There are many gestural interfaces under development, but our fingers remain one of the most useful tools we have. Fujitsu's FingerLink lets your fingers control a scanner and projector for printed information, acting as a bridge between digital and analog tech.
The prototype uses off-the-shelf cameras and projectors. Fujitsu's image-processing software links the two.
It can accurately detect where your fingers are as you touch or swipe any printed matter, letting you copy text or images and project them elsewhere. The size of projected images can similarly be adjusted with a fingertip. … Read more
LinkedIn today released completely overhauled versions of its applications for iPhone and Android as part of an ongoing effort to make its social network for professionals a rich, daily destination for consuming content and connecting with others.
The fresh applications, which bear little resemblance to their former versions, sport a colorful and crisp design, a reworked navigation, and personalization features all intended to make LinkedIn for iPhone or Android a vehicle for rabid consumption. The iPhone and Android apps are also now available in 15 different languages.
The underlying design principle behind the new mobile apps is that everything you … Read more
There is something about a business card. That small piece of cardstock is the foundation of millions of networking success stories every year, making it a vital tool for anyone who frequently goes to networking events, business lunches, or conferences. Yet, increasingly contact lists and communication tools are online only, so the traditional business card holder isn't an option to organize all that useful information. This is why apps like WorldCard Link are becoming increasingly popular, providing a quick and easy way to digitize business cards and share contact information.
WorldCard Link is an ingenious blend of technology both … Read more
LinkedIn has been adding all sorts of content as a way to get people to spend more time on the site.
Today, the company confirmed that it's acquiring Pulse, a newsreader app that aggregates news and social-media feeds. Pulse boasts more than 20 million users who are spread across more than 190 countries and read 10 million stories a day.
LinkedIn reportedly paid $90 million. News that an deal was in the works was reported last month.
LinkedIn has been amping up its efforts to produce a reliable stream of content for its users -- and keep them coming … Read more
When you see a photo, article summary, or video in a tweet from a Web site, it most likely was done with a feature called Twitter Cards. The social network announced today that it's expanding this feature to include "deep-links" to mobile apps and also offer up some new Cards, such as product information and photo galleries.
"We first introduced expanded Tweets with three card types: summary, photo, and player/video," Twitter's head of platform, Jason Costa, wrote in a blog post. "Since then, we've heard that publishers want to be able … Read more
Facebook continues to pull back the curtain on some of the technical details behind its search products, this time with a new look at the Social Graph.
The social network's latest reveal is about LinkBench, a new database benchmark for the Social Graph, which is being released this week on GitHub.
(For reference, according to Facebook engineers, the Social Graph is a graph data structure involving an "immense map" of people, places, and things and the connections between them.)
Touted as a tool for developers who need to benchmark and fine-tune database systems, LinkBench was designed to … Read more