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Location-Based Mobile Apps: Served Up Fast and Hot

Picture this in the not-too-distant future. You’re on your way to pick up some fast food because you’re so amazingly hungry for a new quadruple-decker bacon angus cheeseburger. Your mind is just telling you to go out and get this new meat wad delight, which sits precariously between two deep-fried grilled cheese sandwiches. Hard to […]


The Impossible Dream

The powerful and moving story of Jill Bolte Taylor’s stroke reminds me why I tend to be so personally interested in the mechanics of the human brain, sometimes taking great lengths to apply that interest into my own discipline. In 1983 my grandfather suffered a debilitating stroke which rendered the left side of his entire […]


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Mind Mapping

If you overlook the sensational title from Newsweek’s Mind Reading is Now Possible, there’s something worth pointing out here. Scientists are finding that thoughts and ideas map to predictable patterns in the brain. Scientists at Carnegie Mellon University showed people drawings of five tools (hammer, drill and the like) and five dwellings (castle, igloo …) […]


RAW Sex Appeal

Certain views of Apple’s now shipping Apeture digital photo management application show it to be something of an iPhoto for professionals, like an iApp on steroids. Still, as many are prone to wild "paradigm shift" speculation in the software industry, there are more than a few willing snark hunters out there looking to set their […]


Tiger by the Tail

With a new baby still on the way and so much work left to be done, I have no idea why I made it a priority to install Mac OS 10.4 on my G4. I’m probably anticipating that the time for such pleasantries will quickly disappear. That being said, I’m glad I got it all […]


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