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Feb 13

Im headed to the app store to pick up Fleksy.  ill be sure to let you know what I think.  maybe this will transition to how we type when we are using primarily AR.

Head to the link for the story.

http://www.fastcodesign.com/1671852/an-incredible-keyboard-app-that-lets-you-type-without-looking-at-your-screen?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+fastcompany%2Fheadlines+%28Fast+Company%29

Stick n Find Bluetooth Tracking Dot.  These things are pretty cool and this is one step closer to having low energy communication built into everything.  The range is quite impressive though.

its already for sale and there is a nice little video on the homepage
http://www.sticknfind.com/product/sticknfind
Feb 26

Stick n Find Bluetooth Tracking Dot.  These things are pretty cool and this is one step closer to having low energy communication built into everything.  The range is quite impressive though.

its already for sale and there is a nice little video on the homepage

http://www.sticknfind.com/product/sticknfind

Mar 5

fastcodesign:

2 Scientists Accidentally Discover A World-Changing Super Material

Since a pair of Russian scientists won the Nobel Prize for discoveringgraphene in 2002, scientists have raced to find a more efficient way to make it. Among them were Ric Kaner and Maher El-Kady, two UCLA scientists who were searching for a better way to manufacture the super-strong material when they accidentally happened upon another holy grail in the science community: an efficient, biodegradable battery-like device—technically speaking, a supercapacitor.

They had accidentally created a graphene supercapacitor, which charges more quickly (and with more power) than regular batteries, making it a potential candidate to power a future generation of super-efficient gadgets, cars, and systems.

Kaner describes the device as “like a battery, but charges and discharges 100 to 1,000 times faster.” He imagines charging an iPhone in 30 seconds, or fully charging an electric car in minutes.

Equally important are the supercapacitor’s environmental benefits: Unlike batteries, which contain toxic chemicals and metals, graphene is entirely biodegradable.

Here’s the full story.

(Source: fastcodesign, via fastcompany)

Mar 5

This is amazing.  Mixing physical urban art with technology.  It is like easter eggs in the real world.  The movie will be our lives, as soon as we can move the physical tech out of the way.

http://www.fastcocreate.com/1682447/rethinking-public-space-bc-biermann-s-augmented-reality-urban-art?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+fastcompany%2Fheadlines+%28Fast+Company%29#2

Apr 3

This is wild.  Jellyfish Robot.

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Audi’s new headlight that is so innovative its illegal.  

This is what happens when regulatory agencies become overburdened and efficiency dives.  Chasms around innovation emerge.  Case in point the new matrix headlights. 
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Apr 8

Audi’s new headlight that is so innovative its illegal.  

This is what happens when regulatory agencies become overburdened and efficiency dives.  Chasms around innovation emerge.  Case in point the new matrix headlights. 

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Adding Hackathons to traditional education is a step in the right direction.  with apps like Collabfinder blazing the path.  He describes the site as “a serendipity engine.”
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Apr 8

Adding Hackathons to traditional education is a step in the right direction.  with apps like Collabfinder blazing the path.  He describes the site as “a serendipity engine.”

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A Search Engine for the Internet of Things.  Shodan, as its called, collects information on more than 500 million connected devices and services each month.

"Shodan indexes industrial control systems and computers embedded in household objects such as televisions and garage doors. The security researcher-oriented site sits at the nexus of the much vaunted “internet of things” and of the start-stop world of public utilities, power plants, and factories whose servers are connected to the internet.”
 
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Apr 8

A Search Engine for the Internet of Things.  Shodan, as its called, collects information on more than 500 million connected devices and services each month.

"Shodan indexes industrial control systems and computers embedded in household objects such as televisions and garage doors. The security researcher-oriented site sits at the nexus of the much vaunted “internet of things” and of the start-stop world of public utilities, power plants, and factories whose servers are connected to the internet.”

 

Shodan

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Jun 2

August Smart Lock.  very cool. nest-ish design. 

Coming later in the year at $199 but you can reserve one on their website 

Check out the video.

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