Chief among the new features is the ability to convert songs on vinyl straight to digital. You'll also get:Plug-and-play USB connection to Mac or PC Protective dustcover and integrated carrying handle Fits inside a standard 12-inch record case Wall-powered with included AC adapter or battery-powered (six "D" cells, not included) Built-in monitoring speaker Belt-drive motor with 33, 45 and 78 RPM settings +/-10 percent pitch control … Read more
Now that the exhaustively inspirational Pop!Tech 2008 is over, it’s worthwhile taking a look at what’s next, in other words, at the conference's theme for 2009. The organizers’ choice is pretty telling and may be indicative of a larger shift among not only the elite thinkers gathering at Pop!Tech, but also broader public opinion. Succeeding this year’s theme “Scarcity and Abundance” will be “America Reimagined,” a “top-to-bottom look at America’s opportunities, its challenges, and its future” that promises to explore what it means to be a “superpower in the … Read more
You've seen her in the chat room, you've heard her voicemails, now get a chance to catch long time 404 listener Debbie from Toronto's guest appearance on the show. Besides being living proof that at least one attractive women listens to us, Debbie brings a certain je ne sais quoi to the regular morning banter. She gives us the skinny on the Great White North, talks about action movies and does some killer impressions.
Dan the Mantern here. Debbie certainly does The 404 today. Check out our Flickr set for Deb's visit. We think you'll appreciate how she keeps up with the guys and offers her own little Canadian charm to the mix. We nominate Debbie for the official president of "Women for the 404." Considering we're only aware of about five female listeners, she's got her work cut out for her. Thanks, Deb, for the ketchup flavored potato chips, the laughs and enabling us to make "eating poutin" jokes for a long time to come! And to all you 404 listeners, make our day, come to NYC and be a guest on the show!EPISODE 215 Download today's podcast … Read more
We've already reported on iPhone OS 2.2 enhancements, which include Google Street View, Bus Schedules, viewing walking and transit directions instead of driving directions, and the ability to share locations with other users.
Now a Greek language website, iPhone Hellas, is reporting that when a user decided to delete an App from their iPhone running OS version 2.2 an application popup window is displayed asking them for feedback about the App they are deleting. The user is presented with the familiar five star iPod rating system and a "No Thanks" button. Uses can swipe their … Read more
Over the weekend, we reported on the release of iPhone OS 2.2 beta 2 for developers. The new revision adds support for audio-in devices in all third-party applications, meaning apps will be able to receive audio input on all devices and possible paving the way for genuine VOIP applications for the iPod touch. It also adds support for Google Street View, the ability to view walking and transit (bus, train) directions instead of driving directions, and the ability to share locations with other users.
Over the past few months, I've found that a too healthy regard for my own party line on open source occasionally kept me from seeing--or, at least, stating--truths about how to go about building an open-source business.
It turns out that there is more than one good way to "burn the boats."
Judging from Tim O'Reilly's latest post about the cloud, it looks like I'm not the only one to turn a useful trend into an all-consuming principle.
In O'Reilly's case, the principle is Web 2.0. It's a good idea with serious implications for building businesses on the Web, but it has come to explain too much for him. He dismisses cloud computing's potential to harness big systems to earn gargantuan returns (and monopoly power) on the Web. He suggests instead that Web 2.0--the harnessing of collective intelligence and the concept that applications improve the more people use them--is the key to "market domination" (my words, not his).
However, as pointed out astutely by Nick Carr, O'Reilly's single-best example of Web 2.0 dominance--Google--actually disproves his thesis. Google is a classic example of a proprietary business, not a Web 2.0 business. In an effort to see all roads leading to Web 2.0, O'Reilly fails to see that it's just one road among many, as Carr points out:… Read more
Apple has released a new beta of iPhone OS 2.2 to developers. The new release adds support for audio-in devices in all third-party applications, meaning apps will be able to receive audio input on all devices and possible paving the way for genuine VOIP applications for the iPod touch.
The new release also re-adds APIs that may be used for live-updating (true GPS-like) directions in the Google Maps application--course, speed, direction etc.
This custom-built desktop computer is designed in the image of a new "Android." The G2 PC is based on the Via C7-based Nano-ITX board, and comes with an 800MHz processor, 1GB of DDR2 RAM, and 80GB of hard disk storage space. This is not much of a supercomputer, but it's powerful enough that you can do multiple tasks.
As Google's Android … Read more