Friday, January 06, 2006

John W. Scherer Video Professor Blog January 6th 2006

Let the Tech New Year begin

Internet sales rock in December
I wrote about this a few weeks ago, but remember the video of that poor lady getting trampled at one of those post-Thanksgiving sales? It appears a lot of you did, as Internet sales soared this season.
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Now they tell me
The millions of us using iPods may have a slight problem. Possible hearing loss. It seems the ear buds are a budding problem. I know in Spinal Tap, having a volume control that went to 11 was cool. But with your iPod volume control, a bit of moderation might be a good idea.
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I love going to the movies. Especially the new generation theaters with stadium seating and surround-sound that knocks your socks off. But will a larger iPod end the movie going experience? I say no, but others disagree. In this case, I just don’t think the “I’s” will have it.
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Royal Recognition
It seems Her Royal Highness; Queen Elizabeth is an iPod lover! She’s awarded a rather rare award to the designer! Jolly good show! (Wonder if the Queen knows about the ear damage issues?)
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Here’s the latest Intel on Intel’s new logo
The Intel Chip hasn’t been around quite as long as the, uh, potato chip for example, but after 37 years, insiders are reporting that “Intel Inside” will have a new look.
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Two lenses are better than one
At least that’s the thinking by the folks at Kodak. They’re unveiling a brand new camera at this week’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.
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Speaking of CES
Over one hundred thousand manufacturers, distributors and industry insiders will be in Las Vegas this week for the Consumer Electronics Show. It’s not open to the general public, but let me tell you, it is an absolute feast for tech-lovers. Acres and acres of cool toys. Bill Gates will once again give the keynote speech but look for Google to make some possible major news on Friday.

Sevens miles and two years later
Remember the two Mars Rovers that began roving on Mars a couple of years ago? Both were supposed to last just a few months. Well, here’s a tip of the hat to the folks who designed and built these little engines that could because they’re still moving about Mar and gathering all sorts of important information about our neighboring planet.
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Quote o’ the week
"What's that?" -- Paris Hilton, when asked if she reads blogs.

Site o’ the week
OK, if you’re into teams and drawing, then this site is for you. It takes “collaborative effort” to a whole new level. Draw away!

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