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Fusion Radar: November 21, 2012

November 28th, 2012 - 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.


This user-friendly javascript library seems like it would be a great tool for reproducing presentations and conference talks. It’s a mashup that merges things like YouTube, Vimeo, Slideshare, and Speakerdeck, as well as images, video files, and video tags.


Aside from being Thor’s weapon of choice, Hammer is a web development tool designed to build out static HTML sites. Designers and developers who get frustrated with the difficulty of updating sites will be thrilled with this free app.


Charles is a javascript based HTTP proxy whose many talents include debugging and testing flash (without uploading your content), xmlhttp and ajax work, and site testing.


If you’re like us, you know that organizing and managing web content (and getting that content from clients) can be one of the most challenging parts of web design. Luckily, GatherContent is here with a solution: with a clean interface and customized roles and permissions, it helps web teams plan, structure, and collaborate on content.


POP (or Prototyping On Paper) lets its users take the wireframe designs they’ve already sketched out on paper, take pictures of them, and then simulate them and create a storyboard.


As we’ve pointed out before, one of the most valuable qualities at Agency Fusion is the desire to keep learning. And for those who are looking to learn a bit more about web development, Bloc is a great tool. Their 12 week course offers an overview of development tools like Rails, Javascript, Wireframing, Git, and Ruby.

Google’s Internet Service

The title of this article reads, “Google’s Internet Service Might Actually Bring the U.S. Up to Speed”. And boy, we hope they’re right. Right now, Google is testing a new high-speed fiber (think gigabit-per-second) Internet service in a test city. If it’s successful, it might not be long before we’re all surfing the net at hundreds of times faster than our current speed.

New Google Internet Service

Captive Media

Captive Media’s system takes the idea of advertising to a “captive audience” to a whole new level. They’re advertising to customers who literally cannot step away from the ad – because it’s playing directly above a urinal. Even better (or maybe worse, depending on the way you look at it), the screen allows users to play a game by “the direction of their stream.”


AdTrap, which just hit its funding goal on Kickstarter, announces that it is “bringing back the only thing that was good about the 90’s!” That is to say, the internet free of ads. This small, zero configuration box removes ads–all of the ads, ever–from your internet connection before they can reach your devices.

AdTrap Kickstarter

Bounce Imaging

And finally, here’s one of our cool gadgets we found this week. Although it isn’t intended for civilian use (since when has that ever stopped us?), Bounce is a small ball police or soldiers could roll into an unseen space, that relays panoramic video and sensor data back to them in real time.