Monthly Archives: May 2007

RubyCocoa 0.11.0 released – The Unofficial Apple Weblog TUAW

Just saw this post on TUAW: RubyCocoa 0.11.0 released – The Unofficial Apple Weblog TUAW Looks interesting for anyone wanting to develop Mac applications in Ruby.

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RTÉ entertainment goes mobile – ireland.com – Breaking News – Tue, May 22, 2007

Interesting news about RTÉ programmes on 3’s mobile network. ireland.com – Breaking News – Tue, May 22, 2007 – RTÉ entertainment goes mobile 50 cent a day doesn’t sound to bad for the amount of data. Let’s hope other data rates come down also. (I wonder if you need a “televison reception aparatus” licence for […]

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RFID being tapped to stifle exam cheaters

Not convinced about the usefulness of this RFID application, reported on Ars Technica: RFID being tapped to stifle exam cheaters Given that this only seems to be used to check if all the exam papers are still in the package. Surely, someone could count them? Also, it doesn’t seem to account for the fact that […]

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My voice is my passport

Wow, this is the second movie reference in 2 posts. You may have guessed that I’m interested in security and alternative computer input/output systems. This morning, I saw this post “Voice biometrics: coming to a security system near you.” about banks using voice print technology. Interesting discussion about using voice to combine 2 id methods, […]

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Eyeball-tracking camera could change real-world ads

Interesting story about a camera that can count eyes. They suggest that it might be used by advertising companies to count the numbers of eyes that have looked at particular ads. Eyeball-tracking camera could change real-world ads Getting closer to the ads in “Minority Report” This might be interesting for anyone researching computer vision or […]

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YouTube – Microsoft oPhone

Very funny video: YouTube – Microsoft oPhone [link via Furrygoat]

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