Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Gumball 3000 – The Natuba Team is in the Race!!! Really.

Cause we are so cool . . .

 

A member of the Natuba Team, Richard Yoo, is a racer in this year’s Coast-To-Coast race of awesomeness, the Gumball 3000.

 

 

 

That’s right, Cannonball Run is back.  Richard will be racing with car enthusiast elite, I am so jealous.  I am also thrilled to know someone in the race so I can hear all about what happens!

 

Here’s some pics from his car:

 

Cadillac XLR-V for Gumball 3000

Check back to this blog and we will be posting the details as the race goes on!

 

Now check out Richard’s Blog for all his schematics.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

BBC Media Player GOES TO ELEVEN!

Ok, this is really cool. In the shadow of greatness that is Spinal Tap, the BBC goes to 11!


Nigel Tufnel: The numbers all go to eleven. Look, right across the board, eleven, eleven, eleven and...
Marty DiBergi: Oh, I see. And most amps go up to ten?
Nigel Tufnel: Exactly.
Marty DiBergi: Does that mean it's louder? Is it any louder?
Nigel Tufnel: Well, it's one louder, isn't it? It's not ten. You see, most blokes, you know, will be playing at ten. You're on ten here, all the way up, all the way up, all the way up, you're on ten on your guitar. Where can you go from there? Where?
Marty DiBergi: I don't know.
Nigel Tufnel: Nowhere. Exactly. What we do is, if we need that extra push over the cliff, you know what we do?
Marty DiBergi: Put it up to eleven.
Nigel Tufnel: Eleven. Exactly. One louder.
Marty DiBergi: Why don't you just make ten louder and make ten be the top number and make that a little louder?
Nigel Tufnel: [pause] These go to eleven.


Natuba user Ravendon let us know that if you go to the BBC website and use their video player, the max volume is 11.


Check it out for yourself. There is no way this was done without intention. Comment here on the awesomeness of this . . .

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Pictures from “Tea Parties” Around the Nation

Natubatons posted pics from “Tea” Parties around the country. Below is part of the collection you will find on Natuba. Some creative signage whether you believe in the message or not.

Click the Picture to Enlarge . . .

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Skype App for iPhone. AT&T: "Skype is a competitor" and Apple should "not facilitate the service." FCC involved.

Posted on Natuba.

Last week, Skype hit the App Store with an application that puts VoIP into your palm. Skype allows users of the free application to dial other Skype users anywhere in the world at no charge. You can upgrade the service to connect with landlines.



I tried it out and can say the calling is clear and crisp and free. You can use the contacts from your iPhone and it takes about 10 seconds to sign up.

The catch? AT&T has restricted the use of the Skype app to Wi-Fi only (though there are ways to get it on 3G). Skype cannot run in the background, so you must be in the application to take advantage of the cost-free oversees calling.

Download the app today because it may not be available tomorrow. Also, chances are your buddy has got it too. Skype is the #1 app on the iPhone since its release, over one million downloads and counting.

AT&T seems to be a little rattled about the whole, “call people for free” idea. Huh, I wonder why?

AT&T public policy executive Jim Cicconi said it all when he told USA Today that the carrier has "every right" not to promote the services of a wireless rival (Skype), and that they "absolutely expect our vendors" i.e. Apple "not to facilitate the services of our competitors." If that wasn't clear enough, he added, "Skype is a competitor, just like Verizon, or Sprint, or T-Mobile."

To the rescue are the net neutrality folks. The idea is that if there is internet functionality on the iPhone and the internet is regulated by net neutrality, shouldn’t AT&T be prevented from restricting it use in any way?

Net neutrality advocacy group Free Press has asked the FCC to investigate whether Apple and AT&T are acting unlawfully by restricting the use of Skype's application to Wi-Fi networks. The group wants the FCC to clarify and confirm that net neutrality laws extend to wireless networks, or as the group's policy council Chris Riley said in a statement, "The FCC must make it crystal clear that a closed Internet will not be tolerated on any platform."

Thanks to SkySmile for posting the photo to Natuba.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Mil – House Mixes Dr. House and The Simpsons to Great Reviews!

Mil-House

This picture is awesome. Natuba user, picsmonkey bestowed Natuba with this creation last summer. Recently, the StumbleUpon crowd, well, stumbled upon Mil-House and the views took off.

Congrats picsmonkey on making the Wall of Fame, the most viewed pics on Natuba. Just goes to show that creativity is encouraged at Natuba.com.