It seems like every other week there is some new cloud storage vendor coming online giving away a few free gb’s of storage. I’m a big fan of dropbox and I managed to get over 20gb of storage from them using the referrals link. I use Dropbox every day and love it.
However, I do have a need for storage for stuff I don’t need to access every day. Instead of backing up DVD’s etc of my photos and old files, I have been meaning to find an online alternative. I just found it. A new service called copy.com who give you 15gb free – and then with a few referrals I managed to get that to 30gb. However, I found a fantastic gig on fiverr of a guy who gives you an additional 200GB, yes 200GB, for just five bucks.
Check out the the gig here – I had it in under 24 hours – and now I have 230 gb to back up a large portion of my hard drive to the cloud, and not have to worry about it, or have it cost me anything!
If you’re not familiar with TED – you’re in for a treat. TED, which stands for “Technology, Entertainment, Design” was founded in 1990 it was a small secret gathering of very smart people with the plan to share and spread great ideas. It now has conferences all over the world and has hundreds of videos on the web. Here are a collection of my favourites…
Sir Ken Robinson: Do schools kill creativity?
Reggie Watts disorients you in the most entertaining way
This is Google’s version of Siri and I’m pretty impressed with all the cool stuff it can do! I have not really used it up until now, but I just realised that if I put a shortcut on my homescreen for the app “Voice Search” which is in the app drawer, I can with just one touch, search for anything and get answer to questions. It’s really handy. My favourite is by saying “Note to self” it will add whatever i say next to my Google Tasks which I use all the time. Brilliant.
Ok so I think most people have seen the Google Car which has done serious milage around California without incident, adn several car companies have been granted licecnes in Arizona for UAT’s to drive on the roads. The Google car looks pretty dam ugly for starters with that giant laser/radar on the top. However, along come Audi and although I’m sure a full self driving car is in the making, here is a totally normal looking car that will park itself. How handy is that!!
No more worries about busy days at the shopping centre spending 20 minutes to find a spot, Pull up at the main door, jump out and your car will find a parking space, and then drive back to pick you up when you are done! Now don’t you think that is just pretty dam awesome??? I do..
I was sceptical at first but after watching this video- this looks pretty dam impressive. I’m a massive Android fan and I have hugely enjoyed watching its development over the last years and subsequent combination of the iOS market. But now along comes the new kid with a heavyweight background – and I cannot wait to see what happens. The UI looks fantastic, and using the whole screen for gestures and app switching looks brilliant – I really hope this makes it mainstream as Linus has never made so much as a scratch on the horizon of the consumer OS market. Maybe this will finally help change things!
Here is a quick walk-through of the OS on a Galaxy Nexus, and below is the full 20 minute Keynote
This is one of the best TED Videos I have seen in ages
It’s very topical right now with the Apple – Samsung case. I could write for ages on this but basically I totally agree with everything this guy says – and I find myself hating apple more and more every day.