Technology

Using an iPad as a Laptop Replacement – An Experiment

March 14, 2012

With all of the news with the new iPad, some people might be asking the question: should I get an iPad or a laptop? The answer, of course, is yes…depending on your computer needs. Most people seem to over-estimate their computer […]

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Technology and Humanity

February 8, 2012

At every step we have to ask whether current technology is leading us in directions that serve our human purposes. Such questions are not technical; they are social, moral, and political. Sherry Turkle, quoted from How computers change the way we […]

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Lifehacker: In Defense of Video Games: More Than Just an Entertaining Time Sink

Lifehacker posted a very good article addressing the question “Can video games make you smarter?” The article lays out the arguement video games do not make you smarter, but they do improve cognative ability. When thinking about video games in educaiton, […]

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Why I Use a Kindle

There are many eReaders out there. The iPad, Nook Color, Sony Reader, any smartphone…and those are just the ones that are popular. There several I hadn’t even heard of. The Kobo, Novel, Alex eReader…etc. the list goes on and on. […]

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The Future of UI

From TED: Minority Report science adviser and inventor John Underkoffler demos g-speak — the real-life version of the film’s eye-popping, tai chi-meets-cyberspace computer interface. Is this how tomorrow’s computers will be controlled? (Source: http://www.youtube.com/)

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Future with Glass

Wow. Just a big wow. The future is so close. I can’t wait until we are there. It looks awesome! (link via @amcollier) (Source: http://www.youtube.com/)

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Flexible Amoled Displays from CES

This is awesome. Flexible AMOLED displays from CES 2011. This is incredible and will be here before we know it. (Source: http://www.youtube.com/)

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2010 Through the Eyes of Google

January 7, 2011

A look back at 2010 through the eyes of Google. (Source: http://www.youtube.com/)

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World Lens Through a Mobile Phone

world-shaker: This is the future. This is an app that translates text you’re looking at in real time. Mind=BLOWN. Introducing Word Lens (via QuestVisual) (Source: http://www.youtube.com/)

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Definition of Technology

November 19, 2010

(Technology is) anything that isn’t around when you were born. Alan Kay, Lecture at the University of California-Los Angeles, 1996

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