May, 2010

  • Steve Clayton

    Tweetnotebook

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    A very nice find by Paul Fabretti and blogged by Marc Holmes. You can now get your own customised Twitter notebook from Tweetnotebook.com. You put whatever you want on the front of the book and when it arrives you will see 1 tweet you've posted on Twitter at the bottom of each page.

    For 12 Euros I think it’s a funky little bit offline in our increasingly online world.

    oh and I love the confirmation email they send to you

     

    First of all, I’m not real. I’m just a little piece of software that will be managing your order with us.

    My bosses asked me to thank you for ordering your personal TweetNotebook.

    It will be printed for you in the next few days and I’ll let you know when it's done and on its way to you.

    But to give you an idea, your TweetNotebook should be with you in about 8 to 30 working days, depending on country of destination and local postal services (which are just not always as fast as we would like them to be).

     

     


     




  • Steve Clayton

    Audi A8 with its own WiFi hotspot

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    Part of my new role will be looking at where the future of technology lies – which means I’ll work more closely with our MSR and Labs teams and help showcase some of their work. Groovy.

    One of the areas I will focus on is hardware advances and what they mean for the future so this caught my eye. The 2011 Audi A8 now rocks its own WiFi hotspot for example. Sure you can do this now by having your own connected device but it’s a sign of the future – that technology will be start to just be there, in our homes. cars, clothes and more.

    Stay tuned as I’ll be digging in to this some more over the coming months and exploring where Microsoft is going.

     




  • Steve Clayton

    Thinking Digital 10 recap

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    I was going to do a long post telling you how brilliant I thought Thinking Digital was this week in Gateshead here in the UK (it’s our version of TED really) but I’m a known fanboy of the conference and Herb Kim so I’ll leave it to Alison Gow of the Liverpool Echo and my pal Marc Holmes from Microsoft who paid his first visit to the conference this year. It will not be his last I suspect…

    What I have decided is which of the talks was my favourite – it was Christian Payne (aka Documentally) who’s mix of storytelling, humour and genuine “nice blokeness” made him my pick of the event. That’s a tough call as Louis von Ahn, Rory Sutherland, Julian Treasure, Jer Thorp and FUSE Labs’ Ralf Herbrich were all great…not to mention top tunes by GiveWay and Let’s Buy Happiness.

    I decided to use IsParade (my fave new Twitter) app to visually show the chatter on the #tdc10 handle this week…that was also a highlight of the conference.

    Congrats to Herb and all the team at Codeworks for another brilliant conference.

     




  • Steve Clayton

    Entrepreneurship visualized

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    Click the image for the full version. Very interesting to see the entrepreneurial activity as a % of GDP in particular! 

    via DataViz



  • Steve Clayton

    Microsoft tag out of beta

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    tag has been around for a while now and is a funky way of making a lot of information available via small, digital tags applied to any object. You point your mobile device at the tag, snap a photo and the tag application fetches you more information. Behind the scenes there is a reporting and analytics tool you can access to see how your tag campaign is going. There have been plenty of of smart applications of this technology and it’s now out of beta as over 1 billion tags have already been created. They’re making the physical world digitally enabled….the city of Amsterdam is tagging landmarks to help tourists get more information for example.

    As an aside, I love their website. tres tres chic




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