Shaper: Origin…

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Shaper | Origin

Slightly expensive but I’d love one of these. Very clever concept.

2016 Internet Trends…

The scale of changes that will be brought by the move of the center of internet usage to Asia will be massive.

After reading this report I can only see the mountains of work in front of us to restructure what we have to support these changes.

KPCB’s Mary Meeker presents the 2016 Internet Trends report, covering today’s Internet growth.

2016 Internet Trends Report — Kleiner Perkins Caufield Byers

IoT Security…

Security engineers are working on technologies that can mitigate much of this risk, but many solutions won’t be deployed without government involvement. This is not something that the market can solve. Like data privacy, the risks and solutions are too technical for most people and organizations to understand; companies are motivated to hide the insecurity of their own systems from their customers, their users, and the public; the interconnections can make it impossible to connect data breaches with resultant harms; and the interests of the companies often don’t match the interests of the people.

The Internet of Things Will Turn Large-Scale Hacks into Real World Disasters

By the time that we have a certification model for IoT its probably going to be too late. This is probably the biggest risk to the development of the industry over the medium term.

Fashion or Technology…

Each new technology allows a new fashion, in this case the fashion for types of holiday photos.

There is a step change with faster shutter speeds, with colour, with hand held cameras and finally digital.

How vacation photos have changed over the last 130 years

The next change is IoT photos. Cameras that take the same photo every day at the same time. Are you ready for the fashion for the accidental photo?

Today business takes photos of equipment at key moments. The car at the beginning and the end of the rental. The next step for manufacturing is the photo of each step in assembly.

Twitter’s Quality Filter…

“Last year we began testing a quality filter setting and we’re now rolling out a feature for everyone. When turned on, the filter can improve the quality of Tweets you see by using a variety of signals, such as account origin and behavior. Turning it on filters lower-quality content, like duplicate Tweets or content that appears to be automated, from your notifications and other parts of your Twitter experience.”

New Ways to Control Your Experience on Twitter | Twitter Blogs

This is a bit like the proverbial tree falling in a forest. Does this mean that Twitter now gets let off from policing the trolls?

The troll has still behaved badly, it’s just that the target doesn’t see it. Importantly, the friends of the troll see the comment.

Will Twitter allow someone to study the change? This is very important.


This puts the current state of corporate data mining to shame…

The Wikiverse project is an interactive 3D visualization of Wikipedia, reimagined as a cosmic web of knowledge. Here, articles are stars bound together to form topics, fields and subjects.

Wikiverse: a galactic reimagining of Wikipedia

Ori Systems…

Ori Systems

Populations are getting increasingly dense. Space costs more year on year. However, we do little to optimise it’s use. Each room has a different purpose.

This is a great solution, for a version one. Version two needs to be modular and then Ikea can start to get scared!


Random thoughts…