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Press Clippings: Published Technologies to Watch Lists
This area is a place to collect "Technologies to Watch" lists published by other organizations. Though these lists and publications may serve a different audience and purpose than the
does, they contain many useful descriptions and discussions that can and should inform our work.
10 Ways Social Media Will Change In 2010
2009 will go down as the year in which the shroud of uncertainty was lifted off of social media and mainstream adoption began at the speed of light.
Jan 30, 2010
Feb 7, 2010
CES 2010: The race for the future
It's January, it's Las Vegas, the City of Sin, and that means it's time for the Consumer Electronics Show. Here is the best of...
E3 2009: Final thoughts from an E3 vet
With the cacophony of this year’s Electronic Entertainment Expo having died down, I had some lingering impressions I wanted to share:
Enterprise cloud computing coming of age
A number of companies are offering more sophisticated cloud computing technology.
Jan 30, 2010
Feb 7, 2010
E-portfolios at inaugural AUPOV conference
Point of view (POV) devices, such as camera glasses and video cameras, are an emerging technical innovation in the vocational education and training system. So much so that the inaugural AUPOV conference being held in Wollongong on 19 June will focus solely on how POV devices can support education and training.
HOW TO: Use Twitter Hashtags for Business
Hashtags, which are an easy way to link and label Tweets, can make your business present and accessible to Twittering customers.
IMEC unveils heart monitor for athletes, elderly
A wireless, EKG-enabled necklace transmits information to a computer.
iRobot CEO: Robot nurses to cut health care costs
Robots can administer basic check-ups from the comfort of a patient's home. Robots send the gathered information to a health-care provider, and remind patients to take their scheduled medication.
Kovia & The Search for Low Cost RFID Tags
A company called Kovia uses silicon-based ink to print RFID tags which can be attached to consumer products. Eventually the tags will enable customers to find product information, like nutritional information and sales promotions.
Life Online: The Web in 2020
aims to provide an outline and analysis not only of projected technological developments but also their social, political and economic implications. What will the Web look like in 2020? What will it do? Where will it be? How will we use it?
Microsoft Launches Tools For Teachers
A math worksheet generator allows teachers to enter a sample problem; the generator produces similar problems. Microsoft is developing a flashcard generator, as well (due out in 2010).
Microsoft patents 'magic wand'
Speculation grows as a newly released patent application lists Microsoft's plans for a Wii-style motion controller.
Jan 30, 2010
Screens Of The Future, On Video
Here's the video from this week's San Antonio Society for Information Display conference, where a gander at the future of what our screens will look like could be had.
Smart sensors power interaction
New technology unveiled at the Human Computer interaction conference included sensory-replacement objects and temperature sensing devices that send text messages to your phone.
TokBoz and EtherPad: Video Chat Gets Real-Time Document Editing
Combining TokBox with EtherPad allows users to video-conference and work on documents in real time. Etherpad color codes the document so each collaborator can see who's doing what.
Feb 1, 2010
Top 5 Web Trends of 2009: Mobile Web & Augmented Reality
The top technological trends of 2009 include the use of mobile devices to access the web and the emergence of augmented reality.
Top 10 Consumer Web Apps of 2009
These are apps and services that helped consumers use the web in new ways this year; and brought technologies that were previously only geared towards advanced users to a mainstream audience.
Top 10 Failures of 2009
In our yearly wrap-ups of the best products of 2009, we cannot but notice the shadow that falls over the editorial desk.
Top 10 Real-Time Technologies of 2009
The real-time web was hot this year and it's likely to become a standard expectation on sites all around the world next year.
Jan 30, 2010
Top 10 business technology trends for 2010
Technology never stops moving, but what are the technologies that CIOs and IT managers really need to consider in 2010?
We sampled opinions among analysts, vendors, users, IT professionals, system integrators and pundits and came up with the following 10 to watch.
Feb 1, 2010
business is always out in front of education.
Wikis in the workplace: a practical introduction
The wiki crops up in many companies' internal discussions about process improvements and efficient collaboration, but it is often shot down because so few people have exposure to good models of what a really successful business wiki can do. Ars is here to help with a practical introduction based on real-world examples.
Will Google Wave reshape enterprise IT?
Google blew the minds of developers with the introduction of its innovative Google Wave, a new approach to real-time content collaboration, but its odds of breezing into enterprise computing anytime soon remain remote.
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