Archive | November, 2007

…Google can see you?

Google Maps Mobile

Google now knows where you are!

With the release of Google Maps 2.0 (Mobile), Google announced a new feature called My Location. It’s still in Beta (as are most Google products) but the idea is that your phone can now locate you on the map without the use of GPS.

How does it do this?

    The My Location feature takes information broadcast from mobile towers near you to approximate your current location on the map – it’s not GPS, but it comes pretty close (approximately 1000m close, on average).

It’s not exactly going to replace your Garmin, but it’s designed to help with finding local restaurants and gas stations and the like, so I think it’s definitely a cool technology with a lot of possibility.

[Google Maps Mobile]

[Via: Google Press Center]

…Photoshop Heros can show off too?

Photoshop Hero Comic

If Guitar Hero’s five buttons and a strum bar overwhelm your beat-less brain, but you can Photoshop like a master, then show off your skills with the Photoshop Hero shirt from Penny Arcade.

Photoshop Hero Shirt


    The back does exclaim that one has “Filter Power,” but this is only one of several earned abilities. In actual play, one might also choose to create a “New Layer,” in addition to several font-related “boosts.”

[Penny Arcade – Photoshop Hero Shirt]

[Comic Via: Penny Arcade]

…Some mixed drinks are manly?

White RussianThe words manly and mixed drink are not often used together.

However, if you’re not going to drink it straight, then there’s still hope, as Double Viking has put together a list of the six manliest girly drinks for your sipping pleasure.

Remember: If it’s manly enough for The Dude, then it’s manly enough for you.

[Double Viking – Manliest Girly Drinks]

…Holget Pooten is a photo master?

Holger Pooten

Holger Pooten’s photography is simply stunning.

It’s difficult to describe, so just click the link and see for yourself.

[(NSFW) Holger Pooten Photography]

[Via: Gizmodo]

…Bicycles can go boom?

Boom Bike

Though it probably makes peddling a bit harder, these mobile sound systems put the party on wheels.

A new trend in Queens, bike stereos give those that are too young or can’t afford an auto a chance to rock out on the go, with car batteries powering thousands of watts of amps, subs, and speakers.

It might not look pretty, but it gets the job done.

[New York Times – Bicycles That Carry Powerful Beats, And Even A Rider Or Two]