Multimedia, Entertainment & Distractions In Ubuntu
Medibuntu is a packaging project dedicated to distributing software that cannot be included in Ubuntu for various reasons, related to geographical variations in legislation regarding intellectual property, security and other issues.Ubuntu Home Page | Ubuntu
Ubuntu (Linux distribution) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
LittleDog a robotic assistant for troops
The robot called LittleDog could ultimately lead to more complex robotic assistants for troops, like automated “pack-mules” carrying heavy loads over a tough terrain. Scientists are focusing on developing it for even faster and more animal-like movements over uneven terrain.
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Basic Right Brain and Left Brain Characteristics
Linear Vs. Holistic Processing
Sequential Vs. Random Processing
Symbolic Vs. Concrete Processing
Logical Vs. Intuitive
Verbal Vs. Nonverbal Processing
Reality-Based Vs. Fantasy-Oriented Processing
Take the test:Spinning Silhouette Illusion
If you see it counterclockwise, you're more left otherwise, you're more right brained.
via: esofthub's web finds: Which way is this silhouette rotating?
Evolution Channel - Left/Right Brain Hemispheres and Basic Characteristics
Are you artistic or logic - Maybe both... : All My Faves | Blog
An Exercise For Observing and Reducing Visual Hemispheric Dominance
The launch of ElmoSapien, the new free custom personality for Robosapien
He’s furry, red, and robotic! Meet ElmoSapien, the fusion of Sesame Street’s legendary Elmo puppet character and WowWee’s fantastic Robosapien RS Media robot. Like VaderSapien, ElmoSapien is out to dominate the world, but in funny, silly, way! Watch the video to see ElmoSapien in action.BotJunkie » ElmoSapien: RoboSapien Demands His Dignity Back
related: LinkNotes: Wiimote controlled robot (2): Robosapien
CNET - comparison chart of all alternatives to Microsoft OfficeBeyond Microsoft Office: we compare 9 suites | Webware : Cool Web apps for everyone
A driverless car controlled by computer with lasers to avoid obstacles
Daventry is investigating ways to increase the use of public transport and reduce reliance on cars.
The town council believes the Cybercars, which are called by pressing a button on the route and go direct to their destination, could be the answer.
The Raw Feed: Town Tests Cars Driven By Computers, Lasers
related: Cybercars Are Better Than The Bus - Geekologie
A video about the Fibonacci sequence in Tool's epic Lateralus with nice pictures from the Hubble Space Telescope
via: Tool Hides Fibonacci Sequence In Plain Sight | Miniature Brainwave
related: The Tool Page
Fibonacci number - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Hubble Space Telescope - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Virtual immortality in outer space
Send yourself to outer space.
Simply Upload your information, any type of file
We will capsulate and send it with a space shuttle into deep space where it will live forever
A hammerhead shark reproduced without mating in 2001, marking the first time that asexual reproduction has been observed among sharks, according to a new report. Scientists say their analysis of DNA from the baby shark, which died not long after it was born, shows "there was no male contribution," The New York Times says.
Study: Sharks can have 'virgin births' - USATODAY.com
Female Shark Reproduced Without Male DNA, Scientists Say - New York Times
Oocyte - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Human IVF egg images - oocyte
Watch and control your TV source from anywhere in the world
The Slingbox SOLO allows you to watch and control your favorite TV source—including your HD content—from anywhere in the world on your laptop or cell phone. So now you can watch your DVR, digital cable, satellite receiver, or DVD player wherever you see fit. With the Slingbox SOLO, you can watch your favorite TV shows and sporting events wherever you see fit.Slingbox SOLO hits the Slingbox line sweet spot | SCI FI Tech for Thursday, September 27, 2007 | SCIFI.COM
iRobot® ConnectR is a totally new kind of connection device designed for busy parents and distant grandparents seeking greater connection and involvement with their kids, grandkids and pets. Combining the latest in Internet communications and robot technology, ConnectR lets you virtually visit with loved ones, relatives and pets anytime you wish. Now you can see, hear and interact with them in their home as if you were there in person.
via: ConnectR robot to replace your spouse | SCI FI Tech for Thursday, September 27, 2007 | SCIFI.COM
related: LinkNotes: iRobot Roomba® 570 Vacuum Cleaning Robot
Browse and share panoran\mis photosBrowse and share panoramic photos with viewAt | Webware : Cool Web apps for everyone
Brian Dettmer carves into books revealing the artwork inside, creating complex layered three-dimensional sculptures.Haydeé Rovirosa Gallery
Brian Dettmer: ReMixed Media
Aron Packer Gallery
the INQUIRER Monday 24 September 2007:
DELL has been working with Linux vendors on something called Dynamic Kernel Module Support (DKMS) for about five years, according to Linux-Watch.Coming soon: automatic Linux driver upgrades
DKMS is a framework for Linux kernel dependent device driver modules that will enable automatic driver upgrades without requiring users to compile drivers by hand or wait for new kernel releases.
LOOK UP AND MARVEL
At The Cloud Appreciation Society we love clouds, we’re not ashamed to say it and we’ve had enough of people moaning about them.Read our manifesto and see how we are fighting the banality of ‘blue-sky thinking’.
During routine observations of the cosmos, Italian astronomers have recently spotted and tracked on video an Unidentified Flying Object or UFO
via: UFO observed on the Moon by Italian Astronomers | www.stomverbaasd.com
Philips energises portable entertainment with new Power4Life range
Berlin, Germany – Philips presents a new range of power solutions at the IFA 2007 in Berlin designed to remove battery life limitations and give maximum extended enjoyment from portable electronic devices. [...]Portable Energy from Philips - TFOT
The so called Power2Charge universal USB chargers offer one single charger to power all portable electronic devices. Power2Go chargers provide up to 60 hours of portable power when on the go, without the need of a power outlet.
T-Mobile has just announced that it's expanding its Sidekick line of smartphones by adding two new models this fall – the Sidekick LX and Sidekick Slide.
Sidekick SlideThe official website:
via: T-Mobile Unveils Two New Sidekicks
related: T-Mobile kicks open the Sidekick Slide, Sidekick LX - infoSync World
» Sidekick LXSidekick LX / Sidekick Slide / Sidekick 3 / Hiptop 3
Connect monitor through a USB 2.0 connection.
Review: DisplayLink USB to DVI Display Adapter | TechConsumer
How Does It Do It?
It is simply the onboard 128MB memory that this external DVI video card packs that allows it to perform so well. The USB bandwidth is more than enough to transfer the necessary video data to the USB to DVI adapter, and the 128 megs of onboard RAM does the rest to bring you perfect performance every time.
related: Welcome to DisplayLink
Bring Home a New digital Livestyle
The upcoming Sony Vaio L series will be available in the Japanese market starting October 3rd. These wall mountable PCs come in three different models, the 15.4″ (with 1280x 800 screen resolution) as well as the 19″ and 22″ (with 1680×1050 resolution) wide screen.Sony Vaio L series the wall mountable PC - Newlaunches.com
related: Sony to Release its Vaio L series - the wall mountable PC | Gadget, Computer and Electronic Blog
via: THE DAILY CAVEAT
related: cpi / surveys_indices / policy_research / home - Transparency International
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Typical Dutch Stuff; All Things Dutch.™
to Typical Dutch Stuff, the best place to stock up on, as we we like to call it; typically Dutch Delights, such as Douwe Egberts Senseo Coffee, Pickwick Tea, Unox Rookworst, Venco Licorice, and of course Stroopwaffles!
Typical Dutch Stuff; For all the best typically Dutch products. Stroopwaffels, Senseo coffee pods, Licorice, Candy: a taste of Dutch Delights. Holland at Home. Online Supermarktvia: StumbleUpon » George-Linnebank's web site reviews and blog
Too good to be true…?
Researchers at the Technical University of Denmark have invented a new method of magnetic cooling technology that brings a whole new meeting to refrigerator magnets.Magnetic Refrigerator Needs No Electricity | Got2BeGreen
related: Magnetic refrigerator needs no electricity - Denmark - Official website of Denmark
About magnetic refrigeration
Hypervideo makes video an interactive experience by allowing viewers to:
- Get more information on objects of interest during video playback
- Navigate directly to specific scenes that contain objects of interest without having to watch the entire video
Asterpix enables users to easily create hypervideos and share them through websites, blogs, and email.
Asterpix does hypervideo tagging and annotation | Webware : Cool Web apps for everyone
BBC NEWS | Technology | Factfile: XO laptop
The organisation behind the project has launched the "give one, get one" scheme that will allow US residents to purchase two laptops for $399 (£198).
One laptop will be sent to the buyer whilst a child in the developing world will receive the second machine
LinkNotes: About the $100 laptop (video)
LinkNotes: Schoolkinderen Libië krijgen gratis laptop
MOTHERSHIP FOR UNMANNED VEHICLES[...] the UXV plays the role of mother ship - a permanent base and control centre for the futuristic unmanned land, sea and air vehicles before, during and on completion of their missions [...]
Drone Wars: UXV Combatant Warship Made for Drone Battles Heralds Robot Apocalypse - Gizmodo
related: Drone - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A 3D Social Virtual World
Arizona State University's students have the opportunity to test a new product "that will be publicly launched later this year". The invitation page mentions that the product is developed by "a major Internet company" and there are hints that the application is related to social networking, 3D modeling and video games.Google developing Second Life killer - TECH.BLORGE.com
Future Boy: Google moves into virtual worlds - May. 12, 2006
Samsung 19-inch monitor supporting multi-display
Samsung Electronics launches its 19-inch monitor ‘SyncMaster CX940UX’ in Korea market, supporting multi-display function using USB cable.
Containing patented solution for controlling up to six monitors connected by USB cable, the monitors could be easily linked, without complicated installation process using additional graphic card or driver. With its two USB ports, you can also use the monitor as a USB hub.
According to the company, 22-inch model is to be launched in late October.
- The house is 50,000 square feet
- In 2005, the house and land were assessed at $200 million
- Annually, Gates pays nearly $1 million dollars in taxes for the property
- Over 64 km of optical fiber was used in the house
- 300 workers at one time were working on the house - 104 of them were electricians
- Every door handle in the house was custom made and cost $2,000 each
- There are no visible electric outlets in the house
For a look inside the house with some photos a virtual video tour and more facts see:
Little Known Facts about Bill Gates - CyberNet News
A peek inside the Gates house - Download Squad
Bill Gates' house - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
World's smallest camcorder
[...] super compact video/audio camcorder. Smaller and lighter than a disposable cigarette lighter yet packed with high quality features. [...]
Micro Camcorder - World’s Smallest Camcorder | GeekAlerts
Micro camcorder dubbed the 'world's smallest' - Engadget
Micro-Camcorder - the smallest camcorder in the world - The Red Ferret Journal
Micro Camcorder - world’s smallest high-res camcorder- by Gadget, shop online blog of TechChee.com
- OPEN SOURCE GOD: 480+ Open Source Applications
- 45 Best Freeware Design Programs
- 40 Best Open Source Graphic Programs
LinkNotes: Open Source Applications for Windows
LinkNotes: SWIK - the Digg for Open Source Software
LinkNotes: Free and Open Source Software Collection
LinkNotes: Free Software Top 40
LinkNotes: Educational Freeware
LinkNotes: Freeware list for nerds
LinkNotes: Freeware downloads: uitgebreide collectie
Login into your eyeOS server with a normal Internet Browser and
- work from everywhere, any computer, mobile gadget etc.
- share resources easily between different locations,
- enjoy always the same applications with the same open formats,
- continue working if you have to leave your local computer without loosing data
Digg - eyeOS 1.0 Launches
Global terrorism incident map display system
This free public service website was created to give the public, law enforcement, military, and government individuals a new way to visualize, and become instantly aware of terrorism and security incidents across the world.LadyBanana's bookmarks on del.icio.us
related: TERRORIST WARNING
A Swiss-designed artificial island providing a source of clean energy.Swiss Scientists Develop Floating Solar Island - GoodCleanTech
related: A Floating Solar Island for the UAE | EcoGeek | Water, Written, Solar, September, Into
6 Acupuncture Body Massage Jets
6mm Aqua Blue Tinted Tempered Safety Glass
Foot Massage with WMK Foot Scrub System
Heavy Aluminum Door Frame
3,000 Watt Steam Generator with Digital Timer
Electronic Steam Temperature Control
Integrated Volume Control - Hands Free System - WMK Microphone
Oversized WMK Sunflower Shower Head with Easy Clean System
Multifunctional Handheld Showerhead
One Overhead Speaker
Ozone Sterilization Function
My Sauna Price
via: Plush WMK A-16 Shower Enclosure for $11,999 - BornRich
Choose a seat-mate for your next flight.
Make your next flight more interesting, and choose the person who sits next to you! Build a profile, enter your itinerary, match, and sit with them on your next flight! It's that simple! You’ve found AirTroductions™.
"US economy to go from bad to worse in nearest future"
- Fundamentalists of US economy remain strong despite 'unsetting' times, Bush says
- US economy to go from bad to worse in nearest future
- Interest rate cut leads to US markets strengthening
- Exports to help US economy avoid coming recession and collapse
- US economy begins to falter slowly
- Americans feel doubtful and insecure despite USA's strong economy
- China may lead US economy to collapse dumping US dollar
- ‘Skills gap’ prevents US economy from being strong and resilient
- Will world economies survive without USA?
- World economy to grow despite US weakness
- Deep Freeze
- Mortal Mystery
- Nature vs. Nurture
- Brain Teaser
- Memory Lane
- Mission Control
- Phantom Feelings
- Slumber Sleuth
- Sweet Dreams
A high technology very small UAV made in Germany by Microdrone GmbH
related: microdrones GmbH ...your eye in the sky
Sky News Video - Fire And Rescue Get A Bird's Eye View
ABC News: British Police Test Eye in the Sky Drone
LinkNotes: Microdrones Flying Robot