Archive for December, 2007
It’s New Year’s Day, a day for Bowl games, possibly a little more overeating, perhaps some day for recovering from last night, and for many of us, generally a coda to the holiday season. Every year about that day we at T.O.P. cast our idiosyncratic net wide across the previous 364 days and see what still strikes us as remarkable or strange. No one cares about our awards, which helps keep them both light and fun. Without further ado, here are our year-end plaudits as we usher out the photographic year that was.
T.O.P. Photographer of the Year 2007: Chris Jordan, for "Running the Numbers: American Self-Portrait." It's very seldom that photographic [...]
Orginal post by Michael Johnston
Filed under: Meta
Indeed it was a banner year here at Engadget — completely thanks to you, of course. Google may have its Zeitgeist, but we figured we could at least cap things off with a few lists of the most well-read posts of 2007 (and a few stats, to boot). additionally, don’t forget to check out the lists at Engadget Mobile and Engadget HD! See you in 2008!
Top 20 most trafficked posts of 2007 (in order)
Filed under: TUAW Business
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Orginal post by Michael Rose
Wired has an awesome top story today on the world of startups utilizing scraped documents from big companies to offer new layers of value for their own users. It’s a roughly objective piece that I highly recommend reading but it was plus inspiration for me to finally record a screencast on the subject (see below).
Not every page on the web publishes an RSS feed, though. Thus the need for these wonderful screen scraping tools. [...]
Orginal post by Marshall Kirkpatrick
Filed under: Home Entertainment
We didn’t have to wait lengthy to hear more about Mark Levinson’s partnership with LG, resulting in two new home theater systems to launch at CES 2008. No longer limited to audiophiles searching eBay auctions for discontinued equipment, the AP3133 and LHT888 promise a high end AV experience at “astonishing” — albeit TBA — prices. The AP3133 HTIB puts LG’s Super Blu BH200 dual-format player at the heart of a 7.1-channel system with 150 watts
x 7 ICEpower output, multi-input HDMI switching, Burr-Brown PCM and Audessey Auto Room Multi EQ adjustment. The LHT888 fulfills our [...]
Orginal post by Richard Lawler
Filed under: Announcements
It’s (still) New Year’s Eve out here in the States, meaning in a few more hours you’ll not only see what it’s like to live in the future (i.e. 2008), but you’ll additionally lose your last chance to enter to win two round trip tickets on JetBlue (and some
noise canceling headphones, to boot). Check out the rules, and to the young’ns out there, remember: whether someone tells you that you’re going to a “key party” tonight, we recommend you politely bow out.
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Orginal post by Ryan Block
So to be clear right off the bat, that is not the type of hovercraft that you might commute to work or class in, but rather a small RC version more suitable for transporting babies or adorable pets. That being said, Instructables user bradpowers has posted step-by-step guide for the ambitious modder to build his or her very own remotely-controlled or autonomous ‘craft, from constructing the frame to assembling the lift and propulsion systems to setting up the onboard PIC. Definitely not a project for the easily distracted, however, a successful build will surely produce you the delight of neighborhood children for blocks in every direction. Check out a video of the little guy in action after the break.