Browsing All posts tagged under »FutureWorld«

Reinvent government one mobile device at a time

March 3, 2013


Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom argues that  technological innovation can be used to improve our government and restore our prosperity.  He also discusses his own efforts to modernize San Francisco when he was mayor of that city. via Science and Technology – “Citizenville: How to Take the Town Square Digital and Reinvent Government” – Book TV. […]

Beware, your phone is following you

August 28, 2012


Your mobile device knows where you’ve been. And, now someone can use location data from your smartphone and those of your friends to predict where you’ll be same time tomorrow. This should make you think about the location data you are making available to whoever has an app on  your mobile device that uses location and […]

Smartphones and cloud computing

August 24, 2012


Mobile, cloud computing using a smartphone and a tablet like the iPad is a combination of three technologies – cloud computing, mobile computing and networking.  These three technology trends have integrated into a set of services for us to use on our smartphones and Android tablets. With the free space offered by cloud storage providers […]

iPhone may run your house soon

August 1, 2012


If goes as planned iDevice will control Apple TV.  It may soon control cable programming and video game play via a video game controller. Apple sees iDevice as a control for cameras, projectors, security systems, lawn sprinkler systems, your thermostat, garage door. via Apple Further Details iPhone-NFC Apps for TV, Games & More – Patently […]

Learn details on the net, then do an activity together

July 7, 2012


Created by Knewton and Column Five Media via The Flipped Classroom: Turning the Traditional Classroom on its Head.

Point, know, buy

June 6, 2012


There’s more to the world than buying, there’s information for living. Point, know, buy could be a great “information world” feature. Seniors could more easily find and use information when needed.  Not necessarily just to buy things. For example, make the menu larger. (Point, enlarge, read.)   Find the location of services,  a place to check-in at […]

$50 android tablet

January 5, 2012


Check out the Aakash. Sold out through February. It has a 7 inch touchscreen and can play HD movies with WiFi. May not be up to the iPad or the Amazon Fire, but they cost $200 and up. The Aakash is going to be hard to beat.Related articles: India’s Aakash Tablet is a Huge Hit; […]