July 26, 2012

The Google Fiber Experiment

Google Fiber is a project to build an experimental broadband internet network infrastructure using fiber optic communication  – it will be 100 times faster than standard high speed

They are doing the test in, of all places, Kansas City!

They are asking Kansas City residents to pre register for the installation of Google Fiber in their neighbourhood. The areas of Kansas that reach their installation pre registration goals, will be the first to get Google Fiber installed in their hood !

I’m not making any sense?

Then watch this:

Clearly for Google to continue to gain traction in the online world with rich media content on Youtube, they need to have very fast internet…so why not create the infrastructure yourself, instead of relying on others, and use the interactive nature of online communications to see which neighbourhood deserves it first.

The ultimate supply and demand – eg ‘you want very fast internet, Kansas neighbourhood? Then show us how much.’

I shall be watching this very closely because if the Kansas test works, it could be coming to our hoods in the coming years !! I think there may be some Canadian bureaucracy to fight through first before it does !

Posted by Rob Booth | Filed under: Media, Nerdy But Nice, Useful | No comments yet - be the first

July 25, 2012

Funky Tent Designs

One thing that has changed very little over the years is tent designs – usually the choice is green, grey, brown or blue with a couple of subtle, minor variations.

So I can’t believe that only now, companies like Fieldcandy are coming out with cool, funky designs that break the mold – I wish I had had the choice of these babies before I camped around Australia  years ago.

Check out these beauties – still time to get one before the Canadian Summer is over !

Watermelon tent

Get a Room tent

Bricks and mortar tent

 

Sandwich tent

Natural World book tent

So next time you’re camping, either get lost in a book, have a sandwich or ‘get a room !’

 

 

 

Posted by Rob Booth | Filed under: Comedy, General, Mad Art and Design, Useless but amusing | 1 comment - read it or leave a reply

July 16, 2012

Nerdgasmic !

Here are some amazing little gizmos called Quadrotors which are basically remote controlled flying robots that are able to fly in formation:

They look like this:

But the effect they produce when they fly together is spectacular if not a bit creepy! Check the video below (it gets really crazy about 30 seconds in) :

And this is what these crazy, flying invaders can do when used to create stunning entertainment before an audience of advertising people in Cannes. Click to view.

Bit nerdy, but thought is was share worthy. Impressive, no?

Posted by Rob Booth | Filed under: All, General, Nerdy But Nice, Useful | No comments yet - be the first

July 14, 2012

My top 9 home-made e-cards!

Having recently come across the thoroughly amusing site, www.someecards.com, I decided to create a few of my own just to keep the creative juices flowing!

So here is my most recent top 9 (because everyone does top 10s!) Hope you like them. Feedback always welcome   – positive or negative.

#9

#8

#7

#6

#5

#4

#3

#2

#1

Posted by Rob Booth | Filed under: All, Comedy, General, Top 5-10 lists, Useless but amusing | 1 comment - read it or leave a reply

July 6, 2012

Leaning chair chart

Following the pie chart that is currently doing the rounds entitled The worlds most accurate pie chart, I decided to add my Friday offering about leaning chairs:

Please feel free to like….if you like

Thx to my friends Guy Gagné and François Haguel for tagging me this morning on the world’s most accurate pie chart! Nice one, guys. Hehe.

 

 

Posted by Rob Booth | Filed under: All, Comedy, funny graphs, Useless but amusing | 2 comments - read them or leave a reply

July 6, 2012

Technology for lovers

Once in a while I come across a technology that just blows me away – not because of its technological achievement but because of its ability to create strong human connections in the real world.

This week I came across two of them.

What am I talking about exactly? Well the first one is an app called Feel Me that is currently in Beta and which allows people who are texting each other to see exactly where the other person is touching on their phone screens while they are texting.

It will enable 2 very distant people to have a greater human connection through the impression of touch on their phones:

The second similar use of technology that allows a strong human connection is a project called Pillow Talk that aims to connect long distance lovers.

‘A chest sensor wirelessly transmits and communicates with the other persons pillow. When each person goes to bed, their lovers pillow begins to glow softly to indicate their presence. Placing your head on the pillow allows you to hear the real-time heartbeat of your lover.’ Cool, eh?

Here it is in action:

Imagine if prisoners or soldiers could have access to these technologies for 1 night, or even contestants on Survivor who haven’t seen their families for a month!! Hehe.

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