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Android is not sci-fi – it’s real.

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I recently bought an Android mobile phone and combining all the built-in input sensors leads to some incredible applications. Wikitude, for example, uses the compass, GPS, orientation sensor, Internet (Wikipedia…

I recently bought an Android mobile phone and combining all the built-in input sensors leads to some incredible applications.

Wikitude, for example, uses the compass, GPS, orientation sensor, Internet (Wikipedia entries) and the video camera, to allow me to point the phone at a building and see it, on the screen, labelled and linked. I’m a touch away from the place’s web-site (always assuming they have a Wikipedia entry, of course). Sounds like Sci-Fi? I really do have it in my hands, today 🙂

I point the camera in a direction, select how many kilometers I want to “see” and up pops links to all the bars, cash-points, libraries, post-offices etc., sized by distance. If I point the camera directly at a building, a pop-up tells me about it and links to their web-site. Amazing! At this point, it’s far superior to the Layar technology that Remco pointed out, last

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Kings of Code

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I just attended the Kings of Code conference at the Tuchinski theatre, yesterday. There is a lot of buzz around HTML 5.0, which almost invalidates Flash & Silverlight (I exaggerate,…

I just attended the Kings of Code conference at the Tuchinski theatre, yesterday.

There is a lot of buzz around HTML 5.0, which almost invalidates Flash & Silverlight (I exaggerate, for effect 😉

I went to a lecture on the ‘<canvas />’ tag, which was quite fascinating.

Some lectures were brilliant and not even boring 😉