American Offers In-Flight Internet – American Airlines passengers will now have Wi-Fi access on some flights. The airline said Wednesday that it has finally launched its in-flight Internet access service via Wi-Fi on 15 of its 767-200 airplanes. The service, called Gogo, will be offered on nonstop flights between New York and San Francisco, New York and Los Angeles, and New York and Miami. The cost is $12.95 per flight. Passengers will be able to sign up when they boot up their browsers.
Apple hit with class-action lawsuit over iPhone 3G flakiness – A lawsuit has been filed against Apple over what the plaintiff is referring to as the "Defective iPhone 3G," which she hopes will become a class-action complaint. Alabama resident Jessica Alena Smith filed the complaint yesterday against the iPhone maker, alleging that the new iPhone's 3G performance and reliability has been subpar, despite the claims made by Apple's aggressive marketing campaign. Considering that a true fix has yet to be issued for users' 3G problems, this could just be the tip of the iPhone lawsuit iceberg.
TweetDeck – TweetDeck is an Adobe Air desktop application that is currently in public beta. It aims to evolve the existing functionality of Twitter by taking an abundance of information i.e twitter feeds, and breaking it down into more manageable bite sized pieces.
The 2008 Olympics Built out of Lego – Models of the Olympics in China made out of Lego! More than 300,000 Lego bricks and 4,500 Lego people were used to create the display, by the Hong Kong Lego User Group.
The first session at Gnomedex 8 this past weekend was about how to take great photos. The session was lead by Kris Krug. Gnomedex pal and self described non-photographer, Sarah Prevette asked if she could try out her newly learned skills with my camera. She took these pictures of me which are pretty good in light of the fact that I didn’t show her how to change any of the settings on my camera and the lighting at our conference table was not optimal.
By the way, Sarah founded Upinion.com and is the Founder and Managing Director of RedWire. RedWire, which helps you with strategic professional networking, is launching soon. If you are an entrepreneur go sign up now to be notified when it gets launched.
Sites that I found interesting for August 18th 2008 through August 19th 2008:
My Experience at the Innoventions Dream Home at Disneyland – The Innoventions Dream Home sits inside Disneyland's Tomorrowland and uses Windows Media Center in Windows Vista – along with hardware from HP and others – to combine technology available today with technology we might see in our future.
Sites that I found interesting for August 16th 2008 through August 18th 2008:
Toshiba Debuts ‘Near-HD’ DVD – First DVD player with eXtended Detail Enhancement (XDE) technology as delivering "near-HD" picture quality from standard-definition DVDs. This is Toshiba's new up-scaling technology that is supposed to be a better picture. It's like a DVD player that goes to 11.
Major Bug Kills VMware Powered Virtual Servers – VMware customers who upgraded their virtual servers with the new Infrastructure 3.5 Update 2. As of this morning (12AUG08), many could not power on VMotion or any of their Virtual Machines. The VI Client threw the error “A general system error occurred: Internal Error”.
Marumi LED8 Macro Ring Light – The new LED8 Macro Ring Light from Marumi has been specifically designed for macro photography. It’s ideal for use with compact cameras, with eight LEDs that position in front of the lens using a flexible cord, providing shadow-free illumination.
National Press Club holding a class on twittering the conventions – Description: A one-hour class for those who are interested in twittering from the conventions or for any other purpose. We will briefly discuss what Twitter is and how it can and should be used by journalists, then move into a hands-on period where participants can set up their own account, connect their account with their cell phone and Facebook page, and (if they have administrative access) add a twitter badge to their website or blog.
Sites that I found interesting for August 11th 2008 through August 13th 2008:
Kingston high capacity 32GB card – Kingston announced it is shipping a 32GB Elite Pro SDHC Flash memory card for use with today's digital video camcorders and other high-resolution imaging devices. The new 32GB card is the largest capacity in Kingston's Elite Pro line of SDHC cards, which currently includes 4-, 8- and 16GB capacities.