The FORGE project has the ambitious aim to transform FIRE (Future Internet Research and Experimentation) into a learning resource – making world class experimental facilities available to students within eBooks. Read the first newsletter here and learn what the project has achieved so far.
Christmas eve is coming soon, the busiest day of the year for Santa Claus 🙂 But this year, Santa has got some extra help! Merry Christmas! 😉
Conversations with chat bots can be quite amusing. Their intelligence hasn’t yet evolved to a point where they would fool us to believe we’re talking to a human being. What would happen though if a bot had a conversation with another bot Cornell’s Creative Machines Lab tried just that. The result is at least surreal:
In anticipation of the big announcement of the new tablet / e-reader by Apple next week, Jason Bradbury of the Gadget Show wrote a very passionate piece in his blog: “Let me place my neck squarely on the block and predict the most important dimension of the next Wednesday’s launch: it will change publishing, forever”. […]
If you’re lucky enough to hold a Google Wave account, or just want to learn more about this exciting new technology, there is a guide out there by Gina Trapani, editor of Lifehacker.com. The guide is freely available under the Creative Commons licence and can give you a pretty good idea of what the Wave […]
As of today, GeoCities belongs to the past. After almost 15 years of offering free web space to anyone with “creative” ideas, GeoCities is no more. Yahoo! has decided to permanently terminate the service, as it was surpassed by the booming blogging and social networking sites. Like many other internet users of my age, my […]
I’m not much into gaming consoles, but we are talking about a real breakthrough here. Last week at E3, Microsoft unveiled a revolutionary controller for the Xbox 360 console: the human body! Project Natal aims in abolishing all conventional game controllers and replacing them with… nothing! The system uses sophisticated algorithms to capture human motion […]
Erick Schonfeld, editor in TechCrunch, is wondering about the kinds of innovative startups we mostly need in 2009: “At the moment I’m writing this post, electric car batteries have the lead with 30%. Considering the serious global energy and pollution problems, I’ve voted for this option too. However, I’m sure we’re going to see lots […]