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Big Data: PRISM by Numbers

The Washington Post reported that the government’s monitoring of American’s data goes much, much deeper. The FBI and the National Security Agency are mining the servers of the country’s biggest technology companies for the purpose of hunting spies and terrorists. The program, code-named PRISM, is massive in scope and involves web services that many Americans use every day.

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Social Media: The rise of Commerce

Overall usage on social media platforms is exploding. Millions and millions of consumers are expressing likes on Facebook, tweeting about products on Twitter, and pinning on Pinterest every single day. Retailers and brands are therefore increasingly focusing their attention on social commerce. But, many struggle with the question: how do you convert a “like,” a “tweet,” or “pin” into a sale?

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Mobility: Still Waiting Perfect Wind Hybrid

Despite my early optimism for Windows 8 and its potential for interesting laptop-tablet hybrids, I must make a confession: I haven’t gotten around to buying one yet. It’s not because I lack the funds or the knowledge of what’s available. For the right machine, I’d be willing to spend $1,000 or more –it would serve the purpose of two devices, after all–and I’ve tested a handful of PCs that fall roughly within that range.

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NUI: 3D augmented reality & gesture control

Atheer company, based in Mountain View, Calif., employs 20 people and is not venture capital funded so far. Atheer hopes to integrate its augmented reality and gestural control platform into existing mobile operating systems, such as Android, iOS, and Xbox.

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Social Media: Robots Eclipse Man?

Singularity for those mere mortals who are unaware is . First proposed by mathematician John von Neumann, it is the time when “ever accelerating progress of technology and changes in the mode of human life, which gives the appearance of approaching some essential singularity in the history of the race beyond which human affairs, as we know them, could not continue.”

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Social Media: For Insurance Agents

Nowadays we can almost say that virtual life became as important as the real life, at least when it comes to business. It certainly helped us to broaden the number of acquaintances. The computerization of socializing has become an inevitable part of the present and the future.

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Social Media: Facebook Pressured

Without a doubt, misogyny and anti-women hate speech exists on the Internet in spades. Part of the problem, of course, is anonymity; another part is inaction on the part of social networks like Facebook to police such content. But a recent open letter from Women, Action & the Media on the topic has elicited a response from Facebook that includes a promise to work harder to make the Internet a safe space for all.

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NUI: Robotics connected to brain

Robotics interface are now able to be connected with our brain. This is here a very good sample of these new natural user interface that will be used in the near future by everybody.

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Social Media: Australian addiction

The 2013 Yellow Social Media Report has analyzed that a growing number of Australians are using social network at an addictive rate wherever they can, even in toilet cubicles.

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Social Media: Etiquette

About the importance to understand that all thinks written by anybody on social media can be seen by everybody. It can impact their life… and their company depending on what they are writting!

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Big Data: barriers to its adoption

IT and business leaders nearly universally believe in the value of big data, but many current projects are underdelivering on expectations, a survey indicates. The survey by IDG Research and big data solution provider Kapow Software suggests that companies are having trouble gathering actionable business insights from big data fast enough.

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NUI: BCI for less than 1K$

Emotiv is a neuroengineering company. Their advanced algorithms allow these headsets to detect subconscious emotional states, facial expressions and user-trained mental commands which can control existing and custom applications and games.

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NUI: Brain Computer Interface

Control games by thought, be able to walk in a virtual world just by imagining his movements make clear the blurred image of a screen just by focusing: it is no longer science fiction but the real science today. And perhaps these brain-computer (or BCI for “Brain Computer Interfaces”) interfaces become commonplace tomorrow.

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Overview: iA as Information Architecture

I passionately believe: 1) That any information architecture (iA)needs to span more than one insular organization or it, in and of itself, just becomes one more stand-alone methodology 2) That structure paradoxically engenders freedom by eliminating useless redundancy of content and effort.

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Mobility: Google Glasses

Future of Google “Project Glass” Bringing Augmented Reality Glasses Here Now. Watch the film that present it!

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Big data: data analysis revolution for when?

On Big Data, there are some summits every month in town from United States, Uk, Ireland, Germany and India. In all of each, there are: 1. 80+ Industry Speakers, 2. 1000+ attendees, 3. 25+ hours of information given and 4. 50+ case studies proposed.

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BYOD: Advantages vs. Disadvantages

BYOD, or bring your own device, is a policy in which companies allow employees to use their personal mobile devices (laptop, smartphone, tablet, etc.) in a work environment to access company resources such as email, file servers, databases, networks, etc.

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BOYD: your employer’s Policy?

In January 2013, the Future of Work campaign was launched, profiling Canadian businesses that are using technology to gain a competitive advantage and transform how they operate. BOYD, Bring Your Own Device, meaning to use personal device for professional usage.

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Social Media: how to Innovate?

Did you know that there are more devices connected to the internet than there are people on the entire planet? This global pipeline of data keeps the world connected, and nowhere is its presence is felt more strongly than in social media. Every minute of the day tens of thousands of tweets are exchanged on Twitter and hundreds of thousands of pieces of content are posted to Facebook.

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Mobility: employees demand more to devices

In 2013, mobile devices are likely to get closer to reaching their full potential. Employees are increasingly relying on them for a wide range of enterprise tasks – from basic to mission critical – such as checking inventory, updating customer information, monitoring sales, changing manufacturing schedules, diagnosing patients, dispatching first responders, or facilitating thousands of other transactions that, until recently, required a desktop or laptop computer.

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NUI: Virtual touch surface in the future?

Could technology be more touchy feely? Mechanical engineer Katherine J. Kuchenbecker answers this question with a resounding ‘yes’. Katherine researches the design, control and performance of robotic systems that enable a user to touch virtual objects and distant environments as though they were real and within reach.

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Cloud: leveraging for IT innovation

In spite of any issues and controversy surrounding cloud computing, the fact remains that adoption rates continue to grow. Every day, more and more IT departments around the world are deploying applications on the cloud, or using cloud services to improve their day-to-day operations. The major lure of cloud computing for most companies is the possibility to reduce costs: if I move to the cloud, I’ll only pay for the servers I use, and I won’t need so many IT people in my company, so I’ll be able to save money.

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Big Data: be enthusiasts!

The analysis firm IDC says the world’s information is doubling every two years. With this rate of data production, it means that some of the data is falling by the wayside when it is not put to immediate use.

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Overview: state of IT Innovation

How are organizations budgeting for innovation? What’s holding innovation back? What technologies are considered innovative? Who benefits from innovation? And how do you spark innovation? Facts: 50% of companies are investing more on Innovation. But 24% of compagnies don’t measure innovative investment.

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