parislemon:

“Little”.

parislemon:

“Little”.

prostheticknowledge:

GibraltarpediA 

Wikipedia project brings first city to place QR Code plaques around landmarks to provide information about the area, providing virtual tours from it’s encyclopaedic database:

GibraltarpediA is the first Wikipedia project to not only embrace a whole city, but also aspires to bridge two continents. The project aims to cover every single notable place, person, artefact, plant and animals in Gibraltar in as many languages as possible. This is a large WikiProject; it’s at least three times the size of MonmouthpediA. The area of interest includes the British Overseas Territory of Gibraltar, the Strait of Gibraltar, the Spanish municipalities along the coast of the Bay of Gibraltar, the northernmost coast of Morocco and Ceuta.

GibraltarpediA uses QRpedia codes, a type of bar code a smartphone can read through its camera (using one of the many free QR readers available) that takes you to a Wikipedia article in your language. QR codes are extremely useful, as physical signs have no way of displaying the same amount of information and in a potentially huge number of languages.

Articles have coordinates (geotags) to allow a virtual tour of the town using Wikipedia’s mobile apps (or the Wikipedia layer on Google Streetview) and are available in augmented reality software including Layar. GibraltarpediA does not use standard black and white QR codes, in order to differentiate between our codes and other schemes and individual’s codes.

FYI - Monmouth became the first Wikipedia town

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thisistheverge:

Official: Apple holding iPhone event September 12th, and we’ll be there live!
The industry has been abuzz with rumors that Apple was planning a reveal of its next iPhone in mid-September, and now we know the truth. The company has just mailed out invitations to an event in San Francisco on September 12th at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts — where Apple has historically launched new products. The Verge will be there covering the event live, with minute-by-minute updates on everything and anything announced.

thisistheverge:

Official: Apple holding iPhone event September 12th, and we’ll be there live!

The industry has been abuzz with rumors that Apple was planning a reveal of its next iPhone in mid-September, and now we know the truth. The company has just mailed out invitations to an event in San Francisco on September 12th at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts — where Apple has historically launched new products. The Verge will be there covering the event live, with minute-by-minute updates on everything and anything announced.

thisistheverge:

The myth of pinch-to-zoom: how a confused media gave Apple something it doesn’t own
In 2007, Steve Jobs stood on stage, listing the benefits of Apple’s then-new iPhone touchscreen. “You can do multi-finger gestures on it,” he said, moving his hands back and forth in the now-familiar pinch-to-zoom motion. Then he paused, and his expression changed. “And boy, have we patented it.” The crowd laughed and began applauding as the word “Patented!” appeared on the screen behind him.

thisistheverge:

The myth of pinch-to-zoom: how a confused media gave Apple something it doesn’t own

In 2007, Steve Jobs stood on stage, listing the benefits of Apple’s then-new iPhone touchscreen. “You can do multi-finger gestures on it,” he said, moving his hands back and forth in the now-familiar pinch-to-zoom motion. Then he paused, and his expression changed. “And boy, have we patented it.” The crowd laughed and began applauding as the word “Patented!” appeared on the screen behind him.

parislemon:

thenextweb:

Thanks to a tip from Favstar creator, Tim Haines, there’s a way to take a “scroll” down memory lane. Twitter used to have a “public timeline” that showed you all of the global tweets that were incoming. This was way before Bieber and those other punks joined, so it was somewhat easier to manage then. That link is still exposed and viewable, and it has the older design. (via Check Out The Old Twitter Public Timeline)

The second good find by The Next Web tonight.

parislemon:

thenextweb:

Thanks to a tip from Favstar creator, Tim Haines, there’s a way to take a “scroll” down memory lane. Twitter used to have a “public timeline” that showed you all of the global tweets that were incoming. This was way before Bieber and those other punks joined, so it was somewhat easier to manage then. That link is still exposed and viewable, and it has the older design. (via Check Out The Old Twitter Public Timeline)

The second good find by The Next Web tonight.

chartier:

Great Nexus 7 commercial. No stupid CGI, no car chase scene, no special agents repelling into a vault to steal it, no transforming into a robot. Just an endearing father-son premise and putting it to good use in a bunch of different, practical ways.

My only complaint is the 3G/4G problem. They’re dancing a fine line by telling people for most of the commercial that you can use these out in the woods, but then they kinda sorta save their butts with the reveal at the end. Slightly misleading, but still an overall great commercial.

parislemon:

brit:

A backup charger you can wear on your wrist? Yes please! This watch-like little gadget charges via USB and is there to charge up all your handheld devices. We think a Jawbone UP-esque hack is definitely in order. 

Genius.

parislemon:

brit:

A backup charger you can wear on your wrist? Yes please! This watch-like little gadget charges via USB and is there to charge up all your handheld devices. We think a Jawbone UP-esque hack is definitely in order. 

Genius.