Tag Archives: technology

Create your own story on sStory

The goal is to make responsive magazine feature style mini-sites as easily as possible.

Sstory

The sStory component is a story viewer that displays the text of stories and tagged entities and concepts. Each story is related to “is-about” concepts, related named entities and other related stories. Each “is-about” concept and named entity found in the story is tagged by a GATE process pipeline. Normally this tagging is performed using the currently active domain ontology and dictionaries of named entities that are most likely to be part of these stories.
Related concepts and named entities can be highlighted in the story’s text and related stories can be explored. A search feature has been implemented in the component, along with a full-screen mode. However, due to full-screen limitations in Flex, the search feature is disabled in full-screen mode.

Create a story

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A next-generation digital book by Mike Matas

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Software developer Mike Matas demos the first full-length interactive book for the iPad — with clever, swipeable video and graphics and some very cool data visualizations to play with. The book is “Our Choice,” Al Gore’s sequel to “An Inconvenient Truth.”

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LV-RvzXGH2Y&w=560&h=315]

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The Computer Moves In

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In 1982, Time picked not a man, but a machine: the computer.
In its story about the pick, the magazine quoted an ad that attempted to answer the question:

- “Will someone please tell me what a personal computer can do?

- “A personal computer, it says, can send letters at the speed of light, diagnose a sick poodle, custom-tailor an insurance program in minutes, test recipes for beer.

We wonder what will come next!
What about you?

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PaperTab a thin line between computers and paper

“Creators of PaperTab claim ultra-slim, flexible invention will change the face of personal computing forever”

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A flexible, paper-thin tablet which looks and feels like a sheet of paper is being touted as a revolutionary advance in computing.

The PaperTab, a high-resolution plastic display PC prototype, was unveiled on Monday at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.

A new concept device developed by Intel, Queen’s University from Canada and the British firm Plastic Logic, it caused a stir on the first day of the week-long conference with an interactive, 10.7in plastic display that its makers called revolutionary. The team behind the PaperTab said their goal was to emulate the feel of paper with a robust, lightweight product that could bend and be dropped on a desk.

“If the idea catches on, expect paper to never be the same again,” said the news site pocket-lint.com.

Read more…

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=81iiGWdsJgg?rel=0&w=560&h=315]

Via The guardian

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5 Future Technology Innovations from IBM

Sight – Hearing – Smell – Touch – Taste

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wXkfrBJqVcQ?rel=0&w=560&h=315]

In 5 years, computers will hear what matters. Hearing systems of the future will be trained by ‘listening’ to sounds and will use this input to start detecting patterns and building models to decompose sounds. Machines will be used to predict when a tree might fall or to translate “baby talk” so parents understand if a baby’s fussing indicates hunger, tiredness or pain.

- Sight
[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YwfJVwknvRo?rel=0&w=560&h=315]

- Hearing
[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-oKfWIgDTFs?rel=0&w=560&h=315]

- Smell
[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RYkSvNKdyBM?rel=0&w=560&h=315]

- Touch
[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gg3tmZrwbDs?rel=0&w=560&h=315]

- Taste
[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DNz23XXLa1E?rel=0&w=560&h=315]

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Youtube and the future of TV

Think of watching a YouTube video. What kind of screen pops into your head?

Inside YouTube's Plan to Dominate Your TV-zgenesis

The Chances are you thought of your laptop, desktop, smartphone or tablet before you imagined flopping down in front of a YouTube video on your widescreen TV in the den.

But that’s an attitude YouTube is desparate to change — and TV makers are eager to help them out. A number of sets launching at CES 2013 this week in Las Vegas — including sets from Bang & Olufsen, LG, Panasonic and Sony — offer the video service’s recently launched “send to TV” feature.

This lets you pair an Android phone with a TV on the same Wi-Fi network, and cue up videos using the YouTube app as your remote. Sony and Samsung apps on some recently-sold TVs already work with the feature, as do TV apps on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Wii and Wii U consoles. Google TV not required. (Controls in the iOS YouTube app are coming soon.)

And all of that is just the tip of the iceberg. During interviews at YouTube HQ in San Bruno, Calif., the company tried its best to convince Mashable that a Minority Report-style future — one where the majority of us will simply flick videos off our phone screens and have them appear on our TVs, without a second thought — was just around the corner.

“We’re trying to build this infrastructure that scales everywhere from watching 1080p HD-quality video on your TV all the way down to using a dial-up modem in a developing country,” says Shiva Rajaraman, YouTube director of product management. “We’d like to be all things video, and that means getting video into all places” — with your smartphone replacing your remote or your game controller.

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b0zaNHntOe4&w=560&h=315]

Read more here…

via Mashable

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Computational Thinking in the 21st Century

One of the things teachers (and parents) will need to know more about is the concept of computational thinking.

Computational Thinking in the 21st Century-zgenesis

Smartphones, iPads, tablets, and other gadgets will be given as gifts to spread the holiday cheer, putting more computational power in the hands of people of all ages and walks of life than ever before. Walk into any toy section, and you’ll see tablets, games, and accessories designed for toddlers. Many little ones have not known a world without a “computing device”. Although not all children will grow up to be computer scientists, they will need to be prepared during their school years for an increasingly technology-infused society.
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Where music and technology come together

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The V Motion Project was a collaboration between a lot of clever creative people working together to create a machine that turns motion into music. read more…

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QR codes VS Consumers

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Gaining access to discounts is the primary reason consumers want to scan QR codes Read more…

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The mobile takeover


Interesting article about the new mobile generation and how its going to effect your business.
The mobile takeover

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