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A random walk thorugh Yahoo’s News for today 1/24/2013

A random walk through the Internet, 1/24/2013

I took a quick swing by Yahoo and found out some very interesting technology through watching a couple of videos on the this could be big blog segment. The blogs were about:

1. How Bluetooth has come of age in what is called the 4.0 technology through a Tethercell.

2. How 3-D modeling technology has come to age in a new device called Leonardo

3. How Audi has determined a method to make autonomous car travel useful through self parking technology

4. How gravity has become a energy source for a new light intended to replace the kerosene lamp

5. How various commercial entities now are mining the big data cloud to learn very intricate details about individuals

6. How NASA has developed an exoskeleton suit that is similar to an Ironman early-stage prototype

7. How James Dyson represents a person who can look at a traditional problem or device and see it in a brand-new way

How Bluetooth has come of age in what is called the 4.0 technology through a Tethercell:

the current embodiment of a Tethercell is simply the exoskeleton of a AA battery combined with a very specialized circuitry that utilizes Bluetooth technology is on a power source from a AAA battery. One of the most interesting facts is that this technology was developed by two former rocket scientists, Trey Madhyastha and Kellan O’Connor. Currently, they are using the specialized circuitry to turn devices on and off as well is communicated information relating to the amount of battery life left in the device. Rightly so I agree with them that this is just the tipping point of this particular technology and as they have correctly identified wants us because more embedded in the 4.0 version of Bluetooth technology spreads the skies the limit on how current interactions can change based on better management of devices and power consumption.

How 3-D modeling technology has come to age in a new device called Leonardo:

At the consumer electronics fair Bill Weir the host of this could be big for CBS showed a computer-based 3-D graphic program that basically allows the user to sculpt an image or a thought live. The coolest part about this technology is that it seems like it is taken a very complex problem of representing 3-D shapes and simplified the interface of the end-user. As a result, they have given the average person the ability to take 3-D modeling to the next level through being capable of inventing their ideal live on a screen through existing methods and simplified computing means. Even more exciting is the ability of this final product to be exported into many existing 3-D technologies. The most exciting of these technologies is 3-D printing. We are literally on the eve of something incredible and the ability of an average user were person at home with some new idea to make what they’re thinking and send it some place where it can be made through a 3-D printer is incredible. Check out the link it’s quite amusing and intriguing.

How Audi has determined a method to make autonomous car travel useful through self parking technology:

Audi appear to be demonstrating what is a practical application of autonomous vehicle navigation through the replacement of the human interface required to park a car. The technology was truly a proof of concept demonstration. One of the key engineers on the project artfully dodged the question of whether or not this car can adapt for a human or pedestrian roadblock in the way of its final destination. As a sloughed this to the side, there was an acknowledgment by the engineers of a large object such as a sign or other car would be detected by the vehicle and adapted for in the final path of the vehicles travel. In addition, the engineer mentioned about a specialized car WiFi or automobile WiFi. Apparently, this new type of wireless communication interface for automobiles only has an encryption method to prohibit or discourage the hacking of the system and potential overtaking the car interface. At the end of the day, it is exciting to see an application of this technology directly aimed at something useful to the average everyday consumer.

How gravity has become a energy source for a new light intended to replace the kerosene lamp:

the content of this video is well worth a read. Simply stated, the designers behind this particular technology determine a methodology to use a simple weight to generate enough electricity to power an LED system. The end result is a device that can replace and average kerosene heater. According to their calculations this is a market of 1.6 billion people. The fact that this technology and the Tethercell. So close to each other is rather amazing. In fact, it is quite interesting to think about device that could be smartly part by the Tethercell and simply recharged through a solar system such that the gravity means may become an automatic type method to augment the power captured during the solar radiation of the day. With a product of this type, it would be functional based on what nature can directly provide and what gravity can be input into the machines are human machine interface. Either way, it is exciting to see the advancements of low power consumption lighting technologies Erik with a practical application that can help 1.6 billion people who do not have direct access to electricity.

How various commercial entities are using big data to learn intricate details about you

interestingly enough there was a video on this could be big citing the fact that an author of multiple books series took interested in describing what the fragments of digital records are looking like in terms of how personnel and companies are learning about your behaviors.  Honestly this is scarry & brilant all in one thorught.  I mostly can’t blame somebody for taking advantage of all of this new information. What I do agree is the author’s conclusion that the uncontrolled nature of ownership for the individual who is being tracked will become a problem. It is interesting that this data is being collected from someone is not theirs and it is secretive and private Terry to the entity which contracts it or collects. As a result, despite being the person that creates the resource that these companies are profiting from the ultimate control over your own set of data does not reside with you.

How various commercial entities now are mining the big data cloud to learn very intricate details about individuals:

this video is awesome. The people at NASA are always working on some very cool projects. The fundamental point of this particular exoskeleton suit is to be able to address the atrophy of the scientists and astronauts experience during a long space missions. The suit also looks like a early version of what is seen in the movie aliens. What was incredible to hear is that the NASA researchers said the multiple versions of exoskeletons exist and at some point in the future there will be commercial versions available. In terms of their particular technology, they had no interest in commercializing it but were showing demonstrations of how it was transforming parapalegic’s lives. In addition, looking at a practical perspective who wouldn’t want to have an Ironman suit available for the average day-to-day chores?

 How James Dyson represents a person who can look at a traditional problem or device and see it in a brand-new way:

James Dyson is a personal inspiration of mine. The video does a wonderful job of portraying how he continues to drive forward and provide innovation. One of my favorite takeaways was his explanation about how licensing technologies is a road that does not work. What he recommends is inventing something, patenting the invention and becoming the manufacture yourself. His point was that the numerous personal experiences attempting to license the technology does not end up in a productive space. Furthermore, it was very interesting to see a recent hurdle to the Dyson Corp. had experienced was an engineer who was selling secrets to Bosch about their high-speed electric motors. From a personal standpoint, I was shocked to see someone who gets to work for a company as amazing as Dyson decide to make such a career decision that would ultimately eliminate their ability from ever being in a high technical position again for any normal self-respecting company. What was more impressive to me was James Dyson’s response during the video. He took the common and responded in stride with the column cool demeanor. James Dyson confirmed that this was a troubling problem and then switched back to talking about something which was more interesting and related to advances in electric motors as well as battery technologies to make their products even better. The article is worth a five minute read.

I hope you enjoy these links and the random walk through Yahoo! News today.

As always, this dictation was created using Dragon NaturallySpeaking software. The current version is 10.5 professional. Have a great day.

Jimmy


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