Columnist Dan Gillmor: Why I Might Vote for Schwarzenegger. Apparently there are rumors that if elected Arnold is considering overturning Proposition 13. That would be great! This deserves a separate post, stay tuned...
India will send a mission to the moon by 2008, according to Indian Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee. So be it.
Ever heard of an induction range? I never had, either. Apparently it uses a magnetic field to cook food without heat. According to this article in EPRI, it looks like a very "cool" technology. Coming to a range top near you... [ via John Robb ]
A little while ago some friends and I were trying to figure out what great personal electronics would be developed in the next ten years (the last ten years featured cell phones, PDAs, MP3 players, etc.). I suggested perhaps a personal medical monitor. Computerworld reports this is closer than I thought; a company called CardioNet has developed a handheld wireless heart monitor. Excellent!
Dann Sheridan says bye bye VCR. "We finally retired our VCR today. We haven't used it in months. It has been replaced by our DVD player and Tivo." Same story in our house. We still have a bunch of old Disney movies on VHS, but as the kids grow older they'll be used less and less...
Happy Birthday to Gizmodo! They're the online equivalent of Fry's, my toy store...