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Fusion Radar: March 6, 2013

March 7th, 2013 - by marissa - Salt Lake City, Utah

Keeping up with technology is a lot of work. Luckily, we enjoy wading through the noise just to find the gems of awesomeness sprinkled throughout. Fusion Radar is our gift to you, Current or Potential Client, so that you can enjoy all of the awesome without any of the drudgery. Unwrap it each week, and know that you’re loved by the geeks and pixel-pushers at Agency Fusion.

WebKit for Developers

Last week, Paul Irish posted an article on his blog designed to demystify the tricky subject of WebKit. His in-depth post describes what WebKit is, what it is not, and how to use it. It’s worth checking out, especially since Opera just moved to WebKit as well.


Typeahead is Twitter’s new, open-source autocomplete library that prefetches data based on the category you specify and can even autocomplete for different languages (including languages that are written right-to-left).


Emmet is an editor plugin that uses a CSS-like syntax to create bulk HTML and CSS code quickly, with just a single line for coding. For example, it could transform the command “ul#nav>li.item$*4>a{Item $}” into an HTML unordered list with 4 items.


Sharing access to projects, sites, and accounts can be tricky within a company. Meldium is attempting to make things a bit simpler by allowing account owners to share their access without giving away their password. Users simply sign in through Meldium, and the app lets them access any apps or accounts that are available to them.


Buffer is a smart way for companies and even individuals to share links, articles, pictures, etc. on social media. Instead of bookmarking pages for later, or searching for things to share every day, you can do one quick sweep of relevant sites and add them to your Buffer account. Then, Buffer automatically shares your links throughout the day and tracks your subscribers’ responses.


We’re constantly looking for good project management apps and programs, which is how we stumbled across Tracker. Although it isn’t free, Tracker looks like it would be worth trying, with its simple, clean interface, collaborative capabilities, and color-coded, intuitive task and project statuses.


Guardian is currently only a concept trying to generate funding on Kickstarter; but it’s an interesting concept. It makes wireless router management much easier and allows users, via an app, to revoke access to particular sites (maybe you don’t want your kids visiting Reddit, for example), setup additional networks, or time-based access rules (perfect for enforcing a wireless curfew).

The Guardian


MYO is an armband that sports the tagline “Unleash your Inner Jedi” (and if that doesn’t make you excited, we’re not sure what you’re doing reading this blog). It measures the electrical activity in your muscles to wirelessly control any digital technology, like computers, phones, cameras, and even video games.


Here’s another gadget that allows you to control electronics–from all over the world this time. Galileo (which generated 70% more in pledges than they asked for on Kickstarter) is an iOS-controlled, robotic motion platform for iPhones. Simple, intuitive motions on your remote touchscreen allow you to rotate and move an iPhone or iPod touch that’s plugged in to Galileo. Remote-controlled video operation is one obvious use of this technology.