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FSCONS conference in Sweden this weekend // #freesoftware #freeculture

This forthcoming weekend is the time for this year’s FSCONS conference (Free Society Conference and Nordic Summit), the biggest annual Scandinavian gathering around free culture, free software and free society. Speakers include Erik de Bruijn, Glyn Moody, Alessandro Rubini and Karin Kosina – and usually attracts an audience of close to 300 people for the […]

Videos about The Internet of Things

ReadWriteWeb has published a very interesting collection of videos focusing and theorizing on the so-called The Internet of Things. The idea is furthermore explained well in the introduction to the collection, where they explain how The Internet of Things “is what happens when you take everyday ordinary objects and put Internet-connected microchips inside them. These […]

The future is here: Control via brainwaves // #ted

In this incredible video from TED, by Tan Le of Emotiv Systems, we are presented with a phenomenon that sci-fi movies have imagined in decades (often referred to as telekinesis – or simply using the force) – namely the ability to control objects via mere thoughts. Now that future is here, as a functioning brainwave […]

How Google Works (infographic) #google

As is almost always the case, infographics like this one manages to explain complex issues in a simple, understandable way – without making the facts any less impressive. This one outlines the mechanism that lies behind the Google search engine – which is nothing less than incredible. Watch infographics in full size

Tetris Everywhere!

Flickr user group L-plate Big Cheese has curated an impressive and funny gallery titled Tetris Everywhere, which shows the tetrism that is all around us. Watch gallery @ Flickr

Support and sign the ACTA-declaration from EFF! #eff #acta

I do not normally endorse causes with so little subtlety as in the headline above, but in this case I urge everyone to sign the petition to support the ACTA-declaration by EFF, the Electronic Frontier Foundation. Read why here (please do!) and sign here.

Open source hardware booming

The major proliferation in the production of open source hardware these last couple of years is starting to show magnificent results. The Singularity Hub blog recently published an interesting article that highlights how a range of companies and projects have used the open source ideology to create a million dollar business model around the making […]

Making Closed Software Act Like It’s Open

Via Slashdot and Gizmag: “Researchers from the University of Washington have managed to add customization and accessibility options to proprietary software without ever touching the source code. Rather than alter program code, Prefab looks for the pixels associated with the blocks of code used to paint applications to a screen, grabs hold of them, and […]

FAT Labs vs. Google

Last week here in Berlin the Transmediale Festival took place – and it was great. However, the icing on the cake is to be attributed entirely to Berlin’s own FAT Labs art activism group (Free Art & Technology), who not only had an intriguing stall at the festival itself (titled ‘Fuck Google‘), but also put […]

“Google Xistence: Because life is too short for social interaction”

About a week ago, I ran across a hilarious prank called Google Xistence that offered people to take care of the time consuming social media “stuff” by sending out randomly generated status updates and tweets for you, so that you would have time to get some work done. The site even bolstered the brilliant slogan: […]

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