NASA’s Image of the Day Gallery provided this cool infographic showing Alan Shepard’s brief flight into space — America’s first. It appeared magically on my desktop courtesy of John’s Background Switcher — a cool windows desktop wallpaper application that manages and displays many image sources.
In the last few years it’s gotten a bit easier to use a microphone to record audio on your home computer — USB headsets with quality microphones have been available for a while, but only recently have USB desktop microphones oved out of the niche and specialty retailers into the mainstream, driven mostly by the […]
Ok, so here’s the deal. You want a new computer, or iPad, or BluRay player or whatever. But your old one is still working perfectly fine. Yet, the features of your next technological acquisition are so good, so cool, that really, that new tech item will make your life much better. Great, so you go […]
The iPad has been out for a bit now, and it’s the tablet that all the others will be compared against as they jockey for position going into the holiday season. But overall, I think this is the year that tablets finally start to make some headway into the marketplace; a marketplace already crowded with […]
Twitter is in the midst of rolling out it’s new, all-encompassing interface, and I’ve been able to take a look at it in ‘preview’ mode. My verdict: quite nice, but it won’t replace desktop twitter apps for me, just yet. Tweetdeck and Seesmic Desktop both offer greater functionality than the new Twitter interface. Though I’ve […]
Earlier this week NASA release the first series of images from the WISE (Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer) project…and they are hot! Since WISE began its scan of the entire sky in infrared light on Jan. 14, the space telescope has beamed back more than a quarter of a million raw, infrared images. Four new, processed […]
My wife has been using this image as a desktop background for about a year now, but recently I took a good look at it. Initially I thought this was simply a photo of a tree in silhouette, sliced, colourized and laid out as you see it. But on closer inspection, it seems that these […]