Mois : mars 2014 (page 2 of 13)

I’ve helped to change the world twice with the iPod and the iPhone. I want the chance to do it a third time.

Durex #TurnOffToTurnOn – OFFICIAL (par Durex Earth Hour)

« L’accès a été bloqué par l’Autorité turque des télécommunications (TIB) », indique un message aux internautes qui souhaitent accéder à la plateforme. Cette décision fait suite à la publication jeudi sur YouTube de l’enregistrement d’une conversation dans laquelle quatre hauts responsables turcs, dont le ministre des Affaires étrangères Ahmet Davutoglu et le chef des services de renseignement (MIT) Hakan Fidan, évoquent l’hypothèse d’une opération militaire en Syrie.

“I didn’t hear anything that Zuckerberg said that hasn’t been talked about before in the VR community for a very long time,” says Brian Blau, an analyst with research firm Gartner was part of hard-core virtual reality community in the ’80s and ’90s. “It has always been billed as a next-gen communication technology — something that can provide a more immersive and deeper connection to somebody else.” The truth, as Blau points out, is that most VR technology creates a very solitary experience. It’s something you do alone, not with others.

The fundamental theme of cyberpunk is about how the siren call of technology can blur the line between software and humanity and ultimately cause us to subvert our own sense of agency.

A new paper published in the Virginia Journal of Law and Technology shows that the number of DMCA notices received by Google increased 711,887 percent in four years. The increase can be credited to a few copyright holders and industry groups such as the RIAA, who started an avalanche of takedown requests after the SOPA and PIPA bills died in Congress.

« In fact, temporal performance of the cascade, how fast it spreads, is the best indicator of all. So something spreads quickly to start with, it is likely to spread more ». (via The Curious Nature of Sharing Cascades on Facebook | MIT Technology Review)

While Google, Motorola, and Samsung seem eager to jump into the wearables market, Apple characteristically keeps its counsel – and wisely so: Smartwatches and other wearables produce more pageviews than profits.

Mobile is the platform of today, and now we’re also getting ready for the platforms of tomorrow,” Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg was quoted as saying in a press release. “Oculus has the chance to create the most social platform ever, and change the way we work, play and communicate.

But this is just the start. After games, we’re going to make Oculus a platform for many other experiences. Imagine enjoying a court side seat at a game, studying in a classroom of students and teachers all over the world or consulting with a doctor face-to-face — just by putting on goggles in your home.

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