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Rison Simon
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Love Android :-)
Ice Cream Sandwich won Gold for Best System Experience at the 2012 User Experience Awards at the Parsons New School for Design. Congratulations to the Android User Experience Design team on the win!
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Mechanical mosquito!
Is this a mosquito?

Nope! It's a mockup of an insect spy drone that will probably be real...eventually.

Such a device could be controlled from a great distance and is equipped with a camera, microphone. It could land on you and then use it's needle to take a DNA sample with the pain of a mosquito bite. Or it could inject a micro RFID tracking device under your skin.

It could land on you and stay, so that you take it with you into your home. Or it could fly into a bulding thru a window. 

There are well-funded research projects working on such devices with such capabilities.

The device pictured isn't real, but only a CGI mock up [http://www.photosfan.com/insects/]

Read "The Transparent Society" by David Brin.

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http://biology-forums.com/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view;id=6268

US accused of making insect spy robots: => http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/1565879/US-accused-of-making-insect-spy-robots.html

Cyborg Moth Flies! (Video) & The Pentagon's battle bugs: => http://www.redicecreations.com/article.php?id=3313

Air Force Developing Tiny Flying Insect Drones: => http://gizmoinsider.com/air-force-developing-tiny-flying-insect-drones-92936.html


Real Swarm of Flying Nano Quadrotors Doing Flight Tricks HD

A robot that flies like a bird: => A robot that flies like a bird
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Worse Than Failure

I'm sure that by now you've read this story about Maya, a 4-year-old girl whose only way to communicate is through a tablet app that has been pulled from the only store where it could be sold, because of a patent dispute.

I'm very upset at that situation.

I think that letting something like that happen is a deep failure of the technology industry.

We've let one company patent a $15,000 product that doesn't work, and use that as a legal argument to stop a competitor from making a product that costs less than $1,000 and does work. You're not supposed to be able to patent inventions that don't work, and yet their product doesn't work and is protected by patents. That's nonsense.

We've let another company decide that it can cut access to applications that users desperately need, because they don't want to risk getting involved in some lawsuit.

We've let lawyers take over the technology industry. Lawyers now decide everything. How a product can look. How it can be called. Where it can be sold. How long people can keep it. How it can be used.

I'm upset that there could be even better solutions for Maya, but that instead of innovating the people who are in the best position to help Maya will be fighting court battles. I'm upset that what I work on could be helping Maya, but that lawyers keep getting in the way and holding me back by years.

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Google Drive Is Here!!

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Why unicode is important to www. An article by Google.

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In case you missed it from earlier, this is my list of the best Google doodles from 2011. It's a single page, so you can easily scroll through and see all the notable ones. There are links to where the interactive ones can still be played with at Google itself.

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