Misc

Viewers can buy items while watching on Telly (Image credit: TheTake)

Second Screens With a 10 Foot UI

When we talk about the “second screen”, typically one would think of using your phone/tablet/laptop while watching a TV. At CES 2024 we are seeing a second screen right next to the first screen: informational screens below your TV. LG […]

The Ten Rings of The Mandarin

Tech Rings at CES – Become The Mandarin of Data Nerds

In the Marvel comics, one of Iron Man’s common enemies is The Mandarin. This villain is a warlord and criminal mastermind set on world domination; he rose to power after stumbling upon a set of Ten Rings. These rings were

WiZ LED smart light controlled by Alexa

Connecting the WiZ LED Smart Bulb to Alexa

I recently bought a new LED bulb for my friend to use in their home – controlled with Alexa. Connecting it to Google Home was a breeze, but it seems WiZ wanted to make it even easier for Alexa with

Backwards Text in Social Media

We’ve all used that front-facing camera on our phones. We’re used to seeing our image in mirrors, so our phones flip the image to match that interaction; however, others don’t see us this way and text is not meant to

jamie lee curtis - headshots

UI, Headshot Photos and Aging

Having worked on metadata for movies and TV shows, I stop to consider the choices others have made for what they show in their interfaces. What are you trying to communicate with a list of actors, headshots, and character names?

The Verge talks to OkCupid

The Verge talks to OkCupid, the dating site with a propensity for data research. Alexis Ohanian sits with Christian Rudder about how he and the SparkNotes founders went from study guides to an online dating network — and from there,

How I gamed online data to meet my match- Amy Webb at TEDxMidAtlantic

How I Gamed Online Data to Meet My Match

How I Gamed Online Data to Meet My Match: Amy Webb at TEDxMidAtlantic (by TEDxTalks) This was a great talk about how she reverse-engineered online dating to meet her ideal man. She discusses her own research into how popular profiles

Projected Deaths By Living Dead

Projected Deaths By Living Dead

Researchers at IUCS have looked to fill this gap, cross referencing the information in the report with quantitative data collected by the undead bio-research policy institute to forecast the probability U.S. regions would fare in an outbreak of the walking

Mythbusters

MythBusters Zombie special episode

I’m watching MythBusters “Zombie special episode – typical goofiness of the series while exploring various survival techniques” Check-in to MythBusters on GetGlue.com

Troll statue under Fremont bridge in Seattle

Fremont Troll

The Troll is a mixed media colossal statue, located on N. 36th Street at Troll Avenue N., under the north end of the George Washington Memorial Bridge (also known as the Aurora Bridge). It is clutching an actual Volkswagen Beetle,