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Boris Johnson Facts – “The writers of Lost asked Boris how they should end the series.” (after chucknorrisfacts.com)
NYT: Microsoft May Build A Copyright Cop Into Every Zune – “…the consumer wants there to be quality premium-produced content, and in order for that to continue to be a viable business, there needs to be significant protection around it”. Hmm.
Prime Sense: Giving Machines a Prime Sense – “The Prime Sensor is a System on Chip (SoC) and a complete reference design for a three dimensional sensing and understanding device. … a standard image sensor, a light source, optical components and the Prime Sense IC which is the digital brain…”
Wired.com: Home Tweet Home – Energy-Savvy House Broadcasts on Twitter – andy_house on Twitter gets a mention in the Wired Science blog. (I mentioned his project recently in a blog post about Tweetjects, but the Wired post is probably more exciting to him <grin>).
Web 2.0 – Where is Technology Headed? (My recent presentation at MPI EMEC) – The (fairly basic, low-level introduction) presentation I recently gave on Web 2.0, backchannels and virtual worlds. It’s two hours long, including Q&A, and covers much of what I’ve been thinking about this year. Mainly aimed at web non-natives.
microscopiq: Impossible Music Manipulation – Jason Ellis discovers an excellent video of Direct Note Access in an upcoming version of Melodyne “Imagine the kinds of new music games that could be built, making use of music the original developers never heard or even imagined” (I re-blogged this on Eightbar)
Melodyne – “recognizes the music in an audio file and represents it directly as notes” When version 3 of the plugin comes out this autumn it will recognise notes within chords too. Nice.
Hacking game controllers and 3D Wii | Technology | Guardian Unlimited – Bobbie’s writeup of this weekend’s Game Camp. ( mattb is a hero)
Cans festival – a set on Flickr – Was hoping to see this festival of street art on Saturday, but didn’t get a chance. Glad someone documented it.