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03 Oct Film, News, Surfing | Comments

Red Tide Surfing San Diego 2011 Bioluminescence

There has been a thick red tide going on in North County San Diego for the last two weeks or so. It smells like cat food but and is basically like surfing in a bowl of tomato soup. At night, however, the little critters that make the water so stinky put on a light show that would make Timothy Leary giggle with joy.

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Microsoft’s Bing Maps augmented reality TED talk

About this Talk:

In a demo that drew gasps at TED2010, Blaise Aguera y Arcas demos new augmented-reality mapping technology from Microsoft.

About Blaise Aguera y Arcas:

Blaise Agüera y Arcas is the architect of Bing Maps at Microsoft, building augmented reality into searchable maps. He’s also the co-creator of Photosynth, software that assembles static photos into a synergy of zoomable, navigatable spaces.

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Facebook – Expanded Messaging Platform

Mark Zuckerberg took the stage today during a live stream event and confirmed all of the rumors about Facebook announcing a new messaging platform. The focus was on three key areas.

Seamless Messaging

Communicating with different people requires us to think of which way each person tends to prefer to hear from us. One person may be easiest to reach via SMS, another might be email. But Facebook aims to make us not worry about that and instead just send a message – any message.

  • The new system will handle SMS, all brands of Instant Messaging, E-mail, and Facebook messages
  • The system also offers @facebook.com email addresses, which are presumably required to take advantage of all of the integration. You’ll get the email address that matches your user ID. (ie- facebook.com/johnpoz = johnpoz@facebook.com)

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