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Learn More About Ugandan Hip Hop with Diamonds in the Rough

On a more personal note than most of my posts I wanted to give a shout out to my brother Matthew. He spent a year editing and co-producing a documentary on Ugandan hip hop called Diamonds in the Rough. It's a great movie and I am really proud of him. It looked great on the big screen when I…

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Where 2.0 Video: Google/ESRI Keynote

Here's the first video from Where 2.0, the Google Keynote with a surprise appearance from ESRI. I can't wait to share some of the other talks we've had so far. Since Google first presented a snapshot of the geoweb at last year's Where 2.0, it has considerably evolved: more Geo data is published on the web, KML was accepted as…

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You Become what You Disrupt – (part two)

Google's GrandCentral (Radar coverage) was down over the weekend resulting in missed calls and other phone problems for its users. This is very similar to the the two day Skype outage last year where I said that "You Become what You Disrupt". I've spoken about this issue several times, most recently at the Princeton CITP "Computing in the Cloud" workshop….

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Jill Bolte Taylor's amazing TED talk

At least three of this year's TED talks were flat-out amazing: Tod Machover's, Benjamin Zander's, and Jill Bolte Taylor's. The first of them has just been posted: Jill Bolte Taylor, a Harvard neuroanatomist, eavesdropped on her own stroke. As I wrote the day of her talk, she walked us through what she felt and thought while her brain was going…

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DIY Multitouch with the Wiimote

If you will be missing Jeff Hahn's presentation at Etech next week, you can still make your own multitouch display thanks to Johnny Chung Lee and the Wiimote. Johnny has a number of sensor hacks on his blog, and just announced that EA Games has incorporated his Wii head tracking hack into an upcoming release….

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Mainstream acceptance of Twitter for disaster communication…

I'm stuck at San Francisco Airport due to delays from the big storm yesterday. A few minutes ago a plane was struck by lightning at the gate which caused quite a bit of excitement. Planes are designed to take a lightning strike and apparently it happens all the time. They took off after a quick check by the pilot and…

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WikiPediaVision: Watch Realtime Wikipedia Edits

With WikiPediaVision you can watch realtime English Wikipedia edits on a Google Map. It was inspired by Twittervision and Flickrvision (Radar post). The site combines Wikipedia's Recent Changes page with "Google Maps API, hostip.info and GoNew's IP to country service." You can learn more about the service on its FAQ. It was built by László Kozma, a grad-student at…

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3D WorldViewer Everyscape Launches

Everyscape is a new service that takes 2D photos and 3D-fies them to create an immersive street-side experience (Radar post). Today they are launching their service with four cities (Boston, New York, Miami, and Aspen). Their technology will allow anyone with a decent camera and GPS can contribute; they're another example of crowdsourcing for geo data. The cities that…

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Virtual Earth: Birds-Eye in 3D

Virtual Earth is going to be releasing an update soon and they've published a preview on their blog. The low-res movie above shows Bird-Eye in 3D. They're using aerial imagery (Birds Eye) taken from 4 different angles and, like Live Labs Photosynth (Radar post), they have stitched them together to create a 3D world (only available on Windows). They…

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Dash, The Internet-Connected GPS

The Dash Express is an internet-connected GPS for your car. The image above shows off the results of their redesign. It is going to be coming out later this year (sorry, initially US-only). The GPS unit has generated excitement due to its internet-based features. With it you can search Yahoo! Local from the road, send the unit an address…

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