The links are back! [Links of the week]

Hi good people,
Well after a two-week break, I'm back with some more interesting weekly links..

So here's what I've picked up on the web the past 2 weeks:

http://gizmodo.com/5409898/3d-scanning-a-webcams-latest-trick
Awesome 3D reconstruction work with only a webcam! I dig that stuff.

http://www.techcrunch.com/2009/11/20/hot-potato-launch
Me like! An old-new mobile social concept comes to life: Ad-Hoc Social Networks meet Foursquare.

http://www.techcrunch.com/2009/11/23/apple-and-android-now-make-up-75-percent-of-u-s-mobile-web-traffic/
Current mobile-phones OSs and devices usage numbers:
iPhone is slightly rising still: 48% Sep09 to 55% Oct09, Android is growing - 17% Sep09 to 20% Oct09, and Palm is losing height - 10% Sep09 to 5% Oct09.

http://www.techcrunch.com/2009/11/23/linkedin-api-open/
LinkedIn API – well it's about time!

http://gizmodo.com/5411779/swype-vs-qwerty-fight
The new Virtual Keyboard typing method: SWYPE, takes on the good ol' QWERTY.

Check out Layar 3.0, awesome 3Ds in AR:
http://gizmodo.com/5417946/dear-new-layar-30-you-got-me-at-beatles
http://www.techcrunch.com/2009/12/02/layar-3-0-mobile-augmented-reality/

The HTML 5.0 craze is upon us, and it is going to change everything we know and think about web applications:
http://www.mobilecrunch.com/2009/12/02/video-webgl-might-eventually-bring-awesome-3d-to-web-apps
http://lifehacker.com/5416100/how-html5-will-change-the-way-you-use-the-web

http://lifehacker.com/5417088/create-abstract-light-art-by-snapping-a-camera+toss-photo/gallery/
Instant wallpaper photo maker: Slow shutter and just throw the camera in the air!

http://gizmodo.com/5420164/htc-2010-product-roadmap-leak-legends-salsa-buzz
This is what HTC has in store for us next year

http://gizmodo.com/5421983/lumino-project-next+generation-lego-crossed-with-microsoft-surface
Surface UI! not new, but this advancement is very interesting..

http://lifehacker.com/5421670/negotiate-anything-by-keeping-three-things-in-mind
Nice video lecture, take a look at 5:00 - speaking about innovative ideas and solutions while negotiating:
Instead of thinking "what will I gain right now", think about make a long-term partnership with the other side.

http://lifehacker.com/5422413/vevo-is-where-your-missing-music-videos-went-to
My intuition says this is the beginning of a war on YouTube, in the Copyrights arena. Sporadic things have been done already, now let's have a showdown!

Google is taking over the world – again! Corner

http://lifehacker.com/5411108/google-puts-coupons-on-your-phone-so-you-can-forget-the-scissors
Google coupons!

And then, just as they started to pick up, came Google and busted them all down.
Big G steps in the restaurants ranking business. Yelp, Zagat - behind you!!
http://gizmodo.com/5420737/in-the-future-we-all-will-be-google+approved
http://www.techcrunch.com/2009/12/06/google-local-maps-qr-code/

http://www.techcrunch.com/2009/12/07/google-realtime/
Big G goes realtime web... The REAL realtime web.

http://gizmodo.com/5420894/google-goggles-googles-scary-good-visual-search-app
Big G keeps on rolling... now conquering the visual search domain. what else?

http://lifehacker.com/5408499/youtube-adds-machine+generated-automatic-captions
Speech-to-text is piece of cake for Google...

Have a cracking weekend and See ya'll next week!
Roy.

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