The people over at Mimoco just sent me three Mimobots to pass on to you readers. Now, these are the 1GB models (there’s 8GB models available now) but if you’re like me and 1) value appearance over storage capacity (well… sometimes) and 2) like free stuff in general then keep on reading.
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As most of you who read Freshpilot ought to have noticed by now I haven’t had the time to write as much as I used to. Part is due to heavier work load at my day job and part is due to me going on a trip abroad. I’ll be spending about 3,5 months in Asia as of now – seeing everything from Tibet to Tokyo (Akihabara!) and Beijing to Mumbai.
Thanks for reading Freshpilot so far, and I really hope you come back sometime near midst of May when I get back.
Well, right now there’s just 9 hours left of 2007 (a.k.a the-year-of-the-iPhone) and I’d just like to take this opportunity to thank you guys for all the comments and tips this year and I really look forward to see what 2008 has in store for us.
Cheers, and a Happy New Year everyone!
AudioJunkies has put together a list of what they think is the world’s top 15 sexiest speakers. While most of them are insanely expensive they still work well as eyecandy.
(Glad to see that they have my favorites in there, KEF Muon. 2 meters tall, ubershiny and just $140,000 per pair…)
AudioJunkies.com: The world’s 15 sexiest speakers
Gizmodo’s Brian Lam has written an article on why he doesn’t recommend buying the
jesusphone iPhone anymore, and it’s really worth reading. And I ask the same question as Red Ferret, what would the public reaction to crippled and bricked iPhones have been if it was Microsoft who stood behind it instead of Apple?
“With this, I’m going to have to move our recommendation from “Wait” to “Don’t hold your breath.” I’m done with this handset until third-party apps come back. Argh, I didn’t want to have to write this, but this is what’s on my mind.”
Gizmodo: iPhone Revisited (Verdict: Don’t buy)
Here’s some of the posts from last week, in case you missed any of them:
The summer is finally here so I’m taking a couple of weeks off, heading down south to do… well, absolutely nothing at all. Hopefully.
So, I hope you’re able to follow my example and enjoy the analog world out there for a while, if not you could always check out some of last week’s posts:
// Tobbe, Freshpilot
Drew Curtis, the man behind Fark.com, has published Fark in book form, calling it It’s Not News, It’s Fark: How Mass Media Tries To Pass Off Crap As News:
“The editorial principle behind Curtis’s Web Site Fark.com is remarkably simple: readers submit news stories with their own wacky headlines, inviting snarky commentary from other readers. Here, he steps back to examine why “Mass Media” keeps churning out the sort of inane stories that are “supposed to look like news” that make the site so wildly popular. The critique is familiar—see Barry Glassner’s The Culture of Fear, among others—but Curtis delivers it with richly sarcastic humor.”
(There was some alarm about Drew Curtis changing the Fark comments copyright to himself a while ago, this might just be why)
Amazon.com: It’s Not News, It’s Fark: How Mass Media Tries to Pass Off Crap As News ($13.60)
News aggregators has been done numerous times before but.. who cares. Let me introduce you to Freshpilot News, a new (and quite useful) subsection of Freshpilot.
Basically it helps you stay up to date with the current web buzz by scanning a large number of popular and useful websites ranging from user-submitted news sites (like Digg, Reddit, Shoutwire, del.icio.us) to respected blogs (like Engadget, Gizmodo, Uncrate), more visually stimulating sites (like Flickr, Youtube) and design resources (Styleboost, Web Creme, Computer love, Logopond).
All this content is then divided into three main sections: News & Buzz, Technology & Gadgets and Design, Style & Inspiration, the latter focusing mainly on web design.