2010 Feb 23, 10:04
Android augmented reality app that does facial recognition and then hovers icons for that person's profiles on various websites.
2010 Jan 29, 11:06 2010 Jan 29, 10:52
Another technology stolen but then remotely using the tech to get it back story.
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."
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."
2009 Nov 9, 11:26
Awesome tital and design.
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 =)
2009 Oct 18, 2:23
TED 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."
2009 Oct 5, 8:44
Brief 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.
2009 Aug 11, 7:35
Lovely 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."
2009 Jul 29, 3:18 2009 Jul 28, 3:39
Linus 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".
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!
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."
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."
2009 May 13, 11:21
Lots 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."
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
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"
2009 Jan 20, 6:16
2009 Jan 15, 6:02
Projecting 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."