Movies / Television channels streamining instantly through any broadband connection up to 1080P resolution over the H.264 codec through best effort network – public internet 
The claim is HD can be distributed in real time on a 6 meg connection!
Works with existing broadband networks with no upgrades or changes.
Essentially is a middleware that promises to provide VOD, via push, pull or streaming.
uses multicast or unicast to reduce load on the backbone network.
How does it work in practice with a large user base? Unknown. As far as we know nobody has deployed this yet.
Finally the device cringley has been predicting?
Will it recieve the necessary studio support to succeed?
Last Stand For Sanity
The Pirate Bay 
The MPAA’s latest sortie against filesharers has omitted one of the most prominent: The Pirate Bay.
Founded in 2003 by a group of Swedish file-sharing advocated the Pirate Bureau.
Site has provoked a file-sharing debate in Sweden and has even spawned a pro-piracy political party making a credible bid for seats in the Swedish parliament.
Sites immunity credited to the basic structure of the BitTorrent protocol. Servers provide only torrent files, which by themselves contain no copyright data — merely pointers to sources of the content.
MPAA spokeswoman Kori Bernards insists The Pirate Bay violates copyright laws around the world.”The torrent and torrent tracker is something that points people to various files that make up a copyright that is protected under the law.”
Laurence Lessig thinks an MSID might not be the worst idea 
The system effectively adds an “identity layer” to the Internet.
Hard to to falsify an identity and easy to verify your own.
Users’ computers will hold files called InfoCards that give encrypted sites access to authenticated information about the user.
When a Web site requests personal data, you choose whether to release that information, securely and with the verification of the card’s issuer.
Privacy fears addressed by the fact that the user decides what information is shared.
System is also open, it’s a protocol, implementable by many, not just Microsoft.
It will be distributed with Vista, MS’s new OS.
Functional Body Modification
The first stage in extrasensory enhansement – elegant lowtech(ist) implementation of superhuman status 
Google to purchase writely?
Google office rumours get a boost 
It’s out of this world – sorry I couldn’t resist!
You can look down on the red planet with elevation, infra red, and visible views
Webpages That Suck – Worst pages of 2005
And heres my least favourite (requires sound) 
Finally, a painless way to add live & recorded chat to any website
Simple put gabbly.com/thesiteyouwant – and begin chatting 
This is viral methinks
Almost a mental Keyboard
A funny thinkable cursor 
Hope for paraplegics and wanabe cyber people alike.
A user must wear a cap containing electrodes that measure electrical activity inside the brain
Cap works like an EEG.
Device can train itself to new users in about 20 minutes.
Microsoft have finally unveiled their origami project. Unsurprisingly its an ultra mobile PC.  
These will be even more mobile than the smallest of todays micro laptops
The Specs: 7′ screen, touch screen interface, 800grams approx,
Some models will have: gps, web cam, finger scanner, 40gig hard drives
The antisocial network 
Science Myths Explained
20 of the most plausible scientific myths explained 
Our favourite – the five second rule is five seconds too long
View from the Sidewalk.