news Social Network Workout PlanSocial Network Workout Plan

Posted on October 2, 2009 at 7:53 am(PST)


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Patrick Moberg came up with a workout plan to help himself stay healthy while he indulges himself at some very popular social networking sites like Facebook, Tumblr, Twitter, Google reader, Flickr, and Digg. Here’s his plan:

THE PROBLEM
I’ve recently found myself checking the following websites an unhealthy amount.

THE IDEA
Every time you open a new tab to check out one of the following websites, stop. Get up from your computer and do the exercise associated with the site you were going to visit. After you complete the exercise, reward yourself by going to the website.

IN ESSENCE
Burn some fat, not yo’ brain.

Add a treadmill, or a few walks around the block, to this plan and you’ll be a lot healthier. Here’s a challenge, only visit one of these sites if you can complete the exercise for each one before visiting the site again. Don’t forget to eat your protein to build muscle not lose it.


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news Group Attempts to Recreate Photoshop in Real LifeGroup Attempts to Recreate Photoshop in Real Life

Posted on November 8, 2008 at 5:37 am(PST)


adobe photoshop real Group Attempts to Recreate Photoshop in Real Life

A group of enterprising individuals have an ongoing project to show us what Photoshop would look like if the UI was rendered in real life. Above is the first fruit of their labor. The display is tangible and was not created by computer graphics. No Photoshops were harmed in the making of this photo. Click here for a Flickr gallery of how it was created.


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news Best Name EVERBest Name EVER

Posted on July 5, 2007 at 3:03 pm(PST)


megatron Best Name EVER

Jason Michael Burrows has changed his middle name to Megatron, in honor of his childhood hero. Is he a secret plant by Michael Bay or is this his way of loving America? You decide.

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news Flickr Banned in ChinaFlickr Banned in China

Posted on June 12, 2007 at 9:08 pm(PST)


Flickr.com has been banned in China. Since last week, Chinese surfers have not been able to get to the popular site.

"It is our understanding that Flickr users in China are not able to see images on Flickr, and we have confirmed that this is not a technical issue on our end," a spokeswoman for Yahoo Hong Kong said in an email in response to a Reuters inquiry.

"It appears that the Chinese government is restricting access to Flickr, although we have not received confirmation from them," the spokeswoman said in the email.

"We are currently investigating this issue and hope that it is only a temporary one," she added.

Officials from China’s Ministry of Information Industry had nothing to say.

The Communist Party has banned references to the June 4, 1989 Tiananmen Square massacre in state media, the Internet and books. Most young Chinese have no idea this ever happened and it is clear the government intends for it to stay that way..


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news Techie Umbrella: Internet, Photos And GPSTechie Umbrella: Internet, Photos And GPS

Posted on May 19, 2007 at 4:45 pm(PST)


tech umbrella Techie Umbrella: Internet, Photos And GPS

Picture this, you’re suddenly caught in the rain and completely lost. What do you do? You open your Pileus Internet Umbrella and start singing a little Rihanna. That’s what. The umbrella is connected to the Internet and has a large screen on the top surface, a built-in camera, a motion sensor, GPS, and a digital compass. It was started as academic research of Human-Computer Interaction Design at Keio University Okude Lab, but it has turned into a business and the students are working on making it ready for the commercial market. Right now the umbrella provides two main functions outside of the usual water protection: a social photo-sharing device that’s pretty to look at and 3D map navigation, so you just have to do a little map search and you’re back on track.

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The umbrella’s 3D map navigation is powered by Google Earth and can share a 3D bird view around the user. Users can walk-through a city comparing the 3D views and the real world around them, and the map is always updated by GPS and a digital compass.

tech umbrella3 Techie Umbrella: Internet, Photos And GPS

The umbrella’s photo function is connected to Flickr, so a user can take photos with a camera on the umbrella, and pictures are uploaded to Flickr in two minutes with context tags via a wireless Internet connection.

Click below to see the video of the umbrella…

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