Wednesday, December 29, 2010

iPhone sales continue to soar...

Apple has raised the global shipment goal for its iPhones for first-quarter 2011 from 19 million units originally to 20-21 million units, according to sources with Taiwan-based component suppliers.

Global iPhone shipments in fourth-quarter 2010 are estimated at 15.5 million units, resulting in a total of 47 million units for the entire 2010, the sources indicated.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Call of Duty: Black Ops" sets record for Activision

A few months ago I was on a call with a gaming analyst who was quoted that Black Ops would struggle to make $500million in total sales.... Today Activision Blizzard Inc announced it has raked in more than $1 billion in worldwide sales of "Call of Duty: Black Ops," the latest installment of the U.S. game publisher's most successful franchise.

Intelligence Director Clapper being Stumped

Footage of Intelligence Director Clapper being Stumped by Question About Al Qaeda-Inspired Plot to Attack Targets in Britain reminded me of the cluelessness of Michael Brown, head of FEMA during Katrina... only this time the media will hardly report it...

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Red Bull 2010 - World Record Snowmobile Jump - Levi LaVallee

Levi LaVallee jumps an incredible 361 feet while preparing for his Red Bull New Year No Limits world record snowmobile distance jump in San Diego... Right after he was seriously injured and the December 31 event has been canceled. The 361-foot jump eclipsed the existing record by 60 feet, it will be submitted for world record certification...

This is some amazing footage for para-skiing in france..

Antoine Montant in Chamonix, France

MAD mutual assured destruction

The 50’s and 60’s had a policy of MAD with the Soviet Union with both having enough nukes to assure mutual destruction if anyone fired first…

Today we have the same policy with China only this time it’s with money…

China has $2.65 trillion reserves in the euro and the dollar… Both currencies are actually so much in debt that China now needs to make sure neither currency implodes or else we globally implode….

Monday, December 20, 2010

tech updates and interesting stuff for dec 20th

Motorola began trading its shares as two separate companies on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) Friday
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Why is Sony lately a complete failure at small gadgets? like phones, mp3 player, tablets, GPS toys or any other smart device... though I still will only buy Sony for videos camera... for TV I only buy Samsung...

Friday, December 17, 2010

Top Tech News of the Day.....

The future is finally 1080p.... worldwide pre-recorded Blu-ray disc production has set a pace to exceed 400 million units by the end of 2010, a 60 percent jump from 2009.... with 3D only to soon factor in the growth...

Facebook is on track to generate an amazing $2 billion in 2010... smashing last year's haul of $700 to $800 million... Pakman of AdAge thinks Facebook could be worth $200 billion by 2015.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Niagara River, engineers constructed a dam consisting of 27,800 tons of rock,

Art Basal Miami 2010

Once again the art market seems to be picking about after a few years of seeing many galleries disappear... Miami had the energy, though not yet at the levels of 2007....