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?