photojojo:

New in the Photojojo Store: The iPhone Boom Mic!
It gives you vids that sound as good as they look and even fits over your iPhone case!

photojojo:

New in the Photojojo Store: The iPhone Boom Mic!

It gives you vids that sound as good as they look and even fits over your iPhone case!

theeconomist:

A billion dollars is a lot to pay for a tiny start-up with no revenue. But Facebook’s acquisition of Instagram could turn out well.

theeconomist:

A billion dollars is a lot to pay for a tiny start-up with no revenue. But Facebook’s acquisition of Instagram could turn out well.

futurejournalismproject:

Where the iPad Roams (US Edition)
Chitika, an online advertising network, has tracked where millions of new iPads are being activated. 
By mapping their data with US demographic data, they show the luxury tablet remains in wealthier states.
As GigaOm points out, the same holds true for iPad and iPhone penetration in China. Wealthy coastal and industrial areas adopt the devices. The rest of the country? Not so much.
Image: iPad adoption by state, via Chitika Labs.

futurejournalismproject:

Where the iPad Roams (US Edition)

Chitika, an online advertising network, has tracked where millions of new iPads are being activated. 

By mapping their data with US demographic data, they show the luxury tablet remains in wealthier states.

As GigaOm points out, the same holds true for iPad and iPhone penetration in China. Wealthy coastal and industrial areas adopt the devices. The rest of the country? Not so much.

Image: iPad adoption by state, via Chitika Labs.

unexpectedtech:

Carbon nanotube sponge devours oil

(via unexpectedtech-deactivated20130)

springwise:

Trackers embedded in athlete’s apparel provide live in-game data for coaches
Devices that help athletes monitor their performance have been around for a while and are starting to encompass a range of sports – we recently reported on the Swimtag wristband, which acts as a training aid for those heading to the pool. Taking the concept one step further, adidas is set to test its miCoach performance-tracking system on world-class soccer players during a live game in July. READ MORE…

springwise:

Trackers embedded in athlete’s apparel provide live in-game data for coaches

Devices that help athletes monitor their performance have been around for a while and are starting to encompass a range of sports – we recently reported on the Swimtag wristband, which acts as a training aid for those heading to the pool. Taking the concept one step further, adidas is set to test its miCoach performance-tracking system on world-class soccer players during a live game in July. READ MORE…

theatlantic:

Homeland Security’s ‘Pre-Crime’ Screening Will Never Work

The U.S. Department of Homeland security is working on a project called FAST, the Future Attribute Screening Technology, which is some crazy straight-out-of-sci-fi pre-crime detection and prevention software which may  come to an airport security screening checkpoint near you someday soon. Yet again the threat of terrorism is being used to justify the introduction of super-creepy invasions of privacy, and lead us one step closer to a turn-key totalitarian state. This may sound alarmist, but in cases like this a little alarm is warranted. FAST will remotely monitor physiological and behavioral cues, like elevated heart rate, eye movement, body temperature, facial patterns, and body language, and analyze these cues algorithmically for statistical aberrance in an attempt to identify people with nefarious intentions. There are several major flaws with a program like this, any one of which should be enough to condemn attempts of this kind to the dustbin.
Read more. [Image: Paleofuture]

theatlantic:

Homeland Security’s ‘Pre-Crime’ Screening Will Never Work

The U.S. Department of Homeland security is working on a project called FAST, the Future Attribute Screening Technology, which is some crazy straight-out-of-sci-fi pre-crime detection and prevention software which may  come to an airport security screening checkpoint near you someday soon. Yet again the threat of terrorism is being used to justify the introduction of super-creepy invasions of privacy, and lead us one step closer to a turn-key totalitarian state. This may sound alarmist, but in cases like this a little alarm is warranted. FAST will remotely monitor physiological and behavioral cues, like elevated heart rate, eye movement, body temperature, facial patterns, and body language, and analyze these cues algorithmically for statistical aberrance in an attempt to identify people with nefarious intentions. There are several major flaws with a program like this, any one of which should be enough to condemn attempts of this kind to the dustbin.

Read more. [Image: Paleofuture]

thebestsometimesforget:

this is the coolest thing ever. it can hold keys, usb drives, led lights, etc. totally buying one.

thebestsometimesforget:

this is the coolest thing ever. it can hold keys, usb drives, led lights, etc. totally buying one.