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Technology Review: Augmented Identity

2010 Feb 23, 10:04Android augmented reality app that does facial recognition and then hovers icons for that person's profiles on various websites.PermalinkCommentsaugmented-reality mobile internet identity android phone technical

"If we're there, where aren't we?" -- PBS looks at life online Boing Boing

2010 Jan 29, 11:06PermalinkCommentsvideo internet technology pbs

How to catch an iPhone thief: Busting an iPhone thief

2010 Jan 29, 10:52Another technology stolen but then remotely using the tech to get it back story.PermalinkCommentsiphone apple gps privacy crime

Official Google Blog: Go thataway: Google Maps India learns to navigate like a local

2009 Dec 18, 2:27"...this week we launched an improvement to Google Maps India that describes routes in terms of easy-to-follow landmarks and businesses that are visible along the way. We gathered feedback from users around the world to spark this improvement to our technology, and we thought we'd give you a glimpse at our thinking behind this launch."PermalinkCommentsgoogle map geography geo india

Official Google Blog: Cutting back on your long list of passwords

2009 Nov 23, 11:28"Thanks to the utilization of new technology, we're now seeing large-scale success in eliminating the need for passwords while increasing the successful registration rate at websites to over 90%...In addition, after a thorough evaluation of the security and privacy of these technologies, the same techniques are being piloted by President Obama's open identity initiative to enable citizens to sign in more easily to government-operated websites."PermalinkCommentsidentity openid google security authentication facebook password via:connolly technical

It's 1975 And This Man Is About To Show You The Future

2009 Nov 9, 11:26Awesome tital and design.PermalinkCommentsart design technology ibm future typography retro vintage internet via:ethan_t_hein presentation

YouTube - The Web That Wasn't

2009 Oct 28, 8:31"The presentation will focus on the pioneering work of Paul Otlet, Vannevar Bush, and Doug Engelbart, forebears of the 1960s and 1970s like Ted Nelson, Andries van Dam, and the Xerox PARC team, and more recent forays like Brown's Intermedia system." Covers things like As We May Think and others who could have made the Web. Would love to have this as a summary with links to everything rather than a video =)PermalinkCommentsvia:connolly technical google video internet web information technology memex

Whole Earth Discipline: An Ecopragmatist Manifesto | Brain Pickings

2009 Oct 18, 2:23TED video of Stewart Brand: "The book tackles three of today’s most profound transformations — climate change, urbanization and biotechnology — in a way that’s part practical guide to damage control, part prescriptive inspiration for a more efficient society, part bold anthem of design-thinking. And if Brand’s track record is any sign at all, Whole Earth Discipline may well become one of the (counter)cultural classics of our generation."
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You know the name, but just who were the Luddites? - Ars Technica

2009 Oct 5, 8:44Brief history of the Luddites. "Are we all Luddites now? ... If you are reading this essay on your laptop or iPhone, chances are that you aren't an unemployed weaver staring starvation in the face." Also: "The Luddites didn't oppose technology; they opposed the sudden collapse of their industry, which they blamed in part on new weaving machines." So the TV and newspaper associations and Rupert Murdoch are Luddites.PermalinkCommentshistory technology luddite

Dandella by DIC - Design Year Book

2009 Aug 11, 7:35Lovely Dandella looks like an electric scallion and it "... works with GPS enabled mobile phones to track physical locations. Dandella bends and points toward the targeted location."
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Guidelines for Media Sanitization - Recommendations of the National Institute of Standards and Technology

2009 Jul 29, 3:18PermalinkCommentssecurity computer storage nist erase technical system:filetype:pdf system:media:document

Linus Torvalds: "Microsoft hatred is a disease" - Ars Technica

2009 Jul 28, 3:39Linus Torvalds: "I'm a big believer in "technology over politics"...I may make jokes about Microsoft at times, but at the same time, I think the Microsoft hatred is a disease." This goes well with his previous quote calling Slashdot a "big public wanking session".PermalinkCommentslinux linus-torvalds microsoft politics technical

Self-Portrait Machine - we make money not art

2009 Jul 27, 4:29"Jen Hui Liao's Self-Portrait Machine is a device that takes a picture of the sitter and draws it but with the model's help. The wrists of the individual are tied to the machine and it is his or her hands that are guided to draw the lines that will eventually form the portrait." With video!PermalinkCommentsvideo drawing art technology machine robot automation self-portrait

A bold new computer metaphor

2009 Jun 22, 7:00"...computer technology has made it to the late sixth century AD, at best. In the olden days, you see, the upper classes were able to read and write, but they generally preferred not to. They left it to people who had to do it, like scribes and clergymen."PermalinkCommentsliterature paper history literacy religion

Paleo-Future: Robots vs. Musicians (1931)

2009 Jun 12, 9:16"This ad from the March 9, 1931 Simpson's Leader-Times (Kittanning, PA) is in no way subtle. The consequences of using recorded music at theatre performances rather than live musicians are, "Monotony in the theatre - corruption of taste - destruction of art." Yikes."PermalinkCommentsvia:ethan_t_hein music advertising technology robot copyright

What San Francisco/Silicon Valley can learn from the Twittering company: Zappos - Scobleizer: bleeding edge technology talk

2009 May 13, 11:21Lots of interesting notes on the company culture of Zappos. "Yesterday I was lucky enough to visit Zappos and get a tour and talk with some of their executives, including Tony Hsieh, CEO."PermalinkCommentstwitter marketing business culture zappos shoes ecommerce

New Dollar Sign Proposed by Congress to Reflect Economic Conditions | Typophile

2009 Apr 1, 9:32'To help stem the downward spiral of the United States economy Congress has proposed a new dollar symbol. "Updating fonts on the world's computers and devices would be a huge economic stimulus" said one representative after a late night session of the newly formed House Subcommittee - Font Economic Stimulus Technology Relief (FESTR). "The dollar is a shadow of its former self and the new design reflects this."'PermalinkCommentsart design humor font dollar-sign typography government economics

Twitter switch for Guardian, after 188 years of ink | Media | The Guardian

2009 Apr 1, 9:20"Consolidating its position at the cutting edge of new media technology, the Guardian today announces that it will become the first newspaper in the world to be published exclusively via Twitter"PermalinkCommentshumor news twitter journalism newspaper

kottke.org - home of fine hypertext products

2009 Jan 20, 6:16Good linksPermalinkCommentshumor blog internet web technology geek culture design daily

Digital Urban: The City as a Canvas: Video Projection Showreel 2009

2009 Jan 15, 6:02Projecting giant images onto buildings that appear to interact with their surface. Lovely video. "We have posted quite a few times now about using projectors in the city to beam images onto Architecture and the screengrab above is one from one the best examples we have seen so far."PermalinkCommentsvideo graffiti cultural-disobediance art technology projector light
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