Published by António Lopes on June 26, 2014
Categories: Funny, Images, Internet, News, Random, Society

Even if you’re not a follower of the World Cup you’ve probably heard by now of the strange appetite of a certain Uruguayan player: Luis Suárez.

If you haven’t (under which rock have you been?), here’s the juicy part:

Suarez hungry for some Italian

Click here to see the crazy stuff that the Interwebz delivered.

Published by António Lopes on June 19, 2014
Categories: Apple, Geek, Internet, News, Technology


Yes, it’s as simple as that: this is a reader app that merges several different news sources (which includes facebook, twitter, feedly, feedbin and into one convenient place for binge reading.

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Published by António Lopes on July 2, 2013
Categories: Apple, Geek, Internet, Mac, News, Technology

And so an era ends.

RIP Google Reader

I’ve been using Feedly as an alternative because the mobile apps are quite good and the website is a “prettier” google reader. And they actually listen to the users and implement requested features. Also, it seems my Mac RSS app of choice, Reeder, will soon have support for it, so I probably won’t miss Google Reader that much.

Published by António Lopes on April 16, 2013
Categories: News, Society

Bruce Schneier on the Boston bombings and the threat of terrorism:

“Empathize, but refuse to be terrorized. Instead, be indomitable — and support leaders who are as well. That’s how to defeat terrorists.”

Read it here.

Published by António Lopes on March 20, 2013

EPFL scientists have developed a tiny, portable personal implantable blood testing laboratory that sends data through mobile phone network

Yes, it’s all going according to the plan.

Categories: Geek, Music, News, Technology, Videos

Brilliant video from the GoPro team to advertise their new GoPro HD Hero 3 camera:

Categories: Geek, News, Science, Society, Technology

Remember when I wrote about the “magic dust”, a vision of the possible future of nano-technology? Well, it seems that this kind of innovation (although not from a nano-technology point of view) will be available sooner than I expected, with the arrival of a new spray containing neonatal cells that can help skin heal faster.

As usual, the future looks fascinating.

Published by António Lopes on July 11, 2012
Categories: Geek, News, Technology

If you like celebrating your geek genes, Codebits is the event for you. I’ve participated in the last two instances of the event and I have to say that it’s definitely the best technology-related event of the year, every year. Well, how could it not be?

Codebits Logo

Imagine 800 geeks in one huge room with 4 stages with all kinds of interesting presentations, a 48-hour programming contest, assorted junk food, a presentation karaoke, a quiz challenge, (almost) no sleep and nuclear tacos. Epic, right?

So, if you feel like you need to take a few days off of your boring work environment, just consider taking a 3-day vacation in Lisbon and enjoy this great geek event. In case you’re worried that the event takes place in Portugal and you don’t speak the language, don’t be. Codebits is open to everyone and is mostly spoken in English.

See you there 🙂

Published by António Lopes on June 27, 2012
Categories: Geek, News, Science, Technology, Videos

Remember Leap Motion, the awesome new device for gesture-based tracking that may be the beginning of a revolution in human-machine interaction? Well, a more detailed demo is now available and it still looks awesome. Check it out here.

Published by António Lopes on May 27, 2012

A few weeks ago, I was discussing with some colleagues what the next big thing in technology would be. As always, it’s very difficult to accurately predict anything in the technology world but I ventured in saying that human-machine interaction is where we have the most potential right now.

My point was based on the fact that the devices we have nowadays are more or less stuck on a simple evolution process that is (almost) nothing more than upgrading their specifications (a better display, a faster processor, etc…) but without actually adding anything innovative. Human-machine interaction is where I think there is more room for innovation right now. You can see those attempts in things like the Siri for the iPhone 4S and similar approaches on Android.

Now I’m glad to see that there are more people betting on this specific area of technology. Last week the world became acquainted with The Leap:

Superb demo and if the accuracy and speed of the device is half of what is showed in the video, this is going to be awesome.

Now, my colleague David did a post (in Portuguese) on these technologies and I have to say I was quite impressed by Touché:

The technology is still very new but the potential for touch-based applications is mind-blowing.

via sixhat