Telenor has made a video conferencing service called appear.in (Twitter: @appear_in) – and it is fantastic! All you need to do is open a browser window and type
where “something” is a word you choose. The other participants do the same, and you are in conference. Camera, screen sharing, everything work great, the whole thing is free (at least with up to four participants, have not tested with more). If you want your own room with your own design there is a premium version for $12 per month. No app installation, no weird settings, no drivers, no updates. Just works. Excellent!
(No, I am not sponsored. Just like the service.)
I just installed Evernote’s Clearly browser extension for Chrome. Cleans up webpages (and turns multi-page articles into one long page), displays them on the screen, and lets me clip them to Evernote. How could I live without it.
Once upon a time it was possible to read the entire Internet – or at least think you did. No more. When I look at the Time 50 Coolest Web Sites list, I realize I have only visited three of them – Pandora, Digg and YouTube.
Jasbone has a good little article on Media Center configuration.
Brad deLong and Susan Rasky have written on what journalists should know about economists and vice versa.
John Markoff and Saul Hansell has a good article about Google’s very hush-hush new datacenters.
Gary Gray, professor at Penn State, has a great collection of cool QuickTime Movies, most of them with an Apple twist.