A long time ago…

Posted by Franck in Core on October 27th, 2007 |  No Comments »

A long time ago, I opened this blog… A long time ago, I posted something… And now? The yack… Did you see my pre-previous post, it looks like a giant iPhone!

Living Pixels

Posted by Franck in Geek on July 7th, 2007 |  No Comments »

Awesome! A screen made of human pixels…

Microsoft Surface

Posted by Franck in Hardware, Interface on June 6th, 2007 |  1 Comment »

I don’t have a lot of time to talk about it. They did it, and they will sell it: Microsoft Surface!

The Reac-Table was very close from what Microsoft intends to provide, anyway. But this one might be the one in your dining room next year!

Google Maps Street View

Posted by Franck in Remote sensing, Interface on May 29th, 2007 |  No Comments »

Google released a new tool (one more): Google Maps Street View. We have had it in France for years with our Yellow Pageslink services. Now it is fully integrated within Google Maps and provided with a pseudo 3-D interface. Follow this link to test it with San Francisco streets, once again it’s disruptive.

For more details go to the excellent Digital Urban blog, they also provide links to sites talking about it.

Google Earth is alive!

Posted by Franck in Remote sensing on April 7th, 2007 |  No Comments »

Google Earth is old-fashionned. Images are static and so old you can’t recognize your brand new car in front of your house.

That was the old Google Earth. The new Google Earth, which might be renammed Google Live Local very soon, now includes… live images! Not really live, but recent! This is a new revolution a few blogs talked about: now people will be able to not only view the whole planet and recognize what they have seen in real life, where they will go for next vacations or where a relative is staying, but also have a near real time representation of their real environment within a virtual one. Real time images are not available yet, but it’s clear that we are going this way.

I sugget you to go there to better understand what it means.

Open this file in Google Earth to have an instant preview of this new functionality!
Ok it was an April fool. Can’t we dream?

My Mio is back!

Posted by Franck in Core, Hardware, Geek on March 21st, 2007 |  No Comments »

It is back! And it speaks french! And i’m posting from it, in the street!

PDA nightmare

Posted by Franck in Core, Geek on February 25th, 2007 |  No Comments »

My PDA just came back from support in the Netherlands. Wonderful… not exactly! They reinstalled the OS in Dutch language. So easy… Who won a new trip to the country of cheeses?

71400 columns picture (and more to come)

Posted by Franck in Geek on February 24th, 2007 |  No Comments »

Bluesfear.com, an art community proposes people to work on a common picture. Each person has to provide a picture to be placed next to the previous one. At the time I’m writing this post, 119 pictures have been created and merged to generate a 71400 columns picture. It’s here, it’s a worm!

No gravity

Posted by Franck in Geek on February 15th, 2007 |  No Comments »

I rediscovered Digg a few days ago. This is not a great news.

What I discovered tonight through Digg is interesting. It’s a gallery of strange pictures from D. Darzacq. Impressive! Just tried to imagine how many times these people hurt themselves to get these fantastic pictures… Whatever, this gravity-free effect is so nice I wonder why we still get amazed by modern FXs and 3D renderings.

No mobility

Posted by Franck in Core, Geek on January 27th, 2007 |  No Comments »

My previous short post about mobility was a short victory… My mobile assistant refuses to work when unplugged from a power source. A PDA which can’t be used with its battery, where is the mobility? Argh…



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