Archive for May, 2007

Google keeps amazing us… Behold “Google Streets”.

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Google Street View is a new feature of Google Maps that allows you to quickly and easily view and navigate high-resolution, 360 degree street level images of various cities.

With the new feature in Google Maps, street level imagery is available for maps of the San Francisco area, New York, Las Vegas, Denver and Miami, and will soon expand to other metropolitan regions, Google said in a statement. Let’s hope they don’t forget Europe.

UPDATE 06/06: It didn’t take long before anyone detected “strange” photo’s in Google’s StreetView. Well, here’s a guy taking a leak 🙂

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May 31, 2007 at 12:12 1 comment

I have to admit: Microsoft’s “Surface” *is* cool !

Microsoft secretly spent years of research on a product called “Surface”, and now they’re about to release it.

Top view of Microsoft's Surface tableSurface is the first commercially available surface computing platform from Microsoft Corporation. It turns an ordinary tabletop into a vibrant, interactive surface. The product provides effortless interaction with digital content through natural gestures, touch and physical objects.

In essence, it’s a surface that comes to life for exploring, learning, sharing, creating, buying and much more. Soon to be available in restaurants, hotels, retail and public entertainment venues, this experience will transform the way people shop, dine, entertain and live.

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May 30, 2007 at 08:28 3 comments

Software pick of the month: Synergy

More and more people have at least 2 PC’s on their desk. Some of them even have a whole stack of them under their desk. The result is inevitably a mess of keyboards, mice and screens.

Soon, you will start thinking about a switchbox to clean up the cable mess. Here’s where Synergy comes to the rescue.

Synergy lets you easily share a single mouse and keyboard between multiple computers with different operating systems, each with its own display, without special hardware.

exampleRedirecting the mouse and keyboard is as simple as moving the mouse off the edge of your screen. Synergy also merges the clipboards of all the systems into one, allowing cut-and-paste between systems. Furthermore, it synchronizes screen savers so they all start and stop together and, if screen locking is enabled, only one screen requires a password to unlock them all.

Download it at http://synergy2.sourceforge.net

May 14, 2007 at 08:12 1 comment


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