December 15, 2011
October 19, 2011
And finally, where web 1.0 was content, web 2.0 was personalization, web 3.0 will be localization of all the information available to us. Not "What's relevant to me?" but "What's relevant to me here and now?".
Couple that with mobile commerce and NFC payments or mobile wallets in your smartphone and you'll a totally new boosted E-commerce experience. Maybe we'll start buying things using small charges, ie. micro payments. Instead of buying a whole CD in the 90s, we now buy single songs and apps on iTunes for 0,79-0,99. But if you bought the song, the album gets cheaper, the concert ticket is discounted and you can pre-order the streaming HD recording of that concert at a bargain price. Maybe you'll get the app for free too!
August 9, 2011
Take a nice, smooth 3D object such as a vase and paint it evenly with a light-sensitive solution. Put the vase in a box with a pinhole, calculate light and exposure et voila: a 3D photo on a 3D object using a cheap pinhole camera.
Watch the video: Multi-Pinhole Technique “Paints” Objects With Photographs From Life. Via TechCrunch.
July 29, 2011
July 13, 2011
Check out these stunningly gorgeous and simple animated GIFs called Cinemagraphs by Diego Guevara. Absolutely amazing! And I can't get over the fact I can't print them. I've left my window untouched for 30 minutes already, just glancing at an image. It's amazing how the movement totally changes the picture, which is already good and pretty. But the sudden flash of "life" increases the attraction to the picture a 1000-fold! :)
My favorite? The taxi in the window...
I've used BaseCamp extensively and like a lot. Mobile site is awesome. I've mostly used for myself, to track tasks and projects and record progress and issues.
Because these tools use Email to send updates, you don't need to use the website. You can simply use your mail client to respond to messages from others, but the website records and chronologically orders all responses. And you get notified when there is a deadline or milestone approaching. Because I do Management by Priority, this usually adjust my focus and improve concentration. :)
I'd love to hear if anyone has good or bad experiences with one or another tool and why.
July 12, 2011
Check Frequently Asked Questions - storify.com. Using the plug-in you can embed stories on your blog, tumbler, blogger, wordpress and more.
July 6, 2011
Google has teamed with the world's leading Oceanographic institutes to makes the searchable seabed twice its previous size.
Great read on the differences in paradigm between World's three great Clouds at this time: Apple, Google, Amazon:
“It Just Works.”.
Apple's has or will make the cloud invisible, where Google makes it transparant and Amazon visible.
Reminds me also of LSI, which we were working with at KPN Research back in 1996-1997
June 14, 2011
Read more about the techniques used on LukeW. The demo was run An Event Apart in 2011.
May 5, 2011
May 4, 2011
Well, I'm completely disillusioned now thanks to the article: Lasers prove you can't hold a camera still. They have a video too. Attach a laser pointer to the hotshoe of a camera, point at a wall 20m away with text on it and go up close to see the pointer moving back and forth. Even when using a tripod! Shocker!
March 30, 2011
Now, special pens are being created for those who regularly want to draw or scetch on a tablet such as the iPad or NOOK or XOOM. And the weird thing: it actually makes sense to me too. It's more accurate, you can change the tip, your screens stays cleaner and your kids won't mess up or destroy the screen with sand on their hands.
November 12, 2010
It seems this is a cool new trend now. "Urban projections" of video mapping or skinning. There actually at least 3 Dutch companies involved: ACS AV and Climat Control AV, as well Livetime.
November 11, 2010
November 10, 2010
Just stared amazed at the world's latest gadget: John's Phone. It's The World's Simplest Cell Phone. Really. Full stop.
It makes calls. It's a mobile phone. No SMS, no WiFi, no mp3, no camera, no address book, no display! Check the photo gallery.
October 29, 2010
Basically it is a normal pen full with high-tech electronics to record what you right with an IR camera and what you say (or those around you) with a sensitive mic. You can download what it filmed and recorded later to your computer and create a so-called "pencast". Brilliant! If only I still used a pen to actually write things down. I rarely use pens. I typ waay faster than I can write and holding a ballpen now cramps my hands.
Anyway, the pen is for sale everywhere. I found it cheapest to get in Germany, through amazon.de. Only €120 for the 2 GB version.
Anyway, when digicams came out and I bought my first D-SLR (the Canon EOS 10D), I quickly concluded that any CCD/CMOS sensor will record IR light but somehow discard it as there is too much information otherwise, or because it only went for visible light. However, to a piece of electronics it is all the same. Later I learned that manufacturers filter out the IR because they don't want to make a peep-cam. That where perverts use the IR to glance underneath the clothes of pretty women (or men) and see them in their underwear or nude. ;) Now why would anyone do that?! I shocked! ;)
OK, drifting off again... MaxMax sells converted D-SLRs that ONLY record IR "light". They can also convert your old digicam and convert it for you, even your handycam if you like. They sells tons of other very cool technology stuff, but this is perhaps the most practical. On the other hand, they have a $30 contactless digital thermometer which we also had in the kitchen of Square and Doen!, but Daniel said it cost €200! So I better tell him. :) Anyway, if I ever buy a new D-SLR, I know what I'm gonna do with my trusty old 10D... :D