A breeze of fresh air on the Portuguese creativity sphere: YouTuga has, for now, a video from a well known politician, where you can change the subtitles at your will, and send your version to your friends (or enemies).
Finally, Google responded to Yahoo's acquisition of del.icio.us by developing his own service, named Google Shared Stuff. The service looks crappy, but I think that's because the lack of users in the system. Being a kind of service heavily dependent on the network effect, it will take a while for the service to bloom and flourish. I'm willing to try it, since del.icio.us is getting slower and slower search results.
John Kanzius, a former broadcast executive, can become the man of century. While experimenting with a machine he had invented to test a new cancer treatment, by using radio waves to destroy tumor cells, he found a way to burn seawater.
The big question is if the burning generates more energy than it takes to make the radio waves needed to weaken the bonds that hold water molecules together. Kanzius has admitted that this is currently not the case, but it could be, thus giving birth to the most disruptive discovery of the century.
More details about the process are not known, since Kanzius is applying for a patent, but you can see it working in the following YouTube video:
An AT&T video from 1993 predicting the future. Well, I guess they got it all right, 14 years later:
Read a book miles away
GPS (don't ask for directions)
Send a fax from the beach
Pay a toll without slowing down
Buy concert tickets from a cash machine
Video conferencing from a phone-booth
Open a door with your voice
Carry your medical history in your wallet
Attend a meeting in your bare feet
If this is true, Apple stock will go ballistic. Steve Jobs talked about selling 800.000 iPhones this year, and forecasted 10 million in 2008 (1% of market share). If what iSuppli states is true, the iPhone outsold all smartphones in the United States in July, its first full month on sale, accounting for 1.8 percent of all U.S. mobile handset sales. iSuppli forecast for iPhone sales this year is now 4.5 million.