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$15 million yacht can be controlled by an iPad

Space ship Super sleek Shining light Daring design Boat building Glitzy gadgets Light and bright Ship-shape

(CNN) — With her curved ‘wings,’ long pointed nose, and gleaming underbelly propped high above the waves, this space-age yacht might be better suited to the sky than the sea.

via pocket http://www.cnn.com/2013/07/01/tech/is-this-space-age-ipad-superyacht/?hpt=hp_c4

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How to unlock your iPhone from AT&T using cellunlocker.net

!! DISCOUNT ALERT !! – Follow the promotion instructions on their website. Upload a video of your unlock process to youtube and receive full or discounted credit back.

Simple Instructions:

  1. Go to http://www.cellunlocker.net and initiate the unlock.
  2. Wait to receive an email stating that your phone has been “UNLOCKED”.
  3. Insert a non-accepted sim card into the phone. (T-Mobile in my case)
  4. Connect phone to iTunes.
  5. Wait until iTunes detects phone
  6. Now disconnect phone and reconnect after 10 seconds.
  7. Phone is Unlocked. Enjoy!

Thanks cellunlocker.net!

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Will “Mac” be removed from the Apple nomenclature?

Picture courtesy of Steven M Scotten: http://splicer.com/2011/10/05/steven-paul-jobs-1955-2011

Interesting article. My opinion, while they may focus on other technologies, I highly doubt “Mac” will ever be completely removed from the Apple nomenclature.

read the article here….

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OSX Mountain Lion Announced


Today Apple announced their next iteration of Mac OS, OSX Mountain Lion. I will be downloading the preview soon, but initially it looks like they have incorporated some of the popular features from the iPad OS. Can’t wait to try it out.

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Siri – “Start my car” [Video]

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Siri – Controls my car – Video Proof

Siri starts/stops my car:

Siri locks/unlocks my car:

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Siri – Controls My Car

Siri - Vehicle Start

Siri - Vehicle Start

Yes, it really does control my car! 😉

I created a new ruby plugin that is used by plamoni’s “Siri Proxy”, a proxy server for Apple’s Siri assistant. This proxy server allows for the creation of custom plugins that can intercept recognized speech and perform virtually any function imaginable (programmable, scriptable).

The “Siri Proxy” plugin I wrote handles interaction with a php script that runs on my web server. The php script, which I developed months ago for personal use, allows me to send commands to my car which has a Viper SmartStart module installed.

Current commands accepted are: “Vehicle Arm”, “Vehicle Disarm”, “Vehicle Start”, “Vehicle Stop”, “Vehicle Pop Trunk”, and “Vehicle Panic”.

–UPDATE: Now it also responds to more conversational commands such as “Start my car”, “Lock my car”, “Pop my trunk”, etc…

I may change the command wording a bit later.  This was just a proof of concept. We’ll see.

Technical Details:

  • Siri Proxy & DNSMasq box – Ubuntu 11.04 Server VM
    Ruby 1.9.3
  • LAMP server – Ubuntu 10.04 LTS Server
Code:

More info upon request, demo video coming soon!

–UPDATE: Video Proof Can Be Found Here

–UPDATE 2: Video Proof With My Car

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Word Lens – Taste of the Future

Can your Droid do this?

Couldn’t Resist.. Sorry 😉

Quest Visual released their new iPhone app this morning, Word Lens.

I saw a post on Google Reader this morning and decided to download. After buzzing around, watching it perform the word reverse demo, I purchased the in-app English-Spanish translation packs. That is when the fun began.

I was completely blown away by how quick and precise it could replace words on signs. The words looked like they should be there in real life. It is definitely an extraordinary accomplishment.

I cannot wait for more language packs to be released.

Can you imagine a heads-up display, built in to your sunglasses, automatically translating and augmenting your reality as you travel to a foreign country? A truly mind blowing concept.

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Pre-Order Apple Mac OS X Version 10.5 Leopard

Amazon.com is now taking Pre-Orders for Leopard. Go ahead and reserve your copy today!
Apple Mac OS X Version 10.5 Leopard

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My new mac has arrived, Yippeeee!

My new mac yesterday, but I didn’t have a chance to blog about it. I was so busy loading software, and packing for trip to the mountains. I’m ready to hit the slopes. We will be up there for 7 days. I will try to bring back some great pictures. I doubt they will be near as good as if I had been able to go on the Scuba trip to Nassau, but hopefully I can get a couple good shots. Speakin of good shots, check out my new rig below.. hehe..

Powermac G5 (room a little messy though, haven’t done any wire management since I moved everything)

mac

Oh yeah I’m in the process of getting my grades slowly on Auburn OASIS, keyword being slowly because profs take forever to grade exams and get them entered into the computer. I’ve currently got A’s and B’s and I’m waiting on one more teacher to post. Yeahhhh!!!

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