Locast MIT /RAI Mobile Experience Lab What Locast can be used to create: Interactive Narratives Interactive narratives that are crafted by linking together videos and photos thematically, geographically, and chronologically. Java is Pass-by-Value, Dammit! - Scott Stanchfield 3.6 Beta 4 Serbo-Croation Translation Available! Woohoo! Jovana Milutinovich gratiously offered to translate this article to Serbo-Croation! You can read the translation here: Thanks a million, Jovana! Introduction How It Works It will take anywhere from 3 seconds to 1 minute for your pic to upload, depending on how big it is. You're going to see this message every time you post a new pic. So, we're making the text really long so that it'll take you at least five picture uploads to read it all. Here's what we're thinking...While your first picture is uploading think about someone you want to kiss. When you upload your second pic think about one friend who you can beat in a race.
Optimice Company Mapper provides a dynamic and interactive map of connections between boardmembers listed on the ASX. The interactive map includes more than 2,000 companies and more than 12,000 people. The data is sourced directy from ThomsonReuters and is updated every 24 hours. It allows users to very quickly see relationship patterns between companies and the people associated with these. It is the fastest and most powerful way to explore relationships Company Mapper provides insights into the 'connectedness' of boardmembers for the ASX-listed companies and can be used to inform for example: Brightkite/Layar advertising Location-based social network Brightkite announced this morning that it has added what it calls the first mobile Augmented Reality advertising for U.S. markets to its AR layer in the Layar augmented reality browser. Augmented Reality (AR) is a class of technologies that place data from the web on top of a camera view of the physical world. Layar is a browser for a wide variety of AR data layers, from real-estate listings to government data to messages posted to networks like Brightkite. It is available for Android phones and was available on the iPhone until it was withdrawn from the marketplace last week due to excessive crashes. The Brightkite ads appear to be just for electronics retailer BestBuy so far, and are displayed as unique markers in your field of view when pointed towards one of the stores. Big round circles have been added to Brightkite camera-view annotations, designating the location of nearby BestBuy stores.
30 Top Web Designers On Twitter If you want to connect with some great web designers / freelancers on twitter, then look no further. Below I have rounded up 30 top web designers on twitter. Some of their tweets are humorous, inspirational, and can be very useful such as some tips and tricks they tweet about. There is some great design tweeting coming from all of their profiles, so be sure to follow your favorites. Why mind mapping software will go mainstream in 2009 - Mind Mapp A number of recent developments have convinced me that 2009 is the year in which mind mapping software will break into the mainstream as a widely accepted business productivity tool. It has reached an “inflection point” where we will see more rapid growth than ever before. Here are the factors that I believe will drive this rapid growth: The barriers to adoption are falling: Tools have recently emerged that enable workers who do not have licensed copies of a major mind mapping software package to collaborate with those who do. I’m speaking here specifically about Mindjet’s recent announcement of the Mindjet Connect collaborative workspace and the MindManager Web client. The former is a collaborative workspace where work teams can share my maps and other files, while the latter is a new web client that replicates much of the functionality of the excellent MindManager desktop PC application.
“Foodspotting” Foursquare for Foodies? Do you have friends that take photos of their food at restaurants? You know, the friends that pull out their iPhones, Androids, or digital cameras when the food arrives at the table and say, “Wait, wait, wait! Let me get a shot of that French toast before you touch it.” Sometimes these photos are posted to Twitter or Facebook, and sometimes they just disappear into the abyss. Today, I am happy to announce, there just may be something these compulsive photo snapping friends can do with their photos: Foodspotting. Backupify So how could Google let a half million users lose their data in the first place? The answer lies in how Google described the problem initially: “0.29% of Gmail users” experienced a “service disruption.” Less than one-third of 1% of all Gmail accounts got hit by the data purge.
Interactive Trip Sharing Service EveryTrail Locates $1 Million I Palo Alto, CA-based GlobalMotion Media has raised $1 million in Series A financing from the Band of Angels and a group of domestic and international private investors. The young company is probably best known for operating EveryTrail, a GPS travel community and interactive trip sharing service. The startup is today also announcing the release of its latest iPhone application, EveryTrail 3 (iTunes link), which allows users to easily record and share their hiking, driving, skiing, motorcycling, running, skateboarding or other trips. EveryTrail enables people to keep track of their trips, by uploading GPS files or geo-tracking their trails, and allows to them to accompany those with stories and geo-tagged photos. The web service is quite feature rich already, but it’s the mobile apps that make EveryTrail unique and very fun to use.
SomeBeans 3.6 Beta 4 I’ve been on holiday for a week, this has meant a lot of reading! Next up is “At Home: A Short History of Private Life” by Bill Bryson. A thick book arranged thematically around the rooms in Bryson’s house, a rectory in Norfolk. Technology Review: Why Privacy Is Not Dead Each time Facebook’s privacy settings change or a technology makes personal information available to new audiences, people scream foul. Each time, their cries seem to fall on deaf ears. The reason for this disconnect is that in a computational world, privacy is often implemented through access control.
not a phone, but a URL By now, you know the details of Google's first Google-branded, Google-sold "superphone," the Nexus One: huge AMOLED touchscreen, thin-and-light form factor, available unlocked or on T-Mobile, pervasive voice input, etc. And many have already reached for the easiest narrative in which to fit Google's announcement: the Nexus One is Google's attempt at an iPhone-killer. But regardless of the simple conflict stories that the Nexus One announcement evokes, the reaction on Twitter and the comment thread for our liveblog show that the tech-savvy public already understands that the Nexus One is just another Android phone—the latest and greatest Android phone, and possibly even the latest and greatest smartphone—but an Android phone nonetheless. The Nexus One may or may not be an iPhone killer (it probably isn't), but it doesn't matter, because the Nexus One was arguably the least significant thing that Google announced today. Divide and conquer Aligning incentives, and the iPhone curse
Zoonomian 3.6 Beta 4 I’ve just finished Richard Dawkins’s self-narrated audiobook of An Appetite for Wonder: The Making of a Scientist, where, introducing a task given to him by his research supervisor Niko Tinbergen, related to nature versus nurture aspects of animal behaviour, he makes special mention of the White-crowned Sparrow (Zonotrichia leucophrys nuttalli). As it happens, earlier this Read More… This is my chunk of Lapis Lazuli: mainly lazurite ((Na,Ca)8(AlSiO4)6(S,SO4,Cl)1-2) with some shiny pyrite (iron sulphide) streaks. This piece is about 3 inches high. It’s a semi-precious stone which when ground up becomes ultramarine, the intense blue pigment you see in old religious paintings.