TweetThis video shows an interesting new take on the standard Windows desktop management system. While I’m not clammering to have this new system, I think how it uses grouping is quite inventive and has applications outside of the one shown here.
TweetI’m glad to see there are some talented engineers working on this type of augmented reality technology. I found an interesting blogpost about a real-time system that works with projected data (worn, along with a camera, on your hat). Sixth Sense.
TweetSee that little blurb up in the right corner on my banner–it says “Augmented Reality Explained”. You might have been thinking, “WTF, mate. I don’t even know what that is.” In short, it’s adding virtual or digital graphics to real-time feeds (TV, computers, etc). A more complete definition can be found here. Most people would […]
TweetLately I’ve been finding many occasions where I wish I had a TiVo for my life. Getting a call in the car while my favorite song is on. Wanting to go back to what my wife said earlier in the day to prove I did tell her that I had planned to nap in the […]
TweetWhy does digital matter? I can download a song on iTunes or go pick up a CD at the local Best Buy. It all ends up as music in my headphones. It matters for the same reason that we’re in a major world-wide financial crisis right now–cash flow. Businesses don’t go bankrupt because they’re not […]
TweetI heard an interesting story on NPR this week about a man who’d lost his dog-tags in 1951, and a young couple recently found and returned them to him. No one knew what happened to the tags between 1951 and 2008, but everyone agreed they’d probably had an interesting journey. Knowing the past of the […]
TweetAs I typed the title of the this post, I realized I’m really overdoing the word “digital”. Can someone email me one hundred euphemisms for the word “digital”, so I don’t kill the word by post fifty. Right. Moving on. As we heat up the world using carbon based fuels, we’re going to need to […]
TweetWhen I was a kid, I was a hardcore fantasy geek. I’ve read most major fantasy franchises and I loved playing fantasy based games. When I was in eighth grade at Catholic school, I started a Dungeons and Dragons club, but when the nuns found out there were demons involved, they shut me down. Didn’t […]
TweetIt’s often been said that we humans only use 10% of our potential brain matter. Somedays I think that estimate is a tad high. During the development of the concept of my novel I wondered about the control systems for an imbedded computer one sees through screens on the eyes. Hand signals or typing seemed […]
TweetEverywhere we look, the processes and products that make up our lives are being turned digital. The general medias that transfer information are slowly being absorbed by the digital mass called the internet. The seemingly ubiqutious iPhone has opened up markets for products that didn’t exist a year ago. Fast foward to the middle of the […]