Monthly Archives: July 2009

iPhone Tethering speeds are impressive!

I’m sitting in a Starbucks in Mill Creek, WA right now and I’m still amazed out how great and convenient having a tethered iPhone is. I’ve been hanging out at Starbucks a lot more lately in an effort to beat the heat (they’ve all got great A/C). I live on the top floor of my […]
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XUI through Augmented Reality

All of these Augmented Reality applications have been popping up lately and it reminded me of the old XUI videos that I saw a while back. These XUI videos by Microsoft are an extremely sci-fi feeling, forward-thinking rendition of what computing could become and how it could impact our lives.  XUI would “totally” be possible […]
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Augmented Reality in the form of a contact lens

I came across an article from January 2008 that dives into augmented reality while on the topic of electronic contact lenses.  There’s some really cool stuff happening on this front and it’s coming from my school!  The good ole’ University of Washington.  You should check out the article – maybe you’ll get some cool ideas […]
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Lots of new “Augmented Reality” apps and ideas popping up

There are a lot of these new apps popping up that show you reality through a layer of “augmentation.”  It’s as close as the everyday consumer can get to having biometric contact lenses.  It’s pretty sweet to see what people have been coming up with lately: There’s augmented reality by TAT, which does facial recognition […]
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More Apple tablet news

AppleInsider announced today that they have multiple sources that are ” well-respected by AppleInsider for their striking accuracy in Apple’s internal affairs” – they all are saying that there’s a tablet slated for 2010.  Could be exciting.  Take a look at the complete AppleInsider article. In addition to the other pictures I posted a couple days […]
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Apple Media Pad rumor… again

In Apple’s most recent earnings report (Q309) they again squashed any hopes of coming out with a netbook computer saying that they’re not going to make a piece of junk. Rumors have been flying around nevertheless about an “Apple Media Pad.”  The rumors are complete with pictures of course.  Above is the most recent concept. […]
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Toshiba TG01 – another one bites the dust…

Toshiba just announced it’s upcoming mobile phone, the TG01.  It looks promising aesthetically, and the hardware sounds pretty good (minus the touchscreen), but the OS on the phone (Windows Mobile 6) sort of ruins the whole experience.  The user interaction is TERRIBLE.  Little quirks about the phone’s interface ultimately gave this phone a bad review. […]
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Stop calling every new phone an “iPhone Killer!”

Really.  It’s getting old.  Especially when you use it as a tactic to get people to read your article, only to find out that the iPhone “Killer” is actually a piece of junk.  If it’s not even close don’t even mention it as a possible contender. Actually.  Even if the phone WAS technically better than […]
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Billboard.com is worth visiting

Billboard.com, a music site I would have never visited before, is now a site that I will be visiting regularly. They just released all of their charts for free (which is something I’m surprised wasn’t free before…) so you can go back and see the music charts for whatever date in the past. The COOL […]
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Holograms on business cards

Augmented Business Card from jonas on Vimeo. The idea: A camera on any device would be able to see the tag on the card and then play a video or hologram that’s been mapped to the tag. With a little bit of image processing the device, be it a computer or a smart phone, would […]
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How to: change a folder icon in leopard

I was adding folders to the “Places” section of Finder so that I have easy access to my often used folders but regular folders look boring.  I was only looking to change the icon to the pictures folder icon, but in the process I found that you can easily change the icon to any picture. […]
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Safari: Open links in a new tab by default (Mac)

One of the first surprises with Safari was that there was no option to open links in a new tab instead of a new window.  I think it’s annoying to have a new window popup because you lose immediate access to the other tabs if you’re surfing the web full screen.  I’m a huge fan […]
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Web Browsers on the Mac | Switching to Safari 4

So, After a couple weeks of extremely slow Firefox usage I’m finally switching over to Safari 4.0.2.  Their newest update really is quick and the layout of the window is a little better than their beta, specifically how the tabs are below the address bar instead of above the address bar. And for all of […]
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Microsoft’s new IE8 ad campaign is actually…

Funny!  Believe it or not.  Even though I think IE8 is noticeably slow, I’d use it JUST to make sure I didn’t get F.O.M.S (see below).  Well…not really.  But maybe. They’re only airing these online right now but depending on public perception they may make their way to the television. Take a look at the […]
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Picture this!

I recently spoiled myself and bought myself one of these babies: Needless to say… I’m loving it.  Will be posting pics soon…
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