Sep 202012
Geodesic Japanorama & iPhone-Based 3D Modeling Should Totally Blow Our Minds

Sometimes the iPhone deserves the love it gets, and Microsoft Photosynth and Autodesk’s 123D Catch Apps are reasons why. Oh, and this phone-based 3D modeling thingy probably heralds China’s impending economic collapse and stuff.

Jul 062012
Top 5 for the Fifth: American Technological Prowess (Do We Still Got the Juice?)

In many ways, technological utopianism is the heart and soul of the United States; it has driven our hyper-speed development and rise to global prominence. But, is the US rising or declining? Technologically speaking, does America still have “it?”

Jul 032012
TERMINAL ANACHRONISM: The Polling Place & Voting Booth (vulnerable)

Here in 2012 we still have to physically go to a location to cast a ballot for almost any election. Why is that acceptable? Do we just want the patronizing “I Voted” sticker? COME ON – WE HAVE THE TECHNOLOGY! (repost)

Nov 242011
Moving a Robot/With a Kinect/Over the Internets/Is a Revolution

Yasakawa Japan has retrofitted one of their robots with an off the shelf MS Kinect. And just like that, telepresence takes a huge leap forward.

Nov 152011
Google: Bettering Humanity for Fun and Profit?

Google’s broad-spectrum tech development efforts & investment probably excede that of any other private entity. That’s great, but what’s up here? Is cutting-edge technological innovation shifting away from governmental entities? Is that good or evil?