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Four short links: 10 December 2012

By Nat Torkington
December 10, 2012

RE2: A Principled Approach to Regular Expressions — a regular expression engine without backtracking, so without the potential for exponential pathological runtimes. Mobile is Entertainment (Luke Wroblewski) — 79% of mobile app time is spent on fun, even as desktop …

Four short links: 5 June 2012

By Nat Torkington
June 5, 2012

StreetView: A Wolf in Sheep's Clothing (Adrian Holovaty) -- Now, I’m realizing the biggest Street View data coup of all: those vehicles are gathering the ultimate training set for driverless cars. Racist Culture is a Factory Defect (Anil Dash) -- so true. From Game Console to TV (Luke Wroblewski) -- Microsoft's Xbox video game console is now used more...

Four short links: 29 May 2012

By Nat Torkington
May 29, 2012

South Korean Kinect+RFID Augmented Reality Theme Park -- Sixty-five attractions over seven thematic stages contribute to the experience, which uses 3D video, holograms and augmented reality to immerse guests. As visitors and their avatars move through the park, they interact with the attractions using RFID wristbands, while Kinect sensors recognize their gestures, voices and faces. (via Seb Chan) Digital...

Four short links: 20 April 2012

By Nat Torkington
April 20, 2012

Tupac Coachella Behind the Technology (CBS) -- interesting to me is Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg were considering taking Shakur with them on tour. Just as Hobbit, Tintin, etc. are CG-ing characters to look normal, is the future of "live" spectacle to be this kind of CG show? Will new acts be competing against the Rolling Stones forever? Javascript...

Steve Jobs is the closest thing to Walt Disney since Walt Disney

By Mark Sigal
November 24, 2009

Steve Jobs is the closest thing to Walt Disney since Walt Disney, now forever bound by Pixar. If you believe in karma, how can you not think that it's pretty cool that Jobs ended up as the largest individual shareholder in Disney, an active board member who now is helping Disney re-boot its retail efforts!

Dr. Horrible and the Future of Entertainment

By Dan Brodnitz
July 16, 2008

Last night, Joss Whedon of Firefly and Buffy the Vampire fame began releasing Dr. Horrible. Independently produced on a budget in the low 6 figures, with a recognizable cast that includes Neil "Doogie" Patrick Harris and Firefly's Nathan Fillion, this show has the feel of a tipping point. Certainly, they've done so much right here, in terms of Internet entertainment,...


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