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Bread crumbs, mind the gap

16 years and 6 months ago · listen

First, Pedro wrote on his blog about the most amazing presentation he has seen this year. Well, knowing Pedro as I know, I had to see it. He is very hard to please, so my curiosity was high.

Guys, you must see this: when someone is able to make a presentation on statistics with the entusiasm of a football game, you just have to love it. It was the first time I saw statistic so live and colorful

After this, I went to read more about this guy project, Gapminder, and I have just found my pro bono project for 2007. I will help in it, that's a fact.

Third, and while in the Gapminder website, I realize the tool is available for anyone on a Google service. Did you know that Google as a tools.google.com service? And that it's running the gapminder tool for you to try and explore? Me neither.

iPod accessories gone wild

16 years and 6 months ago · listen

The desire to personalize the iPod as resulted in some really odd products. BusinessWeek as 9 more to show here:

Apple rumors and fakes

16 years and 7 months ago · listen

Yesterday I got my first iPod, the black nano. And you know the drill: it's your new gadget, and it's the best of the world. But today, while reading my daily blogroll, I founded two pieces that got me thinking:

  • AppleInsider shows a new Apple fillings for the iPod redesign. It seems Apple intends to abandon the Click-Whell interface, so my brand new iPod nano will soon be a museum piece.
  • A video showing what the author called the OSX Leopard Mobile running on a video iPod, with stylus and sensitive screen. My first reaction was to curse for choosing the iPod nano, but than I realized the video is fake: it's a video simulating the user interface, and you can notice that by watching it very carefully. Watch the video below.
  • Last, ThinkSecret says Apple will deliver a spreadsheet software (Charts? Numbers?) in iWorks'07, scheduled to launch on January 2007.

Frisbee + Camera = Catchu

16 years and 7 months ago · listen

Imagine the possibilities: a camera attached to a frisbee, able to record 20 minutes of broadcast quality video, with no moving parts (capable of hard landing). For those who are feeling dizzy with the mental footage, Catchu integrates a smart wind vein on the top, which keeps the camera facing in the same direction, even when it's spinning through the air.

I wonder if NSA will look at this as they looked at the Furbys.