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Lazy New Years Eve

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Episode 76 has been recorded, but I am taking the day off to lay on the couch and catch up on my favorite web comics, so it won’t be edited and online until Monday. Have a festive, yet safe, New Year’s Eve.

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Outside.In – mapping neighborhood information

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One of our faithful listeners, Ed, emailed us about Outside.In, a project that is seeking to bring together the myriad of local information that can be available on the Web, using location as a unifying theme: “The problem is: there’s no single place that unites all those different voices, that grounds them all in specific […]

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Tokyo Ubiquitous Network Project

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Starting next month, stores in the Ginza district in Tokyo will be beaming coupons, special notices, and other information to shoppers and passers-by through the use of RFID tags and wireless transmitters. The initiative, called the Tokyo Ubiquitous Network Project, will allow shoppers to rent a prototype reader or get messages on their own cell […]

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Top 8 Earth Science Stories for 2006

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‘Tis the season for top 10… or 8 in this case… lists! Discover has a interesting run down of the top stories for earth science for 2006. Global warming tops the list, as one would probably expect. My personal favorite is King Tut’s main jewel might not have been from Earth at all!

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Hands Across The Water

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As today marks the 2 year anniversary of the Indian Ocean tsunami, I wanted to point out a great project, both in effort and quality, over at Hands Across The Water. This is an album of Celtic/Folk/Country performances that were done to support the tsunami relief effort. The album has been out about a year […]

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David Pogue on phone GPS tracking

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David Pogue, NY Times tech funny man, talks about location based tracking of kids using cellphones. He talks about the phones, the pricing and the mapping backends that are used by the different services. Head over to Mr Pogue’s site to watch the video. David Pogue, New York Times technology columnist, CBS news correspondent

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Here, there be dragons

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Over the last couple of days I have been reading Here, There Be Dragons by James Owen which can be found in the young adult section of your bookstore (why is it always on the opposite side of the store from Scifi/Fantasy). The thing that grabbed me was a dragon on the cover, but what […]