5 ways Project Tango, Google’s 3D mapping initiative, can change how we interact with tech

Posted on Apr 11, 2014 1:05:00 PM by Kira Salem  

As you’ve most likely seen, Google recently announced Project Tango, a bold new vision for the future of the smartphone. Mainstream advancements in this space started with Microsoft Kinect, and continued with Intel’s Perceptual Computing initiative and Apple’s acquisition of PrimeSense.

With Project Tango, we are one massive step closer to a world where all PCs, tablets and smartphones have 3D sensors. 3D imaging systems are able to capture depth information of a scene, in addition to the color information captured by the conventional 2D sensor already in our devices.

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Google's real purpose for Tango: One-up Apple's fingerprint with 3D face unlock

Posted on Mar 6, 2014 11:33:00 AM by Kira Salem  

Google recently announced its Project Tango phone with 3D imaging capabilities, and it could give next-gen Android phones a much more powerful authentication feature. Read more directly from TechRepublic

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Tech-Savvy Planning Tools

Posted on Mar 3, 2014 12:49:50 PM by Kira Salem  

Products that help with time management, organization and staying on budget are event planning
lifesavers. Here are six innovative technology products to help you stay on top of your game. (From the March/April issue of Connect)

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SoftKinetic Powers The Hottest 3D Technologies Featured During CES

Posted on Jan 8, 2014 10:14:55 AM by Kira Salem  

Company’s Advanced 3D Vision and Gesture Recognition Portfolio is the Backbone of Many Cutting Edge Technologies Shown at CES

LAS VEGAS, Consumer Electronics Show, Booth #25634, January 7, 2014 – SoftKinetic®, the world’s leading provider of 3D vision and gesture recognition solutions, today announced its 3D gesture IP licensing portfolio has been selected for the most exciting 3D technologies at the show, from gaming to 3D scanning, to in-car infotainment and the latest in wearable computing. SoftKinetic is demonstrating many of the innovative technologies it helped to create with its Tier One partners at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, January 7-10, 2014 in booth #25634.

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The Biggest Collaboration Mistakes Your Company is Making

Posted on Sep 10, 2013 2:00:00 PM by Sanjay Patel  

As those in the enterprise know, fostering collaboration and strong communication throughout an organization is crucial for development and progress. Companies today are operating on a global level. Whether it’s with clients, teammates, supervisors or direct reports, we work in a world where we are constantly communicating with others who are not physically in the room with us. In some organizations, virtual communication is standard, even more common than face-to-face. Read more on ComputerWorld

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Chicago Startup Personify Merges Human Interaction With Digital Content to Make Presentations More PersonalHere...

Posted on Sep 6, 2013 2:05:00 PM by Kira Salem  

We’re still far away from teleporting technology. In the meantime a Chicago startup called Personify has found a way to make remote presentations more personal. Read More on NIBLETZ

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Intel’s gesture control tech will be built into PCs from 2014, but here’s how to try it sooner

Posted on Sep 5, 2013 2:08:00 PM by Kira Salem  

Ever since Microsoft’s Kinect came out, I’ve been wondering when the technology would get built into PCs. Yes, there is Kinect for Windows, but it’s a peripheral — I’m talking about having advanced motion detection capabilities in the webcam, as a bridge to exciting future user interfaces. Read More on GigaOM

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Office gear you didn’t know you needed

Posted on Aug 13, 2013 2:14:00 PM by Kira Salem  

You might think you don’t need much in the way of business equipment to get your work done—maybe just a PC with an Internet connection. But you’re missing out on some interesting, under-the-radar products that can speed your workflow, protect your business, and keep your body healthy during long hours at your desk.

We’ve assembled a collection of ten peripherals and accessories that are so beautiful, smart, or helpful that you’ll wonder how you ever got anything done without them.

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The Coming Online World of the College Drop-In

Posted on Aug 4, 2013 2:17:00 PM by Kira Salem  

In a world of Massive Open Online Courses that enroll tens or hundreds of thousands of "students" at a time and, if one doesn't seek course credit, currently cost participants nothing, traditional institutions of higher education rightly fear enormous disruption to their revenue models—and to the very ways they educate. Read more from Cisco

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Your Laptop in 2018: The Future of Computing

Posted on Jul 30, 2013 2:23:00 PM by Kira Salem  

Think back to the laptop you had in 2008. It probably doesn’t look too different from what you’re using today. Sure, your current notebook is lighter than the brick you lugged around five years ago, and it’s running Mountain Lion or Windows 8 rather than Vista or Leopard, but it’s still a clamshell laptop with the same basic functionality. Fast-forward to 2018, and your computing experience will be radically different — but familiar, too. Read More from Laptop Magazine

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