UPDATE Memolane announced that they were acquired and the Memolane website and services shut down on February 22, 2013. Hopefully good for the employees and investors, but sad for those of us who enjoyed this cool way to aggregate and visualize your online presence. Timehop is a similar (but in my opinion, not nearly as […]
I love playing with camera and video apps on the iPhone, and this one looks awesome. Kogeto is a New York-based company that specializes in high-end panoramic video cameras. They have a Kickstarter project to create an elegant, inexpensive accessory that turns your iPhone 5 into a panoramic camera. Dot snaps on to your iPhone […]
Scott Berkun shared this absurd, amazing, wonderful Japanese commercial that must be seen with the volume turned up. Enjoy.
This weekend I had the pleasure of meeting screenwriter and novelist Rex Pickett, perhaps best known for his novel Sideways (and the film by the same name). I always had wondered whether the author had modeled Miles (the aspiring novelist) after himself. As it turns out, he had in many ways. What I hadn’t considered […]
Documentaries fascinate me, and Restrepo is gripping. The Oscar-nominated documentary chronicles the deployment of a platoon of U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan’s Korengal Valley. The movie focuses on a remote 15-man outpost, “Restrepo,” named after a platoon medic who was killed in action. It was considered one of the most dangerous postings in the U.S. military. My […]
It’s no secret that I love hiking. I’ve devoted my SoCalHiker website to cataloging the hiking trails I explore in Orange County and throughout Southern California. Hiking is a great form of exercise, but it’s also a way to connect with nature, to unplug from the technology-driven world of work and reconnect with friends both […]
Jane McGonigal believes that we can make the world a better place by playing games that are designed to help solve life’s big challenges. I first heard Jane speak two years ago, when we were both speakers at the inaugural Ignite LA. Last night I watched her TED talk (in beautiful HD thanks to Hulu […]