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The internet of things is setting up the ultimate culture clash

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Company-wide access to Gigaom Research, analyst briefings or inquiries, Gigaom Event tickets & much more. How a company builds a business model, or even products for the internet of things, depends on which side of the cultural divide they are coming from — old-line or the digital economy ...

This is the most detailed map yet of our place in the universe

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2 mentions2 weeks ago
We know that the Earth and the solar system are located in the Milky Way galaxy. But how, exactly, does the Milky Way fit in among the billions of other galaxies in the known universe? In a fascinating new study for Nature, a team of scientists mapped thousands ...

Future of Film: Even Bigger Screens and, Yep, Cinema Selfies

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3 mentions2 weeks ago
As exhibitors try to fend off competition from ever-bigger home theater systems, movie houses may soon take their cues from the '50s. Back then, to counter the arrival of TV, Hollywood retaliated by offering bigger — and wider — images onscreen, culminating in Cinerama. That panoramic theater configuration,

Box on Vimeo

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Box explores the synthesis of real and digital space through projection-mapping onto moving surfaces. The short film documents a live performance, captured entirely in camera. CREDITS Directed by: BOT & DOLLY Executive Producer: Julia Gottlieb Producers: Bill Galusha, Nick Read Creative & Technical Director: Tarik Abdel-Gawad Design ...

Why Wearable Tech Will Be as Big as the Smartphone | Gadget Lab |

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Data will not help you if you can’t see it when you need it. For Dan Eisenhardt—a competitive swimmer for more than a decade, beginning as a 9-year-old in his native Denmark—the data he needed in the water, what he could never know in the water, was his ...

IBM reveals its top five innovation predictions for the next five years

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2 mentions9 months ago
The IBM “5 in 5″ is the eighth year in a row that IBM has made predictions about technology, and this year’s prognostications are sure to get people talking. We discussed them with Bernie Meyerson, the vice president of innovation at IBM, and he told us that the ...

U.K. Military Failing to Tackle Big Data

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5 mentions12 months ago
The U.K. and other military forces are failing to manage the flow of data modern war-fighting equipment generate, which could result in operations failing.A report, Big Data for Defence And Security, published by the London military think tank, The Royal United Services Institute, quoting senior Ministry of Defence ...

64% Of Organizations Have Invested In Or Plan To Invest In Big Data Tech, But Only 8% Have Started Using It, Says Gartner | TechCrunch

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Businesses are eager to spend money on big data, but few have a clear cut plan for what they plan to do with the technology, according to a new Gartner report. 64% of organizations surveyed have already purchased or are planning to invest in big data solutions in ...

RainDance Technologies raises $35M to tackle big data challenges of genomics

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RainDance Technologies, a big data genomics company, has raised $35 million to expand into new markets. Big data genomics company RainDance Technologies has raised $35 million in debt financing from Capital Royalty Partners to accelerate growth and support product development. The deal comes on the heels of a ...

Facebook Chases Google’s Deep Learning with New Research Group | MIT Technology Review

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A technique called deep learning could help Facebook understand its users and their data better. Facebook’s piles of data on people’s lives could allow it to push the boundaries of what can be done with the emerging AI technique known as deep learning.Facebook is set to get an ...

Coming Soon: iPads and Kindles During Take-off and Landing

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2 mentions12 months ago
If all goes as expected this week, the New York Times's Nick Bilton will get almost everything he's ever wanted when the Federal Aviation Administration relaxes its safety recommendations for electronics use during take-off and landing. Flyers will get to read ebooks, listen to podcasts, or do almost ...

Yottamine Sets Big Data Machine Learning Record

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Bellevue, WA September 23, 2013 – Yottamine Analytics, a new machine learning innovator, announced today that it has achieved unprecedented prediction speed, scale, accuracy and price-performance with its Yottamine Predictive Services (YPS) software running on a powerful Amazon Web Services (AWS) compute cluster (CC2.8xlarge). The demonstration represents the ...

Why the future of software is all about analytics, analytics, analytics

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Any company that wants to sell software to enterprise in the next few years might be wise to start thinking about data. That doesn’t mean becoming a “big data” company, per se, but at least thinking of what metrics your customers need tracked and how to deliver that ...

A new web tool lets you compare the world's constitutions

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The Comparing Constitutions Project has launched new web tool called Constitute, which lets users search their way through the world’s constitutions by keyword or theme. Not only is the tool handy for gathering info on international laws, but it’s also indicative of how the web can ease access to valuable data via nice interfaces masking lots of complicated data-prep work. The organization’s website has lots of other constitutional data and visualizations, too. Subscriber Content comes from GigaOM Pro, a revolutionary approach to market research without the high price tag. Visit ...


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Thousands of games, millions of users. Everything you love about Steam. Available soon as a free operating system designed for the TV and the living room.As we’ve been working on bringing Steam to the living room, we’ve come to the conclusion that the environment best suited to delivering ...

A new worker's revolution is rising in China and it doesn't involve humans

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Introducing Apple’s New “Kids” App Store | TechCrunch

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Apple has finally take steps to better cater to the children who have adopted its devices, and especially family favorite the iPad, with the launch of a Kids App Store. Arriving this week alongside the launch of iOS 7, the Kids App Store store is not a separate ...

Heavybit: Grad School for Startups Building a Software Supply Chain | Xconomy

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James Lindenbaum, the Heroku co-founder who has spent the last year building a new startup training program called Heavybit Industries, thinks the software industry is still just as primitive as the automobile business was back in the Great Depression.As late as 1930, Ford and other automakers remained vertically ...

Blackberry in a Financial Freefall and Rolls Out the New Blackberry Z30

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4 mentions12 months ago
Too little too late for Blackberry indeed… imagine, in the same week that the company has reported a massive loss, huge employee cuts/layoffs, and yet we have a new Blackberry device coming to market, the Z30, which I find of interest is not even featured on their website ...

IA Summit 2014

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4 mentions12 months ago
As we recently announced, London-based designer and journalist Martin Belam will be a keynote speaker at the 2014 IA Summit in San Diego.Johanna Kollman, an IA Summit co-chair, interviewed Martin on some of his experiences as a designer and business owner. He shared some great advice on selling ...

Three Ways That iOS 7 Will Spark a Boom in App Design | Wired Design |

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If you want to see the future of apps, look to Apple’s new stock apps. Photo: Ariel Zambelich / WIREDYou probably feel strongly about iOS 7. Maybe you love it. Maybe you hate it. Maybe you just can’t get over that Safari icon (what were they thinking!?). But ...

Augmented reality sat-nav tried out

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2 mentions12 months ago
The BBC's technology correspondent Rory Cellan-Jones tries out a sat-nav which is projected onto a car's windscreen.Pioneer's Masaya 'Matt' Hashida claims that eye movement is reduced with his company's Navgate system, which has been demonstrated at Berlin's IFA trade show.

MGUG Fall Conference 2013 - October 2, 2013

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2 mentions12 months ago
The MGUG Fall Conference is Manitoba's premier geospatial information conference event. Previous Conferences have attracted hundreds geomatics professionals and students. Attendance last year exceeded 400 attendees. With an outstanding slate of geospatial presentations, excellent networking opportunities, and a vibrant trade show, we are expecting another great turnout for ...

Football Type

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Football Type is a non profit book celebrating football and typography. The book is a limited edition of 1000 with each bespoke cover hand numbered using official FAPL lettering.100% of profits from the sale of the book will go to the UK charity Football Foundation. Their mission is to improve facilities, and build communities throughout England.Face37 is Rick Banks. London-based, award-winning designer, specialising in Branding, Graphic Design & Type Design.Formed in 1997, Identity has built a reputation for producing high quality print for a variety of business sectors including, design,

Contest: Use OpenStreetMap Data for Game Maps

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4 mentions12 months ago
Game engine maker Crytek came up with the idea to encourage use of open data in computer games. Now the idea is part of a contetst,IC tomorrow’s digital innovation games contest. The contest offers up to £25,000 to five businesses to create an innovative application that meets certain ...

stamen design

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4 mentions12 months ago
This is a hands-on web design position. You'll be working with a team of designer/engineers who will be looking to you to help make their ideas sing. You should be the kind of person who can rework and iterate an idea until it's perfect.You'll need to know and ...

Apple fingerprint ID 'hacked'

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2 mentions12 months ago
Hackers claim to have broken Apple's iPhone 5S Touch ID fingerprint recognition system just a day after the phone was launched.Germany's Chaos Computer Club claims it "successfully bypassed the biometric security of Apple's Touch ID using easy everyday means".By photographing a fingerprint left on a glass surface and ...

WORLD | Virtual reality violence too real to ignore | Laura Edghill | Sept. 21, 2013

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Police arrested a Louisiana high school student last week for posting a YouTube video of himself simulating the shooting of classmates using the augmented reality (AR) app “Real Strike.”The app works by overlaying a first-person shooter view that includes a choice of guns on what the player actually ...

Super Typhoon Usagi

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2 mentions12 months ago
This weekend, the most powerful tropical cyclone of 2013 passed between Taiwan and the Philippines, then slammed into the southeastern coast of China on September 22. Dozens of people died in China and the Philippines due to flooding, airborne debris, and collapsed buildings.The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) ...

WEARABLE COMPUTING: Inside The New Mobile Market That Is Taking Shape

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But wearables won't just complement smartphones. What is perhaps most intriguing about them is that they will serve new purposes too. Because they are designed to be worn close to the body, they're ideal for monitoring our vital signs and health. They'll track how active we are, our ...

What's it like to live in a smart city?

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2 mentions12 months ago
As we head towards a new era of urbanisation - half of the world's population will live in cities by 2050 - the race is on to make our cities fit for purpose.Technology is playing a bigger role in helping to make city life run more smoothly, from ...

How a Type Museum Rewrote Its Fate

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5 mentions12 months ago
The passion and generosity of font fans helped save Wisconsin's Hamilton Wood Type when it was forced to leave its historic factory building. Late October 2012, the board of the Hamilton Wood Type, the largest vintage wood-type repository and museum in the United States, was notified they had ...

Will Wright raises $5M for Syntertainment startup to blend reality and entertainment (exclusive)

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3 mentions12 months ago
The creator of SimCity is back. Will Wright has cofounded Syntertainment, a new startup that has raised $5 million from investors, including Andreessen Horowitz and former Electronic Arts chief executive John Riccitiello.In an exclusive interview with GamesBeat, Wright said the company will focus on the intersection of entertainment ...

Go Beyond Contest

3 mentions12 months ago
On Thursday, September 19, the Toronto Star, in partnership with Nissan Canada, will produce a newspaper that springs to life with the swipe of a smartphone or tablet. By hovering one of these devices over our newspaper pages, photographs will morph into videos, columnists will speak, cartoons will ...

After 20-year absence, Star Trek returns to the world of pinball

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2 mentions1 year ago
Last time on Pinball Technica we covered the announcement of the Metallica pinball machine. Reader response was pretty positive, even if the band theme was a little polarizing for some, so we've decided to occasionally check in on the world of pinball. In this age of 64-bit smartphones,

iPhone's M7 motion processor to integrate with Maps as Apple develops indoor mapping, public transit

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3 mentions1 year ago
Besides the main 64-bit A7 processor in the new iPhone 5s, Apple has included a dedicated motion co-processor called the M7. The chip powers many of the sensor technologies in the iPhone, such as the accelerometer, compass, and gyroscope in order to move the weight off of those ...

First Hadoop Search Engine Launched By Cloudera

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Cloudera has announced the general availability of Cloudera Search and an accompanying add-on RTS (Real-time Search) subscription. This product represents the first fully integrated search engine for interactive exploration of data stored in the Hadoop Distributed File System (HDFS) and Apache HBase. Cloudera suggests that "for years now" ...

U.S. Flooding Map & Satellite Images

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3 mentions1 year ago
Continuously updated US flooding information from the National Weather Service shows observed flooding locations and statistics, flood warning areas, as well as current precipitation.See the real-time effects of the flooding via social media posts. To change the search terms, go to the Social menu, click the settings icon, and update the keyword. For media inquiries, contact us at

SAP plans KXEN buy to widen appeal of big data analytics | ZDNet

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Summary: The proposed acquisition of predictive-analytics firm KXEN is designed to help SAP automate more business modelling tasks for non data scientists.Enterprise software giant SAP says it's buying predictive-analytics firm KXEN to increase use of its own big-data analysis tools among ordinary business staff by adding more automation.The ...

OracleVoice: Big Data At Work: The World Is Making A Digital Copy Of Itself

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Forbes BrandVoice™ allows marketers to connect directly with the Forbes audience by enabling them to create content – and participate in the conversation – on the Forbes digital publishing platform. Each BrandVoice™ is produced by the marketer. More on BrandVoice™ here , or email us directly at

push.conference by envis precisely

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Regarding a strong design and software development industry, Munich is one of the most densely packed areas in Germany.In 2013 there are around 5.000 businesses focusing on media and creative services and more than 24.000 from the IT industry according to official numbers.15 universities directly in Munich, with ...

Datapipe Acquires Newvem, An Analytics Service For Monitoring AWS | TechCrunch

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Datapipe, a managed services provider, has acquired Newvem, a company that provides heat maps and other forms of analytics for AWS customers. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.Newvem provides services that simplifies the use of AWS and other cloud services by providing customers with a platform for ...

Scenario Maps Designed to Manage Possible Levee Breach

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The City of Muscatine Levee Breach Scenario maps are published online along with the Army Corps of Engineers study presentation."High water is an annual occurrence along the Mississippi River, threatening life, commerce, and agricultural interests," said Randy Hill, public works director for Muscatine. "Proactive planning is an effort ...

Investigating the Security of the Firefox OS

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Firefox OS is Mozilla’s foray into the mobile operating system field and promises a more adaptive mobile OS. But as mobile threats, in particular in the Android platform, has gained momentum, the question in everyone’s mind is – how safe is it?About a month ago, Telefonica announced that ...

An Interview with Geoff Manaugh (@bldgblog)

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1 mentions1 year ago
In architecture and design-related circles, author and educator Geoff Manaugh needs little introduction. Through a consistently revelatory and often dizzying stream of spatial polemics hatched at his blog BLDGBLOG, Manaugh has spun-off his interest in architecture, science and the environment into a number of educational, curatorial and journalistic ...

Smarter Planet -- SMBs Make Sustainability A Reality with Social --

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To achieve sustainability, we need to be smarter about our impact on the world, and more efficient in everything we do, from how we consume resources to how we do business. Consumer groups demanding more responsible business operations have long been pushing for sustainability to preserve natural resources ...

“Making Data More Human” Lecture with Jer Thorp

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The data artist will discuss his beautiful and moving data visualization projects that seek to help put abstract data into a human context. This event is free. For information visit or call The UA Myers School of Art at 330-972-6360.

IA Summit 2014

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Proposals for workshops, presentations, and panel discussions are now being accepted. What will you share at #ias14?The IA Summit brings together industry leaders, mid-career professionals and new practitioners alike to learn from each other, discover new opportunities, and assess the state of the industry. Design, user experience, and,

2013 Esri Developer Summit in Europe

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The Esri DevSummit Europe is the event for developers to come together and learn the latest and greatest in geospatial development from each other and Esri developers.This year's DevSummit has more of what you asked for—more deep-dive technical sessions, more user presentations, and more one-on-one developer time. Choose ...

Home Office accused of illegal font use on illegal immigrants campaign

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A French type designer has accused the UK Home Office of using his typeface without permission on its recent anti-illegal immigration van campaign.The controversial campaign saw vans drive through London last month bearing the slogan ‘In the UK Illegally? Go Home or Face Arrest’. You can see an ...

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