Category: Technology

  • NextUp Ventures Demo Day – A fresh batch of SportsTech Investments…

    NextUp Ventures Demo Day – A fresh batch of SportsTech Investments…

    Thanks to NextUp Ventures for an engaging demo day, full of interesting pitches from emerging SportsTech Startups! A few topics covered on today’s demo day included: Athletic Turf technologies Sustainable football gear Off-field athelete/creator fund monitization Name & Likeness management and optimization Looking forward to more solid investments from the NextUp Team. How does AI feel…

  • Exploring Generative AI with ChatGPT and Bard…

    Exploring Generative AI with ChatGPT and Bard…

    As humans, I believe we’re now at the dawn of a new revolution in technology, information, understanding, and inteligence with the rise of Generative Artificial Intelligences that are becoming good enough for true productivity. Over the next few weeks, I’ll be taking a dive into Generative AI, and exploring the possitilbiites of using it for…

  • Discussing International Investing and Russian Startups on The Syndicate Podcast

    Discussing International Investing and Russian Startups on The Syndicate Podcast

    This week, I had the pleasure of recording an interview with Matt Ward of The Syndicate Podcast: “The Russian Startup Scene and What Founders and VCs Need to Know with Jeffrey Donenfeld of Boomtown Accelerator” Listen to me on The Syndicate Podcast: Apple Podcasts, Android, RSS, Direct Here’s what I discuss with Matt on the…

  • Orion – NASA’s Newest Spacecraft

    Orion – NASA’s Newest Spacecraft

    Love this explainer video – can’t wait for the first full launch! As the flight test of NASA’s Orion spacecraft nears, the agency released Wednesday a video — called “Trial By Fire” — detailing the spacecraft’s test and the critical systems engineers will evaluate during the Dec. 4 flight. Orion is in the final stages…

  • Here’s How YOU Can Support Net Neutrality

    Here’s How YOU Can Support Net Neutrality

    Please support Net Neutrality, and help protect an open and equal internet. Here’s a few ways to help: File a comment directly with the FCC. Here’s how, lifted directly via Gizmodo. Visit FCC.gov/comments and find the proceeding with the title “Protecting and Promoting the Open Internet.” It should be the one on top and should also have over…

  • Infographic: Major Icebreakers of the World

    Infographic: Major Icebreakers of the World

    Great infographic today thanks to the US Coast Guard – a comprehensive review of the world’s major icebreakers. My next task, sail on all of them! From the United States Naval Institute: “The Coast Guard Office of Waterways and Ocean Policy (CG-WWM) began producing the chart of major icebreakers of the world in July 2010.…

  • Tinder Makes Its First Match in Antarctica

    Tinder Makes Its First Match in Antarctica

    Not like I wasn’t expecting it – popular social hookup app Tinder seems to be running full steam at both the Sochi Winter Olympics as well as McMurdo Station, Antarctica. From The Cut: On a lonely December night at Antarctica’s McMurdo Station, an American scientist conducting research there decided to log on to Tinder —…

  • Dolby Atmos and the Sound Design in “Gravity”

    Dolby Atmos and the Sound Design in “Gravity”

    Gravity is definitely one of my favorite movies of the year, and I’ve seen it three times, in three different formats: Telluride Film Festival, Dolby 3D Image, Dolby 7.1 Channel Sound NYC AMC Loews Lincoln Square, IMAX Image, Dolby 7.1 Channel Sound NYC AMC Empire 25, RealD 3D Image, Dolby Atmos Sound The best presentation…

  • How To Keep Your Bitcoins Safe As It Goes Mainstream

    How To Keep Your Bitcoins Safe As It Goes Mainstream

    When Bitcoin starts being accepted at major real world brick and mortar stores, how are you going to ensure that your Bitcoins stay safe? Bitcoin is not like a physical currency – it exists only in the digital world, and your ownership of your digital store of Bitcoins is dependent on you keeping, and keeping…

  • Google’s Influence on Photography – Street View and Beyond

    Google’s Influence on Photography – Street View and Beyond

    Following up on yesterday’s post on Google Street View in the Grand Canyon, here’s a great article from LightBox. It goes over the incredible impact of Google’s Street View experiement, and what it’s done for mapping and photography. From the article: In the catalogue to the show Exposed: Voyeurism, Surveillance, and the Camera since 1870,…

  • How To Generate Your Own Apple iOS 6 Passbook Passes

    How To Generate Your Own Apple iOS 6 Passbook Passes

    With Apple’s iOS6 launching today, there are a ton of new features people are exploring. One of my favorite new apps on iOS 6 is Passbook. Although Apple didn’t incorporate NFC capability into the new iPhone 5, I really don’t think it matters too much just now – thanks to Passbook. Passbook lets users manage…

  • A Unique View Inside An HP Laptop Assembly Line

    Mundane, boring, but necessary – for some reason this factory worker recorded a video of his daily routine, and sent it to a customer on their laptop…. interesting. From TechCrunch: Essentially, you’re looking at the face of modern manufacturing. He’s not mistreated, he’s not chained to his desk, but he’s building the same thing, over…

  • How To Blog From Anywhere: Gmail via SMS launches in Africa

    How To Blog From Anywhere: Gmail via SMS launches in Africa

    Continuing on my series How To Blog From Anywhere, add Gmail via SMS to the repertoire. Google Africa has just launched Gmail via SMS, allowing mobile phone users without access to a data network to still send and receive emails. Yet another way to get your message out, no matter what your connectivity situation. Still…

  • Printing On Fabric Using Sunlight And An iPhone

    Jesse Genet of Lumi is offering a new product that lets users print their pictures on fabric using the company’s Lumityper app, and printing with their Inkodye system. Very cool application of tech+crafts. Found via Alan and DesignTaxi. Support Jesse on Kickstarter. About the process: Taking photography out of the darkroom, Jesse Genet of Lumi…

  • Explainer: How A Digital Camera Is Made

    Thanks to PetaPixel, who brings us this cool video on the production of a Canon digital camera:

  • Enhanced iOS 6 Geofencing with Find my Friends and 3rd Party Apps

    Enhanced iOS 6 Geofencing with Find my Friends and 3rd Party Apps

    With Apple’s announcement of all of the great new features in iOS 6, there’s a newfound potential for even more pervasive Geofencing functionality. Previously, I wrote about how to set up geofencing in iOS 5 – and mentioned that it integrates seamlessly into both calendar and tasks. Now, there seems to be a few hints…

  • WordPress 3.4 Green Automagically Embeds Tweets

    Great new functionality in the new version of WordPress 3.4 Green – custom embeds for Tweets. Glad to see WP is adding support for new media types, and reaching through URL’s to custom format. Other features of WordPress 3.4 in the codex changelog. https://twitter.com/jeffzilla/status/213338436994732032 They’ve actually already been doing this with sites like Flickr and…

  • Get The Job: Focus on Skills, Not Resumes with Smarterer

    Updating a boring resume is certainly a pain in the ass – but Smarterer, as well as a few other visual resume engines such as Vizualize.me makes the process much easier and more engaging for both sides.. Smarterer’s Philosophy: Redefining the Skills Section on Everyone’s Resume Skills are arguably the most valuable – and most…

  • Finally, The World IPv6 Launch

    Finally, The World IPv6 Launch

    Finally, internet providers, hardware manufacturers, and websites have teamed up to re-launch IPV6. The thinking is that by playing up the “launch” of this existing technology, companies will finally get on the bandwagon and officially, permanently support IPV6. Let’s hope for the best. I’ve been on IPV6 for a number of years. Major Internet service…

  • Interface of the Day: Levitating Orbs Make Tactile UI

    Interface of the Day: Levitating Orbs Make Tactile UI

    This takes the cake for user interface of the day.. week… Just a concept, but by levitating orbs, Jinha Lee allows users to intuitively manipulate a hybrid physical/virtual interface: Jinha Lee, from the Tangible Media Group of the MIT Media Lab, in collaboration with Rehmi Post, has been playing with the idea of manipulating real…

  • Automated Scrolling with The Story of Send from Google

    Automated Scrolling with The Story of Send from Google

    By far the coolest example of automated scrolling and parallax in HTML by our friends at Google. Here’s their explanation of the site, but the real magic for me comes in how they implemented the concept in code. We’re answering those questions with Story of Send, a new site that gives you a behind-the-scenes look…

  • Moving your iPhone Stream to Paper: Networked Receipt Printers

    Over the last year or so, there’s been a bit of a trend to get what once was a purely digital news stream and turn it back into paper. The coolest implementation I’ve seen of this trend has been the use of receipt printers – those tiny thermal printers that are ubiquitous in retail shops,…

  • I Just Licensed a Photo of the Foursquare Team on Teleportd

    This week, shortly after taking and tweeting a picture of the production of a Foursquare video shoot, a team member from startum Teleportd reached out to me to license my photo, for further distribution. By following the link, I was presented with a mobile optimized, very simple workflow that allowed me to specify the rights…

  • Project Glass: One day…

    Interesting concept… getting closer to making this a reality.