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Movie Theaters Ramp Up For The Next Big Thing: Satellite Delivery Of Digital Films

Movie Theaters Ramp Up For The Next Big Thing: Satellite Delivery Of Digital Films | Gear, Gadgets & Gizmos | Scoop.it
Technology is taking over Hollywood, and in more ways than digital films and 3D movies.
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This has been a long time coming, but glad at last it is here to help reduce the carbon footprint of the film industry..... just a liitle bit?

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Recording Your Life, Allowing Others To View It As Virtual Reality World: Lifelogging

Recording Your Life, Allowing Others To View It As Virtual Reality World: Lifelogging | Gear, Gadgets & Gizmos | Scoop.it
It’s called Bad Trip, and it certainly feels like one. Alan Kwan has been recording every moment of his life since November 2011 and he faces the same problem that other lifeloggers do: what to do with all that video footage?

Via Eugene Ch'ng
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This is quite beyond imagination, a bit disturbing and very creative all at the same time.

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Graphene: Bend and flex for mobile phones

Graphene: Bend and flex for mobile phones | Gear, Gadgets & Gizmos | Scoop.it
In the fourth of a five part series on the future of mobile phones, Roland Pease explores how the "wonder material" graphene could transform phones forever.
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Very cool tech with great possibilities for evolving phone displays.

Sci-fi becomes reality once more.

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Microsoft Research brings mid-air multitouch to Kinect (video)

Microsoft Research brings mid-air multitouch to Kinect (video) | Gear, Gadgets & Gizmos | Scoop.it
Shortly after the Kinect SDK first launched, it spawned a number of inspired efforts from researchers to make it do more than just track your body.
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Skyrim - Beautiful Nature - Ultra Realistic Graphics [ PC | HD 1080p | ENB ]

over 150 mods installed, maxed settings... if you like what you see, please help me with your thumbs up! THX 4xMSAA 16xAF Shadows on "high" SkyrimTuner ENB C...
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Great imagination shown here.... in the uncanny valley of "reality" ? You be the jury.

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Your fantasy smartphone feature

Your fantasy smartphone feature | Gear, Gadgets & Gizmos | Scoop.it
As 65,000 people assembled at Mobile World Congress this week to reveal the cutting-edge advances coming soon to the world of smartphones, we asked you what features you're desperate to see on the phones of the future.
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Now this looks interesting, moving away from a block in your hand. Total Recall anyone?

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The Government Can Use Your iPhone to Figure Out Where You've Been

The Government Can Use Your iPhone to Figure Out Where You've Been | Gear, Gadgets & Gizmos | Scoop.it
Court documents obtained by the ACLU reveal just how vulnerable information about your private life is to prying government eyes that get a hold of your phone.
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Be afraid.... be very afraid?

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11 Big Tech Trends You'll See in 2013

11 Big Tech Trends You'll See in 2013 | Gear, Gadgets & Gizmos | Scoop.it
Revolution in second-screen utility, big data dives, robots, embedded tech and more await us in 2013. Are you ready for it?
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Here comes the fun.

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Finally, Tattoos That Let You Control Objects with Your Mind | TIME.com

Finally, Tattoos That Let You Control Objects with Your Mind | TIME.com | Gear, Gadgets & Gizmos | Scoop.it
Science hasn't been easy on the paranormal, routinely deflating fantastic claims by hucksters purporting psychic abilities. So wouldn't it be ironic if scientists were on the verge of making paranormal-like abilities a reality?
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Why the Apple iWatch and Google Glass Don’t Matter | Cult of Mac

Why the Apple iWatch and Google Glass Don’t Matter | Cult of Mac | Gear, Gadgets & Gizmos | Scoop.it
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Hindsight is always 20/20. We will see what impact wither of these two new gadgets has once they hot the streets. iWatch together with G-Glass..... hmmmm perhaps.

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How Google is preparing the world for Glass

How Google is preparing the world for Glass | Gear, Gadgets & Gizmos | Scoop.it
analysis Amid skepticism and name-calling ('Glassholes!'), Google makes a strategic effort to bring wearable computing to the mainstream. Read this article by Casey Newton on CNET News.
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Now this may be worth the wait.

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Remember when video discs were the size of LPs?

Remember when video discs were the size of LPs? | Gear, Gadgets & Gizmos | Scoop.it
The analog vs. digital debates aren't limited to audio. There were more than a few analog video holdouts when the DVD debuted in 1997. Read this article by Steve Guttenberg on CNET News.
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Since I still have some of these discs, I could not resist including this here. It makes me once again stop and think about all of the now "dead media" that I have used in my 38 years of University media teaching and research. Thing is... you have to archive the hardware with the software to ever be able to see the content again. Unless of course you can migrate it all into a new format. Who has that much time and resources. But I do wish I could access some of the "good old content" in the old formats.

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Red sues Sony over patents, wants disputed F-series cameras \'destroyed\' (updated)

Red sues Sony over patents, wants disputed F-series cameras \'destroyed\' (updated) | Gear, Gadgets & Gizmos | Scoop.it
We reported that Sony was going \\
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RED vs SONY battle heats up. Who did what first and who own what now seems to be the issue. Well you can't keep a good idea down for long. Or to yourself either. Imitation is the finest form of flattery? Maybe not in this case.

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2013 — The Dawn Of Wearable Computing?

2013 — The Dawn Of Wearable Computing? | Gear, Gadgets & Gizmos | Scoop.it
Sooner rather than later you’ll have a computer attached to your face, and for some, it’ll happen as early as next year. Why?
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Resistence is futile you will be...... ?

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Memoto – The Camera That Makes Lifelogging Mainstream? Selling Fast On Kickstarter

Memoto – The Camera That Makes Lifelogging Mainstream?  Selling Fast On Kickstarter | Gear, Gadgets & Gizmos | Scoop.it
Here comes yet another tool for lifeloggers to catalogue those priceless moments of getting a cup of coffee or commuting to work.
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Sampling, sampling.

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Overview of current cyber attacks (logged by 97 Sensors ) - Sicherheitstacho.eu

Overview of current cyber attacks (logged by 97 Sensors ) - Sicherheitstacho.eu | Gear, Gadgets & Gizmos | Scoop.it

Via Gust MEES
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Sensors can tell us so much that we don't yet know.

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Gust MEES's curator insight, March 7, 2013 1:13 PM

 

A great real time observation tool...

 

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A great real time observation tool...


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Heads Turn as Microsoft Shows Off 3-D Scanning Techniques

Heads Turn as Microsoft Shows Off 3-D Scanning Techniques | Gear, Gadgets & Gizmos | Scoop.it
The software giant demonstrates three different means of capturing a fully three-dimensional scan: A simple smartphone app, the depth-sensing Kinect sensor and a more elaborate camera array.
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ExtremeTech » Brown University creates first wireless, implanted brain-computer interface

ExtremeTech » Brown University creates first wireless, implanted brain-computer interface | Gear, Gadgets & Gizmos | Scoop.it

"...One of the features that the Brown researchers seem most excited about is the device’s power consumption, which is just 100 milliwatts. For a device that might eventually find its way into humans, frugal power consumption is a key factor that will enable all-day, highly mobile usage. Amusingly, though, the research paper notes that the wireless charging does cause significant warming of the device, which was “mitigated by liquid cooling the area with chilled water during the recharge process and did not notably affect the animal’s comfort.” Another important factor is that the researchers were able to extract high-quality, “rich” neural signals from the wireless implant — a good indicator that it will also help human neuroscience, if and when the device is approved.

 

Moving forward, the wireless BCI is very much a part of BrainGate — the Brown University research group that’s tasked with bringing these neurological technologies to humans. So far, the pinnacle of BrainGate’s work is a robotic arm controlled by a tethered BCI, which paralyzed patients can use to feed themselves (video embedded below). While the wireless BCI isn’t approve for human use (and there’s no indication that they’re seeking approval yet), it was designed specifically so that it should be safe for human use..."

 


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Age of Cyborgs approaches faster than we realize.

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Leap Motion Controller Shipping Pre-Orders in May

Leap Motion Controller Shipping Pre-Orders in May | Gear, Gadgets & Gizmos | Scoop.it
Leap Motion, motion control system will start shipping to customers on May 13.
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This looks very interesting!

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Preeminent Cyborg Afraid Google's Glass Design Might Be Wack

Preeminent Cyborg Afraid Google's Glass Design Might Be Wack | Gear, Gadgets & Gizmos | Scoop.it
Google's been pushing its Project Glass hard lately, with Sergey Brin wearing a pair everywhere, and going so far as to call smartphones "emasculating." The space-age specs do seem pretty cool, but everyone's favorite Canadian cyborg Steve Mann...
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Steve has been at this for weel over a decade, back when being a "cyborg" was not even cool. He has considerable experience with gadgets.

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8 Brilliant Concepts For The Future Of Wearable Tech

8 Brilliant Concepts For The Future Of Wearable Tech | Gear, Gadgets & Gizmos | Scoop.it
Wearables are taking over. Whether it’s the Jawbone Up or an Apple iWatch, gadgets that live on our bodies will give rise to a level of data about ourselves and our environments that we’ve never had before.
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I used Google Glass: the future, with monthly updates

I used Google Glass: the future, with monthly updates | Gear, Gadgets & Gizmos | Scoop.it
The frosted-glass doors on the 11th floor of Google’s NYC headquarters part and a woman steps forward to greet me. This is an otherwise normal specimen of humanity. Normal height, slender build;...
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Here it comes! Not if but when.

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This 3D Printing Pen Lets You Draw Sculptures in Midair

This 3D Printing Pen Lets You Draw Sculptures in Midair | Gear, Gadgets & Gizmos | Scoop.it
3Doodler, a 3D-printing pen, allows users to draw three-dimensional objects in the air or on surfaces.
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If you can dream it... you can make it.

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A sensational breakthrough: the first bionic hand that can feel

A sensational breakthrough: the first bionic hand that can feel | Gear, Gadgets & Gizmos | Scoop.it
The first bionic hand that allows an amputee to feel what they are touching will be transplanted later this year in a pioneering operation that could introduce a new generation of artificial limbs with sensory perception.
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The joy of fax: Why Japan refuses to enter the 21st century

The joy of fax: Why Japan refuses to enter the 21st century | Gear, Gadgets & Gizmos | Scoop.it
They call it Galapagos syndrome: Japanese technologies that have stalled or developed in isolation from the rest of the world. And one of the key exhibits is the ubiquitous fax.
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You have to love Japan. So new and yet so old and traditional at the same time. There is something about a signed fax coming out that does not quite match an email. A new / old version of the post?

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