The History Channel | Today’s world has troubles unique to its time in history, from the global financial crisis to technological meltdowns to full scale, computerized global war. Observing the convergence of such events, contemporary prophets have begun to emerge from obscurity to suggest that these conditions might be signs of the demise of the modern world. These men are historians as well, using all manner of information and patterns… read more
Video Source: The History Channel
March 21, 2013
Last week, IEEE Spectrum showed you how Microsoft’s new Kinect API lets you use your hands to draw on a painting program. But how about using gestures to create 3D models of any shape that you can use as Kinect avatars? That’s exactly what Microsoft Research’s Beijing team showed early this month at the company’s TechFest 2013.
— IEEE Spectrum
Video Source: IEEE Spectrum
The Economist | Vivek Kundra, the White House’s CIO, discusses technological progress and the Singularity
May 11, 2011
The Economist | Vivek Kundra, President Obama’s Chief Information Officer, speaks about updating Washington D.C.’s tech for the 21st century. This video was recorded live at The Economist‘s “The Ideas Economy” event: Intelligent Infrastructure — The Architecture of Progess, which was held in New York City on February 16–17, 2011.
Host | In the spirit of fun, in which we’ve been together the last day and a half, I’ll… read more
Video Source: The Economist | “The Ideas Economy”
April 17, 2013
AirHarp is the result of a weekend hacking session with a Leap Motion dev board. Leap Motion is a highly precise and responsive motion tracking device, making it a perfect tool for expressive musical interactions. AirHarp is being developed in C++ using my audio processing toolkit, MusKit.
Video Source: Leap Motion
October 28, 2011
Microsoft | January 6, 2000 — The Microsoft Home®, located on the company’s Redmond, WA, campus is a concept family home designed to showcase the company’s vision of the role new software will play in improving people’s quality of life. The Microsoft Home brings together under one roof a broad range of technologies, products and services that work together to… read more
April 23, 2012
This video features a series of time lapse sequences photographed by the Expedition 30 crew aboard the International Space Station. Set to the song “Walking in the Air,” by Howard Blake, the video takes viewers around the world, through auroras, and over dazzling lightning displays.
We’re walking in the air
We’re floating in the moonlit sky
The people far below are sleeping as we fly… read more
Video Source: NASA
Walking On Air
November 16, 2012
BEARTek gloves allow users to control phone calls and music apps — including built in music apps, Pandora, and Spotify — without removing their gloves. If funded, the gloves will cost $175 to $200.
Video Source: Mashable
January 10, 2013
Imagine a day when all of your gadgets can talk to each other. Your phone will control your television and your computer can run your gaming device. At the annual Consumer Electronics Show going on now in Las Vegas, that vision is becoming more of a reality.
Video Source: CNET
September 28, 2010
Titant the Robot entertains spectators at the Dubia Gitex 2009 conference.
Video Source: Cyberstein Robots Ltd.
Titan the Robot website
Thug Notes | Thug Notes is your main hookup for classical literature summary and analysis, original gangster. I’m your host, Sparky Sweets, PhD.
You may have seen my ass on MTV, The New York Times, The Huffington Post, The Independent, and The Daily Dot. Educate yo self, son. Join me as I drop some of da illest classical literature you ever heard.
A hilarious,… read more