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Little Printer

lw —  August 16, 2012 — 1 Comment

Berg have developed a “Little Printer” that bridges the physical and digital world. Printer management is handled through a mobile app enabling users to curate todo lists, blog feeds, 4square checkins, tweets and status updates. A wireless bridge called Berg Cloud helps the device to effortlessly print you a daily mini-newspaper. Added bouns the printer is inkless – it prints in black on white thermochromic paper.

From the little printer site:

Little Printer lives in your home, bringing you news, puzzles and gossip from friends. Use your smartphone to set up subscriptions and Little Printer will gather them together to create a timely, beautiful miniature newspaper.

Mind of Man

lw —  July 18, 2012 — Leave a comment

Mind of Man is an interesting new game from 2 paper dolls that harnesses the power of the tweet and sentiment analysis to create a compelling social game.

From 2 paper dolls:

Mind of Man for Twitter®, reveals how the world sees you by turning your text and behaviors into unique digital avatars. The avatars, called MindPrints, identify players’ most dominant traits and emotions relative to their friends, favorite celebrities, and the rest of the Twitterverse.

While popular social media tools rank only power or influence, Mind of Man portrays players’ online personalities, character flaws, even anti-social tendencies through crowdsourcing. Players earn both virtual and real-world rewards for judging sentiment on Twitter.

Check it out

Ben Folds performs live to the various folks he encounters via Chatroulette.

Gaming via the cloud

lw —  January 1, 2010 — Leave a comment

More and more things are moving to the cloud. The hype around OnLive and their solution for “Cloud Gaming” reached a fever pitch in early 2009. By years end they had a beta running. The following is a demo by CEO Steve Perlman to students at Columbia. As more things move to the “cloud” it offers interesting opportunities for new forms of social interaction. The following vid is cued to the demo section. But there is interesting info throughout the vid and Perlman gives a nice overview of the platform and biz model.