My own Star Trek

May 13, 2009 | Tech News

My own Star Trek

One of my last projects at Microsoft was working with NASA on experimenting with various uses for Photosynth. We flew in helicopters around the launchpad, worked with engineers on new methods to asses damage to heatshield tiles and trained astronauts in the International Space Station Mockup at Johnson Space Center….I… Read More 

Get out of your headspace

Apr 29, 2009 | Mobile & Web

Get out of your headspace

  I’m an avid mind mapper. Originally popularized by Tony Buzan, Mind Maps are a diagram used to represent words, ideas, tasks, or other items linked to and arranged around a central key word or idea. When I’m thinking creatively I like to be unconstrained and to think broadly around… Read More 

Re-engineering Ben Franklin’s Kite Line

Apr 29, 2009 | Tech News

Re-engineering Ben Franklin’s Kite Line

photo courtesy of Ben Franklin Tercentenary   If Ben Franklin was truly the first one who discovered electricity by flying the kite in a thunderstorm (btw, there are some doubters), then his kite line would have been be the first electrical transmission line. I think Franklin would have been very… Read More 

Originality in Gaming

Apr 29, 2009 | Tech News

Originality in Gaming

  WHAT IS IT ? Shadow Physics is an early stage experimental game that explores the worlds of shadows. Imagine a platform game similar to Super Mario where instead of jumping and manipulating objects, your protagonist interacts with the shadows that are cast from the objects and lighting in the… Read More 

Wild Blackberry

Apr 29, 2009 | Mobile & Web

Wild Blackberry

  The Research-In-Motion Blackberry is the device of choice for productivity junkies everywhere; most famously the newly elected Obama has refused to give his up. Not even the almighty iPhone Juggernaut has been able to knock them off the throne. Its combination of early market entry and dominance, with its… Read More 

Smart Films delivered in Smart Ways

Apr 29, 2009 | Tech News

Smart Films delivered in Smart Ways

Netflix is one of my favorite services. For $8.99 a month I can rent one DVD at a time per month that is physically mailed to my home for my viewing pleasure. However, the service I use most from Netflix for the same price is the ‘Watch Instantly’ streaming of… Read More 

Swine-Flu Mimicry

Apr 27, 2009 | Tech News

Swine-Flu Mimicry

photo source unknown Biomimicry is the study of design patterns from nature. I got very excited about it after seeing this TED talk by Janine Benyus. Given that I work and think about viral conversations and social networks, I thought I’d do some thinking about the current Swine/Mexican/H1N1 potential epidemic…. Read More 

12second.tv

Apr 16, 2009 | Mobile & Web

12second.tv

  WHAT IS IT ? 12seconds.tv is hoping to do for video what Facebook and Twitter did for textual status updates. “You can use your web cam or mobile phone. Show your friends where you are, share your thoughts, or tell them how you’re doing. We are building a video… Read More 

Total reQall

Apr 15, 2009 | Mobile & Web

Total reQall

  WHAT IS IT ? reQall is a web service that turns your voice memos into text. From any phone, you can dial a number and have your voice notes transcribed by software into text, which is then sent to you via email or SMS text messages. If your friends… Read More 

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