Monthly Archives: June 2009

Real, humanlike computer model for navigation: A Robot that Navigates Like a Person

via technologyreview.com Terminator anyone? “European researchers have developed a robot capable of moving autonomously using humanlike visual processing. The robot is helping the researchers explore how the brain responds to its environment while… Continue reading

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The Cathedral and the Bazaar – musings on iPhone and Android

via slideshare.net From barcamp Sydney 5, June 2009, by David Jones @djinoz Interesting ideas and I enjoyed the talk. In a subsequent post I’m going to talk about the analogy to cloud computing. Some parallels between iPhone cathedral (but stable … Continue reading

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Steps toward Cell Phone as Ambient Device — Technology Review: Cell Phones That Listen and Learn

In testing, the SoundSense software was able to correctly determine when the user was in a particular coffee shop, walking outside, brushing her teeth, cycling, and driving in the car. via technologyreview.com Critical steps toward ‘Awareness tren… Continue reading

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Today: Mobile Internet, Tomorrow: What? — Slideshare version – (as given at Barcamp Sydney June 2009)

via slideshare.net The mobile internet evolves us as humans — next 10 years will be fascinating. Continue reading

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Robots in popular music – Paul Dempsey teams up with a robot waitress

For you, my friend, I give you the exclusive first listen to Paul Dempsey’s brand new tune ‘Ramona Was A Waitress’, from his debut solo record Everything Is True which is due for release August 14. (OK, so technically this isn’t Dempsey’s first so… Continue reading

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Qualcomm shows Eee PC running Android OS

IDG News Service – Qualcomm showed off a previously unannounced version of Asustek Computer’s Eee PC based on its Snapdragon processor at the Computex exhibition on Monday, including one running Google’s Android operating system. The new laptop –… Continue reading

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Essence of cloud – wins come from using an extremely restrictive set of distributed platforms (theregister)

Gill and his architecture team are charged with strong-arming Google developers into writing their applications to what is an extremely restrictive set of distributed platforms. “We have a set of primitives, if you would, that takes those collecti… Continue reading

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