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Google Glass Recon competitor ships 50K devices, takes Intel investment, hints at Apple connection

Google Glass Recon competitor ships 50K devices, takes Intel investment, hints at Apple connection | Digital, Science, Innovation and Business | Scoop.it

Google Glass competitor Recon, which sells the Recon Jet heads-up display and bills itself as the Google Glass for athletes and professionals, has secured an investment from Intel Capital.

In perhaps bigger news, the company announced that it has already shipped 50,000 units worldwide of its Snow model, designed for skiers.


Via François-Xavier Schaeffer
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Good to see Google about to get some competition. These ones look cooler anyway!

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James Rukas's curator insight, September 30, 2013 9:42 PM

I wonder If i need a prescription? Ya know my eyes aren't what they used to be! And are these the kind a glasses that let me see more than I'm suppose to see? Do ya know what I mean??

robyns tut's curator insight, October 1, 2013 2:56 AM

Would be pretty cool if it ever made its way to production.

Nandi

Declan Lan's curator insight, October 1, 2013 8:43 PM
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The fuzzy lines between science fiction and science fact. Digital innovation, the rise of mobile, gaming and other tech innovations like 3D printing continue to fuel start ups around the world and change the face of business forever.
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Microsoft and Skype may have just invented the world's first real universal translator | Cult of Mac

Microsoft and Skype may have just invented the world's first real universal translator | Cult of Mac | Digital, Science, Innovation and Business | Scoop.it

Thia Universal translators are a common trope in science fiction. In The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy, they come in the form of the babelfish, a tiny crusta

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This is very cool, how long will it be before studying languages at school will be obsolete?

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TRADING INSIDER: Four Megatrends Changing Consumer Markets Around The World

TRADING INSIDER: Four Megatrends Changing Consumer Markets Around The World | Digital, Science, Innovation and Business | Scoop.it

Futurists like to say that something like 60% of the jobs that will exist in 10 years haven’t been invented yet.

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To think that 60% of future jobs have not been invented yet is pretty mind blowing. A good read.

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Neurosurgeons successfully implant 3D printed skull (Wired UK)

Neurosurgeons successfully implant 3D printed skull (Wired UK) | Digital, Science, Innovation and Business | Scoop.it
A 22-year-old woman from the Netherlands who suffers from a chronic bone disorder has had the top section of her skull removed and replaced with a 3D printed implant
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This is very cool, one of the first instances I have seen of 3D printed items being used in Surgery. The tip of the iceberg no doubt.

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This Is What Your Face Will Look Like In 2060

This Is What Your Face Will Look Like In 2060 | Digital, Science, Innovation and Business | Scoop.it
With augmented reality contact lenses just a hop and a skip away, the era of having a digitally rendered face isn't too far off.

Via Sílvia Dias
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I was thinking that the natural extension to  wearable glasses was contact lenses. The idea of AR face projections is a little creepy though...

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'Hitchhiker's Guide' text adventure gets 30th-anniversary update

'Hitchhiker's Guide' text adventure gets 30th-anniversary update | Digital, Science, Innovation and Business | Scoop.it

THis Test your wits against the BBC's updated edition of the maddeningly challenging 'Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy' text adventure game. Read this article by Amanda Kooser on CNET.

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This takes me back and makes me feel old. I only too well remember playing this and other text based adventure games as a 10 year old on my Dads Apple 2E, its appears that for the 30th Anniversary of the Hitchhiker Guide to the Galaxy game that the BBC have tweaked the games UI.


Worth a walk down memory lane or worth seeing what the kids of yesterday had to play with. 


For the record I am as terrible at the game now as I was 30 years ago., my attention span significantly worse now in my middle age. Enjoy.

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This Insane New App Will Allow You To Read Novels In Under 90 Minutes | Elite Daily

This Insane New App Will Allow You To Read Novels In Under 90 Minutes | Elite Daily | Digital, Science, Innovation and Business | Scoop.it
The reading game is about to change forever. Boston-based software developer Spritz has been in "stealth mode" for three years, tinkering with their program and leasing it out to different ebooks, apps, and other platforms.
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This is really quite  amazing - check out the examples at the bottom of the page starting at 250 words per minute, who would have thought 500 words a minute would be so easy.


This software would give Samsung's new wearable device a real leg up.

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Monkey controls another's movement via computer link

Monkey controls another's movement via computer link | Digital, Science, Innovation and Business | Scoop.it
Scientists use computer chips to link two monkeys, allowing one's brain to control the other's movement.
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This is amazing and a little scary, once again Science Fiction coming to life in front of our eyes.

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Robot Termites Can Build Complex Structures

Robot Termites Can Build Complex Structures | Digital, Science, Innovation and Business | Scoop.it
Harvard scientists have developed robots that can create structures using simple rules based on the way termites build.
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This is very cool, "Termite' robots built by Scientists from Harvard building structures by following simple rules.

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Nasa says Mars mystery rock that ‘appeared’ from nowhere is ‘like nothing we’ve seen before’

Nasa says Mars mystery rock that ‘appeared’ from nowhere is ‘like nothing we’ve seen before’ | Digital, Science, Innovation and Business | Scoop.it
A mysterious rock which appeared in front of the Opportunity rover is "like nothing we've ever seen before", according to Mars exploration scientists at Nasa.
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This is quite amazing.

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The business of home automation is enabling the internet of things

The business of home automation is enabling the internet of things | Digital, Science, Innovation and Business | Scoop.it
The home automation market size is around $8.8 billion. Here’s an overview of some business models to capture the opportunity.
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Another huge, up and coming sector which will be the fuel for continued innovation in the Digital space. Look out for plenty of start-up activity in this space in the years ahead.

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Meet the eight astounding finalists of DARPA's Robotics Challenge

Meet the eight astounding finalists of DARPA's Robotics Challenge | Digital, Science, Innovation and Business | Scoop.it
This past weekend, eight robots distinguished themselves from the rest at the DARPA Robotics Challenge, earning them a place at the 2014 Grand Challenge. Here's what you need to know about these great eight.
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Check out the winners of the DARPA Robotics challenge, amazing stuff.

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The transparent and flexible electronics of the future could be printed with an ordinary printer

The transparent and flexible electronics of the future could be printed with an ordinary printer | Digital, Science, Innovation and Business | Scoop.it
If the dreamers of the tech world have their way, the day will come when we'll use 3D printers to produce everything we need, from nourishing meals to spacecraft parts. Electronics have proven...

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This is very cool. Printing electronics on paper and 3D printing. 

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Bitcoin Survival Guide: Everything You Need to Know About the Future of Money | Wired Enterprise | Wired.com

Bitcoin Survival Guide: Everything You Need to Know About the Future of Money | Wired Enterprise | Wired.com | Digital, Science, Innovation and Business | Scoop.it
Bitcoin is a digital currency, meaning it's money controlled and stored entirely by computers spread across the internet, and this money is finding its way to more and more people and businesses around the world.
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A great article on the history and future of Bitcoins,good reading for people who do and dont have a clue what a Bitcoin is.

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Is the Internet of Things strategic to the enterprise? | ZDNet

Is the Internet of Things strategic to the enterprise? | ZDNet | Digital, Science, Innovation and Business | Scoop.it
Few are disputing the growth of connected devices of all kinds -- from office equipment to smartdust -- will be historic. But will it be critical to the survival and growth of the enterprise?
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Here is a great article regarding the 'Internet of Things' (IoT) and the impact for the enterprise. Predictions of this market being worth US$8.9 trillion with more the 212 billion connected things by 2020 is mind blowing.

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14 Emerging Digital Technologies That Will Change The World

14 Emerging Digital Technologies That Will Change The World | Digital, Science, Innovation and Business | Scoop.it
Policy Horizons Canada worked with futurist and data visualizer Michell Zappa of Envisioning to produce a report called MetaScan 3: Emerging Technologies and accompanying infographics. We are reproducing the summary for emerging digital and communications technologies.
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This is a fantastic list of cool Digital Technologies that we can expect to start seeing more and more of in the future. 

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Facebook’s $2B Oculus Deal Happened Over The Last Five Days | TechCrunch

Facebook’s $2B Oculus Deal Happened Over The Last Five Days | TechCrunch | Digital, Science, Innovation and Business | Scoop.it
Facebook's deal to buy Oculus VR for $2 billion happened relatively quickly and the negotiations were hammered out over the last five days during the..
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Once again something really cool is acquired by Facebook - I hope they give Oculus the freedom to maintain their own identity. Fantastic technology, I cant wait to get a demo!

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Tesco n'a pas attendu pour tester l'oculus - voir la vidéo d'un parcours revisité en suivant ce lien : http://tiny.cc/xezmdx
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The Earth Was Almost Fried Back in 2012

The Earth Was Almost Fried Back in 2012 | Digital, Science, Innovation and Business | Scoop.it
A massive solar storm in July 2012 was more intense than thought—and it blasted right through the Earth's orbit. Luckily for us, we were on the other side of the sun, thus missing the chaos completely. But if that storm had hit this beautiful little blue marble in space? "The solar bursts would have enveloped Earth in magnetic fireworks matching the largest magnetic storm ever reported on Earth, the so-called Carrington event of 1859," Science Daily reports.
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Wow. This would make quite the movie script, all of the earths satellites fried from one giant burp from the Sun. Hope we never get to see would happen in real life. 

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World Wide Web turns 25 years old

World Wide Web turns 25 years old | Digital, Science, Innovation and Business | Scoop.it
Twenty-five years ago, the World Wide Web was just an idea in a technical paper from an obscure, young computer scientist at a European physics lab. But the idea was so bold, it almost didn't happen.
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Happy 25th Birthday WWW!

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University of Liverpool scientists invent a contagious Wi-Fi virus

University of Liverpool scientists invent a contagious Wi-Fi virus | Digital, Science, Innovation and Business | Scoop.it
SCIENTISTS did not think it was possible, but now a UK team has invented a digital virus that can spread through the air like a biological disease.
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Wow, crazy stuff - I see a kick ass Sci-Fi movie in the making here.

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Functional Keyboard Can Be Printed Onto A Sheet Of Paper

Functional Keyboard Can Be Printed Onto A Sheet Of Paper | Digital, Science, Innovation and Business | Scoop.it
“Clunky input devices will soon be extinct thanks to this new technology.”
Via Don Dea
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I'll take 2 thanks! Seriously though some interesting stuff emerging which blends Digital and paper.
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Indie smash hit 'Flappy Bird' racks up $50K per day in ad revenue

Indie smash hit 'Flappy Bird' racks up $50K per day in ad revenue | Digital, Science, Innovation and Business | Scoop.it
The enigmatic and oppressively difficult mobile game Flappy Bird has turned into quite the cash cow for Vietnamese developer Dong Nguyen. In an interview with The Verge, Nguyen revealed that the...
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This simplistic yet satanically difficult game has become an unexpected hit around the world and now makes the developer $50K a month in Advertising revenue. I personally hate this game yet it gives us all hope that a mediocre idea can become a hit.


Whats your best score? Mine is 3

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NASA's Warp-Drive Solution for Faster-Than-Light Space Travel (A 2013 Most Popular)

NASA's Warp-Drive Solution for Faster-Than-Light Space Travel (A 2013 Most Popular) | Digital, Science, Innovation and Business | Scoop.it
According to state-of-the art theory, a warp drive could cut the travel time between stars from tens of thousands of years to weeks or months. Harold G. White, a physicist and advanced propulsion engineer at NASA and other NASA engineers...
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Science Fiction or Science fact? I wonder how long until a reality??

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Samsung now lets developers build Smart TV apps that can control home appliances

Samsung now lets developers build Smart TV apps that can control home appliances | Digital, Science, Innovation and Business | Scoop.it
LG just revealed plans to let you control household appliances via chat app Line, and now it's Samsung's turn. The Korean firm is giving developers the keys to build apps that ...
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Time to start developing Apps for your smart TVs??

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What’s the big deal with big data? Breaking down the year’s buzzword

What’s the big deal with big data? Breaking down the year’s buzzword | Digital, Science, Innovation and Business | Scoop.it
Jeff Anaya is part of the marketing team with Viralheat, the social media marketing suite for business.



Big Data is one of the latest phenomenon to hit tech news. This is ...
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For those of you that don't yet understand what 'Big Data' is - have a read of this simple explanation. 

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odysseas spyroglou's curator insight, December 18, 2013 3:11 AM

A simple explanation about big data. Read this first.

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The Reading Brain in the Digital Age: The Science of Paper versus Screens: Scientific American

The Reading Brain in the Digital Age: The Science of Paper versus Screens: Scientific American | Digital, Science, Innovation and Business | Scoop.it
E-readers and tablets are becoming more popular as such technologies improve, but research suggests that reading on paper still boasts unique advantages
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A very interesting article.

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