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Minority report, today

12 years and 11 months ago · listen

John Underkoffler was the man who led the team that came up with the interface that Tom Cruise’s character used in the 2002 movie “Minority Report”. After that, he co-founded Oblong Industries, to make the gesture activated interface a reality.

Last friday, he demonstrated this gesture technology on TEDs, and said it was already being used in Fortune 50 companies, government agencies and universities, and he predicted that it would soon be available for consumers.

Here is Oblong's demonstration video:

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Windows Phone 7

12 years and 11 months ago · listen

Ladies and Gents, we have a new contender in the smartphone arena: Microsoft Phone OS. By the look of it, they choose a clean sheet approach for the new Windows Phone 7, and rebuild it from ground zero. For all of you out there asking, no, it doesn't support Flash, which makes some sense, since Microsoft's Silverlight is a direct competitor to Flash.

All I know about this new OS is what I see in released videos, and I must say it looks good. It looks like Microsoft engineers developed a new way of mobile interaction, but only life usage will tell if is it good or not.

Available in holiday 2010 (whatever that means). Watch the video:

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Sikuli, laziness best friend

13 years and 2 weeks ago · listen

Armed with a computer vision engine, Sikuli allows the average joe to program those tedious, long processes one is always doing in the Mac. This is huge, watch the demo:

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Creating "Smack my bitch up"

13 years and 3 weeks ago · listen

What a great peace of music reverse engineering. Jim Pavloff uses some samples to re-create the classic music from Prodigy:

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