Tag Archives: Digg

The Unsocial Web

By | June 26, 2006

A piece by Donna Bogatin on why many more people read web sites liked digg.com rather than contribute to it has in itself spawned enough responses to become something of a summary of why the social web, citizen journalism, user-created content etc may not be quite the revolution it appears. Here’s how I see the responses: I just… Read More »

Netscape Diggs In and Elbows Out the Competition

By | June 15, 2006

AOL/Netscape has launched a beta of its new homepage that looks uncannily like Digg, a hugely popular site for techies to publish stuff and have their stories sorted by popularity. Actually it not only looks like Digg, two of the top three stories are Digg’s. AOL’s been smart tho: visit the source page and you can only do… Read More »

Light on the Water

By | June 12, 2006

Here’s a cool way from Equa System (via Digg) to know how hot the water coming out of your taps is (there must be an easier way to say that): Here are some more links on related light-coded home gadgets: LED faucet light, a $15 device that makes your water appear bright blue, temperature sensitive faucets from Hansa (via… Read More »

A Directory of Visualizing Tools

By | April 28, 2006

Update Feb 2007: Just came across some cool stuff from digg labs (the guys behind digg) who haev some coold stuff I’ve added below. In this week’s WSJ.com column I wrote (subscription only, I’m afraid) about treemaps, tools which allow you to look at data differently: One of the things that bugs me about our oh-so-cool information revolution… Read More »

Cracking RFID With Your Phone

By | February 16, 2006

RFID tags and their security implications are returning to centre stage again. Adi Shamir, professor of computer science at the Weizmann Institute, has shown that it’s possible to crack passwords on RFID tags using a cellphone. In theory this could mean anyone with a cellphone could monitor traffic between a tag and a reader and collect the information… Read More »