Sony responds to project Natal

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Who said E3 was dead? After Microsoft's project Natal, Sony responds with his new motion controller for Playstation Eye:

Millimetric precision, almost instant response, and above all, a live demo with the technology, not an environment controlled, video manipulated demo like Microsoft did. So, Santa, wait up for my Christmas request, will you?

Project Natal for XBOX 360

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While the buzz from Microsoft these days concentrate on Bing, their new "not a search engine but a decision engine" service, I think the real breakthrough technology people should be looking and talking about is the new project named Natal for XBOX 360.

It's a all new ball game in the human computer interaction, where one does not need a controller to play and interact with the XBOX 360. Just be there and play. Watch the demo:

Natal is the portuguese word for Christmas, does it means it will be available in Christmas? If so, Santa, I know is a bit early to ask for presents, but unless otherwise, this is what I want.

Update 4 hours later: Johnny Chung Lee has some technical insights of this project in his blog.

Google Wave

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Google will launch in a few months a revolutionary new product, named Google Wave. Last time I got so excited about a Google product was on Gmail's launch. But what is Google Wave? Via the Webmonkey blog:

Wave is a web-based application that marries multiple forms of communication and collaboration, including chat, mail and wikis, into a unified interface. Everything inside Wave happens in real time: You can even see a comment being made as the person is typing it, character-by-character

The Webmonkey blog post also has a screenshot of the service - since some lucky souls are already beta testing it - which I proudly stole:

That's a terrific productivity tool, instantaneous (latency of low milliseconds) and licensed as open source. It becomes now clear why Google isn't interested in Twitter.

Moments in the Internet history

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A few days ago, a link fell in my mailbox, covering the 50 significant moments from the internet history. While reading it, I thought how would be nice to have this information in one, read once, graphical timeline. And since I love to design timelines, I decided to get my hands dirty and create one:

tip: click the image above to see it in a larger version.

I extended it to 65 moments, based on the honorable mentions by the original article and my own opinion. Feel free to use it, has anything else publicized in this blog, is licensed in a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 License.

The history of information

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Thomas Baekdal wrote a highly insightful article, powered by a very interesting diagram, about the history (and future) of information sources for the average user:

For a in-depth analysis of the diagram, jump to the original article.