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Buffalo - Products - Performance Matters. LinkStation Live™ is an easy to use 1-drive network storage device that comes equipped with a whole host of features, perfect for storing, sharing, serving and protecting your most important data. Back up multiple PCs and Mac® computers simultaneously and enjoy uninterrupted access to terabytes of storage on your network and even over the Internet while away home. With terabytes of storage, LinkStation Live provides a reliable, central location to store all data from every PC and Mac® computer, tablet device and smartphone in your home or small office.

Store, access and share files from anywhere on your home network! LinkStation Live is DLNA Certified™ and can be used as an iTunes® server to stream all of your favorite music, movies and shows to multiple playback devices simultaneously. Now you can relax and watch movies on your big screen TV while music is pumped outdoors by the pool. WebAccess i for iPhone® and iPod® touchWebAccess i HD for iPad®WebAccess A for Android. 4 Reasons Why Exponential Technologies Are Taking Off. Every so often, a novel technology emerges that propels society forward.

The 1974 release of the first personal computer, the subsequent birth of the Internet, and the development of cellular technology are all prime examples. These weren’t just exciting business innovations, but exponentially valuable ones that changed society in countless ways. These "exponential technologies" have an impact that extends beyond the limited notion of commercial success, or even shared value. They allow us to do more, learn more, and earn more than ever before. They transform our usual ways of thinking, behaving, and relating to one another. They empower and enrich the lives of many people, not just an elite few. Right now we’re seeing an unusual explosion of society-shaping, exponential technologies. Collectively, today’s exponential technologies hint at a larger trend—a societal reset now underway. They fundamentally disrupt the balance of power They are wildly controversial. Synaptic Web. Mashable. It's easy to look at kids in school today and think they have it easier than we did.

They get to use iPads instead of three-ring binders, Wikipedia instead of a dusty encyclopedia CD-ROMs and their classrooms are more connected than ours ever were. But while new tech makes learning a more enriching experience, it also makes it a lot harder to slack off. Think back to those classes in which it was easy to share answers with your friends and get by without really doing too much work. Now, imagine having to log your homework in a personalized app that tracks your progress and reports it back to your teacher.

Oh, the humanity. Of course, using apps and high-quality digital games to learn subjects is probably a lot more fun than completing six pages of fill-in-the-blank questions during recess, so let's not feel too bad about it. Below, we've gathered eight examples of pre-digital revolution school gear, and the futuristic tech that's replaced it. Show As Gallery. Our Social Trading Network Celebrates 50 million Positions. When we launched our company 6 years ago, who would have thought that the day we reached 50 million positions would come so soon! From the outset, eToro’s mission has been to democratize the investment marketplace by giving ordinary people the tools to conquer international markets. Our first step in this direction was the simplified eToro trading platform, the basic concept of which is still reflected in our WebTrader platform to this day.

However, it was with the launch of the eToro OpenBook social trading platform and its CopyTrader feature, that we finally realized our potential for empowering traders. The secret? Create the connections, and the trading community will empower itself! The fact is, that out of those 50 million, 32 million positions have been copied trades, 85% of which were profitable, as opposed to manual trades, only 55% of which were profitable. Want to know more about these 50 million positions? Here’s how it all breaks down: Share this Image On Your Site. Forrester: Top Technology Trends for 2014 And Beyond. Terrafugia the World's first Flying Car. Terrafugia’s TF-X Transition Street-Legal Airplane, designed to be the flying car for all of us, able to takeoff vertically and reaching a speed up to 200 mph.

Flying Car Terrafugia TF-X™ is the practical realization of the dream of countless visions of the future and will focus the program with clear goals that enhance the safety, simplicity, and convenience of personal transportation. Inventors around the world have been trying to combine the ease and utility of driving with the three-dimensional freedom of flying since the beginning of the 20th century. The “flying car” has become a pop icon of the dream that never quite comes true. Until now. Terrafugia intends to be the company that catalyzes the creation of a flying car industry. The TF-X will carry four people in car-like comfort, will have a range of at least 500 miles, will fit in a single car garage, will be able to drive on roads and highways. According to Terrafugia website: Development of TF-X™ is expected to last 8-12 years.

Predicting the Death of the Internet. June Online Feature. Get ready to put an "X" through the "WWW" in your Internet address. Forrester Research (Cambridge, MA) predicts that the Executable Internet, which adopts the XML standard, will become the dominant way we interact with the Net by 2005, replacing browsers and static Web pages with a much richer, interactive experience. In the first stage of the X Internet, users will download disposable code to their PCs and handheld devices, allowing them to carry on extended conversations with Net services.

This is in stark contrast to today's transactional Web services, according to Carl D. Howe, Forrester's research director. "Today, users are trapped in Web-only thinking," stated Howe. As the next stage, Forrester sees the emergence of Internet devices that sense, analyze, and control the real world. "The extended Internet will reshape technology's role in business," said Howe.

Smart code: The only cross-platform, executable environment in place today is Java. Is Google Places Search Permanently Closed? Google has removed the link to Places search. The link, which had been located in Google's "More" drop-down menu option, is no longer there, meaning local businesses can only be found via search (paid or organic), Google+ Local, or Google Maps. Image via Understanding Google Maps & Local Search Also, when Google shows a 7-pack of local results, there is no longer an option to see "More results near [location]".

Why did this go? According to Google's Jade Wang: "Thanks for your feedback about the small update to the local search user interface on Google. Under Search Tools, Google users can set their location setting. However, if you're ever hoping to see local results for a location outside your country, you're out of luck. The elimination of Places Search, which launched in 2010, was first reported by Mike Blumenthal and the change comes not long after the launch of the new Google Places for Business dashboard.

Monsanto’s Dirty Dozen | GMO Awareness. When you take a moment to reflect on the history of product development at Monsanto, what do you find? Here are twelve products that Monsanto has brought to market. See if you can spot the pattern… #1 – Saccharin Did you know Monsanto got started because of an artificial sweetener? John Francisco Queeny founded Monsanto Chemical Works in St. After mounting pressure from consumers, the Calorie Control Council, and manufacturers of artificial sweeteners and diet sodas, along with additional studies (several conducted by the sugar and sweetener industry) that reported flaws in the 1970s studies, saccharin was delisted from the NIH’s Carcinogen List.

. #2 – PCBs During the early 1920s, Monsanto began expanding their chemical production into polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) to produce coolant fluids for electrical transformers, capacitors, and electric motors. After another decade of studies, the truth could no longer be contained: the U.S. . #3 – Polystyrene #4 – Atom bomb and nuclear weapons P.S. Synaptic Web | Collective Web.

In previous posts, especially in those related to content mapping, I frequently referred to collective actions and efforts in describing certain concepts, but never elaborated on the exact meaning of these terms. One could think that collectivity and collaboration are identical (they often are mentioned in the same context) as both have something to do with individuals working together.

In fact, I find it important to highlight their differences for I expect collectivity to play as vital a role in Web 3.0 as collaboration did in Web 2.0. Transition As already understood from popular Web 2.0 applications such as Wikipedia, Google Docs, or WordPress, we define collaboration as sharing workload in a group of individuals who engage in a complex task, working towards a common goal in a managed fashion, and are conscious of the process’ details all the way.

Different realms Collaboration and collectivity operate in different realms. The synaptic web Hence the synaptic web calls for collectivity. Synaptic Web. SynapticWeb / FrontPage. Stay updated about the Synaptic Web on Twitter via @SynapticWeb The Synaptic Web By Khris Loux, Eric Blantz, Chris Saad and you... The Internet is constantly evolving. As the speed, flexibility and complexity of connections increase exponentially, the Web is increasingly beginning to resemble a biological analog; the human brain. But what exactly is it that’s makes us, or the Web, smart? In the brain, neurologists now believe that it is the density and flexibility of the connections between neurons, not simply neurons themselves, which are at the root of intelligence. Even if the total number of brain cells, or neurons, begins to diminish in early adulthood, our ability to generate new connections between neurons and between different parts of the brain – what neurologist call “plasticity” - persists throughout life.

Signs of the emerging Synaptic Web abound. The same is true for Social Networks. Social profiles are becoming real-time streams. Databases are becoming data peers. Video Tour of the Jive Social Business Platform. Workplace Social Software. Analyst Report Learn, Collaborate, Connect, Close: Best-in-Class Mobile Sales Enablement For as long as sales and account management professionals have closed deals and supported customers, they have traveled to client locations, business events, and tradeshows. Today’s business-to-business (B2B) front-line staffers are empowered more than ever with technology platforms, applications, and connectivity enablers to help them “seal the deal” more efficiently than ever before.

Based initially on Aberdeen’s Sales Effectiveness research into Sales Mobility and other studies focused on Social Selling, Sales Training, and Rich Media, this research brief introduces the concept of the seller capable of collaborating seamlessly with team members to effectively perform; from anywhere, anytime, and any device. Download the Analyst Report. The Banning of Google Glass Begins (And They Aren't Even Available Yet) Exploring the Consumer Media Universe. From televisions and smartphones to tablets and game consoles, Americans are consuming content on every device under the sun— the latest versions of which will be on display this week at the 2013 International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. According to Nielsen’s new U.S. Consumer Usage Report 2012, nearly 120 million people within television homes own four or more TV sets, and 16 percent of television homes own a tablet.

Smartphone owners officially make up the majority of mobile subscribers, as 56 percent owned a smartphone as of Q3 2012. Additionally, the number of social media users continues to increase across all platforms as consumers use social networking as a vehicle to navigate the ever-expanding media universe. For more insights on the consumer media universe, download Nielsen’s State of the Media: U.S. ‘Big Brother’ watching: creating a safer world; or goodbye privacy. In gambling casinos, cameras spot a card counter, thief, or blacklisted player, and a database instantly confirms identification.

The suspect is quickly escorted from the facility, or arrested. Intelligent cameras that can observe people and react to events are advancing exponentially. At a White House briefing, counterterrorism adviser John Brennan said, thanks to the U.S. military's latest facial recognition technology, he was "99 percent" certain that the commando team had killed bin Laden. Every face has landmarks called nodal points; distance between eyes, nose size, jaw line, cheekbone shape, eye sockets, skin folds, wrinkles and unique iris characteristics. High-res cameras with voice recording, found on buses and other transportation systems; as well as cell phones, laptops, and tablets; are becoming commonplace, says writer Steve Lohr in, "Computers That See you and Keep Watch over you.

" MIT Professor Rosalind W. Now, enter the most hyped science of all time – nanotechnology. Innovations: The Digital Revolution. As of July 1, 2013 ThinkQuest has been discontinued. We would like to thank everyone for being a part of the ThinkQuest global community: Students - For your limitless creativity and innovation, which inspires us all. Teachers - For your passion in guiding students on their quest. Partners - For your unwavering support and evangelism. Parents - For supporting the use of technology not only as an instrument of learning, but as a means of creating knowledge. We encourage everyone to continue to “Think, Create and Collaborate,” unleashing the power of technology to teach, share, and inspire.

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