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How the internet is making us poor – Quartz
Barring a civilization-ending event, technology is not going to move backward. More and more of our world will be controlled by software. It’s already become so ubiquitous that, argues one of my colleagues, it’s now ridiculous to call some firms as “tech” companies when all companies depend on it so much.
to:fb  automation  software  future  work  economy  jobs  technology 
april 2013 by deusx
Sugar Within Human Bodies Could Power Future Artificial Organs: Scientific American
"Now there is hope that future implants might be powered not by batteries but by the fuels in our bodies that are used for energy. Scientists have shown that fuel cells implanted in rats can successfully generate electricity from sugar in the rodent's bodies. The devices kept going for months at a time."
implants  fuelcells  power  gadgets  medicine  future  biology  research  technology  from delicious
june 2010 by deusx
A Virtual Revolution Is Brewing for Colleges -
"If the mainstream of "college teaching" becomes a set of atomistic, underpaid adjuncts, we'll lose a precious academic tradition that is not easily replaced."
college  education  professors  learning  future  technology  publishing  from delicious
september 2009 by deusx
100 Best Blogs for Librarians of the Future - Learn-gasm
"This collection of library and information technology blogs have changed that, and now you’ll be able to learn about all of the trends, developments, tools and resources available to librarians in every niche."
libraries  librarians  blogs  web2.0  technology  research 
august 2009 by deusx
Hard Drive weight increasing?
"I've noticed that as I copy data/install programs on my Laptop, the weight of the Laptop increases. I have a bad back and am medically limited on the amount of weight I can carry so I need to be very carefull not to inflict injury upon myself."
funny  harddrives  weight  mass  microsoft  technology  hardware  stupid 
august 2009 by deusx
The Secret Diary of Steve Jobs: I'm really thinking maybe I shouldn't have yelled at that Chinese guy so much
"We all know that there's no fucking way in the world we should have microwave ovens and refrigerators and TV sets and everything else at the prices we're paying for them. There's no way we get all this stuff and everything is done fair and square and everyone gets treated right. ... everything you own, it's all done on the backs of millions of poor people whose lives are so awful you can't even begin to imagine them, people who will do anything to get a life that is a tiny bit better than the shitty one they were born into, people who get exploited and treated like shit and, in the worst of all cases, pay with their lives."
gadgets  china  standardofliving  economy  politics  technology  economics 
july 2009 by deusx
100 Things Your Kids May Never Know About | GeekDad |
"There are some things in this world that will never be forgotten, this week’s 40th anniversary of the moon landing for one. But Moore’s Law and our ever-increasing quest for simpler, smaller, faster and better widgets and thingamabobs will always ensure that some of the technology we grew up with will not be passed down the line to the next generation of geeks."
generations  genx  technology  history  culture  geek  parenting 
july 2009 by deusx
Locus Online Perspectives: Cory Doctorow: Cheap Facts and the Plausible Premise
"These facts were a currency in my social circle. We'd trade them like baseball cards. I'd show you my payphone trick and you'd show me your gag for turning the cellophane on a cigarette pack into a smoke-ring machine. Social capital accrued to everyone who could show or explain something that gave you power and insight into the mysterious workings of the world."
ideas  invention  socialcurrency  tricks  hacking  scifi  diy  technology  culture 
july 2009 by deusx
TiVo Elbows Into Living Rooms With Recording Patent (Update1) -
Good for them, I <3 my TiVo. They've been getting screwed, and cable companies obviously want them sunk. "TiVo Inc., armed with a federal court ruling backing the company’s digital-recording patent, plans to elbow its way onto every U.S. pay-television system to attract millions of new subscribers. "
tivo  tv  entertainment  dvr  cable  technology 
june 2009 by deusx
New staff find White House in tech Dark Ages - Washington Post-
"If the Obama campaign represented a sleek, new iPhone kind of future, the first day of the Obama administration looked more like the rotary-dial past."
it  whitehouse  technology  government 
january 2009 by deusx
Why Obama Should Keep His BlackBerry - BusinessWeek
"Obama comes into office as the first President both knowledgeable about and comfortable with the technology that runs today's world. This is actually an important and promising development and the worst thing we can do is try to force him into a technology-free cocoon in the name of security or whatever. Mr President-elect, if you want to keep that BlackBerry, please do so. Besides, we don't want a new President going through his difficult first weeks in office suffering from BlackBerry withdrawal."
obama  blackberry  security  email  internet  technology  president  mobile  politics 
november 2008 by deusx
Human Computer Interaction in Science Fiction Movies
"Science Fiction movies have been a source for speculation about the future of technology and human computer interaction. This paper presents a survey of different kinds of interaction designs in movies during the past decades and relates the techniques of the films to existing technologies and prototypes where possible. The interactions will be categorized with respect to their domain of real-life applications and also evaluated in regard to results of current research in human computer interaction."
ux  hci  interfaces  scifi  design  ui  future  technology  interaction  usability 
october 2008 by deusx
Cherish The AIR? Just because you can doesn't mean you should
"the core idea that should be upheld by companies like Apple should be about making things better and less often. Making things that will be able to evolve, be upgraded, be adaptable, hackable and more fun to use for longer so that as a customer I don’t think that I’m buying version 3.4 of something that will only be as good as it’s last press release. I want to buy “the” quintessential Apple product and cherish it for years, like people would cherish a vintage car."
apple  sustainability  technology  gadgets  design  product 
october 2008 by deusx
Intel cuts electric cords with wireless power system - Yahoo! News
"Most importantly, the electricity was transmitted without zapping anything or anyone that got between the sending and receiving units."
wifi  wireless  power  electricity  intel  science  technology  energy 
august 2008 by deusx
Digital Imaging: Photographs Enhance Video in Absolutely Unbelievable Ways
"Essentially, you shoot some crappy, low-rez video of a still scene. You then reshoot the same scene with a digital camera (with higher resolution). Software can automagically combine these images to upconvert the video AND fix problems in the image— all while compensating for 3D space."
video  photos  editing  nifty  technology 
august 2008 by deusx
The Nation - McCain, the Analog Candidate -
"“You don’t actually have to use a computer to understand how it shapes the country,” said Mark Soohoo, a McCain aide for online matters, at a conference on politics and technology. “You actually do,” interrupted Tracy Russo, a former blogger for John Edwards."
mccain  politics  computers  internet  technology 
august 2008 by deusx
Tinselman: The Mother of All Demos
"Douglas Engelbart's whirling vision of the future; it was the first public use of a mouse, as well as examples of cutting, copying, pasting, teleconferencing, video conferencing, email, and... hypertext. It's just too damn much for 1968!"
douglasengelbart  technology  hypertext  computing  future 
june 2008 by deusx » Blog Archive » Looking at Tech Sideways
"Technology has brought us back to magickal thinking because magickal thinking has working maps of the empherial and invisible human experience that are just now being made visible to all via leaps in information technology."
magick  technology 
may 2008 by deusx
PCWorld - The 10 Worst PC Keyboards of All Time
"Considering that the keyboard is the primary input device for most of the PCs ever made, it's amazing how many times manufacturers have gotten it completely, laughably wrong"
keyboard  hardware  history  technology  retro 
january 2008 by deusx
Steampunk - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
"The term denotes works set in an era or world where steam power is still widely used—usually the 19th century, and often set in Victorian era England—but with prominent elements of either science fiction or fantasy, such as fictional technological in
steampunk  scifi  technology 
may 2007 by deusx
Technological singularity - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
"The Technological Singularity is the hypothesized creation, usually via AI or brain-computer interfaces, of smarter-than-human entities that rapidly accelerate technological progress."
technology  singularity  vinge  scifi  future 
may 2007 by deusx
Charlie's Diary: Shaping the future
"I'm going to ignore the temptation to talk about a whole lot of subjects — global warming, bioengineering, the green revolution, the intellectual property wars — and explain why, sooner or later, everyone in this room is going to end up in Wikipedia.
future  singularity  technology  lifeblogging 
may 2007 by deusx
Transhumanist Jokes
"A transhumanist walks into a bar…"
via:whump  jokes  technology  posthuman  fork  funny 
october 2006 by deusx
articles : Upload Your Life Now - Jim Baen's Universe
"Everything I've described is possible today, and a lot of it is going on right now in the MyLifeBits project."
singularity  posthumanity  mylifebits  uploading  cogsci  technology 
june 2006 by deusx
NYC School Cell Phone Ban Causes Uproar - Yahoo! News
"It's kind of ridiculous that we think we can't survive without a cell phone when people did it for thousands of years"
mobile  technology  school  education 
may 2006 by deusx
The Silent Speaker -
"Jorgensen sees the day when electromagnetic sensors will be woven into the fibers of turtlenecks or rescue workers' outfits."
ui  subvocalization  nasa  technology  hardware 
march 2006 by deusx
Jeff Barr’s Blog » A Few Words on Technology Evangelism
"I hope that is it clear from what I have written that technology evangelism is a whole lot of fun." This does sound like a fun job, though I wonder if I could be happy evangelizing just one technology.
amazon  technology  evangelism  webservices 
february 2006 by deusx
Technology Predictor Success Matrix
"Which new technologies will make it, and which will fail?"
january 2004 by deusx

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