What’s a Chromebook good for? How about running PHOTOSHOP? • The Register

Photoshop is the only application from Adobe’s suite that’s getting the streaming treatment so far, but the company says it plans to offer other applications via the same tech soon. That doesn’t mean it’s planning to phase out its on-premise applications, though. via What’s a Chromebook good for? How about running PHOTOSHOP? • The Register.… Continue reading What’s a Chromebook good for? How about running PHOTOSHOP? • The Register

The CompuServe of Things

Summary On the Net today we face a choice between freedom and captivity, independence and dependence. How we build the Internet of Things has far-reaching consequences for the humans who will use—or be used by—it. Will we push forward, connecting things using forests of silos that are reminiscent the online services of the 1980’s, or… Continue reading The CompuServe of Things

Meet the godfather of wearables | The Verge

He continues, “People are upset about privacy, but in one sense they are insufficiently upset because they don’t really understand what’s at risk. They are looking only at the short term.” And to him, there is only one viable answer to these potential risks: “You’re going to control your own data.” He sees the future… Continue reading Meet the godfather of wearables | The Verge

PiPhone – A Raspberry Pi based Smartphone

Here’s my latest DIY project, a smartphone based on a Raspberry Pi. It’s called – wait for it – the PiPhone. It makes use an Adafruit touchscreen interface and a Sim900 GSM/GPRS module to make phone calls. via PiPhone – A Raspberry Pi based Smartphone. Dave Hunt doesn’t just do photography, he’s a Maker through and… Continue reading PiPhone – A Raspberry Pi based Smartphone

Google Glass teardown puts rock-bottom price on hardware • The Register

A teardown report on Google Glass is raising eyebrows over suggestions that the augmented reality headset costs as little as $80 to produce. via Google Glass teardown puts rock-bottom price on hardware • The Register. One more reason to not be a Glasshole is you don’t want to be a sucker. Given what the Oculus… Continue reading Google Glass teardown puts rock-bottom price on hardware • The Register

AnandTech | Apple’s Cyclone Microarchitecture Detailed

So for now, Cyclone’s performance is really used to exploit race to sleep and get the device into a low power state as quickly as possible. via AnandTech | Apple’s Cyclone Microarchitecture Detailed. Race to sleep, is the new, new thing for mobile cpus. Power conservation at a given clock speed is all done through… Continue reading AnandTech | Apple’s Cyclone Microarchitecture Detailed

Jaunt – Meet the Crazy Camera That Can Make Movies for the Oculus Rift (Jordan Kushins-Gizmodo)

If Facebook buying Oculus for a cool $2 billion is a step towards democratizing the currently-niche platform, Jaunt seems like an equally monumental step towards making awesome virtual reality content that appeals to folks beyond the gaming community. The VR movies in addition to VR games. via Meet the Crazy Camera That Can Make Movies… Continue reading Jaunt – Meet the Crazy Camera That Can Make Movies for the Oculus Rift (Jordan Kushins-Gizmodo)

Cargo-culting [managers are awesome / managers are cool when they’re part of your team] (tecznotes|Mike Migurski)

Henry Fonda

This is incidentally what’s so fascinating about the government technology position I’m in at Code for America. I believe that we’re in the midst of a shift in power from abusive tech vendor relationships to something driven by a city’s own digital capabilities. The amazing thing about GOV.UK is that a government has decided it… Continue reading Cargo-culting [managers are awesome / managers are cool when they’re part of your team] (tecznotes|Mike Migurski)

The technical aspects of privacy – O’Reilly Radar

The first of three public workshops kicked off a conversation with the federal government on data privacy in the US. by Andy Oram | @praxagora via The technical aspects of privacy – O’Reilly Radar. Interesting topic covering a wide range of issues. I’m so happy MIT sees fit to host a set of workshops on… Continue reading The technical aspects of privacy – O’Reilly Radar

Jon Udell on filter failure

It’s time to engineer some filter failure Jon’s article points out his experience of the erosion of serendipity or at least opposing view points that social media enforces (somewhat) accidentally. I couldn’t agree more. One of the big promises of the Internet was that it was unimaginably vast and continuing to grow. The other big promise was that… Continue reading Jon Udell on filter failure