This is John Estes's Typepad Profile.
Join Typepad and start following John Estes's activity
Join Now!
Already a member? Sign In
John Estes
Recent Activity
Hey, can't fault 'em for trying! Volvo, which is widely recognized as one of the safer automakers on the planet, is apparently developing a new pedestrian avoidance system for its motorcars. The concept is pretty simple -- if your car senses a human in the way of its path, it's... Continue reading
Posted Sep 27, 2010 at World of Wonder
Filed under: Utilities, Windows Using the word "ninja" in the name of an application is a good way to grab a geek's attention. Enter System Ninja, a CCleaner-like cleaning and tune-up utility for Windows. After reading about System Ninja this morning on Freeware Genius, I decided to give it a... Continue reading
Posted Sep 27, 2010 at World of Wonder
Sanyo Announces Rechargeable Waist Warmer And Neck Warmer XMI Updates X-Mini Speakers True To Form, LaCie Releases Two New USB 3.0 Drives NES Coffee Table Is Both An NES And A Coffee Table Pentax Announces K-r DSLR For $800 LEXMARK INTERNATIONAL LEVEL 3 COMMUNICATIONS LAWSON SOFTWARE LAND SOFTWARE LAM RESEARCH Continue reading
Posted Sep 27, 2010 at World of Wonder
It's that time again. Our friends at Engadget Japan are having another reader meetup, and yes, that means you, dear reader, are cordially and personally invited to join us -- again one of CEATEC's official media partners -- tonight at WOMB in Shibuya, Tokyo. Expect to bear witness to new... Continue reading
Posted Sep 26, 2010 at World of Wonder
It's been a few years since we checked in with Elcomsoft's Wireless Security Auditor WiFi cracking software. As you'd expect, things have become easier, much easier. Elcomsoft now has an all-in-one solution that will locate wireless networks, intercept data packets, and crack WAP/WPA2 PSK passwords from any modern laptop with... Continue reading
Posted Sep 26, 2010 at World of Wonder
You won't find this trio hitting US shores anytime soon, but those situated in Japan have a new gaggle of Sharp BD decks to ogle. The BD-HDW65 and BD-HDW63 both include a pair of TV tuners, BDXL support and compatibility with Blu-ray 3D titles, with the only difference being the... Continue reading
Posted Sep 26, 2010 at World of Wonder
Filed under: Fun, Apple, Mobile I'm not quite sure if this one counts as 'news', and you'll probably want the 30 seconds of your life back afterwards, but anyway: Marco Arment (of Tumblr and Instapaper fame) has compiled a list of the most commonly used words in 1- and 5-star... Continue reading
Posted Sep 26, 2010 at World of Wonder
We usually freak out at the idea that computer algorithms might tell us what to do. Yet we’re constantly asking them for instructions: how to contact person X, find document Y, or move from point A to point B. We just pretend that we’re in control. What if, instead, we... Continue reading
Posted Sep 25, 2010 at World of Wonder
Remember that guy who planted over 400 images of child pornography on his boss's computer to get him fired? He just got sentenced to over a decade in prison. Oh, and the boss got his job back. Oops? More » INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES (IBM) INTERDIGITAL COMMUNICATIONS INTEL INSIGHT ENTERPRISES INGRAM... Continue reading
Posted Sep 25, 2010 at World of Wonder
Palo Alto based Opzi, a stealth Y Combinator startup that will debut at TechCrunch Disrupt next week, has closed an impressive first round of financing - nearly $1 million from SV Angel, First Round Capital, Naval Kavikant, Jeff Clavier's SoftTech VC, Hadi Partovi, Ali Partovi, Paul Buchheit, Fritz Lanman and... Continue reading
Posted Sep 25, 2010 at World of Wonder
It's Friday night and you're bored? Yeah, me too. More » INSIGHT ENTERPRISES INGRAM MICRO MCAFEE MAXIMUS MANTECH INTERNATIONAL Continue reading
Posted Sep 25, 2010 at World of Wonder
Since my HTC EVO is replacing more and more of the other gadgets in my life, I was happy to discover that there is an entire category of enhancements for the camera lens, such as this magnetically mounted 2-part lens that brings wide-angle and/or macro capabilities to the party! …... Continue reading
Posted Sep 24, 2010 at World of Wonder
Clearwire isn't in the black yet, having bled about $126 million in the second quarter of 2010 -- but should the need arise for additional investment before it can turn a profit, the company shouldn't plan to knock on Comcast's door. Though it doesn't have as much visibility in the... Continue reading
Posted Sep 24, 2010 at World of Wonder
BlackBerry maker Research In Motion will likely introduce a new operating system along with a tablet PC, known informally as the "BlackPad," when its developer conference opens on Monday in San Francisco. The BlackPad is expected to become available by the end of this year, perhaps as early as November.... Continue reading
Posted Sep 24, 2010 at World of Wonder
The EPA?s Proposed Vehicle Window Stickers Give Cars A Letter Grade Video: Hello Kitty iPod/iPhone Speaker Dock Now On Sale In Japan: Hand-Knitted Super Mario Sweaters 2-Kilovolt Washer Launcher Makes The Greatest Noise Ever Retro City Rampage Will Have The Sweetest Swag At PAX MCAFEE MAXIMUS MANTECH INTERNATIONAL MANHATTAN ASSOCIATES... Continue reading
Posted Sep 23, 2010 at World of Wonder
Here in Europe we've been fascinated by what has become known as AngelGate. But after talking all day to many contacts today across the tech scene in Europe, I've reluctantly come to the conclusion that I'm not about to blow the lid on anything similar in Europe. Leave aside the... Continue reading
Posted Sep 23, 2010 at World of Wonder
Last night the man behind the Keep Fear Alive campaign sat down with one of tech's luminaries -- Google's Eric Schmidt -- for a frank discussion about just exactly what it is that his company does. While the focus was on Google's precarious relationship with our personal data, it would... Continue reading
Posted Sep 23, 2010 at World of Wonder
Custom ringtone makers for the iPhone are the latest group of of apps to suddenly gain approval for the App Store. This correlates directly with Apple’s recent changes to their App Store policies, allowing 3rd party Google Voice apps and other apps that Apple had previously banned or rejected from... Continue reading
Posted Sep 22, 2010 at World of Wonder
How often do we text? I'll give you a hint: it's way more than we did a couple of years ago, and we weren't exactly SMS slackers back then. Also revealed? The kids still love themselves some sexting. More » ITRON IRON MOUNTAIN INORATED IOMEGA INTUIT INTERSECTIONS Continue reading
Posted Sep 22, 2010 at World of Wonder
The Large Hadron Collider is slinging 300 trillion protons at 99.9999991% of the speed of light. It could answer momentous scientific mysteries of our universe. But what if you jam your hand into it? Watch scientists struggle to answer. More » MAXIMUS MANTECH INTERNATIONAL MANHATTAN ASSOCIATES LSI LINEAR TECHNOLOGY Continue reading
Posted Sep 22, 2010 at World of Wonder
The Large Hadron Collider is slinging 300 trillion protons at 99.9999991% of the speed of light. It could answer momentous scientific mysteries of our universe. But what if you jam your hand into it? Watch scientists struggle to answer. More » INTEL INSIGHT ENTERPRISES INGRAM MICRO MCAFEE MAXIMUS Continue reading
Posted Sep 22, 2010 at World of Wonder
Napster released an app that’s compatible with iPhone/iPod touch/iPad iOS 3.0 or later. The Napster app is free, but it does require a $10/month service. So long as your monthly service is current, you can listen to an unlimited number of songs on your Apple device. You can download songs,... Continue reading
Posted Sep 21, 2010 at World of Wonder
Panasonic's Lumix GH2 is a Micro Four Thirds camera that does it all: it has a swanky new sensor, an articulating touchscreen, it shoots full 1080i HD video, and even has a secret weapon: compatibility with an interchangeable 3D lens. More » INTERSECTIONS Continue reading
Posted Sep 21, 2010 at World of Wonder
The SOG Micro ToolClip maybe be small, but it packs a formidable compact plier – with the precision to cut paper, the power to cut wire and the determination to grip screws. It does it all with a spring return and features a knife blade, two screwdrivers, and a file.... Continue reading
Posted Sep 20, 2010 at World of Wonder
LIFE brings us a beautiful gallery of chefs who scoff at culinary tradition and break rules by smashing the line between the kitchen and the lab. The cheeky "alphabet soup" seen above is actually cut from a delicious strawberry foam. More » INTERSECTIONS Continue reading
Posted Sep 20, 2010 at World of Wonder