1. Improving Brand Recognition in TV Ads
A HBS research on how to improve brand recognition and reduce viewers from switching channels. The idea of pulsing looks pretty interesting.
2. HP’s ePrint: Print From Devices With No Printing Support
Idea looks very promising. I have some concerns about security and spamming but pretty cool idea.
3. Disentangling Gaussians
The post talks about a paper in STOC by Valiant. Basically, given a normal distribution which is internally a mixture of two other normal distributions – how to figure out the parameters of individual distributions given the parameters of the combined distribution. There are two interesting things : it is solvable in polynomial time and it uses moments . I remember learning moments and wondering how the higher moments will be used – This looks like a great example.
4. 3-D Without the Glasses
Looks like a cool idea. The fact that it uses eye tracking may mean that it may not scale very well. But it will still find application in our living rooms as 3D TVs if not in conference rooms as projectors. I hope this product does not go the way as courier went 🙂
5. Chris Lattner gets first SIGPLAN award for LLVM work
LLVM is a fantastic idea and I am happy that Lattner is being recognized with a SIGPLAN award.
6. Linux Stuff
Lot of interesting things are happening in the Linux world . Demystifying Grilo discusses the promising library of grilo for media discovery. It’s a matter of plugins… discusses libpeas architecture for new gedit plugins. I had talked about gEdit plugins at How to convert gEdit to gEdit++ .