My friend Tina showed me this over the weekend, and it seems to be working quite well so far…
Find a screen with at least one blank row of applications, then Tap and hold on the screen to bring up the Personalize screen.
Under the “Add items to Home” section, select “Widget”:
Scroll down to the “Power Control” widget, and tap to select.
The Power Control widget will let you turn on and off Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS and Synchronization. It will also allow you to set the screen brightness to low, medium or high. Since the screen is one process that seems to eat up the most energy, this setting will have the greatest impact on battery life. Setting screen brightness on low will only work at night or in very low light situations. Medium is good for most indoor situations and everyday use. High is pretty much required if you are outdoors or in a very bright light area. Obviously turning off Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and GPS when not in use will also contribute to extended battery life.
In case being involved in selecting your government wasn’t enough reason to go to the polls on Tuesday…
foursquare is giving people yet another reason to go vote; a new ‘I Voted’ foursquare badge. On election day, simply head out to your local polling station and check in on foursquare when you vote to unlock the badge.
Top reason for Facebook unfriending: Too many useless posts
The No. 1 reason why friends dump friends on Facebook is when they get fed up seeing too many useless posts, according to new research out of the University of Colorado Denver Business School.
Obama: Innovation key to improving the economy
As recession winds down, ‘spirit of innovation’ essential to future prosperity
By Darlene Superville, Associated Press Writer
On Saturday August 1, 2009, 10:34 pm EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Future economic prosperity depends on building a new, stronger foundation and recapturing the “spirit of innovation,” President Barack Obama says.
“Innovation has been essential to our prosperity in the past, and it will be essential to our prosperity in the future,” Obama said Saturday in his weekly radio and Internet address.
One of my assignments at work is to coordinate recruiting for IBM at the ACM ICPC, mostly in the US, but we recruit from the World Finals for IBM globally. Anyway, check out this podcast over at Battle of the Brains, it features Adam Gashlin who I met at the Greater New York Regional contest, and now works for IBM full time in Austin.
IBMer Adam Gashlin Reflects on 2007 World Finals Experience
February 26th, 2009
IBM special guest host, Jim Angstadt, sat down with Adam Gashlin, 2007 ICPC Rutgers World Finals team member and current IBM employee. He carved out a few minutes from his busy schedule to talk about his experience at the 2007 World Finals, offer tips for this year’s class and share how he came to work for IBM from Extreme Blue intern to full-time employee.
Released earlier today, available here.
Google has signed an amicus brief in support of several cases currently challenging Proposition 8 in the California Supreme Court.
From the Official Google Blog.
When I first saw this headline, I had to make sure it wasn’t an article from “The Onion” or something, but apparently IBM is opening two new facilities in the US, one in Dubuque, IA and one in East Lansing, MI.
BOSTON (Reuters) – IBM (IBM.N), the world’s largest technology services company, plans to open a new computer support center in Iowa, creating up to 1,300 new jobs and defying a trend of widespread corporate layoffs.
The Dubuque facility in a 10-story office building once occupied by now-defunct retailer Roshek’s Department Store, will create jobs for high-tech workers at a time when many technology companies are cutting staff.
Where making changes = moving everyone elsewhere. News8 had an article referring back to Google’s blog, basically saying they’re closing up and moving out.