Very cool example of m2m that incorporates a smartphone experience to do something useful – give EV drivers information that helps them get the most out of their vehicles. Would like to see an API on top of this though to enable this to plug in to existing navigation or mapping apps.
Very excited to be in the planning stages for Over the Air 2013! #ota13
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
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
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.
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…
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.
Wondering if the rise of cookie consent banners and buttons on UK Web sites has driven more public awareness of cookies and privacy. #tpac
I think this is a good sum-up of why Windows 8 launch is a UX disaster. /cc +Thomas Curtis
Hummingbird: "Pre-Arduino" for Kids (or, I'm hoping, for adults who find Arduino still quite daunting)