Google Maps mash-ups are getting more interesting all the time. Now it’s being used for a game. Remember playing “Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego” as a kid? Well now the new game Brewster Jennings Protects America brings this classic adventure into the 21st century by merging the game play with Google Maps technology. […]
Archives for October 2005
I’ve been running Brandon Watt’s Now Playing plug-in for Windows Media Player for ages. I like seeing what music interests other people and discovering new music, and want to return the favor. Today I discovered a website that take the “now playing” concept and expands on it, creating a very clever social community of listeners […]
Today’s nugget is Frappr, a mash-up of Google Maps and Flickr-like photo sharing. It looks like a neat way for groups to share a bit about where they’re from. Check it out — I’ve created a group for BigBlueBall.
Timeshifting TV using a DVR like Tivo is pretty well understood. Record TV, then watch it when it’s convenient. Timeshifting also lets you skip through the commercials, or pause playback when the phone rings. It’s one of those technologies that once you’ve used, it’s difficult to imagine giving it up. Now a product called Slingbox […]
The folks over at Flock have released a developer preview of their much-anticipated social browser. You can get Flock for Windows, Mac OSX or Linux. So what the heck is Flock, and why should you care? Well, it’s a browser, first and foremost. And the browser market is a tough one to break into. But […]
Seth Godin maintains that to succeed in today’s market you need to standout — to be a purple cow. And now, it’s not enough to stand out — you need a big moo. His latest book, The Big Moo, brings together 33 purple cows — everyone from Mark Cuban to Daniel Pink; Robin Williams to […]
Managing bookmarks (“favorites” for those of you raised on Internet Explorer) has long been a pain in the ass. The problem is compounded by running multiple computers and multiple browsers. I routinely use two computers, a laptop for work and a desktop at home. On top of that I use both Firefox and Internet Explorer […]