Tuesday, April 19

And the tenth Doctor will be...

BBC - Press Office:

"David Tennant is confirmed as the tenth Doctor Who, it was announced today by Jane Tranter, BBC Controller of Drama Commissioning, following the recommissioning of the second series."

Saturday, April 16

Gmail adds feed reading

evhead reports that Gmail adds feed reading:

"Since I haven't seen anyone posting about this, I suppose I will. I'm guessing not many people have it yet, but there's a new feature in Gmail called Web Clips, which displays little headlines above your inbox or message and is fed via, um, feeds."

It's not enabled on my Gmail account yet, but I'm looking forward to it.

When Google Maps and a Real Estate Website are merged

Wow. Choose an American City, and a price range, to find a house for Sale or Rent, and see them all on the map. Clicking on the house on the right hand side will bring up its details as a popup over the map.

If only this service was available for Melbourne, Australia. Domain.Com.au and Google Maps, are you listening?

Thursday, April 14

Moore's Law is dead, says Gordon Moore

Techworld.com - Moore's Law is dead, says Gordon Moore:

"The extrapolation of a trend that was becoming clear even as long ago as 1965, and has been the pulse of the IT industry ever since will eventually end, said Moore, who is now retired from Intel.

Forty years after the publication of his law, which states that transistor density on integrated circuits doubles about every two years, Moore said this morning: 'It can't continue forever. The nature of exponentials is that you push them out and eventually disaster happens.

'In terms of size [of transistor] you can see that we're approaching the size of atoms which is a fundamental barrier, but it'll be two or three generations before we get that far - but that's as far out as we've ever been able to see. We have another 10 to 20 years before we reach a fundamental limit. By then they'll be able to make bigger chips and have transistor budgets in the billions.'"

Monday, April 11

Science catches up with Sci-Fi

New Scientist Breaking News - Non-acoustic sensors detect speech without sound.

Effectively, DARPA has invented a device to detect speech through nerve and muscle activity, rather than sound.

Hitachi's Viral "Get Perpendicular" Video

Addicted to Digital Media: reports about Hitachi's Viral "Get Perpendicular" video -

"Anyone who remembers ABC's School House Rock will appreciate Hitachi's new 'Get Perpendicular' video. Hitachi has a great new HD disk storage that has the promise of increasing HD capacity 10x. This video explains how in terms that even my mother would understand. Kudos to Hitachi for trying something old, and adding a little bit new ;)"

Wednesday, April 6

ABC grabs Dr Who series for screening in May

The Australian: ABC grabs Dr Who series [April 06, 2005]:

"DOCTOR Who fans have cause for celebration after the ABC snapped up the rights to the new series of the hit British sci-fi show.

The broadcaster today announced it would screen the latest series of the popular program from mid May."