Mar 17, 2011

Female Engineers FTW

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Kathy Simpson
Technical Architect
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"Female engineer" is a loaded label. I've been working in technology, engineering, and science for most of my life. It all started in elementary school when my dad, a CTO for a newspaper in Alaska, signed me up for the after school program, Women in Technology and Science. Back then, I didn't think much of it.

Mar 11, 2011

Kno Tests Their Screens with Legos!

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Holly Hagen
Senior Visual Designer

Kno gets cooler by the second!

Mar 01, 2011

Almost an Explanation of the Semantic Web

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Chris Jones
Principal, Strategy & Engineering

A few blasts from my past talk in this documentary about the Semantic Web. Even after managing 2 million lines of code I can’t help but feel it’s still a science experiment. There are some really important points and debates that surface.

Dec 08, 2010

Linked Smart Objects in Photoshop

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Shalin Amin
Senior Visual Designer
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If you’ve ever used a page layout program like InDesign or QuarkXPress, then you know how great it is to be able to link to external files. Unfortunately with Photoshop there is no external linking only embedded layered files within one document. What if you could though, imagine the possibilities? Updating common elements like a header or footer in all of your comps would be a snap!

Dec 01, 2010

Augmented Reality Part Two: Challenges & Opportunities

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Josh Williams
Director, Product Strategy

This is part two of my series about augmented reality. In part one, I gave a low down of the current market. Today I will focus the conversation around challenges and opportunities around this “new” market.

How are companies making money with AR?

There are a few companies that people mention when they talk about making money in AR.

Nov 18, 2010

Pano App

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Josh Williams
Director, Product Strategy
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Here’s a common situation: You’re in a meeting for a few hours, and along the way you fill up a whiteboard with notes and sketches. At the end of the meeting you pull out your iPhone to take photos of the boards, then you go back to your desk and upload 4 or 5 pics to Basecamp.

I was in a meeting last week, about to take pics from a similar whiteboarding session, when someone recommended Pano, an automated panoramic photo app for iPhone. It lets you take a series of pics, and stitch them together as you go.

Nov 19, 2010

Cold & Bold: The Struggle of Being Both a Coder and an Artist

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Henrik Olsen
Principal, Executive Creative Director
Nov 30, 2010

Augmented Reality Part One: The Low Down

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Josh Williams
Director, Product Strategy

Augmented reality isn’t exactly new, according to Bruce Sterling it’s at least 17 years old. Here’s a useful diagram made in 1995 by a couple of Sony’s tinkerers to call out the differences between AR, VR, ubiquitous computing, and classic GUI-based HCI:

Nov 08, 2010

Imagining an Augmented Reality Future That's not an Advertising Hell

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Brian van Veen
Senior Visual Designer

London design firm, Berg and advertising agency, Dentsu produced this short video, "Media Surfaces: Incidental Media," demonstrating a vision for a future in which media surfaces are everywhere, but are used to be playful, informative and to better connect you to your friends and family.

Sep 21, 2010

Technology in the House

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Chris Jones
Principal, Strategy & Engineering
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I would like to introduce Dan Harrelson, our Director of Engineering, who joined Hot in August. Dan will be leading the engineering group as well as project teams focused on creating great customer experiences.

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