Archive for July, 2010


I want my squint TV

July 13th, 2010 by SmallPlanetMatt

Data about media consumption is useful to anyone thinking about applications of new technology. For example, the recent A.C. Nielsen Three Screen Report holds findings that temper the hype over Internet-delivered content.   The no-registration part of the report asks: “Are we watching less TV now that we have more screens?”  The answer: “No! We […]

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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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What’s the big idea?

July 6th, 2010 by SmallPlanetMatt

“Small Talk” isn’t just a cute name for a blog. It’s a reminder that the core of communications is simple conversation. It’s not a new idea. FDR’s fireside chats in the 1930s illustrated how the mass media could seem intensely personal. Today’s communicators have a vastly expanded tool kit, but it still comes down to […]

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