Samsung reveals the Simband, its answer to Apple’s rumored Healthbook

Samsung reveals the Simband, its answer to Apple’s rumored Healthbook

Samsung Wednesday laid out its framework for a new consumer-centered biohealth ecosystem, featuring a new sensor-filled watch and a cloud platform for storing health data collected by the device. The health watch, called “Simband”, looks like the first Samsung smart watch, the Galaxy Gear , but its wrist band contains […]

 

Gray Matters: Will Our Brains Soon Have Access to The Cloud?

Gray Matters: Will Our Brains Soon Have Access to The Cloud?

Have you ever approached someone of importance, but only had three seconds to think of something clever to say? Today, companies tout the ability to access the cloud from a mobile device. But in the next 20 years, we may be able to access the cloud directly from our […]

 

How Technology Transforms Human Experience

How Technology Transforms Human Experience

Wearable technology.  Sensors everywhere.  The cloud. We now have the power to monitor, in real time, just about anything and everything, giving rise to the trend known as the quantified self.  We can optimize every aspect of our existence—from our health, to how we manage our time, to various aspects of our family lives.  This excites many, but to be honest, it horrifies me.  I’m obsessive enough already.  The last thing I need in my life is a machine that will constantly remind me about my questionable lifestyle choices and bad habits.  My wife performs that function more than adaquately.   […]

 

Two Billion Jobs to Disappear by 2030

indexBy 2030, more than 2 billion jobs will disappear, roughly 50% of all the jobs on the planet. This is not intended as a doom and gloom scenario, but rather as a wakeup call for the new skillsets we’ll need in the future.

According to McKinsey’s Global Institute, 12 disruptive technologies are at the heart of this disruption: mobile Internet, automation of knowledge and work, Internet of things, cloud technology, advanced robotics, autonomous and near-autonomous vehicles, next-generation genomics, energy storage, 3-D printing, advanced materials, advanced oil and gas exploration and recovery, and renewable energy.  […]

 

IBM Makes Pivotal Deal for Cloud Foundry Innovation

IBM Makes Pivotal Deal for Cloud Foundry Innovation@ sci-tech-today.com

The IBM-Pivotal announcement is a significant event that should boost the impact and influence of Cloud Foundry. The agreement is certainly a major win for Pivotal but significant long-term benefits should also accrue to businesses and other organizations that embrace the company’s […]

 

3 Reasons to Get Upset About CrossFit

@ huffingtonpost.comGreat Reset Changes

On a warm spring evening, hundreds of investment bankers, venture capitalists and geeky tech entrepreneurs gathered near the pool of the Phoenician, a luxury resort outside Phoenix. The occasion? A high-profile gathering of education innovators, and as guests sipped cocktails and nibbled hors d’oeuvres, the mood was upbeat.

Major innovations – forged by the struggles of the Great Recession and fostered by technology – are coming to higher education.

Investment dollars are flooding in – a record-smashing 168 venture capital deals in the United States alone last year, according to conference host GSV Advisors. The computing power of “the cloud” and “big data” are unleashing new software. Public officials, desperate to cut costs and measure results, are open to change.[…]

 

One Technology That Is Already Changing the Future Of Energy

One Technology That Is Already Changing the Future Of Energy

@ linkedin.com

The accelerating change of technology we use commercially and personally is dramatically increasing the global demand for electric power. As consumers, we’re gulping power at an alarming rate, from air conditioning systems, heating systems, household appliances, and all forms of home entertainment devices to cloud computing, computers, and consumer […]

 

Four Big Data Trends That Change Everything

Four Big Data Trends That Change Everything

@ forbes.com

Over the past few weeks I’ve heard many recipes for what will drive business success and yet firms large and small continue to struggle with how to jumpstart growth. Brilliant speakers at the Brandworks Conference (run by Lindsey, Stone and Briggs ) in May and at the Cloud Computing […]

 

Trend Talk: Fast Forward

Trend Talk: Fast Forward

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Fast forward to 2020. The office is practically extinct as worker mobility and cloud computing have become key factors pushing businesses to go completely virtual. Women have gained significant ground over men in the job market with increased promotions, a rise in wages, and entrepreneurship opportunities accessible. Meanwhile, men […]

 

The workforce in the cloud

The workforce in the cloud

@ economist.com

FOR translating a 22-minute video from English into Spanish at short notice, 7Brands Global Content, a professional-translation firm based in New York, quoted “approximately $1,500”. This fee seems in line with the local going rate for the job from a firm which boasts membership of three professional associations and […]

 
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