Wednesday, October 21, 2009

21-Oct-2009 PM clippings

Enjoy:

After 6 months of work, Dr Te Taka Keegan's work with Google comes to fruition and Google Translate now supports the Māori language:
http://www.geekzone.co.nz/content.asp?contentid=8485

Microsoft seem to be doing fairly well at recovering the personal data from the wreckage of the Sidekick/Danger servers:
http://www.informationweek.com/news/windows/microsoft_news/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=220601016

Digital NZ are running another hackfest in Auckland on the 7th Novemeber, inviting people to play with their mashup API:
http://digitalnz.org/blog/news/article-digitalnz-api-hackfest-auckland-7-november-2009

How using Open Source in healthcare could turn the current system of pockets of healthcare into a more efficient, interoperable whole:
http://nzoss.org.nz/news/2009/thank-goodness-small-things

Barnes and Noble to release their e-book called the "nook". US only, much like a kindle, US$259 but free wi-fi in Barnes & Noble stores:
http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5gOSShzYsemD9j-R56E-h0eUaVwIwD9BF29T00

The self-fabricating RepRap 3D printers can work upside down. Which means they should be able to work in space:
http://blog.reprap.org/2009/10/printing-in-space.html

And finally. MIT Reworks the pop-up book with modern technology so that it lights up, moves and makes noises. The book, not MIT:
http://hlt.media.mit.edu/popables/

Vik :v) Diamond Age Solutions Ltd. http://diamondage.co.nz

3 comments:

SamV said...

Is that a deliberately ironic encoding bug?

Did you mean to write Māori, or Māori? :)

Vik Olliver said...

No, it's one of those little sods that leaps up and bites me in the rear when I'm not expecting it.

Vik :v)

Vik Olliver said...

There, fixed. Now it says Māori properly.

Vik :v)