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14 Free (as in beer) Data Mining Books

I was doing some research on an algorithm this morning and came across a new book that I wasn’t aware of. That prompted me to look for more. The list …

Data Science

10 Tech Trends That Will Transform Your Industry

I have bad news for companies that are struggling to improve their customer engagement—it’s only going to get more difficult. Social-savvy, smartphone-carrying consumers will switch allegiances faster than you can say “customer relationship management.”<p>“Customers are going to get harder to deal …

The Google Smartwatch Is Real, And It’s Coming Soon (But Maybe Not Too Soon)

Google’s long-rumored smartwatch is real, and still “officially” expected to begin shipping in mid to late March. However, many members of the smartwatch team inside Google believe that date will either be pushed back to June, or the watch will end up shipping incomplete with a smaller feature set …

Wearable ‘neurocam’ records scenes when it detects user interest | Kurzweil

(Credit: Neurowear)<p>Keio University scientists have developed a “neurocam” — a wearable camera system that detects emotions, based on an analysis of …

Wearable Tech

Photoshopping the Future: Take A Look At The World That Awaits Us In 2050

British environmentalist Jonathan Porritt offers a photo-realistic vision of life on earth in the year 2050. (Spoiler alert: the future does not exactly go smoothly.)

The Importance of Realism in Startups

I’ve done a lot of video interviews. This is one of my favorite if not my favorite outright.<p>It’s only 12 minutes long and if you’re a first-time …

Hiking Zion National Park

I have a confession to make. The American Southwest wasn’t on my adventure radar until my friend Reed persuaded me to join him on a road trip through Utah Canyon Country.<p>Driving into Zion National Park at sunset was a shot in the arm for my wanderlust. I was ready to explore the big red …

Your Smart Home Starts at the Door.

Be Sure It’s Locked<p>Only August comes with DoorSense™ and Auto-Lock technologies, so that you’ll know your door is both closed and locked.<p>Our Best …

Home Automation

Can You Picture That?

3-D displays: True volume, or just an illusion?<p>This week on Fw:Thinking, we look at some of the technologies behind displays and visualizations. …

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Ripple Credit System Could Help or Harm Bitcoin

14 January 2013—This Christmas season I bought my very first bitcoins. The idea was to give them as gifts to my family, thus setting the Pecks out on …

Cisco Buys Small-Cell Maker Ubiquisys for $310 Million

Cisco has announced a deal to buy UK-based small-cell specialist Ubiquisys for $310 million as it expand its offering of intelligent services for wireless service providers.<p>The deal is slated to close before August — when Cisco reports its fourth quarter fiscal 2013 results — and the company will …

On condoms and commodes: Why innovators must tackle the taboo

When Bill Gates announced a $100,000 prize for a next generation condom that “significantly preserves or enhances pleasure” for users, the reaction was predictable. People tittered and giggled. They engaged in the same kind of juvenile pun making as they did during the Lululemon yoga pants fiasco. …

Coming to Your Phone: Ads That Talk Back to You

Voice technology is already finding a home in search, text entry and helping control mobile devices. Now Nuance thinks voice has a role to play in …

Digital Advertising

Inside Microsoft's Edison lab: Creating a see-through computer - Pocket-lint

In 2009, Microsoft showed off a video in which it tried to predict the kinds of technology we would be using in the next five to ten years.<p>One of the …

Augmented Reality

A Brief Rant on the Future of Interaction Design

I like hands!

Numb

Phone app companies will soon be able to sell details based on your brainwaves

28.03.2013<p>Brain-computer interfaces used for medical and research since 1920s<p>But as the technology becomes cheaper it has broken out of the lab<p>There …