“Things I Wish Someone Had Told Me When I Was Learning How to Code”
Detecting pulse rate from head movement. Thanks to Lucy Campbell for the tip.
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Insane article on what cheap plastic surgery is doing to Venezuelan mannequin design.
I would very much like to see one of these Philips/RealView systems in real life. I don’t think it’s a high resolution Pepper’s Ghost – as the user reaches into it. More a version of the Mirascope – a clever Parabolic Reflector. More videos here.
Double thanks to Jonathan for recommending “The Scared is Scared” by Bianca Giaever.
How long is it before CCTV becomes a broadcast channel or genre of itself? Perhaps it already has with Big Brother and the like. Truth is the killer app.
Meraki was a company that grew out the Roofnet Project at MIT to make wireless meshing and networking easier. They were acquired by Cisco, and now have turned full circle to supply MIT with wireless networking.
How can it be cheaper for companies just to acquire rather than innovate? Shouldn’t have Cisco spent $1.2 billion on R&D instead? WPP is another company that behaves in a similar way – instead of trying to understand a new generation, they just bought Vice.