Here's some tech that I'm really excited about at the moment:2-D barcodes readable by cell phones
. Go read the 2D barcode manifesto
. This is incredibly awesome stuff. I won't repeat it all here.
The basic idea is that 2D barcodes can be easily read and parsed by today's cellphones with the push of a button and you can encode arbitrary data using barcodes. URLs, business cards, calendars, anything at all. If I can automatically look up product reviews while shopping or movie reviews while looking for movies at blockbuster, I'd pay good money for that alone.
Apparently this has been around in Japan for a while. Damn, I can't wait to get my hands on this functionality.UMPC
. Intel's vision of an UMPC future.
Also, Intel readies linux UMPC
. Yay. I hope the prices of these puppies will start going down too.Web 2.0 video
. A video showcasing the whole semantic web thing, titled "Web 2.0 ... The Machine is Us/ing Us". I don't know if the semantic web is going to live up to the hype (after all it's been hyped before), but the video is a must-see.Ubuntu.
Might just be the best thing to happen to computers. Ever. Feisty simply blew me away. Seriously, after this, even a minute of any other distro is pure masochism.
P.S: this post has too many superlatives.