Tuesday, 25 August 2009

Core blimey luv a duck strike a light

A cash machine, particularly for those who live within hearing of the sound of Bow Bells.

Monday, 24 August 2009

Monday Blues Cure

Here is the wonderful Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain:





Heres a longer video, with lots more goodies:





Plus a classic:





Obtained by using the band name on Google, source mostly Google video rather than youtube.

Monday, 17 August 2009

Beehives and Mainframes

Here. They were developing an "ultra high speed information retrieval system". Wonderful!

(h/t: David Thompson)

Monday Blues Cure

Here's Happy Mondays step on:





And a version with just the music:





Only thing of theirs I ever really liked. This is a satire of the the Madchester period.

Thursday, 13 August 2009

Kosher Restaurant Finder

Here's an interesting application of GI search technologies - Kosher Restaurant finder, available on the iphone:





Shows how various technologies from GI, IR and databases, can be integrated into quite a nifty application! (h/t: Candice Krieger).

Patents Anyone?

Microsoft might have to stop sell word. Its a patent issue. Wonder if they'll change their mind on patents?

Tuesday, 11 August 2009

Eye Tracking on Search

Here's a very short example:





Show quite a complex interaction using web, navigating to image search from the results list and inspecting results from that media.

Monday, 10 August 2009

Blind Search Tool

Here's a neat idea! You type in a query, and search engine results are presented to you blind e.g. you don't which which set of results comes from what search engined. More. Results. Related (Microhoo).

Monday Blues Cure

Here's Madeleine Peyroux - Don't cry baby:





Several live versions, this has the best sound quality.

Thursday, 6 August 2009

Library Science and Music

Erm, here. Whats the connection? Answers on a postcard pls.

(h/t: Lyn).

Tuesday, 4 August 2009

More Microhoo

More evidence, if needed, that Microsoft got a good deal, and Yahoo got a really bad one.

Sunday, 2 August 2009

Robots playing baseball.

Robots that can play baseball:





More. (h/t: David Thompson). Wonder if they can play cricket as well?

Haptic Interfaces

This is an interesting idea, providing touch screen interfaces but with physical buttons, which provide more tactile interface abilities than normal touch screen interfaces:





More. (h/t: David Thompson).