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Case in point: the disruption of the GPS equipment market with smartphone apps happened almost overnight, they illustrate. “Users made the switch in a matter of weeks. And it wasn’t just the least profitable or ‘underserved’ customers who were lured away. Consumers in every segment defected simultaneously — and in droves.”

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IBM developing ‘electronic blood’ to cool and power computers.

IBM Research is exploring the use of liquid coolant to cool and power powerful the exascale speed computers of the future.

“We are taking a new approach inspired by the brain,” said IBM Research scientist Bruno Michel. “Neurons are both cooled and powered by the blood, and by copying this packaging technique in the brain we hope to achieve a 5,000-times energy efficiency improvement by compacting the volume of our devices by several million times.”

“If you analyze a typical microchip, only one part per million is used for transistors that perform its functions, while 98 percent is used for cooling. But in the brain, 40 percent of its volume is performing functions, 50 percent is interconnections, and only 10 percent is used for cooling,” said Michel. “We want to produce computers closer to this ratio.”

Exascale computers are required (among other things) to be able to analyse data in real-time from the Square Kilometre Array radio telescope, due to be completed in 2024.

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springwise:

Social button sends half of small donations to content creators, half to charities

As the Kony 2012 campaign showed, viral sharing isn’t just limited to videos of cats and babies. Aiming to raise money for charities and creatives through ‘likes’, CentUp is a new platform that enables consumers to share content and donate to relevant parties at the click of a button. READ MORE…

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Why The Human Body Will Be The Next Computer Interface

FJORD CHARTS THE MAJOR INNOVATIONS OF THE PAST, AND PREDICTS A FUTURE OF TOTALLY INTUITIVE “MICRO GESTURES AND EXPRESSIONS” THAT WILL CONTROL OUR DEVICES.

To see the future, first we must understand the past. Humans have been interfacing with machines for thousands of years. We seem to be intrinsically built to desire this communion with the made world. This blending of the mechanical and biological has often been described as a “natural” evolutionary process by such great thinkers as Marshall McLuhan in the ’50s and more recently Kevin Kelly in his seminal bookWhat Technology Wants. So by looking at the long timeline of computer design we can see waves of change and future ripples. 

Check out the timeline here.

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Paper Tablet

This new innovation looks like a piece of paper, however, the ultra thin device is a prototype for a high-res display that has many possible uses. “The team behind the invention said their goal as to emulate the feel of paper – creating a robust, lightweight product that could bend and even be dropped on a desk”.

Peter Firth said that “with PaperTab, the whole idea is that screens should not be breakable,’ said Firth. ‘They should essentially be like pieces of paper. You can drop them on the floor, they can float down, you can move them around and bend them. I would say that in two years we will be able to buy flexible interfaces”.

Find out more at: https://www.lsnglobal.com/seed/view/7115

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emergentfutures:

Skype calls now equivalent to one-third of global phone traffic

167 billion minutes of Skype-to-Skype traffic in 2012 a 44% increase.

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