Samsung sees a bright future in potential displays. Watch This Pen Draw Objects In Midair [Video] Apple Helmet Jumps In Augmented-Reality Race. Thanks to Moe Howard of the "Three Stooges," it used to be that sporting a bowl cut was quickest way to fashion yourself a helmet-headed moron. Lloyd Christmas, anyone? But now, thanks to Justin Bieber's old do, an even shaggier version of the bowl cut has swept across the nation and Goofus has now become Gallant. Same goes for techie geeks.
They've been plucked from mom's basement and put on pop culture's pedestal. Essentially, they're rock stars and Silicon Valley is their Xanadu. Suddenly, donning a wearable computer doesn't have the geeky stigma it once did, unless, of course, you work at a McDonald's in Paris. Google's Project Glass has shown us that this is technology's new frontier and marketing the first one is like a race to see who can land on the moon first. Not to be left to eat Google's dust, Apple has joined the race and they've drawn inspiration from the bowl cut.
Most of the patent seems to detail improvements of the resolution of images seen through the eyewear. Sony’s patent suggests incentives for online gamers to meet in real-life. Tweet For Tea. 5 Computer Science Awards That Show Us The Future Of Technology. They are not the Oscars or the Grammy’s. Heck, they aren’t even the Webbies or the Appy Awards for the man on the street. But just like the relatively obscure names you might have encountered in the list of 10 Famous Geeks Who Changed The World, the computer science awards on this list are doing their own quiet bit to promote innovation and invention.
In turn, the innovations and inventions are changing our future. We don’t realize it just yet. Of course, it can be argued that awards and honors always come after the event. But it can also be argued that such honors bestow the limelight on these remarkable human endeavors and force the wider community to take notice. IEEE Internet Award The Award: The IEEE Internet Award is a technical award given by The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, a worldwide (160 countries and 400,000 members) non-profit that promotes advancement of technology. IEEE Medal of Honor Turing Award Millennium Technology Prize The Impact: Dr. How Nvidia’s Kepler chips could end PCs and tablets as we know them.
Last week, Nvidia launched the first graphics processing unit (GPU) designed for the cloud, dubbed Kepler. Supporting vendors include a who’s who of server providers, such as HP, Dell, Cisco, and IBM — all of which will have products on the market shortly. The whole concept behind these servers is to serve up a desktop experience from the cloud. This means delivering games, applications, utilities, and media to any device that will run the client: iPads, iPods, Android tablets, smartphones, and even cars and smart TVs. As this technology comes to market, it will increasingly not matter what you are using — you’ll be able to get your stuff on it as long as it is connected with decent bandwidth. Let’s talk about some of the results. Gaming from anything On stage at its GPU Technology Conference in San Jose, Nvidia had one person on an iPad gaming head to head with another on a new LG TV using a service called Gaikai.
This is truly cloud computing, though Nvidia calls it GeForce Grid. Augmented Reality. PopSci's Future Of: Computers Take Over the World : Videos. Leap Motion. Autodesk 123D. Google Reveals its Wildest Invention Ever - 'Project Glass' What do you get when you combine wearable glasses with Augmented reality?
You get an amazing piece of technology by Google! Google has revealed ‘Project Glass’, its latest initiative for developing a wearable display glasses based on Augmented Reality. It is almost similar to what we’ve been seeing in movies for years, like Robocop. Augmented what? Augmented Reality is a technology that combines the physical real-world environment with interactive digital data providing you with information. In a similar way, the glasses will display interactive information in front of your eyes like messages, navigation directions etc. There’s an interesting part in the video at 0:52 seconds where the character asks his glasses to remind him to book tickets for a show. Find more photos at Project Glass’s Google+ page. The glasses do look cool and will, most probably, connect to an Android smartphone and use its resources such as Data connection, storage and more.
12 Events That Will Change Everything, Made Interactive. More EXOdesk details spill: at least two models in the works, ViewSonic wants in. Oblong Has Built The Future Of Computing. I’ve Seen It. Used It. It’s Beautiful. “This is the next Macintosh-level of disruption.” Over the past several years, I’ve followed pretty much every new thing in the technology space, and written about many of them. But it’s hard not to get cynical when so much of what’s out there is not only not revolutionary, it’s often not even evolutionary. Instead, much of what I see is simply derivative and quite frankly, boring. But every once in a while something crops up that is truly game-changing. And it restores my faith in technology. That’s the best way to describe what I saw when I met with Oblong Industries this week.
The technologies that Oblong is working on are anything but derivative or boring — they are absolutely revolutionary. I understand that such statements sound like absolute hyperbole — especially from a guy who has written about the death of the mouse a number of times. If you recognize Underkoffler’s name, it’s perhaps because you saw his TED presentation last year. So what is it? Thank you. Dawn of a New Day « Ray Ozzie. To: Executive Staff and direct reports Date: October 28, 2010 From: Ray Ozzie Subject: Dawn of a New Day Five years ago, having only recently arrived at the company, I wrote The Internet Services Disruption in order to kick off a major change management process across the company.
In the opening section of that memo, I noted that about every five years our industry experiences what appears to be an inflection point that results in great turbulence and change. In the wake of that memo, the last five years has been a time of great transformation for Microsoft. At this point we’re truly all in with regard to services. I’m incredibly proud of the people and the work that has been done across the company, and of the way that we’ve turned this services transformation into opportunities that will pay off for years to come. And in the realm of what I referred to as our ‘services platform’, I couldn’t be more proud of what’s emerged as Windows Azure & SQL Azure.
Imagining A “Post-PC” World Ray. Dundee University invents Dr Who Sonic Screwdriver. Those of you who follow the good doctor’s adventures on the TV (Dr Who, who else? Pardon the pun though) will most probably wished to have the Sonic Screwdriver at one time or another, and perhaps truth is stranger than fiction as researchers over at Dundee University have managed to come up with a real life version which would make for a very passable Dr Who Sonic Screwdriver. This particular device will rely on ultrasound to lift and rotate a rubber disc that floats in a cylinder of water, and marks the first time (according to the University) that ultrasound waves have been used to turn objects instead of just pushing them.
This particular technique would help make surgery more precise, being able to treat a range of conditions in a patient without carving him or her open. . The Future of the Internet. Advertisement “In only a few short years, electronic computing systems have been invented and improved at a tremendous rate. But computers did not ‘just grow.’ They have evolved… They were born and they are being improved as a consequence of man’s ingenuity, his imagination… and his mathematics.” — 1958 IBM brochure The Internet is a medium that is evolving at breakneck speed. It’s a wild organism of sweeping cultural change — one that leaves the carcasses of dead media forms in its sizeable wake. An illustration of a computer from a 1958 IBM promotional brochure titled ‘World of Numbers’ So what’s the next step in its evolution, and what’s the big picture? This article will offer in-depth analysis of a range of subjects — from realistic expectations stemming from current trends to some more imaginative speculations on the distant future.
Security “Death of the Open Web”? There is a growing sentiment that the open web is a fundamentally dangerous place. Security Solutions Freedom Mr. Ms. Full Surface Induction Cooktop Gives You the Freedom To Place Your Pots Anywhere. Recorded Future Attempts To Unlock The Predictive Power Of The Web. Startup Recorded Future scans the Internet for references about future events so you don't have to. What’s going to happen tomorrow? What about next week or next year?
Recorded Future says they can tell you. No, they don’t claim to be psychics. In fact, they maintain that any one of us could tell the future – we need only the right algorithms. The strategy behind Recorded Future’s techno-soothsaying is different from software that can pinpoint with certain probability the location of a future crime, for example. The information is intended to serve a practical purpose.
Their 70,000 sources on the web range from big media and government web sites to individual blogs, and social media such as selected Twitter streams. Similar to Google Knowledge, Recorded Future takes unstructured text and puts it in context of the real world, drawing relationships between unassociated text. (Source: Recorded Future) Here’s a short video that summarizes Recorded Future’s strategy. “Ask again later.” The Age Of Relevance. Editor’s note: This is a guest post submitted by Mahendra Palsule, who has worked as an Editor at Techmeme since 2009.
Apart from curating tech news, he likes analyzing trends in startups and the social web. He is based in Pune, India, and you can follow him on Twitter. What’s the Next Big Thing after social networking? This has been a favorite topic of much speculation among tech enthusiasts for many years. The key element of the next big thing is the increasing significance of the Interest Graph to complement the Social Graph. Relevance is the only solution to the problem of information overload. The above matrix is a representation of how the process of online information discovery has evolved over time. Phase I: The Search Dominated Web This is how Google began its dominance over the web two decades ago, using PageRank to surface the most popular web pages as identified by other web pages that linked to them. Phase II: Web 2.0 With Social Bookmarking Phase IV: Personalized Serendipity. New spray-on batteries could revolutionize energy storage. By Dakota Torres on 07/02/2012 Renewable energy has been one of the most researched topics ever since gas and oil prices have begun to rise and people have paid attention to their effects on the environment.
Making your home run on renewable energy can be quite challenging and in some instances (very) expensive, but a research team at Rice University has just discovered a way to make it a lot easier to create energy and even store it. Imagine being able to take a bottle of substance and spray it on a wall of your house. Then the sprayed substance converts the sun’s energy into renewable solar energy and even stores it for you. Rice Universities researchers have come up with the designs to this and possibly many other types of spray-on batteries. The research, published last week in Nature, uses a new approach to the creation of batteries by using materials that can be spray-painted onto different types of surfaces.