FriendFeed as a social media strategy tool – For folks who aren’t familiar with FriendFeed, it’s a service that makes it easy for friends to share content with each other by aggregating their activities on up to 58 different social media sites. This content is updated automatically without any additional effort from the user. via @FreeRangeMom on Twitter.
Sites that I found interesting for July 16th 2009 through July 24th 2009:
Guide: How to Enable Concurrent Sessions in Windows 7 RTM – Missing Remote shows us how to enable concurrent sessions in Windows 7 Ultimate. Concurrent Sessions allows you to Remote Desktop into a system that someone else is on, under a different user account, and access the system without kicking the user off.
Congrats to the Windows 7 team on releasing the OS to manufacturing! We’re one step closer to getting the complete non-beta code.
The time table is:
* OEMs: July 24th
* ISVs/IHVs/MSDN and Technet Subscribers: August 6th
* Volume License with Software Assurance: August 7th
* Microsoft Partner Program Gold/Certified Members: August 16th. Remaining languages will be available by October 1st.
* Microsoft Action Pack Subscribers: August 23rd. Remaining languages will be available by October 1st.
* Everyone else: October 22nd
Sites that I found interesting for July 7th 2009 through July 8th 2009:
A Twitter Augmented Reality App for iPhone – There's a fascinating new Twitter app in development called TwittARound, an augmented reality Twitter viewer for the iPhone 3GS. With the app, you can see live tweets around your location and you can even see how far away they are. To accomplish this, TwittARound uses a combination of the iPhone's compass and its accelerator-enabled GPS to determine the location of tweets and then layers those on top of a live video feed. Cooool!
Interplanetary internet gets permanent home in space – While the Earth-bound internet uses a protocol called TCP/IP to allow distant machines to communicate over cables, the ISS payload uses delay-tolerant networking (DTN), which is being developed to cope with the patchy coverage in space that arises when spacecraft pass behind planets or suffer power outages.
Scientists Develop Echolocation In Humans To Aid The Blind – A team of researchers from the University of Alcalá de Henares (UAH) has shown scientifically that human beings can develop echolocation, the system of acoustic signals used by dolphins and bats to explore their surroundings. Producing certain kinds of tongue clicks helps people to identify objects around them without needing to see them, something which would be especially useful for the blind.
Historic Bible pages put online – About 800 pages of the earliest surviving Christian Bible have been recovered and put on the internet. Better brush up on your Greek.
How to tell an Xbox 360 is a Jasper – Since the Jasper model looks identical to the older 360 you have to know what to look for to tell you have/are buying one. There are a few ways to identify it, but the most dependable is to look at the power requirements, which are printed on the serial number sticker on the back. While the older models required 14.2 amps, the Jasper only draws 12.1 amps. Via @bjdraw on Twitter.
Benchmarking Firefox 3.5 – Firefox 3.5 is fast, all right, but not fast enough to beat Google's Chrome and Apple's Safari.
BackTweets – track your urls on twitter – This is a brilliant way to see who is linking to your site from Twitter. This is now part of my Information Monitor because it outputs in RSS. Via @steverubel on Twitter.