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Google Fails 36% Of The Time

Google Fails 36% Of The Time | Social Media, Technology & Design | Scoop.it
After monopolizing search with a momentous IPO in 2004, Google has launched hundreds of different products. It's been a roller coaster ride of experiments, and this was only possible ...
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IBM dreams impossible dream with clone of human brain

IBM dreams impossible dream with clone of human brain | Social Media, Technology & Design | Scoop.it
Dharmendra Modha is trying to build one a human brain, using a new programming language and a vast team of researchers inside tech giant IBM and across various academic and government labs
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9 Facts About Quantum Computing That Will Melt Your Mind

9 Facts About Quantum Computing That Will Melt Your Mind | Social Media, Technology & Design | Scoop.it

Quantum computers aren't for browsing the Internet, checking email, or running standard software.

 

Instead, they rely on the underpinnings of quantum mechanics, a branch of physics that's defied conventional understanding for almost 100 years. It involves manipulating individual particles to solve previously unsolvable problems.

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The Very First Website and URL Is Active Once Again

The Very First Website and URL Is Active Once Again | Social Media, Technology & Design | Scoop.it

When the first website was born, it was probably quite lonely. And with few people having access to browsers - or to web servers so that they could in turn publish their own content - it must have taken a visionary leap of faith at the time to see why it was so exciting. The early WWW team, led by Tim Berners-Lee at CERN, had such vision and belief. The fact that they called their technology the World Wide Web hints at the fact that they knew they had something special, something big.

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Wikipedia and other sites owned by the Wikimedia Foundation now get 500m unique visitors each month

Wikipedia and other sites owned by the Wikimedia Foundation now get 500m unique visitors each month | Social Media, Technology & Design | Scoop.it
More than 500 million unique visitors now access Wikipedia and other websites owned by the Wikimedia Foundation, including Wikibooks, Wikidata and Wikimedia Commons, on a monthly basis.

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Mobile Summit 2013: Mobile as remote control for life (and you)

Mobile Summit 2013: Mobile as remote control for life (and you) | Social Media, Technology & Design | Scoop.it
Security systems, cars, homes, appliances: everything modern, seemingly, has a remote control.

Even you.
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How technology is expanding our minds.

How technology is expanding our minds. | Social Media, Technology & Design | Scoop.it

Quick, what’s the square root of 2,130? How many Roadmaster convertibles did Buick build in 1949? What airline has never lost a jet plane in a crash?

If you answered “46.1519,” “8,000,” and “Qantas,” there are two possibilities. One is that you’re Rain Man. The other is that you’re using the most powerful brain-enhancement technology of the 21st century so far: Internet search.

True, the Web isn’t actually part of your brain. And Dustin Hoffman rattled off those bits of trivia a few seconds faster in the movie than you could with the aid of Google. But functionally, the distinctions between encyclopedic knowledge and reliable mobile Internet access are less significant than you might think. Math and trivia are just the beginning.

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Google Glass And Thinking Differently About Technology

Google Glass And Thinking Differently About Technology | Social Media, Technology & Design | Scoop.it
Google's Project Glass is a very interesting product. At this week's TED 2013 conference in Long Beach, I had the chance to wear and tinker with Google Project Glass (for photographic proof, you can follow me on Twitter and see the...
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From Arab Spring to global revolution

From Arab Spring to global revolution | Social Media, Technology & Design | Scoop.it
In an excerpt from his book Why It's Still Kicking Off Everywhere, Paul Mason argues that a global protest movement, based on social networks, is here to stay
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Here's How Data Can Solve the World's Most Challenging Problems

Here's How Data Can Solve the World's Most Challenging Problems | Social Media, Technology & Design | Scoop.it
Hans Rosling explains that our ideas about developed and developing countries largely reflect the reality of fifty years ago, rather than today.
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Cognitive Computing: 5 Future Technology Innovations from IBM

The IBM Next 5 in 5: Our 2012 Forecast of Inventions that Will Change the World Within Five Years « A Smarter Planet Blog
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Ray Kurzweil, Father Of The Singularity, Is Going To Work At Google

Ray Kurzweil, Father Of The Singularity, Is Going To Work At Google | Social Media, Technology & Design | Scoop.it
Ray Kurzweil, one of the most wide-eyed futurists around, is going to work at Google.

Kurzweil is one of the foremost authors responsible for the popularity of the notion of technological singularity, the idea that artificial intelligence will someday (soon) reach a crescendo of self-improvement, kicking off an endlessly growing planetary intelligence and allowing us to transcend our limited humanity.

He's written multiple books about artificial intelligence, the singularity and transhumanism. He's also intensely interested in human life extension and has written extensively about health and biology. On top of all that, he's an inventor of musical instruments, and he's worked on optical character recognition, text-to-speech and speech recognition technology.

It's in those last few areas that Kurzweil will be of most immediate use to Google. The KurzweilAI press release says he's joining Google to "work on new projects involving machine learning and language processing."
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How the world searched in 2012: Google Zeitgeist report reveals 1.2 trillion searches across 146 languages

How the world searched in 2012: Google Zeitgeist report reveals 1.2 trillion searches across 146 languages | Social Media, Technology & Design | Scoop.it
Unless you’ve been living in a hole these past twelve months, there’s a good chance you’ve used Google at least once to search for something online.

With that in mind, the Internet giant has revealed some of the key search trends in 2012, in its annual report which reveals trends on a global level and, indeed, by country.

The full Google’s Zeitgeist 2012 website is now live, marking its 12th annual look at all the searches that constituted what it calls the year’s ‘Zeitgeist’ – or, the spirit of the time.
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How The '60s Counterculture Is Still Driving The Tech Revolution

How The '60s Counterculture Is Still Driving The Tech Revolution | Social Media, Technology & Design | Scoop.it
Every innovation starts with an act of insubordination. So said tech entrepreneur, futurist, and scientist Walter de Brouwer. “It starts with saying ‘no,’ with disrespect.
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IBM Developing Computer System That Thinks Like a Human

IBM Developing Computer System That Thinks Like a Human | Social Media, Technology & Design | Scoop.it
IBM scientists are developing a new software ecosystem that would be able to support cognitive computing systems that interact more naturally with us.
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A Map of the Entire Internet, 1977

A Map of the Entire Internet, 1977 | Social Media, Technology & Design | Scoop.it
Once upon a time, you could draw a map of the known Internet. Here's what the world of networked computers looked like in 1977 when ARPANET was still just a huge government-funded science project.
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Murray McKercher's curator insight, August 8, 2013 5:23 AM

What does the Interent have in common with the human neural networks? and how do we connect the two?

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Information Revolution: Big Data Has Arrived at an Almost Unimaginable Scale | Wired Magazine | Wired.com

Information Revolution: Big Data Has Arrived at an Almost Unimaginable Scale | Wired Magazine | Wired.com | Social Media, Technology & Design | Scoop.it
Twenty years ago, electronic health records were nascent, digital music was mostly a fantasy, Twitter was what birds did, and Google cofounder Sergey Brin was a summer intern at Wolfram Research.
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Sven Awege's curator insight, April 25, 2013 1:40 AM

This might all seem a bit techy to our usual Pharma stakeholders, but this is becoming mainstream, and can't be ignored any more. Serious considerations should be make regarding how this impacts the environment in which we need to play.

Dan Baxter's curator insight, April 28, 2013 9:02 AM

Note that business email, the bane of productivity is the largest figure mentioned in the article!

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Mobile phone hits 40th birthday

Mobile phone hits 40th birthday | Social Media, Technology & Design | Scoop.it
Forty years ago today, the first cellular mobile phone call was made by Motorola engineer Martin Cooper
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Everyone Is A Futurist Now

Everyone Is A Futurist Now | Social Media, Technology & Design | Scoop.it

In 1963, in the depths of the Cold War, all of the futurists in the world could probably assemble in a largish conference room and still have space for an overhead projector. Half a century later, it would take a small stadium to hold all of the people who use the title in some form. The world of futures is a broad church today populated by everyone from author and inventor Ray Kurzweil and his obsessive focus on the singularity to Kanye West with his future-esque fashion fetishes. While it’s been a relatively quiet profession for a long time, suddenly it seems like futurists are all around, feeding a growing appetite for all things strange, metallic, and digital.

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Web 'brain' for robots goes live

Web 'brain' for robots goes live | Social Media, Technology & Design | Scoop.it
Robots confused about what they encounter in the world of humans can now go online to get help from a web-based 'brain'.
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The Philosophy of Data

The Philosophy of Data | Social Media, Technology & Design | Scoop.it
If you asked me to describe the rising philosophy of the day, I’d say it is data-ism. We now have the ability to gather huge amounts of data. This ability seems to carry with it certain cultural assumptions — that everything that can be measured should be measured; that data is a transparent and reliable lens that allows us to filter out emotionalism and ideology; that data will help us do remarkable things — like foretell the future.
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After Aaron, Reputation Metrics Startups Aim To Disrupt The Scientific Journal Industry

After Aaron, Reputation Metrics Startups Aim To Disrupt The Scientific Journal Industry | Social Media, Technology & Design | Scoop.it
Aaron Swartz was determined to free up access to academic articles. He perceived an injustice in which scientific research lies behind expensive paywalls despite being funded by the taxpayer. The taxpayer ends up paying twice for the same research: once to fund it and a second time to read it.
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It is not just pharma where access to reasearch is an issue

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What Wikipedia can tell us about the future of news

What Wikipedia can tell us about the future of news | Social Media, Technology & Design | Scoop.it
A researcher who specializes in analysing the way that information flows through Wikipedia during a breaking news event compared the way seven mass shootings -- including the recent incident at an elementary school in Connecticut -- were reported...
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Ray Kurzweil Talks About Robot Jeopardy Champ Watson

Ray Kurzweil is a leading thinker, inventor, and futurist known for his track record of accurate predictions. In this video, shot in Kurzweil’s office near Boston, he talks to Techonomy founder David Kirkpatrick about Watson, IBM’s artificial intelligence computer system that famously defeated Jeopardy champions on the TV game show. Kurzweil explains Watson’s human-like intelligence by referencing the Turing Test, an assessment that measures a machine’s ability to exhibit behavior indistinguishable from that of a human.
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Nuance to provide voice recognition for Expect Labs’ MindMeld ‘mind reading’ app

Nuance to provide voice recognition for Expect Labs’ MindMeld ‘mind reading’ app | Social Media, Technology & Design | Scoop.it
Expect Labs thinks it has what it takes to read your mind, and it's building the MindMeld iPad app equipped with its "anticipatory  computing engine" to prove it. The company ...
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The end of smartphones?: Here's A Computer Screen On A Contact Lens

The end of smartphones?: Here's A Computer Screen On A Contact Lens | Social Media, Technology & Design | Scoop.it
Eventually this kind of screen-on-the-eye technology could displace the smartphone.
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Alex Butler's comment, December 12, 2012 4:40 AM
I couldn't get normal contacts to work for me so I could miss out with this, will have to stick to the Google 'goggles' :-)
ADOmedia's curator insight, December 12, 2012 4:41 AM

A crazy, super modern and slightly insight into the potencial future of tech and computing.

Matmi's comment, December 12, 2012 6:31 PM
I have the same issue as you Alex. But for this tech, my strong inner geek may win through and I'll get them working in my eye no matter what.