Popular singer/songwriter John Mayer announced today that he’ll be partaking in a digital cleanse. From Jan. 1 at 9 a.m. to Jan. 8 at 9 am, he’ll be restricting his use of…technology. He insists that while we usually defrag our computers, it’d be a great idea to defrag our “mental and psychological hard drives.” According to John Mayer, technology has done our brains a disservice in the way we now handle small bursts of information via Twitter, text and email. The digital cleanse will help our brains. Read on for details of John Mayer’s Digital Cleanse. More »
From Ningin: Happy New Year’s Eve, everyone! Start the year off right by checking out today’s Daily Mixr of top stories!
Based on specs alone, this is the best laptop that $450 CDN can buy right now. There is the $400 USD Toshiba Satellite with the same CPU but slower Radeon 4100 graphics, no HDMI, no webcam, and no digital audio output. Best Buy also sells a Dell Inspiron with similar specs for $450, and although it has the more desirable Intel T4300 Dual Core CPU, its 4500M graphics and lack of HDMI, webcam, and digital audio output makes it (on paper) worse than the Gateway. Numbers and features aside, whether the Gateway NV is actually any good will be judged by its performance, design implementation, and overall usability. More »
DigiTimes is reporting that Apple has already placed large orders for 10″ glass touchscreens from Foxconn’s subsidiary Innolux. A second report from Financial Times suggests that Apple has booked the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (San Francisco) for a Tuesday January 26th event, which could be for the announcement of the highly anticipated Apple Tablet. Steve Jobs recently took the stage at the Yerba Buena Center for Apple’s iPod line-up refresh press conference. More »
From Ningin: Knock, knock. Who’s there? The Daily Mixr. The Daily Mixr, who? The Daily Mixr is all of today’s top stories!
The first part of this guide focuses on common LCD definitions, while this article provides an overview of the three major panel types used by LCDs, as well as the backlighting schemes and different inputs. For deeper reading, consult Wikipedia’s entry regarding the main LCD types. More »
Generally, my poison of choice is the vodka tonic. While I’d much prefer that it’d be champagne, vodka tonic is usually the more economical choice. The Cocktail Cost Calculator on the other hand, tells us otherwise. Based on the bulk prices of the core ingredients that any well-stocked bar would have, this web-calculator allows you to figure out how much your drink is really worth if you just made it at home. For free, of course. More »
I have much in common with fat kids: cake. As a former fat kid, I couldn’t be more impressed with the Magisso Cake Server. This stainless steal wonder works graciously with a light squeeze to lift out a perfectly shaped piece of cake from your cake. Never had I imagined a technique far more efficient than using a trusted cake knife to get cut cake and place it on your platter! More »
From Ningin: The New Year is upon us. Thought of any New Year’s Resolutions? I want to exercise daily so I can have a bangin’ body like Beyonce. I highly recommend you exercise your mouse clickin’ fingers by reading all the goods on today’s The Daily Mixr.
According to the BBC, netbooks, which have been so successful during a year when the recession has slowed down much of the technology market, are on their way to being replaced by full-sized, budget notebooks and smartphones. Stuart Miles (Pocket Lint) believes that, ‘”Technology has advanced so much that it’s outmanoeuvred itself…You wouldn’t go for something so basic anymore.”‘ More »
From Girlybubble: Technology hasn’t always been chic. I remember the dark days when it was more function over form. Aesthetically, fashionable consumers had limited choices. However, those days are over, and this year has brought us technology that is not only functional, but cute and colorful as well. Here’s my list of Top 10 Girl Gadgets of 2009. More »
Living in a home devoid of nectar bearing flowers, humming birds sightings are a rarity. They’re not quite something I’d blow $2.1 million on though. Japanese researchers are have currently thrown down that much to develop a humming bird robot that’ll be instrumental in helping to rescue people from wrecks, search for criminals and maybe even serve as a space probe controlled by infrared sensors. More »
From Ningin: This is just about the time where I start feeling sleepy. I’m not worried, though. A cup of fresh, hot The Daily Mixr will wake my tired soul up. I can just smell the freshness of today’s top stories. (Not really, but that’d be awesome, no?)
Not only is Sin City forever known to me as a place most sacred in my heart of hearts, it’s also the home of the 2010 International Consumer Electronics Show. CES, for short. Set to happen Jan 7-10, this year’s CES show is boasting a record number of tech exhibitors: 2,500 exhibitors showcasing all their latest wares for 2010! Makes me wonder — is three days even enough? Is it possible to visit every exhibitor? More »