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Sunshine Superman

April 13th, 2011 by SmallPlanetMatt

After reading a March news item about a solar demonstration project in Chicago, I made a note to find more data about its market potential.  Seems the tallest building in the U.S. (once the tallest in the world) is a test site for retrofit of solar power converting window modules.  As reported by InfoGreenGlobal the […]

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Trust in the Digital World

January 20th, 2011 by SmallPlanetMatt

While Silicon Valley for years cultivated a keep government out of our business public face, fact is that technology innovation and government institutions have long had a productive and largely positive relationship.  Fortunately (I hope) for all things related to commerce and information exchange on the Internet, a growing cooperation in the area of trusted […]

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Movie Talk

November 5th, 2010 by SmallPlanetMatt

A post on Advertising Age last week reminded me of a start-up we worked with for a while in 2009.   While the story was centered on the growth of game consoles as the delivery point for entertainment content in the home, this interesting social behavior crops up about midway through the piece: Within their social […]

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Without Wires…

August 29th, 2010 by SmallPlanetMatt

In the late 1980s (ancient history for technologists), researchers at PARC coined the term ubiquitous computing (UC) to describe a compelling vision about how interconnected devices would enrich our lives in the 21st century.  A demonstration project that PARC hosted a few years later was an intelligent office that could respond to its occupants in […]

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Augmented reality, clearly

July 9th, 2010 by SmallPlanetMatt

By overlaying data streams onto clear glass lenses, a French company named Laster Technologies is completing the technology puzzle for widespread augmented reality (AR). The company recently impressed IEEE Spectrum’s Tekla Perry (Tech Talk Blog, July 2) with its “visual walkman” demonstration. Our client Mechdyne provides large-scale displays and data fusion software that enables AR […]

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