I’ve been to a TedX conference in Rochester, NY. TED usually brightens my life with brilliance and hilarity, in almost even doses. I saw Rob Reid, the speaker in the video below, on TWiT.TV’s Triangulation I knew I had to post one of the things he spoke about. He described his TED Talk, “The 8 billion dollar iPod” as “a very playful look on the insanity of copyright laws” (if I recall his quote correctly, I didn’t go back and listen to the Rob Reid episode #55 of Triangulation since I had heard it live).
In April, Microsoft held the Microsoft Lisbon Experience, a special event in Portugal celebrating their 20 years of having a subsidiary office there. It gave the Portuguese and visitors from around the globe a chance to meet and talk about Microsoft’s upcoming technologies. In the video below, we get a behind the scenes look at planning and setting up the physical space that was used for the “LXE” as they called it. What I find interesting are the few tidbits, like the swimming “beta” fish animation – it looks as though Microsoft may be planning some sort of “Live Desktop” features for Windows 8 that they haven’t announced, yet? See what else you might be able to spot in the brief video on Microsoft Portugal’s Youtube channel, video embedded below.
Imagine, if you will, a time about a decade or two in to the future, when boxes on shelves will be animated and drawing your towards the products inside. Imagine, now, that that time is already here, and the box art you’re looking at, is that of Halo 4. Enjoy this little clip from Halo Waypoint.
This week’s video was something I saw on this weeks episode of Frame Rate. A very funny on take on the after life: wouldn’t be great if you could upload your memories in to a virtual host and continue living when you die? But– that sounds kind of costly. Let’s not even mention what will happen if lawyers get involved! Or just let Tom Scott mention it for you: