Back to Basics

Oct 30, 2008 | Mobile & Web | Tech News

Back to Basics

  WHAT IS IT ? Is it just me or is MTV finally figuring things out again ? As a teenager in the UK, the very first thing I’d do each day after school was to turn on Satellite Television and watch hour upon hour of MTV Europe (Occasionally switching… Read More 

Synthing goes to the movies

Oct 30, 2008 | Mobile & Web | Tech News

Synthing goes to the movies

WHAT IS IT ? One of my last projects before I left Microsoft was working with Sony Pictures on the promotion of their upcoming movie, Angels & Demons. They’d been impressed with Photosynth, and our ability to create a high resolution 3D environment in the browser that a user could… Read More 

The Sunny Side of Fairness

Oct 30, 2008 | Tech News

The Sunny Side of Fairness

  WHAT IS IT ? Researchers in UCLA published a paper in the April issue of the journal Psychological Science, The Sunny Side of Fairness, that shows the brain’s response to fairness activates the region of the brain that also responds to food and other rewards. The experiment groups 12… Read More 

Oblique Strategies by Brian Eno

Oct 14, 2008 | Tech News

Oblique Strategies by Brian Eno

  WHAT IS IT? Brian Eno, the widely acknowledged Father of Ambient Music, is a bit of a polymath. Besides his many musical accomplishment, Eno is also an installation artist, newspaper columnist, and a thinker of the creative process. I particularly like his Oblique Strategies, a series of inspirational advices… Read More 

Killer Stress and Relaxation Innovations

Oct 13, 2008 | Tech News

Killer Stress and Relaxation Innovations

  WHAT IS IT ? Boing Boing posted an interesting link to the PBS documentary, ‘Stress, Portrait of a Killer’ that I apparently missed (torrent here) from Stanford researcher Prof. Robert Sapolsky. The video below gives a good overview of Sapolskys thinking, but essentially he suggests that most social animals… Read More 

Fishing for insights in the Political Stream

Oct 13, 2008 | Mobile & Web | Tech News

Fishing for insights in the Political Stream

  WHAT IS IT ? Political Streams was a project that was near and dear to my heart during my time at Microsoft Live Labs. The brainchild of the very talented and forward thinking social media scientist, Matthew Hurst. Political Streams provides a view into the ever changing political landscape… Read More 

Duhhhh….It’s called Bakugan…

Oct 10, 2008 | Mobile & Web | Tech News

Duhhhh….It’s called Bakugan…

WHAT IS IT ? I stopped playing with my marbles many years ago but if you want to be the cool parent, uncle or aunt this holiday period it sounds like you’re going to have to revisit those yesteryear days. The latest hot fad from Japan has made it to… Read More 

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