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Sunday, 30 October 2011

Original Content Coming to YouTube

For all of you cable-cutting people out there, rejoice the the following news: original content (aka online tv channels) are coming to YouTube. The list can be found here, and includes some big names like Ashton Kutcher (Two and a Half Men is so much funnier these days), Shaq, Tony Hawk, and Jay-Z. The "channels" are expected to hit YouTube next month and more will be added over the next year. This should make Google TV more appealing and persuade more people to ditch the cable TV bill. Die cable TV Die!    

Saturday, 29 October 2011

Android Fragmentation: It's an Ugly Picture

Technically it's not a picture, it's a chart and a great one created by Michael DeGusta at his Tumblr blog: The Understatement. The basic color rules apply here: green is good and red is bad. As you can see from a quick glance at the chart, Android users have a lot more red than iPhone's green :(  Check out Michael's analysis for more details. 

Wednesday, 26 October 2011

Google Earth Flight Simulator

They say that everyday you learn something new, today I discovered the Google Earth Flight Simulator created by Xavier Tassin. The simulator uses the Google Earth Plugin (sorry Linux and Chromebook users) which means that it's all done online....awesome! There are 10 aircraft to choose from, real time local weather conditions, chat, and many great animations. Check out the video below to see it in action: