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Will the future bring SMELFIES? Nikon reckons we'll soon be able to sniff our snaps. How mobile is revolutionising Shopping. Over the past few years, the way we communicate has been revolutionised by advances in mobile technology, and the ubiquity of smartphones and other devices.

How mobile is revolutionising Shopping

The way we shop has also changed forever, as retailers embrace new ways to optimise their products, and shoppers use these tools to research, compare and purchase goods. Mobile has benefits for shoppers and retailers. Can We All Just Admit Google Is An Evil Empire? What's Driving Google's Obsession With Artificial Intelligence And Robots? Google Adds to Its Menagerie of Robots.

Boston Dynamics. Google Puts Money on Robots, Using the Man Behind Android. Jim Wilson/The New York Times Andy Rubin is the engineer heading Google’s robotics effort. He is the man who built the Android software for smartphones. Google’s Robots and Creeping Militarization. Google CEO Larry Page has rapidly positioned Google to become an indispensable U.S. military contractor.

Google’s Robots and Creeping Militarization

Google recently purchased Boston Dynamics, a robotics pioneer that produces amazing humanoid robots for the U.S. Defense Department. This development invites attention to Google’s broader military contracting ambitions — especially since Boston Dynamics is the eighth robotics company that Google has bought in the last six months. Just like drones are the future of air warfare, humanoid robots and self-driving vehicles will be the future of ground warfare according to U.S. defense plans. There are many other reasons why the U.S. military is on path to become Google’s single largest customer.

Shooting for the Moon, Google Hopes to Own the Future. Boston DynamicsLast year Google purchased Boston Dynamics, maker of the Atlas robot, is a high-mobility humanoid robot designed to negotiate rough terrain.

Shooting for the Moon, Google Hopes to Own the Future

Look at the technology landscape today and what do you see? A few companies — Facebook, Yahoo, Apple, Twitter and Google — competing for the same sorts of revenue: advertising, search, location and some mobile hardware. How Apple wants to transform medical research with the iPhone. Researchers have been putting up fliers around college campuses and city centers to get people to participate in medical studies for decades.

How Apple wants to transform medical research with the iPhone

But the methods for obtaining this type of quantitative data has always been a challenge and has been largely unchanged. But now Apple is involved. As a part of a major effort to help researchers learn more about various diseases like Parkinson's and diabetes, Apple announced earlier this week its vision for collecting data from patients via iPhone. Google Brings Street View To Mount Everest Region. « L’Âge des Low Tech » : vers une civilisation techniquement soutenable. Self-Owning Computers Can Beat ‘Skynet’ – Mike Hearn on the Internet of Things (Op-Ed) The Terminator film series gave us a harrowing vision of a future of total surveillance and conflict – one facilitated by artificial intelligence created by a war-waging state.

Self-Owning Computers Can Beat ‘Skynet’ – Mike Hearn on the Internet of Things (Op-Ed)

And if so, how? Create useful machines that own themselves, says developer and futurist Mike Hearn. And program them to earn their “livings” in bitcoin. Mobile payment technology makes headway in restaurants. Mobile payment technology is growing fast as a must-have component in the restaurant business, alongside customer demand for speed, convenience and a willingness to use the technology.

Mobile payment technology makes headway in restaurants

While many operators rely on third-party services, some have chosen to develop proprietary smartphone apps in house. “[Technology] has become a part of everyone’s daily life, and this is just the beginning,” said Kevin McCarney, owner of the 10-unit Poquito Mas restaurant group in Los Angeles, which last year introduced mobile payments and online ordering through a third-party provider. “We are in the hospitality business, and today our guests use technology to connect to friends, to the world and to us as restaurants,” McCarney said. That adoption has been swift. Roughly one-quarter of consumers say technology options are important features that factor into their decision to choose a restaurant, according to the National Restaurant Association in its 2015 Restaurant Industry Forecast, published in January.

9 of the Best Free Social Media Analytics Tools. Want to know what’s working on social media?

9 of the Best Free Social Media Analytics Tools

Word-of-mouth advertising is very powerful. You need to earn the trust of your audience so they will recommend your products or services to their friends. Chances are that you’re already using Facebook, Twitter, and other platforms to create engagement and thought leadership in your space. Social media analytics tools can help you make sense of how well your social media marketing efforts are paying off and identify areas that need improvement. These 9 free social media analytics tools are some of the best out there.

Facebook Analytics, Tracking & Benchmarking. Explore the evolution of augmented reality, wearable wireless, and body area networks - a roadmap analysis for the industry from 2014 to 2019. As with many new innovations, some of these are problems we do not even realize we have at present.

Explore the evolution of augmented reality, wearable wireless, and body area networks - a roadmap analysis for the industry from 2014 to 2019

In 2014, approximately 864 million mobile phones will be AR-ready, and in excess of 100 million vehicles will come equipped with AR technologies of various types. We believe that there is enormous potential for AR applications in many fields including education, healthcare, industrial applications, and the automotive industry. View Full Report at We see several factors converging to facilitate wearable technology integration including expanded wireless capacity due to pervasive wireless (WiFi, WiMAX, and LTE), cellular market saturation and the need for wireless companies to establish new revenue streams, continuously decreasing cost of data, and the significant backing from huge companies including Google, Apple, and others. YouTube is 10 years old: the evolution of online video. Allow me to make a bold statement: YouTube, at 10 years old, is the most interesting place on the internet.

YouTube is 10 years old: the evolution of online video

It’s not about the platform or the brand, of course, but rather the sheer amount of content it hosts and its diversity. Transmediale 2015: Why we need spaces for art and tech beyond corporate influence. Photo: "Through the Eyes of a Paratrooper: 173rd Jumps in Ukraine for Rapid Trident 2011" by U.S.

transmediale 2015: Why we need spaces for art and tech beyond corporate influence

Army Europe Images on flickr. © Artwork by The Laboratory of Manuel Bürger True to its title, "Capture All," the program of this year's transmediale festival in Berlin was ambitiously panoramic, with such a marathon, round-the-clock schedule that by the last day a number of attendees had come down with the same cold. Separated into the thematic tracks of Work, Play, and Life, the events revolved around the quantification of everyday activities, mass data acquisition, algorithmic sorting of information about people and the planet, and the systems of power and control implicit in all of those processes—topics in which most of the festival's target audience is well-versed.

The majority of that audience is made up of academics, artists, cultural workers, technologists, and students. Transmediale Opening Night. "Predict & Command: Cities of Smart Control. " The $19-billion question: Is Snapchat the new television? Not that long ago, Snapchat turned down a massive $3-billion acquisition offer from Facebook, and almost everyone thought the company had lost its mind. Now, the startup is reportedly raising money in a financing round that will value it at a staggering $19 billion. How to harness the power of immersive media (infographic) Decoded Fashion » Archive Nike Patents VR Customisation Tool » Decoded Fashion.

Digital economy: investing in the Internet of Things. The event, held at the Digital Catapult Centre, featured successful and shortlisted applicants from Innovate UK’s recent Launchpad competition for digital sector SMEs based in London and/or Cambridge. The showcase was a chance for the companies to find additional investment from investors to grow and progress their projects and to talk to industry media about their work.

The Internet of Things is automatic ‘smart’ communication between objects, through the internet. Market projections suggest the industry will comprise 26 billion devices by 2020, rising to a trillion by 2025. It’s predicted to become a $500 billion global technology market by 2019, supporting an even more extensive market for products and services. As a result of the recent Launchpad competition 7 businesses won a share of £1 million in grant funding to carry out projects leading to the development of new products or services around the Internet of Things. Artist superimposes famous movie scenes to life with iPhone. CNES Partners with Google to deploy Global 100,000 Internet Loon Ballon Networks.

Santé connectée : la révolution est en marche ! Dès 2016, ce programme très ambitieux va disposer d’un budget de 215 millions de dollars et sera co-piloté par le National Institute of Health (NIH), le National Cancer Institute du NIH, et la Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Dans un premier temps, c’est clairement le domaine de la cancérologie qui sera prioritaire. Il est vrai que l’ensemble des cancers reste la cause de mortalité la plus fréquente aux Etats-Unis et, même si la mortalité réelle par cancer ne cesse de diminuer depuis 30 ans aux Etats-Unis, son incidence continue à progresser, notamment chez les personnes âgées. Mais au cours de ces dernières années, les progrès de la recherche ont permis d’accumuler une immense masse de données sur les mécanismes génétiques et moléculaires très complexes qui sont à l’œuvre dans le déclenchement des cancers.

Ce projet qui regroupe des hôpitaux et centres de recherche américains, canadiens et britanniques, repose sur l’échange à très grande échelle de données génétiques. Why millennials are increasingly cutting the cord. 🙋 emojli. Svolta in casa Apple: ora faccine multietniche e gay friendly. Redheads should have emoji, too! Welcome to Forbes. Google's Secretive DeepMind Start-up Unveils A "Neural Turing Machine" One of the great challenges of neuroscience is to understand the short-term working memory in the human brain. The Coming Era of Egocentric Video Analysis. Post-Digital Writing. Originally given as the keynote lecture at the Electronic Literature Organization conference, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV, June 22, 2012.

Push Technology. The battle of the realities: which one will prevail for marketing? Augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) have been making waves throughout the marketing industry over the past years, hoping to engage consumers with a brand. Social media: the next wave - Odgers Berndtson. Così fa i soldi Whatsapp. Readwrite. Businessinsider. Germany Has Approved The Use Of Self Driving Cars On Autobahn A9 Route. Facebook rolls out new tools to help prevent suicides.

Facebook now has 2 million advertisers. Of Facebook's 2 Million Active Advertisers, Most Are Small Businesses. Facebook, Now With Over 2 Million Active Advertisers, Launches Ads Manager App For iOS. 2015: a new age of publishing. Attack of the drones? Five buzzed Paris landmarks last night as police hunt for operators. Watch a robot play the violin better than you can.

Lenovo PCs ship with man-in-the-middle adware that breaks HTTPS connections. Lenovo_superfish_scandal_why_it_s_one_of_the_worst_consumer_computing_screw. 3 Technologies That Could Transform The Supply Chain - 32 Video Game Movies In Development. Not a joke: A Tetris movie is being made. Uber launches its first international meal delivery service with UberEATS in Barcelona. Jennifer in paradise: the story of the first Photoshopped image. How 25 years of Photoshop changed the way we see reality. Julia Roberts ad for L'Oreal banned - NY Daily News. Inventure. Dr. Astro Teller - Entrepreneur, Author, and Scientist. Astro Teller, Google's 'Captain of Moonshots,' on Making Profits at Google X. Un drone pourrait planter 1 milliard d’arbres par an. UK will begin testing driverless car technology on public roads. CoeLux: Artificial Sunlight That's Real Enough to Trick Your Camera and Brain. This is Tim: Cook at the Goldman Sachs Conference.

Robot dog built by Boston Dynamics can climb up stairs and recover from kicks. With HoloLens, the future of reality is augmented. AdBlock Freedom - block billboards, TV commercials, and magazine ads in real time. Solo sesso, niente amore: è in arrivo l'app anti-Meetic. The League. Febbre da Tinder: chi ce l'ha ci trascorre più tempo che su Facebook. Appuntamenti solo di un certo livello: The league sfida Tinder e promette l'élite. Europe's mentor gap: Hey, tech founders, it’s time to give back. Who'll manage your Facebook after you die? Choose an heir - WTOP. Connected Car: Quantified Self becomes Quantified Car. Study: 86% of Consumers Suffer From Banner Blindness. The Great Risk Shift: The New Economic Insecurity and the Decline of the American Dream: Jacob S. Hacker: 9780195335347: Books.

Retail Store of the Future. Conscious Capitalism. Coca-Cola Retailing Research Council. Retailing in 2020. Digital Technology - What Now? Google Faces Fight In Europe On Search Delisting. EU Court Rules Google Must Give Individuals “Right To Be Forgotten” (Or Not To Be Found) Rocket Internet's huge appetite: Berlin giant pumps $717M into Hello Fresh and Delivery Hero.

Four-dimensional space. Maria Popova: Staying Present and Grounded in the Age of Information Overload. Marketing Thought in a Postmodern Era - Springer. App Revenues Are Booming—But Perhaps Not For Long - ReadWrite. BOLD: How to Go Big, Create Wealth and Impact the World - Peter Diamandis - BOLD Book - Ray Kurzweil’s Mind-Boggling Predictions for the Next 25 Years. The Crowdfunding Site That Lets You Sell Shares in Your Videogame or Movie. It's a startup's job to make the European dream come true. About Teleport, Inc. We Experiment On Human Beings! Experimental evidence of massive-scale emotional contagion through social networks. Il fidanzato/a dei sogni in un'app: costa 25 dollari al mese. Who Will Own the Internet of Things? (Hint: Not the Users) The Internet's Original Sin. Scientists successfully implant self-destructing nanobots into live mice.