2013/09/10

NEW NET Weekly List for 10 Sep 2013

Below is the final list of issues for the Tuesday, 10 September 2013, NEW NET (NorthEast Wisconsin Network for Economy and Technology) 7:00 - 9:00 PM weekly gathering upstairs at Tom's Drive In501 N. Westhill Blvd., Appleton, WI, USA, near Woodman's. Ignore the chain if it's across the stairs; come on up and join the tech fun!

The Weekly Top Ten, (pre-NEW NET, based on potential or immediate impact and/or general tech interestingness)
1.        Acxiom Data Broker Lets You See Their Dossier About You   http://www.forbes.com/sites/adamtanner/2013/09/04/800-pound-gorilla-among-data-brokers-lets-you-see-their-dossier-about-you-starting-today/  “…data broker Acxiom…launched a new site AboutTheData.com that allows anyone to see the long secret file about them…They have files on 700 million individuals, including your hobbies, what you like to buy and your magazine subscriptions. The file might also list race, ethnicity, religious affiliation, education, political affiliation and occupation…Acxiom says it will allow users to edit and suppress information about themselves. However, to see their file, users must give up personal data and pass an authentication exam. That means giving your address, email, last four digits of your Social Security number and date of birth. Can they use that information? “The information you provide may be shared within the Acxiom Corporation family of businesses…”
2.       Apple Unveils The iPhone 5S and 5C  http://techcrunch.com/2013/09/10/apple-unveils-the-iphone-5s/  “…The iPhone 5S…doesn’t look all that different from the iPhone 5. It has the two-tone back panel, albeit in new colors, and the same slim design we’ve seen before. However…iPhone 5S is almost entirely redesigned on the inside, with the most notable change coming in the form of a new…A7 Apple-built ARM CPU…a native 64-bit kernel, libraries and drivers. The tech specs seem quite impressive: 2x general purpose registers, 2x floating point registers, over 1 billion transistors…it has twice the transistors as the A6 at roughly the same size…the processor will run 32-bit and 64-bit apps…the processor is more than twice as fast as the A6, with a 40x CPU performance bump. Graphics are said to be 56x faster. The phone also has a brand new part called the M7…It works alongside the A7 to continuously monitor motion from the gyroscope, accelerometer, and compass. This is meant to usher in a new generation of health and fitness apps…The new iPhone’s camera has been seriously upgraded, going…to a 1.5x larger active sensor area, with a five-element Apple-designed lens with f/2.2 aperture…They seem to be skirting the actual megapixel count for the sensor…the camera takes multiple photos and picks the sharpest one…there’s a new flash called True Tone, with dual-LED. This is meant to take that whitish, blue tint out of photos taken with flash…The camera will also offer image stabilization as well as a new 10-shot burst mode…the new camera will offer a slow-motion option…Users can…select the parts of the video they’d like in SloMo and which they’d keep normal…the new iPhone will be equipped with a fingerprint scanner…This is meant to provide an extra layer of security to the iPhone, which should usher in a more ubiquitous mobile payments system as foreshadowed by iOS 6′s Passbook…half of users don’t set up a passcode on their device. To combat this, the company has built the fingerprint scanner directly into the home button…The sensor is 170 microns thin, 500 ppi resolution, has 360-degree readability, and scans sub-epidermal skin layers…”  http://techcrunch.com/2013/09/10/iphone-5c-will-cost-99-for-16gb-199-for-32gb-on-2-year-contract/  “…The 16GB iPhone 5C will be released for $99 with a two-year contract. A 32GB model will cost $199. No word on unsubsidized prices yet…While most phones come with a 2-year contract in the U.S., it’s not the case in the rest of the world. A new cheaper iPhone was highly anticipated as it could become a best-selling device in Europe and Asia. In these countries, customers can opt for cheaper plans but have to purchase unsubsidized phones…”
3.       Manifesto: The 21st Century Will Be Defined By Games  http://kotaku.com/manifesto-the-21st-century-will-be-defined-by-games-1275355204  “…Like making music, telling stories, and creating images, playing games is part of what it means to be human. Games are perhaps the first designed interactive systems our species invented. . . . The rise of computers has paralleled the resurgence of games in our culture. This is no accident. Games like Chess, Go, and Parcheesi are much like digital computers, machines for creating and storing numerical states. In this sense, computers didn’t create games; games created computers. . . . When information is put at play, game-like experiences replace linear media. Media and culture in the Ludic Century is increasingly systemic, modular, customizable, and participatory. Games embody all of these characteristics in a very direct sense. . . . The problems the world faces today requires the kinds of thinking that gaming literacy engenders. How does the price of gas in California affect the politics of the Middle East affect the Amazon ecosystem? These problems force us to understand how the parts of a system fit together to create a complex whole with emergent effects. They require playful, innovative, trans-disciplinary thinking in which systems can be analyzed, redesigned, and transformed into something new. . . . Game design involves systems logic, social psychology, and culture hacking. To play a game deeply is to think more and more like a game designer – to tinker, retro-engineer, and modify a game in order to find new ways to play. As more people play more deeply in the Ludic Century, the lines will become increasingly blurred between game players and game designers. . . . Appreciating the aesthetics of games – how dynamic interactive systems create beauty and meaning – is one of the delightful and daunting challenges we face in this dawning Ludic Century…”
4.       Sony’s Wi-Fi camera lenses for your smartphone are finally official  http://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2013/09/sonys-wi-fi-camera-lenses-for-your-smartphone-are-finally-official/  “Sony…camera-lens-for-your-smartphone…Cybershot DSC-QX10 and DSC-QX100…are basically complete cameras in the body of a lens, packing everything a camera would need except for the screen…the cameras wirelessly tether to your Android or iOS devices. Android phones with NFC can set up the Wi-Fi tethering with a simple tap. iOS users are still included, but they'll have to manually set up…The lenses can optionally mount to your smartphone and work as a makeshift camera or…work separately. Sony suggested taking a low-angle shot with one hand while holding your phone with the other…The DSC-QX10 will run you $249.99, and it features a 10x optical zoom, an 18.2 megapixel version of Sony's Exmor R CMOS sensor, optical image stabilization, 1080p video recording, and two color choices…In the other corner we have the DSC-QX100, a whopping $499.99 smartphone lens…”
5.        Intel announces 14-nanometer Quark processors, predicts sub-$100 tablet  http://venturebeat.com/2013/09/10/intel-ceo-announces-14-nanometer-processors-predicts-sub-100-tablets/  “Intel…showed off a laptop running on a 14-nanometer Intel system-on-a-chip processor today…Krzanich also predicted that there will be tablets with Intel chips in them that will sell for less than $100 this holiday season…Krzanich and James are promoting Intel’s newest chips for mobile devices and addressing how Intel will break into the business in a bigger way as more of the market transitions from PCs to newer devices such as tablets and smartphones. One of the new chips is code-named Quark, Intel’s tiniest chip yet. Intel’s targeting the “Internet of things” and wearable computing with it…”
6.       New Google apps blend online, offline experience  http://www.sfgate.com/technology/dotcommentary/article/New-Google-apps-blend-online-offline-experience-4789372.php  “…Google plans to unveil hundreds of new apps in its Chrome Web Store that attempt to merge the best capabilities of online and offline software…Google believes this approach could come to represent an increasingly common method of interacting with the Internet, in much the way that apps dominate Web browsing on smartphones. The Chrome Apps launched Thursday will include new versions of the offline reader Pocket, news publication the Economist, note-taking tool Workflowly…Because the programs download to the desktop, they can work without an Internet connection, launch directly from the computer's taskbar, make use of hardware peripherals like webcams and Bluetooth speakers, and feature user interfaces that aren't confined within a Web browser…”
7.        Google encrypts data amid backlash against NSA spying  http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/technology/google-encrypts-data-amid-backlash-against-nsa-spying/2013/09/06/9acc3c20-1722-11e3-a2ec-b47e45e6f8ef_story.html  “Google is racing to encrypt the torrents of information that flow among its data centers around the world in a bid to thwart snooping by the NSA and the intelligence agencies of foreign governments…Google’s encryption initiative…was accelerated in June as the tech giant struggled to guard its reputation as a reliable steward of user information…Encrypting information flowing among data centers will not make it impossible for intelligence agencies to snoop on individual users of Google services, nor will it have any effect on legal requirements that the company comply with court orders or valid national security requests for data. But…widespread use of encryption technology makes mass surveillance more difficult…“It’s an arms race,” said Eric Grosse, vice president for security engineering at Google…encryption — essentially…complicates government surveillance efforts, requiring that resources be devoted to decoding or otherwise defeating the systems…Security experts say the time and energy required to defeat encryption forces surveillance efforts to be targeted more narrowly on the highest-priority targets — such as terrorism suspects — and limits the ability of governments to simply cast a net into the huge rivers of data flowing across the Internet…”
8.       Fire in China Memory Chip Plant Could Raise Prices, Slow Shipments  http://allthingsd.com/20130906/fire-in-china-memory-chip-plant-could-slow-pc-and-phone-shipments/  “If you were planning on maybe upgrading the memory on your desktop or notebook PC, or servers, you might want to get it done quickly or wait for a while. A fire at a plant in China owned by Korea’s SK Hynix is likely to cause a disruption in the world’s supply of memory chips. The plant in Wuxi, China, is said to be responsible for as much as 10 percent of the world’s supply of DRAM chips…The other two major suppliers are South Korea’s Samsung and Micron in the U.S…it could delay the shipment of as many as 11 million notebooks and 10 million smartphones within a month. Naturally, prices are rising. The spot price on the industry’s main benchmark, the two-gigabit DDR3 chip, has risen by more than three percent since the fire. It is said to be the biggest increase in about three years…”
9.       The Dextrus Robotic Hand Wants To Make Advanced Prosthetics 100X Cheaper Via 3D Printing  http://techcrunch.com/2013/09/05/the-dextrus-robotic-hand-wants-to-make-advanced-prosthetics-100x-cheaper-via-3d-printing/  “The Dextrus hand is the working prototype resulting from Joel Gibbard’s Open Hand Project, an open source hardware initiative that aims to lower the cost of robotic prosthetics dramatically. Dextrus is a fully-functional robotic hand, with features and capabilities similar to leading advanced prosthetics, but at a small fraction of the cost. A working Dextrus is available through Gibbard’s just-launched Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign for £700 for the full prosthetic version of the device, which is around $1,100 U.S. Compare that to $11,000 for the market-leading model back in 2010, for example. Gibbard is able to cut costs in a number of ways, from using less expensive materials in the construction to 3D printing component parts, as well as using existing artificial limb attachment hardware and mounts…”
10.     Researchers use single joystick to control swarm of RC robots  http://robohub.org/researchers-use-single-joystick-to-control-swarm-of-rc-robots/  “What can you do with 12 RC robots all slaved to the same joystick remote control?...our video demonstrates you can steer all the robots to any desired final position by using an algorithm we designed. The algorithm exploits rotational noise: each time the joystick tells the robots to turn, every robot turns a slightly different amount due to random wheel slip. We use these differences to slowly push the robots to goal positions…You can help by playing our online game: www.swarmcontrol.net. The algorithm extends to any number of robots; this video shows a simulation with 120 robots and a more complicated goal pattern…Our research is motivated by real-world challenges in microrobotics and nanorobotics, where often all the robots are steered by the same control signal…”
The ‘net
11.      Evernote 5 for Windows Desktop is Here  http://blog.evernote.com/blog/2013/09/04/evernote-5-for-windows-is-here/  “Dramatically changing something that’s used by millions of people daily can be a daunting task. You have to be sure that the new product is smarter, more powerful and friendlier than anything that came before…the all new Evernote 5 for Windows; it’s…better than ever…Think of Shortcuts as your quick access point for things that you do frequently. Drag just about anything into Shortcuts, including notes, notebooks (personal or Business), tags, and Saved Searches…Below the Shortcuts area, you have easy access to your Notes, Notebooks and Tags…Reminders are three features wrapped into one. By clicking on the alarm clock, you’ll pin the selected note into the Reminder list at the top of the Note List, create a to-do item for that note and add alarms to make sure your notes are done on time…One of the big changes you’ll find in Evernote 5 is the way that notes are displayed in the Note List…The new Card View mode displays notes as beautiful square cards, which is a great way to visually scan through your notes…One of the great new aspects of Evernote 5 is the dramatic improved search…”
12.     Nginx: This Russian Software Is Taking Over the Internet  http://www.wired.com/wiredenterprise/2013/09/nginx/  “Automattic was…intent on moving WordPress to software in line with its open source philosophy…Apache, was the obvious choice, but when engineers started tinkering with the way the software was setup, Apache would crash, especially when WordPress was really busy. “We realized that it wasn’t super-stable under production traffic,”…So Automattic pulled the plug on its Apache migration and bet the company on a then-unknown open source project called Nginx. Five years later, WordPress still runs on Nginx — pronounced “Engine X” — and so many others have followed suit…Nginx is growing, fueled by a no-frills philosophy and its knack for handling myriad web connections at the same time. Apache is still the king of all web servers, but use of Nginx has nearly doubled over the past two years…It now runs about 15 percent of all websites…Nginx was created as a pet project by a Russian systems administrator named Igor Sysoev. The 42-year-old started work on the project in 2002, and the first public code came out that October. Like many open source project leaders, he was trying to scratch an itch…”
13.     The Terrifying Search Engine That Finds Internet-Connected Cameras, Traffic Lights, Medical Devices, Baby Monitors  http://www.forbes.com/sites/kashmirhill/2013/09/04/shodan-terrifying-search-engine/  “Marc Gilbert got a horrible surprise from a stranger on his 34th birthday…the Houston resident heard an unfamiliar voice coming from his daughter’s room; the person was telling his sleeping 2-year-old, “Wake up, you little slut.”…he discovered the voice was coming from his baby monitor and that whoever had taken control of it was also able to manipulate the camera…The monitor, made by Foscam of Shenzhen, China, lets users monitor audio and video over the Internet from anywhere in the world…Gilbert is now considering a class action against Foscam. He could find other plaintiffs using a search engine called Shodan….Shodan crawls the Internet looking for devices, many of which are programmed to answer. It has found cars, fetal heart monitors, office building heating-control systems, water treatment facilities, power plant controls, traffic lights and glucose meters…John Matherly…released Shodan in 2009…Matherly originally thought Shodan would be used by network behemoths like Cisco, Juniper or Microsoft…to canvas the world for their competitors’ products. Instead, it’s become a crucial tool for security researchers, academics, law enforcement and hackers looking for devices that shouldn’t be on the Internet or devices that are vulnerable to being hacked…“It’s like crack for voyeurs,” he says…A free search will get you ten results. Approximately 10,000 users pony up a nominal one-time fee of up to $20 to get 10,000 results per search…The feds could make life difficult for Matherly if they choose to go after him under the Computer Fraud & Abuse Act, which forbids unauthorized access to computer systems…Matherly hopes Shodan leads to more transparency and public shaming of companies that are selling vulnerable systems…”
Security, Privacy & Digital Controls
14.     How to Encrypt your Gmail Messages with Google Docs  http://www.labnol.org/internet/encrypt-gmail/28191/  “…If you are looking for ways to keep your email private and would not like anyone else to read your confidential Gmail messages (except for the recipient), you should consider encrypting your email before hitting the send button. There are a couple of browser extensions that help you encrypt Gmail but here we discuss a new and more simple Google Docs based encryption method that works across all browsers and requires no add-ons or apps. You secure your message with a strong password and the recipient will have to enter the same password in order to decrypt your message…our Google Docs based solution encrypts (and decrypts) your email messages using the industry-standard AES algorithm which is implemented in Google Apps Script using SJCL, a JavaScript library for cryptography developed at Stanford…make a copy of the “Encrypt Gmail” sheet in your Google Drive…The Google Sheet will…encrypt your email message using AES and it gets delivered to the recipient via your Gmail account…”
15.     NSA Code Cracking Puts Google, Yahoo, Internet Security Under Fire  http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/sep/05/nsa-gchq-encryption-codes-security  “…US and British intelligence agencies have successfully cracked much of the online encryption relied upon by hundreds of millions of people to protect the privacy of their personal data, online transactions and emails, according to top-secret documents…the National Security Agency and its UK counterpart GCHQ have broadly compromised the guarantees that internet companies have given consumers to reassure them that their communications, online banking and medical records would be indecipherable to criminals or governments…Those methods include covert measures to ensure NSA control over setting of international encryption standards, the use of supercomputers to break encryption with "brute force", and – the most closely guarded secret of all – collaboration with technology companies and internet service providers themselves. Through these covert partnerships, the agencies have inserted secret vulnerabilities – known as backdoors or trapdoors – into commercial encryption software…”
16.     Schneier: Conspiracy Theories and the NSA  https://www.schneier.com/blog/archives/2013/09/conspiracy_theo_1.html  “I've recently seen two articles speculating on the NSA's capability, and practice, of spying on members of Congress and other elected officials…I have no idea whether any of it is true or not -- but it's a good illustration of what happens when trust in a public institution fails. The NSA has repeatedly lied about the extent of its spying program. James R. Clapper, the director of national intelligence, has lied about it to Congress. Top-secret documents…repeatedly show that the NSA's surveillance systems are monitoring the communications of American citizens. The DEA has used this information to apprehend drug smugglers, then lied about it in court. The IRS has used this information to find tax cheats, then lied about it. It's even been used to arrest a copyright violator…All of this denying and lying results in us not trusting anything the NSA says, anything the president says about the NSA, or anything companies say about their involvement with the NSA. We know secrecy corrupts…There's simply no credibility…We need a special prosecutor, one not tied to the military, the corporations complicit in these programs, or the current political leadership…This prosecutor needs free rein to go through the NSA's files and discover the full extent of what the agency is doing, as well as enough technical staff who have the capability to understand it. He needs the power to subpoena government officials…He needs the ability to bring criminal indictments where appropriate…”
Mobile Computing & Communicating
17.     Kapture Wearable Mic Captures Up To The Last 60 Seconds Of Conversation  http://techcrunch.com/2013/09/06/kapture-aims-to-build-a-wearable-mic-that-can-always-capture-up-to-the-last-60-seconds-of-conversation/  “A Kickstarter project that launched this week wants to put a mic on your wrist, for constant audio monitoring, in a twist on the wearable tech and quantified self movement. The Kapture…pairs with an iOS and Android smartphone app that allows for quick sharing of audio clips recorded by the hardware wristband, which is constantly recording audio to a 60 second, recycling buffer…An app called Heard debuted back in June that records audio in the background, capturing a 12 second buffer by default, or up to five minutes of the very recent past via in-app purchase feature unlocks. The Kapture differs by offering a hardware accessory, which is worn on the wrist, and from which you can flag a clip for saving instantly via a simple tap on the exterior of the device…”
18.     Cards are the future of the web  http://insideintercom.io/why-cards-are-the-future-of-the-web/  “Cards are fast becoming the best design pattern for mobile devices. We are currently witnessing a re-architecture of the web, away from pages and destinations, towards completely personalised experiences built on an aggregation of many individual pieces of content. Content being broken down into individual components and re-aggregated is the result of the rise of mobile technologies, billions of screens of all shapes and sizes…If the predominant medium of our time is set to be the portable screen (think phones and tablets), then the predominant design pattern is set to be cards…Twitter recently launched Cards, a way to attached multimedia inline with tweets…With Google Now, Google is rethinking information distribution, away from search, to personalised information pushed to mobile devices. Their design pattern for this is cards. Pinterest (above left) is built around cards. The new Discover feature on Spotify (above right) is built around cards. Much of Facebook now represents cards. Many parts of iOS7 are now card based…”
19.     Samsung unveils Galaxy Gear as smartwatch race kicks off  http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2013/sep/04/samsung-galaxy-gear-smartwatch  “Dick Tracy would…on Wednesday have had three new "smartwatches" to choose from as Samsung, Sony and Qualcomm jockeyed for position in a space expected to be Apple's next target. Samsung unveiled its much-anticipated Gear, an Android-powered $299 device which works as an extension to a limited number of its phones…able to show incoming calls and messages on its 1.63in screen. Users can also use it to make calls, just like Dick…Sony also showed off an updated version of its SmartWatch, which costs $235…Qualcomm…introduced the Toq device – able to play music, handle phone calls, and run apps. Promised for October, it has a touch-enabled colour screen that will be readable in sunlight…Smartwatches are a hot field because of mounting expectation that Apple will introduce its own at some point in the coming months – though the best established company at present is the Californian firm Pebble, which has sold more than 85,000 of its eponymous $150 smartwatches…”
20.    Samsung's Galaxy Note 3 is bigger, faster, thinner, and lighter  http://www.theverge.com/2013/9/4/4693206/samsung-galaxy-note-3-specs-features-release-date-price/in/4458445  “…The Galaxy Note 3…enlarges the Super AMOLED display of the Note II to 5.7 inches, adds a bombastic 3GB of RAM and a 2.3GHz quad-core processor, raises the camera resolution to 13 megapixels, and simultaneously trims the fat so it can be a millimeter thinner at 8.3mm and a shade lighter at 168g…Samsung's hopes for attracting new buyers to its Note platform rest on a suite of new stylus-friendly software features and a physical redesign…The big novelty on the software front is called Air Command. This menu pops up any time you extract the S Pen from its silo, and can also be brought up by hovering the stylus above the display and clicking its built-in button…From the Air Command launcher, you can access all the central S Pen features — dubbed Action Memos, Pen Window, S Finder, and Scrapbook…Action Memos turn your handwritten scribbles into actionable items. For example, if you jot down someone's phone number, you'll be able to call it directly from the note…any legible address you put down can be discovered in Google Maps, again without having to copy and paste anything or leave the note…”
Apps                                                                                                                
21.     Pioneer launches NavGate HUD for smartphone navigation apps  http://www.gizmag.com/navgate-hud-smartphone-navigation-apps/28936/  “Pioneer has unveiled its augmented reality NavGate HUD (head-up display), that projects information onto vehicle windscreens at a size equivalent to a 30-inch monitor viewed from about three meters out. Using a Digital Light Processing (DLP) projector attached to the vehicle's sun visor, a driver is able to see information displayed on the windscreen just above the horizon. The NavGate HUD works together with the CoPilot and iGO primo smartphone apps to display directional instructions, places of interest, hazards and other relevant information…By not having to change constantly between near and far sight, less time is required to process information and therefore driving is reportedly both more intuitive and less tiring on the eyes…In addition to showing “turn-by-turn” directions, the HUD displays both speed and speed limits, red light and speed camera warnings, distance to the destination, a clock, and your estimated time of arrival…”
22.    FDA and smartphone apps  “It sounded like a good idea at the time: A smartphone application that tapped into a growing consumer desire to self-diagnose health ailments at home. Biosense Technologies Private Ltd. made a splash in February when it unveiled a kit that lets people use their phone cameras to read subtle color differences on test strips designed to show unhealthy levels of proteins and other substances in their urine. What the creators didn’t anticipate was the need for U.S. government approval…After receiving a letter from the Food and Drug Administration questioning the company’s lack of regulatory clearance, Biosense has stopped selling its kit in the U.S. and now plans to seek approval…There’s a gigantic gulf between the tech industry as a whole and the medical regulatory infrastructure…Biosense…has taken to the Internet to seek out customers who would pre-order uChek to help the company raise $42,000…to meet basic regulatory requirements in Europe, as well as some additional money to comply with U.S. standards…The FDA hasn’t sent letters to any other app makers as of yet, said Erica Jefferson, an agency spokeswoman…The mobile health app market is estimated to reach $26 billion by 2017…There are 97,000 mobile health applications in major app stores…”
SkyNet
23.    Google Places for Business vs. Google+ Local  http://searchenginewatch.com/article/2293053/Google-Places-for-Business-vs.-Google-Local  “Confused about how Google Places is different from Google+ Local? You aren't alone…Google Places is the information that a search engine receives and uses when listing your business…Google Places page allows you to control what information Google has and presents to searchers about your business. You can fill in your Places page with information like a description, images, hours of operation, and contact information…For more information about setting up Google Places…check out my article on how to get started with Google Places for Business. Google+ Local for Businesses is all about the social aspect of search. This is where you connect with customers and/or others in the industry…Those who have your company in their circles will be able to see updates from your company, whether it be blog posts or just a general comment on the feed…Your general business information and photos are also visible to help give social users the full picture of your company…”
24.    Google wins final approval for huge British HQ in King’s Cross  http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/newsbysector/constructionandproperty/10290136/Google-wins-final-approval-for-huge-British-HQ.html  “Camden Borough Council next to King’s Cross train station gave the green light to the 920,000 square-foot building, which will have a swimming pool and a running track on the roof for its 5,000 workers. The new Google site is expected to include a 20,000 square feet area for bike parking, about the size of seven tennis courts, and a climbing wall between floors…The building's 330 metre length is larger than the 310 metre tall Shard, one of the tallest skyscraper in western Europe, and sits in a 2.4 acre site that has cost Google £650m…”
25.    Google and EdX Are Building a "YouTube for MOOCs"  http://www.slate.com/blogs/future_tense/2013/09/10/mooc_org_google_edx_online_classes_partnership_is_youtube_for_moocs.html  “Google is teaming up with EdX, an open-source online education nonprofit started by Harvard and MIT, to create a new site that EdX’s president compared to a “YouTube for MOOCs.” The site is called mooc.org…It will use the same EdX platform through which professors at Harvard, MIT, and other EdX-partner universities now offer their online courses. But it will be open to everyone, including businesses, governments, and private individuals as well as professors at non-EdX colleges…Google will also become a partner in developing the Open EdX…open-source technology that allows professors to conduct their courses online. Earlier this year Stanford also announced it would partner with EdX to develop the platform…The appeal of EdX is that, as a nonprofit, it is presumably under less pressure than businesses like Coursera and Udacity to turn its online courses into major profit-makers…”
General Technology
26.    Technology may script an end to the art of cursive writing  http://dailynightly.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/09/08/20388506-technology-may-script-an-end-to-the-art-of-cursive-writing?lite  “…as schools go high-tech, the move may spell the end for cursive writing. The Common Core State Standards, a set of national benchmarks for American public schools, do not require students to learn cursive. Only 11 of the 50 states have amended their education requirements to mandate cursive be included in the curriculum…Principal Mary Toomey, however, requires that all her third and fourth graders at South Lawrence East Elementary in Lawrence, Mass., learn cursive. Toomey believes cursive helps level the playing field for the students in her school…“For many of the students, we know that the technology is just not available in the home,” Toomey said…Educational standards expert Morgan Polikoff disagrees that cursive should be a requirement. “The fact is that cursive isn't used in the vast majority of professions or day-to-day activities for the vast majority of people,” he said, “so it's hard for me to see how learning cursive conveys any sort of advantage…”
27.    Robots: Is the uncanny valley real?  http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20130901-is-the-uncanny-valley-real/all  “…For almost 30 years, the concept of the uncanny valley has acted as a golden rule for roboticists and animators. From Pixar to puppets, creating characters that are too lifelike was thought to be the kiss of death for any project. But now the concept itself is coming under scrutiny like never before. What exactly we are feeling and why we feel this way are questions that have finally found their way under the microscope. And some researchers are asking whether the uncanny valley exists at all…”
Leisure & Entertainment
28.    Pono To Launch in Early 2014  http://evolver.fm/2013/09/03/neil-young-pono-to-launch-in-early-2014/  “…Pono…the service-plus-player music ecosystem…purports to offer better sound than any other portable player on the market. Neil Young issued a statement…that Pono is now set to launch early next year, and…audio leader Meridian will make its music sound better…The simplest way to describe what we’ve accomplished is that we’ve liberated the music of the artist from the digital file and restored it to its original artistic quality…Hearing PONO for the first time is like that first blast of daylight when you leave a movie theater on a sun-filled day. It takes you a second to adjust. Then you enter a bright reality, of wonderfully rendered detail. This music moves you…”
29.    Sony Unveils ‘PlayStation Vita TV,’ a Tiny, Sub-$100 Game Console  http://www.wired.com/gamelife/2013/09/playstation-vita-tv/  “Sony will release PlayStation Vita TV, a small, inexpensive television game console…The new console is, roughly speaking, identical to the hardware from Sony’s handheld PlayStation Vita game machine, but in a tiny (6.4cm x 10.5cm) white box that connects to your television. Players use the PlayStation 3′s Dual Shock 3 controller to play games…At…$100 — it’s a very affordable option, about one-quarter the price of Sony’s upcoming PlayStation 4…the price conceals the fact that a Dual Shock 3 controller, required to use the system, is not included in the basic package. A more expensive package including the controller will also be available on launch day…the device will play, at launch, about 1,300 games. That’s because it can play all of the PSP and PSone games that are currently available to download via the PlayStation Network digital games service, plus many of the games that have been released so far for the PlayStation Vita platform…”
30.    Rotten Tomatoes Founder Positions New Site To Be “Google News For Movies”  http://techcrunch.com/2013/09/05/rotten-tomatoes-founder-google-news-for-movies/  “Rotten Tomatoes founder Senh Duong has redesigned his new site, Movies With Butter, to be the “Google News for movies.” Movies With Butter originally launched with more of a Digg/Reddit strategy…but Duong says it didn’t work because the site couldn’t gain enough users to vote on the stories…The duo quietly launched Movies With Butter in 2011. Duong says he and Ngo think they can build a better algorithm than Google News, which doesn’t have a film-specific section, based on their knowledge from Rotten Tomatoes. The site is all algorithm-based right now and updates every 15 minutes, moving stories up and down as they become more and less popular…”
31.     3D printing instruments to produce ‘Beat Jazz’  http://www.smartplanet.com/blog/global-observer/in-berlin-3d-printing-instruments-to-produce-8216beat-jazz/14175  “To understand Onyx Ashanti’s work, it might help to see him at home, where the work happens. “You have to get it just right,” he manages to utter, closely eyeing the nozzle of his 3D printer. The nozzle moves slowly over the surface of the printing plate in the shape of an invisible figure, while Onyx tinkers delicately with screws. He is printing a new piece for his handheld sound controller — a small plastic unit that looks like it could belong to a video game console. The controller functions as part of the full-body instrumentation he wears to perform “Beat Jazz” — a kind of music incorporating jazz improvisation and live looping, all controlled by gestures made with the body. The entire system — which Onyx designed, 3D-printed and assembled himself — consists of a second hand-held controller, a head unit complete with a microphone and mouthpiece that senses air pressure, all tied together by a wifi connection that links to computer software on a laptop…All of his designs are open source, meaning anyone can download them and print most of the parts on a 3D printer… “Ableton created this tool, and now the whole world is trying to figure out whether this is a new kind of music…He says the key to a live experience is communication between an audience and the musician, which is why there seems to be constant pining on the part of DJs to do something different and brilliant every night, as with jazz. “I think the situation is quite ripe for new companies to develop digital music instruments…”
Entrepreneurism and Technology
32.    Stanford University Is Going To Invest In Student Startups Like A VC Firm  http://techcrunch.com/2013/09/04/stanford-university-is-going-to-invest-in-student-startups-like-a-vc-firm/  “Stanford University is going to start directly investing in students’ companies. Stanford is also giving a $3.6 million grant to StartX, a non-profit startup accelerator for Stanford-affiliated entrepreneurs…Stanford will only invest in StartX companies and alumni companies…Stanford Hospital and Clinics will be investing in companies alongside Stanford in the Stanford-StartX Fund…StartX, which was founded in the summer of 2009 as a student initiative, has three classes of companies per year, and takes no equity from the companies…StartX companies must have at least one founder with a Stanford affiliation. The majority of StartX companies have a founder who is currently or was previously an undergraduate or graduate student at the school…”
33.    Working with Talent markets – oDesk, Elance, Freelancer, Guru, vWorker  http://blog.assembla.com/assemblablog/tabid/12618/bid/33608/Working-with-Talent-markets-oDesk-Elance-Freelancer-Guru-vWorker.aspx  “…learn how to manage distributed teams…through global advertising and competitive trials…To do this, you need to find candidates, put them under contract, and pay them.  You can get all of these capabilities from online talent markets, on-demand, at a very reasonable cost.  In this article we will review some of the bigger markets that give you access to more than 1 million technical workers…I think all of these markets have a bright future.  Payment volume is doubling each year.  They have signed up a lot of talent.  The main limitation on their growth is the lack of  knowledge about how to manage distributed teams…Most of the markets now offer both fixed price projects and hourly payments…oDesk is almost all hourly, and the others have a long history of fixed price projects…they have all started to offer hourly payment. Fixed price jobs are a good way to do something small.  However, fixed price jobs…are especially risky for the worker, who won't get paid if the buyer loses interest.  Hourly payments are less risky for the worker, and they give the buyer the flexibility to do a small trial followed by a long-term relationship…oDesk is the leader by volume…Elance…have attracted a big following of outsourcing companies that use Elance to find and bid on jobs…Guru is unique because it has a lot of US-based providers.  The other exchanges specialize in lower-cost "offshore" workers…vWorker…is still mostly a site for small, fixed-price jobs…I like Freelancer (formerly GetaFreelancer) because of their unbundling…”
34.    Donation-Based Crowdfunding Sites: Kickstarter Vs. Indiegogo   http://www.forbes.com/sites/chancebarnett/2013/09/09/donation-based-crowdfunding-sites-kickstarter-vs-indiegogo/  “…here’s some simple information about two popular donation-based crowdfunding sites, and updates on the state of the new world of investment crowdfunding…Kickstarter and Indiegogo, considered the two most popular donation-based crowdfunding sites, were founded in 2009 and 2007 respectively. They give people and creative projects the opportunity to raise money via online donations or pre-purchasing of products or experiences…these two crowdfunding platforms only support donation-based projects. They don’t allow contributors to become an investor or a shareholder…Sites like CircleUp, Crowdfunder.com, and AngelList are providing opportunities for investment crowdfunding (equity, convertible notes)…Catering specifically toward creative, project-based campaigns, all projects submitted to Kickstarter must fit within one of the following categories: Art, Comics, Dance, Design, Fashion, Film, Food, Games, Music, Photography, Publishing, Technology, or Theater…According to Kickstarter, only 10% of projects end having received no pledges, while “81% of projects that raised more than 20% of their goal were successfully funded.”  Projects may run for 60 days, though Kickstarter recommends setting a deadline for 30 days or less…if a project fails to meet its funding goal, none of the donation commitments made are actually processed…Indiegogo has much looser guidelines. They essentially allow for the crowdfunding of anything – projects, trips, charities, and personal wishes…Anyone with an idea, a financial need, and a valid bank account may create a campaign. Indiegogo also offers more choices when it comes to raising funds by offering Fixed Funding and Flexible Funding campaigns…On average, successful Indiegogo campaigns remain open for 47 days…80% of Indiegogo projects fail to raise more than 25% of the total goal…”
Design / DEMO
35.    Industrial design firm Brooks Stevens seeks cool urban location  http://www.jsonline.com/business/industrial-design-firm-brooks-stevens-seeks-cool-urban-location-b9987754z1-222442141.html  “Brooks Stevens Inc., the firm that defined industrial design in the golden age of Milwaukee industry, may be returning to its urban roots…after a couple of rough patches and some downsizing, it is swinging back into hiring mode and has adopted a new and disciplined approach to cultivating business…co-owners George Konstantakis and Dan Riley are trying to sell their headquarters building…north of Allenton…and move back to Milwaukee…"The difficulty for us is getting people who want to come up to Allenton," he said. "...The real issue here is getting back to an urban location."…the firm already has committed to opening a small satellite office in the 25,000-square-foot Innovation Accelerator that the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee is building in Wauwatosa…"We're pretty excited that they're going to open a small office there," David Gilbert, president of the UWM Foundation…"Quite often when a scientist comes up with a device, whether it's a medical device or any type of technology device, it's functional but it's not necessarily marketable,"…that's exactly where Brooks Stevens comes in, with their expertise and historic expertise in industrial design and making equipment not only functional but practical and marketable…”
36.    Inventables Presents a 3D-Printed Pinewood Derby  http://www.core77.com/blog/competition/inventables_presents_launch_day_a_3d-printed_pinewood_derby_at_the_idsa_international_conference_2013_25488.asp  “…Inventables teamed up with Computer Aided Technologies, Stratasys, Models Plus and the 3D Printer Experience to hold a pinewood 3D-printed derby contest…we made an open call to any designer in the world to create a car that used pinewood derby wheels, a ball bearing, and would be launched off of a ski jump style track. Entries would be judged on three criteria: best flight (farthest distance), best crash, and best looks. Each of these three winners would win an Up Mini 3D printer from Inventables. Over 100 designers from all over the world submitted cars…Paul Hatch…and I narrowed it down to the ten cars we thought would be most likely to win in each of these three categories. The cars were then printed by Stratasys, Computer Aided Technologies, Kalidescope and The 3D Printer Experience…we had six cameras capturing the action, including a slow motion camera to grab the crashes…”
37.    New Dyson Hard Aims to Supplant Mopping  http://www.core77.com/blog/object_culture/new_dyson_hard_aims_to_supplant_mopping_25483.asp  “…The new Dyson Hard, which hit store shelves this week, attacks hard surface cleaning by introducing a new element: Wetness. To replace the traditional act of first vacuuming, then mopping a hard floor, the new device incorporates disposable wet wipes to take care of the grime as the machine vacuums (cordlessly, no less). "One machine, two jobs—one action," says Sir James. As someone who detests mopping as a wasteful (all that water), laborious (requires a clean bucket and a squeeze bucket) and inefficient (moving dirty water around) act, I am dying to get my hands on one of these things to see if it really works…”
38.    'Valuing the Art of Industrial Design: A Profile of the Sector and Its Importance’  http://www.core77.com/blog/announcements/check_out_neas_impressive_report_on_valuing_the_art_of_industrial_design_a_profile_of_the_sector_and_its_importance_to_manufacturing_technology_innovation_25420.asp  “…a new report on industrial design practice…has used federally collected data to portray the demographic and financial characteristics of artists as workers."…the document thoroughly presents facts and figures related to the profession of industrial design…Drawing largely on data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics…the report provides a near-comprehensive survey of the economic significance of Industrial Design, as well as projections about its growth over the next decade…At 830,000 practictioners, design comprises the largest proportion of that group, nearly 40%; it's worth noting that industrial (or commercial) designers are considered to be artists, where engineers would not be…”
DHMN Technology
39.    TechShop is moving its original Menlo Park makerspace  http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/techshop-menlo-park-move-rebuild  “…The land where our original location in Menlo Park is located is being redeveloped, so we have to move TechShop Menlo Park to a new location by Halloween 2013…we ask you to consider backing this Indiegogo campaign in any way you can…TechShop is America's first and largest membership-based do-it-yourself workshop that empowers its members to build all the things they have always wanted to make…I opened the first TechShop in Menlo Park back in October 2006, before there were any hackerspaces or makerspaces in the US…”
40.    Benevolent hackers convene at Penn  http://www.philly.com/philly/business/technology/20130909_Benevolent_hackers_convene_at_Penn.html  “More than 1,000 programmers converged over the weekend at Penn for what was billed as "the biggest university hackathon in the world." To the public, the word hack may bring up visions of Edward Snowden and digital terrorism. But in the tech world, hack is used as a synonym for build. And "hackathons" are the programmer's version of a slumber party, science fair, and Super Bowl rolled into one. The students spent 48 hours at the Palestra, working in small teams to brainstorm, design, and build an app, website, or hardware product. Food and caffeine flowed freely, and most participants slept only five to 10 hours the whole weekend. Twenty teams were selected to demonstrate their products Sunday, and more than $30,000 in cash and product prizes were awarded. The grand prize…went to Swap…A leader of the four-man team was Conrad Kramer, 16, from Cherry Hill High School East. He met his three teammates - who are now freshmen at the University of Chicago and Stanford - last summer at the Greylock Hackfest…One of those fun, quirky projects took second prize and $5,000. Super Duper Mario Bros. is a smartphone game played through the user's camera. So instead of running on bricks and grass, Mario is jumping over the Schuylkill or the skyline or whatever vista is directly in front of the player…the point was just to get like minds in a room together to build something - fast. "A huge start-up can come out of a day, two days of programming…You don't have to have a huge team, a huge amount of time, a huge amount of money to build something that can snowball into a real thing…”
41.     3D Hubs bags funding to create global 3D printing network  http://news.techworld.com/personal-tech/3465996/3d-hubs-bags-funding-create-global-3d-printing-network/  “A website that connects 3D printer owners to people wanting to try out the new technology has gone public…Amsterdam-based 3D Hubs announced yesterday that it has launched its website…The firm says it wants to make 3D printing locally accessible to everyone by “unlocking” 3D printers that aren’t being used around the world and facilitating transactions between printer owners and people in the local area that want to make 3D prints…”
Open Source Hardware
42.    Startups developing DIY, open source spaceflight technology  http://www.pasadenastarnews.com/science/20130908/startups-developing-diy-open-source-spaceflight-technology  “…A space company that wants to build an “open space frontier,” DIYRockets teamed up earlier this year with Sunglass, a company that builds online collaboration platforms, to create the 3D Rocket Challenge, a contest with a $5,000 prize for the winning team. The goal: design a 3D-printed rocket engine capable of carrying nano-satellites into space, but only using open-source technology. It’s the open source aspect that should intrigue anyone pondering how to build a rocket to the moon from their backyard. By relying on collaborative technology and inexpensive manufacturing through 3D printing, dreaming about low-cost spaceflight is within the realm of possibility, though still expensive enough that amateur astronauts might have to invest in a startup company…”
43.    A Peek at the Open Hardware Summit 2013  http://www.eetimes.com/author.asp?section_id=36&doc_id=1319428  “This weekend, in…the Kresge auditorium at MIT, nearly 1,000 obsessed and passionate people who believe in giving away their work came together. Known as the Open Hardware Summit, this was the fourth gathering of these…people who have gathered to discuss open-source hardware…The Summit moves to a new location every year…It is a single-day event dominated by talks given from all points of view within the open-source hardware community. The subjects varied from technical aspects of hardware construction to law, funding, and even philosophy…What really stood out about this event is that every single person was there because they were passionate about the topic…This conference may not be huge, but…There simply wasn't a single person there who seemed as if he or she would rather have been somewhere else…”
Open Source
44.    Tiny $45 cubic mini-PC runs Android and Linux  http://linuxgizmos.com/tiny-cubic-mini-pc-runs-android-and-linux-on-freescale-arm-cpu/  “SolidRun refreshed its line of tiny 2 x 2 x 2-inch mini-PCs with four new community-backed models based on 1.2GHz multi-core Freescale i.MX6 SoCs. The CuBox-i devices run Android 4.2.2 and Linux, offer HDMI, S/PDIF, IR, eSATA, GbE, USB, WiFi, and Bluetooth interfaces (depending on model), and are currently available for pre-order starting at $45. The CuBox-i mini-PCs look to replace the earlier CuBox and CuBox Pro models, which cost $120 and $160, respectively, and ran on a Marvell Armada 510 system-on-chip. The four new CuBox-i models advance to Freescale’s Cortex-A9-based i.MX6 SoC…”
45.    Linux-powered quadcoptor has three cameras  http://linuxgizmos.com/linux-powered-quadrocoptor-has-three-cameras/  “A startup called Pleiades is over a third the way to its Kickstarter goal for funding a hackable Linux quadrocopter that starts at $520. Spiri, which runs Ubuntu Linux with Robot Operating System (ROS) extensions on a dual-core Freescale ARM SoC, is an airborne craft that uses three cameras and a variety of sensors to navigate autonomously…A Spiri unit that is set to ship in April 2014 costs $525, or $575 with a developer kit preview or an educator kit. A $775 pledge gets the flying robot to you by February…Spiri is reminiscent of Parrot’s popular, Linux-based AR.Drone 2.0 quadrocopter (pictured at right; click to enlarge). At 340 x 340 x 68mm (13.4 x 13.3 x 2.7 inches), it’s considerably smaller, but it’s also heavier at 400 grams. Like Parrot’s $300-and-up device, Spiri is designed to be a hackable drone with multiple applications…”
Civilian Aerospace
46.    Elon Musk Using Leap Motion and 3D Printing For Rocket Design  http://www.technologyreview.com/view/519126/elon-musk-using-leap-motion-for-rocket-design/  “…I was frustrated just trying to get the Leap Motion 3-D gesture controller to work well with video games…Tesla Motors and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk is experimenting with a much more complicated use for the device: designing rocket parts. In a video released Thursday afternoon and narrated by Musk, employees of rocket maker SpaceX are shown using a Leap Motion device to manipulate a virtual rocket engine model, viewing it on several different display technologies, including an Oculus Rift virtual reality headset…The video then shows the part being printed by a 3-D laser metal printer…”
47.    Virgin Galactic spaceship goes supersonic in second rocket-powered test flight  http://news.cnet.com/8301-11386_3-57601588-76/virgin-galactic-aircraft-cruises-to-supersonic-speeds/  “…Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo…successfully sailed Thursday to supersonic speeds with the aid of a rocket engine for the second time. "We couldn't be more delighted…as we move toward a 2014 start of commercial service,"…Richard Branson said…While Musk's SpaceX is more a space transportation line aimed at assisting the launch of satellites and transporting other payloads to destinations like the International Space Station, Virgin Galactic's primary focus is taking the airline model to suborbital space. That puts it in the running for the title of world's first spaceline…Virgin Galactic's launcher…White Knight Two…reached 46,000 feet before SS2 disengaged and began flying on its own. The eight-seater aircraft…then kicked on its hybrid rocket engine for 20 seconds…The thrust pushed the vehicle to 69,000 feet and a max speed of Mach 1.43, or approximately 1,090 mph…for the first time in flight, the SS2's pilots…tested the vehicle's "feathering re-entry system…”
Supercomputing & GPUs
48.    Iowa State Accelerates Science with GPU-Phi Supercomputer  http://www.hpcwire.com/hpcwire/2013-09-06/iowa_state_accelerates_science_with_gpu-phi_supercomputer.html  “…Iowa State University took delivery of its most powerful supercomputer yet. "Cyence," at a cost of $2.6 million, is capable of making 183.043 trillion calculations per second and has a total memory of 38.4 trillion bytes. To put that in perspective, one second of calculations by Cyence would take a single human five to six million years to complete…The 4,768 core QDR InfiniBand cluster is comprised of 16-core SMPs and accelerated by GPUs and Phis. The bulk of the system employs 248 SuperMicro servers each with 16 cores, 128 GB of memory, Gigabit Ethernet and QDR (40Gb) InfiniBand interconnects. Two additional sets of 24 nodes are similarly outfitted, with the notable addition of NVIDIA K20 Kepler GPUs in one instance and Intel Phi Accelerator cards in the second…”
49.    How gaming tech is speeding up science  http://www.techradar.com/news/gaming/how-gaming-tech-is-speeding-up-science-1179261?src=rss&attr=all  “The Quake software on Dr Elizabeth Cochran's laptop probably isn't the one you're familiar with: the Quake-Catcher Network she created uses sensors originally designed for gaming hardware to detect earthquakes. The same accelerometers that can detect a laptop in free-fall or the twists and turns of a handheld device turn out to be pretty handy for detecting the earth's movement too…QCN uses a mix of volunteers' computers and small USB-connected sensors to warn about major seismic events…By creating cutting-edge technologies and manufacturing them in massive quantities, gaming firms make those technologies cheaper and cheaper…the sensors used by the Quake-Catcher Network can be given away for free in high risk areas and cost just $49 for anybody else ($5 for teachers), compared to $40,000-plus for traditional seismic sensors…One of the most significant pieces of gaming technology is the GPU, or Graphics Processing Unit. The same technology that originally delivered 3D PC games now powers the world's fastest supercomputers, and as a result it's at the cutting edge of scientific computing…On Tesla cards…the processing isn't designed to drive a display, but to process huge quantities of data"…"It is hard to pin down the most exciting areas of work," he says. "Be it helping in the search to cure HIV, building neural networks (computers designed to act like a human brain), helping send a rover to the moon, and even desktop virtual reality therapy treatments for those with post-traumatic stress disorder, it is an incredible time for GPU-based science…”
Trends & Emerging Tech
50.    10 tech terms everyone needs to know for 2014  http://news.yahoo.com/10-tech-terms-for-2014-142337446.html  “…The terms below suggest some of the key areas of technology development in the near future…here are the Ten Technical Terms Everyone Should Know for 2014…1. Cyber-physical Systems (CPS) are an integrated set of hardware and software that controls physical things, which can involve humans or not…2. Cloud Storage has become ubiquitous when talking about managing one’s growing cache of information…3. Industrial Internet is an emerging communication infrastructure that connects people, data, and machines…4. 3G / 4G / 5G – The G stands for Generation, thus typically the speed of data transmission over wireless networks increases with each generation…5. Advanced Manufacturing involves the integration of IT-based systems and processes in the creation of products…6. Big Data refers to the massive amounts of data collected over time that are hard to analyze and handle using conventional database management…7. Cybersecurity involves preventive methods to protect information and machines connected to networks from being compromised or attacked…8. Augmented Reality is the interaction of superimposed graphics, audio and other enhancements over a real-world environment displayed in real-time…9. Agile Development Methods are a principled means of anticipating the need for flexibility in creating IT solutions…10. Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) is a web-based class environment aimed at large-scale global participation and open access via the Internet…”

51.     Emerging tech trends for healthcare innovators  http://medcitynews.com/2013/08/a-healthcare-innovators-guide-to-must-know-tech-terms-for-the-next-decade-of-medicine/  “…I…reached out to futurists…to compile a list of the next generation of disruptive technologies that are on the brink of breaking through in healthcare…Artificial intelligence/algorithm medicine…Internet of things…MEMS…Wearable medical devices…Natural language processing…Medical tricorders…Precision medicine…Workflow automation…”   http://medcitynews.com/2013/08/5-more-must-know-emerging-tech-trends-for-healthcare-innovators-readers-version/  “…here you have…five additions from readers who think these trends are about to break through in healthcare…3D printing…3D scanning…Nanotechnology…Regenerative medicine…Decision-support tools for consumers…”

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