Friday, October 23, 2009

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

New Google Audio Launching Soon?

Well, TechCrunch says so ... and it could be an interesting alternative to Last.FM ...

New Google Music Service Launch Imminent
Google will soon launch a music service, we’ve heard from multiple sources, and the company has spent the last several weeks securing content for the launch of the service from the major music labels. One source has referred to the new service as Google Audio.

Google To Partner With iLike And LaLa For New Music Service
Google will partner with iLike and LaLa for their new music service, we’ve learned. And the announcement date is Wednesday, October 28, 2009.

Friday, October 9, 2009

Magic Wand Remote

Who wouldn't want one?

Magic Wand: Accelerometer + Remote Control - O'Reilly Radar
The wand has a total of thirteen gestures that can be programmed to output IR signals. The gestures can be re-programmed at any time when you have the original remote. Their website doesn't list all of them, but the names are quite suggestive of the motion. They include Rotate (for volume), Flicks (for advancing tracks or channels), and Taps (I would think for Playing and Stopping).