Horizon highlights – July 18 weekend
Our regular roundup of noteworthy sci-tech stories from the web includes: bye-bye computer mouse, 50-megapixel digital cameras, and turning cellphones into interpreters.
If you think I missed a great story, feel free to post your links as a comment down below. Let’s kick it off:
Online video – Joss Whedon's Wacky Web Experiment
"Fans of Buffy the Vampire Slayer likely will flock to Whedon's new Dr. Horrible online project. His business plan may be just as interesting." [Via BusinessWeek]
From the Monitor's archive – TV networks vs. social networks: "The median age for TV viewers hit 50 last season. To paraphrase Variety, that means that if today’s TV audience were a person, it wouldn’t even be a part of the target demographic anymore."
Predictions – Say goodbye to the computer mouse
"A Gartner analyst predicts the demise of the computer mouse in the next three to five years. Taking over will be so-called gestural computer mechanisms like touch screens and facial recognition devices." [Via BBC]