everyday life

everyday life

How to infuriate/impress your waitress

www.boingboing.net
This is actually the work of artist Kevin Van Aelst, who assembles images from the detritus of everyday life. It's part of a series of fingerprints made with everything from macaroni to pie crust. (Via My Food Looks Funny)...
How to infuriate/impress your waitress

Google's Nexus 4: If You Like Huge Android Phones, You'll Love This One

readwrite.com
The Nexus 4 didn't surprise me a bit. It is the fastest, brightest, sturdiest Android phone I've ever used. The display is big and brilliant. The camera is pretty sharp. Battery life is good. Phone geeks might bemoan the lack of LTE, but I thought it was fast enough. If...
Google's Nexus 4: If You Like Huge Android Phones, You'll Love This One

Boot up: selling Bing, Gosling on Android, Apple's malware ratio, mobile's win and more

www.guardian.co.uk
Plus how to decide which tax avoidance stories to write, the death of Moore's Law? and moreA quick burst of 7 links for you to chew over, as picked by the Technology teamTwitter sets its sights on 2 billion users >> CNET News"Everything we are doing is oriented around getting...
Boot up: selling Bing, Gosling on Android, Apple's malware ratio, mobile's win and more
Reality be damned: iOS 7 wish list, continued

Can Airtime pull video chat into the mainstream?

www.washingtonpost.com
Airtime, a new video-chat service, launched with a star-studded event Wednesday that was plagued by quite a few doubts. Not only, as CNET reported, did Airtime have its share of technical glitches at launch, but observers also are not completely sold that video chat can be a part of everyday...
Can Airtime pull video chat into the mainstream?
Manpacks Launches Its Startup Perks Program With Free Condoms

Bing updates ‘Translator’ app for Windows Phone with live-translation goodness

thenextweb.com
There has long been an app in the Window Phone Marketplace called ‘Translator,’ a basic application that let a user, you guessed it, translate phrases. However, today, Bing (along with Microsoft Research, and others) has released an update for the app that should bring it to the forefront of the...
Bing updates ‘Translator’ app for Windows Phone with live-translation goodness

Another Former Zynga Executive Has Joined A Startup

www.businessinsider.com
Wilson Kriegel, formerly the top business executive at social-games maker OMGPOP, is taking a president and chief operating officer role at video-chat startup Paltalk. Zynga bought OMGPOP for $180 million earlier this year--a deal which rapidly soured, prompting Zynga to take a big writeoff. At Paltalk, Kriegel's going to work...
Another Former Zynga Executive Has Joined A Startup
LTE devices on the rise, with tablets leading the way

Social media's lifelogging now a Saga worth telling

www.pcworld.com
Way back in 2009, I told you about the future of lifelogging -- the ambient, persistent and automatic recording of your everyday life. At the time, the idea was one of those science-fiction-like notions that would come into being sometime in the future -- when lifelogging would be something...
Social media's lifelogging now a Saga worth telling

From software to toilet paper: filmmaker to live open source for a year

arstechnica.com
Year of Open Source A filmmaker is planning to spend a year living an open source life—with everything from his clothes to his toilet paper strictly adhering to the philosophy. Sam Muirhead, a New Zealander living in Berlin, will begin his challenge on August 1, 2012 and is raising money on crowdfunding...
From software to toilet paper: filmmaker to live open source for a year
Kiip will fill its digital wallet with rewards for your everyday victories

Facebook responds to 'Want' button lawsuit filed by CVG-SAB

thenextweb.com
Facebook has hit back at a lawsuit, filed by CVG-SAB last month, which claims that the social network has copied its “Want” button idea. According to a report published by MLive earlier today, Facebook is arguing that the word “want” is a common term that people use frequently in everyday...
Facebook responds to 'Want' button lawsuit filed by CVG-SAB
Fancy Hands' On-Call Army Of Personal Assistants Log 20,000 Minutes Of Talk Time Per Month

Meet Memoto: The Discreet Camera That Records Your Life In 30-Second Intervals

techcrunch.com
It’s inevitable, right? With cameras becoming ever smaller and storage becoming ever cheaper, there will come a day when all of our life’s memories are digitally preserved. Memoto, a Stockholm-based startup inspired by the Quantified Self movement, is taking a stab at this opportunity with a postage-sized camera that...
Meet Memoto: The Discreet Camera That Records Your Life In 30-Second Intervals
Crowdsourcing Could Help Deaf People Subtitle Their Everyday Life

These Are The 10 Most Innovative Tablet Campaigns We've Ever Seen

www.businessinsider.com
As tablets become more integrated into everyday life, advertisers are scrambling to find the best way to move their creative content onto the screen. In fact, the tablet adspend is expected to crush mobile ad budgets in the next four years. Despite digital experts' complaints about the challenges involved in...
These Are The 10 Most Innovative Tablet Campaigns We've Ever Seen

Sherry Turkle: 'We're losing the raw, human part of being with each other'

www.guardian.co.uk
Face to face with the one-time 'cyber-diva' who some now call a 'technophobe'Bedraggled from a walk in the rain, Sherry Turkle shows up begging for a latte. She's left her wallet in her hotel room. She's exhausted, she says, and could do with a coffee. "You can see it's not...
Sherry Turkle: 'We're losing the raw, human part of being with each other'

Rumor: Apple Building Bluetooth Smart Watch

techcrunch.com
According to Chinese gadget news site Tech.163, Apple may be in the process of developing its own smart watch that connects to your Apple devices via Bluetooth. Based on the report, Intel will be working with Apple to create the smart watch, with a 1.5-inch PMOLED display made by RiTDisplays...
Rumor: Apple Building Bluetooth Smart Watch

Yahoo Wants To Buy Everyone, Tumblr Edition

techcrunch.com
The first rule of being cool is not telling people you want to be cool. Yahoo is not following this rule, with its M&A team in full pray-and-spray acquisition mode post-Marissa Mayer hire, hitting on everything that walks, or at least has traction. Deals I have heard rumors Yahoo was trying to...
Yahoo Wants To Buy Everyone, Tumblr Edition

How Glancee And Highlight Are Fixing Those Background Location And Notification Problems

techcrunch.com
Somewhere off in the future, there will be a mobile app that shows you all of the nearby people who you might find interesting — without you having to click a single button to check in. But we’re not there yet, as thousands of South By Southwest attendees have been...
How Glancee And Highlight Are Fixing Those Background Location And Notification Problems
Verizon’s Galaxy S III preorders begin June 6th, start at $199.99

Sorry Facebook, This Was A Privacy Bungle! Here's What You Should've Done

www.readwriteweb.com
A week ago Facebook got itself caught up in yet another privacy controversy, when old Wall posts from 2007-09 were automatically converted into Timeline posts. The confusion was that for some people, those old posts seemed private in nature. So it was thought that Facebook had mistakenly turned private messages...
Sorry Facebook, This Was A Privacy Bungle! Here's What You Should've Done

ECOLIFE. Η οικολογία στην καθημερινή ζωή. Ecology in everyday life.

www.ecolife.gr
ECOLIFE. Η οικολογία στην καθημερινή ζωή. Ecology in everyday life.
'Before Midnight' review: an unlikely trilogy gets better with age
Minds of Modern Mathematics: Explore a Millenium of Math History

Three iPhone Apps To Save Yourself & The World

www.readwriteweb.com
We saw a cartoon recently that shows the attendees of a "Climate Summit", with a single naysayer yelling out from the back of the crowd "What if it's a big hoax and we create a better world for nothing?" Well, in the spirit of creating a better world for nothing,...
Three iPhone Apps To Save Yourself & The World
How Samsung uses fake butts to stress test its phones (video)

A Pretty Data Viz From Geneva Switzerland

www.readwriteweb.com
If you are interested in beautiful data visualizations, you can't get much better than this one from Geneva that shows you the ebb and flow of people in that wonderful city. I am not sure how it was created, but the soft lines that swirl around and across the lake...
A Pretty Data Viz From Geneva Switzerland

The Instagram Socialmatic Camera Concept Would Bring The Photo Sharing App To Real Life

techcrunch.com
Once upon a time a company pioneered simple photo sharing. By allowing consumers to easily take and share pictures, photography became a part of everyday life. Now, several generations removed, Polaroid is essentially an empty shell of the once iconic brand it used to be. The Instagram Socialmatic Camera is...
The Instagram Socialmatic Camera Concept Would Bring The Photo Sharing App To Real Life
× Just a test of the new info bar. What do you think?