Google Latitude offers the ability to display the location of your friends in real-time on your phone handset. Until now, it’s been available on Android phones, Windows Mobile phones and most Nokia S60 phones. From (probably) next week, however, it’ll be available on your iPhone or iPod touch… and therefore might actually start getting used by people.
Somehow, the ability to track people’s locations is kind of creepy to me. Not quite sure whether I’m gonna use it when it’s there, but it’s interesting nonetheless.
I really don’t have the words to describe the awesomeness of Battles at the Opera House last night. Whilst it was a little strange to be trying to bop around in a seat, the sound was phenomenal. It’s quite something to see these guys lay down just about everything live, from sequencing to sampling to live vocals with umpteen filters to some very excellent guitar work.
I must say, after seeing the keynote presentation for Google Wave which was unveiled this morning, I can suddenly see how as latency and throughput of internet connections improve, new paradigms in communication will evolve. If you have the time (probably about an hour or so), check out the keynote presentation at the bottom of Google’s blog post on the topic.
Imagine the power of a rolled up real-time conversational and collaborative tool for anything from a quick chat to an ongoing team-based document creation effort. Complete with rich text, images, audio, video and pretty much anything else you can think of.
Oh yeah, and they’ve decided the 1953 armistice is moot thanks to the blockade. Meanwhile, the top story on both smh.com.au and news.com.au is about the swine flu, an illness recently commented on by a Canberran bureaucrat who had recovered from it – “I’ve had worse paper cuts.”