Thursday: December 13, 2012
- Nirvana reunion song to be part of soundtrack to Dave Grohl's directorial debut film.
The song you heard last night at the 12/12/12 concert (if you stayed up late enough) was titled 'Cut Me Some Slack'. This song is the result of the Nirvana reunion / Paul McCartney mashup and it will serve as part of the soundtrack to Sound City. Sound City ity is a film that Dave Grohl directed. It's a documentary chronicling the history of the Sound City recording studio over in Van Nuys, California. It has a notable history with some of the most legendary artists in music history laying down tracks there.
Monday: November 14, 2011
- Engadget's thorough review of the brand new Kindle Fire tablet from Amazon.
Engadget covers everything here from the packaging to the performance of Amazon's first real entry into the tablet field. Engadget hails the device as quite an achievement at it's current price point ($200) but they do knock the device some by saying that it can't compete with 'normal' tablets that are currently on the market in some key factors.
Monday: April 26, 2010
- Adobe to work on speeding up Flash video thanks to new Apple APIs.
In the recent Mac OS X 10.6.3 update, Apple added a Video Decode Acceleration Framework for accessing H.264 decoding hardware present in the NVIDIA GeForce 9400M, 320M, and GT 330M GPUs. It turns out that this is precisely one of the APIs Adobe was hoping for.
Thursday: November 19, 2009
- Microsoft spills some details to developers regarding Internet Explorer 9.
We’re looking at the performance characteristics of all the browser sub-systems as real-world sites use them. Our goal is to deliver better performance across the board for real-world sites, not just benchmarks.
Tuesday: October 27, 2009
- A list of eight programs that can make your computer run faster.
A comprehensive post that covers some software you should be using for regular computer maintenance. There is also a list of alternatives to popular software to keep your RAM usage low.
Friday: September 11, 2009
- Twenty odd musical instruments that you can actually play online.
A neat gallery of playable instruments (must have Adobe Flash to actually play instruments) by inventor Harry Partch. According to Wikipedia, Partch invented and constructed instruments that could underscore the intoning voice.
Friday: August 21, 2009
- New study finds that smaller online ads perform better than giant skyscraper ads.
Don't you just love those ridiculous animated mortgage ads? The folks over at Miramax seem to as well.
Tuesday: June 23, 2009
- Ten ways to instantly increase your jQuery performance.
Wow, didn't know about the performance boost of using IDs instead of classes.