Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Somebody's Watching You, Stupid Criminals, -and- Food Fight

Somebody's Watching You - Japanese vending machine uses facial recognition technology to "recommend" drinks based on the customer's age and gender
Stupid Criminals - Fairbanks thief takes $20,000 from safe, leaves #80,000 behind
Food Fight - Florida woman arrested for assaulting boyfriend with tamales

On this day in history: November 16, 1906 - Opera star Enrico Caruso is charged with an indecent act committed in the monkey house of New York's Central Park Zoo. He pinched the bottom of a woman described as "pretty and plump", causing outrage amongst New York high society. Caruso claimed a monkey pinched the lady's bottom.

Born on this day in history: November 16, 1873 - W.C. Handy (1873 - 1958) Born in Florence, Alabama, blues composer W. C. Handy began as a cornet player in a minstrel show, then formed a band and a publishing company. Despite being blind, he was the first to introduce the blues style to printed music.

Scripture of the Day: Open my eyes that I may see wonderful things in your law. — Psalm 119:18

Video of the Day: Dodge Nitro Hill Climb

Imagine my surprise when I encountered this scene at Walmart while journeying to my office this morning! Click to enlarge.

Technology News
Barnes & Noble Nook Color launched, reviewed
Microsoft sells 1 million Kinect devices in 10 days
Walmart's Black Friday ad lesks