Saturday, December 31, 2011

Yet another year in review for 2011 video

Yahoo! 2011 Year In Review - Video: Inspiring Moments of 2011

Happy 2011

Thank you to all of you who greeted us a Happy New Year last year. 2011 was a happy year indeed. A great one, even.

To remember what mattered on the global stage this 2011, check out Google Zeitgeist. They have a list of the top 10 globally most searched topics of 2011, and from the "Top 10 Lists" tab on the top, you'll also find the top 10s for each country in 6 continents (Africa, Asia, Europe, North America, South America, and Oceania), each list arranged according to a number of categories (e.g. Fastest Rising, Fastest Falling, People, Entertainment, Sports, Music, Consumer Electronics, Food, Drinks, etc.).

And don't forget to check out the video linked on the lower left of the Home tab. Great song selection as well.

We always thought 2010 was a great year, especially for us. While that we still consider true, 2011 is likewise a memorable one. To us, this only goes to show that if we only have true, unwavering faith, each new year only becomes better.

With that, we would like to wish all of you a Happy 2012 filled with much, much more blessings!

- ronjiedotcom+carbonaramara

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Someone Like You

Listen to this wonderful song (with lyrics) by this very talented, blind Italian tenor. Yes, people, he is blind.

Friday, December 23, 2011

It's summer!

In the Souther Hemisphere, that is. Watch this video entitled "Hawaiian Summer" on Vimeo. Not feeling like summer in your part of the world? Watch it still! You will feel the heat in this video. Ermm, no, not that kind of heat. :D

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

One of those things

Judge for yourself. I'd put this on my Christmas wish list. :D Watch the video on

Wednesday, December 14, 2011


I first saw this guy play live as the opening number for the Crunchies 2010 award show, and wow, talk about talent! This is his official music video for the same song:

But before checking the above video out, it's better to see him perform live!

Read more about him at Wikipedia and at his own website. Oh and go look for his America's Got Talent performance of "Sweet Home Alabama" on YouTube!

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

A life in the day of the Earth

Free movie by Ridley Scott & Tony Scott! Watch it only on YouTube. It takes a little longer to load though, so please be patient. It is a 1 hour 35 minute movie.

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Who needs Photo Booth-like effects?

Just gather a bunch of dogs and cats, douse them in water, watch them shake the water off, and then capture the moment with your high shutter speed camera. The result is this photo album called Shake, by Carli Davidson.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Friday, November 11, 2011

(Philippines) Learn about money and investing

Visit the Pesos And Sense YouTube Channel. Pesos and Sense is apparently a show produced for GMA? It is hosted by someone who works for Citiseconline. I highly recommend Citiseconline. But like money and many things we have today, it is only a tool; you have to know how to use it. Once you know enough how to use it, it can potentially provide you with another income stream. Good luck!

Share your music playlists and listen to free streaming music online

Check it out. The service is called MixPod.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

How big is your phone?

Visit, adjust the screen type (or aspect ratio; usually 4:3 for regular monitors and 16:10 for most wide screen monitors), screen size, and offset, so that your phone displays in the actual size, then select other phones to compare. While you're at it, try to imagine how the other phones would feel in your hand.

Friday, October 21, 2011

Voicing a Led Zeppelin classic

Remember that sound effects officer from Police Academy? Anyways, read the short write-up then watch the must-see video on this blog post entitled "Michael Winslow gets the Led out" from the blog.

Friday, October 7, 2011

October 14 is for Steve

October 14 is the initial global launch of Apple's latest product, the iPhone 4S. I always thought, "4S" must have meant "4 Steve."

Anyway, some big fans of Steve Jobs proposed (even before the big, sad news) that October 14 should become a day for Steve, i.e. Steve Jobs Day. They are encouraging fans of Steve Jobs to wear at least a black mock turtleneck shirt and post their photos on FB or Twitter (e.g. as profile pics) and take part in discussions online as well. I really hope I can find a black mock turtleneck shirt before October 14. But since I don't have billions in the bank like him, I probably will not settle for a St. Croix.

So long, Steve. Rest in peace.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

How many days old are you?

I'm 12,526 days old as of today. Wanna calculate your day age? Try this Date Difference Calculator at

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Krump 360

Watch first the Behind the Scenes video on the 360 Project. “The 360 Project is an exploration into the crossroads of photography and motion pictures. It is a study of peak dance movements, captured simultaneously by 48 cameras aligned in a circle.” Then watch their two finished products: Krump 360, and Ballet 360. Thanks to my buddy Saj for the links. Yeah, it's the first time I encountered "Krumping," too. :-D

Monday, October 3, 2011

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Friday, September 30, 2011

The New Volkswagen Beetle

Now scroll. (Thanks to Daring Fireball by John Gruber.)

That Isn't Art

People post ridiculous "art" to Tumblr. These pieces frequently make it into Popular. Garrett Murray reblogs them in That Isn't Art and call them out for being stupid. If you wanna be featured called out by Murray, you can make one of these yourself by following the instructions at

Monday, September 26, 2011

Sub City New York and Paris

This is from, probably the #1 site in the same blogspace as RAW. You heard that right, they're competition. Nah. But they're really cool, I like them a lot. And you will, too, I'm sure. Anyways, the videos about Sub City New York and Paris "are two short films about that moment in New York and Paris when you emerge from the subway and find yourself in a new and sometimes unexpected world." Check these Vimeos out.

Household Chores Can Be a Great Medicine for Heartbreak

Yup. Two things you don't want in your life. The other substitute for something of the same kind. But seriously, read the article on LifeHacker: Household Chores Can Be a Great Medicine for Heartbreak

Friday, September 23, 2011

[Today Only!] Philippines vs Chinese Taipei FIBA Quarterfinals

Philippines vs Chinese Taipei at 6pm (Philippines/Taiwan/China Time) live on AKTV13 (IBC13) & BTV in Manila, and online here:

Turn fitness into a game where everyone wins

It's still in a limited beta, but you can try requesting for an invite code for now. The idea is, in games of today, there are things like leaderboards, and quests, and badges/medals/rewards and so on. Here, there are these same game elements but instead of playing games, you do physical activities that hopefully would get you become more fit. Check it out at

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Ellen DeGeneres' housekeeper

is Pinay! Watch "Mindy" interview winners at the recent Emmy Awards from Ellen's Video Gallery, showing clips from The Ellen DeGeneres Show. You can watch more at Mindy's Movie Minute videos all from The Ellen DeGeneres Show as well.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

[puzzles] The Google Puzzle

I never heard of this one before. Have you? Check it out at Apparently it's Japanese-made and so it's available in English or in Japanese. I also learned about this one through an online ad in Japanese. Check it out, it's free. Works best with the Chrome Browser though.

Submarine Cable Map!

This is cool. You can see a map of submarine cables that connect computers across nations across large bodies of water. Check it out at As my friend Rad said, "this is the Internet."

Sunday, September 18, 2011

[Limited Time] Free Game Download!

This is for real guys. If you haven't heard about Portal (and Portal 2) yet, watch this video trailer/teaser. FYI, Portal was released in 2007. It's that old and yet you probably haven't heard of it because it costs $20 usually - I only heard about it this year as well and I'm only for free games. Basically it's one of the most innovative games in recent years.

Friday, September 16, 2011

Don't tell me this ain't cool...

Watch this video on YouTube and if you want more, go check out the whole collection of videos on their channel. Of course, there are always those "suggested" links to the right. :D

Ever heard of Dynamo?

He's 10 years younger than David Blaine, and he's more into hip-hop. Watch his whoa-inducing magic tricks at his YouTube channel, but better yet, check out his blog (as of today, it's not been updated since Jan 2011 though).

More whoa!

Don't worry. You're not the only one in awe. Watch the "Impossible Magic Trick" video on You might have seen it before already, though.

This is cool! Can you do this?

Watch the video first: If you wanna know how to do it yourself, check out this second video:

When grandma & grandpa are in front of the laptop

This is an old one but I don't recall ever sharing it. Watch and read about Mr. & Mrs. Huffman at the Huffington Post:

Thursday, September 15, 2011

I have never seen...

...a really cool, more futuristic, yet very feasible-in-the-near-future set of cars than this showcased at the Frankfurt Motor Show. Check. It. Out!


That's "Useless But Fun." Check out this experiment called "Google Gravity." It's Google search - that really works! - but with gravity. Try doing a search. Try also moving the window around. I haven't yet tried it in a mobile browser or a computer with accelerometers though!


If this, then that. Curious yet? Check this website out:

The reason behind the changes in Star Wars

The Star Wars' two trilogies have been released on blu-ray (i.e. the medium that's supposedly better than DVD, which replaced the CD, which replaced cassettes, and so on). Star Wars fanatics notice slight changes that anger them. Why did George Lucas make those changes? Watch the "George Lucas Strikes Back" {HD Trailer} on YouTube. :-D

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

The (New) Robot Dance

No, it doesn't have to be robotty. Anyway, you haven't seen what robots are capable of (in terms of dancing) until you have watched Keepon. His/her/its first dance video is here: But his first real music video is to the tune of Spoon's "Don't You Evah". Hear more from one of its inventors on today's episode of the CNET Crave Podcast.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Infographics are cool is a website about Infographics & Visualizations. From there you can create, share, and explore a ton of infographics. One of the easier ones to use and create an infographic out of, off the bat, is the Twitterizer. Here's mine, compared vis-a-vis Conan O'Brien's Twitter stats: And, before I show you this another interesting infographic, let me ask you a question. Are you using Yahoo! or Gmail or something else (what?) for your e-mail? Okay, check this out:

Friday, September 9, 2011

Run Windows apps on Mac or Linux

No Windows license required (unlike Bootcamp, VMWare Fusion, or Parallels)! Not all apps are supported yet so go try the app first - it's called CrossOver. Take note that they have two versions, one for general purpose Windows apps, the other for Windows games (usually the full screen ones); and they have a bundle (both versions) option as well.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Thursday, September 1, 2011

More High Wow-Factor Videos - This one is "A short love story in stop motion" by Carlos Lascano. - Rick Mereki has 3 very interesting, very innovative, very creative videos (titled "MOVE," "LEARN," and "EAT") - "Gulp," the world's largest stop-motion animation shot on a Nokia N8. By Nokia, of course. Talk about how money can buy you things. The making of "Gulp" is shown in this video:

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

"Unthink" vs Facebook and Google+

Apparently there's yet another social networking player, aside from Facebook and Google+, and Twitter if you didn't think it was one (it certainly doesn't earn as much as FB and G+), although Google+ and this new one don't consider themselves social networking services, the former calling itself an "identity service" - duh - and the latter being a "social revolution".

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

9/11 Memorial in 90 seconds

Watch the video on YouTube. If this video suddenly doesn't work (because others in the past have), try googling for "September 11 Memorial Time-Lapse Video 2004-2011."

Monday, August 22, 2011

"He's just resting his eyes."

Watch this short film, "Vovô," on YouTube.

Free Movie!

This is serious! It's streaming online on YouTube. Watch "HOME," a movie showing wonderful photography around our planet today. It's about 1 hour and 30 minutes, though. :-)

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Cart Bikes and other cool stuff

I first saw this "Cart Bike" idea - which is cool but dangerous, by the way, mostly because of the small wheels on the cart part. Then, wait, the host website ( hosts a lot of cool as well! Check it out.

Thursday, July 28, 2011


A lawyer leaves a good job to become a sculptor: who uses LEGO bricks! Watch the slideshow and the video in this link.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Popular Italian Gestures

Are you a non-Italian actor portraying an Italian? Maybe these graphics by some guy named Alfredo Cassano could help. You can order shirts with those same graphics, too. Bellissimo!

Monday, July 4, 2011

Technology is Social

Check this "Google Map Maker" out. Apparently it's Google Maps / Google Earth users from around the world contributing information to update Google Maps and Google Earth - in almost real time! Discover new places around the world, while you're at it. Also, notice the time zones of the currently being updated maps.

Get ready for Lorks

Just as when radio aficionados hated the TV when it came out, the buy-CDs-only music industry hated and still hate online music downloads or streaming, acoustic instrumentalists hated electric guitars and rock, the traditional musicians of old will hate these "Laptop Orchestras" or Lorks as well. Read about them at ArsTechnica.

It's half a year away from Valentine's, sure. Watch these videos now, anyway:

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Animals get drunk like us, too...

...when they eat the Marula tree fruits in South Africa. Watch the video on YouTube. Parental Guidance is necessary. :D

Friday, July 1, 2011

Beat the Boot

This online game from Google, Beat the Boot, is so cool. "A Chromebook boots in 8 seconds. How much can you finish during that time?" And so you try your hand at 5 different games, with 8 second time limits for each game. Warning: This might work on the Google Chrome Browser only. Warning: The music is so cool as well!!!

Get apps for your browser!

Visit the Conduit App Marketplace for a collection of links to, errrr... I meant web apps like games, productivity suites, social networking, utilities, and more that you can access from your browser. Is this for people who can't just type and want to click on an icon instead? Maybe it is! Or maybe not. :D In fairness, there are true web apps out there; i.e. made for the web, and even for the mobile web. Conduit works for all major browsers. If you're on Chrome, of course you already know about the Chrome Web Store. Don't forget to search for Angry Birds and be "in." :D

Thursday, June 30, 2011

What Do You Love?

Why don't you search for info about it on It's a new search service by Google, and the results give you stats, photos, videos, Sketchup 3D images, and tons of other cool stuff related to what you love. So, What Do You Love? (Warning: it's so far from perfect.)

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Conan O'Brien's Commencement Address

I've previously linked to Steve Jobs' Stanford commencement address. Loved that. Loved Conan O'Brien's Dartmouth one as well.

Stay hungry, stay foolish. It is our failure to become our perceived ideal that ultimately defines us and makes us unique. Work hard, be kind, and amazing things will happen. Stay hungry, stay foolish.

How we treat our computers; from sticky comics

Yeah, yeah, call me an Apple fanboy. But for some reason, you know I was able to try a Macintosh before I ever tried Windows. And you know, using the Windows PC felt comfortable, easy, familiar. Then again, I don't know if this funny comic glorifies Macs over "everyone else" or the other way around. Read the comic in this link. While you're at it, why don't you see more cool stuff at

MeBands on YouTube

One-man bands. Very cool. But a lot of effort. Show some appreciation for these 5 performances by 2 guys on the 1 and only YouTube: 5 4 3 2 1. Personally and music-wise, I like #4 and #5 best. I'm "Motown" like that. :D

"Exclusive iPhone 5 video" revealed

I would also call it the "what about all the hungry children in the world?" video.

Monday, June 27, 2011

a Tale of Three Tables

That are Totally Terrific. View the Videos: One, Two, Three. Personally, I like Three the most as a concept. Two I think is too heavy and therefore not really very useful. One is cool but... why buy??? Then again, I probably won't buy any of these. :-D

Saturday, June 25, 2011

The Sims. Such a great game.

But have you ever tried something like this?

Vibration. See the unseen.

And now, dogs. :D

Here, one corgi dog can't seem to figure out that he can just walk through the door but instead waits for it to open before he walks through.

May the Vorce Ve Width You

A Volkswagen commercial.


Some tech startup people tend to try to emulate Mark Zuckerberg in every aspect, thinking they could be the next Facebook. What people misunderstand is that Facebook and other success stories, are exceptions to the rule (or so I read from somewhere). For the lowdown on what really happens to startups, check out this infographic.

Tabs for MS Office

Download Office Tabs and increase your productivity. Or not. The Free Edition is free for non-commercial and personal use, and works for Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

Sagada, one of Asia's top 5 most overlooked cities

Read this travel article on Yahoo! Philippines. I wonder if the author is Filipino. Marinduque, another lesser known Philippine tourist destination even to most Filipinos, is also on this "Asia's future tourist hotspots" list on CNN Go.

The future is coming.

Duh. Anyway, if you haven't heard about Lytro, go visit their website to see samples of what you can do with photos using the Light Field camera - which might just be the future of photography. Basically, with one shot, more information is captured, and then you can adjust the focus after taking the photo. No more adjusting the focus before taking the photo. Just snap, snap, snap. And capture all the important memories. Wuh-how.

Super funny!

Take a look at these Brilliantly Sarcastic Responses To Completely Well-Meaning Signs, on

Friday, June 24, 2011

And now for another dose of "viral" videos.

Watch this collection of videos that millions have watched and shared on the internet, from Tom Hanks dancing on an en Español US weather report, to US President Barrack Obama showing his baby whispering skills, to a cat that was barking like a dog... until he was caught by his owner and so he went back to meowing... Yes, people. More cat videos! And other animals', too.

By the way. No virii/viruses here, folks. If you don't know what a "viral video" is, you probably haven't visited Wikipedia, ever. So go there first before you watch the video.

Cat mom hugs baby kitten


Thursday, June 23, 2011

What happens on the internet in 60 seconds?

168 million sent emails, nearly 700 thousand Google searches, 13 thousand iPhone app downloads, at least 600 YouTube video uploads, and so on. I heard about this from The Daily Mail online, but the graphic came from

And now, time to be sewius

Ever heard of this? The Wonderpets Theme Song. If you're too exhausted from work, trust me this'll make you feel good. This version though is just a song and slideshow with lyrics kind of thing. If you want the full experience, you can purchase an episode or two on iTunes, and get ready to meet Linny, Tuck, and Ming-ming! This is sewius!

Improve your Dropbox experience

With these two free web apps. Visit [lets you have an e-mail address which will be saved, attachments and all, in a folder on your Dropbox] and [lets you save any URL to your Dropbox - HTML files become PDF files, I think!]. Have you had any experience with these two web apps? Please share them in the comments section below.

How To Search Google's Various Services In Google Chrome's Omnibar

Read how at Google Chrome Help.

This sounds cool

Help and get possibly rewarded for it? Consider it an investment. Check out MicroPlace. It's a PayPal company, by the way. I did only say it sounds cool. Find out for yourself if it actually is.

Monday, June 20, 2011

WOW - Architecture

The video is very, very well done, but what's more amazing is what it is about -this concept by Herzog and de Meuron (famous architects, e.g. for the Bird's Nest) for a building to be constructed in Tribeca, NYC. Watch it on Vimeo.

Friday, June 17, 2011

Online Interactive Toys

Check out Cartelle, an "Interactive" Studio which specializes in creative interactive media, and their toys. Mouse over to the left for more toys. Just an example of what you can do on the web in the future.

Hey You! What Song are you Listening to? NEW YORK

A simple but great idea by Tyler Cullen. Ask everyone in NYC the question, "Hey You! What Song are you Listening to?". I wonder what people's response would be in other cities.

Not so great

Here's another wonderful video. Nice photography showing landscape mountain and astronomic visuals, and a great 90's song in Black Hole Sun. Together though, they feel like ebony and ivory. Watch the video on Vimeo.

Make your own Steve Jobs vs. Bill Gates comics

See some samples at, and then download the template to make your own. :-)

Thursday, June 16, 2011

WOW (The Prequel)

Remember my last post? It should have been obvious but that Brad Kremer guy has a ton of WOW stuff on his Vimeo channel. Watch this other one called "Hayaku: A Time Lapse Journey Through Japan." It is basically like the previous one - awesome photography (in this case, time lapse photography so it looks more like a video than just simply a photo slideshow) and the most appropriate background music. Talk about harmony = but I'm referring to that of sight and sound. Again. Wow. And did I mention this is in Japan also? Again? Wow, right?


Watch this video documentary on Vimeo by Brad Kremer of pro photographer Michael Levin's stint in Kyushu, Japan. Gizmodo entitles it "A Visual Study of the Solitude of a Pro Photographer." Watch it in HD if you can. Great combination of visuals and music, as well. Beauty is in the eyes (and ears) of the beholder, people.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

"I will hug him and squeeze him and pat him and pet him and call him George."

Remember that line? Reminisce from this video on YouTube. Classic Looney Tunes, indeed! Are you back on this blog post after watching the video? I didn't say it was gonna be there. :-P

Remember the line, "Luke, I am your father?"

Do you really? Watch this one instead on

Got sent a suspicious link?

Use to preview or to lengthen short URLs so you know where you're going with that link, preventing nasty link surprises. But, a tool won't be a useful tool until you know when to use it, or how to use it. The how to use it part just requires a little bit of English know-how, among other things you probably already have. The when to use it part - i.e., when to know if a link is suspicious or not - that's just difficult to teach, you know. I for one have never clicked any spam links. Just be smart. Good luck to you all with that.

Friday, June 10, 2011

on Les Paul's 92nd Birthday

Google celebrates using a Doodle. Read more at The Official Google Blog. That first link [] actually brings you to a recording I made using Google's Doodle, to which you can jam along with, or after listening, create your own guitar fiddling. :-D

Thursday, June 9, 2011

More wedding proposal video stuff

Previously I gave you this link on YouTube. Really creative, a lot of effort, it is great.

And now, I just saw this: To top it all off, the wedding comes immediately right after. Over the top?

But anyway, these two are wedding proposals worth sharing to the world. They're really well done. Meanwhile, some people think [this] is astonishing enough. Who would think that.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Order from US Websites and receive them in the Philippines...

...even without a credit card! Johnny Air Cargo provides you with a US shipping address, and then you can shop online (usually with free shipping within the US) or even bid on auction sites such as eBay. You have to pay them a visit at their Manila office if you would like to shop without a credit card. Of course, in addition to your online purchases, you have to pay for the cost of shipping from their NY/NJ office to Manila.

RAW competition?

Sounding similar but probably with an audience only of techies, visit which is a blog that aims to find and highlight the newest tools and trends on the internet. Oh it's so RAW, without the R. One of the contributors, Robert Scoble, is the namesake of the milliscoble unit used at, which was featured here earlier.

Online E-book About the Web

Do you know what is the name of the web browser you are using? How do you know it's really Google's or Yahoo's website you are logging in to? If you're not so sure, read up on web and browser fundamentals in this online e-book called "20 Things I Learned About Browsers and the Web."

Is it too annoying to follow @inquirerdotnet on Twitter?

Judge for yourself using the tool (i.e. find out what it costs to follow someone or something on Twitter). For example, @inquirerdotnet recently has nearly 200 twitter posts per day. In contrast, the more international @cnn only has no more than 7 posts per day recently. I'm unfollowing @inquirerdotnet. ASAP. You?

Amusing travel blog

[This blog] is one of Time magazine's best blogs of 2011. Go have a read.

A nice list of Filipino blogs

This [link] contains not an all-encompassing list, but it's nice to have a list this long. This is basically a list of blogs being followed by blogger Rob A Minute.

What if you were an ant on a hula hoop?

This is what you'd see. Assuming your feet are glued well enough to the hoops. Watch this interesting video on YouTube.

Monday, June 6, 2011

Exclusive Preview on iOS 5

No it's not really iOS 5, but some people would really want these features on the new update to be announced by Apple today. Watch the "exclusive" video on YouTube.

Friday, May 27, 2011


You've heard about YouTube (herein referred to as You2b). But you probably haven't heard of You3b. Have you? It's a triptych of 3 You2b videos looped such that together they form a whole new piece of art.

10 Fun & Useful Chrome Extensions For Your Wikipedia Browsing

Read the article on Personally, I use Wikipedia Smart Links, Wikipedia Image Preview, Ubuki, and LikeAWiki. Wikipedia Progress Tracker and Ngram are also interesting.

Why You Should Really Cut Back on Wikipedia - Gizmodo

Saw this article on Gizmodo, which basically links to You should read the comments on Gizmodo which refer to the tooltip (popup message when you hover) on the image on XKCD:
Wikipedia trivia: if you take any article, click on the first link in the article text not in parentheses or italics, and then repeat, you will eventually end up at 'Philosophy'.
Have you tried it out yet? :-D

Not all sunblock lotions are created equal

Read Find the Best Sunscreens with the Fewest Hazardous Ingredients, an article on Lifehacker.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Daft Punk visualised

Watch this: Anatomy of a Mashup: Definitive Daft Punk visualised

11 Entirely Legal & Free MP3 Album Downloads

This link is on Web Design News, but I originally saw this article on, where it doesn't exist anymore, at least as of the time of this writing.

Free Movies Online‬‏

Guess where from. Duh. It's on YouTube. Yes, they are now streaming movies for a fee, at least in the US, I think. But they do have a selection of free movies assembled in their YouTube Movies page, with categories ranging from Documentary & Biography, Horror, Comedy, Mystery & Suspense, Drama, Action & Adventure, Crime, to... Indian Movies. No, it's not Mystery & Suspense. And guess what is currently the number 1 watched movie there. Pool Party. Nope, no mystery or suspense there.

Lady Gaga uses Chrome

Watch this, where else from, but on Google's own, Chrome YouTube Channel.

Research and insights to help marketers make smarter decisions

Guess where from. It's the big G, this side of the universe. Watch these video presentations from Google Think Insights. As G says, "we believe data beats opinion." Let's see you form your opinions on these data bits.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

So many cool things in slow motion

Here's one of the coolest ones, on YouTube; The Slow Mo Guys - Giant 6ft Water Balloon.

Chrome, meet Lynx

Feel the need for more (internet) speed? Then make the web (using Google's Chrome web browser) feel like the same way it was more than 15 or so years ago; i.e. like using the text-only Lynx browser. Read the article on SlashGear.

Two Google Chrome Ads

Today's post is brought to you by the letter A.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

FREE Online Collaboration Software | Enterprise Social Network -

Create a free private social network for your company on The service was launched at this year's Super Bowl and promoted by none other than the Baby Peas. Watch the commercials at

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Draw Diagrams Online

...using No need for Visio, or other similar paid apps. Just an internet connection. And prayers that this web app don't go into unprofitability oblivion. Or that Google adds this to their Google Docs portfolio of online web apps. Or some other giant with loads of cash does.

A "pro" camera don't make you a pro

View 395 photos that prove cellphones make great cameras. I (heart) my point and shoot. But yeah, not having a "pro" camera also don't make you a pro. :D

Be a "Hacker Typer."

Visit To read about one scenario in which you can use it, visit this article on Gizmodo.

I wanna be a graphic designer!

Just kidding. But for those of you who really want to be one, take a look at the eye candy in the

Audi's 2011 Super Bowl Ad - Release the Hounds

Also featuring Kenny Gorelick, a.k.a. "Kenny G" -

Monday, April 25, 2011

Get cash for your (used) gadgets

Visit Gazelle. Soon, you might be able to buy used items from them as well.

Predict the Weather Without a Forecast

Read how on wikiHow. :-)

Interesting Google marketing

Watch this demo of the creation of a 450-page presentation using only Google Docs, by 3 animators from 3 different locations, on YouTube. There's more similar videos. Just search YouTube for Google Demo Slam. Or just visit

Saturday, April 23, 2011

A Rap Song for Japan

Watch this on YouTube, a song for Japan called "Yomigaere!" by Man-San. Not the best rap song though, and probably not the best Japanese pronunciations or whatever, but I read its lyrics touched some Japanese in Japan who were able to listen to it.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Online Color Test

A better monitor might help you here. Not so easy, but interesting. I got a score of 15. Check it out FM 100 Hue Test.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

This one is really cool.

Try Otomata, what I would call a digital musical instrument. No it's not a guitar or piano emulation. It's a semi-new concept, ala BeatWave or TonePad. Check it out.

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Red, red wine

"Scientists may start recommending red wine consumption to defend against radiation exposure." Read more from this article: "Red Wine: Your Next Defense Against Nuclear Radiation?" on TIME NewsFeed.

Friday, April 15, 2011

Be good in math, ye shall succeed

I read this article from the Official Google Blog, "There’s no place like home for math education." It cites a recent education report that suggested that "understanding math concepts in early school years may be a more important predictor of future achievement than reading skills." You can read that report in [THIS LINK].

Wanna lose weight?

Then don't sit 40 hours a week in front of your computer. Read this article, "Why and How I Switched to a Standing Desk," on Read through to the last part; standing straight for a prolonged period of time is also bad for you. :-D

Making a Presentation?

This a quick read for those "too busy" with their work but with "not enough time" for making effective slideshow presentations about their work: Secrets of Compelling Presentation Design, from SlideRocket.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Messages for Japan

Want to send a message for Japan and the people affected by the March 11, 2011 M9.0 earthquake and succeeding tsunami? Send one in your own language and it will be automatically translated to Japanese. Visit Messages for Japan. By Google. :-D

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

I (heart) LEGO

Now you can play with LEGO again from your PC or Mac. Download and try the LEGO Digital Designer today at  It is another four letter word that I like a lot: FREE. :-D

Comic Book Fan?

Here are 10 Comic Blogs That Every Comic Book Fan Should Read.

Don't let ignorant people vote?

Read this opinion article on My thoughts: Heck, Yeah!

Print web pages, minus the crap, or save as PDF

From 3 Easy Bookmarklets To Print Nice Looking Web Pages Without Craplets

Google Daily

The New York Times will now feature a new "game" that will appear together with its iconic crossword puzzle.  It's called a A Google A Day.  The idea is, you will be given some clues, and then you have to guess the answer.  You can use Google, of course.  You can find today's and the past days' A Google A Day puzzle in, or if you're browsing from your mobile, it's at  Happy Googling!

Unlocked iPhones without Jailbreaking

FYI only.  Try at your own risk! :D

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Stranger in a strange land

Just in case you didn't know, that's a song by Leon Russell. I think I first heard about it from the House TV series.

Anyways, I've probably experienced this, too, while being in non-English speaking countries. Here, it's the other way around. The actress is Nanako Matsushima (松嶋 菜々子).  This is a Nintendo DS commercial, by the way.

How secure is your password?

You can ask yourself that question in, a simple but effective tool.  But you might not be confident in typing your password in a not-so-known website, and I am definitely not vouching for this one.  Although the interesting bit about that site is it tells you how long for an ordinary hacker's computer program (i.e. using a simple desktop computer) can crack/decode your password.

Monday, April 11, 2011

LiveKive - Yet Another Cloud Sync App

YACSA! (Yet Another Cloud Sync App! - in the spirit of YAGMA and YAPSA, on group messaging ala Kik and photo sharing ala Instagram apps, respectively, and the like) This time by well-known anti-virus software maker, AVG, with a product called LiveKive. They offer 5Gb for free accounts, and US$ 80 monthly for unlimited storage subject to Fair Use policies.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Real phone magic?

Talk about smart phones. Watch this YouTube video called "RENDER - REAL PHONE MAGIC FROM SEAN SCOTT."

SF to Paris in Two Minutes

Nate Bolt created a wonderful two minute time lapse video of his Air France flight from SFO in San Francisco to Charles de Gaulle in Paris. Keep a eye out for a special guest appearance by a beautiful Aurora Borealis starting around 1:08. Watch it on YouTube.

Web Browser Designed for TVs!

Download the free Kylo Browser, if you are one of those who connect your PC or Mac to a TV for big screen viewing.

Free Books for Your Kindle

From Nuff said!

By the way, even if you don't have the Kindle DEVICE, you can still own Kindle (software) and a ton of free (Kindle) books - on your Windows or Mac OS X laptop or desktop. Kindle also supports other e-book formats, including PDFs.

Friday, March 25, 2011

50GB Free Online Storage, Online Backup, Cloud Storage and Desktop File Sync!

Only from Start here.

World On Fire

Instead of $150,000 minimum to make a music video, or to buy that dream car of yours, why not give most of it instead to put 150 girls to school in Africa? The list of opportunities to love a fellow human in need is so long.

Watch Sarah McLachlan - World On Fire on YouTube.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011