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Late July Roundup

It’s been a mad week here with little time for individual blog updates. So instead I’ve collected the interesting stuff of last week in one post:

  • Ireland Retreats To The Dark Ages
    Not content to join the rest of the world in the 21st century, Ireland decides to make time go backwards and heads for the Dark Ages at full speed by passing a law against Blasphemy. It’s now illegal in Ireland to take the name of the Lord in vain. Well, Goddammit.
     
  • Sauron’s Evil Eye Burns In The Night Sky
    Well, it’s not really the Eye of Sauron, it’s just an eye-shaped galaxy with a supermassive black hole at its center. But it’s still cool.
     
  • Toygasm Overwhelms Adamus
    I have a new toy to replace my once-slick-but-now-clunky Tytn II: the HTC Hero. Like many of my new toy acquisitions, it is made of Pure Awesomeness until I get tired of it. Which in this case is likely not to happen for a while. Seamless integration with my Gmail, calendar and contacts, loads of cool apps, smooth interface, and most of all: open source. Fuck you, iPhone.
     
  • U2 Still Rules
    I went to see U2 on their 360° tour in Croke Park, Dublin last Friday and it rocked.

That is all.

PeerDrive = IQ Routes ?

TomTom IQ RoutesRemember PeerDrivetm? Well, either TomTom has stolen my idea and gave it a twist to make it work, or my idea wasn’t so new and revolutionary to begin with (pick your version).

TomTom has recently implemented a new feature in their GPS devices called IQ Routes. To quote:

“This new improved technology calculates routes based on the real average speeds measured on roads every day compared to speed limits. This uses historical data that TomTom users have been adding to over the years. It will always provide users with the smartest route hour-by-hour, day-by-day, saving them time, money and fuel.”

Pretty darn clever idea, even if I say so myself. :)

Layar: The Decider

For a few weeks I faced a dilemma: get the new HTC Magic or wait for the Palm Pre to be released here. Then I caught a whiff of this new application, exclusive to the Android platform (for the time being):


Layar – Augmented Reality

That pretty much ended my quandary right then and there. HTC Magic, here I come.

Piece of f#*@!ng s#!t.

Absurdly humorous (and very NSFW due to excessive cursing).

(Via Boing Boing)

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  • ILoveSketch

    This is pure awesomeness:

    (Via The Technium)

    Wikitude Augmented Reality on your G1

    Augmented Reality is coming. The Wikitude application for the G1 phone gives you information on nearby points of interest based on your GPS location and objects identified through your phone’s camera. See a demonstration here:

    (Via MobileCowboys)

    Goateesaver

    For me, this is the best invention since sliced bread: the Goateesaver.

    Goateesaver

    Now if only they can make it look less like a contraption from the Saw movie series….

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