Staying ahead of technology shifts is one of the key challenges that organizations face, but is it possible to always stay ahead? Anuj Magazine highlights how some of the top companies have succeeded and failed to stay ahead of technology shifts, including Microsoft, Cisco, Nokia, Apple, and Google.
Brain Power, a Cambridge start-up, is attempting to use Google Glass to help those on the autism spectrum who may have difficulty learning and interacting, including social interactions, speech delays, learning to control certain behaviors, and help with recognizing and forming abstract groupings.
One feature many of us rely on daily is autocorrect. We have all probably experienced the positive and negative sides of autocorrect, and from our experiences with the negative, there are some elements and features we should consider to improve the future evolution of this technology.
Ubiquitous computing—anywhere, anytime computing—is on the rise. And while the benefits of anywhere, anytime computing are numerous, there are new and invisible risks that cannot be ignored. Rajini Padmanaban looks at ubiquitous computing and its effect on society.
Among the latest and largest companies to hop on the Internet of Things fast train, Target announced the opening of the 3,500 square-foot Target “Open House” in San Francisco’s Metreon shopping center to demonstrate how everyday devices connected to the Internet can make life better for consumers.
The next wave in IT seems to be SMAC technologies—or social, mobile, analytics, and the cloud. Individually, each of the pieces of the “SMAC stack” are not new to us. However, what is changing now is the use of these four elements together as an integrated ecosystem, rather than as separate silos.
You may think that virtual reality (VR) was created to be primarily used for entertainment, but its use across a number of disciplines is steadily on the rise. Bharathan Venkateswaran highlights the recent use of VR in sports—for coaching and training, advertising, and the viewing experience.
"... (S)ome of the most prominent and successful companies have built their businesses by lulling their customers into complacency about their personal information. They're gobbling up everything they can learn about you and trying to monetize it. We think that's wrong." —Tim Cook, Apple CEO
What happens when thousands of volunteers join together to donate their unused computing power for humanitarian research? Hopefully, through the Computing for Clean Water project, access to clean water is closer to reality for nearly one billion people around the world.
Researchers at the Berkeley Sensor and Actuator Center are working on a security solution that’s similar to medical ultrasound imaging. The technology is a tiny ultrasonic fingerprint sensor that can measure a 3D image of your finger’s surface, along with a shallow layer of tissue underneath.