singularitarian:

If you’ve ever broken a bone, you know firsthand just how horrible traditional casts are. Hell, even if you haven’t broken a bone, you still probably have a decent idea of how awful casts are, assuming you’ve been within smelling distance of anyone who’s wearing one. After about a week they start to smell like a rotting hog carcass that’s been baking in the sun for three days, and often get itchier than a poison oak rash — but thankfully technology might soon make them obsolete.

analyticisms:

#FridayFunFact: pretty crazy downward trend for landlines. But not really surprising.

analyticisms:

#FridayFunFact: pretty crazy downward trend for landlines. But not really surprising.

(Fonte: Mashable, via smarterplanet)

Neura gets $2M to bring AI to the internet of things
Stacey Higginbotham, gigaom.com
With more than 26 bil­lion (or more) con­nect­ed devices antic­i­pat­ed by 2020, there’s a big ques­tion about how those devices will talk to one anoth­er. But the sci­en­tists behind Neura, a start­up that has offices in both Cal­i­for­nia and…

Neura gets $2M to bring AI to the internet of things
Stacey Higginbotham, gigaom.com

With more than 26 bil­lion (or more) con­nect­ed devices antic­i­pat­ed by 2020, there’s a big ques­tion about how those devices will talk to one anoth­er. But the sci­en­tists behind Neura, a start­up that has offices in both Cal­i­for­nia and…

(Fonte: smarterplanet)

analyticisms:

Lots of very interesting trends in this chart.  But beyond the obvious growth and, now, domination of digital media, we can’t help noticing that, within digital media, mobile passed online (call us obsessed with mobile everything).

analyticisms:

Lots of very interesting trends in this chart.  But beyond the obvious growth and, now, domination of digital media, we can’t help noticing that, within digital media, mobile passed online (call us obsessed with mobile everything).

(Fonte: marketingcharts.com, via smarterplanet)

A good #communication is important. (presso Pozzuoli)

A good #communication is important. (presso Pozzuoli)

patriciahandschiegel:

It’s interesting to watch the ‘wearable technology’ trend.

It’s not entirely farfetched or unexpected that the future will include some wearable technologies. But in the context of what that might be, in reality, outside of certain applications there likely won’t be much use for consumers or…

thisistheverge:

Smart skin patch knows when you need your meds
Scientists developed a patch that could help patients receive drugs the minute they need them

thisistheverge:

Smart skin patch knows when you need your meds
Scientists developed a patch that could help patients receive drugs the minute they need them

wired:

Stunning.
In a rare shot, four of Saturn’s moons pose for the Cassini spacecraft camera.
[MORE: Space Photo of the Day]

wired:

Stunning.

In a rare shot, four of Saturn’s moons pose for the Cassini spacecraft camera.

[MORE: Space Photo of the Day]

(Fonte: Wired)

singularitarian:

Last month, I wrote about the risk of a “technology doping” scandal during this year’s Olympic Games in Sochi, which were peppered with souped-up gear like nanotech swimsuits made by aerospace engineers, potentially toeing the line between utilizing the best modern-day equipment and cheating.