Tagged: internet

How Shazam works

Shazam app can identify music, movies, advertising, and television shows, based on a short sample played and using the microphone on the device. The company was founded in 1999 by Barton and Inghelbrecht, who were students...

Galaxy of Adventures

The first six Galaxy of Adventures shorts (which use original dialogue and sound effects to help transform Star Wars films into kid-friendly animated shorts) are now available on the brand-new Star Wars Kids YouTube channel. [Via: gizmodo.com]

Don’t be evil

Surveillance capitalism is a novel market form and a specific logic of capitalist accumulation that was first described in a 2014 essay by business theorist and social scientist Shoshana Zuboff. She characterized it as...

The story of Technoviking

The 4-minute video shot by experimental video artist Matthias Fritsch at the Fuckparade on 8 July 2000 begins with the title “Kneecam No. 1”. The camera is on a group of dancing people with a...

The future of internet search (imagined in 1995)

David Hoffman made this video for AT&T Bell Labs in the early 1990s. It is pre World Wide Web but very forward thinking. AT&T never actually offer this to the public as things were moving...