Showing posts from December, 2011

The Better than Best of 2011, Best of 2011 Nerd Stalker Picks

Download MP3 Adolfo’s Best of 2011 Picks Evernote Clearly Hack Education Blog Amazon Wishlist Browser Plugin The Verge Podcast - Josh Topolsky, Nilay Pitel Google Calendar Blogger Twitter Mac OSX Jquery Mobile iPad2 iPhone 4s Macbook Air HTML5 and the rise of Javascript Chrome Social Greg’s Best of 2011 Picks Windows 8 Steve Jobs Android & More Tablet ( iPad2 / Android Tablet ) Death of Adobe Flash mobile Social Change: Google+ / Facebook changes Natural Disasters Change Tech: Tohoku Earthquake Tsunami Impact & Thailand Flooding Impacts HDD Google Motorola buy ICANN changes the Web Meg Whitman / HP Netflix / Changes / PR Disaster Solar Impulse Plane

Google Marketing Challenge

From the GOMC team: "Professor registration for the 2012  Google Online Marketing Challenge  (GOMC) is now open.  GOMC is a global online marketing competition open to professors and their students in any higher education institution. Professors sign up for the contest and then serve as guides and mentors to their student participants throughout the competition. Over the course of three weeks, student teams are tasked with developing and running a successful online advertising campaign for real businesses or nonprofit organizations using  Google AdWords . In the process, they sharpen their advertising, consulting and data analysis skills. (Note: student registration will open on January 31, 2012 and students can only enter if their professors have signed up already and must sign up under their own professors). After running their online advertising campaign for three weeks, students summarize their experiences in campaign reports, which they submit online. Based on the performanc

Make a custom Santa video thanks to Google

From the Gmail team, " Last Friday  Santa opened up the Ho Ho Hotline and teamed up with Gmail to send personalized holiday phone calls  to anyone you know who has been nice (or naughty, for that matter) in the U.S. or Canada. In just a few days Santa has made hundreds of thousands of calls to your friends, family and loved ones, and received many a message from you at his Google Voice number ( 855-34-SANTA ). Santa has one more surprise in store. Starting today, anyone in the world can  create and send a personalized cartoon video message (in English only) from Santa to anyone you know, anywhere in the world, and share them through email and Google+. Watch our sample video below and create your own at . The Gmail team wishes you a happy holiday! Posted by Trevor Claiborne, Product Marketing Manager"

Web TV, Louis CK, Iran Hacks Drone, Zynga IPO let down, studio pirates

Download MP3 Recap my panel talk on the Future of Online Video with Hermione Way (The Next Web), Carlos Rodela (Host), Tara Long (The Destructoid Show, Revision 3), Murray Newlands (Host), and John Davison ( ). Some Thoughts On The Louis CK "Experiment" Did Iran Hack U.S. Drone? GPS weak link? Wall Street isn’t jumping into Zynga’s stock game Sony, NBC Universal and Fox employees caught illegally using BitTorrent How Disney's Club Penguin Became the Biggest Social Network for Kids via @ D_RockingChair http:// Should Computer Science Be a K-12 Requirement? http:// Startup incubator takes to the seas with wild idea to house foreign entrepreneurs @ geekwire Greg’s tips - Is That Amazon Price A Good Deal? @ geekmom http:// Cnet Tech 2011 Holiday Gift Guide [video]  Adolfo’s tips - Google launches

Meet The People Behind The Windows Phone Redesign

REDMOND, Wash. – Dec. 15, 2011  – It’s not every day that a person gets to create the user interface for a mobile phone that will be used by  millions of people around the world . But that is exactly the work of a small group of engineers at Microsoft. Clockwise from top left: Ricardo Espinoza, Sue Loh, Joshua Phillips and James Drage work on the Windows Phone Shell Team, which makes Windows Phones intuitive and engaging to use. The team recently finished work on the feature-rich  Windows Phone 7 .5 “Mango” update. Click for larger image.   For the past several years, the Windows Phone Shell Team has been continually improving the user interface for Windows Phones with the goal of making them incredibly intuitive and engaging to use. The team recently completed work on Windows Phone 7.5 “Mango,” the largest and most feature-rich software refresh of Microsoft’s mobile operating system to date. The “shell” refers to the phone’s core user experiences, such as the lock screen

New Photoshop tool helps you design for Android


LunaTik Touch Pen

Very Nice. From Kickstarter: The LunaTik Touch Pen seamlessly goes from paper to tablet with a click of a button. It writes. Both ways! HELLO AGAIN! Thank you for checking out our  LunaTik Touch Pen  project. Ever since we launched the  TikTok+LunaTik  Watch Kits on Kickstarter last year we have been constantly asked when we were going to do another project. Well, we have been working on a variety of ideas which we plan to launch in the near future. One of the first ideas is a simple and obvious solution inspired by the way we work between the analog and digital worlds every day. INSPIRATION Paper and pen will never be replaced. However, more and more people are embracing their iPads and tablets to take notes and capture ideas in a new hybrid analog-digital workflow. These users continuously switch between paper and touch screen during the day. This means they require both a traditional ink pen and a digital stylus. While both are great on their own we would pr