Dec 15th 2010 11:44AM The "placebo effect" does not mean something seems to function because you hope it will. It means it actually does function because you believe it will.
Nov 4th 2010 6:06PM Can't seem to get this to work.
Chrome + Readability Bookmarklet + Instapaper Bookmarklet => only 1st page of multipage article.
Here's the link I tried:
Jul 26th 2010 5:17PM Wait... "ameliorate" has only four syllables?
Jun 30th 2010 5:18PM But... my Droid won't even be a year old by then! This is heartbreaking!
May 27th 2010 12:35PM "Fring's blog post does state that you can use the app with single-camera phones -- you're just limited to half-duplex chats with copious phone-flipping involved."
Or just use a mirror, right?
May 20th 2010 3:25PM Seems like it would be perfect for a travel journal if you're skipping from internet cafe to internet cafe.
May 20th 2010 11:30AM "It's a chilling thought which is made a thousand times more calcifying by the fact that it's Google wielding the technology. If it was any other company -- one that doesn't already have access to billions of images all round the world -- we wouldn't bat an eyelid."
Is it chilling regardless of Google, or would we not bat an eyelid if Google weren't involved? You're contradicting yourself.
Seriously, though... Google's proven to be (or at least appear to be) pretty good about privacy concerns. I'd trust them with this technology way before I'd trust, say, Facebook. Or Yahoo.
"We're at the point where you could snap a person's face with Google Goggles and find out their entire life story: their employment, their friends, what they looked like before they dyed their hair."
Well... only if you can already google that information about them from knowing their name.
The privacy issues are definitely worth discussing, but can we do this without the hysteria?
Apr 5th 2010 11:47AM Thanks goodness. I've had all kinds of extra taskbar buttons and empty windows ever since it was enabled.
Mar 29th 2010 4:23PM Android RIL users will want to use PaperDroid alongside RIL to sync articles to their phone.
I was in love with the RIL/PaperDroid combo until I met InstaPaper/Instafetch, which is better in a number of ways. I use it ALL. THE. TIME.
Mar 24th 2010 9:35PM Instapaper client InstaFetch is one of my favorite apps on my android phone. It's pretty great.