Category: Gadgets and cool stuff

▶ Futurist Speaker Gerd Leonhard on Jibo and so-called social robots (TedX Brussels), Digital Ethics – YouTube

via ▶ Futurist Speaker Gerd Leonhard on Jibo and social robots (TedX Brussels), Digital Ethics – YouTube.

Watch how eerily Microsoft’s smart home of 1999 predicts our lives today (video via Quartz) but is playing catch-up, today

Watch how eerily Microsoft’s smart home of 1999 predicts our lives today – Quartz. Today, Microsoft is playing catch-up on trends from the shift to mobile to the cloud. But for decades it was pretty universally acknowledged as a global leader in technology. And indeed, the 1999 video above (originally highlighted by Gizmodo), where Microsoft lays out the company’s vision ...

Mary Meeker: Asset-Heavy Lifestyle Is Being Replaced With Asset-Light Value

Interesting post, below, and some related Mary Meeker slides on the same topic (go here to see the entire KPCB 2012 Trends-Set) Asset-light is a clear trend, imho. Mary Meeker: Asset-Heavy Lifestyle Is Being Replaced With Asset-Light Value | Social Revolution. “Meeker reports that people are shedding assets, turning from away from ...

Must-watch video: Sanjay Poonen (SAP) Keynote at CTIA MobileCON on Internet of Things, M2M, Big Data and more

Well worth watching, great summary on most of the key trends in mobile, computing, software, big data, AI and interface evolution, presented with ease and authority. Nice. Sanjay Poonen, SAP Head of Mobile Solutions talks about how the convergence of Big Data and Mobility enables real-time experiences, Machine-to-Machine connectivity and “Internet ...

Pretty amazing short movie about Augmented Reality Future Scenarios

… a lot of pretty amazing scenes in here, blurring the bounder between science fiction and reality. Sorta like a Cory Doctorow novel, one can't help wondering whether this is the future of already reality. Nice job by Eran May-raz and Daniel Lazo.  Sight from Sight Systems on Vimeo.

Here is a good way to read my tweets (using Twylah)

Twylah is a cool tool for sorting and reading tweets. Related articles "I apologize to everyone who was offended by my insensitive tweet about the situation in Egypt. I've…" (futureof.biz) Get the free PDF of my Music 2.0 book – just pay with a tweet or Facebook post! (mediafuturist.com)

The impact of the iPod (Mashable), me: “genius of fake-control model”

Amy-Mae Elliott interviewed my for this nice Mashable piece the other day.  Here are some good snippets from me and from others that were interviewed: Leander Kahney, editor of Cult of Mac and author of The Cult of iPod, sees the iPod’s primary impact in terms of the “connected device. ...

Personal branding in the digital age: new video

This video is part of a new series of 5-7 minute videos I recorded here in Basel, Switzerland in July. This episode shows about how I use social networks and mobile-optimized platforms / apps to spread the word about what I do. I also provide a few examples of the ...

Google + : funny video about ‘circles’

Love it – nice to add some humor to this topic. Google + does seem to be taking off like a fire cracker – add me to your circles if you want 🙂 Related articles THE NEXT WEB: Meet the top 20 brands on Facebook (blogrunner.com)

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