Monthly Archives: February 2013

3D Printing and Visual Searches

Source: PSFK, Feb 2013 Where do you see the future of fashion technology in a year? 5 years?  Two trends I’m seeing that are quite interesting and growing very rapidly, it’s 3-D printing and visual searches. 3-D printing, we know … Continue reading

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Google Glasses for Education

Source: Techcrunch, Feb 2013 … as far as consumer-facing technology is concerned, Google Glass seems to be of some interest to Backus (along with the entirety of the tech industry). Backus believes that the most valuable asset of Google Glass, … Continue reading

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Google Glass – Patent Filing

Source: TechCrunch, Feb 2013 The USPTO has published a new patent application today from Google, which describes in comprehensive detail the complete system that would go on to become Google Glass, originally filed in August of 2011. The newly discovered … Continue reading

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Air Jordan shoes control 58% of the basketball shoe marketplace

Source: Forbes, Feb 2013 It controlled 58% of the basketball shoe market in 2012, according to research firm SportsOneSource. The Jordan Brand’s parent Nike was second with a 34% share, while Adidas (5.5%), Reebok (1.6%) and Under Armour (0.6%) divvied … Continue reading

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Guido van Rossum, Python and edX/MITx

Source: EdX FB page, Feb 2013

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IBM Watson Enters Healthcare

Source: Forbes, Feb 2013 IBM’s Watson, the Jeopardy!-playing supercomputer that scored one for Team Robot Overlord two years ago, just put out its shingle as a doctor or, more specifically, as a combination lung cancer specialist and expert in the arcane branch … Continue reading

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Source: Business Insider, Feb 2013 (click on the image for the presentation)

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