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Back in March, at the tail end of the new iPad's launch, Apple CEO Tim Cook did something atypical. He encouraged us to expect even more from his company in 2012. From an outfit that rarely sets lofty expectations, that's saying something.
"We can turn any surface into a 3D touchscreen," explained Anup Chathoth, one third of Munich-based startup Ubi Interactive . Such claims typically conjure up images of floating Minority Report -style touchscreens made from curved glass, but that's exactly what this three-person team has developed. Ubi's system uses a Microsoft Kinect sensor to turn a regular projector into a multi-touch PC projection system, where regular PowerPoints, web pages, even games no longer require clickers or wireless mice to be navigated. By using the motion-tracking and depth-perception cameras in the Kinect, Ubi is able to detect where a user is pointing, swiping and tapping on a surface and interpret these gestures as if they were being performed on a giant touchscreen or interactive whiteboard.
In a matter of hours, thousands downloaded it. The computer systems handling the photos kept crashing. Neither of them knew what to do.
by Tony Schwartz | 8:00 AM April 3, 2012 What do these words have in common? "Savor," "relish," " "luxuriate," "stroll," "muse," "dawdle," "mosey," "meander," and "linger?" We rarely use them, because we rarely do them.
by Anthony J. Bradley and Mark P. McDonald | 11:47 AM March 26, 2012
Omschrijving The World Economic Forum is an independent international organization committed to improving the state of the world. Best known for its annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland, the Forum brings together business, political and thought leaders to discuss the most pressing issues facing the world. Year round, this app provides fans of the Forum with a news stream, videos, session details, speaker details, twitter feeds, photos and publications from the Forum's current or most recent event, from Davos, through regional meetings across the globe, "Summer Davos" in China, and the annual Summit on the Global Agenda.
Target: Global Petition Background (Preamble): This Manifesto represents views of individuals working in the European science system on the actions needed to enhance research and innovation by addressing gender equality issues. Each action distils the collective responses to questions asked in the online public consultation conducted by genSET in conjunction with the 1st European Gender Summit. As such, it complements the consensus recommendations of: a) the genSET Science Leaders Panel1, b) the DG Research, Innovation and Science Expert Group on Structural Change in Research Institutions2, and c) the Gendered Innovations project3.
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After introducing various social features into its search engine over the years, ramping up launches since the release of its new social network Google+, Google has today announced it will begin introducing three new features to help connect users to their social networking profiles. Detailing its plans in a post on its official blog , Google says that its new features include “Personal Results”, enabling users to find information specifically related to them, “Profiles in Search”, which enables users to find Google+ profiles with search queries and “People and Pages”, a new feature that helps users find Google+ pages and profiles related to specific topics, areas or brands. Personal Results With Personal Results, Google wants help users to search within their friend networks alongside traditional search, allowing them to find and view relevant Google+ posts that are related to trips away, events or major news stories that have brought people together.
One thing we need to constantly remind ourselves is that slides and other forms of projected visualization—no matter how "cool" they may be—are not appropriate for every context. Multimedia is great for presentations before large groups such as keynote addresses or conference presentations, but in meetings where you want to actively discuss issues or go over details in depth, slides—especially the snooze-inducing bulletpoint variety, which are never a good idea—are almost always counter productive. I stressed early on in the first version of Presentation Zen four years ago—and ad nauseam on this website long before that—that PowerPoint (and other forms of multimedia projected on a screen) are not appropriate for every kind of presentation, or even for most kinds of presentations. This was a point that was made too by Steve Jobs in several of his interviews with biographer Walter Isaacson in his book called simply Steve Jobs .
In the world of advertising, logo design & branding is one of the key pillars of a company’s identity. The amount of thought and work that goes behind the seemingly simplest of logos would boggle the mind of any advertising outsider. Below we will review 20 clever logos that have hidden symbolism you may have not noticed before. Some are obvious, others are subtle, but all of them are interesting to examine. Enjoy! The FedEx Logo
<img src="http://timeopinions.files.wordpress.com/2011/11/aaa42-28735319.jpg?w=480&h=320&crop=1" alt="Children electronic footprint" title="Children electronic footprint"/> Last year, the Internet security firm AVG reported that 92% of American children have an online footprint before the ripe old age of 2 years old. Their digital presence often begins with their first image — a sonogram — being posted online.
Three years ago, research firm Forrester said " Windows is the only desktop you need support. " Not any more.
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Over the past few years, we've seen social media used in the job market in a number of ways — startups , small businesses and large corporations alike are diving into the socialverse to find top talent, and job seekers are likewise getting creative with social media. Social media monitoring service Reppler recently surveyed more than 300 hiring professionals to determine when and how job recruiters are screening job candidates on different social networks. The study found that more than 90% of recruiters and hiring managers have visited a potential candidate's profile on a social network as part of the screening process. And a whopping 69% of recruiters have rejected a candidate based on content found on his or her social networking profiles — an almost equal proportion of recruiters (68%), though, have hired a candidate based on his or her presence on those networks.