Press Clippings: Emerging Technologies

The initial listing of news clippings was culled from a variety of sources we monitor on a regular basis.

We'd love to see your clippings here as well! Please use the edit this page button to add more, or add comments on how or why you think they may or may not be important. As is the convention throughout the Horizon Project Wiki, we ask you to identify items you think are of high interest to us, as I have done here by typing 4 tilde (~) characters-- - alan alan Sep 17, 2010 (note - to keep the wiki clean, plus put spaces on either side of your marks). This will help us to sift through the articles and determine which ones resonate most strongly with the board as a whole.

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  • 3D Glasses: Virtual Reality, Meet the iPhone
    http://radar.oreilly.com/2009/06/iphone-virtual-reality.html
    Apple is opening up the 30-pin connector at the base of the iPhone and iPod touch such that hardware accessory makers can create a software layer that is optimized to take advantage of the capabilities of the hardware in a way that cobbles together with and extends the capabilities of the iPhone Platform. Joseph Kosinski created a short film in 2006 that projected the evolution of the iPod into the virtual space providing the user with a truly immersed experience. While it was a flight of fantasy, there are some aspects of it that lend to the sense of the prophetic when you start to consider the type of convergence that we might expect from the iPhone. Here is the link for your enjoyment! http://www.josephkosinski.com/projects/movs/ispec.html - Dougdar Dougdar Sep 20, 2010 - helga helga Sep 24, 2010 - ninmah ninmah Sep 27, 2010
  • 3-D Printers Go Beyond Paper and Ink
    http://www.dispatch.com/live/content/business/stories/2010/07/05/go-beyond-paper-and-ink.html
    3D Printers are lowering in cost becoming feasible options for more people and expanding this market. - JamieMadden JamieMadden Sep 27, 2010
  • 3-D Printing Spurs a Manufacturing Revolution
    http://www.nytimes.com/2010/09/14/technology/14print.html
    This New York Times article discusses how 3-D printing is becoming more prevalent and less expensive allowing users to leverage the technology more often and in a variety of disciplines. 3-D printing continues to improve in quality and in application. Looks like it is starting to show its potential in a few areas. - Dougdar Dougdar Sep 20, 2010 - dolors.reig dolors.reig Sep 22, 2010 - helga helga Sep 24, 2010
  • 5 Things That Will Make E-Readers Better in 2010
    http://www.wired.com/gadgetlab/2010/02/e-readers-innovations-2010/
    Apple has put the pressure on e-book readers with its forthcoming iPad tablet. But Amazon, Barnes & Noble and Sony aren’t taking it lying down. Color, touchscreens and improved black-and-white displays are some of the innovations that consumers can expect to see in electronic-reading gadgets this year. “E-readers today are where the pre-iPod MP3 players were,” says Robert Brunner, founder of Ammunition, a design firm that worked on Barnes & Noble’s Nook. “It’s still very early and development is just beginning to ramp up.” - bryan bryan Sep 21, 2010 - neil.baldwin neil.baldwin Sep 22, 2010 The Samsung Galaxy Tab is making a splash and new form factors are likely coming with a new iPod touch in between its current size and the iPad - alan alan Sep 22, 2010 - helga helga Sep 24, 2010 - crista.copp crista.copp Sep 26, 2010- drvdiaz drvdiaz Sep 27, 2010 - ninmah ninmah Sep 27, 2010 A colleague has suggested that when we create an artificial either-or choice in terms of books or e-readers, we're missing the point--we're concentrating on containers rather than content. For those of us who still love books and do appreciate the value of e-readers (and other potential containers), reports of anything that will make e-readers better appear to be right on target in terms of technology that will make a significant difference for learners (and everyone else). - paul.signorelli paul.signorelli Sep 28, 2010 High marks for this one. - laurenpressley laurenpressley Sep 28, 2010 - Olufemi.Olubodun Olufemi.Olubodun Oct 19, 2010
  • Apple Engineers: Smart Device Covers Are a Paradigm Shift!
    http://www.patentlyapple.com/patently-apple/2010/04/apple-engineers-smart-device-covers-are-a-paradigm-shift.html
    "Advantageously, the cover or outer covering according to various embodiments can provide a paradigm shift for electronic device covers, which have conventionally been provided for protection of outer physical surfaces of portable electronic devices. Now, the cover or outer covering can operate as an electrical accessory for the portable electronic device." - helga helga Sep 24, 2010
  • Apple Exploring Interactive, Glasses-Free 3D Holographic Displays
    http://www.appleinsider.com/articles/10/05/13/apple_exploring_interactive_glasses_free_3d_holographic_displays.html
    The described invention is a display system that delivers a 3D picture and interactive interface without the need for headgear or glasses. It provides two embodiments: one of a traditional stereoscopic 3D display, while another describes a "realistic holographic 3D display experience. - helga helga Sep 24, 2010
  • Apple Reveals a Powerful Location-Based Service for the iPhone
    http://www.patentlyapple.com/patently-apple/2010/05/apple-reveals-a-powerful-location-based-service-for-the-iphone.html "The idea is simple. Deliver a location based service to information savvy iPhone users that wish to receive temporary retail and service-based applications. Imagine standing at the entrance of a restaurant and viewing their menu on your iPhone or entering a public library and being able to access their database." This will not only be a great use in research, fact finding but those in security sector will find it a good choice although limited uses in developing context. - Olufemi.Olubodun Olufemi.Olubodun Sep 22, 2010 - ninmah ninmah Sep 27, 2010 - laurenpressley laurenpressley Sep 28, 2010
  • Augmented Reality in a Contact Lens
    http://spectrum.ieee.org/biomedical/bionics/augmented-reality-in-a-contact-lens/
    A new generation of contact lenses built with very small circuits and LEDs could display in-focus images and text without blocking natural light. Researchers have taken the first step by creating a lens with a single LED and wireless power. Another step in video coverage of e.g. surgical operation in a theatre for online teaching - Olufemi.Olubodun Olufemi.Olubodun Sep 22, 2010 - alan alan Sep 22, 2010 this is way out there! - JamieMadden JamieMadden Sep 27, 2010 This could have some implications in years to come with integrated computer systems and environments - laurenpressley laurenpressley Oct 5, 2010
  • Bokodes
    http://web.media.mit.edu/~ankit/bokode/
    Imperceptible visual tags for camera based interaction - potential augmented reality applications. - dolors.reig dolors.reig Sep 22, 2010 - DaveP DaveP Oct 5, 2010 - laurenpressley laurenpressley Oct 5, 2010
  • Color E-Paper That Rivals the Real Thing
    http://www.technologyreview.com/computing/22627/
    A new approach developed by Philips now offers fresh hope for color e-paper displays that are so bright and clear that even traditional liquid crystal displays (LCDs) will pale in comparison.
  • The Coming Data Explosion
    http://www.readwriteweb.com/archives/the_coming_data_explosion.php
    One of the key aspects of the emerging Internet of Things - where real-world objects are connected to the Internet - is the massive amount of new data on the Web that will result. - bdieu bdieu Sep 21, 2010˜ - bryan bryan Sep 21, 2010 - Olufemi.Olubodun Olufemi.Olubodun Sep 22, 2010 - neil.baldwin neil.baldwin Sep 22, 2010 - dolors.reig dolors.reig Sep 22, 2010 One of the many topics treated that interect our work in O'Reilly and Battelle's Web Squared paper http://www.web2summit.com/web2009/public/schedule/detail/10194 - alan alan Sep 22, 2010 - alanwolf alanwolf Sep 23, 2010 - helga helga Sep 24, 2010- dicksonk dicksonk Sep 26, 2010- drvdiaz drvdiaz Sep 27, 2010 - ninmah ninmah Sep 27, 2010 - colecamplese colecamplese Sep 28, 2010 The repercussions of this incredible increase in data flow and the overall development of new ways of having online-onsite interactions promises to add to the challenge of keeping education current; since we're all reading quite a bit about how short a half-life one's education has, this stands to further shorten the life of formal academic education while presenting additional challenges about how we can organize and access the flood of information. - paul.signorelli paul.signorelli Oct 1, 2010 The internet of things will transform life online as things outstrip humans in cyberspace, the potential for interaction and education will be phenomenal - engines, simulators, processors, biomechanics - DaveP DaveP Oct 5, 2010 - laurenpressley laurenpressley Oct 5, 2010
  • Data Explosion: Analytics Software Must Adapt or Die
    http://www.readwriteweb.com/archives/data_analytics_software_must_adapt.php
    "Soon there will be a trillion sensors connected to the Web, which will result in an explosion of online data. How will this mass of new and mostly real-time data be processed andanalyzed? Will current data analytics software be able to cope? The short answer is, no it won't. New types of analytics software will be required, together with much more powerful computers." - neil.baldwin neil.baldwin Sep 22, 2010 - alanwolf alanwolf Sep 23, 2010
  • - helga helga Sep 24, 2010- drvdiaz drvdiaz Sep 27, 2010 Same challenges and promises here as with The Coming Data Explosion: we have access to magnificent amounts of information, and have the challenge of keeping up with it and using/processing it in ways that allow colleage and university students as well as life-long learners--a distinction which is blurring as many of us return for additional formal academic degrees later in life than our predecessors did--to have meaninful rather than ephemeral learning experiences. Innovations in analytics sofware might help us in this seach for first-rate educational experiences that help us meet the challenges we face in contemporary learning environments. - paul.signorelli paul.signorelli Oct 1, 2010 - laurenpressley laurenpressley Oct 5, 2010 - Olufemi.Olubodun Olufemi.Olubodun Oct 19, 2010
  • The Era of Location-as-Platform Has Arrived
    http://www.readwriteweb.com/archives/foursquare_location_platform.php
    The mobile location "check-in" is fast becoming the hot new status message type online. It was only a matter of time until "where you are" became a platform to build added value on top of just like "who you know" has on social networking sites like Facebook." - bryan bryan Sep 21, 2010 - Olufemi.Olubodun Olufemi.Olubodun Sep 22, 2010 - dolors.reig dolors.reig Sep 22, 2010 - alan alan Sep 22, 2010- bdieu bdieu - helga helga Sep 24, 2010 - JamieMadden JamieMadden Sep 27, 2010 - colecamplese colecamplese Sep 28, 2010 - laurenpressley laurenpressley Oct 5, 2010
  • Extracting Meaning from Millions of Pages
    http://www.technologyreview.com/computing/22773/ - bdieu bdieu - Olufemi.Olubodun Olufemi.Olubodun Sep 22, 2010 - neil.baldwin neil.baldwin Sep 22, 2010
    University of Washington software pulls facts from 500 million Web pages - ninmah ninmah Sep 27, 2010 Students, researchers, and other leaneres are probably going to stand up and cheer with heartfelt gratitude if this leads us closer to artificial intelligence and the promise of tools which help us more effectively find and use information rather than spending our learning and research time trying to locate it. - paul.signorelli paul.signorelli Oct 1, 2010
  • Flexible, Organic Flash Memory on Tap At The University of Tokyo
    http://www.engadget.com/2009/12/16/flexible-organic-flash-memory-on-tap-at-the-university-of-tokyo/
    "If the University of Tokyo has its way, we could be seeing an onslaught of flexible computing devices sooner than you think!" - helga helga Sep 24, 2010 - DaveP DaveP Oct 5, 2010
  • Flexible OLED Screens Are Really Coming Now
    http://gizmodo.com/5273364/flexible-oled-screens-are-really-coming-now
    Arizona State's Flexible Display Center and Universal Display Corporation have a new way to make bendy OLED screens that might make mass production possible in just a few years.


  • Future of Display is Here: Latest Tech Visions For Touch Screens, Monitors of Next-Gen Gadgets
    http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/businesstechnology/2011932372_brier24.html
    "Imagine ultra high-definition TVs not much thicker than a millimeter. How about electronic books made with plastic screens that flex like a magazine? 
Or perhaps a display that lets you touch a virtual version of yourself on the other side of the glass" - laurenpressley laurenpressley Oct 5, 2010
  • Google Explores "Eyes-Free" Phones
    http://www.technologyreview.com/communications/22731/
    An adaptive interface with tactile and audio feedback could make it easier to ignore a small screen. - helga helga Sep 24, 2010 - laurenpressley laurenpressley Oct 5, 2010
  • Haptics Brings A Personal Touch To Technology
    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/10373923.stm
    Haptics - which could lead to people interacting with virtual objects using a sense of touch or feel - means to change all that. Labs around the world are now racing to close the gap while the first commercial applications are hitting the market.
    For the first time people will be actually be able to have a virtual feel of some of the images that are placed before them. - crista.copp crista.copp Sep 26, 2010
  • HeadSPIN
    http://vimeo.com/5812643
    This installation presents a 3D teleconferencing system that enables true eye contact between a three-dimensionally transmitted subject and multiple participants in an audience. The system is able to reproduce the effects of gaze, attention, and eye contact not available in traditional teleconferencing systems. - helga helga Sep 24, 2010 - JamieMadden JamieMadden Sep 27, 2010 remote teaching/training ? Addiing to what someone else just wrote about remote teaching/training: just-in-time learning, anyone? This looks like another significant step forward in taking learning to the user rather than requiring the user to come to the instructor and could be a significant boost for user-central learning. Magnificent! - paul.signorelli paul.signorelli Oct 1, 2010 - laurenpressley laurenpressley Oct 5, 2010 - Olufemi.Olubodun Olufemi.Olubodun Oct 19, 2010
  • How iPhone 4 Could Change Augmented Reality
    http://www.readwriteweb.com/archives/how_iphone_4_could_change_augmented_reality.php
    'When Apple announced iOS 4.0 earlier this year, some additions to the SDK (software development kit) caught the attention of augmented reality (AR) developers - specifically, open access to the phone's camera APIs. But with the introduction of the new hardware in the iPhone..., the possibilities for AR on the popular smartphone have skyrocketed."' - laurenpressley laurenpressley Oct 5, 2010
  • HP’s MagCloud Service Beefs Up, Lands on the iPad
    http://technologizer.com/2010/07/19/magcloud/
    "Back in 2008, HP Lab launched MagCloud, a print-on-demand service designed to let anyone publish a magazine without much in the way of cost, resources, or risk. Today it’s launching some new features which let publishers use MagCloud for more ambitious creations–and distribute their works in both paper and iPad form." HP is hosting a MagCloud for NMC http://nmc.magcloud.com/- helga helga Sep 24, 2010 - ninmah ninmah Sep 27, 2010 - laurenpressley laurenpressley Oct 5, 2010
  • Implications of (almost) free online storage for educators and students
    http://www.speedofcreativity.org/2010/01/12/implications-of-almost-free-online-storage-for-educators-and-students/ I once lost important data because of the loss, and the use of adulterated flash drive (memory stick) I purchased in a local market. This will be a good option in data safety and movement for students and teachers - Olufemi.Olubodun Olufemi.Olubodun Oct 5, 2010
    Article discussing the importance of cloud computing storage and flash media for students who increasingly will be dealing with large amounts of data.- bdieu bdieu - neil.baldwin neil.baldwin Sep 22, 2010 - dolors.reig dolors.reig Sep 23, 2010 - helga helga Sep 24, 2010- drvdiaz drvdiaz Sep 27, 2010 - crista.copp crista.copp Sep 26, 2010 this has been a key issue that is dominating many of our IT's discussions - JamieMadden JamieMadden Sep 27, 2010 I have setup a lot of research supervisors with dropbox accounts to better communicate with their students abroad - colecamplese colecamplese Sep 28, 2010 With Google Docs, Dropbox, and the sample provided in the video available for viewing in this article already feeling like comfortable technology rather than new technology for many of us, this seems like something that is reaching maturity already rather than being a few years away and seems like an intermediate step toward the just-in-time learning possibilities inherent in HeadSPIN (above). - paul.signorelli paul.signorelli Oct 1, 2010 - laurenpressley laurenpressley Oct 5, 2010
  • Inside Out: interactive Design for Augmented Reality
    http://www.uxmatters.com/mt/archives/2009/08/inside-out-interaction-design-for-augmented-reality.php
    Nice discussion of emergent AR design, touching on multiple domains. - bryan bryan Sep 21, 2010 - laurenpressley laurenpressley Oct 5, 2010
  • Interactive data eyeglasses could bring the PC to your face, won't fix nearsightedness
    http://www.engadget.com/2009/06/04/interactive-data-eyeglasses-could-bring-the-pc-to-your-face-won/
    Leave it to the mad scientists at Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft to concoct this one. Rather than just figuring out a way to read back information in one-way fashion on one's glasses (think Sixth Sense, but with eyewear), these folks are diving right in to the real stuff: bidirectional communication. - laurenpressley laurenpressley Oct 5, 2010
  • Kovia & The Search for Low Cost RFID Tags
    http://www.readwriteweb.com/archives/kovio_the_search_for_low_cost_rfid_tags.php
    A company called Kovia uses silicon-based ink to print RFID tags which can be attached to consumer products. Eventually the tags will enable customers to find product information, like nutritional information and sales promotions.
  • New Technique Promises Billion-Year Data Storage
    http://www.wired.com/gadgetlab/2009/06/billion-year-data-storage/If successful, a billion-year memory storage device could change that, enabling humans to store any data — from the digital version of an ancient manuscript to your latest tweet — from now until long after the Earth has been overrun by superintelligent, fusion-powered cyborg ants. - alanwolf alanwolf Sep 23, 2010 without better, cheaper and more stable storage we face the potential of a digital dark age, we can't build on the works of the past if they are not preserved. - helga helga Sep 24, 2010 - JamieMadden JamieMadden Sep 27, 2010 - Olufemi.Olubodun Olufemi.Olubodun Oct 19, 2010
  • Next-Gen MiFis Stream Videos and Music to iPhone and iPod Touch
    http://blog.laptopmag.com/next-gen-mifis-stream-videos-and-music-to-iphone-and-ipod-touch
    Wireless networking devices offer the promise of streaming music and video to mobile devices providing nearly ubiquitous access of media. - helga helga Sep 24, 2010 - colecamplese colecamplese Sep 28, 2010
  • Open-source Camera Could Revolutionize Digital Photography
    http://news.stanford.edu/news/2009/august31/levoy-opensource-camera-090109.html
    Stanford scientists are designing a camera that will allow developers to create software that consumers can download after the camera is purchased (much like apps on an iPhone). - helga helga Sep 24, 2010 - JamieMadden JamieMadden Sep 27, 2010
  • Panasonic 3D Video Consumer Camera
    http://www2.panasonic.com/webapp/wcs/stores....
    Panasonic press released announcing the new HDC-SDT750 3D consumer video camera. This will open up 3D video production to a wider audience.(Rapid experimentation in imaging seems worth discussion. A recent example of HDR video is less a topic for the HR than another example of how users retask new tools for unintended applications) - dicksonk dicksonk Sep 26, 2010 http://www.engadget.com/2010/09/09/hdr-video-accomplished-using-dual-5d-mark-iis-is-exactly-what-i/ - laurenpressley laurenpressley Oct 5, 2010
  • Researchers describe txt sp3ak as "brain workout" for kids
    http://arstechnica.com/gadgets/news/2009/09/researchers-describe-txt-sp3ak-as-brain-workout-for-kids.ars
    Another study has confirmed that text/IM/chat speak doesn't hurt kids' language and spelling skills, with one researcher describing the act of translating the abbreviations as a "brain workout" for those who participate.
  • Screens Of The Future, On Video
    http://www.npr.org/blogs/alltechconsidered/2009/06/screen_of_the_future_on_video.html
    Here's the video from this week's San Antonio Society for Information Display conference, where a gander at the future of what our screens will look like could be had.
  • Scholars Use Social-Media Tools to Hold Online Academic Conference
    http://chronicle.com/blogPost/Scholars-Use-Social-Media/21195/
    "More than 100 researchers interested in the emerging field of the social history of computer programming are running what may be the first academic conference held entirely using Web 2.0 tools." - bryan bryan Sep 21, 2010 - neil.baldwin neil.baldwin Sep 22, 2010 - helga helga Sep 24, 2010 - colecamplese colecamplese Sep 28, 2010 This one already feels very comfortable for those of us who were involved in using Skype to bring an offsite presenter into a Future of Libraries conference in San Francisco in 2008. The scholars' conference is another great step in taking advantage of Web 2.0/social networking tools to overcome geographic barriers to educational exchanges and to foster what Frans Johansson calls "The Medici Effect"--innovations coming out of exchanges among those who come together for short periods of time and then expedite the diffusion of what their intersections inspire. It also adds to the concept of Oldenburg's Third Place--that place where we gather socially--by creating online third (or even fourth) places where communities of learning develop and are nurtured. - paul.signorelli paul.signorelli Oct 1, 2010 - laurenpressley laurenpressley Oct 5, 2010 - Olufemi.Olubodun Olufemi.Olubodun Oct 19, 2010
  • Schools must embrace mobile technology
    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/8457679.stm
    The need for schools to prepare for 21st century learning was top of the agenda at this year's BETT conference. - bryan bryan Sep 21, 2010 - dolors.reig dolors.reig Sep 22, 2010 - alan alan Sep 22, 2010 - helga helga Sep 24, 2010- drvdiaz drvdiaz Sep 27, 2010 - JamieMadden JamieMadden Sep 27, 2010 - colecamplese colecamplese Sep 28, 2010 Was lucky enough to be able to attend the ASTD (American Society for Training & Development) annual BEST awards ceremony honoring 31 companies worldwide for innovations in workplace learning and performance two nights ago. The innovators are clearly expecting schools to embrace online learning, and mobile technology is sure to be an element of preparing students for a contemporary workplace in which lifelong learning is essential for success. - paul.signorelli paul.signorelli Oct 1, 2010 - laurenpressley laurenpressley Oct 5, 2010 - KeeneH KeeneH Oct 17, 2010 - Olufemi.Olubodun Olufemi.Olubodun Oct 19, 2010
  • Seeing the World Through Phone Apps Like Goggles and Layar
    http://www.nytimes.com/2010/07/29/technology/personaltech/29smart.html
    "The best new thing to hit smartphones is augmented reality. These apps, like Goggles (free, for Android phones) and Layar (free, for Android and Apple devices), are like space-age glasses. Point your smartphone in any direction and look through the camera viewer, and it will reveal information about what it sees." - bryan bryan Sep 21, 2010 - dolors.reig dolors.reig Sep 22, 2010 - alan alan Sep 22, 2010 - helga helga Sep 24, 2010- drvdiaz drvdiaz Sep 27, 2010 - JamieMadden JamieMadden Sep 27, 2010 - laurenpressley laurenpressley Oct 5, 2010
  • Smart sensors power interaction
    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/8235712.stm
    New technology unveiled at the Human Computer interaction conference included sensory-replacement objects and temperature sensing devices that send text messages to your phone. - laurenpressley laurenpressley Oct 5, 2010 - KeeneH KeeneH Oct 17, 2010
  • Subway Ride of the Future.
    http://bigthink.com/jonathanzittrain/the-long-and-silent-subway-ride-of-the-future
    John Zittrain develops a typology of new crowdsourcing/distributed intelligence work.
  • Texting, Surfing, Studying?
    http://www.nytimes.com/2009/10/13/health/13klas.html
    That generational and technological gap reflects all the unanswered questions about what it means to grow up in this era, and probably accounts for some of the bewilderment many parents feel as they watch their children navigate the many and varied connections of modern adolescence. - bryan bryan Sep 21, 2010 - neil.baldwin neil.baldwin Sep 22, 2010 - dolors.reig dolors.reig Sep 22, 2010 - colecamplese colecamplese Sep 28, 2010 - laurenpressley laurenpressley Oct 5, 2010
  • The Display That Watches You
    http://www.technologyreview.com/computing/22754/
    Researchers in Germany have created a display that doubles as a camera. - helga helga Sep 24, 2010 - laurenpressley laurenpressley Oct 5, 2010
  • The New Literacy - gardnercampbell gardnercampbell Sep 20, 2010
    http://www.wired.com/techbiz/people/magazine/17-09/st_thompson
    Andrea Lunsford: "I think we're in the midst of a literacy revolution the likes of which we haven't seen since Greek civilization" - tom.haymes tom.haymes Sep 21, 2010 - bryan bryan Sep 21, 2010 - neil.baldwin neil.baldwin Sep 22, 2010 - dolors.reig dolors.reig Sep 22, 2010- dicksonk dicksonk Sep 26, 2010- drvdiaz drvdiaz Sep 27, 2010 - ninmah ninmah Sep 27, 2010 - colecamplese colecamplese Sep 28, 2010 - laurenpressley laurenpressley Oct 5, 2010
  • Publishing is the New Literacy - gardnercampbell gardnercampbell Sep 20, 2010 - DaveP DaveP Oct 5, 2010 - neil.baldwin neil.baldwin Sep 22, 2010
    http://www.edge.org/q2010/q10_1.html (scroll down for Clay's contribution)
    "Given what we have today, the Internet could easily become Invisible High School, with a modicum of educational material in an ocean of narcissism and social obsessions. We could, however, also use it as an Invisible College, the communicative backbone of real intellectual and civic change, but to do this will require more than technology. It will require that we adopt norms of open sharing and participation, fit to a world where publishing has become the new literacy." - tom.haymes tom.haymes Sep 21, 2010 - bdieu bdieu - dolors.reig dolors.reig Sep 22, 2010 - helga helga Sep 24, 2010 - colecamplese colecamplese Sep 28, 2010 - laurenpressley laurenpressley Oct 5, 2010 - KeeneH KeeneH Oct 17, 2010
  • Tongue in Cheek
    http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/05/21/AR2009052104697_pf.html
    Gollob points to a machine that easily fits in a bag the size of a woman's purse. It's a universal translator. It is being tested in Iraq by DARPA -- the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency - JamieMadden JamieMadden Sep 27, 2010 - laurenpressley laurenpressley Oct 5, 2010
  • The future of gadget interaction
    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/programmes/click_online/8039839.stm
    From speech recognition to gesturing, tech companies are finding many different ways for users to interact with devices. - What I find interesting are the comments of this article - crista.copp crista.copp Sep 26, 2010 - laurenpressley laurenpressley Oct 5, 2010
  • TransferJet Wireless Data Gadgets Coming Next Year
    http://tech.yahoo.com/news/pcworld/20090904/tc_pcworld/transferjetwirelessdatagadgetscomingnextyear
    Transfer data from one gadget to another: Using radio spectrum (around 4.5GH), TransferJet relies on close physical proximity to share information.
  • Visible Past: Where Information Searches For You
    http://www.readwriteweb.com/archives/visible_past_where_information_searches_for_you.php
    Visible Past is a location-aware learning environment being developed at Purdue Universityexternal image t_mini-a.png. It is based around the idea that data can be organized using space and time attributes. The team behind the project believes that Visible Past can be used as a learning tool in schools and museums. - tom.haymes tom.haymes Sep 21, 2010 - bryan bryan Sep 21, 2010 - dolors.reig dolors.reig Sep 23, 2010 - colecamplese colecamplese Sep 28, 2010 - KeeneH KeeneH Oct 17, 2010
  • The Tweeting House: Twitter + Internet of Things
    http://www.readwriteweb.com/archives/the_tweeting_house_twitter_internet_of_things.php
    Using Twitter in systems for real-time monitoring of the Internet of Things - bdieu bdieu - JamieMadden JamieMadden Sep 27, 2010 - colecamplese colecamplese Sep 28, 2010 - laurenpressley laurenpressley Oct 5, 2010 - KeeneH KeeneH Oct 17, 2010
  • Using Haptics for Mobile Information Display
    http://www.permid.org/2008/pdf/maclean2008permid.pdf
    Potential for incorporating haptics into mobile environment. - KeeneH KeeneH Oct 17, 2010
  • Wireless Gigabit set to become next-gen Wi-Fi?
    http://www.reghardware.co.uk/2010/05/10/wigig_alliance_wi_fi_partnership/
    The Wireless Gigabit Alliance, developer of a wireless data technology that operates in the 60GHz band, has signed up the Wi-Fi Alliance to manage its hardware interoperability programme. The move positions WiGig as a key candidate for the next version of Wi-Fi. - bdieu bdieu Sep 21, 2010 - dolors.reig dolors.reig Sep 22, 2010 - dicksonk dicksonk Sep 26, 2010 - KeeneH KeeneH Oct 17, 2010
  • Wireless Spectrum Big New Wireless Spectrum Expected to Open for Internet of Things This Week
    http://www.readwriteweb.com/archives/new_wireless_spectrum_expected_to_open_for_interne.php
    The FCC will meet on Thursday to vote on a proposal to open up a larger swath of wireless spectrum to licensing than was opened at the dawn of TV remote controls, baby monitors, cordless phones and wifi networks. The most likely candidates to fill that new spectrum are connected devices, or the Internet of Things, which are now coming online faster than new human subscribers to leading mobile phone networks. - DaveP DaveP Sep 21, 2010 - bdieu bdieu - alanwolf alanwolf Sep 23, 2010 - helga helga Sep 24, 2010 - laurenpressley laurenpressley Oct 5, 2010
  • Digital Scents
    http://www.cosmosmagazine.com/node/3230/full Examines the potential for using smell within the digital realm. Rather than being just a Digiscents Gen 2, the proposed applications and the connection with mood and memory seem to offer viable credence to the ideas and there potential. The idea of connecting smell to a mobile message, or as part of deeper immersion into a virtual environment has potential beyond the commercial. - Dougdar Dougdar Sep 20, 2010
  • Super Thin Flexible E-Paper
    http://www.sonyinsider.com/2010/09/14/sony-shows-off-prototype-flexible-electronic-paper-display/ Sony has recently announced and demo'd a new kind of very thin, very flexible e-paper that could be used in the future as a medium between the more heavy weight tablet options like an iPad or the new RIM table. - JamieMadden JamieMadden Sep 27, 2010
  • The Rise of 3-D Printers - NYTimes.com Another good take from NYTimes. - KeeneH KeeneH Oct 17, 2010
  • What Publishers Can and Should Learn from "The Element" Nice take on where interactive e-books is headed. Includes interview with Theodore Gray, author of the The Elements. - KeeneH KeeneH Oct 17, 2010
  • When glass touch screens feel like sandpaper Interesting haptic research coming out of Disney Research unit. "TeslaTouch" for glass screens. - KeeneH KeeneH Oct 17, 2010