Category Archives: Innovation

Two weekly mags and a digital push replace M-F

2 weekly mags, digital push replace successful non-profit MT @romenesko: Oregon Daily Emerald’s 92yr M-F paper ends future.dailyemerald.com

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An easy way to wreck the new “clean” look of Google Calender

Google added banding to colors where the new skinny font on darker colors makes a packed Google Calender hard to read. I’m not sure if that makes it more of a mess than it already was. My head wants to … Continue reading

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Digital eats film, mobile eats digital

A patent feast for some mobile entity RT @mashable: The F Stops Here for Kodak; Company files for bankruptcy

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Pay walls (updated from 12/21)

Good Exchange by Randy Parker – Managing Editor, York Daily Record/Sunday News and ydr.com A reader offers ydr.com advice on the paywall – YDR Insider blog I replied in a line of comments: If the pay wall as a model … Continue reading

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Lytro Light Field Camera

When I figure out what exactly it is,  there will probably be a use for it. The description could use less hyperbole and more about how it actually works, but I am sure there are patents pending as well as … Continue reading

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Recycled plastic used for railroad ties and bridges

The U.S. Army has contracted two bridges made from a thermoplastic composite and recycled plastic. To demonstrate its strength a 70-ton M1A1 Abrams tank was driven across the bridge at its official unveiling in September. According to Axion, the company … Continue reading

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An LED bulb that actually can replace 60 watt incandescent

Philips has developed, manufactured and will bring to market an LED replacement for the common 60-Watt incandescent light bulb taking first place in a competition sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy. The L Prize is the first government-sponsored technology … Continue reading

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An electric vehicle is less efficient than my cat

I once heard an electrical utility use the marketing phrase, “Electric heat is 100% efficient” The logic is that 100% of the energy available at a heating element becomes heat. The amount of energy lost to get that heat out … Continue reading

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Algae gasoline is a biofuel that makes sense

I have touched on algae biofuel over the past few years, but the recent cross-country trip of the Algaeus brings attention to a biofuel that makes more sense in the long run than ethanol, biodiesel, or purely electric vehicles that … Continue reading

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VIDEO: Retired Bombardier pilots golf cart back and forth across the country

While some people retire into a motor home built on a bus chassis pulling a Chevy Suburban, George Bombardier has spent the past 11 years touring the country in a golf cart. The 68-year-old retired roofer even sleeps in the … Continue reading

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