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By popular demand, I just wrote up outputting the Google Glass display to projectors and the like via the Screencast option: http://neatocode.tumblr.com/post/57520639378/high-frame-rate-video-output-for-google-glass   #android   #hdmi   #glass   #googleglass   #video  
Taking turns wearing Google Glass only goes so far! When you need to show the Google Glass display output up on a big screen, here’s a good way to go about it: 1. Start the MyGlass app on a paired...
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Can anyone recommend a smart web dev (php) who also dabbles (or wants to dabble) in mobile? We're hiring fulltime.
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+Andrej Kostresevic awesome, let me know if he doesn't reply through here and I'll send you his contact info. Btw I'll call you tomorrow.
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"Time for an A/B test. I'm going to part my hair on the right instead of the left and see what that does for engagement."
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In your case Andrej, I'd pay to see that. 
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Just wrote up my four perceptual computing proposals that got into the finals for Intel's Perceptual Computing Challenge! Your Mouse is Obsolete: 4 Perceptual Computing Finalists.

What do you think the killer app is for perceptual computing?
Four of my app proposals for the Intel Perceptual Computing Challenge recently won their way into the finals. Intel’s Perceptual Computing camera is a new way to interact with your computer. It can...
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Google's Killing the Bezel
What It Means for the Patent Wars
Read on Bloggerhttp://goo.gl/9uN6t

The bezel is dead... long live the disappearing bezel!  Or, at least, that's the conclusion drawn from reports that on September 5th, Motorola will be announcing a smartphone with no bezel (http://goo.gl/iZB3r).

More specifically, they are replacing the bezel with a "disappearing bezel".  What does that mean?  I believe we already have the answer.  In Android 3.0 "Honeycomb", Google introduced on-screen buttons: back, menu, home, and settings (the latter having now been phased out).

What does this have to do with a disappearing bezel?  Everything.  These software buttons sit on a black bar that acts as a virtual bezel: touching it does not affect anything on-screen unless you touch the buttons themselves.  And at certain times, like when watching a full-screen video, the bezel (and buttons) disappear, and then reappear when you touch that part of the screen.

It's easy to imagine how this can be extended to all sides of the screen.  A bezel, despite Apple's assertions, is a necessary design element that should not be patentable: it helps prevent stray screen touches that would be caused by having no space between the edge of the device and the touchscreen.

But since Apple has had a modicum of success (not much) in convincing a few courts in a few jurisdictions otherwise, and might continue on that litigious path, Google needed a solution, and their solution is, if anything, a true 21st Century solution, while Apple is still defending a 20th Century solution.

Eliminating the physical bezel with a disappearing bezel means an edge-to-edge screen when you need it, but not when you don't.  Videos, photos, and other functions can take full advantage of the entire front face of the device, but stray touches are still eliminated (because the bezel reappears when you touch it).

This is not only an elegant workaround to the problem, it is if anything the next logical step that Apple, resting on its design laurels, failed to take first.  Apart from being a more advanced design, this takes a bit more of the wind out of Apple's patent sails, and perhaps puts some in Google's: a disappearing bezel isn't merely a design patent like a rectangle with evenly rounded corners, it's a software patent, and one Apple will almost certainly want to ape some time in the next 20-years.  Apple might find their own workaround, of course, but for a company that prides itself on an appearance of cutting edge design, it's still a blow to the ego.

Faced with Apple's patents, Google has put their talent to work not on devising half-baked workarounds, but on actually working through the issue to leapfrog their opponents to the next evolution of mobile technology whenever possible.  Samsung, HTC, and other Android partners should take note and try to do a better job of keeping on the same page going forward.
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Here's an archive of this week's Miami Startup Digest, along with a summary of the coverage of the first Miami Lean Startup Machine workshop. http://adk.tumblr.com/post/29813719510/miami-startup-digest-08-20-2012
As predicted, and in my not-at-all-biased opinion (I’m totally biased), the Lean Startup Machine Miami was the highlight of this week (check #leanmiami). As you may know, we had amazing mentors from.....
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Batman made an appearance at the LSM workshop today.
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Entrepreneur, Mobile Dev, Community Organizer
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  • New Frontier Nomads
    Founder, 2011 - present
  • Myxer.com
    Lead Mobile Dev, 2008 - 2011
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Belgrade, Serbia - Banja Luka, Bosnia and Hertzegovina - MN - WI - IA
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Introduction
I am the founder of the New Frontier Nomads, a Miami-based lean development company - we partner with startups and help them design, develop and validate innovative mobile products. 

I organize the South Florida Android Developers and the Miami Lean Startup Circle, and I curate the Miami Startup Digest
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  • Luther College
    Computer Science, 2000 - 2005
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