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10 Predictions For The Mobile Industry In 2013 - Forbes

10 Predictions For The Mobile Industry In 2013 - Forbes | Ubiquitous Learning | Scoop.it
More devices will go wireless, context will be king, Facebook may finally launch a phone.
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Google Glass 2.0 Is a Startling Second Act | Backchannel

Google Glass 2.0 Is a Startling Second Act | Backchannel | Ubiquitous Learning | Scoop.it

STEVEN LEVY
BACKCHANNEL
07.18.1707:00 AM
GOOGLE GLASS 2.0 IS A STARTLING SECOND ACT

Don’t call Heather Erickson a glasshole.
Yes, that’s Google Glass on her frames. But she’s not using it to check her Facebook, dictate messages, or capture a no-hands video while riding a roller coaster. Erickson is a 30-year-old factory worker in rural Jackson, Minnesota. For her, Glass is not a hip way to hang apps in front of her eyeballs, but a tool—as much a tool as her power wrenches. It walks her through her shifts at Station 50 on the factory floor, where she builds motors for tractors.

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The smartphone is eventually going to die, and then things are going to get really crazy

The smartphone is eventually going to die, and then things are going to get really crazy | Ubiquitous Learning | Scoop.it
Sorry, Google and Apple: The smartphone, one day, will die. Here's what comes after.
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How artificial intelligence is driving the future of autonomous cars

How artificial intelligence is driving the future of autonomous cars | Ubiquitous Learning | Scoop.it
Artificial Intelligence (AI) has played an integral role in the progression of self-driving vehicles on public roads, which could see driverless cars soon.
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Mobile Learning Week | United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization

Mobile Learning Week | United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization | Ubiquitous Learning | Scoop.it
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Updates from the recent UNESCO Mobile Learning Week in Paris
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Inside GoMeta’s Plan to Build a Thousand Pokemon Go’s

Inside GoMeta’s Plan to Build a Thousand Pokemon Go’s | Ubiquitous Learning | Scoop.it
GoMeta is betting on the long tail of mobile augmented reality.
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How to Sleep

How to Sleep | Ubiquitous Learning | Scoop.it
Should you drink more coffee? Should you take melatonin? Can you train yourself to need less sleep? A physician’s guide to sleep in a stressful age.
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Interesting overview of factors affecting sleep, including backlit screens
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Smartphones' sleep-destroying effect isn't just because of blue light

Smartphones' sleep-destroying effect isn't just because of blue light | Ubiquitous Learning | Scoop.it
A pair of new studies shows the flood of light isn’t the only problem; it’s the flood of information, too.
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Mobile to represent 75% of internet traffic next year

Mobile to represent 75% of internet traffic next year | Ubiquitous Learning | Scoop.it
According to a new forecast from Zenith, next year, three-quarters of global internet traffic will come from mobile devices. While we were all likely aware of the internet increasingly becoming mobile-first, 75% is a huge proportion when you consider the number of desktops and laptops still out there.



As Zenith notes, internet access from mobile devices skyrocketed in recent years, with smartphones and tablets representing just 40% of global web access in 2012. This year that number has risen to 68% and Zenith predicts it will rise to 79% globally by 2018.

In Spain, the country with the highest mobile internet usage rates, that number is already around 85%. As far as smartphone penetration goes, Zenith claims Ireland has the highest percentage of smartphone users, with a massive 92% of the Irish reported to own a smartphone. Singapore comes next with 91%.

Zenith forecasts that, concomitant to the rise in internet use from mobile devices, there will be a plenitude of new mobile advertising to go with it. So much so that 60% of global advertising revenue in 2018 is predicted to be mobile-driven.

The company predicts that mobile-first advertising will be worth $134 billion worldwide in 2018. For reference, that figure is greater than the estimated global advertising budgets for newspapers, magazines, cinema and outdoor advertising combined.

What percentage of the time do you think you access the internet from a mobile device? How do you deal with mobile ads?
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This seems a bit high - it would represent a huge jump from under 50% at the start of 2016 - but let's see. The overall trend is clear in any case!
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Apple CEO Tim Cook has more faith in augmented reality than VR

Apple CEO Tim Cook has more faith in augmented reality than VR | Ubiquitous Learning | Scoop.it
Tim Cook has more faith in augmented reality than VR
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Tim Cook's comment lends weight to the argument that AR rather than VR is the way of the future.
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How Pokémon GO Is the Perfect Tool for Encouraging Summer Learning

Don't miss this opportunity for learning!
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Apps and Websites for Improving Parent-Teacher Communication

Apps and Websites for Improving Parent-Teacher Communication | Ubiquitous Learning | Scoop.it

Abrupt phone calls, forgotten emails, and stressful parent-teacher conferences are some of the more familiar ways to connect with parents, but not necessarily the most productive. These apps and websites provide instant, practical, and regular communication tools ...

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The importance of push

The importance of push | Ubiquitous Learning | Scoop.it
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An endorsement of the value of push notifications, at least in the commercial sphere. Does this have any implications for education?
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Why is fashion a major challenge with smart clothing?

Why is fashion a major challenge with smart clothing? | Ubiquitous Learning | Scoop.it
We recently sat down with Jeremy Wall, Founder and CEO of Lumenus, for an interview on wearables and the emergence of smart clothing and textiles.
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IoT sensors empower the senses that bring AI to life

IoT sensors empower the senses that bring AI to life | Ubiquitous Learning | Scoop.it
The ubiquitous sensors found in IoT allow more meaningful access to our physical world, thus enabling AI to "come to life."
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Will sweat be the future of health-related wearables?

Will sweat be the future of health-related wearables? | Ubiquitous Learning | Scoop.it
With the proliferation of health-related wearables to improve your performance, one of the more interesting ways to gain health & fitness data is via sweat.
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Facebook's top VR researcher explains why augmented reality is the future

Facebook's top VR researcher explains why augmented reality is the future | Ubiquitous Learning | Scoop.it
It's a lot more socially acceptable than virtual reality.
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Echoing Apple, Facebook is betting on the future of AR
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Verizon to offer 5G to select customers in 11 U.S. cities

Verizon to offer 5G to select customers in 11 U.S. cities | Ubiquitous Learning | Scoop.it
Verizon Communications Inc said on Wednesday it would offer its high-speed wireless 5G network to certain customers in 11 U.S. cities in the first half of 2017.
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And so the rollout of 5G begins ...
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This was the year of VR, until AR stole it

This was the year of VR, until AR stole it | Ubiquitous Learning | Scoop.it
This was supposed to be the year of virtual reality, but barely had 2016 started when Microsoft threw a spanner in the works with the announcement of HoloLens. Rather than taking us to a virtual world, Microsoft's headset pulls virtual objects into our own. Microsoft calls these objects Holograms, much to the chagrin of hologram enthusiasts, but most people know them as tenets of mixed, or augmented, reality. It's already being touted as the next next big thing.
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Good robot design needs to be reponsible, not just responsive

Good robot design needs to be reponsible, not just responsive | Ubiquitous Learning | Scoop.it
The Good Robot Design Council recently launched with its guidelines for roboticists and academics -- on the ethical creation and use of robots.
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It's heartening to see that some serious thinking is going into the ethics of robotics
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How smartphone light affects your brain and body (Business Insider)

How smartphone light affects your brain and body (Business Insider) | Ubiquitous Learning | Scoop.it
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A useful infographic to start a discussion on the risks of using backlit smart devices late at night
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It’s been called “The Swiss Army Knife” of Apps! | Teaching Tomorrow's Skills Today

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What Will The Interior Of A Self-Driving Car Look Like?

What Will The Interior Of A Self-Driving Car Look Like? | Ubiquitous Learning | Scoop.it
Self-driving cars should be on the road in the next five years, but we haven’t yet seen a lot of heavily redesigned concept for the new car interior.
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3 Ways Pokémon GO Can Create Meaningful Learning Opportunities

3 Ways Pokémon GO Can Create Meaningful Learning Opportunities | Ubiquitous Learning | Scoop.it
Educators from around the web offer ideas for incorporating Pokémon GO into the classroom.
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Perhaps the greatest educational contribution of Pokémon GO is simply to have made everyone understand what an augmented reality game looks like. While the educational implications of this particular game may be limited, there are plenty of educational opportunities in AR games more generally.
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Will these wearables finally make us cyborgs?

Will these wearables finally make us cyborgs? | Ubiquitous Learning | Scoop.it
If you're contemplating becoming a cyborg, you could ease your way via biohacking, which puts implantable tech in the patients' hands.
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How many of us are really ready for implantables? And how useful are the implantables currently available?
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