The Internet of Things promises great things… to do that huge amounts of data has to be gathered, digested and distributed. Continue reading Data Is Changing How Businesses and Consumers Connect
There are two impediments that are holding back the flood of new technology that will come from current innovation – batteries and bandwidth. Continue reading Our Current Bandwidth Bust and the Coming Boom
Analyzing “Big Data” for large-scale opportunities is dramatically under-utilized. Collaboration between city government and IBM in Minneapolis and Montpellier, France are working to change that with the improvement of city-wide services. Continue reading Analytics-Driven Cities: Hype, or the Future?
Cara is a new service that uses face detection to collect “real-world, real-time data in physical spaces – whether the age or gender of a shopper, the sentiment of a crowd, or the velocity of an individual’s response to news”. Continue reading Cara Lot About Face Detection
As far as self-obsession is concerned, technology is the ultimate enabler. Thanks to smartphones, tablets, and laptops, I now keep a record of my daily caloric intake and expenditure, quality of sleep, walking speed, personal happiness, internal dialogue and thought stream, and productivity during work. The “Track Your Happiness” app asks how I feel at random times in the day, providing a real time record of my state of well-being. “Sparkpeople” takes my daily food intake and calculates the breakdown by fats, carbohydrates and protein, putting a happy green when I meet my goals and coloring an angry red when … Continue reading I Am Data, Therefore I Am.