It only takes 42 minutes to go between any two points on Earth

Well, in theory, at least… It turns out that if you could dig a tunnel that would connect two locations on Earth, for example, between two antipodes, using only the force of gravity, it would only take you 42 minutes to go from the source to your destination. And the interesting part: this is real for any two given points on Earth. Don’t believe me? Check out the following video:

Another interesting gadget to charge your cellphones

There are all kinds of gadgets out there: eco-friendly, all-usb, for workaholics, fashionable and odd-tasting. This one definitely covers all of them.


A team of researchers from Iowa State University have devised a way to make wearable technology slightly more discreet, by creating a solar tie that charges/carries your cellphone.

Source: Engadget

Microsoft’s answer to Apple’s “Get a Mac” ads

Everybody knows that Apple has been doing a great job with the “Get a Mac” ads (by the way, there a few new ones that you should have a look at). They’re funny and entertaining, but most of all, they show how Mac can be a real (and better) alternative to PCs, especially those with Windows Vista.

But Microsoft is getting tired of this marketing domination and has decided to bring out the big guns. The new marketing campaign, which will star Jerry Seinfeld and Bill Gates, is said to be based on the idea of “Windows, Not Walls,” stressing the need to “break down barriers that prevent people and ideas from connecting.” Basically, Microsoft will try to change the public’s negative opinion of Windows Vista, for which the Apple’s “Get a Mac” ads have made a large contribution :-)

Well, let’s wait and see…

Source: The Mac Newbie

Microsoft’s answer to Apple’s “Get a Mac” ads

Everybody knows that Apple has been doing a great job with the “Get a Mac” ads (by the way, there a few new ones that you should have a look at). They’re funny and entertaining, but most of all, they show how Mac can be a real (and better) alternative to PCs, especially those with Windows Vista.

But Microsoft is getting tired of this marketing domination and has decided to bring out the big guns. The new marketing campaign, which will star Jerry Seinfeld and Bill Gates, is said to be based on the idea of “Windows, Not Walls,” stressing the need to “break down barriers that prevent people and ideas from connecting.” Basically, Microsoft will try to change the public’s negative opinion of Windows Vista, for which the Apple’s “Get a Mac” ads have made a large contribution :-)

Well, let’s wait and see…

Source: Engadget