Open source voip cell phones at the Burning Man. →
Will this be the technology to change the world? Anyone can set up a mobile network with voip backend that can connect with any GSM phone, without any modification to the phones themselves. The whole device is the size of a shoebox and runs on 50kw.
Patents themselves have become products [today],” said Grove. “They’re...– Andy Grove Is the U.S. tech industry oiling its own guillotine? | Tech Sanity Check | TechRepublic.com (via fred-wilson)
Introduction to http finger printing →
Chopin's small miracles →
Music may be the pathway between mathematics and the human soul. There might be significant consequences to the projects like musicDNA and its more academically aligned cousins.
Emacs and the birth of GPL →
How to do open source →
Nice post on how to behave when contributing to opensource projects, like those on github. Stuff like this should be made part of regular high school curriulum if you ask me.
Hands-on with Google's appinventor →
Funniest hands-on with the google’s new android os programming tool I’ve ever read. If the android app inventor takes off google won’t have to limit themselves to phones anymore. Android-touch, anyone?
Learn maths with hakell →
I’ve been in love with hakell lately. I can’t talk about it right now but strangely enough it has something to do with biology… And physics.
The Google Prediction API →
Google’s prediction API is kind of open to the developers now. It’s a little limited at the moment but one can just imagine the kind of crazy projects you can so with the power of google database and hardware behind you. The kind of ramifications such access can have on the scientific research community just boggles my mind.
Gates Foundation invests in Monsanto →
Interesting. The whole thing is run like an investment firm. Some people would argue that’s not a bad thing.
Checking out the mobile apps for tumblr. Nothing to see here folks.
The MIT roots of Google’s new software →
“You really have to try hard to get into the mindset of that time, because a computer in those days was something that cost several million dollars,” Abelson says. “And the idea that you would take the most advanced computing research equipment around anywhere, and you would let fifth graders … start playing with it, it was just mind boggling. For the first 10 years of that, people just thought...