November 2010 Archives
Monday, 29th November 2010
We frequently write about enterprise mobility and how it's enabling remote work. But we don't spend much time on the implications of mobile technology on the personal lives of workers. Reading Ben Kepes' recent essay on the subject, I had a thought: should enterprise software start tracking workers time and locking them out if they work too much?
Flickr Hack Makes 3D Model of Any City in a Day
Scholars at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have developed a method for creating 3D models of pretty much anything in pretty much no time. Using a sexy algorithm and the millions of photographs available from Flickr, the team can create a sophisticated three-dimensional model on a single personal computer in under a day.
Hacker News Plunges Forward - Into Print
The Y Combinator-powered Hacker News has finally grown into a four-color paper-and-print magazine called Hacker Monthly. Their parents must be proud. What started as a side-project by Netizen Media's Lim Cheng Soon seven months ago has grown into a 3,000-paid subscriber supported, three-dimensional magazine.
10 Tips for Attending Dreamforce or Any Other Conference
Dreamforce is the annual Salesforce.com event taking place next week at the Moscone Center in San Francisco. It's one of those giant events with more tracks than you could ever attend. There will be more vendors than you could ever learn about in two days. You need bearings for this one. There will be lots of news but the undercurrent is often…
Kinect is Selling 2X as Fast as the iPad
The iPad was crowned the fastest-adopted consumer electronic device ever last month, stealing the title from the once-coveted DVD player. Records are made to be broken, though, and the Microsoft Kinect has already come out of the gate twice as fast. Notably, Microsoft predicted back in September that it would sell more Kinects than Apple is…