oblong industries

  • One More Thing About That Fancy New Fox News Deck

    One More Thing About That Fancy New Fox News Deck

    If the new studio at Fox News, with its big-ass touchscreens, looks a little bit like Minority Report, that’s because it’s just like Minority Report. Oblong, the same company that helped create the technological interfaces seen in the futuristic movie, outfitted the new studio with a product called Mezzanine, powered by G-Speak, allowing Shepard Smith to drag and drop videos on a… Read More

  • Oblong Industries: Myopia Is A Real Problem With Startups

    Oblong Industries: Myopia Is A Real Problem With Startups

    The founders of Oblong Industries said myopia is a real problem in the world of startups today at Disrupt San Francisco 2012. TechCrunch writer and moderator Josh Constine set up the discussion when he asked Oblong founders Kwindla Kramer and John Underkoffer about how startups seem to be increasingly doing the bare minimum to get their startup up and running. A trend is emerging for startups… Read More

  • Oblong Industries: “The UI Is All You Have, The UI Is The Computer”

    Oblong Industries: “The UI Is All You Have, The UI Is The Computer”

    Our own Josh Constine is speaking to Oblong Industries at TechCrunch Disrupt today, and they’re discussing the future of human interface when it comes to technology. Kwindla Kramer and John Underkoffer from Oblong had this to say about its mission. Read More

  • Hey Kids, Get Off My Lawn: The Once And Future Visual Programming Environment

    Hey Kids, Get Off My Lawn: The Once And Future Visual Programming Environment

    When I was a graduate student at the MIT Media Lab fifteen years ago, my research group went on a retreat every year with Famous Computer Scientists from Xerox PARC. I greatly admired these people and their work. But I was young and in a hurry to get where I thought I was going. And it sometimes seemed that every time us young folks talked about our research, or showed a demo, someone would… Read More

  • The Next, Next Thing

    The Next, Next Thing

    Computers have been getting steadily “better” — faster, smaller, cheaper — for sixty years. But they get “smarter” — more capable and more broadly useful — in discrete leaps, the biggest of which don’t happen very often. We’re overdue for our next big leap. Working with computers is intoxicating. The price/performance curve is… Read More

  • Oblong Has Built The Future Of Computing. I've Seen It. Used It. It's Beautiful.

    Oblong Has Built The Future Of Computing. I've Seen It. Used It. It's Beautiful.

    “This is the next Macintosh-level of disruption.” Over the past several years, I’ve followed pretty much every new thing in the technology space, and written about many of them. But it’s hard not to get cynical when so much of what’s out there is not only not revolutionary, it’s often not even evolutionary. Instead, much of what I see is simply derivative… Read More

  • The iPad Is Step 1 In The Future Of Computing. This Is Step 2 (Or 3).

    The iPad Is Step 1 In The Future Of Computing. This Is Step 2 (Or 3).

    In 2008, I attended a meeting in Madrid, Spain that featured the coolest demonstration I had ever seen. The problem was that I wasn’t allowed to talk about what I had seen because the company was still in stealth-mode. More importantly, several governments, including the U.S. government were still exploring various parts of the technology for next-generation computing systems, so parts… Read More