July 28, 2008

Anticipation

Apparently the new Knight Rider will indeed be made into a new TV series. This just shows how desperate the TV execs are to get anything new and even halfway interesting on the air. For those that saw the TV movie, my apologies. The horror continues.

On a brighter note, Tron, that 80's classic is being revived for a sequel too. Fans at Comic-Con were treated to a promo, which I'll try to find later. This one I'm pretty psyched about and hope it lives up to the original.

There's also plenty of Heroes rumors flying around. I didn't make it through all of Season 2, so I have to go to Hulu to check them out.

Also in the category of things I'm newly-psyched about: The Spirit. The promo looks great -- sexy, action-packed, fun. Follow the link to see the promo.

July 07, 2008

Your DeLorean is Ready

Checking out my numerous gadget sites, there was lots of interesting stuff today. There's an "official" Scrabble on Facebook, but it's clearly no match for Scrabulous. Even the name of the party favorite is better. Now that I'm officially on Facebook, I figure it's about time for lots of things to happen: lots of really crappy applications will be released (of which this could be the first, like a rider of the apocolypse) since all the good stuff's already come out, the platform as a whole will start it's decline (already happening from what I've read) and users will leave in droves, leaving me as the only one there (hasn't happened -- yet).

In Google cell phone news, otherwise known as Android, there's rumors that T-Mobile is prepping the release of the very first Android phone into the wild, as part of their nationwide 3G push later this year. If you've been reading my posts lately (doubtful), you'll know I'm watching Android developments very closely as it just might be the smartphone platform I've been looking for, but let's not get ahead of ourselves. Some believe this phone will be the long-awaited HTC dream, but again that's speculation. And it's fun.

Other quick things: Yahoo's like an indecisive lover with her courtship by Microsoft, and finally anounces, "I'm ready"...whatever that means. Casio releases a camera that defies time by starting to record 5 seconds before you pressed the button (umm....I have to dig deeper to see how that works), and speaking of bending time and space, your new DeLorean just may be ready for you to pick up.

All in all, a pretty decent Monday.

July 03, 2008

Your YouTube Habits - Divulged!

Wow...Viacom has received a ruling to have the YouTube viewing habits of every single user handed over to them. This is huge. Google's official stance? Apparently they've done nothing about this since mid 2007, when this lawsuit was first started. "We urge Viacom to back off this overbroad request" says the Electronic Frontier Federation, a watchdog group. Yeah, I'd think that's about right. Every single user? Every video they've ever watched? How long would it take to go through all that data? And it's all because Viacom thinks Google has ripped them off by hosting videos of their commercial properties. I understand they should be compensated. I'm just not so sure this is the most expedient way to go about it. For sure it's the most inclusive, leave-no-stone-unturned way to do it.

Firefox 3 Gets the World Record, Digital SLR Research

Firefox 3 So apparently Firefox was successful on June 17 when it attempted to set a new worlds record for downloads.  Haven't downloaded it yet? Then head on over to their page, check out the goings on, and download it for yourself. I do believe it's the best browser out there right  now. It seems faster than Firefox 2, does have some nice features, and is generally a step forward.  I've even tried it against the most recent versions of IE (please, you call that a competition?) and Opera 9.5, which surprisingly, was a joke. I couldn't believe how slow it was compared to Firefox 2, much less 3.  And I say that as an Opera fan, having used it for years. I keep coming back to it, since I like the browser and it's interface, but it really can't compare speed-wise to Firefox.

I've been researching more into digital cameras again, this time DSLRs, which are digital single lens reflex cameras. The advantage of these is they have larger digital sensors that can capture the brilliance and colors of the scene, and they do it faster than normal compact digital cameras, usually without any shutter delay. Add to this the fact that they use interchangeable lenses for when different effects are desired (like a fish-eye lens or an extreme zoom lens like the pros use) and it's a real cool camera to have. They tend to be pricy though; thus the research. I'm leaning toward the Nikon D40, since its gotten great reviews and a friend of mine swears by Nikon -- of course he's got the big-brother Nikon D200, but that's splitting hairs. 

While I was engrossed in all things DSLR, I caught this story about a legless man who gets around on a skateboard and takes pictures of people's reactions to him. He's gone all over the world doing this, and taken at this point well over 32,000 pictures, posting many of the best ones on his web site. Inspiring, to say the least. Oh yeah, he's using a Nikon D200 too. I'll still be looking at the D40, since I believe it will do everything I want it to do, as well as leave less of a dent in my wallet.

Countdown to the 4th!

So here I am working, whiling away the hours until I'm in the vortex of the July 4 holiday. Good times.

Testing out blogging from my phone

Testing out a new mobile phone blogging service. Kind of a homegrown Twitter, which integrates directly with this site. Cool.