From Pikachu to Patients: The Rise and Rise of Augmented Reality

Jeremy Miles, GP Strategies, May 23, 2017 It’s an unusual “rise and rise” that includes a significant retrenchment, but that’s what’s documented here: “In 2012 AR, along with virtual reality (VR), was being hailed as the next generation technology to watch, with markets estimated at £600 billion (approximately $776 billion) by 2016. Today those estimates […]

Apple Debuts Revamped 'Switch' Site to Lure Android Users to iPhone [Update: New Videos Added]

Apple today debuted an overhauled webpage aimed at encouraging Android users to switch to the iPhone, introducing a simpler FAQ-style site that highlights iPhone features and makes it clear how simple it is to switch from an Android device to an iPhone. Apple previously had a webpage dedicated to customers coming to an iPhone from […]

Toward an open empowered learning model of pedagogy in higher education

Shirley Reushle, Amy Antonio, Mike Keppell, ResearchGate, May 23, 2017 Relevant and realistic:  “The separation of assessment from learning could have significant ramifications for the outcomes of learning because a schism could appear in the alignment of the curriculum in a disaggregated model. Quality assurance of learning and certification of its outputs become problematic so […]

Amazon’s Echo Look companion app goes live

 Amazon’s odd foray into the world of selfie cameras via the Echo Look is now complete with the launch of a companion application for iOS and Android devices that works with the new connected camera. The app allows Echo Look owners to view live previews from the Look’s camera, take a picture, survey their outfits, mark favorites, compare […]

Scrolling Changes Coming to Mobile Safari in Future Update

Apple is planning to make some changes to scrolling behavior in mobile Safari in a future update, making for a more unified scrolling experience. The news comes courtesy of a Hacker News thread discussing Apple’s default scrolling behavior vs. the scrolling behavior of webpages that use Google AMP, a discussion inspired by a Daring Fireball […]

Here’s the teaser for the mini-drone DJI is announcing this week

 DJI has released a video teaser for the new drone they are announcing at their event in NYC this Wednesday. When the company sent out an invite we assumed it was to announce a new mini-drone, and this video seems to confirm that. Read More Source: 77

Robot cop begins patrolling the streets of Dubai tomorrow night

A robotic police officer is making its debut on the streets of Dubai tomorrow night — and I hope everyone there has watched Robocop. The uniformed bot greeted visitors to the Gulf Information Security and Expo Conference. After the conference wraps on Tuesday, it will be deployed to the streets of Dubai. The robot rolls around […]

Sayspring raises $1.5M for software that lets designers prototype and test voice apps without coding

 Sayspring, a startup that enables designers to create voice-enabled apps without code ahead of handing over projects to development, has just raised $1.5 million in funding for its efforts, the company is announcing today. The round was led by Compound (formerly Metamorphic Ventures), with participation from strategic angels including Scott Belsky, Alan Chung, and Peter Stern. […]

Postmates CEO will testify before Congress about the promise of robots and drones

 Postmates CEO Bastian Lehmann is testifying before Congress tomorrow in a hearing called “Disrupter Series: Delivering to Consumers.” The emergence of deliveries via robots and drones has sparked regulatory concerns around safety, as well as fears around the displacement of human workers. In his written testimony, Lehman makes a case for delivery via robots and […]

Disrupt SF 2017 is headed back to Pier 48

 We are excited to announce that Disrupt SF 2017 will once again be held at the lovely Pier 48, which is right down the road from AT&T Park — the home of the San Francisco Giants. While the baseball Giants may be playing a game of fall ball down the street, the giants of the […]

Apple's Self-Driving Car Spotted on Freeway in New Video

For the last few weeks, Apple has been testing its autonomous driving software in three Lexus RX450h SUVs, which have been photographed around the San Francisco Bay Area. This morning, MacRumors reader Andrew was able to capture some video of one of the SUVs, giving us our closest look yet at the vehicles Apple is […]

Supreme Court Ruling Should Spell the End of Apple's Patent Troll Battles in East Texas [Updated]

The Supreme Court of the United States today decided that U.S. companies may only face patent infringement lawsuits in the jurisdiction in which they are incorporated, which in Apple’s case would be California. The decision is significant for Apple, as the iPhone maker faces several patent infringement lawsuits in a single district court in Eastern […]

'SlingStudio' Multi-Camera Production System Syncs With iPad for Real-Time Video Editing

Slingbox creators Sling Media today launched an all-new multi-camera production and live video broadcasting system called SlingStudio, which connects to an iPad app to allow users the ability to edit and manage videos on the spot. With the $999 SlingStudio, users can monitor and edit four HD video inputs from up to ten connected cameras […]

The world’s first self-sailing, electric cargo ship set to replace 40,000 diesel trucks

Two companies are taking autonomous vehicles to the next level with self-sailing ships. Norwegian companies Yara International and Kongsberg Maritime are teaming up to create the world’s first autonomous, fully-electric, zero-emission cargo ship. The battery-driven vessel will be able to haul 100 containers up to 65 nautical miles, according to The Journal. Yara and Kongsberg believe this […]

Take your email game to the next level with MailBird Pro – just $19

There’s always a moment of dread when your check your email – because for every new email you receive, it probably comes with a new task you need to put on your personal radar. The feature-packed Mailbird will not only streamline your inbox, it’ll help get your life running more smoothly and efficiently. Right now, […]

Microsoft all but confirms new Surface Pro (and Type Covers)

We know Microsoft is hosting a Surface event in Shanghai tomorrow, and leaks basically confirm it’s a new Surface Pro. Now it seems Microsoft isn’t particularly intent on keeping the device a surprise, given Panos Panay tweeted an image of a bunch of new keyboards last night. You might’ve noticed the Type Covers featured in the […]

Nike Announces New Apple Watch Bands With Matching Running Shoes

Nike today announced four new Apple Watch bands for Apple Watch Nike+ that will match the Nike Air VaporMax Flyknit “Day to Night” collection of shoes. The company said that the new colors of bands and shoes are “inspired by a shade of the sky, from dawn to dusk,” and mark the first time that […]

Poverty isn't a lack of character; it's a lack of cash | Rutger Bregman

“Ideas can and do change the world,” says historian Rutger Bregman, sharing his case for a provocative one: guaranteed basic income. Learn more about the idea’s 500-year history and a forgotten modern experiment where it actually worked — and imagine how much energy and talent we would unleash if we got rid of poverty once […]

Pay No Attention to the [Instructor] Behind the Curtain: How Including Your Face in Course Videos Impacts Student Engagement and Retention

During a recent research jaunt to update some FITS resources on online learning, I stumbled across an article about the value of including the instructor’s face in course videos. If you don’t have time for the entire piece, here’s my TL;DR: Faculty often ask me “if it matters” to include their faces within course videos. […]

GitHub launches Marketplace to help developers find the tools they need

Source code management platform GitHub is making it easier for developers to find the right tools to improve and fine-tune their existing workflows. In a blog post, the company announced it is launching a new Marketplace to help its members effortlessly discover and purchase apps to use across the overall development process – “from continuous […]

Higher Ed Marketing – The college presidency: A tough job, about to get tougher

The late business management expert Peter Drucker is credited with saying that one of the four toughest jobs in the U.S. is that of the college president. (The other three tough jobs are church pastor, hospital CEO and president of the United States.) Whe… Source: fds

Learning First, Technology Second #motivationmonday

A conversation with Liz Kolb on episode 81 of the 10-Minute Teacher From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Today Liz Kolb @lkolb talks about how we can put learning first and a very important reason technology should be second. We’re also hosting a giveaway of her new book […]

Power and Tenderness: Robert Penn Warren on Democracy, Art, and the Integrity of the Self

“[Art] is the process by which, in imagining itself and the relation of individuals to one another and to it, a society comes to understand itself, and by understanding, discover its possibilities of growth.” “The poets (by which I mean all artists),” James Baldwin wrote in his exquisite 1962 meditation on the artist’s role in […]

LeEco founder Jia Yueting resigns as CEO of its publicly listed unit Leshi

 Chinese tech conglomerate LeEco is reshuffling the executive roster of its publicly traded unit, Leshi Internet Information and Technology Corp., as it continues to struggles with cash flow issues and a bumpy expansion into the U.S. Leshi disclosed in a Shenzhen Stock Exchange filing over the weekend that founder Jia Yueting will leave his role as […]

Data: Do you see numbers or opportunities?

There are only two ways of playing a strategy game, be it chess, billiards, or poker. You can wait for your turn and devise the next move, or you can plan the next 10 moves for every step you take. Needless to say, good players never wait for their turn. In the tech world, we […]

Why Teachers Should Help Students Learn Effective Study Strategies

There are brain-based techniques that work to help students remember core concepts beyond a test, but it’s often up to teachers to make sure they are used in classrooms. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] Source: 33

Why some CEOs aren’t buying the freelance economy hype

The story is everywhere! By 2020, almost 40 percent US workforce will be self-employed or freelance workers. In fact, recent reports suggest that 35 percent of the workforce is already self-employed or doing a remote job. The freelance economy took on a life of its own with the rise of on-demand companies like Airbnb, Uber, […]

Adapting by Using Voice Commands in Google Docs

As I mentioned in my post about how medicine works, I injured my right hand on Friday evening. There are stitches in my hand which make it hard to type or use a mouse. To adapt, I’m slowly using a mouse with my left hand and using my voice to type in Google Docs. So […]

How the Human Body Processes Medicine

As some of you may have seen on Instagram, I injured my right hand on Friday evening. After looking at the cuts on my hand, the emergency room doctor prescribed a round of antibiotics and a mild pain reliever. So it was with some extra interest that I watched a new TED-Ed lesson titled How […]

In the AI wars, Microsoft now has the clearer vision

 A week ago, Microsoft held its Build developer conference in its backyard in Seattle. This week, Google did the same in an amphitheater right next to its Mountain View campus. While Microsoft’s event felt like it embodied the resurgence of the company under the leadership of Satya Nadella, Google I/O — and especially its various, […]

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