Kyle Kesterson enters Startup Battle with tapeworm game, and help from Sir Mix-A-Lot At Startup Weekend in Seattle earlier this month, Seattle artist and designer Kyle Kesterson and crew wowed the crowd with their new game for Kinect, Android and iOS called In Digestion in which players assume the character of a giant tapeworm by the name of Marvin. Now, Kesterson is hoping that the tapeworm will get him to Singapore. A Startup Weekend veteran who made a name for himself as the creative force behind Giant Thinkwell, Kesterson is Seattle’s official entrant for the Global Startup Battle. The competition pits winning teams from four dozen cities across the global in what amounts to a startup version of Fight Club. The winning team, chosen by members of the community through online voting, gets a table at the Startup Pavillion at Demo Asia in Singapore in February 2012; a table at the Launch Pad conference in San Francisco; 40 hours of design work; public relations assistance; and $5,000 in legal consultation from Cooley Godward.
30 Useful iPad Apps for Business & Presentation Apple sold more than 1 million copies of iPads in the first 3 months. This gadget is definitely more than just a larger version of iPhone or iPod touch. With 4x the screen of an iPhone, the iPad’s display is ideal for reading and for presentations. In today’s post, we’d like to highlight some really useful iPad applications that might replace the things you do daily with your laptop or netbook. With a piece of iPad and these applications, you probably don’t need to carry a laptop around. Here are 30 useful iPad applications for Business and Presentation you might find handy on your next project pitch or business trip.
DMT Vaults : Extraction : QT's DMT Extraction Guide NOTE OF WARNING:QT's DMT Extraction for Students is archived by Erowid as a historical document. The process as described has been critiqued as flawed and dangerous several ways. Safer and more effective DMT extraction and purification techniques have been developed and made available in the years since the document below was created. For one such process, see Noman's "DMT for the Masses". Graham Hill Explains How Less Stuff Leads to More Freedom at TED TreeHugger Founder Graham Hill stopped by the TED Conference recently to outline his LifeEdited project—and explain why a keen ability to edit will be the most important skill of the next century. Watch a video of the talk below:Watch the Video in Full Screen at Ted.com In the end, the goal of the LifeEdited project was not to strip everything away—rather, it was to cut down to the essential in order to open more opportunities with less space and fewer things.
Print Version - Five Tibetan Rites By Mary Kurus Copyright Mary Kurus 2001, All Rights Reserved Background In 1985 a book called The Ancient Secret of the Fountain of Youth written by Peter Kelder was published which for the first time fully described an exercise program for "youthing". SWYP: a super simple touchscreen printer concept It doesn’t matter how simple a printer is advertised as being, they all end up having annoying software to install, an LCD that is too small to be of any real use, and require a PC and other software in order to get the image or document into the correct state for printing. Artefact, a design partnership focused on “creating a preferable future for humanity” has realized this and decided to do something about the state of printers. Their answer is the SWYP, short for See What You Print. SWYP is a concept printer that is shaped like a very thick sheet of paper with a multi-touch touchscreen dominating the top. The actual printing hardware sits below this with the idea being the touchscreen represents the editing and printing area, so what you see on that screen, and how it looks, is exactly how it will print out on an A4 sheet of paper. There is no other software or hardware, this is your printing canvas.
Web discovery engine Trapit launches iPad app — but it’s not another Flipboard Trapit, a discovery engine for web content from the group behind Siri, is releasing its iPad app Thursday after launching a public beta web version last November. With the introduction of its tablet app, Trapit plans to compete against news reading apps like Flipboard and Pulse — and thinks it will beat those companies by using artificial intelligence to offer adaptive personalized content. It is also planning to enter into publisher partnerships. Trapit’s web version has over 25,000 users a day and the company says they spend an average of 16 minutes per visit. The company is based in Palo Alto, Calif. and is venture-backed by Horizons Ventures and SRI International. As in the web-based version, users start by searching for a subject or URL.
Ancient underwater cities being found that are 10,000 years old Lost city 'could rewrite history' By BBC News Online's Tom Housden The remains of what has been described as a huge lost city may force historians and archaeologists to radically reconsider their view of ancient human history. Marine scientists say archaeological remains discovered 36 meters (120 feet) underwater in the Gulf of Cambay off the western coast of India could be over 9,000 years old. The vast city - which is five miles long and two miles wide - is believed to predate the oldest known remains in the subcontinent by more than 5,000 years.
The Slow Poisoning of India The Slow Poisoning of India is a 26-minute documentary film directed by Ramesh Menon and produced by the New Delhi-based The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI). It deals with the dangers of excessive use of pesticide in agriculture. India is one of the largest users of pesticide in Asia and also one of the largest manufactures. The toxins have entered into the food chain and into our breakfast, lunch and dinner. The film showcases startling case studies from Kerala where villagers in Kasaragod district are paying a heavy price as it has been exposed to pesticide spraying for many years. It talks of the health impacts in other parts of India and also on how the magic of the green revolution in Punjab is fading as land and water bodies have been poisoned. Award on Social Media Use in Formal Language Teaching Contexts Are you a language teacher in Europe and do you happen to use social media tools in your curriculum? If this is the case, you can join a competition hosted by the European network “Language Learning and Social Media – 6 Key Dialogues” and use your skills to win 1000 € to spend on technical equipment for your classroom! The aim for this competition is to identify good use of social media in formal language teaching environments and to [...] make an award to the best practice for its contribution to understanding the innovative nature of social media technologies in classrooms. The top 10 practices will receive a certificate and promotion from LLSM in a dedicated showcase, the overall winner of the top 10 will then receive the prize of 1000 € and an invitation to the award ceremony that will take place next year in Warsaw. Deadline for the application is July 30th 2011.
How to add friends to your circle. +Gustavo Moura +Vic Gundotra +Larry Page Social Network consists of two essential parts sharing + communication. And google+ is heavily relying on sharing part and neglecting the communication. Also they are taking it for granted that only our gmail contacts are our real friends but the fact is that we have >4% of the total people we know in our gmail contact list except if anyone had orkut account in past. So it only shows those >4% of people in the find people option and neglecting the mutual friends concept or in this case circles. So we need to search the rest by searching them one by one. You guys are forgetting that people add some other people as friend in any social network not because they have their email id but bcoz they know each other and they both have their profiles(not mail id) in a social network.
Here’s How You Might Be Able To Watch Live TV, For Free, On Your iPad – AllThingsD Your iPad can do lots of things, but live TV generally isn’t one of them. With a few exceptions, the TV networks don’t want their programming going out live anywhere but your big screen, under their supervision. Here’s a start-up that wants to change that: Bamboom says it will let you watch live broadcast TV anywhere you can get a Web connection, on whatever device you want. Illusion of brightness or lightness Professor Alan Gilchrist's talkin Ritsumeikan (March 17, 2006) Program Opening talk (16:00-16:30) "Ilusions of brightness or lightness"Akiyoshi Kitaoka, Associate professor Ph.D (Ritsumeikan University, Dept. of Psychology) since March 16, 2006 (7 digits since January 15, 2013) Welcome!