Friday, February 29, 2008

First Windows Surface Game - Firefly

In case you haven't heard of Windows Surface, here's the video.

Microsoft recently showcase their first ever game for Windows Surface called Firefly, which looks pretty boring... The game require player to trap the Firefly by using fingers, and contain them in a jar.. that's all... Not doubt about the innovation, but it a little bit too dull, don't you think so?

But the main purpose is to test out the functionality of Windows Surface, hmmm.. they could have done better..

Thursday, February 28, 2008

Transformer Phone

You have seen Transformer movie, Transformer cartoon, Transformer T-shirt, Transformer toys, Transformer school bag, but have you seen a real life Transformer hand phone?

Toshiba came out with it's new Softbank 815T PB - the robot/cellphone hybrid for those that never get enough of Transformer...
It's made for an upcoming Japanese TV drama called Ketai Sousakan 7 and it really does transform, Transformers-like, into a robot toy complete with tiny bunched fists.
Even the display-face is part of the robot effect, and the phone comes with games with the same theme.
It's in silver and black, has a QVGA screen, 3.2 megapixel camera and is a 3G phone, so it might venture outside Japanese shores.

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

White House Home Theater

This is where the president of America and his people watch their favourite movie - the White House home theater. Red isn't it?

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Wireless Balloon ? - Google may team up with balloon company

Google is considering working with, or buying Space Data Corp, a company that provides wireless services via Balloon, according to the Wall Street Journal.

Space Data Corp targets areas without existing internet access, such as rural areas and highways, providing wireless and internet services to truckers and rural folk. The company currently launches 20 balloons a day, and a single balloon can service an area equivalent to 40 cell phone towers.

The balloons cost $50, however the transceivers attached to them cost $1500, but parachute back to the earth once the balloon is no longer in service.

These high-tech balloon equiped with GPS system and other devices, to allow remote controlling and monitoring.. cool!

I Do Dog Tricks

I found very cute and cool website, where you can command the cute dog to do some basic dog tricks.

He will react to basic command like:

  • sit
  • stand
  • down
  • fetch
  • jump
  • play dead
  • speak
  • roll over

I think there might be more, yet to find out..

Original site:

Monday, February 25, 2008

Cop Suspended After YouTube Shows Him Harass Skateboarder

The Baltimore Sun writes: “A Baltimore police officer was suspended yesterday after a YouTube video surfaced on the Internet showing him berating and manhandling a teenage skateboarder at the Inner Harbor ... the officer ... puts the boy in a headlock, pushes him to the ground, questions his upbringing, threatens to ’smack’ him”. The last words in the video are “You got that camera on?! If I find myself on ... [video ends]”

Should ban him for life!!

Check out the comments in youtube...


Gmail Art Ad (Video)

A video ad for the Russia market... Cool...

Virgin's coconut-powered 747

Richard Branson, a coconut, and a 747

Mr Branson's airline Virgin Atlantic yesterday flew a jumbo jet partly powered by a bio-fuel made from babassu nuts and coconut oil - a first for a commercial aircraft.

Mr Branson said at Heathrow: "This pioneering flight will enable those of us who are serious about reducing our carbon emissions to go on developing fuels which will power our aircraft in [future] through sustainable next-generation oils, such as algae." Simultaneously, Mr Branson warned the Government that multinational companies will quit London if a third runway at Heathrow is not granted because of the gridlock and bottlenecks that will result.

Full report:

Sunday, February 24, 2008

Light Alert - LightAlert.js

I am here to share a little script that I created last time, I have done some update recently and now is the time releasing it to share with others, as well to gain feedback from users' comments.

I did not put in any comments/ remarks in the script, as the script is fairly easy to understand.

If you have any feedback please feel free to drop me a message or comment, it will be appreciated.

The idea of this script is to get rid of the old alert box that sometimes I think is really annoying, and unnecessary.

In some situation, where you just want to let your user to be informed on certain thing, alert is a little bit too "hard" to me. And due to the popularity on light boxes, as well as other awesome libraries like jQuery, Prototype.js, Scriptaculous.js, I decided to have my own script to serve this very basic need.

Here is the different between LightAlert and traditional alert:

I do have some samples on the right side of this blog, take a look on those sample.

Now LightAlert.js is available for download in Google Code.

Remember to drop me some words..

Saturday, February 23, 2008

Hilarious Thai Advertisement

I can't stop laughing after watching this ad..

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Microsoft to Acquire Yahoo For $44.6 Billion

Microsoft has made an official proposal to acquire Yahoo in a deal worth $44.6 billion in cash and stock, at a price of $31 per share, which represents a 62 percent premium for shareholders.

The offer has been turned down by Yahoo! recently.

Last week, Microsoft responded to Yahoo’s rejection of their $44.6 billion acquisition offer by writing that they “reserve the right to pursue all necessary steps to ensure that Yahoo!’s shareholders are provided with the opportunity to realize the value inherent in our proposal.” Today, confirmation that Microsoft will go hostile in their efforts to acquire Yahoo, with DealBook reporting that the software giant will attempt to seize control of Yahoo’s Board of Directors, setting the stage for a vote to approve the deal.

Detail report:

Monday, February 18, 2008

Lydia Shum Passed Away

She has been diagnosed with liver cancer, I am not sure about the condition now.. I'm not sure I heard it correctly, Lydia Shum (沈殿霞) has passed away?


According to the forum above, Entertainer Lydia Shum passed away this morning in Queen Mary Hospital at 61-years-old. For many years Lydia has been suffering diabetes, high blood pressure, liver cancer, etc. Earlier on she received a bile duct operation.

She shall be missed...

Friday, February 15, 2008

Doodle 4 Google

Attention all K-12 students in U.S. Google is inviting all of you to play around with their homepage logo and see what can you come up with. The selected winner receive a $10,000 college scholarship and a technology grant for his or her school, on top of that, the selected doodle will be placed in Google homepage for one whole day! Cool!

Wondering who and how the Google doodle are made?

More information, please visit Official Doodle 4 Google website


Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Mr Men and Little Miss

Have you ever seen Mr Tickle walking around in the shopping mall? Have you ever bump into Mr Bump in the cinema? Have you meet your Mr Perfect? Well I have seen enough, there are everywhere!!

Ever wonder how many are there? Here is the full list (I assumed) from wikipedia, they even have their own books, I saw them in Borders

Mr Men
Mr. Bounce, Mr. Bump, Mr. Busy, Mr. Brave, Mr. Chatterbox, Mr. Clever, Mr. Clumsy, Mr. Daydream, Mr. Dizzy, Mr. Forgetful, Mr. Funny, Mr. Fussy, Mr. Greedy, Mr. Grumpy, Mr. Happy, Mr. Impossible, Mr. Jelly, Mr. Nervous, Mr. Lazy, Mr. Mean, Mr. Messy, Mr. Mischief, Mr. Miserable, Mr. Happy, Mr. Nonsense, Mr. Muddle, Mr. Noisy, Mr. Nosey, Mr. Quiet, Mr. Right, Mr. Wrong, Mr. Rook, Mr. Rush, Mr. Silly, Mr. Skinny, Mr. Slow, Mr. Small, Mr. Sneeze, Mr. Snow, Mr. Strong, Mr. Tall, Mr. Tickle, Mr. Topsy-Turvy, Mr. Uppity, Mr. Worry, Mr. Wrong, Mr. Crosspatch, Mr. No, Mr. Cool, Mr. Good, Mr. Rude, Mr. Cheeky, Mr. Christmas, Mr. Birthday, Mr. Brave, Mr. Cheerful, Mr. Perfect, Mr. Grumble, Mr. Stubborn, Mr. Nobody,

Little Miss
Little Miss Awesome, Little Miss Bad, Little Miss Bossy, Little Miss Brainy, Little Miss Busy, Little Miss Chatterbox, Little Miss Calamity, Little Miss Contrary, Little Miss Curious, Little Miss Dotty , Little Miss Ditzy, Little Miss Fickle, Little Miss Fun, Little Miss Giggles, Little Miss Greedy, Little Miss Plump, Little Miss Helpful, Little Miss Late, Little Miss Lucky, Little Miss Magic, Little Miss Naughty, Little Miss Neat, Little Miss Plump, Little Miss Quick, Little Miss Scary, Little Miss Scatterbrain, Little Miss Shy, Little Miss Somersault, Little Miss Splendid, Little Miss Star, Little Miss Stubborn, Little Miss Sunshine, Little Miss Tidy, Little Miss Tiny, Little Miss Trouble, Little Miss Twins, Little Miss Whoops, Little Miss Wise, Little Miss All-goes-Well, Little Miss Carefree, Little Miss Brilliant, Little Miss Inspired, Little Miss Busy-Body, Little Miss Nuisance, Little Miss Careful, Little Miss Laugh, Little Miss Loud, Little Miss Prim, Little Miss Snob, Little Miss Selfish, Little Miss Haughty Taughty, Little Miss Vain, Little Miss Pretty, Little Miss Flirt, Little Miss Yes, Little Miss Bad, Little Miss Scary, Little Miss Whoops, Little Miss Jealous, Little Miss Christmas, Little Miss Birthday, Little Miss Nobody, Little Miss Stella,