Technology

02 Apr 2011

Steve Jobs and Bill Gates Together

Steve Jobs and Bill Gates greet each other as they walk on stage at D5

In their rare joint appearance at All Things Digital 5, Steve Jobs and Bill Gates discuss their contributions to the technology industry, the qualities they most respect in one another.

 

That's a quite interesting joint interview, when you watch it after 4 years.

04 Feb 2011

HTML5 video codecs

html5

HTML5 video is an element introduced in the HTML5 draft specification for the purpose of playing videos or movies, partially replacing the object element. The current HTML5 draft specification does not specify which video formats browsers should support in the video tag. User agents are free to support any video formats they feel are appropriate.

365 days ago, I found a nice article from an x264 developer. He successfully pointed out the Adobe mistakes about Flash and analyzed the future of internet video, including Google’s VP8 opening. That article led to another, The first in-depth technical analysis of VP8, and its response, An analysis of WebM and its patent risk – updated.

25 Jan 2011

Mobile Codes

the qr code of this article

At the makemagic.gr footer you can see the “Mobile Me!” block. It has a barcode image. It is a special barcode, a mobile code.

What are mobile codes?

“Mobile codes” are codes in the same way as ordinary barcodes are, but their matrix structure can hold more information. The codes are also mobile in the sense that you can use the camera on your mobile device to scan and decode them.

05 Dec 2010

@facebook.com - "Facebook Messages"/email

Facebook Messages/Email

Facebook released a new email hmm... messaging system. That's probably old news and it is. I am not going to write more on that than anyone else already did. I am posting a total of selected links for reading.

I first read about the "facebook email" scenario at Tech Crunch http://techcrunch.com/2010/02/05/facebooks-project-titan-a-full-featured... on February 5, 2010.

Facebook is completely rewriting their messaging product and is preparing to launch a fully featured webmail product in its place, according to a source with knowledge of the product. Internally it’s known as Project Titan. Or, unofficially and perhaps over-enthusiastically, the Gmail killer.

03 Oct 2010

Greenpeace to Facebook: Unfriend Coal!

Greenpeace to Facebook: Unfriend Coal!

Greenpeace has been talking  a lot about Facebook lately.

"We were alarmed in January by the company's announcement that it would build a coal-powered data center in Prineville, Oregon. Facebook should be run on 100 percent renewable energy. That clear demand started spreading on the social network website this week, and will grow until the company announces a decision to really go green. The new data centre won't be ready until 2011, and people power has moved the company before."

Greenpeace started a campaign to persuade Facebook go green on it's new data-center. I wont copy paste. I am giving you bellow a list of hyperlinks covering all things being said.

14 May 2010

What is a Browser?

Google asked people in Times Square: “What is a browser?”
Asked over 50 passersby of different ages and backgrounds.
You take that basic tech knowledge for granted?

13 Mar 2010

ars technica

ars technica - arstechnica.com

Ars longa, vita brevis, occasio praeceps, experimentum periculosum, iudicium difficile. - Hippocrates

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