Will Apple Inc. Open Apple TV to Facebook and Twitter Next Week?
Will Apple jump-start “Social TV” this week? This article suggests that Facebook and Twitter will have the opportunity to integrate social features into the next Apple TV release. Providing developers the opportunity to better integrate social into their apps - catch up TV with synced Twitter feed anyone?
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Will Apple Inc. Open Apple TV to Facebook and Twitter Next Week?

Will Apple jump-start “Social TV” this week? This article suggests that Facebook and Twitter will have the opportunity to integrate social features into the next Apple TV release. Providing developers the opportunity to better integrate social into their apps - catch up TV with synced Twitter feed anyone?

Read the article here

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Pejac (Spain) - Miniature Silhouettes and Optical Illusions

Spanish artist Pejac creates on his window miniature silhouettes in cut paper or acrylic paint. The window is then captured on camera, showing the riskiness and fragility of the art of tightrope. Over the past couple of years, Pejac has been getting recognition for his simple, clever public art and gallery work. Using brushes, pencils, acrylic paint and sand paper, he creates works that blend into their surroundings using existing elements and textures. Often socially and politically engaged, his works vary from small interventions to large mural-like pieces. (src. Hi-Fructose Magazine)

© All images courtesy of the artist

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Proof-of-concept interface design project from MIT Tangible Media Group demonstrates a system combining the use of a smartphone with a desktop computer - video embedded below:

THAW is a novel interaction system that allows a collocated large display and small handheld devices to seamlessly work together. The smartphone acts both as a physical interface and as an additional graphics layer for near-surface interaction on a computer screen. Our system enables accurate position tracking of a smartphone placed on or over any screen by displaying a 2D color pattern that is captured using the smartphone’s back-facing camera. The proposed technique can be implemented on existing devices without the need for additional hardware.

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BBC tells Australian govt to treat VPN users as pirates

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BBC Worldwide, the commercial arm of the UK public broadcaster, has told an Australian government proceeding that people who use VPNs a lot should be assumed to be engaged in piracy, that ISPs should surveil their users, that websites should be censored by Chinese-style national firewalls, and that the families of people accused of watching TV the wrong way should be disconnected from the Internet.

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