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Kinect 2 Full Video Walkthrough: The Xbox Sees You Like Never Before

Kinect 2 Full Video Walkthrough: The Xbox Sees You Like Never Before | The Futurecratic Scoop | Scoop.it
The new Kinect is kind of awesome. Just by the numbers, it's a huge upgrade. You can see (most of) the full walkthrough we saw just a bit ago here at Microsoft's Redmond campus in the video above. Parts are jaw-dropping.
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Star Wars robots still superior to ones robotic experts working on one earth

Star Wars robots still superior to ones robotic experts working on one earth | The Futurecratic Scoop | Scoop.it
WHEN it comes to matching Star Wars, real world robotics experts have a bit to go before they can claim that these are the droids we've been looking for.
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Nokia Morph Concept (long)

Morph is a concept demonstrating some of the possibilities nanotechnologies might enable in future communication devices. Morph can sense its environment, is... (Riktigt häftig konceptvideo om framtidens #mobiltelefoner av Nokia.
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Your data is your interface

Your data is your interface | The Futurecratic Scoop | Scoop.it

We all view the world differently and on our own terms. Each of us use different words to describe the same book, movie, favorite food, person, work of art, or news article. We express our uniqueness by reviewing, tagging, commenting, liking, and rating things online. Taken together, all of this data can be viewed as a reflection of ourselves.

But on Amazon, Facebook, Youtube, IMDb and Yelp our unique interpretations and descriptions of the world are trapped inside separate boxes. The things I love on one service don’t apply to the next app that I download. By isolating my unique contributions, these services make my personal data “small” instead of “big.”

Less data leads to lower quality user experience. There’s no consistency or continuity between different apps and environments. Every time I create a new profile or download a new app I feel like I’m starting all over again. At first I’m reduced to a stereotype who needs to sign in to see irrelevant content or meaningless ads. Fragmented data and inconsistent algorithms provide noise instead of signal.

My interfaces to information are not optimized for me.


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PlasmaBorneElectric's comment, April 18, 2013 9:58 AM
great article
Dr.VR MANOJ's curator insight, April 18, 2013 11:53 AM

This is a slightly wierd article but offers a lot of postmodern insight !

luiy's curator insight, April 19, 2013 7:39 AM

What will be the next big thing, a great paradigm shift that follows “Portal,” “Search” and “Social Feed”? Will it be a service or a device that safely unites my scattered personal data and provides a better, more accurate interfaces to the world around me...


— by understanding who I really am?

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Turn a Printed Page Into a Touchscreen With This Brilliant Concept

Turn a Printed Page Into a Touchscreen With This Brilliant Concept | The Futurecratic Scoop | Scoop.it
Realizing that the oft-promised 'paperless office' may never actually come to fruition, researchers at Fujitsu are working on a backup plan that gives printed documents similar tablet-like touchscreen functionality.
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Walden: Will robots replace people in work? - Durham Herald Sun

Walden: Will robots replace people in work?
Durham Herald Sun
n the 2012 movie “Robot and Frank,” set sometime in the future, a robot is purchased to provide personal care for an elderly - and mentally deteriorating - former jewel thief (Frank).
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3D printing 'bigger than internet' - ft business - companies - FT.com

3D printing 'bigger than internet' - ft business - companies - FT.com | The Futurecratic Scoop | Scoop.it
Proponents of 3D printing say it has the potential to alter radically a number of industries.
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Wearable web access?

Wearable web access? | The Futurecratic Scoop | Scoop.it
From voice-activated screens to smart glass, a wave of new technology is set to launch this year
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Nine Business Applications For Google Glass. - Forbes

Nine Business Applications For Google Glass. - Forbes | The Futurecratic Scoop | Scoop.it
Google Glass Google just announced Google Glass will be available by the end of 2013.

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Wildcat2030's curator insight, March 2, 2013 6:25 AM

interesting,most apps are to do with sharing..

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Meta plans true augmented reality with Epson-powered wearable - SlashGear

Meta plans true augmented reality with Epson-powered wearable - SlashGear | The Futurecratic Scoop | Scoop.it
The augmented reality scene is hotting up, with the promise of full computer-mediated vision for the mainstream and another hint that Google won't have the

Glass market all to itself thanks to an incoming headset from startup Meta. The wearable project actually goes one step further than Project Glass, putting a full twin-display digital environment – controlled by two hand 3D tracking – in front of the user, rather than floating notifications and prompts in the corner of their eye as Google’s system does.

 


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Better Than Human: Why Robots Will — And Must - take our jobs

Better Than Human: Why Robots Will — And Must - take our jobs | The Futurecratic Scoop | Scoop.it
The rote tasks of any information-intensive job can be automated. It doesn’t matter if you are a doctor, lawyer, architect, reporter, or even programmer: The robot takeover will be epic.
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Researchers devise contact lens with built-in LCD (video)

Researchers devise contact lens with built-in LCD (video) | The Futurecratic Scoop | Scoop.it
Another day, another step towards technologically tricked out contact lenses. The latest development comes from researchers at the Centre of Microsystems
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Our augmented selves: The promise of wearable computing

Our augmented selves: The promise of wearable computing | The Futurecratic Scoop | Scoop.it
By Donald Melanson and Michael Gorman It\'s been an interesting year for Google\'s most famous side project. After emerging from the company\'s suitably
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New IBM project puts Watson to work in customer service

New IBM project puts Watson to work in customer service | The Futurecratic Scoop | Scoop.it
Watson, the powerful computer that rose to fame as a Jeopardy! contestant in 2011, has proved remarkably versatile since then. After a stint fighting cancer, Watson will soon be taking on the less...
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Microsoft's IllumiRoom is 'a coffee table projector for next-gen consoles'

Microsoft's IllumiRoom is 'a coffee table projector for next-gen consoles' | The Futurecratic Scoop | Scoop.it
New details arrive ahead of computer conference
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New Microsoft Patents Advance their Work on Smart Eyewear - Patent Bolt

New Microsoft Patents Advance their Work on Smart Eyewear - Patent Bolt | The Futurecratic Scoop | Scoop.it
In March 2012 we posted a report titled "Microsoft Invents Projector Eyewear for Xbox & Beyond," that first introduced us to Microsoft's work on projector eyewear for both casual and gaming wearable computing.
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No, Google Glass Won't Create Cyborg Nation | Endless Innovation | Big Think

No, Google Glass Won't Create Cyborg Nation | Endless Innovation | Big Think | The Futurecratic Scoop | Scoop.it
Just a few weeks ago, it seemed like Google Glass was the new “It” technology – a technology so cool that it was suddenly socially acceptable to show up with these augmented reality glasses at fashion events and even the Oscars.
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Photonic Positive: Robots and Humans who train together work better together

Photonic Positive: Robots and Humans who train together work better together | The Futurecratic Scoop | Scoop.it
Photonic Positive: Robots and Humans who train together work better together.
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3D Printing and the Double-Edged Sword of Technology

3D Printing and the Double-Edged Sword of Technology | The Futurecratic Scoop | Scoop.it
In today's world there is an overwhelming amount of talk about the potential of new technologies - most notably 3D printing. In radical leftist circles there is talk of how this new technology will have the potential to kill or mortally ...
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The Two Biggest Threats Facing the Coming Wave of Wearable Tech

The Two Biggest Threats Facing the Coming Wave of Wearable Tech | The Futurecratic Scoop | Scoop.it
Read about two of the big stumbling blocks facing the renaissance of wearable electronics.
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Science fiction authors decide: Is artificial intelligence a threat to humanity?

Science fiction authors decide: Is artificial intelligence a threat to humanity? | The Futurecratic Scoop | Scoop.it
Prompted by a recent article in Aeon Magazine warning of the threat posed by advanced artificial intelligence, Kristin Centorcelli of SF Signal put together an impressive panel of renowned science fiction authors to get their opinions on the subject.
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Can You Feel Me Now? The Sensational Rise of Haptic Interfaces | Wired Design | Wired.com

Can You Feel Me Now? The Sensational Rise of Haptic Interfaces | Wired Design | Wired.com | The Futurecratic Scoop | Scoop.it
Haptics is to touch the way optics is to sight. It's a user interface that circumvents the cluttered inputs of sight and sound, and it's appearing in an increasing number of objects we interact with daily.

Your first experience with haptics was probably your phone vibrating in your pocket. Or maybe it was the rumble pack on your N64 controller. But whatever the case, you probably didn’t know it as a haptic interface.

Haptics is to touch the way optics is to sight. It's a user interface that circumvents the cluttered inputs of sight and sound, and it's appearing in an increasing number of objects we interact with daily. Vibration is just the beginning.

Any sort of information received through touch is haptic; braille could be considered haptic communication. But as it appears in technology, it's generally either tactile (expressing texture) or kinesthetic (expressing force or position). Haptics is used to better robotic control, to increase realism in gaming, and even to sit up straighter.

The roots of haptic technology are mechanical, says Will Provancher, a professor of mechanical engineering at the University of Utah and co-chair of the World Haptics Technical Committee.

"Right around the time of WWII, people were trying to handle radioactive materials, and if you have direct contact with these materials, you will eventually die," he says. "So to be able to handle these materials safely, people started making kinematic linkages."

That is, scientists and engineers used a mechanical apparatus to manipulate the samples — pull, and it pulls, turn, and it turns. But more recently, computers have become an interface between controller (master) and controlled (slave). Motor control is much finer, but that's not always enough.


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11 Body Parts Defense Researchers Will Use to Track You | Danger Room | Wired.com

11 Body Parts Defense Researchers Will Use to Track You | Danger Room | Wired.com | The Futurecratic Scoop | Scoop.it
If the latest crop of biometric systems work as advertised, they may be able to identify you without you ever knowing you’ve been spotted, with more accuracy, and from farther away. Here are 11 projects.

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Cell phones that can identify you by how you walk. Fingerprint scanners that work from 25 feet away. Radars that pick up your heartbeat from behind concrete walls. Algorithms that can tell identical twins apart. Eyebrows and earlobes that give you away. A new generation of technologies is emerging that can identify you by your physiology. And unlike the old crop of biometric systems, you don't need to be right up close to the scanner in order to be identified. If they work as advertised, they may be able to identify you without you ever knowing you've been spotted.


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IBM's 5 in 5 predicts cognitive computing will complement our senses, virtualize touch

IBM's 5 in 5 predicts cognitive computing will complement our senses, virtualize touch | The Futurecratic Scoop | Scoop.it
IBM thinks cognitive computers that can adapt to their surroundings will be a large part of our future, and that their ability to take unprocessed data
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Apple iWatch: latest rumours suggest a wearable revolution - Telegraph

Apple iWatch: latest rumours suggest a wearable revolution - Telegraph | The Futurecratic Scoop | Scoop.it
Chinese news sites claim Apple’s iWatch would use Intel chips and provide a new interface for the best-selling iPhone.
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