Links of the week

http://www.runnersworld.com/article/1,7124,s6-240-319--13001-0,00.html
Shoes tying hacks

http://www.engadget.com/2010/01/18/misa-digital-guitar-cuts-the-strings-brings-the-noise/
Very nice! A digital guitar...

http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn18036
An interesting concept - see-through walls w/ augmentd reality

http://gizmodo.com/5452140/one-third-of-us-11+year+olds-have-cellphones
The "Youth market"'s little brother - the "Toddler market" - is booming

http://gizmodo.com/5451876/rumor-apple-iphone-os-40-features-detailed
Some goodies from iPhone OS 4 - where is video-pixel-bytes access already?!

http://lifehacker.com/5452786/memorize-now-helps-you-commit-long-passages-to-memory
I like! A helper webapp to memorize text

http://gizmodo.com/5452684/voice-band-iphone-app-converts-bah-ba-ba-bah-into---
This is awesome.

http://gizmodo.com/5453436/googles-html5-youtube-videos-dont-need-flash
YouTube without flash: I tried it on Chrome, the video was choppy, volume control didn't work proerly and the progressing download & play made the position marker bounce around. But in the end, anything that replaces Flash, and Adobe's reign over internet interactive animation,  is good..

C ya'll next week!

Roy.

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Never fear - the links are here [Links of the week]

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Stuff I picked up on the web the last week:
http://www.billshrink.com/blog/nexus-one-vs-iphone-droid-palm-pre-total-cost-of-ownership/
Compare the leading smartphones on the market

http://www.techcrunch.com/2010/01/05/quantcast-mobile-web-apple-android/
Mobile web usage stats: iPhone 65%, Android 12%, RIM 9%

http://gizmodo.com/5442217/the-invisible-oled-laptop-to-end-all-laptops
A transparent screen – Cool? yes. Practical? Not so much.

http://www.techcrunch.com/2010/01/06/augmented-reality-vs-virtual-reality/
Augmented reality is officially more popular than virtual reality.

http://gizmodo.com/5439721/new-touchless-mobile-interface-could-eliminate-fingerprint-smudging-forever
You don't need a mouse anymore (if you have a 154 frames-per-second camera, and very steady hands)

http://gizmodo.com/5442385/samsung-projector-phone-in-action
Samsung's projector mobile phone in action in CES

http://weblogs.baltimoresun.com/news/technology/2010/01/apple_tablet_3d.html
Apple is putting proximity sensors on new device to allow for 3D desktop manipulation.

http://gizmodo.com/5441682/att-sdk-for-dumbphones-announced
AT&T goes app-store on dumbphones, releases SDK for BREW

C y'all next week!

Roy

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Just links [Links of the week]

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Stuff I picked up on the web the last week:

http://www.techcrunch.com/2009/12/21/world-map-social-networks/
Never tired of infographics: World map of social networks

http://gizmodo.com/5429631/implausible-digital-forensics-in-tv-and-film-a-medley
Awe-some and then some. Enhance.

http://lifehacker.com/5431998/ribbit-app-delivers-voicemail-transcripts-to-your-iphone
Give Ribbit credit for the bold stand in front of G-Voice.

http://gizmodo.com/5428610/rumor-google-working-on-chrome-os+branded-netbook-with-one-secret-manufacturer
A G netbook! That's what we've been missing! Not.

http://gizmodo.com/5428642/apple-patent-sees-you-computing-hands+free-in-3d
3D interface by Apple, based on position of user.

http://gizmodo.com/5433074/open-apps-on-a-virtual-iphone-thanks-to-augmented-reality
Orange Israel promoting iPhones in a cute way: iPhone inside iPhone with AR.

http://www.techcrunch.com/2009/12/23/confirmed-jajah-sold-207-million
JaJah sold to Telefonica (O2) - for 145 million euros!

See ya'll next week!

Roy.

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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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Weekli Lynks [Links of the week]

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A hefty crop this week…

Stuff I picked up on the web this past week:
http://www.techcrunch.com/2009/11/12/trouble-at-twitter-u-s-visitors-down-8-percent-in-october/
Finally - the Twitter bubble is starting to burst. I was asking myself how long this foolishness will last. I mean, really - only 140 chars? come on...

http://gizmodo.com/5404086/10-human-functions-weve-already-handed-over-to-the-machines/gallery
Robots - you like them and fear them at the same time...

http://gizmodo.com/5403457/10-iphone-apps-to-augment-your-sad-reality/gallery
AR recap on the iPhone.
My 2 cents: this is getting old... and everyone are doing the same thing. Innovation is needed.

http://gizmodo.com/5403646/what-is-this
10 bucks if you guess what this is

http://www.techcrunch.com/2009/11/16/foursquare-api/
We GOTTA do something with this. This is a hot (and interesting) buzz out there: social-location.

http://lifehacker.com/5405684/apostropheme-explains-when-you-really-need-apostrophes
And let that be a lesson for you.

http://www.techcrunch.com/2009/11/16/youtube-direct-gives-news-orgs-a-way-to-accept-user-submitted-videos/
Another cool new thing to integrate with

http://www.mobilecrunch.com/2009/11/16/samsung-announces-new-android-powered-galaxy-spica-i5700/
More android love from Samsung!

http://gizmodo.com/5407454/microsofts-bag+based-computer-interface-for-poking
Microsoft – not so soft… finger-press based interface

http://gizmodo.com/5407319/nokias-n+series-will-ditch-symbian-for-maemo-by-2012
Let's do something with Maemo!

http://lifehacker.com/5407010/refine-your-image-search-with-google-image-swirl
Try it – it's cute.

http://gizmodo.com/5407245/the-true-google-phone-may-be-coming-soon
Google on the move into mobile phones, that was anticipated. But looks like the schedule is being pulled back

See ya'll next week!
Roy.

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Weenks = Weekly Links [inks of the week]

Hi

Stuff I picked up on the web the last week:
http://www.techcrunch.com/2009/11/05/on-the-go-mobile-coupons-almost-as-cool-as-minority-report-not-quite-as-creepy/
AT&T bust out a new mobile-ads concept, watch the video. It's an idea we already had, but here it is – in the flesh.

http://www.istartedsomething.com/20091106/microsoft-college-tour-09/
Microsoft taking natural UI forward.

http://gizmodo.com/5400305/even-god-runs-windows-xp
Very thick fog as advertising space - nice!

http://gizmodo.com/5400932/the-history-of-computing-video-shows-why-we-are-doomed
A video trying to explain the amount of data we are going to be exposed to in the near future

http://gizmodo.com/5400618/magic-volumes-have-three-different-magic-shadows
Shadow art can be cool!

http://www.techcrunch.com/2009/11/10/google-go-language/
Google tightens the knot on programmers.

http://gizmodo.com/5402027/video-nokias-vision-of-mobile-devices-in-2015
See what Nokia thinks of the mobile experience in 2015: Social-Augmented-Reality (2:35), Social-Location (1:00), All-Screens (1:55), and more stuff.

Have a great weekend!
Roy.

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Links of the (last) week

Hi

Stuff I picked up on the web the past week:

http://gizmodo.com/5388708/1000-cellphones-and-2000-text-messages-playing-tchaikovsky
Cellphone orchestra

http://www.techcrunch.com/2009/10/27/mobile-web-usage-keeps-on-growing-and-growing-and-growing/
Big mobile web numbers curtsy of Opera Mini. 224% YOY growth... (9/08 – 9/09)

http://gizmodo.com/5390090/interactive-multitouch-sphere-will-make-you-feel-like-gandalf
Cool visuals

http://gizmodo.com/5390894/build-your-own-life-hud-with-a-smartphone-and-some-cardboard
This is virtual reality just like this is a car.

http://www.techcrunch.com/2009/10/27/facebook-launches-a-new-hub-for-world-peace/
Nice concept! Go Peace!

Google corner

This week Google decided they take over (what's left of) the world:
http://www.techcrunch.com/2009/10/26/google-voice-can-now-take-control-of-your-mobile-voicemail/
First - they'll take your voice mail

http://lifehacker.com/5390307/google-launches-social-search-experiment-to-search-what-your-friends-are-posting
Then they'll take your social graph

http://gizmodo.com/5391043/android-20-official-its-the-android-weve-been-waiting-for
They will update your Android mobile OS

http://lifehacker.com/5390864/google-voice-air-app-keeps-voicemail-and-sms-on-your-desktop
Desktop Widgets - Behind you!!

http://www.techcrunch.com/2009/10/28/google-redefines-car-gps-navigation-google-maps-navigation-android/
Google takes over the navigation business. TomTom and Garmin stocks plummet by 20-40%.
This proves the saying: "You're only safe untill google does it."

'Till next week
Roy.

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Weekly Links

Hi guys

Weekly links is something of a tradition at work I have been keeping up for a couple of months now. Its time to share them with the world.

Stuff I picked up on the web the last week:

http://gizmodo.com/5382585/10gui-fascinating-multitouch-user-interface-design
Very nice multi-touch desktop experience

http://gizmodo.com/5384680/sonys-360-degree-3d-display-prototype-no-glasses-needed
Sony with a 3D "screen" that looks like a bomb

http://gizmodo.com/5384893/gps-puzzle-box-only-opens-in-one-specific-location
Very nice concept in Location-Based-Something. The box will only open when you actually get to the point

http://www.techcrunch.com/2009/10/19/android-galore-a-complete-list-of-the-android-phones-and-their-specs-droid-best/
Look at that - 24 Android phones already! Definitely going to explode...

http://www.techcrunch.com/2009/10/21/new-google-music-service-launch-imminent/
Google bulldozing into the music biz. Amazon & Apple - behind you!

http://gizmodo.com/5386532/when-robots-attack-theyll-also-come-by-ski
It skis better than me!

Big Numbers Corner

Note: "corners" are topics that seem to be a trend that week.

http://www.techcrunch.com/2009/10/21/how-the-iphone-is-blowing-everyone-else-away-in-charts/
Some interesting big numbers from Morgan-Stanley about the iPhone booming

http://www.techcrunch.com/2009/10/21/web-2-0-summit-facebooks-vp-of-engineering-on-scaling-facebook/
Huge numbers for Facebook

And a comic for finish: (made with: http://superherosquad.marvel.com/create_your_own_comic)
office_fart_comic

Enjoy the weekend!
Roy.

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