"With cell phones ubiquitous in Japan and rising concern over expanding
waistlines, health care providers have put two and two together to
allow the calorie-conscious to send photos of their meals to
nutritionists for analysis and recommendations."
"But while people are fawning over features like the smart, multitouch
screen and the advanced Web browser, there is important technology
under the hood that will likely go underappreciated. The iPhone has
tiny, powerful sensors--an accelerometer, an ambient light sensor, and
an infrared sensor--that are able to pick up cues from the environment
and adjust the phone's functions accordingly."
"Industry leaders expected people to embrace videotelephony, which
flopped, but failed to anticipate the success of text-messaging. So
they are turning to social scientists, and in particular to
anthropologists, the better to understand how telephones are used."
digital camera inside a parcel looks out through a small hole and
captures images of its journey through the (UK) postal system. The Spy Box
was sent from my studio to the gallery taking an image every 10 seconds
recording a total of 6994 images these were then edited together to
create an animated slideshow."
"It’s a mathematical representation of the pipes, routers and other bits
of hardware that ferry data across the Web. At the map’s red gooey
center is a cluster of 100 networks operated by massive corporations
like ATT Worldnet and Google. Its purple crunchy outer shell consists
mostly of small ISPs."
"Presleigh Montemayor often gets home after a long day and spends some
time with her family. Then she logs onto the Internet, leaving the real
world and joining a virtual one. But the digital utopia of Second Life
is not for her. Presleigh, who is 9 years old, prefers a Web site
called Cartoon Doll Emporium."