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Category: Technology

Noise reduction on Epson projectors = Motion Blur
Apr 16, 2016, 6:44p - Technology
Occasionally, I discover that something that should be known online is not. And occasionally when this happens, I figure out the solution. This happened yesterday, so I wanted to record it on the net.

Internet, this one is for you.

About a month ago, I bought a refurbished LCD projector, an Epson Powerlite Home Cinema 2030, to setup a home ... more »

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Getting books as PDFs
Feb 14, 2014, 6:19a - Technology
Ever since I started in grad school, my reading consumption has changed significantly. Before, I would read physical books, usually non-fiction. In the past 7 years eBooks have grown in popularity, but I never really got into them. In fact, I've never bought a single eBook. I really like highlighting and leaving comments in the margins of my books, esp. ... more »

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Introducing Brightness Rocker, my first Android app
Sep 23, 2010, 12:50p - Technology
I'm going to post some conclusions from my semi-starvation experiment, but before that I wanted to share a new Android app that I just released yesterday. It's called Brightness Rocker, and it let's you control your screen's brightness from any app just by clicking the volume rocker buttons on the side of your phone.


Brightness Rocker

More details available at ... more »

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Cell phones, gestures, and 3G
Dec 23, 2009, 11:14a - Technology
(I'm sitting on a plane as I write this, flying to LA for Christmas. It's a 6 hour flight, and since I seem to be slightly phone-obsessed at the moment, I figured I'd pass the time by putting my thoughts down, since there's nothing on TV and I'm bored. Be forewarned - my blog is not turning into yet another ... more »

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Self-Education
Apr 4, 2007, 1:39p - Technology
I've been on leave from work since the middle of November, so I've had the past 4 months to pretty much do whatever I want. Except for the time between graduating from college and starting to work (which lasted 4.5 months), this is the longest period of true independence I've ever had. So it seemed worthwhile to reflect on that ... more »

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Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation
Feb 14, 2007, 11:07a - Technology
During my neuroscience interviews at Berkeley yesterday, they gave us a tour of the fMRI trailer. I got there late and foolishly took my wallet, replete with mag-stripe credit and gift cards, into the MRI room. Of course I read the warning *after* I left the room, so I was worried that my magic-inferred plastic was now impotent. I checked ... more »

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Spam the Spammers
Dec 19, 2006, 1:32p - Technology
When I was home for Thanksgiving, my dad told me about something he'd been doing for the past few years with his (non-electronic) junk mail. Nearly all junk mail comes with postage-paid return envelopes (aka Business Reply Mail), for you to send back the credit card offers or what-not. Instead of sending back what the company wants you to send ... more »

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BrainGate
Jul 27, 2006, 2:29p - Technology
UPDATE:

Watch a video demonstration of how BrainGate works:



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UPDATE: June 5, 2006

Cyberkinetics now reports that there have been 3 successful clinical trials of BrainGate - all 3 patients were able, via BrainGate, to to move a cursor on a computer screen with their minds.

And in related news, scientists at the Max Planck Institute for Biochemistry have ... more »

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FM Bug
May 29, 2006, 2:38p - Technology
I just finished building an FM transmitter I picked up at Fry's, which was cool because it was the first time I ever really soldered something together. Soldering is pain-staking work that tests your eyesight (electronic pins are really small) and hand dexterity (the pins are also close to each other). Here's a pic of the assembled device (borrowed from ... more »

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Wireless Power
Mar 19, 2006, 10:10a - Technology
I've been reading a lot of Tesla lately - the man was pretty much a genius. He has hundreds of patents to his name and a large number of fantastical stories surround his life. Specifically, he is known for walking around his lab with light bulbs that would light up without being connected to any observable (wired) power source.



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Some simple ideas
Feb 18, 2006, 6:39p - Technology
Here are some simple, fairly obvious ideas for products/features that should exist but don't (to my knowledge):

* Voicemail to text (email/SMS): Calling in to hear voicemail is a slow, tedious, annoying procedure. Instead, there should be a simple service that converts voicemail to text and sends that text to your phone and makes it available on the web. ... more »

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Building a Dream Machine
Feb 7, 2006, 10:27a - Technology
Ever since I was in high school, I thought it would be awesome to have a device that let you resume your dreams. I remember the numerous times that my dreams were interrupted by my morning alarm clock, the repetitive ringing entering the dream as a telephone or a fire alarm before completely drowning out the dream and pushing my ... more »

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Steve Wozniak talks Apple history
Jan 24, 2006, 12:31a - Technology

"Woz serves up Apple Computer history in his own unique way. Steve will describe a sequence for providing a rational understanding of many of the innovations leading to early Apple designs. He'll look at early company structure, the personalities that influenced him, and personalities within the company. In addition, he'll discuss the reasons he wants to be an engineer for ... more »

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Google Video
Oct 2, 2005, 1:49a - Technology
I just started working on Google Video a few weeks ago, and it was exciting to release a new version last week - developing web apps (like Video) is way faster and easier than developing client applications (like Desktop).

The new version has a much larger video player - in fact, it scales to fit the size of your browser ... more »

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