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Currently Targeting... Android

(Jan.05.10) -

Nexus One Android, phone or artificial brain?  ---»


Looks like Googles Nexus One made it through the Philip K Dick estate deep freeze: Google worked to introduce 3-D capabilities to the display and collaborated with Cooliris to showcase photos along a slick wall of images. It has also voice-enabled all text boxes in the device, so a user can speak into the device […]

(Dec.15.09) -

Philip K Dick Estate Takes on Google Nexus  ---»


Philip K Dick, preeminent 20th century philosopher of all thing futurable, has returned from the land of the Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch [link] to find things the same.. and different: In addition, Google filed an application with the United States Patent and Trademark Office on Friday to trademark the name “Nexus One” for use […]

(Nov.26.09) -

Monae on ArchAndroid  ---»


Great little interview clip with Janelle Monae (all posts) on an upcoming project, Arch Android (trailer), centered around Cindi Mayweather. Androids, Community Organizing, freedom and rights narrative… and one of the best upcoming singers and dancers around? The brain must explode.

(Mar.09.09) -

Virtual + Real = Danger & Death?  ---»


Dangerous Love Robots pose one risk of negotiating algorithmic designs which attempt to merge the virtual and the real… i love you. Algorithms driving real world tweaks, and the real world is clearly the only endpoint testing environment of any validity, end up causing real world effects. So test, test, and test again i love […]

(Dec.15.08) -

Transparent resistive random access memory for nonvolatile resistive switching  ---»


AKA, see through, transparent computing (at least the nonvolatile memory part). I know I know, a fully transparent resistive random access memory (TRRAM) device is so not going to be available for xmas/haunuk/etc/whatever, but check it out when it finally hits the shelves: The futures always been about the invisible, transparent man, the invisible transparent […]

(Nov.25.08) -

Ethical Robots  ---»


Ala Skynet, ethical robots, and persuasively designed technology, “My research hypothesis is that intelligent robots can behave more ethically in the battlefield than humans currently can,” said Ronald C. Arkin, a computer scientist at Georgia Tech, who is designing software for battlefield robots under contract with the Army. “That’s the case I make.” And furthermore: […]

(Nov.02.08) -

Known Unknowns… Steroid Maximus – Chain Reaction  ---»


One of the most talented and pervasively persuasive of the old skool multidentity “people”… aka, artists… the musician…

(Oct.27.08) -

Dr. Ronald Chevalier  ---»


The Good Dr. Ronald Chevalier For those unfamiliar with the inner workings of the science fiction “authors author” scene, the estimable name of Dr. Ronald Chevalier may be unfamiliar to you. However, to legions of young science fiction authors since the dawn of time, when mankind still walked on legs of fish, the name of […]

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