Friday, May 14, 2010

Help me, Obi Wan. You and Cisco are my only hope...

We all knew it was coming -- just not from whom. So here it is, holographic video conferencing. Another technology that makes a flat world flatter.

(Special thanks to Alison Paige Ruge for bringing this one to my attention)

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Ghost in the machine

It's hard to keep tabs on our information sharing in the digital age. We make all sorts of safeguards to keep our computers safe from hackers. We shred our sensitive documents. We zero out our hard drives before selling our old computers on Ebay.

A disturbing new report finds that the most innocuous of trusted technologies emerges as the most vulnerable to compromising your personal data. The copy machine. Watch this report and cringe.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

The Bike Tree

Leave it to the Japanese to come up with the most ingenious solution to bicycle parking in the world. This Rube Goldberg type gadget is an engineering feat. Just check this out.