06 November 2006

Blufr - Trivial pursuit

What is blufr? blufr is a new trivia-type game that hopefully gets people of all ages addicted to learning obscure facts. There's no evil agenda. Just play and keep playing. Added: And don't miss the BlufBusters.

04 November 2006

Crystal Xcelsius

Business Objects has released a free, lightweight version of its spreadsheet visualization software Crystal Xcelsius. Called CX NOW, it’s a Windows desktop application that connects with Excel, Powerpoint and Word to offer an interface for creating dynamic graphs and charts based on spreadsheet data.
A good way to start is to goto DataPig Technologies - Xcelsius. They've got videos tips and tricks, like how to create your own maps.
Crystal Xcelsius also has some tips and templates: Password protections, CX-templates, Xcelsius - Best Practices, Show cases, 2. I just found Xcelsius online Help + Discussion Forum

03 November 2006

It's all about finding the lines

Michael Turner explains "Sex Appeal". (Or what he thinks sex appeal is.) Incidentally it also illustrates the meaning of "overposed".
Oh, so you want to see more...Then click on the picture.

And watching the moves.

01 November 2006

Diet Coke + Mentos video

Google’s first “Sponsored Video” had its debut. Titled The Domino Effect, it’s Diet Coke and Mentos part II from the guys in white lab coats - EepyBird. This video clip is from their original video.
On their site you can also find out what happens when you eat Mentos after you drink Diet Coke.

31 October 2006

The Hype Machine

The Hype Machine crawls music blogs and lets you discover songs. The site likes to think it works like Google: crawling blogs for MP3 files, storing the files in their database as a cache and offering a full preview of the songs.
"The Hype Machine is probably the coolest music search engine. That's because you can actually listen to music and because there's a lot of underground music."
Source: Google Operationg System

25 October 2006

Wannahaves at the Demofall 2006 Conference

DEMO is the premier launch venue for new products, technologies and companies. For more than 16 years, DEMO has established a reputation for identifying and presenting to an elite audience the products most likely to have a significant impact on the marketplace and market trends in the coming year.
This time I listened to a product called MojoPac. Despite it's name ;-) "RingCube’s modest innovations will most certainly have a tremendous impact on anytime, anywhere computing. " Not bad review.
Check out some of the timesavers, like Dash Navigation Inc. - love to have that - or Plugged, Inc. - too early for me but great product, or Riya.com - a solution everyone will want to have. Or find your own "wannahaves", at the Demofall 2006 conference.

22 October 2006

Opera Mini

Opera Mini™ is a fast and tiny Web browser, that allows you to access the full Internet on your phone.
I downloaded Opera Mini to my Sony Ericsson today. I immediatelly liked the small font, the speed (everything is precompressed, which also reduces the cost), the intuative navigation and clear pictures + the Wikipedia search! It works great with Gmail, PicasaWeb and some News sites! I have yet to try out Maps, Positioning services and Music.
Before you install it, try the simulator. To install, just type mini.opera.com (in your phone) and then select your language. That's it.

21 October 2006


Do you love to travel? Do you have a passion for uncovering those special little hideaways? MapSack might show you something you've never even heard of.

16 October 2006

Live MultiMegaMedia

Is Live MultiMegaMedia the latest trend? Sony let a house explode in color and Ipod let the streets of London explode in Music.

Ask Ms. Dewey

If you think search engines need a human face, Ms. Dewey might be a good company for you. The search engine is not great, but not bad either (bonus points if you guess the search engine), but the main attraction here is Ms. Dewey. She's ironic, clever and provocative. For example, try to enter something like "your phone".

Maybe in the future, search engines will be so smart that they'll be able to both answer your questions and make you smile.

13 October 2006

Speed Camera Database

Find the Speed Cameras in Europe, via the Speed Camera Database.

17 September 2006

Super Stars 2.0

Please meet the new Super stars 2.0. Regardless of if they are fake or real, they have managed to capture an audience.

The controversy has been huge; was Lonelygirl15 a legitimate work of pre-commercial art or a manipulative attack on the authenticity of community media sharing? Site favorite Brookers has signed a deal with NBC after making less than 30 videos.

It's a great success for YouTube, and the new Entertainet business. I believe it's just the beginning. YouTube - and like - will step up the competition for new talents, viewers and commercials (big money).

13 September 2006

Where souls meet, and never again

Oceangram is the internet version of sending a message in a bottle, you write the message, seal it in a bottle, and send it off into the ocean. Someone from around the world may pick it up from the ocean and read it.

10 September 2006

Web Conferencing for free

DimDim is a Open Source Web Conferencing program that looks really promising. The Feature list is impressiv, the Layout is intuative, and their ambitions are high: 'Just like Hotmail made free email common and Skype created the expectation that VOIP should be free - they want to make web conferencing freely accessible'.
Source: Techcrunch

Music for free, but for how long?

Enjoy while it lasts. It probably won't for very long. Just type the artist, click OK. Couldn't be easier. There is no need for registration.
Source: Techcrunch

SideLoad is another free Music Service. The site provides more features and the recordings are better.

Here you will be able to navigate through the world of musicians who got located. Bands searching for gigs, solo musicians wanting to play live, musicians searching for a band, bands searching for a concrete musician to complete the band.

27 August 2006

DittyBot - Bridges between Islands

I have never seen so many Bridges between different Islands.

You send a text message from your mobile phone to your POP email account. Your text message should contain the keywords of a song title (and possibly an artist name) that you want to hear. DittyBot finds that email (he checks Mail every 45 seconds) and copies the song name into a text file. The song name is then copied into iTunes and a playlist is created from your search. Next, DittyBot loads Skype (the internet telephony app) and begins calling your mobile phone. Your mobile phone rings and when you pick it up, you should hear your song start playing in all its compressed glory. DittyBot will play your selection to you over your phone until you hang up. Mind you, this all should happen within 1 minute of sending your song request (depending on the speed of your POP server). Sometimes it’s even quicker!

While you are at the site, check out GimpShop - a merger of Gimp & Photoshop.

Chinese Food Prank

This is a great prank and I hope someone out their can pull this off again. Call two Chinese restaurants and let them take orders from each other.

Also, check out this dancer. It takes an incredible amount of strength to pull these moves off.
Source: www.break.com

20 August 2006

Video - Recoding & Editing

CamStudio is able to record all screen and audio activity on your computer and create industry-standard AVI video files and using its built-in SWF Producer can turn those AVIs into lean, mean, bandwidth-friendly Streaming Flash videos (SWFs)

Video Editor
- http://www.virtualdub.org/features
- http://www.avid.com/freedv/tutorials/index.aspv
- http://www.instant-demo.com/index.htm

19 August 2006

What will your book be?

Book publishing just got simple. Download Free BookSmart book publishing software and create a book of photos, poetry, stories - whatever your heart desires. Blurb is a start-to-finish publishing software.

Another interesting freeware come Shutterfly. It has received top ratings: "The photos in this book are almost National Geographic quality: bright, clear, and crisp. The book-production software was also easy to use".

Discover more music

Ever thought about creating your own radiostation. Then you should try Pandora from The Music Genome Project. Pandora is the music discovery service that helps you find new music based on your old and current favorites. Press
I can also recommend Pandoras Box - a small program that will put Pandora in your task bar. Source
Find your Favorite station. Install Pandoras BoxSecrets: 1, 2, 3

09 August 2006

Percy Pig

What's cuter than a pig sitting in a chair sunning himself? I can't think of anything to top that.

The saying 'It's a dog's life', may well have to be changed to 'a piggy's life' if this picture of total animal bliss is anything to go by.

For this little porker snoozed his way through a hot sunny afternoon at a wildlife centre in South Devon over the weekend.

08 August 2006

Hiroshima Day

Sunday is Hiroshima Day. Watch a video and see what this image is all about.

01 August 2006

Live GPS tracker - Where will this lead us?

There is an integrated GPS functionality for devices that run Windows Mobile 5. You can find a demonstration of the GPS by going to the Atlas homepage and selecting Services->GPS (Beta). It shows you how it can track multiple devices simultaneously so that you can easily track someone.

Will WikiMapia lead us down the same route?

17 July 2006

Geographic guest plotter

Locations of visitors to this pageClustrMaps is the only hit counter that accurately shows you the locations of all visitors to your site on a thumbnail map embedded in your page.

Flash MP3 Player

This Flash MP3 Player supports streaming playback, RSS/XSPF playlists, various playmodes, artworks, color/size customization and a javascript API. Click to start play.

The Music comes from Chicago Music Promotions. CMP and their clients help unsigned artists and djs, with exposure and promotions worldwide.

Cute overload!

Small things that make me smile

16 July 2006

Live RSS news feeder

What's Up? is an application that tracks a large number of RSS news feeds. It can be used on your PC as an active desktop or screensaver. Whatsup also works great as a wall projection at places such as airports, shopping malls or office receptions.


I just had to test this slideshow thing. It's pictures from Sweden (home), US (studied there), Ireland (worked there), and Greece (vacation picture)

14 July 2006

Windows - New Dimensions

The concept is actually quite cool
Table 1 + Table 2
(don't miss the last minute)

Windows makes you think of Miniority Report and Real Holographics Screens (forward to 50sek) makes you think of Star Wars.

11 July 2006

Amazing 11 year old singer

This girl is just simply amazing! What a voice. You got to hear it to believe it.

09 July 2006

The Transparent Factory in Dresden

The building and grounds are beautiful, and the whole process of both making and selling Phaetons is totally different than that for any other car in the world.

A funny flash website from Phillips Shavers

"Hi there - if you're here, you know that grooming is a sensitive issue: shaving your back, chest, ****, ****. That's why you need a new Phillips shaver!"

Cool products

108 great inventions from the 2006 IDEA Awards. From Explosive Detection Systems, to Talking Tactile Tablets, to the Bumpbrella Concept Umbrella . Lots of great ideas and cool gadgets.

Holophonic Sound - Audio So Real It's Scary

You've heard the Diggnation demo of surround sound through regular headphones. Just wait until you hear true three-dimensional sound that even lets you hear above and below you!

07 July 2006

Skype - Virtual Desktop Camera

NyanDesktopCamera is the software for sending a desktop as video call through Skype - it means you don't need a web-camera. It can be used to Show pictures or Remote guide someone. It can be found under Skype Extras.

Other cool plug-ins:
PrettyMay is your personal voice assistant. It can record and replay any Skype call. PrettyMay can Auto answers calls, remote access Skype voicemails and PrettyMay voicemessages from regular phone. Just imagine when it can record video and send it to you mail or phone.

A few days ago, many sites reported that the Japanese company Novac has released a product that lets you stream your home TV across Skype video. Novac set up a demo page where you can see it right in action. It’s in Japanese but I've taken the liberty to translate it with Google.

Or, do you think Skype should go web-based - before Adobe (Macromedia Flash player) or any other major player create a web-phone-service - like E-meeting from China? That is connected to a Flash Skype based Mobile Phone.

Update 2006-12-25:
These looks useful, but I have not tried them yet
* Persony Vshow for sharing your desktop - hopefully more stable then Virtual Desktop Camera!
* Speak and Translate Chats good if you have a that do not speak english that well.