Category Archives: Invention

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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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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Current AR focuses upon Actual Reality

Source: TechCrunch, Nov 2013 … essentially with Junaio Mirage – which is really a prototype right now – when you put on Google Glass or other wearable devices you can see any of the content of Junaio in your real environment. … Continue reading

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Wearables to Improve Sports Coaching

Source: Forbes, Nov 2013 In a sport where speed and aggression rule, instantaneous understanding of what’s taking place on the field literally changes the game. What’s more, real-time data turns the concept of practice and training on its head. Coaches … Continue reading

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Google Glass

Source: WSJ, Nov 2013 the eyeware industry and Google see a broader market for the technology, the Internet search giant is exploring ideas with at least one eyewear company to put the device in optometry offices around the country and … Continue reading

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Walking and Using Google Glass Simultaneously

Source: FastCo Design, Nov 2013 … a study of people walking and considering their visual displays at the same time. The participants used the head display to perform two types of tasks. One was a memory task that asked test participants … Continue reading

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