Dave Maciejewski

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Find new beers to drink

Posted to Network Visualization | Tags: beer | Nathan Yau<p>Based on reviews from BeerAdvocate, Beer Viz, a visualization class project, asks you to …

We Should Adopt Open Data, With Caution

A protean army of computer scientists, hackers and citizen researchers think we are living in an era of data access prohibition. February 22 was …

How Open Data Portals Will Stimulate Innovation and Economic Growth

There are many big data startups working hard on using Open Data to create innovative solutions that will drive innovation and economic growth.

How Airbnb Solved The Mystery Of Predictive Pricing

You’re not a real estate agent, so how can you know how much that spare bedroom is worth? Airbnb did some algorithmic sleuthing to help you know.<p>When product lead Dan Hill watched new Airbnb users make their first furtive listings, he noticed a pattern. They’d glide through the standard questions …

Real Estate

Google to have build-it-yourself smartphone prototype ready 'within weeks'

Google’s Advanced Technology and Projects (ATAP) group has announced its first developer event for Project Ara, an initiative that is aiming to …

MIT Research Looks To Extend Moore's Law

For years the semiconductor world has waited for Moore's Law to reach its limit. However, new research from MIT shows how manufacturers can shrink …

Nanotech

Project Tango – Machine vision eyes and spatially aware brains

Google's got a new consumer hardware initiative is a mobile phone with machine vision eyes, ultra-fast inner-ears and spatially aware brains. And …

LinkedIn buys Bright.com for $120 mn but why?

LinkedIn has acquired job-search startup Bright.com for $120 million to help match job hunters with employers more effectively.<p>Bright.com's …

Wozniak to Apple: Consider building an Android phone

Though Apple sells its own wildly popular iPhone smartphone, the company might want to consider offering a phone based on the rival Google Android …

The Open Access Debate Behind 23andMe

Why Wearable Computing is Waiting for A.I.

When we look at wearable computers -- smart glasses like Google Glass or smart watches like Pebble -- we tend to think of tiny mobile computers that …

Building an Open Source Laptop

About a year and a half ago, I engaged on an admittedly quixotic project to build my own open source laptop. By I, I mean we, namely Sean “xobs” Cross and me, bunnie. Building your own laptop makes about as much sense as retrofitting a Honda Civic with a 1000hp motor, but the lack of practicality …

Season in Review – iPad as Interactive Data Sculpture

Derived from passion for baseball, Teehan+Lax Labs set out to create an iPad app to display Baseball stats but with a slight twist. The iPad cover …