August 11, 2015
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Sure, you and 20 million of your closest friends are using foursquare. But how useful is it? UK-based Lanyrd, "the social conference directory," recently launched foursquare integration which aims to reward you with more than just points for checking into an event venue. Named after "the thing you wear around your neck at some conferences," Lanyrd offers a user-generated directory of different events, such as technology trade shows, hackathons, and unconferences like BarCamp. Now you can connect Lanyrd to your foursquare account and, after you check in at an event venue, jump over to the Lanyrd mobile app or web site to see more event information.
With the beginning of the NCAA Basketball tournaments, otherwise known as March Madness, it’s not just the teams that are feeling the anxiety. There are a lot of owners of Web sites out there that have applications that are either specifically tied to the games themselves or are connected to advertising campaigns that have the potential to go viral at any moment.
Google's Project Glass is seen by many as the future of computers and the internet. As Nicholas Carlson points out: "Computers have been getting smaller and closer to our faces since their very beginning." Project Glass, unveiled last year, takes a large leap towards the ever-speculated assumption that one day computers will operate hand in hand with our physical bodies. Today, augment reality through a pair of computer glasses; eventually, our brains might host an OS of their own.