Computers

How Amazon’s Cloud-Accelerated Silk Browser Works

September 28, 2011
How Amazon's Cloud-Accelerated Silk Browser Works

The web browser on Kindle Fire accelerates the power of the mobile device hardware by using the computing speed and power of the Amazon Web Services Cloud.

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Ubiquitous Computing: Raspberry Pi, Computer On A Stick

August 29, 2011
Ubiquitous Computing: Raspberry Pi, Computer On A Stick

David Braben explains to the BBC’s Rory Cellan-Jones the Raspberry PI scheme designed to give a cheap computer on a stick to every child.

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Salesforce CEO Reflects On Steve Jobs’ Influence

August 26, 2011
Salesforce CEO Reflects On Steve Jobs’ Influence

Marc Benioff, chief executive officer of Salesforce.com Inc., discusses Steve Jobs’s influence in his professional life and the future of Apple Inc. after Jobs’s resignation as chief executive officer.

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Computer/Brain Interfaces

July 31, 2011

Discovery News reporter Jorge Ribas takes a look at computer/brain interfaces. While this technology has thus far been developed for health care applications (and likely military purposes), I think it is only a matter of time before it finds its way into the consumer market, particularly video games.

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iPad & Investigative Journalism

July 29, 2011
iPad & Investigative Journalism

David Fanning, award-winning producer of the investigate documentary series Frontline, speculates on the Apple iPad’s potential as a platform for the series.

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How We Taught Computers To Speak Our Language

July 18, 2011

Karen McGrane presents “Machines With Brains: How We Taught Computers To Speak Our Language” reviewing how human/machine interaction has evolved & what it means for marketers.

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Fleet Commander: Wall-Sized, Touch-Screen Star Wars Video Game

July 13, 2011
Fleet Commander: Wall-Sized, Touch-Screen Star Wars Video Game

Developed at the Electronic Visualization Laboratory (EVL) by MS graduate candidate Arthur Nishimoto, “Fleet Commander” explores how a real-time interactive strategy game that would typically rely on complex keyboard commands and mouse interactions be transferred into a multi-user, multi-touch environment.

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Oblong: Real-Life “Minority Report” Computer Interface

June 24, 2011
Oblong: Real-Life “Minority Report” Computer Interface

Videos of a demonstration of the Oblong computer interface, the same kind of natural computing you saw in the movie Minority Report.

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The Post-PC Era

June 5, 2011
The Post-PC Era

Forrester analyst Sarah Rotman Epps discusses the post-PC era: It’s getting closer to the concept of ubiquitous computing.

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