Monday, November 24, 2008

Smaller SLR Cameras Coming

The new technology these cameras are based on is called Micro Four Thirds. It works by eliminating the complicated mirror system inside today's cameras. These mirrors are used to direct the image to the peephole. Someone got clever and added a really tiny LCD inside this peephole which now acts as a replacement for the real peephole. The benefit is professional digital cameras can now be much thinner.

See David Pogue's review of one such camera, the Panasonic G1.

2itch: Your Midnight Taco Run

Help is on the way. Now you don't need to go out scavenging late at night to find something good to eat. Just visit and you'll find all sorts of businesses open 24x7. Hurry and submit your own locations so you can help other lost souls out there.
Springwise Review

LeadVine: Your SalesForce

The concept:crowdsource the sales force. The "crowd" finds sales leads for you and you pay a referral fee.

What this means to you: Now you don't need to hire your own salespeople. Just let the "crowd" sell your stuff, anywhere in the world.
Springwise Review

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Carpooling With iPhone

Look what you can now do with the iPhone and soon with other phones. The iPhone keeps track of your travel routes and matches you up with others who travel similar routes. It also shows you pictures so you can decide whether to share a ride or not with any of these matching people.

Prawn: Fast Nimble PDF Generation

If you are using Ruby then this provides an easy way for you to dynamically build PDFs on the fly. Suppossedly it is super fast and super easy to do.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Get Your Flickr ID

If you do not know what your Flickr ID is, then you can use this 3rd party service to find it.

CIDA: Creative Industries Development Agency

If u r in any creative industry, these people might be able to help.

Here are their own words:

Welcome to CIDA - the leading support organisation for the creative and cultural sector.

We support those working in all areas of the creative and cultural industries - in fact almost any creative sector you can think of!

If you're a creative individual, business or arts organisation looking for support to take your creative business or project further, you'll find it here, whatever stage you're at.

Monday, November 17, 2008

YouNoodle: Startup Predictor

Take the test to see if your start up will make it and if it is worthy of investor's attention and money. If you are passionate about the idea you are working on, the results of this test will not mean much to you. But if you are a bit uncertain about your idea, perhaps the results might help you refine your idea.
NYT article: A Start-Up Says It Can Predict Others' Fate

Friday, November 14, 2008

10 Adobe AIR Apps

You must know about these. Know what they do and how they do it. Know about their interfaces. Then apply this new knowledge to your own AIR app. Google all these mentioned apps to get the downloads.

10 Multimedia Adobe AIR Applications You Must Know

Flash 10 Fabric

You have to see this to believe it. Look at what you can do now with Flash Player 10. You may need to download it and install.

Drag the clips to make it spin. It's so wild. I think it's soooooo crazy!!! It just makes me wonder about the algorithms and mathematics behind this. The people at Adobe are brilliant!

So what can you do with this? Perhaps someone could build a game where one of the scenes is a character jumping on a trampoline, which can now be made to look more realistic. Or how about a game with Superman and his cape realistically waving thru the air. Or how about the game of Joust with the ostrich wings really flapping. I think any scene where wind is interacting would be a great place to use this new technology.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Free CSS Templates

I ran into this site that offers free templates based on CSS layouts, as opposed to using tables.
Here are some highlights taken from their site:
  • Released for FREE under the Creative Commons Attribution 2.5 license
  • Very lightweight in terms of images
  • Tables-free (ie. they use no tables for layout purposes)
  • W3C standards compliant and valid (XHTML Strict)
  • Provided with public domain photos, generously provided by and Wikimedia Commons
  • SMTP to SMS Address List

    Here is a list of the email address domains for major cellular providers. This is handy for DIY developers who want to build their own SMS-based service:
    Here is another:

    Friday, November 07, 2008

    iPhone VOIP Options

    Here are various sources for saving on calling minutes on your iPhone and instead making a phone call using any of these Voice Over IP services.

    11 Great Tools for Making VoIP Calls on the iPhone

    10 Online Photo Editors

    If you are a photographer, these are apparently 10 Online Photo Editors That You Definitely Need To Bookmark. Not everyone can afford a full-blown Photoshop software so these are definitely worth looking into for saving some big bucks. In some respects, some people even prefer these online tools over a fat-client software.

    Thursday, November 06, 2008

    Future of Social Networking

    This is a very interesting glimpse of what the potential for mobile social networking could be like.

    I Saw The Future Of Social Networking

    Monday, November 03, 2008

    More Free Icons

    Some of the best things in life are free. When it comes to icons and icon sets, there are many talented designers and artists that choose to provide beautiful and useful icon sets for commercial and/or personal usage.

    In this collection, you'll see 40 beautiful, free icon sets that you can use in a variety of ways (websites and/or your desktop). In total, you'll find close to 3000 invidual icons showcased in this article.