But now — nothing personal, mind you — the Internet is growing up and lifting its gaze to the wider world. To be sure, the economy of Internet self-gratification is thriving. Web start-ups for the consumer market still sprout at a torrid pace.
For those who love rich data on the world of media and telecoms, the release of a report by UK telecommunications regulator Ofcom is always a cause for celebration.
Want to be notified to turn on the AC when a room reaches a certain temperature? Or when your laundry’s done? Well MIT Media Lab alumni Supermechanical have built Twine , a sleek 2.5″ rubber square which connects to Wifi and allows objects to “communicate” under certain conditions.
Mask-bot image (Uli Benz,TU Muenchen) Research engineers at Technical University of Munich (Technische Universitaet Muenchen, TUM) in Germany and the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology in Japan have developed a way to give robots a human-like plastic head. Called Mask-bot, the technology may have a more immediate application as a tool to create avatars for participants in live videoconferences.
As computational power rises exponentially, not linearly, so does the rate of change -- and that means the next 10 years should pack in far more technological change than the last 10.
Mobithinking -There are 5.3 billion mobile subscribers as of July 2011 (77 percent of the world population. • China: 859 million mobile subscribers (64 percent of population) in Dec 2010, up 112 million from 2009.
A series of threats could reverse the Web's decade-long trend toward becoming a platform that encourages user participation (not just user consumption). Critics are predicting the imminent demise of the World Wide Web—the global system of hyperlinked content that one accesses via a Web browser. Critics claim that users' shift toward accessing Internet content via smartphones and other non-PC platforms will gradually destroy the Web's openness, replacing the once-freewheeling browser-based platform with a plethora of closed, single-purpose applications.
More than one-half of smartphone owners (55.9%) say they prefer using a smartphone to a computer when accessing the Internet, according to a new survey from Prosper Mobile Insights .
According to Elin Whitney-Smith, executives facing technological and economic change have a major decision to make: Will they handle disruption like the Spanish grandees who dominated the 17th-century economy or like the English weavers who supplanted them by embracing the printing press?
When I first began working with the web, I was already deeply interested in storytelling and writing. I had written plays, had some poetry published and dabbled with short stories.
Turns out it was OK for me to be unwell last week. It gave me enough time to ponder some of the major stories of the moment without being compelled to write about them.
Yesterday I did the kick-off presentation and workshop at a strategy planning session of a major online media company. The intent was to provide some different perspectives on trends in digital media as input to their deliberations.
Eight industry insiders define what social influence means, how to measure it, and why it truly matters.
Three years ago, I sat at the breakfast table on Christmas Day reading my Twitterstream. My family wasn’t up yet, so I figured I’d see what my digital peers around the world were doing.
New media refers to on-demand access to content any time, anywhere, on any digital device, as well as interactive user feedback, creative participation. Another aspect of new media is the real-time generation of new, unregulated content. [ citation needed ] Most technologies described as "new media" are digital, often having characteristics of being manipulated , networkable, dense , compressible , and interactive . [ 1 ] Some examples may be the Internet , websites, computer multimedia, video games , CD-ROMS, and DVDs.