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Augmented Reality is overblown
From Putting People First

Augmented Reality is overblown

Chris Dannen writes in Fast Company that Augmented Reality is overblown, and doesn’t expect apps like Layar to drastically change the way we live our everyday lives...

As products become more interactive, the focus shifts to the psychological
From Putting People First

As products become more interactive, the focus shifts to the psychological

“As products become more interactive, the focus shifts to the psychological,” argues Gentry Underwood, who focuses on social media and collaborative software at...

DVR Users Don't Skip
From The Eponymous Pickle

DVR Users Don't Skip

In the NYT. Some fascinating results from the set-top clickstream. Including that a surprising number (46% in 18-49) of people do not fast forward over ads. It...

Hill Tech Happenings, Week of November 2
From U.S. Public Policy Committee of the ACM

Hill Tech Happenings, Week of November 2

November 4 Markup: The Technology and Innovation Subcommittee of the House Science and Technology Committee will review the Cybersecurity Coordination and Awareness...

Active Wallpaper
From The Eponymous Pickle

Active Wallpaper

We can use flat surfaces at home or work as a display or or changeable view. Even talked to an office environment manufacturer that was looking at embedding this...

links for 2009-11-02
From Wild WebMink

links for 2009-11-02

BBC NEWS | Health | Depression link to processed food "Eating a diet high in processed food increases the risk of depression, research suggests...

ICS Papers Announced
From My Biased Coin

ICS Papers Announced

As pointed out many places, the paper for the (strangely named) new theory conference Innovations in Computer Science are out, with the list here and list withsurvey...

The FBI and Wiretaps
From Schneier on Security

The FBI and Wiretaps

To aid their Wall Street investigations, the FBI used DCSNet, their massive surveillance system. Prosecutors are using the FBI's massive surveillance system, DCSNet...

When Customers Negotiate
From The Eponymous Pickle

When Customers Negotiate

Attended a most interesting talk at UC this past week on negotiation models. Readers will recall that I previously covered auction analysis here. A simplified model...

Coin Toss Depends on Starting Point
From The Eponymous Pickle

Coin Toss Depends on Starting Point

In the Freakonomics blog: Is the common arbiter of binary decisions not so random? Short article points to resources that say it may depend on its original position...

Report From Ramsey-Logic-Complexity Workshop
From Computational Complexity

Report From Ramsey-Logic-Complexity Workshop

Back from RaTLoCC 2009 which is Ramsey Theory in Logic, Combinatorics, and Complexity.   Here are the list of talks: here. Reverse Mathematics tries...

Loyalty Hasn't Disappeared
From The Eponymous Pickle

Loyalty Hasn't Disappeared

Professor Byron Sharp, Director, Ehrenberg-Bass InstituteUniversity of South Australia writes:FranzLast week the New York Times reported that American's loyalty...

Augmented Reality in Virtual Worlds
From The Eponymous Pickle

Augmented Reality in Virtual Worlds

IBM continues to do interesting enterprise enabling virtual world work, here with Nokia:' ... With support from IBM (NYSE:IBM) Research and Nokia Research Center...

Cassandra Firing GnuPG Blanks
From CERIAS Blog

Cassandra Firing GnuPG Blanks

A routine software update (a minor revision number) caused a serious problem. A number of blank messages were sent until we realized that attempts to sign messages...

Twitter Lists as an Influence Measure?
From The Noisy Channel

Twitter Lists as an Influence Measure?


Implementing digital TV in Italy: the other side of the digital revolution
From Putting People First

Implementing digital TV in Italy: the other side of the digital revolution

Italy is in the process of switching to digital TV, and the implementation is pretty much a disaster, as far as I can tell from the reactions in the region where...

Virtual Goods
From The Eponymous Pickle

Virtual Goods

Dave Knox points to a slide presentation at the recent Virtual Worlds conference on Social Gaming and virtual goods: Virtual Goods in Asia. Very useful statistics...

Forbes on Neuromarketing
From The Eponymous Pickle

Forbes on Neuromarketing

A good overview article in Forbes on Neuromarketing. ' ... Yahoo, Hyundai, Microsoft and other marketers use EEGs and MRIs to vet commercials, packaging and product...

Semantic Web
From The Eponymous Pickle

Semantic Web

Mark Montgomery points me to the Semantic Web site, which I need to put on my feed. They mention the WolframAlpha IPhone App there, which I also noticed here. More...

Designers and Engineers
From The Eponymous Pickle

Designers and Engineers

A piece on the relationship of statistical/engineering approaches versus design. Was also discussed in the NYTimes. As an engineer/scientist I know more about that...
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