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Oh em gee it’s happening!

We are announcing JSConf EU speakers starting today! Starting now! Let’s do this!

Let +Mathieu Henri give a taste of  the demoscene in “Monster Audio-Visual demos in a TCP packet”
http://2014.jsconf.eu/speakers/mathieu-p01-henri-monster-audiovisual-demos-in-a-tcp-packet.html

Interaction designer +Dominikus Baur takes data viz on the move in “Web-based data visualization on mobile devices”
http://2014.jsconf.eu/speakers/dominikus-baur-webbased-data-visualization-on-mobile-devices.html

We are proud to have accessibility advocate +Marcy Sutton presenting “JavaScript for Everybody”
http://2014.jsconf.eu/speakers/marcy-sutton-javascript-for-everybody.html"

How low (level) will +Christoph Martens go? Find out in in “JavaScript Level 9000”
http://2014.jsconf.eu/speakers/christoph-martens-javascript-level-9000.html

Designer/dev +Brad Bouse wants you to embrace the creative process and see the “Usefulness of Uselessness”
http://2014.jsconf.eu/speakers/brad-bouse-usefulness-of-uselessness.html
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It's out! 
visits lets you explore the places you have visited in a beautiful map timeline visualization. Browse it interactively and even share your location histories on the level of detail of your choosing (to protect your privacy). 

Project with +Alice Thudt  and Sheelagh Carpendale.

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we officially live in the future now - lifelogging is here.
Jasper, my son, and me.
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Virtual Projection, a project by Sebastian Boring, Steve Feiner and myself will be presented at this year's CHI.

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"With Diaspora you decide what you'd like to share, and with whom. You retain full ownership of all your information, including friend lists, messages, photos, and profile details. You own your pictures, and you shouldn't have to give that up just to share them. You maintain ownership of everything you share on Diaspora, giving you full control over how it's distributed."

Diaspora has good chances to become the only social network I use once it launches.

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Super Mario Bros. meets Portal - why has this taken so long?

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Another interesting article about the academic publishing industry and their impressive 40% margins.

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Dr Pepper's slogan in Germany is 'Can You Handle The Taste?'. When life gives PR people lemons...
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A real life, mineable minecraft block (no, it's not AR as I first thought) http://vimeo.com/28124800

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Eric Schmidt on Google+'s real name policy:
"He also said the internet would be better if we knew you were a real person rather than a dog or a fake person. Some people are just evil and we should be able to ID them and rank them downward".

Just lovely.
I'm at the Edinburgh Intl TV Festival and just got to ask a question to Google CEO Eric Schmidt regarding real names on G+. I asked him how Google justifies the policy given that real identities could put people at risk?

He replied by saying that G+ was build primarily as an identity service, so fundamentally, it depends on people using their real names if they're going to build future products that leverage that information.

Regarding people who are concerned about their safety, he said G+ is completely optional. No one is forcing you to use it. It's obvious for people at risk if they use their real names, they shouldn't use G+. Regarding countries like Iran and Syria, people there have no expectation of privacy anyway due to their government's own policies, which implies there's no point of even trying to have a service that allows pseudonyms.

He also said the internet would be better if we knew you were a real person rather than a dog or a fake person. Some people are just evil and we should be able to ID them and rank them downward.

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