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The Subtle Touch
June 1st, 2007

You might be surprised to learn that after most of the early patents from the 70s and 80s expired, R&D labs went to work and the new generation of capacitive, optical imaging and multi-point touch technology is much smarter.

Why do we still print?
November 28th, 2011

You can’t talk about paper usage in the 21st century without mentioning the environment. Of all the reasons to abandon the widespread use of paper, the need to stop cutting down trees would seem the most urgent.


Click
December 1st, 2009

The first half of the book is more or less an ad for the company, where Tancer explains his predictions about when people will search for a given thing or his detective work to understand seemingly aberrant search phenomena (like searches for prom dresses months before the traditional US prom season).

Smart But Dumb
January 1st, 2010

So while people will always try to build C-3PO-style machines that look and talk like us, the real advances will come in individual components we design to do one job well. Human intelligence arose from the unconscious co-operation of such systems to sustain the organism. Maybe if we get the constituent ‘smart’ parts right, a true AI system will spontaneously evolve — dare we say it — intelligently…


Stuck in the Middle
December 1st, 2008

If the above are among your benchmarks, you might end up disappointed according to a recent flood of books warning us away from The Chase. It’s a clich√© that human nature is to always want more (food, power, etc) — according to zoology and behavioural science it was hardwired into us millions of years ago.

Through a Virtual Eye
June 1st, 2007

It’s the distributors and studios that are going to save money — by not having to earmark hundreds of millions to send a movie around the world as they do currently.






Cyburbia Cyburbia is what author James Harkin calls the virtual realm we inhabit ...
December 1st, 2009

Smart But Dumb It's been bandied about the science and business worlds a lot over ...
January 1st, 2010

Through a Virtual Eye Considering it's the oldest visual medium in human history, cinema is the ...
June 1st, 2007

The Global Local More than just call centres, it's now professional services matched to rock ...
June 26th, 2011

Simulating the Future It used to be called role-playing, but an interesting example of an ...
March 1st, 2009

Making it in the Movies Hundred million dollar budgets. Fifty million dollar openings. Billion dollar profits. Investing ...
January 1st, 2010


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