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The President of the United States can order the killing of US citizens, far from any battlefield, without charges, a trial, or any form of advance judicial approval. That’s what Attorney General Eric Holder told a group of students at Northwestern Law School yesterday, in a much anticipated speech. The Constitution requires the government to obtain a judicial warrant based on probable cause before it can search your backpack or attach a GPS tracking device to your car, but not, according to Holder, before it kills you.
The Story of Cosmetics, released on July 21st, 2010, examines the pervasive use of toxic chemicals in our everyday personal care products, from lipstick to baby shampoo. Produced with Free Range Studios and hosted by Annie Leonard, the seven-minute film by The Story of Stuff Project reveals the implications for consumer and worker health and the environment, and outlines ways we can move the industry away from hazardous chemicals and towards safer alternatives. The film concludes with a call for viewers to support legislation aimed at ensuring the safety of cosmetics and personal care products.
Since we saw the Microsoft research series, we can feel that the old gigant of software was able to reborn from his ashes. It seems difficult considering the rocking Apple's products like iPod and iPhone, with their carismatic way of excellence on the small details and the user experience.
The Surface project was a real product delivered to the real world, with a unique value from other companies (yes, microsoft can innovate, and remember how to do it). It was a little revolution because it wasn't focused on the general users, in fact Microsoft gaves free unites to famous people like Madonna, but his price and the dimensions coverts it into a amazing and user friendly brand product. A lot of brand like BWV, Telefonica, Samsung... buys it for displaying his products with a future feeling on it, brought by the way how can the users check his catalogues on this future interactive screens.
With one product MS creates a new demand, new experience for selling and shows a real product with the toghether computer concept.
Few months after, and with the poor Zune, the supposed MS iPod killer, the Redmond people unveils another good gadget, the ZuneHD. It was a revised and polished version 2. This is a sexy gadget but not better than the iPhone or iPod Touch. But the best feature, for me, is the user interface, and the continuous evolving touch experience, that brings knowledge to MS and how to become more cognitive and human way with his software. More than you try, more better you will do that.
Don't forget that iPhone revolutions the old user interfaces than smartphones, but it was simply if you arrive from the computer sector. Otherwise, Apple have a incredible good concepts put on his products, and it had a lot of work, but, i repeat, simply than a smarphone company.
Last night, Gizmono unveils the Courier Tablet, a new MS product with the touch philosophy pulled to the top.
Also, the structure of documents and shortcuts (incredible the one thematics sides), the natural and familiar elements of the interface, how they resolve the edit options (feels familiar with the Aurora concept), the touch gestures combined with the natural use of a pencil, the properties screen... all the product is designed to agile the interactions, pushing up the productivity and conectivity, all features assembled on a portable and good designed product. See the video to meet the future.
As MS Surface, this product is focused on create a new market and, I think, there will be a incredible revolution on the classrooms, with the nowadays implementation of the computer on schools.
MS know very well the market, and slowly it's designing a good text based interfaces with all liked pastel colours integrated on software. This is a better way than the polished MacOS, wich is very polished but always with the same feeling behind.
I really think that MS can bring us an amazing user experience and the Courier concept can be the one.
Since we can remember, nature has always influenced our living with it and it has led us to respect and which likewise inspire us as we are scared, sometimes giving a very real knowledge that is very difficult to break once we have tested its universally harmonic results.
Many of the sciences on which we base our collective knowledge based on principles of cause and effect applied in nature, studies of expertise that we can qualify.
Creativity also has its place in nature, because geniuses like Gaudi have taught us in tangible ways that we designed for coexist with the forms of nature, reinterpreting, adapting and improving it incredibly beautiful.
Although not everyone has access or opportunity to meet so accessible that awaken curiosity on various areas. But this situation is as old as our race.
Today, we live in a globalized world, with their pros and cons, which makes, among others, everything is faster, so if we look to improve us or any concept, we can find them incredibly fast at times, unimaginable for other epochs.
Thanks to the collective intelligence, improvements in the nature of things are possible and imaginable, and contemplating a fair achievement, a weight gain interesting. The belief in the doctrine of "generate the maximum results with minimum effort" has several interpretations which show the ingenuity coupled with the observation contributes to incredible results.
If watching these useful cases you feel inspired, hot days, many more people than at any time, also feels that way, and coupled to the means of disseminating knowledge and technological advances, many improvements can be checked and realized.
Not to mention that the inspiration can be found in any molecule of our sister nature, often observed for the first time.
P.D.: special mention to Theo Jansen, who inspire us walking cross nature, computers improving patterns, and nature again :)
If you are interested on mobile devices and how this kind of devices or features are pushing out our free time and multitasking activities, you will be gratefully with this Xmas gift :·)
From our Spanish Adobe’s user group, we will open an open source site for the developer community. Two projects focused on any device and designed to boost the user experience with the Adobe’s Flash technology.
Feather Framework is a set of classes to improve the performance and it’s made to consume less memory for usually actions.
Layout Manager is a set of classes to help developers to place and scale his content on any screen’s orientation, respecting the layout design.
With these developments and the implementation of the Flash technology (helped with a new Intel chip) on any devices (phones, video games, TV, PVR), projects like these can start a discussions of how these future cognitive relations with this kind of devices (domotic systems) will be.
All the documentation (English) and information here
Humanity Plus (formerly the World Transhumanist Association) has launched h+, a stylish, web-based quarterly magazine that focuses on transhumanism, covering the scientific, technological, and cultural developments that are challenging and overcoming human limitations.
Edited by the legendary RU Sirius, co-founder and editor of the seminal Mondo 2000 magazine, and beautifully designed by virtual worlds artist D.C. Spensley, the magazine's first issue features cutting-edge ideas and interviews with leaders in longevity, neuroengineering, nanofabrication, open-source robotics, science fiction, and other breakthrough areas.
"We hope to go to a print version by issue #2 or 3," publisher James Clement told KurzweilAI.net. "The magazine is primarily targeted to college-aged and young professionals."
A clever way to explain some "mistakes" of this days, was readed on a french radio on 11th september 2003.
This clip could encourage my point of view about changing formats. The message was inspiret on the Social contract, but, if we want that the mesage will be distributed, we have to change the presentation, like all the products change their package for diferents targets. A video revitalize a text that is three years old.
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SpaceCollective is a joint initiative of filmmaker Rene Daalder and designer Folkert Gorter. Daalder is the project's main author and creator of The Future of Everything. Gorter is the site's interaction designer and the curator of the Gallery. System architecture and technology created by Josh Pangell. The Future of Everything episodes are edited by Aaron Ohlmann and produced by American Scenes Inc; executive producer: Joseph Kaufman.