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Posts tagged Tech

Feb 2 '14
Jan 16 '14
technojournee:


This Little Robot Teaches Preschoolers Basic Programming Before They Can Even Read
As they’ve tested the toy, kids have quickly figured out how to use it. “Children as young as three managed to play, while in some cases even adults couldn’t understand how to use it, which was quite amusing,” Yacob says. As they grow older, kids can plug the robot into their own computer and continue to program it with Scratch or Arduino.

Language is communication. Teaching children how to communicate with computers is prudent; there’s no escaping the indubitable future of communication.

technojournee:

This Little Robot Teaches Preschoolers Basic Programming Before They Can Even Read

As they’ve tested the toy, kids have quickly figured out how to use it. “Children as young as three managed to play, while in some cases even adults couldn’t understand how to use it, which was quite amusing,” Yacob says. As they grow older, kids can plug the robot into their own computer and continue to program it with Scratch or Arduino.

Language is communication. Teaching children how to communicate with computers is prudent; there’s no escaping the indubitable future of communication.

(Source: fastcoexist.com)

Dec 31 '13

Google Zeitgeist 2013

See more here

Dec 13 '13
Dec 13 '13
theatlantic:

Facebook is the News, in 2 Charts

Facebook dwarfs all other social news distribution outlets, even Twitter.
Read more. [Image: Reuters]

theatlantic:

Facebook is the News, in 2 Charts

Facebook dwarfs all other social news distribution outlets, even Twitter.

Read more. [Image: Reuters]

Dec 8 '13
Dec 2 '13
breakingnews:

Bezos: Amazon exploring deliveries by drone
Variety: In four or five years, Amazon customers may no longer need to rely on the U.S. Postal Service, FedEx or UPS to deliver their packages to their doorsteps.In an eyebrow-raising maneuver that put the future on display while audiences were waiting for “The Amazing Race” and “The Good Wife,” the online-retailing giant seized the chance offered by a Charlie Rose-led segment on “60 Minutes” to unveil an effort it is making to use automated drones to deliver the millions of goods its customers order.Jeff Bezos, Amazon’s founder and CEO, told Rose on the CBS program that the drones could carry up to five pounds of goods in a ten-mile radius from one of the company’s fulfillment centers.
Photo: Jeff Bezos / Richard Brian/Reuters

breakingnews:

Bezos: Amazon exploring deliveries by drone

Variety: In four or five years, Amazon customers may no longer need to rely on the U.S. Postal Service, FedEx or UPS to deliver their packages to their doorsteps.

In an eyebrow-raising maneuver that put the future on display while audiences were waiting for “The Amazing Race” and “The Good Wife,” the online-retailing giant seized the chance offered by a Charlie Rose-led segment on “60 Minutes” to unveil an effort it is making to use automated drones to deliver the millions of goods its customers order.

Jeff Bezos, Amazon’s founder and CEO, told Rose on the CBS program that the drones could carry up to five pounds of goods in a ten-mile radius from one of the company’s fulfillment centers.

Photo: Jeff Bezos / Richard Brian/Reuters

Oct 14 '13
"Google on Friday announced that it would soon be able to show users’ names, photos, ratings and comments in ads across the Web, endorsing marketers’ products."

New York Times, Google to Sell Users’ Endorsements, via thefutureofnews

"Facebook has been aggressively marketing social endorsements, which it calls sponsored stories. For example, if you post that you love McDonald’s new Mighty Wings on the chain’s Facebook page, McDonald’s could pay Facebook to broadcast your kind words to all your friends."

"Twitter also enables advertisers to show public tweets in their ads, but requires advertisers to get the permission of the original author of a message before using it in an ad."

Nothing to see here. This is just the natural movement of companies finding ways to monetize the personal information you give them. If you don’t want to be in an ad, don’t endorse products online.

FJP: To opt out of Google’s “shared endorsements,” head here. Scroll to the bottom of the page and uncheck the box.

Related: Citing lack of use of its universal privacy controls, Facebook announced earlier this week that it was doing away with them and instead asks Users to select privacy settings on a post by post basis.

The caveat, of course, is that when Facebook says only a few percent of its Users use something, we’re talking millions of people. 

(via futurejournalismproject)
Oct 9 '13

How the Web Exploded

Oct 6 '13