Seeing as how it’s iPhone week, Mari and I are required to mention the revolution at least once per day… When visiting the Cingular AT&T earlier today I snapped this pic of an iPhone display. On my Windows Mobile device. ;)

onionstory.jpgA dedicated Apple fanboy I know sent me this link to The Onion with a list of the most anticipated iPhone features. (see below) Sure there’s no keyboard or stylus, but can you beat the Lightsaber sound effects? Click through to read the full Onion post. Trust me, it’s worth it.

iPhone Features:

  • Nanotechnology enables it to reassemble itself when thrown against wall
  • Exclusive link to Google Street View so you can watch yourself using your iPhone at all times
  • Takes Polaroids
  • When moved from hand to ear, makes Lightsaber sound effects



We love our HDTV, except when it comes to explaining it. According to Hitachi Research, 66% of American consumers surveyed say they would not be comfortable trying to explain HD options such as 720p, 1080i and 1080p. But here’s the real kicker, as ZDNet points out, 72% of college-educated adults are “not comfortable”, while only 59% of those without a college education say the same. Guess that degree’s not worth what it once was, huh?

For your own HDTV brush-up course, check out the Wikipedia explanation of different HD formats. Image above is a (slightly-altered) copy of the entry’s illustration.

I woke up this morning wanting something new. I have a bunch of unopened stuff just waiting for review, but I’m not feeling those items. And I know the iPhone will be here in a few days, but $600 is not an impulse buy (and it doesn’t have a keyboard or stylus). I need a new camera, but learning how to use it seems like work. I don’t love my GPS, which makes me think about picking up Telenav service and bluetooth puck for my Blackjack (and next phones) – but that’s more practical than fun. So I wonder if it’s time for Wii…

I recently rambled on that the StreamCast Player was the most elegant flash player I’d ever seen. The guy behind this fluid browser based video player, Micro Pasqualini, hinted to me he had a “top secret” project in the works called WiTV. Yesterday I chatted with Pasqualini, who shed a bit of light on WiTV… I have to say I am very intrigued by the talk of a browser based Joost with Apple TV compatibility.

WiTV consists of:


  • CrossCast System – The platform/technology behind the delivery of the video content.
  • WiTV – The program guide, video player and user interface. Presumably this is the name that WiTV will be known under. It has taken many of the slick properties of the StreamCast Player.
  • Nomad Cast – The workflow for the video producer. Continue Reading…