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Spanish Armada are Pirates… Canada – not so much
Olympic Blogs in Vancouver
Apple gets ready for their next Tweakup
Was Google Hacked Last Week… implications?
Angels and Demons – Wholly Grailed?
Opening a  Cannes of Whoop-ass
Has Lost found its way?

Technology

Interview – Mike interviews Clayton Stark from Flock “The Social Web Browser”

Websites of the Week

Anthony – nxew.ca – tracking Canadian music news from coast to coast
Mike – tweeji.com – tweets from the dear departed

Music
The Most Serene RepublicHeavens to Purgatory from their upcoming CD And the Ever-expanding Universe

Plus, Mike takes to the air to be the Canadian Crusader in Mexico against H1N1

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Days of Swine and Roses – has the H1N1 virus gone viral?
Pirates can’t stop Wolverine going beserker style
Canadian Pirates
Mickey buys some Hulu
Psiphon – the Human Rights anti-censorship approach to the Great Firewall of China
Are Twitterers Quitterers?

Technology
Shout out to TwestofTO coming up this Thursday, May 7th
Interview with MCM, creator of YTV’s Rollbots and 1889.ca.

Websites of the Week
Anthony twemes – easy RSS feeds from Twitter searches
Mike cartoonme.net – in honour of free comic day

Music
Apostle of HustlePerfect Fit from their upcoming CD Eats Darkness

Plus, Mike agrees to become the Canadian Crusader in Mexico against H1N1

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Sad day in the Pirate Bay
Any Pirates in Hudson Bay – Canadian Reactions to the Pirate Bay case
US Democrat seeks to eliminate Bandwidth Caps
Facebook goes democratic?
Google take Movies to YouTube

Interview with Ryan Holmes, CEO/Founder Invoke Media, creator of Hootsuite.com and Ow.ly

Television
Are your favourite shows safe, doomed, or on the bubble.

Websites of the Week
Anthony – The Sesame Street Channel on YouTube
Mike – Playoffbeard.com

Music
Welcome White Whale Records to DyscultureD
The Mohawk Lodge – Wear ‘Em Out

Plus some reminiscences on the Miley Cyrus movie, Adventureland, and Hockey Night in Canada’s “iDesk”

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X Marks The Spot – Workprint of Wolverine leaked
E.T. Skype Home – Sykpe arrives for the iPhone
U2, RIM? U2? – U2 partners with Blackberry maker
Googly-eyed Over Twitter – Arrington rumours about Google-Twitter deal
Do You Know The Lyrics?  (Apparently, You Do) – K’naan crowdsources lyrics via Twitter
An Exploratory Digg – Digg launches DiggBar
Big Blue Clouds – IBM explores cloud computing
Citation Not Needed – Microsoft shuts down Encarta

movies

Canada’s Oscars(?) – The Genies Reviewed
May Movies

website of the week

Anth: Multicolr Search Lab (Flickr Set)
Mike: Catster (dedicated to Soot Vardy 1993-2009)

musical selection

Woodhands (courtesy of Paper Bag Records)

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The Big 3

Facebook

MySpace

Twitter

The Pretenders

Anything developed by Yahoo!

Jaiku

Pownce

The Tools

FriendFeed

Ping.fm

Flock

Apps like TweetDeck

On The Bubble

Plurk

Seesmic, 12seconds.tv and other video blogging services

Microblogs (like tumblr)

…and what about Laconica?

Are They?/Aren’t They?

Flickr

YouTube

LinkedIn

Blogging services (like Blogger)

Musical Artist Profile

Laura Barrett (courtesy of Paper Bag Records)


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Twitter Faced with Cash
Twitter kills sms updates in Canada
Google comes to Canada
You Tube’s New Geometry
Pirate Bay’s 5th Anniversary

tech
IBM predicts tech advances over the next five years
Apple Dev get Linux on the iPhone

websites
The Victoria-based comedy stylings of loadingreadyrun
Their efforts to be charitable driving the Desertbus.
35 days against DRM with defectivebydesign.

music
united steel workers of montreal – “out in the cold” from the cd Kerosene and Coal

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gmail vid chat – the cloud expands
the “$100 laptop” in Europe  – for only $200!
USB3.0 – 14X the speed of USB 2.0

movies
Bond – Quantum of Solace
Holiday/December Releases

websites of the week
www.blippr.com – a twitter-like review complier of films, music, books, etc.
www.goanimate.com – explore and share your inner cartoonist

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The Wheat Pool – Geographic Centre of Canada

Is it just me, or were my expectations for any product that came with the “android” moniker just a bit too high? When I think “android”, I’m thinking super cool, almost human-like robot with crazy math skills. Apparently the threshold for such optimism has been lowered a little bit. That said, the first Google Android-powered phone was sold today.

Instead, I get an phone with an unfinished OS. I’m sure the phone technology is okay… at least better than the phone capabilities of the iPhone. All reports, however, indicate like most things Google, the Android OS is beta at best. If Google history is any indication, the OS will be in beta for at least two years. The optimism arises in the fact that they’re making it as open source as possible and allowing for quality control to be thrown to the wind. That said, by relaxing the control on Android they are opening the potential up for the  OS to become the most functional, cross-branded piece of mobile software around.

Let me outline a couple of things about the future of Android phones v. the iPhone:

1) Breaking Android apps will cause very risky elements for new downloads and the iPhone, despite their growing pains with the app store, seem to have mellowed out the brick factor.

2) Android will never have the elite status the iPhone has, but will be easily customizable and tweak-friendly.

3) The non-exclusivity with a single service provider and plan will vault phones with Android installed over iPhones within a year. As much as the iPhone gets a lot of hype, many manufacturers will increase the odds of a cooler looking form factor, on an ongoing basis, quicker than the Mac love-ins.

But to coin a phrase, unless you’re one of those “nutty” early adopters: “These aren’t the Androids you’re looking for.”