May 18, 2013
A Weblog by Bradley Cain
Technology & Pop Culture is your geeky guide to gadgets, new media and all things digital. We scrape The Tubes daily and funnel it into something decidedly delicious. Just for you.
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Google-owned YouTube.com has launched widescreen video playback on its video sharing website today.
Could HD be next? This has all but paved the way…
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Oh and there’s that whole Chinese Democracy thing too.
[IMG via KaCey97007's Flickr]
If you’re cool like me and use Gmail or Google Apps for your domain you can sexy up your e-mail interface with themes and colors beginning today!
I couldn’t see this option in any of my accounts just yet so be patient — Google rolls these things out in waves.
More pics of the theme options at the link.
I’m partial to the Ninja!
[IMG via lifehacker.com]
Super-director J.J. Abrams and his latest trailer for Star Trek have officially hit the Internets in 1080p awesomeness.
Go watch it!
Hottie Chris Pine as Captain Kirk in tighty whities (thx J.J., I’m sold) included! (Oh and and there’s some girl.)
In case you missed Barack and Michelle Obama‘s interview from 60 Minutes this past Sunday here is the link to the entire interview, in all its streaming-internet-video-glory.
All the cute Obama moments included.
And such a distinguished and classy interview by Steve Kroft! Props to him and CBS.
Steve Kroft speaks with President-elect Barack Obama and his wife, Michelle, about his historic election victory, his personal transition, and his family; And, Andy Rooney salutes the art of print journalism.
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Google launched Ancient Rome 3D today via it’s Google Earth software.
- Download Google Earth
- Navigate to the Layers panel on the lower left
- Expand the Gallery layer
- Turn on the Ancient Rome 3D layer
And you’re off exploring 6,700 of the city’s historic buildings; detailed interiors and all.
UPDATE: It seems some people are having trouble viewing the layer… be patient, “Rome wasn’t built in a day! The Ancient Rome 3D layer will be available soon.” says Google.
An interesting look at what my generation thought about last Tuesday.
[IMG via futuremajority.com]
Barack Obama‘s blog has a Flickr slide show of photos taken during Election Night 2008 with some great behind the scenes shots.
My favorites are Obama‘s reaction to McCain‘s, admittedly, moving concession speech.
And you might have seen this amazing picture floating around the tubes yesterday.
Completely unofficial and probably staged but moving none-the-less.
A wasp just stung me – on my hand – in my bed – at 5:30 in the morning.
Then it ended up on my shoulder!
Oscar is ok!
My hand, on the other, umm, hand, hurts really, really bad!
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