Miami Herald reporter Carol Rosenberg, who has reported extensively on the goings-on at Guantánamo, put Google Glass to interesting use there:
Long before Google Glass, Guantánamo had Camp Justice and the bizarre expeditionary legal complex -- just a 10-minute ride from the hotel, McDonald's and officers club on the Navy base that simulates life in small-town America circa 1965. So this week I used the device to revisit one of the most chilling (literally) aspects of the tent city compound, something I discovered when I arrived to cover the trial of Osama bin Laden's driver in the summer of 2008.
I asked Amy Parness, the co-founder of Sparkle Labs, maker of fantastic educational electronics kits, to write a Medium post about gender and the business of being a maker business person. Her terrific essay calls out the problems with “pink girly engineering kits.” From Medium:
Zero UI is the new term for “invisible interfaces”—what happens in the future when all the clicking and tapping and typing is history: “If you look at the history of computing, starting with the jacquard loom in 1801, humans have always had to interact with machines in a really abstract, complex way.” [Fast Company]
The Lytro Illum dares to be different, boasting even more robust features than its first generation predecessor and a sleek design reminiscent of professional DSLRs. What’s so cool about it? Most cameras capture the position of light rays, producing a statoc 2D image. But the Illum’s cutting-edge technology records the direction of these rays, generating […]
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