Google’s Project Tango Is Going Into Space: Video

Just two months after Google announced Project Tango — an experimental Android-powered smartphone with 3D sensors — its Advanced Technology and Projects (ATAP) team is working to get a prototype inside the International Space Station to assist NASA astronauts with chores and tasks.

The 5-inch smartphone, which comes with 3D-tracking and mapping capabilities via its camera, will be attached to a robot (on a robotic platform called NASA Spheres) with the ability to navigate the station. The Spheres robots will work in zero-gravity and help those on board the International Space Station.

How Americans Die

A well constructed interactive infographic that illustrates, among other things, the toll AIDS took on a single age cohort in the 1980′s.

How Americans Die
by bloombergvisualdata.
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Posted by Philip Emmanuele, April 2014

#Coachella Bands and Brands

Trying really hard, and failing, to not sound an old man and decry the commercialization of music.

Coachella: Bands & Brands On Twitter
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Posted by Philip Emmanuele, April 2014

A Good Argument for M-Web vs. App Experiences: #infographic

While promoting m-web vs. app approach is clearly not the purpose of this infographic, several of the issues outlined point to the superiority of m-web or hybrid experiences.

UX Testing of Your Mobile App

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Posted by Philip Emmanuele, April 2014

The Antidote to Bad Service is Self Service #infographic

Personally, I welcome the spread of self service kiosks in virtually every category. Good way to beat the frustration of lines, and service reps who know less about the product and purchase process that I do.

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Posted by Philip Emmanuele, April 2014

The Future of Credit Cards Includes Scents? #infographic

The Future of the Credit Card
by VirginMoney.
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Posted by Philip Emmanuele, April 2014

2014 Tax Facts #infographic

Happy Tax Day!

Best Business Decision from 2013 Worth Repeating

Posted by Philip Emmanuele, April 2014

World Cup Jitters #infographic

The World Cup could make Sochi look like Disney World.

What About During the Cup?
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Posted by Philip Emmanuele, April 2014

Video Chat for Customer Service

I have not had the Amazon “Mayday” experience yet, but do think co-browsing is a powerful tool that is yet to be leveraged by eCommerce retailers. I have had the experience where a service rep can’t understand what I am seeing on my screen because the site has personalization. :)

The Untapped Potential of Ecommerce Live Video Chat
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Posted by Philip Emmanuele, April 2014

Display Ad Personalization? Not Really, But Sound Optimization #infographic

Here’s a good explication of an optimization process for serving display and content ads. Not really personalization (in the retargeting sense), but valuable nonetheless.

Voltari Personalization Engine
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Posted by Philip Emmanuele, April 2014