LA does know how to do breakfast! RedMaps is an awesome accessory for any travels. We have used their maps and they are fun and easy. Take a look:
Red Maps has been working on our 2011 Los Angeles map and we now have 134 hot and classic restaurants listed on the next edition. LA enjoys the art of breakfast and here’s 6 standard bearers of that art that you should try:
And then there were five, as of late 2011, as we worked on the next edition of LA, we learned that Jinky’s, previously listed, has closed.
1014 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica
Kings Road Cafe
8361 Beverly Blvd, West Hollywood
151 East Walnut Street, Pasadena
Quality Food & Beverage
8030 West 3rd Street, West Hollywood
Toast Bakery Cafe
8221 West 3rd Street, West Hollywood
Very cool look at Antwerp, Belgium – small! Great timelapse and tilt-shift!
For this animation i took about twenty thousand pictures of various spots in Antwerp and digitally altered them to look like miniature scale models and made a five minute clip out of it.
more info for the “dutch” speaking people on my blog : jasperleonard.wordpress.com/2011/10/30/small-belgium-antwerp/
For more tilt shift photography check my site : jasperleonard.be
Music: “Alberto balsam” by Aphex twin.
Cool idea – I love it that people are still coming up with clever ideas – this one about keep recipes organized and handy!
Quick Pitch: An easy way to save recipes from websites, cookbooks and other users in one place.
Genius Idea: Selling digital versions of paper cookbooks that automatically plug into the system.
My current online recipe box is my inbox. While surfing the web’s recipe databases, blogs and websites, I email links to myself that I hope I’ll be able to find by searching my gmail later. But as my unwieldy inbox pushes the recipes further and further down the page, I’m more likely to forget about them than cook them.
KeepRecipes is courting home chefs like me by promising to put all of our online and offline recipes in one neat virtual box — and help us discover new dishes at the same time.
The startup attempts this through multiple tools. My favorite is a bookmarklet that works like Instapaper for food. By clicking on the KeepRecipes button, users can easily save the ingredient list on any webpage to their KeepRecipes account. The same recipes synch to a free iPhone app that can be pulled out in a grocery store or a kitchen (there’s even a feature that keeps the phone’s screen lit during cooking time so that users need not touch their phones with messy hands).
Due to copyright issues, the bookmarklet can only auto-populate the ingredient list of the recipe. But if the user highlights instructions before clicking the bookmarklet, those are also saved with the ingredient list.
Another way to add recipes to KeepRecipes is to search for content added by others on the site. If you’re in a browsing mood, it helps to create what the site calls a “taste graph” by following publications and users whose recipes you like. The New York Times, Food Network, Not Your Mother‘s series and The Today Show all have presences on the site.
At this point, users still need to add recipes from paper cookbooks manually. But KeepRecipes is working on an easier way to do this that adds a revenue source to the site at the same time. The plan is to sell access to digital versions of paper cookbooks that come automatically loaded into user recipe boxes. The Not Your Mother’s series and A. J. Rathbun’s cocktail book Dark Sprits and cookbooks from the A Baker’s Field Guide series are just a few that will be available before Thanksgiving.
For users who already own some cookbooks in paper, the startup will offer a digital version for a small fee after proving they own the book through specific questions (i.e. “on page 34, what is the third word?”). Harvard Common Press has already agreed to sell digital versions of their cookbooks this way.
KeepRecipes tried out the premium recipe model in April by selling a cookbook of Japan-inspired recipes that has raised more than $5,000 for the Red Cross Japan earthquake and tsunami relief fund. Later, they launched a cookbook with recipes from famous moms that benefits FEED, an organization that helps feed hungry school children. Only users who bought a cookbook in this way have had access to the site up until recently.
“There are a number of recipe startups and we’re aware of that,” says KeepRecipes CEO and co-founder Phil Michaelson, “but the way that we fit within the cooking process is very different — the idea that they can use the websites they’re already using, but then keep them with KeepRecipes. We’re helping them to use the recipes and to memorialize the occasion of what they cooked.”
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Well, this will be interesting! Fun to watch this progress through the approval channels. Hope something of this sort gets through as it would help MANY people around the world!
Complaining about dental work is kind of like complaining about airplane food or your wife’s cooking—best to just avoid it unless you’re feeling Dangerfieldian. And UCLA’s got an experimental new “smart bomb” mouthwash it says might keep you out of the dentist’s chair with just one rinse every four days.
The new mouthwash specifically targets S. mutans, the bacteria that causes tooth decay and cavities. And the study at UCLA showed that in a dozen participants who only rinsed once over four days with the new super-mouthwash, it was almost entirely wiped out. Zeroing in on just the one strand of bacteria is key, since broad spectrum antibiotics can be harmful to your immediate health, as well as cause drug-resistant super bugs.
The researchers hope that they can develop similar drugs to target other types of bacteria, but the no cavities thing is great news for those among us prone to crawling into a hole for a day or eight with a gaming console and a keg of Mountain Dew. [UCLA via CBS]
Many people won’t find this as cool as I do – and I know my kids eyes are rolling about now. BUT – isn’t this really cool!?!?! I can currently control the lights and thermostat in my home remotely with my iPhone, and these extensions will allow me to do that via Siri! Siri could even tell me when someone turns on the lights when I am not home! WAY cool!
The video above demonstrates how Siri can be hacked to control your thermostat, but with a little massaging the hack could be used to make Siri perform a wide array of new functions. Let the games begin!
As cool as it is to watch Siri text your friends or find you hookers—we can’t help but dream about the untapped potential of Siri’s DARPA-funded artificial intelligence. Thanks goodness for the enterprising hackers teaching Siri new tricks.
In the video, the developer @plamoni shows how he gave Siri the ability to control an internet connected thermostat. The hack sends his voice commands to a proxy server, which in turn enables Siri to get a remote readout of the current temperature or to change your thermostat’s climate settings. It’s a pretty cool trick, but the point of the hack is to build a framework so that developers can experiment with extending Siri’s functionality far beyond what Apple has officially sanctioned. In theory, Siri could be used to control nearly any internet-connected device.
Unfortunately, the new hack won’t allow any old schlub to get in there and start rewiring Siri. @plamoni has published the code for his proxy server on GitHub, but unless you’ve got some pretty sophisticated developer chops, it’s not going to do you any good yet. The developer says he’s thinking about adding some functionality which would make it easier to use his hack. Even if we’re not quite in a place where we can make Siri bend to our will, remember that Siri hasn’t even been out in the world for two months yet. It’s not hard to imagine a future in which Siri’s brain is more widely accessible for a host of new functions outside the Apple-programmed lot. Take that walled garden. [GitHub and Engadget via The Next Web]
When I first saw this, I thought it was controlled by a remote joystick pilot! NO! It is entirely self-controlled by THE helicopter! WOW!
How can you make an autonomous helicopter cooler? By teaching it to land by itself on a moving platform, that’s how.
A team from DCNS and Thales have developed the technology required for a Boeing H-6U Unmanned Little Bird rotorcraft to land itself on a moving target. It’s hard to believe, but this doesn’t involve magic, or remote controls. The helicopter does it all itself — largely using computer vision techniques. The chopper uses information from its cameras to predict the motion of its landing spot, simultaneously working out a trajectory which will allow it to meet its target smoothly.
But while it’s obviously mindbogglingly cool, it has a practical application, too – and no, it isn’t anything to do with the next Bond movie. It’s actually the crucial next step in making wider use of autonomous aircraft: deploying them from ships.
Currently it’s easy to launch a drone from a ship. But it’s it’s virtually impossible to get it to land again, because the ship’s moving in all three dimensions, especially in rough seas. This changes the game completely. Now watch the video, and quit daydreaming about becoming a pilot. [sUAS News]