Visualizing Flickr: Web 2.0 as “The World’s Eyes”

When uploading to Flickr, users set tags, locations and other data– upon which an enterprising group of MIT researchers have built a project called “The World’s Eyes”.  Now exhibited in the Design Museum in Barcelona, “Los Ojos Del Mundo” tracks photographers both local and tourist throughout their photographic adventures in Spain.  As described by MIT’s SENSEable City … Read moreVisualizing Flickr: Web 2.0 as “The World’s Eyes”

Vuzix Augments Reality With Glasses Add-On

We’ve already seen how Vuzix’s latest virtual reality glasses add style to an admittedly nerdy pastime, but the company’s latest augmented reality clip-on, seen above in red, might be a step back. Still, the idea seems cool enough. Vuzix says text will “literally pop out of the book” when the technology is displayed at the ongoing Game … Read moreVuzix Augments Reality With Glasses Add-On

Visualizing Flickr: Web 2.0 as “The World’s Eyes”

When uploading to Flickr, users set tags, locations and other data– upon which an enterprising group of MIT researchers have built a project called “The World’s Eyes”. Now exhibited in the Design Museum in Barcelona, “Los Ojos Del Mundo” tracks photographers both local and tourist throughout their photographic adventures in Spain. As described by MIT’s … Read moreVisualizing Flickr: Web 2.0 as “The World’s Eyes”

Cajun Crawler, Segway Killer?

Segways were supposed to be cool, until they became the transportation method of choice for mall cops, sucker tourists and lazy rich people. The Cajun Crawler, however, might still have some “wow” appeal, with its network of legs that provide crab-like movement. Inspired by Theo Jansen’s crawling beach creatures, students at the University of Louisiana wanted … Read moreCajun Crawler, Segway Killer?

Nikon Coolpix eXtreme, Perfect For All Weather

Uber cool, ultra sleek and adored with sexy curves, Nikon Coolpix eXtreme is a concept design by Camillo Vanacore that plans to steal the heart of every shutterbug across the globe. Equipped with an ability to overcome, dust, snow, rain and everything else that nature can hurl at it, the Coolpix eXtreme oozes with overwhelming class. However, … Read moreNikon Coolpix eXtreme, Perfect For All Weather

French Police Save Millions With Ubuntu, OpenOffice

Solving budget crises at the local level may not be so complicated after all, if the French Gendarmerie Nationale police force is any indication. By switching to open source software, such as the Ubuntu operating system and OpenOffice instead of Windows and Microsoft Office, the force has saved roughly €50 million since 2004. The best … Read moreFrench Police Save Millions With Ubuntu, OpenOffice

Afternoon Slump: Nerd Wants $1M for Missing Xbox

  Jesse Maiman is ready to fight.  For his rights.  To a missing Xbox 360 lost by U.S. Airways.  Just how much is asking for in place of the missing console?  $1,000,000.  Good luck, Jesse.  [traveling light] Gear The Girl or the Gadget?  You decide (asylum) 10 Sexiest iPhone Apps (COED) Air Duster: The Drug Choice of … Read moreAfternoon Slump: Nerd Wants $1M for Missing Xbox