Saturday, July 16, 2011
gbattle:

Turntable.fm’s co-founder Billy Chasen has his business on lock, literally. You don’t use keys to enter Turntable.fm’s HQ, you send a text message from a white-listed phone number and voila, it opens. This is a much smarter, safer and cheaper option than handing out a ton of keys.
UPDATE: This won a Twilio prize and he explains how to build one yourself.

This looks too jerry-rigged to me. Cool idea, but there’s a lot of room for improvement. The locking mechanism itself could instead use a dead bolt operated by an electromagnet.

gbattle:

Turntable.fm’s co-founder Billy Chasen has his business on lock, literally. You don’t use keys to enter Turntable.fm’s HQ, you send a text message from a white-listed phone number and voila, it opens. This is a much smarter, safer and cheaper option than handing out a ton of keys.

UPDATE: This won a Twilio prize and he explains how to build one yourself.

This looks too jerry-rigged to me. Cool idea, but there’s a lot of room for improvement. The locking mechanism itself could instead use a dead bolt operated by an electromagnet.

Friday, July 1, 2011

Our technologies are not going to rob us (or relieve us) of our humanity. Our technologies are part of what makes us human, and are the clear expression of our uniquely human minds. They both manifest and enable human culture; we co-evolve with them, and have done so for hundreds of thousands of years. The technologies of the future will make us neither inhuman nor posthuman, no matter how much they change our sense of place and identity.

The Rejectionist and Posthumanist arguments are dangerous because they aren’t just dueling abstractions. They have increasing cultural weight, and are becoming more pervasive than ever. And while they superficially take opposite views on technology and change, they both lead to the same result: they tell us to give up.

Technology is part of who we are. What both critics and cheerleaders of technological evolution miss is something both subtle and important: our technologies will, as they always have, make us who we are—make us human. The definition of Human is no more fixed by our ancestors’ first use of tools, than it is by using a mouse to control a computer. What it means to be Human is flexible, and we change it every day by changing our technology. And it is this, more than the demands for abandonment or the invocations of a secular nirvana, that will give us enormous challenges in the years to come.

Open the Future: Not Giving Up (via wilwheaton)
Wednesday, June 29, 2011 Tuesday, June 28, 2011
laughingsquid:

Browser Wars

LOL MS IE.
Rooting for Google Chrome over Mozilla Firefox.
Where’s Opera?
Never mind Safari.
R.I.P. Netscape Navigator/Communicator.

laughingsquid:

Browser Wars

LOL MS IE.

Rooting for Google Chrome over Mozilla Firefox.

Where’s Opera?

Never mind Safari.

R.I.P. Netscape Navigator/Communicator.

(Source: idreamofcode)

Saturday, June 25, 2011 Wednesday, June 22, 2011
darwinpogi:

Nokia N9
It’s better late than never - at least humahabol ang Nokia. N9 will run on MeeGo OS, v1.2 Harmattan so expect for a few bugs since nde pa ganun ka-stable ito. I really like the design, very iPhone-like! Hahaha! Kailangan lang syempre mag-expand pa ng Nokia in terms of applications dahil onti lang ang meron sa Ovi Store. Other notable na specs:
8 MP, 3264x2448 pixels, Carl Zeiss optics, autofocus, dual LED flash
16/64 GB storage, 1 GB RAM
3.9” AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Yun lang ung processor nya ay 1GHz Cortex A8 CPU, PowerVR SGX530 GPU, TI OMAP 3630 chipset lang. Parang sabit sya dito lalo’t balak ata nilang gawin itong flagship phone nila.

“Nokia’s incoming dead technology phone. Pretty but not awesome.”
Would be so cool if it were a 'Droid.
Windows Phone version? Another Slow Joe on the market.

darwinpogi:

Nokia N9

It’s better late than never - at least humahabol ang Nokia. N9 will run on MeeGo OS, v1.2 Harmattan so expect for a few bugs since nde pa ganun ka-stable ito. I really like the design, very iPhone-like! Hahaha! Kailangan lang syempre mag-expand pa ng Nokia in terms of applications dahil onti lang ang meron sa Ovi Store. Other notable na specs:

  • 8 MP, 3264x2448 pixels, Carl Zeiss optics, autofocus, dual LED flash
  • 16/64 GB storage, 1 GB RAM
  • 3.9” AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors

Yun lang ung processor nya ay 1GHz Cortex A8 CPU, PowerVR SGX530 GPU, TI OMAP 3630 chipset lang. Parang sabit sya dito lalo’t balak ata nilang gawin itong flagship phone nila.

Nokia’s incoming dead technology phone. Pretty but not awesome.

Would be so cool if it were a 'Droid.

Windows Phone version? Another Slow Joe on the market.

Friday, June 17, 2011 Wednesday, June 15, 2011
psalmlove:

This is either awesome or slightly depressing.

psalmlove:

This is either awesome or slightly depressing.

(Source: peetaah)