Archive for December 2011

Tracking Santa Claus on NORAD

Christmas is just an hour away. Kids around the world are looking out their windows hoping to catch a glimpse of Santa Claus and his Reindeer.

Thanks to technology, they can now track Santa from their computer with the help of NORAD using Google Maps and Google Earth. You can also follow NORAD Google Plus page to see Santa’s location.

If you are not at your computer, just search for “Santa” on your Google Map app to track Santa’s location.

Merry Christmas everyone…

Cebu Pacific Air Christmas Safety Demo Dance

In case you don’t know, Cebu Pacific Air has the best Aircraft Safety Demonstration. And since it is Christmas, they decided to come up with a Christmas edition.

Did I mentioned that I’m flying Cebu Pacific from now on?

Boycott GoDaddy over their support of SOPA

I’ve been hearing a lot about Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) from all the US Tech podcast that I’ve been faithfully following everyday. Like most people in the tech community, I am against SOPA. But then, as a Singaporean, I won’t be too affected by SOPA. And SOPA is now being debated by US Congress and I don’t think anyone of them would care about my opinion regarding this stupid law.

If you haven’t heard about SOPA, check out this video to find out why so many people are against it.

The US House of Representatives’ judiciary committee recently released a list of SOPA supporters. Among the list are mostly broadcasting and publishing companies which we all expect would be pro-SOPA. But shockingly, GoDaddy, one of the largest domain name registrars, is also pro-SOPA.

A lot of GoDaddy customers are planning to boycott them on 29 December 2011. Ben Huh, CEO of Cheezburger, said on Twitter that he will be moving their 1,000 domains off GoDaddy.

A boycott GoDaddy site has been setup to collect pledges.

I have a domain on GoDaddy currently. I’m not using it. Just parking. Although my one little domain means nothing, I will be joining the Boycott GoDaddy movement on 29th to show my support to the Tech community in US.

If you have domain on GoDaddy, I urge you to join in the Boycott and transfer your domain away from GoDaddy on 29 December 2011.

If you need help on transferring your Domain, check out this blog posting.

Heineken Social Christmas Tree

Heineken has created a Christmas tree powered by social media at Clarke Quay. The 11m high Heineken Social Christmas Tree is made up of 48 LCD screens and designed to broadcast Christmas greetings exchanged on Facebook.

From now till 26 December, visit the Facebook App at socialtree.sg to send a festive greetings to your Facebook friends. You can see the creation come to life in a digital video showcase on the actual tree sculpture.

A video recording of the broadcast will be send to you and shared with your friends on Facebook as well.

Merry Christmas. And remember, Drink Responsibly.

LG 2012 IPS monitor line-up

If you are planning to buy a new monitor for Christmas or Chinese New Year, you might want to hold on to your wallet for a while. LG will unveil its 2012 IPS monitor line-up at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas next month. The new IPS monitors will provide consumers with the most optimal 3D viewing solution, offering immersive 3D viewing with higher resolutions from wider viewing angles

The IPS monitor will be available globally starting February 2012.

By the way, the IPS monitor on the left is not some amazing new 3D technology that makes the motorbike appears out of the screen. They pasted a picture over the screen.