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This is an app for your phone/ iPad/ what have you, featuring a fairy named Lila. From the looks of it there isn’t that much to it. There is basically a CG fairy against a backdrop and she sings and casts spells, sometimes summoning some animals.

Here is a series of clips someone put together demonstrating some of the different things Lila does

       

You can check it out here http://itunes.apple.com/ca/app/talking-lila-the-fairy/id416343455?mt=8

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So I was surfing ye olde web when I came across this little article here http://searchstorage.techtarget.com/definition/pixie-dust. The article is about IBM’s antiferromagnetically-coupled (AFC) media technology, which basically has to do with data storage technology, and they called it Pixie Dust for it’s seemingly magical properties!!

The “pixie dust” used is a 3-atom thick magnetic coating composed of the element ruthenium sandwiched between two magnetic layers. The technology is expected to yield 400 GB (gigabyte) hard drives for desktop computers, and 200 GB hard drives for laptops by 2003. In information technology, the term “pixie dust” is often used to refer to a technology that seemingly does the impossible.

The article was written in 2001, so I don’t think you’ll be too impressed with the capabilities… but try to think back to that time and re- experience the amazing power of 200 Gb!!!!!!!

But I think that last part there is kind of interesting, ‘In information technology, the term “pixie dust” is often used to refer to a technology that seemingly does the impossible.‘ And so it is!!

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