The main station was city central but still accessible by air and the landing bays had been calibrated so that there was minimal noise upon touchdown. The biggest challenge, actually, was developing two-dimensional maps that conveyed routes set in three-dimensional space.
Hey there, biker dude/dudette. You're biking pretty well there, carving up the street real nice. Nice control, decent stamina. But if you want to take your cycling to the next level, it's time to enter the world of clipless pedals.
BuzzFeed FWD dove deep into the undercurrent of change that's going on at Twitter right now and saw a glimpse into its future: Facebook. Yes, what Twitter wants to be in the future is nothing like what it is right now and everything like what Zuck's social network already is.
Augmented reality is interesting, but that technology is way over-used in navigation and point-of-interest apps. That's why it's so refreshing to see a game like Ball Invasion and developers like 13th Lab who use AR in a new and exciting way.
Apparently, if you are carrying certain goods—like woodchip—in giant nine-wheeled trucks, this is how you unload them: Strap them to a gigantic platform. And then tilt them more than 45 degrees until it empties completely.
Netflix says: "The hurdle has been the lack of a generic and complete platform security and content protection mechanism available for Android." They can't get Netflix on Android because they can't get a secure DRM system across Android devices.
Adobe is going to bring their updated Adobe Air 2.5 software platform to televisions, smartphones, tablets and desktops. That means theoretically an app designed for Adobe Air can now be spread across nearly every screen you use.
Lost in the midst of the Ebook wars between Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Apple and Sony are the independent bookstores who don't have the clout to bang with the big boys. Not for long, they're looking for help—from Google.
Nokia and Intel have joined up to marry their Moblin and Maemo platforms, creating the MeeGo spawn which will be seen on devices by the ends of the year. Another operating system?
The August 2, 1959 Chicago Tribune ran this Closer Than We Think strip about personal flying platforms of the future. It's in an image like this that I realize how fundamentally different our world would be had the flying car ever become a reality. You just can't beat an "over the rooftops" perspective.