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Mike Ellis
Houston, TX
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The death of a British officer whose anti-personnel shell revolutionized the use of artillery in warfare. Source: http://www.wired.com/thisdayintech/2012/03/march-13-1842-henry-shrapnel-dies-but-his-name-lives-on/ ZIONS BAN YAHOO! YAHOO XILINX WESTERN DIGITAL Continue reading
Posted Mar 17, 2012 at Mike Ellis's blog
You are not Irish, but on March 17th the whole world gets to be Irish. Hell, they even celebrate St. Patrick's Day in Dubai. Want to go hang out at your local Irish pub? Good luck, it's going to be packed and unpleasant. But that doesn't mean you can't celebrate... Continue reading
Posted Mar 17, 2012 at Mike Ellis's blog
This American Life has retracted its episode about working conditions at Foxconn. Apple challenged the veracity of the reporting in the piece when if first ran in January, and in an episode set to air later today, the radio show will confirm that Mike Daisey made up some of the... Continue reading
Posted Mar 16, 2012 at Mike Ellis's blog
id America has announced the Cushi for Kindle Fire, a back skin made of durable EVA foam. The first design is called “Dream”; this playful design is embossed in the EVA foam for an almost 3D look. The skin improves your grip and protects against knocks and scratches. Cushi removes... Continue reading
Posted Mar 16, 2012 at Mike Ellis's blog
France has developed something of a reputation in trying to tax larger companies on the Internet to use the funds to help out smaller players. The latest development in that scheme: a proposal to tax large booksellers to help French independent bookstores impacted by the rise of online giants like... Continue reading
Posted Mar 16, 2012 at Mike Ellis's blog
This is the Lego set you’re looking for! Everyone’s favorite astromech droid is always popping up at shops and events, built life-sized from thousands of bricks by Lego’s master builders, and now we’ll all get the chance to build a — admittedly slightly smaller — version of him, too. Artoo... Continue reading
Posted Mar 15, 2012 at Mike Ellis's blog
The new series from Hulu taps politics to create a 13-week mix of drama and comedy. Source: http://feeds.pcworld.com/click.phdo?i=d0e54760d5d0673b396e2e8074746b0a MEMC ELECTRONIC MATERIALS MICROSOFT MILLICOM INTL. CELLULAR MOBILE TELESYSTEMS NANYA TECHNOLOGY Continue reading
Posted Mar 15, 2012 at Mike Ellis's blog
Lenovo on Sunday announced its first smart TV that will recognize voice commands and run Android 4.0 applications, getting a jump over Apple's rumored pursuit of... Source: http://feeds.pcworld.com/click.phdo?i=11995ac968274583d748bd679b6358ed MISCROSOFT OFFICE MICROSOFT MICROSEMI MICROS SYSTEMS MICRON TECHNOLOGY Continue reading
Posted Mar 15, 2012 at Mike Ellis's blog
Olaf Diegel from the Auckland University of Technology in Auckland, New Zealand is exploring the limits of 3D printing technologies and applications. Some of his projects are shown on his ODD website.  Case in point his Spider electric guitar which is cut using a EOS Formiga P100 (which I’m... Continue reading
Posted Mar 15, 2012 at Mike Ellis's blog
Opposition members in Syria gained access to the personal email account of dictator Bashar Al-Assad, revealing a secret cache of... iTunes receipts? More » Source: http://feeds.gawker.com/~r/gizmodo/full/~3/l_KHCrZTe1I/syrian-dictator-is-a-chris-brown-fan NETGEAR NCR NATIONAL SEMICONDUCTOR NATIONAL INSTRUMENTS MOTOROLA Continue reading
Posted Mar 14, 2012 at Mike Ellis's blog
Encyclopaedia Britannica was the last word in in-home facts for nearly a quarter of a millennium, from 1766 to 2010. Now, it's just one more casualty of the Digital Age along with classifieds and the Yellow Pages. More » Source: http://feeds.gawker.com/~r/gizmodo/full/~3/42SjxNBjSQE/the-internet-finally-kills-off-the-printed-encyclopaedia-britannica INTUIT INTERSECTIONS INTERNATIONAL RECTIFIER INTERNATIONAL GAME TECHNOLOGY INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS... Continue reading
Posted Mar 14, 2012 at Mike Ellis's blog
Looking for a Lego news overload? Check out some of the best Lego projects from the last week (or so). Source: http://feeds.pcworld.com/click.phdo?i=8bcd07a28fe69afee747cf46839202bc IRON MOUNTAIN INORATED IOMEGA INTUIT INTERSECTIONS INTERNATIONAL RECTIFIER Continue reading
Posted Mar 14, 2012 at Mike Ellis's blog
It was probably inevitable, but on Tuesday, it became official: the Encyclopaedia Britannica is finally going out of print. The news was confirmed yesterday by Jorge Cauz, president of Chicago-based Encyclopaedia Britannica Inc., who told the New York Times that his company has decided to completely abandon print operations, in... Continue reading
Posted Mar 13, 2012 at Mike Ellis's blog
Epson recently introduced three new wide-format printers to their WorkForce business-class printer lineup. The WorkForce WF-7520 ($299.99) and WF-7510 ($249.99) all-in-ones and WorkForce WF-7010 ($199.99) single function inkjet printer are all designed to print papers up to 13″ X 19″. The two all-in-ones have a maximum 5760 x 1440 dpi... Continue reading
Posted Mar 13, 2012 at Mike Ellis's blog
Julie asked the Gadgeteer Kid and me if we would like to do a joint review of the Nintendo 3DS portable gaming system. As many of you may know, the 3DS is Nintendo‘s latest and greatest handheld gaming device. Not being a video game player at all, I agreed with... Continue reading
Posted Mar 13, 2012 at Mike Ellis's blog
Source: http://ads.pheedo.com/click.phdo?s=c3a2c9712a5f1619757b3d3884b48500&p=4 NUANCE COMMUNICATIONS NOVELLUS SYSTEMS NOVELL NETWORK APPLIANCE NETGEAR Continue reading
Posted Mar 13, 2012 at Mike Ellis's blog
The new series from Hulu taps politics to create a 13-week mix of drama and comedy. Source: http://feeds.pcworld.com/click.phdo?i=d0e54760d5d0673b396e2e8074746b0a QLOGIC . PROGRESS SOFTWARE PLANAR SYSTEMS PEROT SYSTEMS PALM Continue reading
Posted Mar 13, 2012 at Mike Ellis's blog
Ever wonder what you'd sound like speaking German? Or maybe Mandarin? Microsoft Research has a new technology they're cooking up which will take the sound of your voice and synthesize it as part a spoken language translator. More » Source: http://feeds.gawker.com/~r/gizmodo/full/~3/XPhTMW-tRNk/microsoft-can-make-your-voice-speak-foreign-languages AMERICA MOVIL AMKOR TECHNOLOGY AMPHENOL ANIXTER INTERNATIONAL APPLE COMPUTER Continue reading
Posted Mar 12, 2012 at Mike Ellis's blog
The Michelangelo virus is unleashed upon the quivering computer-using masses. In the end, a yellow-striped kitten could have done more damage. Source: http://www.wired.com/thisdayintech/2012/03/march-6-1992-false-alarm/ HEWLETT PACKARD CO HEARTLAND PAYMENT SYSTEMS GOOGLE GOOGLE FORMFACTOR Continue reading
Posted Mar 12, 2012 at Mike Ellis's blog
This hack transforms the Sega Genesis 3 into something more portable, featuring parts from other retro gaming consoles. Source: http://feeds.pcworld.com/click.phdo?i=5d0b85d8030223eef3cbe5121407a0a3 AUTODESK AUTOMATIC DATA PROCESSING AVNET BHARTI AIRTEL BT GROUP Continue reading
Posted Mar 12, 2012 at Mike Ellis's blog
It's a bit later than our usual weekly podcast, but that doesn't mean we'll be cutting down the intensity at all. In fact, shenanigans always seem to be in the mix this time of night. We're going to be getting things going at midnight, so definitely join Myriam and Brad... Continue reading
Posted Mar 11, 2012 at Mike Ellis's blog
We speak with the brains behind the Cydia app store for jailbroken iPhones and iPads, and learn how one developer opened up jailbreaking to the masses. Source: http://feeds.pcworld.com/click.phdo?i=6053c488701a2decb4bcc1e912e3d9b0 UNITED ONLINE UNISYS TRIQUINT SEMICONDUCTOR TRIMBLE NAVIGATION LIMITED TRIDENT MICROSYSTEMS Continue reading
Posted Mar 11, 2012 at Mike Ellis's blog
From mobile handsets and ultrabooks up to huge OLED TVs, here are a few expected highlights of the Consumer Electronics Show next week. Source: http://feeds.pcworld.com/click.phdo?i=900bea078f67a6e7ec4120edd4805667 ELECTRONICS FOR IMAGING ELECTRONIC DATA SYSTEMS ELECTRONIC ARTS ECLIPSYS EASTMAN KODAK CO Continue reading
Posted Mar 11, 2012 at Mike Ellis's blog
Plenty of bargains are emerging, but it turns out it's not a great month to snap up a digital camera. Here's the lineup. Source: http://feeds.pcworld.com/click.phdo?i=3a537898436585305f395f0dd1c6297b INTUIT INTERSECTIONS INTERNATIONAL RECTIFIER INTERNATIONAL GAME TECHNOLOGY INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES (IBM) Continue reading
Posted Mar 11, 2012 at Mike Ellis's blog
How much are you willing to pay for this beautiful, bleeding-edge OLED display? Is eight times the price of an LCD TV too much? Source: http://feeds.pcworld.com/click.phdo?i=be673cf0c0cd9647a7d3b98957a2805e SIEMENS ZORAN ZIONS BAN YAHOO! YAHOO Continue reading
Posted Mar 11, 2012 at Mike Ellis's blog