Monthly Archives: January 2014

Technology as Heirloom

Source: Fast Company, Jan 2014 Olsson has hired like-minded designers, who believe that technology should be crafted more like an ageless heirloom, an object we hold dear.

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Nest: Physical Graph

Source: Mashable, Jan 2014 Google hasn’t said anything more than a few vague statements about what it plans to do with Nest, but the acquisition is the company’s beachhead into “Internet of Things,” probably more accurately described in this context … Continue reading

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Google Acquires Nest for $3.2 Billion

Source:  NYTimes, Jan 2014 Google and Nest: Two Companies in the Business of Understanding You Rather than thermostats, Nest’s key technologies were described by Mr. Fadell in an interview last November as “communications, algorithms, sensors and user experience, running over a network … Continue reading

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Visual Search for the Visual Web

Source: Read Write Web, Jan 2014, Modern search engines have been developed to identify textual keywords, so the concept of search by image is a major paradigm shift. Even Google relies on adjacent text content in order to identify images (and reverse … Continue reading

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