Bluetooth-enabled device monitors your sleep patterns, wakes you at the optimal REM stage. This is genius—I can always tell when I wake up at the "right" point in my sleep cycles. An alarm clock that ritualizes this for me may be worth 10X its weight in gold
Blogger shutting off FTP access for remote posting. This is fascinating to me–not long ago, FTP was really the only way to publish a blog to a personal domain. Fast forward a few years and 0.5% of Blogger's users are FTPing anything. Interesting shift in both Blogger's usage trends, and probably of the migration of domain-level bloggers switching to local install apps (MT, WordPress) and then to remote services with auto-redirects (Tumblr, Typepad, and Blogger itself)
Jake Dobkin knows from chutzpah
This provides great perspective on the iPad. The startup making the JooJoo is creating an off-the-shelf Windows machine with a touchscreen for $499. That same price will now get Apple's polish and a unique user experience on a similar product. I know which one I'd buy
I’m having a lot of fun helping Nate learn to speak and watching him communicate. One of his more perplexing pronunciations is “lion,” which he learned perfectly, then switched to “liney.” So I figured we’d work on it.
“Nate, who’s that?” I said, pointing to his gold teddy-bear lion.
“Yes, but it’s not liney, that’s lion.”
“Nate, can you say lie?”
“Good! And how about yin?”
“Good good! Now say them together. Lie-yin.”