Friday, May 27, 2011

e-Paper From The Future

Check this new invention by Polymer Vision.

It's a rollable 6" display. Polymer Vision made Science Fiction into Science Fact!

Official PlayStation 3 Wireless Stereo Headset

Sony unveiled a new accessory for the PlayStation3 gaming console. It is a wireless stereo headset featuring 7.1 digital surround sound and a retractable microphone to use whenever you need it. Check it out here: LINK

Million Dollar Earth turns 24...days old! First copycat emerges

It took only 16 days for Jerry Li to create the first copycat of, called FortuneEarth. A cheap ripoff of a clever and original idea by Ryan Hart and Scott Dahl. Visiting that site, you get introduced to ads and a not so elegant design.

Ryan Hart said in a blog post on MillionDollarEarth, "You may be thinking that my reactions was OH NO YOU DON’T! but rather it was THANK YOU. Copy-cats validate the feasibility of a venture. Imitators show you that you are on the right path. Everyone loves a good cover song."

The ripoff site appears to have sold 3 cities already for a total sum of $40.500 US. The original project (MDE) has sold 43 cities for $58.250 US, but you get to keep the city for yourself and can later resell for a better offer. Unlike FortuneEarth were you pay ridiculous amounts for exclusive ownership and without the ability of re-selling it for a better offer. Meanwhile MDE gives 10% of the proceeds to Charity:Water, a non-profit organization that brings clean water to millions in need.

There is also a contest to win a $1000 city on MillionDollarEarth. I've already signed my email and if I'm lucky to win, I'll resell and give the earnings to the same charity! Since I live near a spring of fresh water that is just a couple kilometers from my home, I'm in no need of fresh water unlike millions. 

NVIDIA 3D Vision now on Youtube

If you are an owner of a NVIDIA 3D Vision equipped PC, you will be able to take the browsing experience into a new level. Nvidia announced that Youtube is giving the ability to view high-quality 3D content to users with a 3D vision capable PC and Firefox 4+. Using HTML5 and WebM, Youtube made thousands of 3D videos available to users.

"We're excited to introduce HTML5 and WebM support to the thousands of 3D videos available on YouTube," said Jonathan Huang, 3D Product Manager at YouTube. "By embracing these open standards, NVIDIA 3D Vision users now have a great way of experiencing YouTube's library of 3D content."

"Firefox with 3D Vision creates a stunning and smooth 3D video experience using HTML5 video based on open standards," said Jay Sullivan, VP of Products at Mozilla. "3D Vision from NVIDIA is a great example of the rich, innovative experiences that are being built on top of the speed and graphics power that Firefox delivers to the Web."

With all the consumer grade gadgets out there having the capability to shoot 3D, you'll be expecting a lot more 3D content to come online on Youtube and similar sites.

In order to watch 3D videos on Youtube, you will need a 3D vision capable PC with the latest GeForce Drivers (version 275+) and Firefox 4+ which has HTML5 video streaming support. You should switch to HTML5 viewing on Youtube as well

I just made 6.500.000 USD today. Not!

Symantec issued a warning for spam attacks on their blog. This time the spammers are targeting the Indian Premier League fans. The spam message is promoting an IPL lottery and asks it's victims to provide their personal details, Full name, date of birth, address, email and mobile number to claim the “(Rs/-56,80,708.00) Fifty Six Lacs Eighty Thousand Seven Hundred and Eight India Rupees”.