Hi All, We had an incredible time yesterday meeting developers and playing with futuristic toys at Google's annual IO conference in San Francisco. From the keynote to the after party, the day was exciting to say the least. We took some photos and video to capture the magic:   Google Glasses If you haven't witnessed Sergey Brin's brilliant glasses skydiving stunt,check out this video.   3D Printers   After Party Parrot AR Drones One of the coolest gadgets flying (literally)...

With Google IO 2012 right around the corner we’re getting ready for what we hope will be an exciting week full of technological revelations. We’ve prepared a list of tips for attendees to make the most of the week: Plan out your sessions Google’s made it easy for attendees to plot out their session’s right on the event website. Starting with the conference agenda, attendees can discover sessions or code labs they’re...

  Today we’re going to continue our latest blog series on why NFC tags will never replace the barcode by taking a look at the number of NFC-capable devices currently availabe on the market. We argue that there are far too few NFC-capable devices to make a case for replacing the barcode. Just a few days ago Comscore reported the U.S. mobile subscriber market share for April 2012, which had Android climbing...

Apple dropped a (time-)bomb this week at its recent Worldwide Developers Conference with the announcement of their new Passbook app. Set to be released this fall, the new app will soon be as Apple describes “the simplest way to get all your passes in one place.” Users can store their boarding passes, store cards and movie tickets all together, making them more accessible. During the WWDC keynote (see video below) Apple...

Yesterday marked the beginning of yet another Apple Worldwide Developer Conference at San Francisco’s Moscone Center. Apple kicked off their yearly party with a compelling keynote which revealed the details on a new line of MacBooks, the amazing new MacBook Pro and the highly anticipated iOS6. We’re thrilled about the new iOS6 features (over 200!), which include a smarter Siri,  maps and navigation, the new Passbook app, and social media...

With another Apple WWDC right around the corner, it's time to start plotting out your party schedule. We've gone ahead and compiled a list of hottest parties that will be sweeping San Francisco next week. Have a look:   Sunday June 10th 5pm-9pm sfMacIndie @ 800 Howard St. - Sign Up Coming Soon 6pm-9pm Night of Meat @ Espetus - See @WWDCNightOfMeat for Info   Monday June 11th 5:30pm-??? Dinner with Storm8 @ TBA - Request an...

Howdy! We headed out to the Clairmont hotel in San Francisco last night to check out the Life 3.0: Augmented Reality show, organized by the Funders and Founders meetup. The event attracted an incredibly creative and forward-thinking crowd, with over 20 startups exhibiting futuristic technologies. We wanted to share our favorite demos from the show:   Outerbody Labs More art than business, the most fun and engaging demo of the night was the OuterBody...

  Over the past few weeks, we've discussed how the marketplace has changed as physical brick-and-mortar stores converge with the digital world. The past revealed how milestones such as point-of-sale systems, barcode technology and ecommerce transformed traditional shopping, while the present examined how brick-and-mortar retailers are adapting to today's mobile-centric consumer. Today we'll look at emerging trends and technology that shed light on where we're headed next, into a world where...