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Google Streetview’s Off-Road Trekker Could Boost Tourism

Google maps continues to develop, and Streetview is parking the car and going off-road with a backpack. The New York Times accompanied a Google team recently on their tour of New York’s Liberty Island. The results should be online within months, and will also include Ellis Island. Meanwhile, Google is offering to lend the backpack kit, called the Trekker, to […]

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Atlas - The Agile Anthropomorphic Robot, Pic: Boston Dynamics

I For One Welcome Our New Robot Overlords

So Google is indexing all human knowledge, it knows where you are and what you want, and now it’s gone and bought this company which is developing creepy walking scary running robots for the US military. [youtube]http://youtu.be/wE3fmFTtP9g[/youtube] The New York Times reports that Google will honour the existing contracts which its new acquisition, Boston Dynamics, has […]

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The White House seen from ICANN's HQ in Washington DC

Breakfast in America [#Podcast 69]

Michele is in Washington DC this week for ICANN meetings, but he got up early this morning to Skype Conn for this week’s podcast. How the New York Times could have been better prepared for the Syrian Electronic Army DNS hack.  Also, MSouden in our chat room shared an anatomy of the attack by GigaOM. […]

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Visualising 2012 Olympians vs Historic Olympians

The New York Times is doing a series of visualisations of current Olympians compared with their historic counterparts. So far there are three sets available, the 100m freestyle (swimming), 100m sprint and the long jump. The visualisations use historic data and make it come to life so even those of us who aren’t that interested […]

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Media Manipulation – Trust Me I’m Lying Trailer

You wouldn’t normally expect to watch a trailer for a book, but here’s the “trailer” for Trust Me I’m Lying by Ryan Holiday [youtube]http://youtu.be/BIzWRTCMk0k[/youtube] Holiday’s book goes on release tomorrow in the US and it’s a book I’d highly recommend you grab a copy of ASAP if you’re interested in media, both online and offline. […]

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