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Apple Watch: a new dimension of The Internet Of Things?

Apple Watch: a new dimension of The Internet Of Things?

Last Tuesday evening, Apple announced its long-expected own smart watch, which was, surprisingly, not called ‘iWatch’ but Apple Watch instead. Although two improved iPhone models were announced at the same press conference in Cupertino, California as well, attention seems...
From Anytime, Anywhere towards All the Time, Everywhere

From Anytime, Anywhere towards All the Time, Everywhere

Some of us might have noticed social changes through the intensive use of smartphones. The anytime and anywhere connection seems to make us overly ambitious when it comes to satisfying our social needs. Phone in the pocket, out the...
Forget glasses… the future is smart contacts!

Forget glasses… the future is smart contacts!

Eyeware devices have been around for some time with gadgets like Google Glass or BT-200; what they do is to enhance reality by projecting images into our field of vision and this can be films, videogames or the screen...
Minder, the app that wants to change content control

Minder, the app that wants to change content control

Disrupt SF 2014 Disrupt SF 2014, an event where new technology startups showed their products to the public and to prominent investors, took place last week in San Francisco. Launched by the web magazine TechCrunch in 2011, it has just reached its...
Introducing Nearables: Real-world context for your apps

Introducing Nearables: Real-world context for your apps

“Create new, contextually rich mobile experiences.” That is what Estimote promises with their products. They’ve recently introduced their new Estimote Stickers, which should “represent the future of what sensor technology and contextual computing will be.” They call these stickers...
Will SCiO be the Google of Physical Objects?

Will SCiO be the Google of Physical Objects?

How many calories are in the cake you are eating? Does that medicine contain caffeine? Is your shirt really 100% cotton? SCiO, A small new sensor, molecularly scans objects and instantly displays their nutritional or chemical make-up on your smartphone. Will SCiO change...
Kashing in with the Kardashians

Kashing in with the Kardashians

Kim Kardashian is one of the most divisive personalities in Hollywood, but her eponymous mobile game is the runaway hit of the summer. Since its launch at the end of June, Kim Kardashian Hollywood has been downloaded millions of time...
3D printing: a tool in revolutionizing the books for visually impaired children

3D printing: a tool in revolutionizing the books for visually impaired children

From clothes, jewelry, food, accessories and furniture to aircraft engine parts and even artificial limbs, almost everything can be created nowadays with a 3D printer. But let’s see what happens when this technology is used to offer a new...
New ROBOTICS: The Genesis of Artificial Creativity?

New ROBOTICS: The Genesis of Artificial Creativity?

1942. Isaac Asimov writes “Runaround”, in which he promulgates the Three Laws of Robotics: 1. A robot may not injure a human being or, through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm. 2. A robot must obey the...
Frogs and Bones: The Developments in E-Learning

Frogs and Bones: The Developments in E-Learning

As technology progresses in it developments so does society. We adapt new technology into our daily lives for various purposes and various aspects of our lives. That is why it is no surprise that it affects our learning experience,...
The Narrative Clip. Lifelogging wearables on the rise?

The Narrative Clip. Lifelogging wearables on the rise?

What if you could re-live one moment of your life? “Remember every moment” is the main concept behind the Narrative Clip, a wearable lifelogging automatic camera. You just have to clip it on and it will automatically record your life...
Humans as cameras

Humans as cameras

Touchy is an artwork designed by Eric Siu  in 2012. It has won several awards such as the Best Picture at the Robot Film Festival, New York, in 2012, First Prize at the 15th International Media Art Biennale, Poland, in...
US Open Sessions: algorithms in culture

US Open Sessions: algorithms in culture

A little over a week ago on September 6th Kei Nishikori very surprisingly beat Novac Djokovic in four sets at the US Open semi-finals. Meanwhile an algorithm developed by IBM turned this match into music (Titlow). In order to...

Balloons on the Rise in Korean Diplomacy

  #157289583 / gettyimages.com   This Saturday, the North Korean news agency KCNA rejected a recent South Korean proposal for official high-level talks as a result of anti-DPRK leaflet scattering known as the “balloon operation.” South Korean activists have employed...

SCiO: the Star Trek tricorder in real life

One of the most emblematic and authentic motifs from the American sci-fi television series Star Trek involves the medical officer Leonard McCoy using a tricorder in order to scan and analyse living beings and environments. He records data with a small...
Selfies and Zombies – sharing photos in videogames

Selfies and Zombies – sharing photos in videogames

In the past decades, videogame developers have been adding realism and immersion (as well as blood spattered details) to their games. With the advent of powerful graphical processors and high-definition screens, the images have become sharper and the line...
Tweet, Tweet, Buy. (Or bye bye Tweet?)

Tweet, Tweet, Buy. (Or bye bye Tweet?)

Last week I received an e-mail from Twitter with the heading ‘We’ve updated our Privacy Policy and terms of Service.’ That’s always interesting news. What was even more interesting was the easily announced new feature Twitter is testing: a “Buy” button...
Apple Watch Out

Apple Watch Out

Just five days ago, on September 9th, Apple held another one of their famous Keynote presentations. On this particular ‘Special Event’, Apple introduced, among other new software and hardware releases, their new and already highly hyped wearable: the Apple...
Is it cyborg o’clock yet?

Is it cyborg o’clock yet?

This year has been exceptionally fruitful for the fans of wearable technology. Last week, we were introduced to a new child of the wearable technology era: the Apple Watch. On September 9, Apple revealed its own long-anticipated smartwatch –...
Is our privacy at risk !!!

Is our privacy at risk !!!

Google, a company that is renowned for its top of the line high-tech gadgets is said to release its highly anticipated Google Glass in the near future.  Google Glass is a new generation of wearable computing , which giving...
eterni.me – I read dead people

eterni.me – I read dead people

„We all pass away sooner or later“, states the opener of the webpage of eterni.me. Only to continue with a much surprising statement: “But what if you could be remembered forever?” – With the data of your old online-communication,...
Introducing Toosheh: The new mesh network application that tries to tackle the problem of information controls inside Iran

Introducing Toosheh: The new mesh network application that tries to tackle the problem of information controls inside Iran

Branded as a little blue bundle, the new android application developed by the Information Sciences Institute at the University of Southern California is a slight play on words. Toosheh which in Persian means baggage, endeavours to connect Iranian’s through what...
Datacoup: Selling Personal Data in the Age of Acxiom

Datacoup: Selling Personal Data in the Age of Acxiom

Last thursday, Datacoup officially opened its personal data marketplace for every internet user. While it was in beta for two years, it is now possible for you to to sell the records of your online activities to the New...
Instagram and Hyperlapse: Anticipated Memory

Instagram and Hyperlapse: Anticipated Memory

Social networks have a huge impact on how their users perceive their lives and what happens to them. Different networks influence different aspects of our lives, both social and cultural. Instagram, one of the most popular networks today, meant...