Google Glass with Designer Frames

The move comes as Google Inc. prepares to make Glass available to the general population later this year. Currently, Glass is available only to the tens of thousands of people who are testing and creating apps for it. Glass hasn’t actually had glasses in its frame until now. Glass is basically a small computer, with…

Happy 30th Anniversary

Happy 30th Anniversary Macintosh

For me, 1984 was the year of Van Halen’s wonderful [sic] album, The Right Stuff, and my second semester of college. It would also prove to be a time of enlightenment for me and computing. On this 30th anniversary of the Apple Macintosh on January 25 and the Superbowl commercial on January 22, I wanted…

Microsoft’s Vision Of The House Of The Future

Microsoft has a room on its main campus, not far from where its top executives work, that represents its vision of the future of the home and work place. Harald Becker, a senior product planner at Microsoft, gave us a tour of room. It’s not open to the public. It’s normally reserved enterprise clients. He said…

Say hello to the world’s first “Deskla.”

With initial concepts drawn up by Vuolo Design, Hero City — a club for entrepreneurs formed as an offshoot of Draper University in San Mateo, Calif. — commissioned East Bay Muscle Cars to transform a $70,000 Tesla Model S into an office desk that fits Hero City’s innovative mentality. Tesla shipped a new “factory reject”…

Kindle Vending Machine – CES

The vending machine, you see, spits out the company’s Kindle e-reader tablet PCs, which is all it took to catch the attention of showgoers flying in and out of Vegas. It was Amazon’s way of taunting eager-beaver competitors who spent heavily to flog their devices to the CES masses. Like Apple, Amazon knows it will…

The Architecture of StackOverflow.com

I really like the Get-Things-Done attitude and the productive view on workflow (use multiple monitors, don’t be the nerd sitting in front of a laptop). The code is not perfect (lots of static methods), they don’t even test, only have a hand full of developers (!) and nearly no downtime. Ah yes, and they run…