Leaked from today's 404 episode:
- Neuroscientist develops app that can train you to see farther.
- Exhibition "Personified" allows visitors to turn their heartbeats into music.
- A small town in Pennsylvania seeks recognition from Google Maps, Facebook, and Mapquest.
Leaked from today's 404 episode:
- Blockbuster laughed at Netflix partnership offer.
- Man attempts to sell an entire London record shop on eBay.
- After much silence, Google fesses up to its connection to those barges in SF.
The $25 Lepai LP2020+ integrated stereo amplifier plays exactly the same notes as a $42,000 D'Agostino Momentum amplifier. Exactly. The rhythms, melodies, and harmonies are all the same. Granted, the Momentum is considerably more powerful, so it can play louder, the bass will be more potent, the treble is clearer, and the stereo sound stage takes on an almost three-dimensional quality, but the notes, they're no different.
For me, the real difference between the two amps is how they translate music into sound. The emotional connection to the music is stronger through the D'Agostino Momentum; it'… Read more
Versailles. A 67,000 square meter palace--residence of the most lavish of French kings and queens--full of silver furniture, trap doors, and home to one of the world's largest gardens. With such a wild reputation, one would expect a car with the name of Versailles be an over-the-top, extravagant vehicle, of Maybach proportions. But it wasn't.
In the mid seventies, times were tough for the American automakers. The 1973 oil crisis was still resonating across the country, and fresh, fuel efficient mid-sized luxury sedans were being imported from Germany's finest. At this point, America had nothing to … Read more
Google Glass has proven to be a polarizing technology development, but you can count Sprint Chief Executive Dan Hesse on the fan side of the spectrum.
"One of my favorite devices is Glass. I have one, though my son always steals it," Hesse said at the IFA electronics show in Berlin.
Of course, as leader of company that sells wireless networking services, he has a vested interest in such developments. "The way we look at it, the more devices the better," he said in a question-and-answer session with Larry Magid, who writes for CBS News and … Read more
Never mind about Baffman, this is the best geek news of the day. The new "Star Wars" movie, Episode VII, will be shot on good old-fashioned film, like the originals -- not the digital cameras used in Episodes I-III.
At an event hosted by the American Society of Cinematographers, cinematographer Dan Mindel, who worked with new "Star Wars" director J.J. Abrams on the recent "Star Trek" flicks, confirmed he'd be shooting on 35mm Kodak film, Boba Fett Fan Club reports. … Read more
John Legere, CEO of T-Mobile, had the room with his first F-bomb.
The event was last January's Consumer Electronics Show, and scores of reporters, bloggers, and photographers had come to hear what Legere had to say in one of his first public appearances since his appointment as CEO in September. Expectations weren't high. The audience, gathered in the typical Las Vegas convention center room showered in pink lights, had expected to hear the same "challenger" strategy that his predecessor had put forth the year before.
Instead, Legere (pronounced like "ledger") delivered a profanity-laden talk … Read more
Verizon Wireless CEO Dan Mead said on Wednesday that there remains an importance place for both Windows Phone and BlackBerry, the two aspiring mobile operating systems trying to eat into the dominant positions of Apple and Google.
On Windows Phone (which he mistakenly referred to as Windows Mobile 8), Mead said he has been encouraged with what he has seen, noting that the OS has gotten good engagement from the handset manufacturers.
Likewise, there's a vital role for BlackBerry, he said during an investor conference today.
Both Windows Phone and BlackBerry are attempting to stage their respective comebacks, and … Read more
For Sprint Nextel, it's darkest before the dawn.
Sprint is slated to decommission the Nextel network at the end of June, finally putting to rest one of the worst mergers in corporate history and ridding itself of an awkward dual-network structure that put a hefty, unnecessary burden on the company.
But before Sprint can declare mission accomplished on a turnaround, it'll have to deal with what will undoubtedly be an ugly second quarter.