Category Archives: Technology

Google Public Data

Have you seen the Google Public Data Explorer yet?  It allows you to visually view public data.  For instance here is one for retail sales volume by industry.

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Fresh Code Barcodes

Here’s something that every supermarket shopper wishes was currently available. The Fresh Code is an intelligent barcode that doubles up as a graph, indicating the freshness of the vegetable that you’re checking out. The less fresh it is, the less the barcode is displayed, and when you don’t see a barcode, you’ll know that it’s not worth buying. It’s a cool concept, not to mention that when the barcode has disappeared, the cashier won’t be able to tag it to the point-of-sales machine, so they can’t really force you to buy old fruit or vegetables either. Neat huh?  What I think would be really cool is if the price went down with the age of the product automatically.

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General Motors Augmented Reality Windshield

General Motors has developed a working next-generation heads-up display that turns an ordinary windshield into an augmented reality information dashboard. Such a system can improve safety and advance knowledge behind the wheel, visually identifying important objects in physical space like road signs, the edges of the road you’re on in conditions of poor visibility like fog, and even bring GPS functions right into the dashboard by outlining the exact building you’re going to.

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2009 Broadband Growth

I like statistics and facts and I know this is random but found this chart of broadband subscribers interesting.  Source: http://gigaom.com/2010/03/12/us-broadband-2009/

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Office 2007 vs. 2010

Doesn’t look like much is changing if you are planning on upgrading from Office 2007 to 2010. What do you think?

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