Microsoft Photosynth demo video

, posted: 31-Jul-2006 21:34

Photosynth is a really interesting product from Microsoft's Live Labs that takes a collection of pictures and creates a three-dimensional space for them by analysing the images and looking for similarities.

It's maybe still an idea looking (read the entire post)...

Xtra and Telecom New Zealand one and the same: official

, posted: 31-Jul-2006 13:09

Is Telecom's voluntary structural separation actually going to achieve anything? That question is up in the air now that Telecom has declared Xtra is just a brand and as such, not required to buy services from the wholesale unit.

If Xtra i (read the entire post)...

Maori Party issues anti-semitic statement in Parliament?

, posted: 31-Jul-2006 11:48

How much barely dormant anti-semitism is there, even in unexpected quarters? That is the question on my mind after reading this statement by Member of Parliament Hone Harawira of the Maori Party in New Zealand:

Tēnā koe e (read the entire post)...

Police record Mel Gibson's anti-semitic rant after DUI bust

, posted: 30-Jul-2006 22:00

The drunk driving is one thing, but Mad Max seems to be completing the full circle here, or perhaps the downward spiral that started with with the historically bogus Braveheart and continued with The Passion of the Christ, a film that was branded as (read the entire post)...

Microsoft demonstrates voice recognition in Windows Vista

, posted: 30-Jul-2006 13:21

Well, tries to at least.

It is very impressive technology though. Check out the below video, in which Vista has no problems recognising the Borat sound-a-like accent... I don't think Linux could do that.

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Turn your Stinkpad into a Slaptop

, posted: 30-Jul-2006 10:19

Many new notebooks come with sensors that detect if sudden, violent movement - like a drop - and park the hard drive heads quickly to prevent damage to the disk and data. That's kind of useful but not heaps of fun.

Luckily, some imaginativ (read the entire post)...

TelstraClear bets on Pretty Damn Boring broadband

, posted: 29-Jul-2006 15:41

TelstraClear has been adrift in New Zealand for a while now. The second-largest telco hasn't been able to bypass Telecom's vice-like grip on the last mile and been largely left out of the broadband market here.

An effort to resell (read the entire post)...

Zidane? Try North Korean women footballers instead...

Women's Asian Cup, China 1 - North Korea 0 in Adelaide last Thursday:

* Goalie Hye Yong Han red-carded and kicked the ref in the back;

* Players Kyong Sun Sonu and Jong Sun Song banned suspended one game for throwing bottles (read the entire post)...

Microsoft Foneplus prototype debuts

, posted: 28-Jul-2006 19:05

C|Net has a report on Craig Mundie demonstrating Microsoft's cell-phone PC prototype, named "FonePlus" in typical, unimaginative Redmond fashion.

Despite the drab name, it's actually one of the more interesting concepts to come out (read the entire post)...

Time for some hardcore anti-Microsoft propaganda!

, posted: 27-Jul-2006 13:11

Don't hold back!

(Both clips are long; the first one has the funniest stuff.)

"Microsoft History 2005"

"Microsoft History 2006"
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