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Apple Gets Hardcore About Its Hobbies | TechCrunch
[from version 1 to 2, 3, 4 ] The iPad wasn’t versatile enough for business. The iPhone camera wasn’t sharp enough for photographers. And none of Apple’s products were fast enough for die hard gamers. Until today. [ more and more extension of you, part of you, you, ... unthinkable to live without it ... remote control for your life, that thing where your life happens now, partially on the screen/inside. away from the gadget factors which still had friction. now less and less friction. ]
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september 2015 by asterisk2a
Microsoft Will Never Give Up On Mobile | TechCrunch
It has other bullets left [shooting at mobile] in the chamber including Windows 10 and the cross-platform mobile apps too. Whatever happens, Microsoft can ultimately never walk away from mobile because giving up would essentially be ceding a massive portion of the future of computing, and it simply can’t afford to do that. [...] Microsoft wanted to go after phone market share in the long term, and selling Windows at its old price points would limit broader Windows 10 adoption, eroding at the company’s larger value proposition of having one platform across all your devices. Put another way, the company is foregoing some identifiable revenue to prop up Windows mobile. [ diminishing price of Software! is one big mover in tech for the next years coming, see SAAS & PAAS + consulting and on-site with OpenSource and Subscription Plan Model using SW through browser. ] &! The Death of the PC Has Not Been Greatly Exaggerated
Microsoft  mobile  first  mobile  homescreen  Android  iOS  Windows  10  user  behaviour  Google  Apple  mobile  computing  phablet  Tablet  mobile  strategy  corporate  strategy  technological  progress  Windows  Phone  business  model  Open  Source  SAAS  Software  Is  Eating  The  World  Free  Software  commodity  business  commoditization  differentiate  differentiation  Branding  public  perception  GNU  Platform  Open  Platform  business  strategy  economics  of  abundance  marginal  cost  cloud  paradgimshift 
july 2015 by asterisk2a
No, Really, the PC Is Dying and It's Not Coming Back | WIRED
[ some VC's already talked about using mobile CPU's for future data centres as the marginal cost of producing mobile processors is lower than PC CPU's (much lower production vs high production output of mobile CPU's) ... and as all the processing power is shifted and engineered via sw to the data center to compute instead on the client (ie see thin client's at work) ] As Microsoft, Amazon, and Apple all follow suit in spending unprecedented amounts on data centers, that can’t be all bad for Intel, which makes many of the chips on which those data centers run. But it shows just how much the power dynamic has shifted. It’s not the companies that make the basic components that run computers—especially PCs—that have the power anymore. It’s the companies that make the things with which users—especially mobile users—interact that are building and profiting off tech’s future.
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march 2015 by asterisk2a
[1411.2842] Logical Limitations to Machine Ethics with Consequences to Lethal Autonomous Weapons
Our considerations have surprising implications to the question of responsibility and liability for an autonomous system's actions and lead to specific technical recommendations. & Experimental Realization of Quantum Artificial Intelligence ( =
ethical  machine  algorithm  autonomous  car  artificial  intelligence  A.I.  machine  learning  quantum  computing 
november 2014 by asterisk2a
News Roundtable: [...] deconstructing employment - YouTube
min 34 + "The article doesn't really examine productivity, it is examining wages." - Digital revolution has yet to fulfil its promise of productivity and better jobs ( +!+ - 'It's The Economist making a case for wealth redistribution!' +!+ How computers threaten the jobs of mid-skilled workers ( - 'few benefiters + we need substantial skill upgrading and change in education policy' +!+ Is A.I. the problem or the solution? - Automation, Robotics, mid-skilled jobs, routine jobs, lessons from Industrial Revolution, need investment in practical skills for the future, infrastructure investment, education policy, Universal Basic Income - so that no one is left behind
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october 2014 by asterisk2a
BBC News - Google Glass - a fascinating failure?
I am still excited by the promise of wearable computers, and convinced that this is a trend that will go mainstream at some point in the next five years. But that will depend on powerful pervasive networks and devices that are both attractive to wear and so easy to use that you forget that you have them on.
Wearable  computing  Wearables  Google  Glass  Beats  Headphones  Headphones  Apple  Smartwatch  Internet  of  Things  Google  Nest  Labs 
may 2014 by asterisk2a
Wearable Computing Is Here: Get Ready to Look Ridiculous
An Awkward Moment, But Still a Pivotal Era

Even if it's awkward, we're entering a new and important era in human-machine interaction. Wearable computing joins voice control and gesture-based interfaces in revolutionizing how people interact with data, services and content.
Google  Google  Project  Glass  computerscience  computing  Wearable  computing 
july 2012 by asterisk2a
OpenLearn - The Open University
The OpenLearn website gives free access to Open University course materials. This is the LearningSpace, where you'll find hundreds of free study units, each with a discussion forum. Study independently at your own pace or join a group and use the free learning tools to work with others.
education  mathematics  languages  computing  science  nature  society  study-skills  learning  free  elearning  university  courses  opensource  open  e-learning  openlearn  management  business  MBA  course  course-ware  open-university 
october 2009 by asterisk2a

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