ZOTAC IONITX-A-U Atom N330 1.6GHz Dual-Core Mini ITX Intel Motherboard

Linux, nvidia, Technology, Windows
I was looking for a fast small (read: mini-ITX) mobo that had enough power to drive 1080P monitor/panel and I came across Zotac IonITX-A-U board. According to manufacturer's website:The mini-ITX form factor ZOTAC® ION combines a high-performance NVIDIA® ION graphics processor with a power-efficient Intel® Atom processor for the ultimate eco-friendly platform that has no troubles handling regular web browsing, e-mail, & productivity and HD video playback tasks.NVIDIA® PureVideo HD technology harnesses the power of the ION's 16 high-speed stream processors for high-definition Blu-ray playback capabilities. PureVideo HD technology decodes HD video formats and enhances standard-definition videos with the ION GPU for flawless HD and superior SD video playback.Sounds and looks very nice and capable. I guess I'd have to pick one up and give it a whirl. Here are…
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Moblin OS rocks…..

intel, Linux, Opensource, Technology
Heard of Moblin yet....Intel's foray into designing a Linux distro. Moblin is an open source project focused on building a Linux-based platform optimized for the next generation of mobile devices including Netbooks, Mobile Internet Devices, and In-vehicle infotainment systems. I came across the promo video below and I have to say I'm impressed. I'm downloading the beta image file right now to give it a try on my brand new Aspire One D150. More to come soon.....
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Another mind blowing art installation……

Arduino, Art, Physical Computing, processing, Technology, wiimote
So what happens when an artist combines a 3D gaming engine, the power of blender and processing and a dash of human powered mechanical abomination? :-) Bince McKelvie describes his project:Lb to Sf via bike is an interactive installation/game that documents a bike trip my friend and I took from long beach to san francisco. The user rides a stationary bike through a the 3d world by pedaling forward and steering with the bike handle bars. The world consists of three mini games and a huge chunk of the california coast. I am going to be releasing a version that is playable on a computer without the hardware soon. It is made with the blender game engine, a bit of processing, a wii controller and the makingthings board.lb to sf…
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Augmented Reality Magic…..or simply MAGIC!!!

"Augmented Reality", Computer Vision, Technology, Video
Came across this video today and my first thought was.....magic??....Hmmm.....gotta be a video editing trickbut once I watched it for the fourth time it slowly started to click. This is by far the most innovative use of AR I've seen.....It's fascinating.....It's Magic :-). Watch Marco Tempest do his thing in this video....be warned though...you might have to watch it a couple of times.....it's addictive. Lots of behind the scenes pictures here.BTW. Marco writes:    this is 100% real-time stuff - No post-processing. Programmed In C++ with OpenFrameworks, OpenCV, ARToolkitPlus, MacCam and other Open Source goodies…
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Gantter.com: For all your project management needs……

Technology
Hot on the heels of cometdocs and it's free document conversion webservice comes Gantter. If you've ever used Microsoft Project, you'll feel right at home here. You can think of it as a web-based Microsoft Project. It helps you to:Plan and estimate your project (duration, work, cost) by splitting the project into a number of tasksReview you plan using Gantt chartManage project resources (work or material) and assign them to tasksManage project calendars (set working times, add holidays etc)Manage resource calendars (working times, vacations etc)Control your project's progress by setting % complete values to each taskReview critical tasksJust like in MS Project you start by adding tasks, setting dependencies between them (Finish-to-Start, Start-to-Start, Finish-to-Finish, Start-to-Start), indenting them to create summary tasks. Then you add resources, modify their calendars if necessary,…
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Cometdocs: Free Online File Converter……

conversion, Technology
Well just came back from NAB'09 in Vegas. NAB was a bit thinly attended this year (I hear ~85,0000 people, as opposed to close to 200,000 in previous years). Had lots of time to browse the entire show floor. Lots of neat little booths and an entire section for experimental media in North Hall which was kinda cool. Anyways, in catching up with the feeds, today I came across cometdocs . It's a free document conversion web service. Its unique features include on the fly OCR conversion capabilities, over 50 different conversion options and proprietary XPS and PDF conversion abilities that retains formatting, images and text in the selected output format.A List of Online Conversion Types:Convert from PDF:(some conversion support OCR conversion for scanned PDF)PDF to Open Office Writer formatPDF to…
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JetBytes: On-the-fly file transfer……

Reference, Technology
Neat idea.....You all know about sites where you can upload a large file, for your friends to download. It's simple, but what if you don't want to store the file somewhere. It suddenly gets a bit harder, right. Now you need to bring up that FTP/SSH server, create userid's, open firewall, forward ports, etc. You get the idea.Well, that's were Jetbytes fits in. It's a simple on-the-fly file transfer web service. You go to their website, choose the file you want to pass on to your friend. The site prints out a temporary/random URL, you send your friend the URL and as long as you stay on the page, they can download the file by simply clicking on the URL.JetBytes does nothing more than route the file through their web…
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