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Apple’s voice-controlled ‘personal assistant’ Siri has got...– Voice recognition: has it come of age? | Technology | The Guardian
mediafuturist: The Future of Telecoms: Jan Dawson at eComm
Neutrino experiment repeat at Cern finds same... →
infoneer-pulse: The team behind the finding in September that neutrinos may travel faster than light has carried out an improved version of their experiment - and found the same result. If confirmed by other experiments, the find could undermine one of the basic principles of modern physics. » via BBC
BBC News - World's 'lightest material' unveiled by... →
A team of engineers claims to have created the world’s lightest material. The substance is made out of tiny hollow metallic tubes arranged into a micro-lattice - a criss-crossing diagonal pattern with small open spaces between the tubes. The researchers say the material is 100 times lighter than Styrofoam and has “extraordinarily high energy absorption” properties. Potential...
Google and Microsoft Talk Artificial Intelligence... →
Peter Norvig, Google’s head of research, and Eric Horvitz, a distinguished scientist at Microsoft Research, are optimistic about the future of machine intelligence
TalkTalk to begin in-house YouView trial in early... →
Broadband provider’s delayed project to bring video-on-demand to Freeview to launch ‘friends and family’ service in January
BBC News - Diaspora social network's 22-year-old... →
The 22-year-old was one of four New York-based students who launched Diaspora as a “privacy-aware, user-controlled” social network. It was set up in response to criticism that Facebook was not handling the privacy of its users well. The cause of Mr Zhitomirskiy’s death is yet to be determined. The San Francisco coroner’s office said it will have details in several...
Why the Liberal Arts Need the Sciences (and Vice... →
infoneer-pulse: There is no question that liberal-arts education in the 21st century needs to re-examine both its definition and its scope. While many people assume that the humanities are firmly and solely centered at its core, many others ask: Is that still the case? How would liberal-arts education look if science played a more prominent role? At a recent symposium at Boston College’s...
5 Steps for a Successful QR Code Marketing... →
Hamilton Chan is CEO and founder of Paperlinks, which provides the leading QR code infrastructure for businesses. Codes generated through Paperlinks app can be scanned by the free Paperlinks iPhone app or by any QR code reader on any smartphone platform. While the debate rages on whether QR co…
90% of professional bloggers use Twitter to promote their content, 40% of them...– State of the Blogosphere 2011 - Uwe Hook (via mediafuturist)
Virtual robot links body to numbers just like... →
ONE of the many curious habits of the human brain is that we tend to associate small numbers with the left side of our body and large numbers with our right. Now a virtual robot embedded in a synthetic world has acquired the quirk. This is helping untangle the puzzle of how even highly abstract concepts such as numbers might be rooted in our physical interactions with the world. “Numbers are...
LinkedIn Unveils Dashboard for Groups Statistics →
LinkedIn has unveiled a new Group Statistics dashboard that allows group admins to drill down into the demographics and growth of their groups. The new dashboard, as CEO Jeff Weiner describes it on Twitter, turns relevant information about each group into an infographic-style display. …
Taliban target mobile phone masts to prevent... →
The mobile phone industry – often cited as one of the country’s biggest post-2001 successes – is reporting crippling damage
Rare earth metal shortages could hamper deployment... →
Following the release of a Commission report on critical raw materials in 2010, scientists at the Joint Research Centre (JRC) highlighted in a new report that five metals, essential for manufacturing low-carbon technologies, show a high risk of shortage. Reasons for this lie in Europe’s dependency on imports, increasing global demand, supply concentration and geopolitical issues. The report...
HTC to be pipped to quad-core phone crown? | News... →
Reports suggesting that the HTC Edge is set to be the first phone with a quad-core processor may be wide of the mark, as LG, Samsung and Motorola also seem to be vying for this accolade. With the arrival of Nvidia’s Tegra 3chip this week phone enthusiasts are giddy with excitement over the thought of the chip powering next-gen smartphones. And, in the blink of an eye, rumours that the...
The voice behind Siri breaks his silence -... →
Jon Briggs only discovered he was the voice of Apple’s Siri in the UK when he saw it on television. He speaks openly for the first time.
BBC News - Celebrating the hidden heroes of... →
BBC News - ARM's new GPU chip design aims to boost... →
British computer chip designer ARM has unveiled its latest graphics processing unit (GPU) for mobile devices. The Mali-T658 offers up to ten times the performance of its predecessor. It paves the way for faster games and other more complex software on smartphones and tablet computers. ARM hopes to expand its share of a rapidly-growing market. Demand for its mobile GPU designs lags behind that...
Social SEO: Google Adds +1 Button To Image Search →
Google continues the inevitable wallpapering of the Web with the +1 button, adding it to image search today. This makes Google image search into a social affair, highlighting images and displaying annotated recommendations from your +friends. Images will now appear in the +1 tab of Google+ profiles. This extends the Google+-powered personalization of Google search results into the realm of...
Google’s Chief Works to Trim a Bloated Ship -... →
Larry Page, Google’s chief executive, so hates wasting time at meetings that he once dumped his secretary to avoid being scheduled for them. He does not much like e-mail either — even his own Gmail — saying the tedious back-and-forth takes too long to solve problems.
jiffle - Jiffle raster image scripting language -... →
getting my poor little head around this…aiming to get Google+ Ripples working by the end of the day!
BBC News - Jony Ive and the future of Apple →
Walter Isaacson’s biography of Steve Jobs is an extraordinary achievement. As well as a compelling portrait of an often obnoxious genius, he gives us a lively history of the development of consumer technology over the last three decades in which two very different philosophies, open and closed, battle for supremacy in a contest which is still undecided. But what also caught my eye was one...