2007 Tech Trends No. 7: Lifecasting


In 2006, YouTube became an internet sensation, as thousands of savvy users realised they could grasp their 15 minutes of fame online, armed only with a good idea and a digital camera / webcam / mobile phone. Sure, there’s loads of rubbish on YouTube, but there’s also some killer vids that wouldn’t have been allowed anywhere near a ‘professional’ TV studio.

Today on Tech Digest: Bill Gates meets Steve Jobs, iTunes Plus controversy, Palm Foleo and more…

What happened when Bill Gates pow-wowed with Steve Jobs
iTunes Plus slated for sneaky user ID feature
Palm Foleo: a smartphone’s best friend?

Paul McCartney’s new album being sold DRM-free online… for $1.56
Video review: Panasonic Toughbook CF-19 laptop
YouTube hooks up with Apple TV
Lose weight using your iPod or PSP
Guess what smartphone Paris Hilton is holding and win a Bluetooth headset
eBay buys StumbleUpon social bookmarking site
How Ustream.tv and BlogTV will turn us all into broadcasters
Top 10 albums worth buying as iTunes Plus DRM-free downloads
LG launches Green Banana Phone in South Korea
PSP firmware update means Remote Play is GO GO GO!
Jela Skype mouse phone with LCD screen
DXG’s new seven-megapixel digital camera
New study suggests digital gadgets are going to waste
Google Gears untethers online applications
What devices can play iTunes Plus downloads?

The student common-room that’s a recycled Boeing 747 plane

Me TV: How Ustream.tv and BlogTV will turn us all into broadcasters

stu-on-ustream.jpgIn the week that Big Brother’s latest series kicks off here in the UK, there are probably 873 media commentators already wheeling out Andy Warhol’s ‘Famous for 15 minutes’ maxim, so I won’t labour the point. However, people always assume that there has to be Someone Else making us famous for that quarter of an hour – usually a broadcaster.