{kaleido, a study in curiosities} Eugene, OR via San Francisco, CA

thenextweb:

Facebook has caused a stir by rolling out facial recognition technology to help users tag photos, Samsung could be preparing to buy Nokia, Google Maps tells you when your train is late (in a few cities, at least) and Twitter.com gets automatic link shortening. All of this is in today’s edition of The Next Web’s Daily Dose.


Feel like I’m listening to the tech version of BBC or NPR here…
sweepmeup:

I think these things almost every day at work. Some people should not be hired if they cannot use a computer competently.

All the time. I’m not a snob or anything, but some things that people do just drive me nuts.

sweepmeup:

I think these things almost every day at work. Some people should not be hired if they cannot use a computer competently.

All the time. I’m not a snob or anything, but some things that people do just drive me nuts.

karenh:

ThinkGeek (partnered with ION) designs the iCADE Arcade Cabinet. The retro styled accessory is ready to dock an iPad, complete with Bluetooth and the option to purchase classic Atari games such as Asteroids, Centipede, and Battlezone.
(first discovered via Bless This Stuff)

SO. COOL.

karenh:

ThinkGeek (partnered with ION) designs the iCADE Arcade Cabinet. The retro styled accessory is ready to dock an iPad, complete with Bluetooth and the option to purchase classic Atari games such as Asteroids, Centipede, and Battlezone.

(first discovered via Bless This Stuff)

SO. COOL.

brooklynmutt:

Introducing the Chromebook

Always love Google videos, but I won’t be buying this Chromebook. I played with @rrriches’ beta version a bit ago, and it was just too counter-intuitive. I don’t need something like that in my life right now.

(via fastcompany)

curiositycounts:

SXSW: By the numbers – CNN is now on Vimeo, and they kick off with a wonderfully filmed short that captures the spirit of Austin and SXSW

I got so tired of the massive tweeting during SXSW, but this short is, well, short. And sweet. 

(via curiositycounts)

trendd:

A friend of mine shared a Penny Arcade comic that reminded me of this one. I love it.
Shoebox » Chuck & Beans

trendd:

A friend of mine shared a Penny Arcade comic that reminded me of this one. I love it.

Shoebox » Chuck & Beans

http://New Pokemon Games Sell 1.08 Million Copies in 24 Hours

Guess all the people whose posts appeared on my dash weren’t alone.

cthrin:

trendd:

The founders of BJ’s Restaurants are launching a new fast-casual restaurant chain, Stacked, which is going to use iPads to allow customers to order food from their table. The chain is set to open their first restaurant in Southern California in May, with two more to follow.
It does loose a little bit of the personal touch, but I like the idea of having an interactive menu at restaurant tables.
I don’t think that it will filter into many fine dining experiences, but for chain restaurants it’s perfect. Not only is it more efficient (and cost effective) for the restaurant, but it’s also a better experience for the customer.
“An iPad will sit on each table within a metal framed stand and provide  customers with the choice of what goes in their burgers, pizzas and  salads. They can select the type of buns, meat, toppings etc by clicking  and dragging icons on the touchscreen. The resultant menu choice will  be viewable on the iPad screen when complete. Diners can also pay for  their food via the iPad.”
iPad set to replace restaurant menus and reduce staff | TiPb


This is a fantastic idea for making chain restaurants more efficient. It’s not like I go to those places for outstanding service anyway. Can’t wait to see the results.
Kimberly, what do you think? In Silver Cloud’s future? :)

cthrin:

trendd:

The founders of BJ’s Restaurants are launching a new fast-casual restaurant chain, Stacked, which is going to use iPads to allow customers to order food from their table. The chain is set to open their first restaurant in Southern California in May, with two more to follow.

It does loose a little bit of the personal touch, but I like the idea of having an interactive menu at restaurant tables.

I don’t think that it will filter into many fine dining experiences, but for chain restaurants it’s perfect. Not only is it more efficient (and cost effective) for the restaurant, but it’s also a better experience for the customer.

“An iPad will sit on each table within a metal framed stand and provide customers with the choice of what goes in their burgers, pizzas and salads. They can select the type of buns, meat, toppings etc by clicking and dragging icons on the touchscreen. The resultant menu choice will be viewable on the iPad screen when complete. Diners can also pay for their food via the iPad.”

iPad set to replace restaurant menus and reduce staff | TiPb

This is a fantastic idea for making chain restaurants more efficient. It’s not like I go to those places for outstanding service anyway. Can’t wait to see the results.

Kimberly, what do you think? In Silver Cloud’s future? :)

(via creativeinspiration)

Charmaine Ng, writer and social media strategist. Available for work in June. Find me on Twitter (noodlemaine) and on my other Tumblr (nowgoforth).