Day Two: G+ Lets Everybody In

Yesterday, was pretty fun so make sure to read the original post: I’m in love with Google+. Day 2 One of the first things you notice about Google Plus (as my friend Bill pointed out) is that it looks a lot like Facebook. It has the three column view with the news feed dominant in …

I’m in love with Google+

Yesterday I logged into Google+ and immediately became lost. I spent about five minutes playing around and then left. Today I came back and dropped an hour and a half playing with it. Here is what I found, and why I love it: Built-in Profile Ok, I’m a blogger and I want Google to send …

I'm in love with Google+

Yesterday I logged into Google+ and immediately became lost. I spent about five minutes playing around and then left. Today I came back and dropped an hour and a half playing with it. Here is what I found, and why I love it: Built-in Profile Ok, I’m a blogger and I want Google to send …

M is for Metro

I love this picture. Found it after searching for news on the LA Metro. You might’ve heard that we are spending some time in Hollywood trying to live the ideal life. Which might upset our car free lifestyle and test our theories on urban hipsters. The good news is that LA’s burgeoning bike scene and …

Working Towards The Ideal Life

Back in 2007, Robotchampion and I had a meeting of the minds. We wanted to do what we were doing but outside a firewall. We want to work on cool projects, without being tied to a specific location. Anywhere, anytime, anyhow. We wanted to minimize commuting, which recent research has shown causes a calvacade of …

Molten salt and the Power Tower, the new solar power

I like to think of thermal solar power as the rock star of clean energy. The technology starts off with the coolest name, the Power Tower. The Tower is surrounded by thousands of adoring mirrors all focusing their attention on it in the center.¬†As the mirrors build up the heat in comes the molten salt …

Amazon Prime TV to battle Netflix

Do you order a lot from Amazon? Do you also watch streaming Netflix? If so, then you are the unlikely target of Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos. On Wednesday, he posted a memo on Amazon’s homepage asking you to pay $79 to get unlimited two-day shipping and access to over 1,000 movies and TV shows. It’s …

Sensors, Feedback Loops & The Humanity of Surveillance

In Wired’s July 2011 issue, it talks about how feedback loops are providing an exciting opportunity for changing human behavior, presenting the case of dynamic feedback displays, or driver feedback signs, where a speed limit is posted along with a radar sensor that reads your approaching speed and displays it on a digital sign. The …

Sensors, Feedback Loops & The Humanity of Surveillance

In Wired’s July 2011 issue, it talks about how feedback loops are providing an exciting opportunity for changing human behavior, presenting the case of dynamic feedback displays, or driver feedback signs, where a speed limit is posted along with a radar sensor that reads your approaching speed and displays it on a digital sign. The …