Friday, June 29, 2007

One Phone Number for Life

Their service is actually quite awesome. You get call screening (first time callers have to leave their name) and phone spam filtering, email and/or SMS notifications.

You can route groups of people to different numbers, and disable your home phone during the day.

The WebCall Button is also quite intriguing:

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Autism Reversed?

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Leonardo Manuscripts Online

Interview Studio

My brother-in-law brought this service to my attention:

It seems like a great way to facilitate the employment process.

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Billboards Look Back

"The eyebox2 from xuuk is a palm-size video camera surrounded by infrared light-emitting diodes. It can record eye contact with 15-degree accuracy at a distance of up to 33 feet. A simple glance from a passerby scores an impression, providing a tally that enables new Google-like measurement metrics that real-world advertisers could only dream about until recently."

SD Card with WiFi

"A Secure Digital memory card with built-in Wi-Fi networking will allow digital cameras to upload images automatically to home computers and photo-sharing web sites. This product of California-based company Eye-Fi is currently in beta and should be launched later this year."

Self-healing Plastic Skin

"Scientists have developed a form of plastic skin that can heal itself when damaged. The material relies on an underlying network of vessels — similar to blood capillaries — that carry a healing agent to areas on the material's surface that sustain damage. Unlike previous self-healing systems that relied on capsules of agent buried in the polymer and which became depleted after one use, the new system can respond to damage at the same point many times over."

Monday, June 11, 2007

iTunes Movie Rentals

Thursday, June 07, 2007

Through-the-air Electricity

The system exploits "resonance", a phenomenon that causes an object to vibrate when energy of a certain frequency is applied.

When two objects have the same resonance they exchange energy strongly without having an effect on other surrounding objects.

Wednesday, June 06, 2007

Emryonic Cells from Skin

Tuesday, June 05, 2007

Cambridge Visual Networks

Windows Mobile 6 iPhone

OpenOffice for Mac w/out X11 Now in Alpha

Monday, June 04, 2007

iPhone SDK

A person briefed on Apple’s plans said that at its software developer conference this month, Apple intends to announce that it will make it possible for developers of small programs written for the Macintosh to easily convert them to run on the iPhone.

NYT Article