Saturday, November 7, 2009

FSJ Weekend Update 1.0

We read the blogs, so you don’t have to. From the FSJ News Center: Firefox celebrates a milestone on Monday. EMI to offer on-the-spot concert recordings.  The top iPhone apps of the week.   Voilà, the Apple Store opens today in the City of Light. Amusez-vous bien, les Parisiens!

Sunday, November 1, 2009

FSJ Weekend Update 2.0

We read the blogs, so you don’t have to.  From the FSJ News Center:  YouTube was 404, caused kerfuffle.  Mozilla releases the first beta of Firefox 3.6.  Yahoo!’s Chief Yodeler signs off.  What’s next for 2009’s big gadgets?  Google says they are not making Android hardware.  Seinfeld back with a Mac…not that there’s anything wrong with that.  Classic Yahoo! page gets retired on the 11th.

YouTube was down, now isn’t.  Claimed “maintenance.”  Arrington is skeptical.  (TechCrunch)

Remember how Jerry Seinfeld had a old Mac in his apartment, and you never saw it on?  He’s back on the Mac, and this time it looks like he’s using it.  Bet he didn’t get $10 million for it.

Chief Yodeler Nicki Dugan leaves Yahoo!  A tribute from Kara.  (All Things Digital/Boomtown)

You may not know you can still access the old Yahoo! page. There’s now a banner on top of that page indicating it gets retired on November 11.  (Yahoo!)

Mozilla releases the latest beta version of Firefox.  (CNET News)

What’s next for the biggest gadgets of this year?  (CrunchGear)

Google says they are not in the phone-making business.  (CNET News)

Apple’s 27″ big screen iMac.  A whole lot to love there.  (Apple Insider)

Wanna see the new Facebook offices?  Sure you do.  Envy-city.  (ShelterPop)

Look what an Apple store gave away last night for Halloween.  None of them on eBay yet.  Nuts.  (iPhone Savior)

Here’s a wrap of Halloween logos from around the Web. (Search Engine Land)

Saturday, October 31, 2009

FSJ Weekend Update: Halloween Edition

We read the blogs, so you don’t have to.  From the FSJ News Center: It’s Halloween, and there’s an app for that. We’ve got iPumpkins and Mac-O-Lanterns.  Spooky tunes for the iPod.  Video pumpkins to track tonight’s ghouls n’ goblins. High-tech tools designed to keep the kids safe. A spider-bot pumpkin to dispense candy.  Your own El Jobso pumpkin.

Warren Zevon’s classic “Werewolves of London” goes into heavy rotation once a year, and you’ll find it on this Halloween playlist for your iPod. This link opens iTunes. (iTunes)

Here’s a template to carve your pumpkin in the likeness of Dear Leader.  (Joy Of Tech)

iJustine’s dressed up as..what?  Little Bo Peep?  (Tasty Blog Snack)

Blogger Amanda doesn’t know what she wants to dress as.  (Sometimes Daily)

Top ten most haunted cities in the United States. (Link c/o Guy Kawasaki’s Twitter feed.) (Toptenz

Gadgets to detect ghosts.  (Gizmodo)

Yahoo! has a special Halloween page up. (Yahoo! Events)

Click or treat- Google’s Halloween doodle morphs into a variety of shapes. (

Get ready for Trick or Treat with these iPhone apps. (Huffington Post)

High-tech tools to keep the kids safe tonight. ( (CBS2 Chicago)

Techy gizmos for Halloween. (CNN)

How to make a surveillance pumpkin. (Popular Mechanics)

If you’re staying in tonight, YouTube’s got quite a menu for you. (YouTube)

From the archives, we found an iPumpkin (Gizmodo) and Mac-O-Lanterns. (Bad Banana)

If this crawled up to me on a darkened porch, I’d head for the hills. (Gizmodo)

Halloween costumes for tech-obsessed dogs. Honest. (

Searches for “adult Care Bear costumes” are, um, hot. (CNET News)

Ghostbuster “Proton Pack” uses real lasers.  Who ya’ gonna call? (Gizmodo)

You can guess what these frigtards are going out as. Mom must be proud.  (YouTube)

Scary new tech fears to haunt your Halloween.  (Computerworld)

Twitter “Tricks & Tweets” for Halloween.  (TechCrunch)

Maniac pumpkin carvers create custom Jack-O’-Lanterns.  (Wired)

Top Halloween tunes to freak out your eardrums.  (Wired)

Google’s giant Android goes with the pirate look.  Arrrr.  (Venture Beat)

Finally, a live webcam view from Germany of the biggest pumpkin you’ve ever seen.  Ever.  (

Sunday, October 25, 2009

FSJ Weekend Update

We read the blogs, so you don’t have to.  From the FSJ News Center:  The official White House website goes open-source. Sergey Brin does the Battelle show.  Apple passes on the low-end market.  Apparently burgers and Win7 go well together.  Tonight, YouTube becomes, uh, U2ube.
The Obama administration goes open-source with their website code.  (Yahoo! News)

Sergey stops by the Web 2.0 Summit, and dig those socks.  Or shoes?
And no, he didn’t try to buy Twitter. (Business Insider)

Apple says $999.00 is as low as we go…for now.  (CNET)

In-N-Out Burger is a west coast tradition.  You can order from their menu, or the secret menu.  You can also go completely off the reservation with your own Win7 party. (SmugBlog)

In more burger news, let’s go to Japan for some truly hard-core Win7 burger action. ワンダー場合、彼らが投げた?(“Wonder if they threw up?”) (YouTube)

Kindle will have company under the tree this Christmas. (MarketWatch)

Let’s say a fond farewell to Web 1.0 stalwart GeoCities, closing shop Monday. (Computerworld)

Tonight at 8:30pm PT, Bono and U2 take over the Interwebs. (YouTube)