From Neatorama - Surveillance Screensaver →
The creepiest thing I’ve seen all week. My question is who would want a screensaver that was a surveillance feed…and on the flip side whos computer am I showing up on when I park at the mall?
Google Docs - Collaboration + Neutral Servers =... →
Google Docs is a pretty amazing idea. I was reading this hilarious Powerpoint…err…Google Presentation and realized that if other software companies don’t start taking notes they will be left behind…and yes that does mean Microsoft. This seems like the future of the kind of work that I do on a daily basis at the agency. A neutral server holding a live presentation that can...
Chris Anderson, author of “The Long Tail” and editor of Wired magazine talks about the “gift economy” in this video and in his feature article here. This is all a run-up to his new book due out by the beginning of next year…(by my calculations anyway).His point is summed up by saying, “Every industry that becomes digital also becomes free.” Really...
UCR’s Researchers Discover New Way to Store... →
I’ve been reading a lot about the human genome project lately. There are so many projects going on within the project that its hard to grasp. Another reason that its hard to grasp is because of the following passage: “In their paper, “Length-based Encoding of Binary Data in DNA,” which was published by the American Chemical Society last month, the researchers discovered a system to...
Online Buyers Seek Out User Reviews - A... →
The new world of web has a knack for freaking even the most steady-handed business leaders out. I get to see this on a pretty regular basis as a brand strategist. They’re used to knowing (or thinking they know) everything pertinent about their business, their brand, and their consumers. Their anxiety about the online space seems to come mostly from a perceived lack of understanding. The...
Charge your iPhone with your shirt...or just dress... →
From the article U.S. scientists have developed a microfiber fabric that generates its own electricity, making enough current to recharge a cell phone or ensure that a small MP3 music player never runs out of power.If made into a shirt, the fabric could harness power from its wearer simply walking around or even from a slight breeze, they reported Wednesday in the journal Nature.
20 Fun Facts about The Human Genome →
From the “A lot of people are a lot smarter than I am” desk comes this list of interesting facts about the Human Genome. Makes me feel less impactful in my daily endeavors, but still pretty interesting. Favorite facts: The vast majority of DNA in the human genome - 97% - has no known function. If all the DNA in the human body was put end to end it would reach to the sun and back...
gPhones In September? →
Other than having an amazing take on the Microsoft/Yahoo acquisition/merger/debacle Robert X. Cringely also offers some inside info on the gPhone. It was widely speculated at first that Google would launch a phone but the company announced that instead they were providing existing manufacturers a new OS called “Android.” A bold move but many wanted an iPhone-like product from Google...
I'm not here but read Digg →
I’m on the road this and next week, so posts will be few and far between. In the meantime go to digg.com there are plenty of things to read there.