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Top Stories: September 26-30, 2011

Top Stories: September 26-30, 2011

The rise of crime-sourcing, wearable tech beckons, and a new twist in the mobile battle.

This week on O'Reilly: Marc Goodman revealed how criminals use crowdsourcing, we explored the link between wearable tech and at-a-glance moments, and Alasdair Allan explained why external accessories will be the focus of the next mobile battle.

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Wearing Android on your sleeve

Wearing Android on your sleeve

Ted Ladd on "micro experiences" and wearable computers.

WIMM Labs believes that wearable technology and at-a-glance moments — things like looking at a thermometer and checking the clock — can create powerful combinations.

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Fighting the next mobile war

Fighting the next mobile war

Recent moves by Apple and Google could ignite the external accessories space.

While you'll likely interact with your smartphone tomorrow in much the same way you interacted with it today, it's quite possible that your smartphone will interact with the world in a very different way. The next mobile war has already begun.

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Visualization of the Week: Running for a year

Visualization of the Week: Running for a year

A visualization shows running data from three major cities.

A year's worth of Nike+ running data from the streets of New York, London and Tokyo was collected and visualized.

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Smartphones and spheres of influence

Smartphones and spheres of influence

Tyler Bell on how smartphones expand our influence to people and places.

As a part of an ongoing series looking at mobile disruption, Tyler Bell offers his take on how smartphones can be harnessed individually and collectively.

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The smart grid data deluge

The smart grid data deluge

Why smart metering is just the first wave of the power grid's data revolution.

The smart grid is an information revolution for utilities, and the first line of the information the grid uses will come from smart meters. EMeter's Aaron DeYonker discusses meter use and data applications in this interview.

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Wireless sensor networks can see and shape the world

Author Robert Faludi on the practical application of wireless sensor networks.

"Building Wireless Sensor Networks" author Robert Faludi discusses the practical application of sensor networks and how he thinks they will evolve to meet a variety of needs.

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What lies ahead: Data

Tim O'Reilly on the calculus of data, predictive analytics, and why mobile sensors are central to his thinking about the future.

Tim O'Reilly recently offered his thoughts and predictions for a number of areas we cover here on Radar. First up: the new calculus of data, the rise of predictive analytics, and the importance of sensors.

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Strata Gems: A sense of self

Network-connected sensors track your fitness

Small data matters as much as big, and none more than data about ourselves. Fitness and health tracking is going wireless and personal.

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Augmented reality as etiquette coach

Augmented reality as etiquette coach

Alasdair Allan has a practical goal for AR: putting names to faces.

Alasdair Allen, author of Programming iPhone Sensors, says real-time facial identification — the sort that pairs names and faces on the fly — is closer than you might think. He expands on that topic and a number of others in this video interview.

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