Catching up with the movies

This follow up to Microsoft's Photosynth is spectacular. This makes all the "Now enhance it, and let me look at it from another angle" nonsense in the movies seem not so far away. Now all they need to do is integrate this technology with live...
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Public video conferencing for cultural exchange

London and New York are (for a little while) connected by a massive 'telescope' (thanks, Engadget!) that lets people see each other on the street, across the ocean. I love this! And as bandwidth drops in price, I think we should see a lot more of...
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Smart resizing for photographs

How many times have you been using an image that just didn't quite fit? Seam carving is the easiest way I've seen yet to give something that little tweak without losing key elements of the photograph. (And it's really cool!) Sure, you could use...
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Space to think

I stumbled across this 75 year-old floorplan of the directors' floor in a bank. Life on the directors' floor looked pretty nice, with the fancy lobbies, meeting rooms, and private dining. But it also looks cut-off from what was happening in the...
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Parsing nightmare

There are some pretty long sentences in the Greek New Testament, and parsing them can lead to large syntax graphs. Nothing like this,...
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Adobe hits the road

Inspired, no doubt, by the Logos Bible Study Bus, Adobe is hitting the road to promote their Adobe Integrated...
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Sushi + Technology

I love sushi, and I love eating it at Blue C Sushi, where it rolls by endlessly on a conveyor belt in a cool, high-tech space. I thought the bar coded serving rings were the height of sushi tech, but it looks like they're going RFID to optimize...
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Mansion shopping

I was talking with a friend about our crazy real estate prices and what comparative bargains must be available in older cities. “Like in Detroit,” I said. A quick web search shows that houses (a technical definition) in Detroit start at under...
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