It looks like an epidemic of busted screens for users of Nintendo’s new Wii game system. That's not all: the website Wii Have a Problem is collecting cases of Wii-related accidents. Well, whatever you do - DO NOT- throw the controller out of anger.
Nintendo to launch mp3 player. Owners of it's Nintendo DS will soon be able to enjoy more than just games from their handheld console with the launch of the Nintendo MP3 Player.
US cell phone users get new rights. Cell phone owners will be allowed to break software locks on their handsets in order to use them with competing carriers under new copyright rules announced Wednesday.
Dutch artist Theo Jansen created what I believe are magnificent pieces of art: wind powered robots. The concept, the way it moves, the grace. Theo hopes, someday, that his creations can be set loose in the winds of the world to live lives of their own. Of course, someone as already take advantage of this and use it for advertising:
Still on robots, vertebrate physiologist John Long at Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, N.Y. is making an experience on robots mating and evolving. The idea is to better understand how vertabrates evolved, but I'll let you to read the full article.
This is easily the coolest technology I’ve seen in years: Go to the Creative Commons search page. Click on the OWL Music Search tab. (Depending upon the browser, you might need to run a fake search to get it to come alive — we’re working on this, but just type anything in the search bar). You’ll then see OWL’s Music Search interface. Drop an MP3 on OWL. It will analyze it and show you similar sounding Creative Commons licensed music. You select the part of the song you want to match; it finds the closest match it can find.
A few links about evolutions in some Google services, and a brand new idea for cellphones selling:
Google CEO: free cellphones for all - Eric Schmidt, Google CEO, sees a future where mobile phones are free to consumers who accept watching targeted forms of advertising. Schmidt said Saturday that as mobile phones become more like handheld computers and consumers spend as much as eight to 10 hours a day talking, texting and using the Web on these devices, advertising becomes a viable form of subsidy.
Google Earth in 4D - Google skipped right past the third dimension and landed directly in the fourth (time) by offering historical maps on Google Earth. Don't expect detailed high resolution photography from days gone by, but it's still interesting to see old maps overlaid on the satellite imagery of today.
New Gmail Features - There are a couple of new Gmail features being currently rolled out: dropdown menu at the top right; new icons; embarrassment-reducing message notifications; The details menu has been revamped; and a "forward all" feature to keep others up-to-date if they missed a conversation. A visual clue on the next picture (stolen from Google Blogoscoped).