Here’s the thing: it’s not about drones at all, it’s about technology, like the render ghosts, like the data centers. The drones stand for all our invisible, intangible, noumenal technologies, but in their jet trails, in the video feeds of distant lands and the craters in those landscapes, we see much older enactments of power and political violence performed in legal, diplomatic and social dimensions, as well as in the physical. — Drone Shadows and Dispositions | booktwo.org
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Students Design An AR Device To One-Up Google Glass “Eidos differs from Google Glass in one fundamental way: The device lets users tune into specific perceptions, be they sounds or images, and scale their magnitude to the exclusion of rival stimuli. In visual terms, Bouckley and his co-designers–Millie Clive-Smith, Mi Eun Kim, and Yuta Sugawara–compare the Eidos effect to “long exposure photography [mapped onto] live experience.” Per the video demo, the result could resemble anything from Matrix bullet-time to the diving “strobe vision” from the 2012 Olympics. The audio equivalent would be a soundboard, where individuals sounds, or channels, could be dialed up or down and possibly even muted to focus on the desired track–or in the Eidos’s case, speech.” via Co.Design (via rb.trends» Blog Archive » Eidos AR devices enhance and play with your senses [#wearables])
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Ever been out to a restaurant with a large group of, say, 10 or so? You’ve just had a nice meal, great conversation, lots of wine and then the check comes and panic ensues. You could do that thing where 10 people all throw their credit cards in to split the check 10 ways. But then there’s always that one guy who has cash, or the person who just ordered an appetizer or doesn’t drink, and probably shouldn’t pay the same amount as everyone else.
Settling up is a pain in the ass, but it doesn’t have to be. That’s the premise behind Cover, which seeks to simplify the process through the magic of mobile payments. (via Cover Raises $1.5M From OATV And Others To Bring Uber-Like Payments To Restaurants | TechCrunch)
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