the list. Must be some sort of error...

Time Magazine's Top 50 for 2006.

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The difference between Nerds and Geeks

(Wikipedia) The term "nerd", meaning "square" goes back at least to 1951, when Newsweek reported the usage as relatively new in Detroit. By the 1960s, it took on connotations of bookishness as well as social ineptitude. The word itself first appeared in Dr. Seuss's book If I Ran the Zoo, published in 1950, where it simply names one of Seuss's many comical imaginary animals...

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Sunday, December 11, 2005

180 ° - Upcoming Digg Competitor

180 ° news is something Digg should keep their eyes on. It's a web-based RSS reader that pulls thousands of stories from the web daily, which can be marked as important (imp'd). It's cookie based, so no logins are required. Other topics like sports and entertainment are also covered.

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