Saturday, January 16, 2010

Odds and Ends

Stuff that interested me this week...

ENGADGET.COM -- Study finds cellphone use may fend off effects of Alzheimer's disease

ENGADGET.COM -- Airnergy WiFi power system gives RCA a reason to exist (video)

MASHABLE.COM -- AOL about to lay off 1,400/ - They announced in November that they were going to reduce their workforce by a third and offered early retirement for up to 2,500. Only 1,100 took them up on it, so... oops for 1,400 people.

CRINGLEY.COM -- 2010 predictions for Apple, Homeland Security, IBM, Google, Microsoft

GOOGLE.COM -- We're tired of being evil - announces they will stop censoring their search results in China, then says they'll enter into talks. The predictions on what comes next - they're kicked out of the country and China's the bad guy (not that that's anything new). Brilliant!

MSNBC.COM -- Ebersol pouts because Conan didn't do what he told the host to do If you're so smart, why don't you have a late night talk show host, Dick?

And here's a breakdancing robot

Old-Timey Train - sometimes the MTA in New York runs really old trains on "Nostalgia Trains" on the subway lines. Here's video from a group that all dressed up and brought a band to the complete the atmosphere:

“In the beginner’s mind, there are many possibilities; in the expert’s, there are few.” – Zen Master Suzuki Roshi