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Google unveils major upgrade to search algorithm. 26 September 2013Last updated at 18:21 ET By Richard Taylor North America Technology Correspondent Google search expert Amit Singhal outlines his vision Google has unveiled an upgrade to the way it interprets users' search requests.

Google unveils major upgrade to search algorithm

The new algorithm, codenamed Hummingbird, is the first major upgrade for three years. It has already been in use for about a month, and affects about 90% of Google searches. At a presentation on Thursday, the search giant was short on specifics but said Hummingbird is especially useful for longer and more complex queries.

Google stressed that a new algorithm is important as users expect more natural and conversational interactions with a search engine - for example, using their voice to speak requests into mobile phones, smart watches and other wearable technology. Hummingbird is focused more on ranking information based on a more intelligent understanding of search requests, unlike its predecessor, Caffeine, which was targeted at better indexing of websites. Storytelling+Curation Daily. Eli Pariser: Dajte si pozor na internetové „informačné bubliny".

Luis von Ahn: Massive-scale online collaboration. Coursera. EdX. Advance Your Education With Free College Courses Online - Udacity. Italki: Learn a language online. Augmented reality. NASA X38 display showing video map overlays including runways and obstacles during flight test in 2000.

Augmented reality

Augmented reality (AR) is a live direct or indirect view of a physical, real-world environment whose elements are augmented (or supplemented) by computer-generated sensory input such as sound, video, graphics or GPS data. It is related to a more general concept called mediated reality, in which a view of reality is modified (possibly even diminished rather than augmented) by a computer.

As a result, the technology functions by enhancing one’s current perception of reality.[1] By contrast, virtual reality replaces the real world with a simulated one.[2][3] Augmentation is conventionally in real-time and in semantic context with environmental elements, such as sports scores on TV during a match. Technology[edit] Hardware[edit] Hardware components for augmented reality are: processor, display, sensors and input devices. Display[edit] Head-mounted[edit] Eyeglasses[edit] Augmented reality. Augmented Reality news, reviews, photos and video. <img src=" alt="Disney's Wreck It Ralph turns London's Brick Lane into Augmented Reality playground"> <img src=" alt="BAE Systems fighter pilot helmet HMD pictures and hands-on"> OnlineBAE Systems fighter pilot helmet HMD pictures and hands-onWhile augmented reality is still struggling to develop a ubiquity of relevance in the consumer realm, it's going great guns in the professional world and nowhere is it more crucial and more astounding than for fighter pilots.

Augmented Reality news, reviews, photos and video

BAE Systems, long provider... Blog.vyhľadávanie. Domů - Ná Open Source Shakespeare: search Shakespeare's works, read the texts. Bridging the Gap from Wikipedia to Scholarly Sources: A Simple Discovery Tool. 12 Dozen Places To Educate Yourself Online For Free. Explore more. Web pages, photos, and videos. Nové médiá v umení - Vývoj umenia. Volume4/issue2/05-pescatore/jofia-0402-05-pescatore.pdf.

New Media Inspiration 2012. TEDxTalks. TEDx is launching this series, in collaboration with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, with five talks on food and nutrition.


Stay tuned for monthly TEDxSpotlights that curate and focus on global themes and ideas from the TEDx community. Take part in this program by sharing the trailer and the playlists with your community. TEDxSpotlights Global Nutrition was produced with thanks to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Seven core concepts on transmedia storytelling – Part 1. To quote Henry Jenkins , Transmedia storytelling “…represents a process where integral elements of a fiction get dispersed systematically across multiple delivery channels for the purpose of creating a unified and coordinated entertainment experience.

Seven core concepts on transmedia storytelling – Part 1

Ideally, each medium makes its own unique contribution to the unfolding of the story.” We like this definition on transmedia storytelling and we like Henry Jenkins’ seven Core Concepts of Transmedia Storytelling . Therefore we wish to promote them here. We will unroll his seven core concepts in seven blog posts starting with one today. Amazon launches Storyteller to turn scripts into storyboards — automagically. NOTE: GrowthBeat -- VentureBeat's provocative new marketing-tech event -- is a week away!

Amazon launches Storyteller to turn scripts into storyboards — automagically

We've gathered the best and brightest to explore the data, apps, and science of successful marketing. Get the full scoop here, and grab your tickets while they last. Upload your script, choose some backgrounds, and magically create a professional-looking storyboard of your movie. Or the graphic novel version of your text-based anything. Amazon Studios released Storyteller today to allow writers and filmmakers to quickly, easily, and cheaply storyboard their scripts. Social Media and Storytelling Part 1: Why Storytelling? The following is the first of five blog posts adapted from a speech by Cameron Uganec , HootSuite’s Director of Marketing, given at the Marketo’s 2013 Summit Conference in San Francisco.

Social Media and Storytelling Part 1: Why Storytelling?

The session, entitled “Social Media + Storytelling = Awesomesauce,” included Michael Brito of Edelman Digital and can be watched in full here . The game has changed. We no longer live in a broadcast era where marketers can simply buy people’s attention with a TV campaign. If It Doesn’t Spread, It’s Dead (Part One): Media Viruses and Memes. Confessions of an Aca-Fan — — The Official Weblog of Henry Jenkins. What is Transmedia Storytelling? Jump to: Previous Page “Contexts” Next Page: Transmedia Principles © Kevin Moloney “Once a thing is put in writing, the composition, whatever it may be, drifts all over the place, getting into the hands not only of those who understand it, but equally of those who have no business with it.” — Socrates Origin Stories.

What is Transmedia Storytelling? Hybrid stories: Examining the future of transmedia narrative - Science Fiction Film & Television - Volume 2, Number 1 / April 2009 - Liverpool University Press. Confessions of an Aca-Fan — — The Official Weblog of Henry Jenkins. 60+ Vintage, Retro, and Pop Art Styled Photoshop Tutorials.

Adobe Photoshop Retro Vintage Design Tutorials I found over 60 Adobe Photoshop tutorials that will teach graphic designers and web designers how to make retro, vintage, and pop-art styled layouts and designs.

60+ Vintage, Retro, and Pop Art Styled Photoshop Tutorials

If I have missed any, please feel free to comment about an addition that you would like added. A Retro Colorization Tutorial A Retro Wallpaper/Poster Step By Step Photoshop Tutorial. Adobe Photoshop Tutorials. Hey welcome to my tutorial page!

Adobe Photoshop Tutorials

Below are whole lot of tutorials (mostly Photoshop ). I hope you find these tutorials helpful. If you have any questions regarding any of these tutorials please contact me via my contact page… Vector Art with Photoshop Learn how to use Photoshop to create OUTSTANDING vector art. Digital Candy This fast, easy tutorial will teach you how to use several filters to create your own digital candy. Learn Photoshop: All of the Basics for Beginners. We frequently publish posts on this blog that feature tutorials for learning how to do various things with Photoshop, but we have rarely focused on just the basics.

This post is intended for designers or aspiring designers who either want to get started with Photoshop or have limited experience and are looking to improve. While there are plenty of great learning resources available online, it’s often difficult for beginners to know where to get started because everything seems to be scattered. With this post you’ll find links to plenty of resources to teach you all the basics and fundamentals of Photoshop. Most of the resources and tutorials listed in this post will focus on teaching one particular aspect of Photoshop, such as how to use a specific tool.

50 free Photoshop actions to create stunning effects. Adobe's flagship image-editing software Photoshop has a powerful programming language built-in that allows you to record tasks as an 'action' and replay the steps to complete the task automatically. Not only can you record your own but you can also import actions, opening up a whole range of effects and time-saving options – whether you're using an older CS or have signed up to the very latest Creative Cloud version.

So to add to our collections of Photoshop plugins and Photoshop resources, here are some great Photoshop actions that are free to download and install, for photographers, graphic designers, game artists and more. Maslow's hierarchy of needs. Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs Citation: Huitt, W. (2007). Maslow's hierarchy of needs. Educational Psychology Interactive. Valdosta, GA: Valdosta State University. Data, Information, Knowledge, Wisdom? The Problem with the Data-Information-Knowledge-Wisdom Hierarchy - David Weinberger. By David Weinberger | 9:00 AM February 2, 2010. Interactive storytelling + publishing. Layar Creator - Welcome to Interactive Print. One Idea to Save Illustrated Ebooks: Gamification. How to Tell a Story with Data - Jim Stikeleather.

By Jim Stikeleather | 11:00 AM April 24, 2013. Interactive storytelling. Gamification. ARToolKit. ARToolKit is a computer tracking library for creation of strong augmented reality applications that overlay virtual imagery on the real world. Tiny Collaborative Stories. Eco - "The Future of the Book" How to Talk About Books You Haven't Read: Pierre Bayard & Umberto Eco with Paul Holdengräber. Henry Miller on Reading, Influence, and What's Wrong with Education. Why are Digital Story-Tellers Still Thinking in Terms of Paper? Prezi - Ideas matter. Dipity - Find, Create, and Embed Interactive Timelines. - Google Docs for Visual People. Learn Spanish, French, German, Portuguese, Italian and English for free.

Make Your Images Interactive - ThingLink. The Social Era Is More Than Social Media. Editor's Note: This story contains one of our 11 New Years resolutions you can actually keep in 2014. For the full list, click here. LibriVox. Media History Digital Library - Online Access to the Histories of Cinema, Broadcasting, and Recorded Sound. The Digital Comic Museum.