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    HPs Phil McKinney demos the HP webOS TouchPad controlling home appliances.

    Besides he showed up the advantages of the twynergy HP webOS app,
    Phil McKinney used part of his talk with the crowd of Maker Faire 2011 hackers to show off Palm’s TouchPad WebOS tablet, due to ship this summer, controlling a fan and lamp and monitoring temperature, all wirelessly. McKinney said that HP needs the help of all the “makers” out there to develop cool apps.

    Is the first I heard about the HP webOS TouchPad controlling home appliances wireless. Cool.

    Full article:

    It’s pretty easy to tell someone’s interests by following them on Twitter.

    But HP thinks it can automate the process a bit further. The company has a new app, called Twynergy, that can look at a user and associate him or her with various topics. Twynergy, designed for HP’s WebOS, made its public debut over the weekend when it was shown off in a speech by PC unit CTO Phil McKinney, appearing at the Maker Faire in San Mateo, Calif.

    “It’s all about taking your Twitter feed and discerning areas of interest,” McKinney said. The app doesn’t just create a word tag, but also looks at the content on sites that are linked to in tweets.

    Twynergy can also be used to compare two profiles to see how similar they are. For instance, McKinney noted that he and Howard Stern only have 2 percent overlap.

    “That’s a good thing,” he told a crowd attending Maker Faire, an annual Silicon Valley event that is something of a cross between a science fair and a county fair.

    McKinney said that he and Oprah shared 7 percent, while he had roughly 50 percent overlap with motivational speaker Tony Robbins. As for the celebrity with whom he had the most in common, McKinney said he was surprised to see it was President Barack Obama, with 86 percent similarity.

    McKinney also used his talk with the crowd of Maker Faire hackers to show off Palm’s TouchPad WebOS tablet, due to ship this summer, controlling a fan and lamp and monitoring temperature, all wirelessly. McKinney said that HP needs the help of all the “makers” out there to develop cool apps.

    Finally, McKinney also used his Maker Faire appearance to kick off a new effort to develop tools to aid those with autism. HP and its advertising agency, Goodby Silverstein, are kicking off a project called Hacking Autism, aiming at summoning more people to develop technology to aid those with autism. The effort will include an October “hack-a-thon” in Silicon Valley aimed at getting some ideas under way.

    McKinney noted that 1 in 100 people are now born with autism in the U.S. In Silicon Valley, the rate is more like 1 in 80. “It’s a full blown epidemic,” he said.

    Source: HP’s Twynergy App Gleans Patterns from a Stream of Tweets – AllThingsD
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    Never knew why that didnt make the front page news.
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    what we need is webOS TV and webOS in cars, I am already sick of my MS sync in my ford
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    Also dont know why nobody has reviewed twynergy
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    Quote Originally Posted by kkhanmd View Post
    Never knew why that didnt make the front page news.
    I've been wondering the same thing, but that is why I come to the forums to get news articles.

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    I remember Cisco (10 years ago) had a demo home in their briefing center. The refrigerator ran a web server and had a bar code reader. The whole thing was tied to webvan.com for re-ordering groceries, and tied to the stove to preheat the oven for the roast that was thawing. It was glitzy, but impractical back when the internet was mostly dial-up. Now... it's smart homes are becoming a reality.
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    Twynergy sounds cool but controlling home appliances from your Touchpad or phone = WIN!

    Me likey :-D
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    Quote Originally Posted by kkhanmd View Post
    what we need is webOS TV and webOS in cars, I am already sick of my MS sync in my ford
    I've wanted webOS in a car for a long time with skinnable dashboard themes!
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    I was just wondering if Operah and Obama using Twynergy too.
    NNJ
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    Quote Originally Posted by circadia View Post
    K, I downloaded it, but I'm not sure what the point is of Twynergy? You have to input everything manually, I guess because of Twitter's new stance towards 3rd party apps accessing/displaying twitter info, and all it does if give a percentage. Seems like once you've used it once, it's kind of useless. Am I missing something?
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    Quote Originally Posted by sinime View Post
    I've wanted webOS in a car for a long time with skinnable dashboard themes!
    I want each car around me represented by a card, so I can 'toss' the ones that cut me off or drive like idiots...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cantaffordit View Post
    I want each car around me represented by a card, so I can 'toss' the ones that cut me off or drive like idiots...
    LOL! In my country that's a lot of 'swiping'!
    NNJ
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cantaffordit View Post
    I want each car around me represented by a card, so I can 'toss' the ones that cut me off or drive like idiots...
    Both hands on the wheel please.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cantaffordit View Post
    I want each car around me represented by a card, so I can 'toss' the ones that cut me off or drive like idiots...
    LOL!! This post ^^ is 100% USDA Certified WIN!
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    Quote Originally Posted by sinime View Post
    Both hands on the wheel please.
    TP will need a VRS app for safety.
    I see pandas.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cobrakon View Post
    LOL!! This post ^^ is 100% USDA Certified WIN!
    Yeah USA win, but slightly different meaning to our friends across the pond.
    I see pandas.
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    I was wondering what is the app that is making the wireless home applainces control happens : Anyone knows ?
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    akitayo's title is completely correct, "News Contributor". He posts stuff on the forums before i get to it, and sometimes like this, way before I get to it! Thanks akitayo
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rennat View Post
    akitayo's title is completely correct, "New Contributor". He posts stuff on the forums before i get to it, and sometimes like this, way before I get to it! Thanks akitayo
    You are welcome Rennat and thanks for your kindly words.
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