Second Talk – Integrated Skype in Second Life

So now you can wear virtual headsets in Second Life which integrate with Skype on your deskstop and talk to anyone who is within virtual hearing distance! All you need is Second Talk! Advertisements


Of Frappuccinos and Best Taste Dates

I was at a Starbucks with a friend recently and he made a very interesting observation. The label on the bottle of Frappuccino had a date which read: “Best Taste By Feb 12 07” What do they really mean? Are they saying it won’t taste as good after that date, but I should feel free to drink it? How about …

Gender HCI – Is today’s software designed for the male brain?

Trying to catchup with the backlog of isses of Computer magazine I came across this article that talks about gender HCI: Abstract: Studies building upon theories and research from several domains investigate how gender differences interact with software. It goes ahead to speak about how this gender bias in software might be responsible in creating a previously unrecognized hurdle for …



So you are talking to someone, and that person says: Chill! And then you think – does that person even know what that means?If you look at the temperatures here, it’s more like Freeze! These temperatures are in Fahrenheit. Chill!

SecondLife: IBM, CircuitCity and Sears

So as IBM decides to get serious about SecondLife, they start building a Sears and CircuitCity. I paid a visit to CircuitCity and was very delighted at what i saw. To the left is Sears, to the right is CircuitCity It looks very cozy from the inside. Clicking on any product on display opens up the browser to display more …