Monday: March 8, 2010
- Researchers over at MIT have discovered a brand new way to make electricity.
The discovery may one day lead to a myriad of new devices such as sensors the size of dust that can be dispersed in air to monitor the environment or the tech might lead to implantable devices that produce their own power.
- Steam distribution service for gaming officially coming to the Mac platform.
After some very well placed teasers last week, Valve has predictably pulled the curtain bac k on Steam for Mac gamers. Aside from the distribution platform, there will also be Mac-native versions of several their popular games coming in the very near future (next month) as well.
- JetBlue offering up ten dollar seats in celebration of ten years of flight service.
Have a need to travel in the immediate future or more importantly, the very immediate near future? Then this deal might have your name all over it. You can grab a ten buck seat to a choice of ten destinations but you'll have to book it for Tuesday or Wednesday (and while seats are still available). Happy jetting.
- Announcement from Cisco on Tuesday promises to 'forever change the Internet'.
Cisco has clearly stated is designed to bring the company's highly acclaimed enterprise Telepresence video system into consumer living rooms, there may be enough of the sewing done to talk now about exactly how Cisco will deliver new end-to-end Web 2.0 capabilities...
- New trailer for Iron Man 2 now available online for your viewing pleasure.
Well then, this trailer certainly reveals more about the plot than the previous one did. For awhile I thought it was just going to be Tony Stark versus Randy the Ram - guess that's not the case anymore.
- Looking for some new music? Give the SXSW torrents a whirl.
More importantly, are you looking for some free and legal music to download? If the answer is yes than go ahead and enjoy over five gigabytes worth of audio content courtesy of the South by Southwest festival.
- Eight basics of regular expressions that can make you an expert.
Scared of the whole regular expression (as it relates to programming, not dialect) concept? This post provides eight quick tips that should help you get a better grasp on the basics to wrap your head around it. Print this out and keep it pinned to your wall (if necessary).
- A review of Final Fantasy XIII via the folks over at Wired.
Long story short: some of the elements you've come to know and love in Final Fantasy are simply gone in favor of a much, much more linear story. That aside, I'll still be buying it when it comes out tomorrow. Chocobos!
- Ars Technica explains why blocking ads is devastating to the websites you love to visit.
Imagine running a restaurant where 40% of the people who came and ate didn't pay. In a way, that's what ad blocking is doing to us. Just like a restaurant, we have to pay to staff, we have to pay for resources, and we have to pay when people consume those resources.
- Think you could still pass your driving test? Find out with this online quiz.
See well you fare when it comes to right of ways and school zone speed limits. A good refresh course for those of you who may have forgotten some of this information over time. Present company included.