Monthly Archives: May 2007

Foleo, Surface, Stumbling etc

By | May 31, 2007

There’s lots of news out there which I won’t bother you with because you’ll be reading it elsewhere. But here are some links in case: Palm has a new mini laptop called the Foleo. I like the idea, but I fear it will go the way of the LifeDrive, which I also kinda liked. Microsoft has launched a… Read More »

The Shift to a Mobile Web

By | May 30, 2007

This more than anything else, probably, will push the shift from desktop browsing to mobile browsing. The more restrictions workers face on their office computers from blinkered employers, the more natural it will be to turn to their mobile: A nationwide study by T-Mobile UK has revealed that over a quarter of the UK’s workforce, still deprived of… Read More »

Escape to Streetlevel

By | May 29, 2007

Next up: cities you can drive through, and not from above, or fake worlds where everyone has big chests. Real cities, from all angles. It’s called EveryScape. The company calls it “the world’s first interactive eye-level search that offers Web users a totally immersive world on the Internet.” A “virtual experience of all metropolitan, suburban and rural areas… Read More »

CAPTCHA Gets Useful

By | May 29, 2007

An excellent example of something that leverages a tool that already exists and makes it useful — CAPTCHA forms. AP writes from Pittsburgh: Researchers estimate that about 60 million of those nonsensical jumbles are solved everyday around the world, taking an average of about 10 seconds each to decipher and type in. Instead of wasting time typing in… Read More »

Gmail Is Weird

By | May 29, 2007

An ordinary business email yielded the following contextual Google ads. Don’t click on the first one if you’ve just eaten and don’t click on the second on principle. clipped from mail.google.com Sponsored Links   Photos: That’s in my Gut? This site guarantees to remove really gross stuff from your gut. www.BlessedHerbs.com   Spy earpieces Special equipment from Russia. All exams without preparation! www.wintec.ru