This is a video from pbsideachannel about an interesting idea about knowledge.
“Google it” seems to be the quick and easy answer for every question we could possibly ask, but is finding facts the same thing as KNOWING?
Having billions of facts at the tips of your typing fingertips may not necessarily be making us any smarter. Some people even think it’s making us more stupid and lazy. Whatever way we process the vast sea of data available, the question remains: is the act of googling the same as knowledge? What the episode and find out!
This an interesting video from TED about Google glass and the motivation behind it.
It’s not a demo, more of a philosophical argument: Why did Sergey Brin and his team at Google want to build an eye-mounted camera/computer, codenamed Glass?
Onstage at TED2013, Brin calls for a new way of seeing our relationship with our mobile computers — not hunched over a screen but meeting the world heads-up.
This is a video about an interesting technology: the wearable technology.
As computing moves from our desktops to our phones, we look into the future to see how technology will become increasingly ingrained in our movements and our active lives. From the Nike Fuelband to Google Glass, consumers are already seeing hints of the future of wearable devices. They have the possibility to make us more knowledgeable about ourselves and our surroundings, and connect us with each other in an uninterrupted, more intimate way. From DIY wearables to high-tech sensors and smart fabrics, the years ahead will show how integrated technology can impact our lives for the better.
Here is the un boxing & first look of this tablet from Linus Tech Tips :
In an interesing article from gizmodo.com named “Google Nexus 7 Tablet Review: The New Best Way to Spend 200 Bucks” we find out some more informations about this tablet.
The hardware specs are (also acording to gizmodo):
OS: Android 4.1
Screen: 7-inch 720p IPS screen
Processor and RAM: 1.3GHz quad-core Tegra 3 / 1GB RAM
Storage: 8GB / 16 GB
Camera: Back: None, Front: 1.2MP
Weight: 12 ounces
Battery: 4325 mAh Li-Ion
Price: $200/8GB, $250/16GB
It is the first tablet from Google (and Asus) tablet capable of Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) with Nvidia Tegra 3 processor and 7″ screen.
It’s fast, it’s smooth, it’s portable, and it’s inexpensive. This doesn’t feel like a $200 tablet experience—it feels high-end.
The next step in becoming more than a search engine.
When you search, you’re not just looking for a webpage. You’re looking to get answers, understand concepts and explore.
The next frontier in search is to understand real-world things and the relationships among them. So we’re building a Knowledge Graph: a huge collection of the people, places and things in the world and how they’re connected to one another.
This is how we’ll be able to tell if your search for “mercury” refers to the planet or the chemical element–and also how we can get you smarter answers to jump start your discovery.
More info can be found at http://www.google.com/insidesearch/features/search/knowledge.html
Google just announced the beta version for Chrome for Android (see http://www.google.com/intl/en/chrome/android/index.html)
The installation instructions are at http://support.google.com/chrome/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=2393487&p=mktg_mobile_countries
The software is available for phones and tablets running Android 4.0+ in the following countries, from the Android Market :
- United States
- United Kingdom