Augmented Reality on the New iPhone

G would kill me if she knew that I was posting about tech on you blog, but this is pretty friggin amazing.

Yelp is an iPhone application that offers reviews of local businesses (e.g., restaurants, bars). The latest version includes an “easter egg” (i.e., a hidden feature) that – get this – uses the the digital compass in the iPhone to figure out what nearby businesses you’re pointing the camera at. It then overlays the relevant reviews on the image streaming from the camera to the iPhone screen.

You can see a demo on YouTube.

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Hello, Luna

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Luna, originally uploaded by Bob Nease.

Our new little kitten. We’re just as surprised as you.

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Our visit to Mattie

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Cruisin’, originally uploaded by Bob Nease.

A couple of weeks ago, G and I snuck away to Boston for a long weekend – much of which was spent in Mattie with the adorable Alex, Antonio, Lily and Leo. We miss you guys!

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They Might Be Grapes

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Proto grapes, originally uploaded by Bob Nease.

Second season, but the first sign of genuine GRAPES. We shall see. B is a proponent of aggressive pruning; G is afraid we’re truncating potential grapes. I hope we get a bunch or two!

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