Changing the game: Light field cameras

Wednesday, June 22nd, 2011

Pretty much the most badass technology to come out of Silicon Valley in a long time. It’s a completely new camera technology that lets you “shoot first, focus later.” As described by one of Lytro’s investors: People often refer to taking a picture as capturing the moment, but conventional photography does not really capture the […]

The Grammys’ technology spread

Sunday, February 13th, 2011

Unlike some other events, ahem Super Bowl, the Grammys usually does a great job utilizing modern technology. There’s obviously the standard Twitter andFacebook updates, which are the most accessible but not particularly fun. The Grammys also has a partnership with Tumblr as typical from years past. Then they offer a live stream on both the official site and through […]

Day 7 in Egypt: Hope and havoc

Monday, January 31st, 2011

Hopefully, you’ve been keeping up with the turmoil in Egypt. It is now the 7th day of protests, and there is some serious shit going down. Also today, the last-standing internet service provider in Egypt was shut down. The people of Egypt are now under a communications black-out as cell phone service has already been cut […]

Censoring my own internet

Sunday, January 2nd, 2011

I got pissed at myself for wasting so much time on the internet. This isn’t uncommon to hear, I’m sure, but my time-wasters aren’t actually terribly wasteful in most minds. I’ve already been games-free since the end of Sophomore year, and I can control my kitteh pictures/failblog/YouTube video-hopping/etc pretty well now. My current problem is […]

Things to remember about 2010: Stuxnet and cyberwarfare

Tuesday, December 28th, 2010

This groundbreaking computer worm which specifically targets industrial computers was discovered in July 2010 by a small security firm in Belarus and estimated to have been operating undercover for almost a year. It exploited an unprecedented number of Windows security holes in order to root and edit the programmable logic controllers manufactured by Siemens and […]

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