“There is an aesthetic crisis in writing, which is this: how do we write emotionally of scenes involving computers? How do we make concrete, or at least reconstructable in the minds of our readers, the terrible, true passions that cross telephony lines? Right now my field must tackle describing a world where falling in love, going to war and filling out tax forms looks the same; it looks like typing.”
“We are pleased to announce the release of the official trailer video for TrackingPoint’s Precision Guided Firearms. This trailer includes footage shot during our field testing in the snow at altitude hunting western game, on safari hunting plains game, and hunting hogs from helicopters right in our back yard in Texas.”
“In essence, what I see happening here is that the previously sovereign social and material environment of actuality, with its almost boundless ability to press claims for attention on the “user,” is losing a great deal of this primacy, because at any given time you’re no longer merely “next to” the person you’re sharing a table with. You’re also next to the people who happen to be co-present with you in whatever shared presence artifact you’re using.”
“FASTCOM creates a secure cellular bubble that accommodates secret-level and below communications in even the most austere tactical environments.
Our complete, end-to-end mobile communications solution is powered by unmanned aircraft equipped with FASTCOM external pods. The aircraft communicates with and delivers aircraft telemetry to the battlespace network, including mission radios and satellite communications backhaul equipment.
In addition, the pod-equipped unmanned aircraft provides network users direct access to intelligence sources.
Users can be added or removed quickly from the cellular network as needed.
Once on the network, users can communicate with each other or utilize their smart phone’s various applications. For example, our FASTCOM solution employs smart phones equipped with the Overwatch SoldierEyes™ suite of command, control, intelligence, support and situational awareness software applications.”
Then - with the help of your telephone you’re ready to tap into remote databases and shop at Saks, research the family tree, play new video games and find out what the weather’s like in tanzania - without leaving your easy chair.
Chirp from Animal Systems is a new system for connecting devices. It works by turning web links into audio. Soon you’ll be able to send and receive chirps on your smartphone, so any device that makes sound will be able to send data.
“Ugle by Voy is a wooden owl that can be controlled over the internet with an iPhone application. It lets you send colour-messages from your phone to your home. When you change the position of the colors on the owl on the screen, the physical owl turns its head to the chosen color. It is a decorative personal message system where the household has to decide what the colours mean.”
“Vision, our primary form of communication, has taken the back seat in the exchange of our daily web based conversations. Linear, text driven chatter is not a viable source in receiving interpersonal information. The messages we send cannot be fully understood by the receiver without using visual cues to reinforce our messages intentions. Typography based pictograms resembling facial expression, embedded with in a body of text, provide important clues to the meaning of verbal messages.”