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Most useful feature, ever: GMail Undo Send E-mail

How often did you regret sending that e-mail that you wrote to someone in a fit of rage, or where you accidentally cc’d someone that shouldn’t see what you really think about them? It has happened to all of us.

Well, you now have 5 seconds to undo your possibly career-killing e-mails when you use Gmail.

After enabling the feature, Undo Send works much like Gmail’s other “undo” features. When you send an email, you get a message confirming it has been sent, along with a link to “Undo.” This message lasts for 5 seconds, at which point you lose the opportunity to take it back.
While that might not be much time, it’s probably enough to pull back emails where you forget an attachment, forget to cc someone, or catch an obvious typo. As for emails you later wish you hadn’t sent because of the content, Gmail still can’t help you there.

Via Mashable

March 20, 2009 at 3:05 pm 1 comment

Microsoft Future Vision

In this Video, Microsoft shows their future vision. Basically, it seems the future is all about Microsoft Surface and really intuitive productivity: technology embedded into everything, Minority report-style, but with more soothing music. In comparison with other future visions, I think the timeline is somewhat realistic. Although, come to think of it, this being Microsoft, I would add a couple of years for the Service Packs until all this stuff actually works. 😉

Thanks Valentin for the link.

March 2, 2009 at 2:04 pm 2 comments

Using Wii remotes to do, like, awesome stuff

I’ve been watching Johnny Lee for a while on youtube. Now this stuff might be inspiring only to the techy readers of this blog, but I certainly dig it quite a lot because it gives you a source for an number of new ideas of what you can do technology.

Johnny shares practical and prototypical ideas and uses of standard Consumer Electronic equipment, for free for everyone to innovate with. Here are three examples of him using the Nintendo Wii remote to do new things.

Johnny, you rock!

February 13, 2009 at 7:52 pm Leave a comment

Augmented Reality that makes sense

Augmented Reality has been discussed for a while, but it not until now that practical application are slowly hitting the mainstream of brand communications. Costs have sunk, processor speed has gone up and applications have been written that makes it a possibility for everyone to try out.

However, application of AR are often for the sake of using the technology and not so much driven by real utility that improves or literally augments people’s experiences. Here is a good case from Lego that actually makes a lot of sense: you can see the assembled toy truck by holding only its packaging up against the camera.

Via Notcot

January 27, 2009 at 12:06 pm Leave a comment

Redbull’s use of Flash

Check out this highly interactive site by Redbull.

You can easily build your own plane design in this fun application and take it to the sky, to see how well it flies. A great inspiration for all those who program flash. Also, what I found really well done was the level of detail as far as making even forms and buttons usable.

Also VERY surprising for this brand: MOZART. Can only be explained by the fact the Red Bull’s CEO is Austrian, and Austrians think Mozart was Austrian.

rb

November 27, 2008 at 7:44 pm 1 comment

Talking about a Change of Perspective, literally

This invention, questionable in its utility, nonetheless seemed interesting enough to share with you.

It stems from one of the projects of Julius von Bismarck, and it is a contraption where its user sees himself only from above. I guess it’s a new category: not augmented reality, but rather altered perspective reality which allows you to experience things in a totally different way.

Thanks, Sabine for the link.

November 21, 2008 at 3:55 pm 1 comment

Nokia/Coke Coop: Make your own ringtone

cokeOn their site Nokia/Coke work together to give their young audience a reason to interact. In a fun design, you can record your voice, apply effect and create your own ringtone using Flash technology. You then enter your phone number and get ringtone delivered to you. Great way to generate addresses, indeed: Give kids a tool they enjoy using in exchange for their information.

November 5, 2008 at 1:23 pm 1 comment

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