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Are you aware of how many people are killed due to U.S. drone strikes? Josh Begley wants you to smell the coffee. About six months ago, the NYU grad student and internet artist set out to tweet every drone strike ordered by the U.S. He tweets the strikes on Dronestream, an account he created. Now this service is accompanied by the Dronestream API.
Sometimes the best mashups are the simplest ones. Those mashups that do one thing and do it well. We like to think of those mashups as tools and today we're going to take a look at some of the most recent ones that caught our attention. Many of these mashups take advantage of Google's large collection of APIs such as GoogleMaps and GoogleChart. See below and maybe you'll find that perfect tool.
If typing, tapping and clicking makes you feel stifled and limited in your interaction with your computer, then Leap Motion may pique your curiosity. Imagine futuristic technical capabilities that allow a user to move things around a screen and control everything like a conductor in an orchestra; with the skilful movement of their hands. Leap Motion provides a cutting edge motion controller that allows users to control their computers with simple hand and finger movements. Leap Motion's API makes some of this functionality available to be integrated into other applications or to create new ones.