Really, what can’t Google Maps do? Recently, they unveiled Street View in the ocean, and now, you can see what awaits you on a hike through the Grand Canyon. The Trekker system, a backpack-sized camera system designed to navigate through “narrow trails and rocky terrain,” is taking Street View to one of the country’s most iconic landmarks. And we’re definitely on board for the journey. More from TechCrunch here!
Introverts, in contrast, may have strong social skills and enjoy parties and business meetings, but after a while wish they were home in their pajamas. They prefer to devote their social energies to close friends, colleagues, and family. They listen more than they talk, think before they speak, and often feel as if they express themselves better in writing than in conversation. They tend to dislike conflict. Many have a horror of small talk, but enjoy deep discussions.
The latest in instant photo gratification? Wireless smartphone photo printers.
I’m particularly digging the Polaroid one that prints via Bluetooth. So fun for a family gathering, Halloween party, and for all those holiday get-togethers.
bluetooth printers, the ultimate party accessory. cc @andrewdumas @lilfish
Banks, by the magic of derivatives, transform a thing that doesn’t work under the law — “betting” — into something that does work — “hedging” or “speculating” or whatever.
Derivatives let you shift economic outcomes, yes, but they’re equally important for shifting outcomes of legal and regulatory regimes – like, just to start with, the gambling laws. Derivatives are tools for hacking the tax code, or the securities laws, or U.S. generally accepted accounting principles. This is called “regulatory arbitrage.”
Economically, buying a swap is about the same as buying a stock, but formally they are different, and those formalities matter to some people. For instance: tax lawyers.