Slightly delayed from Friday.
Mop my brow with a chilled flannel I have serious Olympic fever. What an opening week! From the almost 10 million tweets to the opening ceremony to the drama of the Men’s first medal in 100 years of gymnastics, Wiggo’s burns on the road and and now the golds raining it has been a whopper.
Wiggo Twitter analysis: Our very own Research team have been busy counting the tweets and pulling out some amazing stats from Bradley Wiggens’ gold meddling time trial ride of Wednesday
Opening ceremony light show: The Olympics provide a really good marker as to how technology progresses giving us a scorecard every 4 years to measure up against and this time we are seeing online video blow all out of the water with the ease of Mielutyte in the women’s 200m breaststroke.
Were you entranced by the light show that was coming from the crowd at the opening ceremony? Here’s how it was done
In other news...
Beyond Google glasses: What will we be doing in the future and how will technology impact on that? This is quite a frightening view of how technology can get out of hand and cross the cool/creepy line. It doesn’t help that when the info is being accessed via the contact lense it makes the guy look super baddy. Amazing to think that this came from two students rather than a major tech company though.
Intel Musical your life: Another very cool FB API campaign from Intel. Having done the Museum of Me they have now turned your life into a musical. Warning, it is very catchy song.
Mobile search getting smarter:
I saw this on the w/e. A great example of mobile search and how you can take advantage of the device in your text copy:
Geo targeted and aware – at the time of search you are 12 miles away from the restaurant
Click to call direct to the restaurant
Click to open up the map and get directions from where you are
Get reviews straight from the listing and it pulls in a star
Kinect changing how we interact with technology: This is a great example of how new technology is changing the way we interact.. On the surface of it this is just a new release of a game. But watch the video and you see that the game is responding back to how we speak to it. The referees changing their behaviour based on if you swear at them. Really interesting and exciting.
And finally... Tom – best to stay in the pool a bit to cool off, those are very tiny shorts after all...
Have a great w/e.