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Durex creates vibrating underwear you can control via smartphone apps

Durex creates vibrating underwear you can control via smartphone apps | Intriguing Connections | Scoop.it
Durex unveiled its new “Fundawear” product this week, which is basically a set of underwear that will vibrate whenever your partner decides you need some sexual attention.
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A world gone mad for Apps and echoes of Barbarella

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Gartner's 2013 Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies Maps Out Evolving Relationship Between Humans and Machines

Gartner's 2013 Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies Maps Out Evolving Relationship Between Humans and Machines | Intriguing Connections | Scoop.it

The evolving relationship between humans and machines is the key theme of Gartner, Inc.'s "Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies, 2013." Gartner has chosen to feature the relationship between humans and machines due to the increased hype around smart machines, cognitive computing and the Internet of Things. Analysts believe that the relationship is being redefined through emerging technologies, narrowing the divide between humans and machines.

 

Gartner's 2013 Hype Cycle Special Report provides strategists and planners with an assessment of the maturity, business benefit and future direction of more than 2,000 technologies, grouped into 98 areas. New Hype Cycles this year include content and social analytics, embedded software and systems, consumer market research, open banking, banking operations innovation, and information and communication technology (ICT) in Africa.

 

The Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies report is the longest-running annual Hype Cycle, providing a cross-industry perspective on the technologies and trends that senior executives, CIOs, strategists, innovators, business developers and technology planners should consider in developing emerging-technology portfolios.

 

"It is the broadest aggregate Gartner Hype Cycle, featuring technologies that are the focus of attention because of particularly high levels of hype, or those that Gartner believes have the potential for significant impact," said Jackie Fenn, vice president and Gartner fellow.....


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New York Times And Guardian Will Publish More Snowden Revelations

New York Times And Guardian Will Publish More Snowden Revelations | Intriguing Connections | Scoop.it

The news forecast? More Snowden...The New York Times is in the Snowden game.The paper — which NSA leaker Edward Snowden deliberately avoided over his fear that it would cooperate with the United States government — is now working with the Guardian on a series of stories based on documents that detail National Security Agency cooperation with its British counterpart, the Government Communications Headquarters, known as GCHQ."In a climate of intense pressure from the UK government, The Guardian decided to bring in a US partner to work on the GCHQ documents provided by Edward Snowden," Guardian spokeswoman Jennifer Lindenauer said in an email. "We are continuing to work in partnership with the NYT and others to report these stories."...


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Jeff Domansky's curator insight, August 25, 2013 4:59 PM

The news forecast? More Snowden...

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Could The Matrix, Back To The Future, Or Star Trek Actually Happen? - Edudemic

Could The Matrix, Back To The Future, Or Star Trek Actually Happen? - Edudemic | Intriguing Connections | Scoop.it
Could films like Wall-E and Back to the Future actually happen? Let's examine them - and learn about energy and science at the same time!

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NSA files 'were not a threat to national security'

Guardian's Glenn Greenwald tells Channel 4 News that it is "completely idiotic" to say UK national security was threatened by classified documents carried by...
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Want to explore the moon? Exploring the moon in Google Earth - Google Earth Blog

Want to explore the moon? Exploring the moon in Google Earth - Google Earth Blog | Intriguing Connections | Scoop.it
While hundreds millions of people have used Google Earth over the years, many aren’t aware of some of the great things it can do. One of those is the ability to explore our moon, which is an excellent feature to have.
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Qualcomm CEO Worried About End Of Moore's Law -SVW

Qualcomm CEO Worried About End Of Moore's Law -SVW | Intriguing Connections | Scoop.it
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Edward Snowden asylum: Russia’s ‘zero-sum’ misstep - Edward-Isaac Dovere

Edward Snowden asylum: Russia’s ‘zero-sum’ misstep - Edward-Isaac Dovere | Intriguing Connections | Scoop.it
President Barack Obama can’t come close to living up to the fantasies of a showdown stirred by Vladimir Putin’s international flip-off.
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Is Google Relevant To A Semantic Web?

Is Google Relevant To A Semantic Web? | Intriguing Connections | Scoop.it

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An interesting conversation broke out on Thomas Power's G+ profile (https://plus.google.com/114149296801704936672/posts/8AYn6gwG1wc ). Funny how relevant the conversation is to Future of Web Design 1 & 2 Haiku Decks (http://sco.lt/7r6zkf & http://sco.lt/61eqNF ). 

Here is a riff I just added to the great conversation about Google and the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire:

Note To Thomas Power based on his thread...
Decline and fall of the Roman Empire for Google for sure. I think social scared them about as much as a company can be scared sort of like how scared Microsoft was of the web.

Turns out they both were right to be scared (lol). As we move toward semantic web, a web of meaning and context checked by social, what we know as Google will be all but gone.

I just created a Haiku Deck about how web design changes in a semantic web time (http://sco.lt/61eqNF if you are interested and sorry to pimp your post). 

The reason the big G is worried and closing the gates is app-ification + semantic could be a difficult combination for their $. Google's system depends on the VOTE of a link (or link expressed as social share). 

What if we LINK LESS? What if we SEARCH LESS? In an app-based world where I watch my Amazon movies without every appearing to go to Amazon (at least as far as Google is concerned) how relevant and true is Google's traffic analysis? 

Last night I fired my Amazon app to watch Inspector Morris and Google has NO VIEW into that click or time on site, none. As the mobile web dominates we will app-ify all of our code. 

My deck speaks to our adoption of the Google float. Once our websites are What If math then we can be said to be fully app based too since what Google's spider "sees" is nothing. 

Nothing because what you see when you go to my website will be different than what someone else sees based on your cookie. That cookie will say what persona you belong within and so what website you see. 

If Google has value in the world described in the Future of Web Design it will be VASTLY different than counting links. I think THIS anticipation of OUR future floats is why Google is insisting on having us all logged in all the time. 

Once we are logged in we are using Google's app in a similar way as my use of Amazon's last night. We disappear to anyone other than Google allowing Google to create a new value system NOT based on links. 

Semantic web is that new value system not based on links. Google will have so many signals and so much big data on behavior they can craft a new voting booth for their SERPs pages - one that may just remain elegant and relevant even in a world of meaning controlled by apps.  


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Ray Hiltz's curator insight, July 19, 2013 8:42 AM

Interesting conversation about importance of shares as a metric for Google and the threat of "app-ification" (+

janlgordon's comment, July 19, 2013 1:39 PM
Marty, this is excellent, love your insights here, only time will tell but I think you're definitely on the right track........
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How to Repair Your Ecommerce SEO Strategy in a Post-Panda World

How to Repair Your Ecommerce SEO Strategy in a Post-Panda World | Intriguing Connections | Scoop.it
Learn why ecommerce sites were hard hit by Panda, and how to help safeguard against future penalties.

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Next Up: The Future of (Mostly Higher) Education | HASTAC

Next Up: The Future of (Mostly Higher) Education | HASTAC | Intriguing Connections | Scoop.it

"Why hasn't formal education taken to heart the lessons of connected learning? That's the question . . . For all the talk about educational transformation coming from MOOCs, for-profit assessment firms, and many pundits who think they know what learning is, there is relatively little talk, at the structural and systemic level, of how we can transform formal education in a way that takes advantage of and addresses the challenges of living in the era since April 22, 1993, when the Internet was commercialized and we all began to rely on peers, online sources, voluntary participation, non-expert advice (on everything from restaurants to medical emergencies), and other forms of any-time learning as a matter of habit and practice."


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Xively brings the Internet of Things to school classroom | M2M Wire

Xively brings the Internet of Things to school classroom | M2M Wire | Intriguing Connections | Scoop.it
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IoT coming to UK Schools care of Xively enablement

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Half of all papers from 2011 are open access | Chemistry World

Half of all papers from 2011 are open access | Chemistry World | Intriguing Connections | Scoop.it

Open access publishing is growing far faster than previously thought, according to a new report prepared for the European commission. Half of all research papers published in 2011 are now freely available online, it is claimed – nearly twice as high as previous estimates.

 

The research was carried out by Science-Metrix, a Canadian research evaluation firm, as part of a wider study on open access for the commission’s Directorate-General for Research and Innovation.

 

‘We basically took a sample of 320,000 papers from various databases and developed “harvester” software to look for the availability of articles,’ says Science-Metrix CEO Éric Archambault. ‘If it was able to download a paper it would classify it as a free article.’


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Mobile Technology Could Put Health In Hands of Patients

Mobile Technology Could Put Health In Hands of Patients | Intriguing Connections | Scoop.it
The health care gold rush is on as companies chase smarter home monitoring device technologies.

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Art Jones's curator insight, August 24, 2013 3:39 PM

That's where healthcare belongs, in the hands of each patient. 

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See The Entire History of the World, As Told By Infographics

See The Entire History of the World, As Told By Infographics | Intriguing Connections | Scoop.it
The Infographic History of the World is a U.K. book that uses one of the more popular recent trends in data to make sense of our collective past. The...
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NASA Remembers Neil Armstrong

One year after his death, NASA is remembering Apollo 11 commander Neil Armstrong, the first man to set foot on another world. As part of the tribute, Grammy-...
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Zuckerberg's 'Greatest Challenge Of Our Generation' Requires A/B Testing -SVW

Zuckerberg's 'Greatest Challenge Of Our Generation' Requires A/B Testing -SVW | Intriguing Connections | Scoop.it
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Leon Wieseltier and Steven Pinker Debate the Quantified Society

Leon Wieseltier and Steven Pinker Debate the Quantified Society | Intriguing Connections | Scoop.it
“We are becoming a massified, datafied, quantified society, which looks for wisdom in numbers and thinks that numbers can provide certainty... owing to the explosion of so-called big data there has...
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Pierre Levy's curator insight, August 14, 2013 11:17 AM

"This is an extraordinary time for the understanding of the human condition"

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How can we make social media safe?

How can we make social media safe? | Intriguing Connections | Scoop.it
Many have suggestions on how to make social media safer and less abusive. But would any of them actually work?
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Help stop online abuse ad bullying needs vigilence so be aware!

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Indignant Dolce & Gabbana shut up shop in protest

Indignant Dolce & Gabbana shut up shop in protest | Intriguing Connections | Scoop.it
The citizens of Milan – which, like other Italian cities, faces surging unemployment and a vicious recession – wrestled at the weekend with the additional prospect of being unable to buy Dolce & Gabbana’s highly priced clothes for a few days.
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Digital Divide: Access Is Not Enough -- Campus Technology

Access to technology is not enough to eliminate the digital divide, according to a new study from the University of Southern California.

 

The study, "Computer Usage and Access in Low-Income Urban Communities," which was published in the July 2013 issue of Computers in Human Behavior, examined the effects of home computer access on low-income households that participated in the Computers for Families program. The program aims to reduce the digital divide by providing low-income families with refurbished desktop computers, software, technical assistance, and basic computer instruction, all of which are donated by companies, agencies, and organizations in the area. In order the qualify for the program, participants were required to attend an eight-hour computer skills boot camp.


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The National Gallery Makes 25,000 Images of Artwork Freely Available Online

The National Gallery Makes 25,000 Images of Artwork Freely Available Online | Intriguing Connections | Scoop.it
No surprise that in 'Masterworks for One and All,' an article about how museums have begun to offer free, high-quality downloadable images of works from their collections, the New York Times’ Nina Siegal brings up Walter Benjamin.

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This is such good news but why does the National portrait Gallery not follow suit? I hope they will !

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Frederik Truyen's curator insight, June 14, 2013 4:12 AM

A delight!

Intriguing Networks's comment, July 20, 2013 5:43 AM
Great News should be a requirement for all collections surely funded by the public?
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Two young scientists break down plastics with bacteria

Once it's created, plastic (almost) never dies. While in 12th grade Miranda Wang and Jeanny Yao went in search of a new bacteria to biodegrade plastic -- spe...
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