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 “The disc itself is about 5 inches in diameter. It can record...

2012 Oct 1, 8:21


 “The disc itself is about 5 inches in diameter. It can record one hour of stereo music on one side — and it is only a one-sided disc, it’s not meant to be played on two sides…”

Sony demos the CD at TED in 1984 (by TEDBlogVideo)

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Newsroom: Miscellaneous: New Online Tool Gives Public Wider Access to Key U.S. Statistics

2012 Jul 28, 2:35

The U.S. Census Bureau today released a new online service that makes key demographic, socio-economic and housing statistics more accessible than ever before. The Census Bureau’s first-ever public Application Programming Interface (API) allows developers to design Web and mobile apps to explore or learn more about America’s changing population and economy.

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Sergey Brin’s Google Glass skydiver demo from I/O keynote...

2012 Jun 27, 10:31


Sergey Brin’s Google Glass skydiver demo from I/O keynote (via 9to5Google) (by jkahnjkahn)

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Microsoft Research make breakthrough in audio speech recognition (technet.com)

2012 Jun 22, 2:33

MAVIS indexes audio and video so you can do text search over the contents. For example search for ‘metro’ in all of the BUILD conference talks.

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Line Simplification

2012 Jun 3, 12:47

Neat demo of Visvalingam’s line simplification algorithm in JavaScript applied to a map of the US.

To simplify geometry to suit the displayed resolution, various line simplification algorithms exist. While Douglas–Peucker is the most well-known, Visvalingam’s algorithm may be more effective and has a remarkably intuitive explanation: it progressively removes points with the least-perceptible change.

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JavaScript in JavaScript (js.js): smaller, faster, and with demos (princeton.edu)

2012 Apr 19, 3:36

Unlike Inception, running a JS engine in a JS engine does not make the inner JS engine go faster.

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Using CSS without HTML (mathiasbynens.be)

2012 Feb 20, 6:11

Implied HTML elements, CSS before/after content, and the link HTTP header combines to make a document that displays something despite having a 0 byte HTML file.  Demo only in Opera/FireFox due to link HTTP header support.

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Chris Harrison | A New Angle on Cheap LCDs

2011 Oct 25, 5:33
Its not a bug -- its a feature! Very cool unread mail demo.
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minecraft in real life | BEN PURDY

2011 Aug 31, 10:02PermalinkCommentsminecraft demo projection techincal video

Owlboy Demo

2011 Aug 22, 2:00Owlboy is lovely old school 16bit side scrolling platforming and adventuring fun!PermalinkCommentsgame 16bit owl

Spirit of Indiana (Jones) – syncing HTML5 Video with Maps ✩ Mozilla Hacks – the Web developer blog

2010 Dec 16, 1:12Nice! Indiana Jones style map fade in over video done in HTML5 with video tag, and Google maps API.
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Video+html5+Popcorn.js=hyper-video - Standblog

2010 Aug 22, 4:04Demo of marked-up video with the people and places shown in the video popping up along side in real time.PermalinkCommentsvideo html html5 javascript technical mozilla

NOVA | The Pluto Files | Hate Mail from Third Graders (non-Flash) | PBS

2010 Apr 15, 2:52Scans of some of a few instances of hate mail Neil deGrasse Tyson received from elementary school students after demoting Pluto to non-planet status.
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January 2010: Android Handset Mix « Myxer's BoomBox Report

2010 Mar 5, 6:06iPhone vs Android adoption per state and per gender. Apparently I'm out of my demographic with my G1.PermalinkCommentsandroid apple iphone g1 statistics cellphone google

Blaise Aguera y Arcas demos augmented-reality maps | Video on TED.com

2010 Feb 18, 4:57Bing Maps TED talk demos integration of various things including photosynth, flickr photos, and live video.PermalinkCommentsvideo microsoft map flickr 3d photosynth bing augmented-reality

GameSetWatch - Special: The Best Of The 2009 Demoscene, Part 1 - Demos

2010 Jan 19, 2:21"In the latest of an occasional series of demoscene-related posts on GameSetWatch before, AteBit's Paul 'EvilPaul' Grenfell presents a multi-part retrospective on 2009's best demos - starting out with the top ten real-time PC demos of the year."
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Watch America's public domain video treasures, rescue the public domain from paywalls Boing Boing

2009 Dec 4, 5:06"If you want to watch videos from the National Archives today, they try to talk you into buying a DVD from the official government partner, Amazon.Com...To demonstrate to the Congress that if we liberated this wonderful content people would really care, I forked over $251 for 20 DVDs and posted them on-line."PermalinkCommentsvideo history politics government public-domain internet-archive

Waooooooow, Ample SDK - <Glazblog/>

2009 Dec 1, 5:55A cross browser javascript implementation of SVG, XUL, portions of HTML5 and more. Check out their demos. "Ample SDK, a must-see: cross-browser (Gecko, Webkit, Opera, Chrome, and even IE 5.5+ !!), XInclude 1.0, XML Events 1.0, XML Schema, SMIL 3.0, REX 1.0, XBL 2.0 (!), SVG, XUL (cross-browser !), HTML5, XForms, ..., superb demos (SVG-based @shepazu in IE, wow...), dual MIT/GPL licensing terms, open-source"PermalinkCommentstechnical browser svg xul webkit opera ie javascript web html5

YouTube - Google Chrome OS Demo

2009 Nov 20, 7:20I think I'm stuck on the first part of the Ars review "so it has taken the netbook, which was already a crippled notebook, and crippled it even further by removing a ton of flexibility and functionality". Still conceptually I like the idea and hope they figure out all their use cases.PermalinkCommentsgoogle chrome video os web browser technical

the ragbag - arial & helvetica on friday, i hosted a screening...

2009 Sep 27, 2:28Poster demonstrating example differences between Arial and Helvetica. Love the end line: "my buddies [said] ... “a documentary about a font is as interesting as it sounds.” i could not agree more."PermalinkCommentsvisualization font design helvetica typography arial poster
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