Thursday, October 27, 2011

Lemon Slice Your Online Receipts

How would you like to organize all those online receipts you have stored away somewhere as emails? Well now there are at least two competitors in this space trying to get you to use their service to organize all your receipts stuck in Gmail, Yahoo, etc. 

Scan Photos/Art With iPhone

Cool. Now there's an app to help you quickly scan printed photos or even art, by just using your iPhone. That'll save some time.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Modern Client Web Development

This is the new way to program all those fancy, nimble web interfaces cropping up all over the web. In a nutshell you need to use an MVC framework for all client-side web applications. With Spline you will be able to store all your data with models and whenever any change occurs to that data, both the view (HTML) and the server-side with be automatically notified and updated. CoffeeScript enables you to make javascript code sing and dance.

Get this book: Javascript Web Applications by Alex MacCaw

UPDATE: Better to look at Knockoutjs, Angularjs, Ember.js

Monday, October 17, 2011

Cool Image Overlays

Thinglink has some neat options for image overlays that display further info, videos, or where to buy what is shown in the image. This is just another service trying to monetize online images. Big gotcha is that users who share the images will also copy the script tags along with the image source. They are also into "printable NFC-enabled images".

Friday, October 14, 2011

New Guitar 3.0 Update!

Now there's a demo video of the new Gibson Firebird X Guitar. I just wish I knew more about guitars to really appreciate this new technology.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

NFC 2.0 - No Additional Hardware

The next version of near-field communication NFC 2.0 is being pioneered by Tagattitude and is based on inaudible super-sonic signals.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Digital Toy Blocks

We've all played with blocks as kids. Today our kids play with computers. Now has combined blocks with computers to produce interactive blocks. Each block has a tiny screen, senses other similar blocks, and produce sounds via a nearby computer. Because of their dynamic screens, as opposed to static faces, limitless games can be created with downloadable apps. Now our kids don't have an excuse for not playing with boring blocks.

Friday, October 07, 2011

Animated Mobile Alerts

This company has created alerts and notifications for your smartphone that show animation or videos, with sound, to alert you about incoming stuff. Pretty cool.

Check-In Hardware

Because NFC's are not embedded on all phones yet, this company decided to take matters into its own hands. It created a piece of hardware through which users can tap on with their smartphones and the whole check-in/check-out process is initiated. Pretty cool.