A group of researchers in New York have broken the internet speed record.
On Tuesday December 30 the team managed to top out at a record breaking 7.67 gigabits/sec using standard telecommunications protocols.
The very next day they pushed it to the limit by breaking through to 9.08 Gbps over a 20,000 mile path.
The internet2 consortium is looking to build a new network capable of 100Gbps!
Looking forward to that
By: bossmanthe | Thursday, April 26, 2007 at 3:38:00 PM | |
Nintendo's Wii console is more effective than traditional videogame consoles for burning calories, but players are running the risk of injury by not warming-up properly, according to British experts.
The Japanese firm launched Wii in November last year. Its motion-sensitive console — rather like a wireless remote control — allows the movements of sports like tennis, golf, baseball, boxing and 10-pin bowling to be mimicked.
But it has led to injuries like "Wii elbow", a complaint not dissimilar to the inflamed elbow joint common among tennis players, prompting warnings from medical professionals.
"Gamers should treat a 'Wii session' like any form of exercise and warm-up adequately beforehand to prevent stiffness and possible injuries," said Tim Hutchful, from the British Chiropractic Association (BCA).
"Any unaccustomed exercise or activity lays yourself bare to problems that could occur from prolonged periods of active movements, so treat it like a gym work-out, warming-up and cooling down."
The BCA has developed a five-point "Wii warm-up" for the shoulders, wrists, arms, neck and back and is advising non-sporty types to take regular breaks every 20 to 30 minutes.Read More
By: RexMan | at 9:59:00 AM | |
Too True. Those who claim they "program" in HTML are the worst of the lot!!!
By: RexMan | Tuesday, April 24, 2007 at 5:33:00 PM | |
By: bossmanthe | Monday, April 23, 2007 at 12:57:00 PM | |
Very, very strange.
By: bossmanthe | at 12:50:00 PM | |
Labels: Design, laptop
By: bossmanthe | at 12:48:00 PM | |
Ah yes, drop shadows
Labels: clothing, Design
By: bossmanthe | Friday, April 20, 2007 at 3:09:00 PM | |
The Digg button is a very simple beginner electronics that teaches how to solder and program microcontroller. Once made, this basic electronic project mimics the popular Digg.com- each time you push the button, the button flashes "Dug". The project is completely open source! Released at the Digg party by Kevin Rose, Limor Fried and Phillip Torroneread more digg story
Labels: Digg, electronics
By: bossmanthe | at 1:26:00 PM | |
Don't worry it's not the porno clips joke going around with a different name. Although it could be done with wires.read more digg story
By: bossmanthe | at 1:26:00 PM | |
Exotic carmaker Koenigsegg turned to Quinting to create a line of transparent watches. We don't mean the case is transparent allowing you to see the movement; the movement itself is transparent, each component having been painstakingly crafted from fine-cut sapphire crystal.read more digg story
Labels: fashion, Koenigsegg
By: bossmanthe | Thursday, April 19, 2007 at 1:31:00 PM | |
Glenn Wolsey has an interview with Will Friedwald a.k.a the man with the largest iTunes collection in the world. Will currently has over 200,000 tracks.
849 GB 172,150 tracks 809.2 days (with another 200 - 300 GB still to be files)
2,935 artists 11,561 albums
iTunes library database file - 282 MB
Labels: Apple, Music
By: bossmanthe | at 8:47:00 AM | |
By: bossmanthe | Wednesday, April 18, 2007 at 12:55:00 PM | |
Peripheral manufacturer Hori has announced the Compact TFT Monitor EX. It’s a 12.1-inch monitor that can display 720p via an RGB connector. It also includes stereo speakers and a headphone jack.
Labels: games, xbox
By: bossmanthe | at 12:47:00 PM | |
So it looks like arguably the two biggest forces in online advertising have joined forces to create one huge powerhouse. Google unveiled the acquisition late Friday and is reported to have paid $3.1 billion for DoubleClick
Inc. This ended speculation that Microsoft was on the acquisition trail for the advertising giant. Microsoft have followed with a call for intervention by regulators.Find out more
Labels: Advertising, Google
By: bossmanthe | at 12:16:00 PM | |
I love this guys' work! This post is a classic!
Better do a quick check. These people didn't..read more digg story
Labels: corporate identity, Design, logo
By: bossmanthe | at 10:21:00 AM | |
By: bossmanthe | Friday, April 13, 2007 at 2:58:00 PM | |
By: bossmanthe | at 2:55:00 PM | |
Only a few years ago, premium cars were all the rage. Now automakers around the world are scrambling to build cars that cost less than $10,000. And some are even striving for a sticker price as low as $3,000.read more digg story
By: bossmanthe | at 12:44:00 PM | |
The Sales and Marketing manager of a Californian Porsche dealership is on the hunt for a new job. Glen Fergusson had the bright spark idea of offering a free Porsche when you bought one from the dealership. They ended up selling a whopping 18 in the first hour of opening but clearly made some serious losses on the sales.
"I admit I didn't really do the numbers properly on this one" said Glen who told reporters that he had "seen the concept work really well for coffee stores"
Bruce Stepper was one of the lucky few to take advantage of the promo and went on to sell the second Porsche on EBay. This meant that he paid a measley $5,000 for his Porsche 911. Another lucky buyer took out a low income finance plan offered by the dealership and ended up selling both the cars and keeping a tidy $120,000 in profit. Yup, Glen was also the genius who came up with that finance plan!
"I have never really been too good at Math and I was sure the whole time we were making money - I was initially blown away by the amount of cars we were selling in that first hour. I had seen the "buy one get one free card" work extremely well for the new coffee shop down the road and thought what a great idea I will try it here."
Labels: Marketing, porsche
By: bossmanthe | Thursday, April 12, 2007 at 12:44:00 PM | |
Saw a new streetlight design on CherryFlava
and followed the trackback to a Dutch design house Demarkersvan
. Here is one their other designs "showing how something which was meant purely functional can also be decorative."
Labels: Design, industrial design
By: bossmanthe | at 9:26:00 AM | |
Just be mindful to keep your little guy clear of the paper-grinding gears, we wouldn't want this thing taking its name literally.
By: bossmanthe | at 7:53:00 AM | |
1. Word processors never display a cursor.
2. You never have to use the space-bar when typing long sentences.
3. Movie characters never make typing mistakes.
4. All monitors display inch-high letters.
5. High-tech computers, such as those used by NASA, the CIA or some such governmental institution, will have easy to understand graphical interfaces.
6. Those that don’t have graphical interfaces will have incredibly powerful text-based command shells that can correctly understand and execute commands typed in plain English.
7. Note: Command line interfaces will give you access to any information you want by simply typing, “ACCESS THE SECRET FILES” on any near-by keyboard.
8. You can also infect a computer with a destructive virus by simply typing “UPLOAD VIRUS”. (See “Fortress”.)9. All computers are connected. You can access the information on the villain’s desktop computer even if it’s turned off.Read more...[via]
Labels: Computers, movies, technology
By: bossmanthe | Wednesday, April 11, 2007 at 2:50:00 PM | |
2 foot smoke rings shoot 50 feet into trees and kill people.read more
| digg story
By: bossmanthe | at 2:11:00 PM | |
Google are set to have a Developer day on 31st May 2007. The are 10 destinations to choose from namely...Mountain View, Sao Paulo, Madrid, London, Paris, Hamburg, Moscow, Beijing, Tokyo and Sydney. according to the webiste: "We’ll have sessions and workshops with the teams from Google Web Toolkit, Maps, KML, GData APIs, Gadgets, AJAX APIs, and more"
By: bossmanthe | at 11:55:00 AM | |
By: bossmanthe | Thursday, April 5, 2007 at 1:40:00 PM | |
Labels: technology, vintage
By: bossmanthe | at 10:02:00 AM | |
"20th Century Fox sent us five new stills from The Simpsons Movie. Check them out below, and as always left click for higher resolution versions. A couple of the new photos show what the movie will look like in super widescreen."read more digg story
By: bossmanthe | Wednesday, April 4, 2007 at 3:39:00 PM | |
Just type the phrase below into the google search bar and you will see that Google has far superior calculation power than the Hypercomputer Deep Thought.
the answer to life, the universe and everything
For more detail you can check out the Wikipedia
Labels: humour, Strange News
By: bossmanthe | at 1:28:00 PM | |
Sony has dropped the price of it's PSP core package (the console, charger and battery) from $199 to $169. This price drop is North America specific. Sorry rest of world and especially PAL regions as usual.
Labels: PSP, Sony
By: bossmanthe | at 1:25:00 PM | |
There is some crazing packaging for some even crazier products out there...
You can check out more here
Labels: humour, packaging, wierd
By: bossmanthe | at 1:13:00 PM | |
By: bossmanthe | at 11:56:00 AM | |
By: bossmanthe | Tuesday, April 3, 2007 at 10:59:00 AM | |
Scared of Bio-Chemical attack, natural disaster, stalkers or just about anything else. Fear not the Quantum Sleeper is here!
Rest in your protective cocoon need not be boring, wire up your DVD or CD player using the self contained battery unit. Hungry? Why not hookup your microwave.
Buy your Quantum Sleeper
Labels: 9/11 terrorism, paranoid, technology
By: bossmanthe | Monday, April 2, 2007 at 4:16:00 PM | |
What was originally intended as an Aprils Fool joke, is quickly becoming reality. Earlier today Thinkgeek's product page had a rather geekish 8-Bit tie available. The product was suppose to be a complete joke; however, a few thanks to pleads from a few blogs and one (or two) digg submissions the tie is now going into production!
Labels: clothing, technology
By: bossmanthe | at 1:06:00 PM | |
ePost, India, has set up a email to postal service and vice versa.
Yup, you can send an email to a physical location. This email is then printed and hand delivered. Then your recipient can reply, his notes will be transcribed and sent back to via email.
Labels: india, postal service, technology
By: bossmanthe | at 10:05:00 AM | |