Archive for April, 2009

Digg Top 5

Posted in Uncategorized on April 28, 2009 by kylegraeme

Here are the top 5 tech stories from Digg, but since I dont like Digg’s website I used Engadget 🙂

1. Epson launches next-gen Ensemble HD Home Cinema System

http://www.engadget.com/2009/04/28/epson-launches-next-gen-ensemble-hd-home-cinema-system/

2. Video: Moto Lab’s multitouch display scalable up to 50-inches

http://www.engadget.com/2009/04/28/video-moto-labs-multitouch-display-scalable-up-to-50-inches/

3. Sugar Labs debuts “Sugar on a Stick” beta, for LiveUSB-derived diabetes

http://www.engadget.com/2009/04/28/sugar-labs-debuts-sugar-on-a-stick-beta-for-liveusb-derived-d/

4. Raser Technologies develops 100MPG Hummer H3 just to spite Al Gore

http://www.engadget.com/2009/04/28/raser-technologies-develops-100mpg-hummer-h3-just-to-spite-al-go/

This particular article is very relevant to today’s green craze. Although personally i think too much emphasis is being put on mpg’s its a very hot topic for today’s auto industry. Raser Technologies has made a fully electric H3 Hummer capable of 100 mpg on only lithium batteries, very cool.

5. Ten years of TiVo: how far we haven’t come

http://www.engadget.com/2009/04/28/ten-years-of-tivo-how-far-we-havent-come/

This article hits a very relevant segment in today’s technology sector, entertainment. It mentions Tivo’s 10th year anniversary, its accomplishments, but most importantly what it has not done, and what it has yet to do with future models. The fact that it is a “custom Linux rig with dedicated HD video hardware, Ethernet, and external storage support — the possibilities are endless.” Still having many things to be built in, such as search engines, youtube, and many other things common to one uses on the computer. Yay Tivo.

Google Sketchup

Posted in Uncategorized on April 24, 2009 by kylegraeme

Google Sketchup is a 3D software tool that combines a tool-set with an intelligent drawing system. Enables the user to place models using real-world coordinates and share them with the rest of the world. It is used solely to create 3D models of whatever the user wishes to create.

Google SketchUp is widely used for conceptual and architectural design while Alibre Design is primarily used for precise mechanical design. While it’s uses can far surpass mere architectural design. Google Sketch-up is a free downloadable program that any lay-man can figure out how to use. Google Sketch-Up could be used for any array of activities such as, house rennovations, city-planning, new buildings, object creation, fabrication, 3D cad drafting and much more.