The iPhone 4G is Officially Launched

After its much-chronicled, unofficially leaked debut, the iPhone 4G is now ready for its closeup. Check out the official video on the Apple site.

Possible game-changer: FaceTime video calling with the ability to switch between front-of-phone and back-of-phone views on the fly. (Something I wish the Flip did.)

Possible game-choker: Battery life. They tout 40% more battery life thanks to a bigger battery. I’m guessing you’ll need it. Recharging after every FaceTime call would suck.

I think a lot of people will wait until the whole AT&T marriage sorts itself out. If that honeymoon is, indeed, over and iPhone opens to Verizon and other carriers, it’s game over for every other smartphone.


800 Languages, 1 Typeface

Fascinating case study about Google and Monotype’s collaboration on Noto – an incredibly ambitious project to create one master typeface that can display on any device, any medium, in any language or writing system.

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Drone on the Farm

A report from the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International predicted that the legalization of commercial drones would create more than $80 billion of positive economic impact (i.e., revenue and job creation) between 2015 and 2025. The predicted biggest piece of that growth? Agriculture.

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Ready for Smart Tattoos?

MIT Media Lab, in partnership with Microsoft Research, has unveiled DuoSkin, a project that uses temporary tattoos as connected interfaces that can be used in a variety of ways.

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