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Canada

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I've managed to find some more time to work on the 700 photos from Canada. I had already made a selection with Marianne and got it down to 296 but these still needed editing and correcting. Out of these, I've uploaded 50 to SmugMug. The whole selection is going in a blurb book so we can revisit the trip any time. :)

the understatement: Android Orphans: Visualizing a Sad History of Support

the understatement has done little research into Android smartphones getting updated to the next release, or not. The result is rather discouraging. Read Android Orphans: Visualizing a Sad History of Support. And many LG and Sony Ericsson devices aren't even on the chart. I believe it's US-centric. But EU is no different, sadly.

Conclusion: an Android is not a good investment for the average smartphone buyer. An iPhone is much better albeit more expensive. But at least you are getting more of your money's worth.

Streaming Dolby digital for your movies

Vudu And Dolby Team Up For 7.1 Audio On Streaming MoviesNow how's that for saying audio will be the next revolution on the internet!

Internet Trends 2011 — Kleiner Perkins Caufield Byers

There is a brilliant presentation on Internet Trends 2011 by Kleiner Perkins Caufield Byers. most of this did not come as a surprise to me. Audio will be the next big thing on the internet. We'll talk to computers, control them by voice, will listen to what we like anywhere and anytime but without carrying the mp3 with us and maybe we'll even video talk. Finally, after 20 years in the making. Facetime may have started this revolution already.

And finally, where web 1.0 was content, web 2.0 was personalization, web 3.0 will be localization of all the information available to us. Not "What's relevant to me?" but "What's relevant to me here and now?".
Couple that with mobile commerce and NFC payments or mobile wallets in your smartphone and you'll a totally new boosted E-commerce experience. Maybe we'll start buying things using small charges, ie. micro payments. Instead of buying a whole CD in the 90s, we now buy single songs and apps on iTunes…

A Quick Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich Feature Rundown

TechCrunch has a short and sweet Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich Feature Rundown.

My favs? Flexible widgets, folders, screenshots, data usage built into OS.

3D printing replacement parts

Dad Fixes Broken Bugaboo With DIY 3D-Printed Parts using shapeways, run by my old Blenderheads :)