Piercing the Fog With a Tiny Chip “The high-frequency beams that the system generates and receives may one day handle many functions, including the usual radar jobs of ranging and location. In cars, for example, the chip might be used to detect other vehicles looming in the fog.”
In Japan, a Wireless Vision of Future for U.S. “In search of a chic cafe hidden in the neon alleys of a teeming Tokyo business district, Hiroki Wai activated the global positioning system on his cell phone and punched in the cafe’s phone number. Instantly, a detailed map appeared and a perky female computer voice was navigating Wai toward a hot date with a $9 latte.”<>Washington Post
Change is as good as a rest for workers “As the traditional “job for life” becomes less and less common, the typical individual will re-train several times for a new career, switch employers more readily, and even hold down different jobs at the same time.”
Interview with author of “Sounding out the City: Personal Stereos and the Management of Everyday Life” on the impact of the iPod
“For example, a lot of people use it to go to work, for commuting. I found that they use the same music on a regular basis. They will often play the same half-dozen tunes for three months, and each part of the journey has its own tune. It gives them control of the journey, the timing of the journey and the space they are moving through. It’s a generalization, but the main use (of the iPod) is control. People like to be in control. They are controlling their space, their time and their interaction … and they’re having a good time. That can’t be understated — it gives them a lot of pleasure.”
Miners tap into video goldmine “Despite a challenge of translating from Kyrgyz to Russian to English, they told compelling stories about the need for more technical knowledge.
Other video conference sessions looked at safety and investment issues. In one conference, participants from the Kyrgyz Republic were able to quiz specialists from the IMF in Washington about certain regulatory issues.
“WaveMarket extends recent, fast-emerging blogging technology into a wider circle. Any mobile handset user can now share information on anything–restaurants, safety warnings, missing children, truck tracking or buddy finder alerts. Through WaveMarket’s “master blog,” everyone becomes an instant broadcast journalist on location, and through our blog, WaveMarket becomes their distribution channel.”
Sales of Net phone gear surge on VoIP “Worldwide sales of Internet phone equipment rose 31 percent in the last three months of 2003 and could triple by 2007, as demand surges for voice over Internet Protocol gear, according to analyst firm Infonetics Research.”
Grand CIO Enterprise Value Award Winner 2004 – The Chicago Police Dept “Accessing mug shots: From up to four days without CLEAR to four seconds with CLEAR. Pulling a rap sheet: From four hours from request to receipt, down to seconds. Logging in seized property and evidence: From three hours, down to one hour. Checking offenders’ prison status and release dates: From 30 minutes, down to one minute.”
These animations have “been created by our computer technique which automatically fuses the NASA input images by simulating the human brain.” I.E Take two images from the Mars Rovers and create these videos.
Hospital of the future / High-tech system helps improve quality of care “An 81-year-old woman arrives by ambulance at El Camino Hospital’s emergency department after falling in her home. Dr. Phil Strong, a hospital- based internist, reaches for a tablet-size personal computer instead of a chart.”