Over the Air 2013, 27th-28th September 2013

Very excited to be in the planning stages for Over the Air 2013! #ota13

36 Hours of Mobile Development

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Space net used to control robot

And yet more news on BBC about the future of the #InterplanetaryInternet ! There's definitely a thing going on about this. /cc +Hadley Beeman +Douglas Schepers +Ariel Waldman 

Astronauts on the International Space Station use an experimental version of interplanetary internet to control a robot on Earth.

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Google search page background images are going away. I guess I was the only one who thought these were neat? I am going to miss my Tower Viewer. Maybe I should start using Bing? #grumblegrumble  

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Google Plus Plus Plus

Ok – I realized recently that I hadn’t posted on this blog since January of this year. However, I have been very active in putting my voice out there in other social media. I’ve been active on Twitter, I’ve been active on Facebook, and (surprisingly, to me) I’ve been increasingly active on Google+. I say surprisingly because I, like many others, was initially pretty skeptical of Google’s foray into the social networking scene. However, after using it for quite a while, I’ve found myself gravitating over there for the kind of expression that used to take place on my Blog. Google+ seems to work well for longer-form content, and especially as as a place to generate discussion. There also seems to be a good critical mass of people there. However, I’m not comfortable having Google+ be the only record of my longer-form posts. So, as an experiment, I’ve installed the Google+ plug-in and as of today I’ll be automatically importing new (public) messages I post to Google+ into my blog here. This through the magic of the Google+ API. That way I figure I can have the best of both worlds: people can view, comment on or link to any of my posts on Google+ or here and I can keep a record of everything I’ve said here in my self-hosted WordPress instance.

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How to build a video link to Mars

Great article on BBC on interplanetary communications: "Mars to Earth: How to send HD video between planets" http://bbc.in/StPewZ

Brought back to mind a lunch-time table discussion we held at W3C  #tpac  last week in Lyon (with +Hadley Beeman +Douglas Schepers and others..)  The discussion was about the interplanetary Web. Can we imagine a Web that could extend across multiple planets, and if so how would this Web be different than the "World Wide Web" we currently know…and what (if any) changes would be required to underlying Web technologies?

Looks like there is plenty of work on the Interplanetary Internet (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Interplanetary_Internet) and potentially some work at the Web level going on at ESA (http://www.esa.int/esaCP/SEMFQJHWP0H_index_0.html)... Anything else going on out there? Any +NASA projects?

Paging +Ariel Waldman

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Mars Rover Curiosity is sending us HD photos – but will we one day be able to receive HD video from the Red Planet?

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Google Plus Plus Plus | Dan’s Blog (2.0)

As an experiment, I'm reposting my posts from Google+ over to my blog in order to keep an independent record and to share with people who either aren't on or don't want to use Google+. Brought to you through the magic of the Google+ API – thanks +Ade Oshineye

Google Plus Plus Plus. By Daniel Appelquist on November 4th, 2012. Ok – I realized recently that I hadn’t posted on this blog since January of this year. However, I have been very active in putting my…

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Wondering if the rise of cookie consent banners and buttons on UK Web sites has driven more public awareness…

Wondering if the rise of cookie consent banners and buttons on UK Web sites has driven more public awareness of cookies and privacy. #tpac

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Windows, Revamped and Split in 2

I think this is a good sum-up of why Windows 8 launch is a UX disaster. /cc +Thomas Curtis

Microsoft’s Windows 8 has two different worlds, one designed primarily for touch screens, the other for mouse and keyboard.

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Hummingbird: “Pre-Arduino” for Kids

Hummingbird: "Pre-Arduino" for Kids (or, I'm hoping, for adults who find Arduino still quite daunting)

Arduino was conceived as an open source microcontroller for artists, designers, and others who aren’t necessarily techie/programmer types. Of course, all sorts of makers have flocked to this techno……

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Conditions at Foxconn – Should we care?

I was greatly moved  yesterday after listening to the This American Life episode on conditions at Foxconn, the plant in China than makes (among other things) iPhones, iPads, and most other Apple products. I just made a post on Facebook relating to this and a related Forbes article and I encourage you to chime in there or here. Is this just “business as usual,” or is there something wrong happening here that needs to be fixed?

Posted in Politics, Technology

Who is Daniel K. Appelquist?

I'm an American Ex-Pat living in London. I'm a father of two and husband of one. I am the Open Web Advocate for Telefónica Digital, focusing on the Open Web Device. I founded Mobile Monday London, Over the Air and the Mobile 2.0 conference series.

The opinions expressed here are my own, however, and neither Telefónica nor any other party necessarily agrees with them.

My books:
Mobile Internet for Dummies
XML and SQL

For more info, see my Linkedin profile.

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