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The End of Drunken Emails

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Google Labs has just added a feature to gmail that is designed to stop you getting drunk and speaking your mind to people via email in ways you may later live to regret. Mail Goggles, when enabled, will check that you’re really sure you want to send that late night Friday email after several pints. And what better way to check than by making you solve a few simple math problems after you click send to verify you’re in the right state of mind?

By default, the app is set to active late night in the weekends when activated, but you can adjust for daytime hours if you’re an alcoholic, or on the brink of a nervous breakdown.

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Written by alsays

October 8, 2008 at 1:34 am

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Norway: Doesn’t Like iTunes

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ZDNet reports that Norway’s Consumer Ombudsman is taking Apple to the government’s Market Council in an effort to force the company to open its iTunes store to all mp3 players…

Good luck – Europe has been trying to collectively force Apple’s hand with this for two years now – however, Apple ha until early November to respond to the complaint and talk DRM shop with Norway Authorities. A binding legal decision from the Market Council won’t be available to next year, however.

Written by alsays

October 4, 2008 at 6:57 am

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The google future of mobile

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“There are currently about 3.2 billion mobile subscribers in the world, and that number is expected to grow by at least a billion in the next few years. Today, mobile phones are more prevalent than cars (about 800 million registered vehicles in the world) and credit cards (only 1.4 billion of those).”

A number of mobile trends outlined in the google blog. Always interesting to hear people’s thoughts on the future of the internet.

Written by stewartmatheson

September 21, 2008 at 11:07 pm

Jerry sacked by Microsoft

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As Al coommented last week about Jerry on the PC ads in the States. He has been sacked from the $300 million campaign for Vista. Reason’s touted that he was a star from yesterday, no shit…..what is more 90s than Windows? Jerry Seinfield. Or maybe bad Metallica albums.

So there is nerves at the top of the Windows marketing tree. In my opnion, the end is nigh for these guys. Back to the drawing board!

Written by portablesimon

September 21, 2008 at 8:45 am

The Shelf Life of a Web Site

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Worthwhile read for any up coming web developer: http://snook.ca/archives/opinion/shelf-life/

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September 14, 2008 at 11:04 pm

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iPhone: Loving those apps

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My new iPhone is revolutionising my life through its applications. I didn’t need to pick up a computer for two days and still stayed connected. There are some really exciting developments here, including Instant Messaging, Google, Facebook and the New York Times. That application is amazing and one I’m most impressed with. Stanza also provided a good example of how to read on the iPhone and access content.

Written by portablesimon

September 14, 2008 at 9:58 am

iHologram!

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Ok, since almost everybody in the studio now has either a iphone or ipod touch. I think it is a good idea to share some of my finding related them.

Found this really cool dude who just built a application for iPhone which fades the 3D hologram effect, it works by assuming a constant viewing angle (35-45 degrees), typical for when the device is placed on a tabletop, and the 3d scene’s perspective is then warped using anamorphic perspective, making the object appear to jump off the screen.

Check out more information from David OReilly’s website and the video, guys:

iHologram – iPhone application from David OReilly on Vimeo.

Written by hodyhong

September 7, 2008 at 7:28 am