Yesterday Google started to connecting individuals to their Gigabit home Internet service that has been dubbed “Google Fiber”. Google’s blog specific to Google Fiber mentioned they have been conducting preliminary tests with specific homes to insure the network was functioning properly. The speed Google Fiber will provide people will dwarf the average home in the United States.
Google’s product page for Google Fiber states “Google Fiber starts with a connection speed 100 times faster than today’s broadband”. Reports so far have shown that the download and upload number are accurate. To provide a little perspective, I just conducted a speed test on my network and I am currently at 16Mbsp which I consider to be fairly quick. I would consider anything over 100Mbps as amazing but Google Fiber has far have exceeded this feat.
Currently Google Fiber is only available in Kansas City, Google has spent the last several month building the network and hopefully they spread to other major cities soon.
Google Fiber Network Box
The best part about is the price. The 1-gigabit-per-second service will only cost a staggering $70 per month. These speeds are available for both uploads and downloads and come with 1 terabyte of data storage and a network box to deliver the service?
As the worlds population continues increase and technology continues to progress the world is becoming smaller. Fast cars, luxury boats, stunt planes are become more and more common and as a result the play ground is getting more and more crowded. This means that finding unique places to explore and play are becoming harder to find. Under the oceans surface in the last environment that has been left fairly untouched.
Scuba diving has always been a popular hobby because it allows one to explore the ocean floor and see a different world. Scuba diving is extremely fun and gratifying but there are those who would prefer to explore not only in style but also with a friend while still remaining dry in a personal submarine.
With the latest advancements in personal submarine technology, the small submarines can now go faster, deeper and stay submerged for longer periods of time. These personal submarines are different from the submersibles typically seen on the history or discovery channel, which are linked by a teaher line to a boat or platform on the surface. The personal submarines are launched a boat or dock but are completed independent and are free to explore the ocean floor on their own accord.
Advancements in design and construction are continuing to increase the varieties of the personal submarine available are. Like all vehicles, there are different classes tailored to the individual’s preferences. There are the sporty subs, that are small and quick, “SUV” subs made for transporting a small group and there are the all terrain models, which are able to go much deeper. These variations in preferences range in price from $1.3 to $15 million. The primary elements that dictate the price are:
The number of passengers
The depth the submarine can dive
The length of time the submarine can stay submerged
Some refer to our ocean as the last frontier. Why not explore the remaining frontier in your own personal submarine.
LG has come out with an amazing piece of technology, the LG 55EM9600 OLED TV. This TV made its debut at the 2012 International CES. We at Premium Posts decided to feature it not only because we really like it but because it won C-Net’s “Best of Show” award at the CES convention.
Stretching 55 inches from corner to corner (more sizes promised in the near future) makes any TV respectable but the depth of the TV is an impressive 4mm. MM is more millimeters if you thought we just made a mistake. Even though the TV has a depth of only 4mm, the specs of the TV are what make it truly impressive. LG decided to use OLED versus the common LCD or LED setups. This does increase the overall price of the TV but as a result the contrast ratio is a ridiculous 100,000,000:1. Images are said to be beyond life like and with the TV’s ability being more than 40 times greater than the next best LED TV currently available in stores today it is no surprise. The 55EM9600 is also 3D capable but glasses are still required.
An announcement by LG stating the price and the launch date has not been set yet but we are hopeful that by early 2013 we will see the LG 55EM9600 emerge onto the product floor.
I have always loved Google for their great products like, Picasa, Google docs and Gmail. However, this time they have really outdone themselves. Just when I thought they couldn?t get any better they go off and invent a time machine! Apparently you can now send emails into the past. Simply create your email, enter in your desired delivery date and BAM it disappears into the space/time continuum! Great Scott!
It?s called “Gmail Custom Time” but I prefer to call it “The Google Machine.” Don?t ask me how they do it, and don’t ask Google either. All you need to know is that it “utilizes an e-flux capacitor to resolve issues of causality (see Grandfather Paradox).”
At this point you probably this is too good to be true. Besides, everyone knows that you would need to have a 1980?s Delorean that is capable of hitting speeds of 88MPH in order to go back in time (not to mention the flux capacitor and 1.21 Gigawatt).
Well, this aint no joke Marty! Google is now allowing Gmail users to send a maximum of 10 emails per year into the past. Did you miss an important deadline (perhaps your anniversary)? Were you supposed to email your report by 6pm but ended up being too hung over to get out of bed before noon? Well, now you can fix all that! No need to be on time or honest any more! Simply enter the date you want your email to show up in the recipient?s inbox, select whether you want it to show up as ?read? or ?unread? and Google will take care of the rest!
Thinner and lighter than a typical paperback the new Amazon Kindle is a groundbreaking new reading device that allows you to store and read all your books and newspapers on one device. The Kidle only weighs 10.3 ounces and uses a revolutionary electronic-paper display which provides a sharp, high-res screen that has the look of real paper.
The kidle doesnt sync to your computer and it has no cables. Instead, it wirelessly connects to Amazon (using EVDO technology like cell phones) to allow you to shop the Kindle Store and dowload books, newspapers, magazines… There are almost 100,000 books available (for a price of $9.99) as well as many top U.S. newspapers including The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and Washington Post; top magazines including TIME, Atlantic Monthly, and Forbes?all auto-delivered wirelessly (in less than a minute, no matter where you are)! In addition you can surf many of the most popular blogs including:
BoingBoing, Slashdot, TechCrunch, ESPN’s Bill Simmons, The Onion, Michelle Malkin, and The Huffington Post…
The Kindle can hold over 200 books, has a battery life of about 2 to 8 days (depending on wireless usage) and best of all, you do not have to pay any monthly service fees to connect online.
At $399 the Amazon Kindle is still a bit too expensive for most people (as most new technologys are) but hopefully this will help lead to an economy that doesn’t rely as heavily on paper!
Wow… a portable beer pong table that inflates and floats in the pool! This has to be one of the best inventions ever. The only thing I don?t like about it is that I didn’t think of this myself. (Evan after all those years of beer pong and pool parties the thought never crossed my mind). I must say, a floating beer pong table is a must have all those who enjoy the sport of Beirut. For those that are unfortunate enough to have never played beer pong (AKA Beirut) you can click here to get caught up: beerpong crash course.
I think that one of the greatest thing about having an inflatable beer pong table is that you can take it anywhere and it cleans up easy! No more having to buy expensive ping pong tables just to have them warped and beer soaked within a matter of months. No more having to make frantic runs to Home Depot to buy a sheet of plywood for your party. But perhaps best of all… if you play in the pool you can have uninterrupted beerpong tournaments without having to stop for bathroom breaks!!!!!
So you have been playing around with your friends iPhone and wish you could get one right? The only problem is that you want the iPhone without “THE PHONE”. Well… your prayers have been answered because Apple is about to release its new “Ipod Touch”. The iPod touch will have the same look and feel as an iPhone but it wont have a phone or camera. In addition it will be lighter and smaller than the iPhone and it will have built in WiFi for internet access in wifi hotspots! You will even be able to access iTunes to preview and buy music directly from the ipod Touch! The Ipod Touch will set you back $399 ($100 less than the iPhone) and it will come with 8 gigs of memory.
iPod Touch specs:
- Crystal clear 3.5 inch touch screen
- 8mm thick (compared to the iPhone which is 11.6 mm thick)
- 4.2 ounces (compared to the iPhone which weighs 4.8 ounces)
I Just came across a free program called Plaxio that quickly and easily allows you to sync your calandar and contact information. You can sync with google, yahoo, Outlook…. and updates appear on all of your sites instantaneously! Just make a chance in one place and it will automatically show up in all your other calandars without having to use cables, cradles sync programs… and best of all it free! Apparently there are about 15,000,000 people who have already signed up so I guess this is not exactly exciting cutting edge news, but its new to me and hopefully you’ll find it useful too! Here is a video that briefly describes some of features of Plaxio:
A few weeks ago Microsoft announced a pretty amazing new product called “Microsoft Surface” technology. Microsoft surface is a touch screen table that basically turns your coffee table into an interactive computer monitor. The touch screen table allows multiple users to interact with their hands to flip through pages, move and resize images, draw, navigate maps… and it also interacts with objects that you place on the table. (As an example, you could place your camera down on the table and the images on your device will spill out onto the table were you can edit and resize them). I could go on and on about how amazing this is but the video does a much better job so take a look.
If you haven’t seen this yet, take a look. Its crazy!
Best of all, Microsoft has announces that these touch screen tables will be available by the end of 2007. At $5,000 to $10,000 a pop they are still too expensive for home use but we can expect to start seeing them in select Casinos and Restaurants within a few months!