Monthly archives: February, 2008

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Reading blogs, the old fashion way

Thanks to Feed Journal, you can turn any RSS feed (such as boilr’s) into your very own, customized, digital newspaper.
Once signed up, you can add any of your favorite websites’ or blogs’ feeds to your account. After setting a few options (such as “Use images” – didn’t work for me) and selecting which “sections” …




New Rule: Shake v. Pound

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Nintendo is all grows up

Pardon my Vince Vaughnery, but I couldn’t help feel nostalgic after running across this great image of classic Nintendo character evolution!

To see the rest of this Darwinian chart,




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Total Lunar Eclipse on Wednesday (02/20/2008)

According to NASA, “On Wednesday evening, February 20th, the full Moon over the Americas will turn a delightful shade of red and possibly turquoise, too. It’s a total lunar eclipse—the last one until Dec. 2010.”

The total (or maximum) eclipse will occur at 7:26 pm PST (10:26pm EST).




IJ4: Kingdom of the Crystal Skull teaser

Download the trailer in HD from Yahoo!




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Star Wars: The Clone Wars – 8.15.08

Lucasfilm is releasing an all-new feature-length animated film to theatres on August 15, 2008 – Star Wars: The Clone Wars!
Not to be confused with the original (and fantastic) animated series that aired on Cartoon Network, the new Clone “takes audiences on incredible new Star Wars adventures, combining the legendary storytelling of Lucasfilm with an eye-popping, …




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All for one(Connect), and one(Connect) for all!

Yahoo! announced an upcoming mobile app today at the Mobile World Congress in Spain – oneConnect. The major appeal of this application is its ability to consolidate just about every IM and social network into one place.

Users will be able to send messages to contacts across a wide variety of sites including Facebook and …




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Boulder is #1!

Forbes ranked Boulder, CO #1 on its list of the 25 smartest cities in America.
One of these sought-after settings is Boulder, Colo., the city claiming the top spot in our rankings. Boulder is a draw for many reasons, but undeniably because so much of its population is a result of the University of Colorado. But …




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Oh, By The Way

Pink Floyd is one of my all-time favorite bands. From their ground-breaking first album in 1967, The Piper At the Gates of Dawn, to Meddle, The Dark Side of the Moon, Wish You Were Here, Animals, The Wall and so on, they have amassed quite an impressive catalog (14 official releases to be exact) …




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MythBusters puts you in control

The Discovery Channel has added an interactive motion MythBusters video archive to its website. Currently, there are 4 videos (captured with high-speed cameras) in which users can control the playback speed.
While a neat idea, the videos take forever to load (even over a 6mbps cable internet connection) and the selection is extremely limited (however, …