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Kraken Has Passed
From insideHPC

Kraken Has Passed

The Cray XT5 supercomputer at Oak Ridge National Lab named ‘Kraken’ has officially been accepted by the National Science Foundation as being ready for production...

Microsoft
From Putting People First

Microsoft

Microsoft Office Labs is a group within Microsoft that tests ideas by building prototypes and gathering usage data to inform ongoing and future research and development...

Ferrari Driving More than Sports
From insideHPC

Ferrari Driving More than Sports

Ferrari is driving innovation in more than just its high performance sports cars these days.

Pinker on Genomes
From The Eponymous Pickle

Pinker on Genomes

One of my favorite writers, Steven Pinker in the NYT: My Genome, My Self. " ... I had my genome sequenced and am allowing it to be posted on the Internet, along...

Tips for usability professionals in a down economy
From Putting People First

Tips for usability professionals in a down economy


Ch
From Putting People First

Ch

The Italian newspaper La Stampa reports today on its front page that Venezuelan president Ugo Ch

Fantastic Architectures
From The Eponymous Pickle

Fantastic Architectures

A collection of fantastic architecture images.-

World
From Putting People First

World

More than half the world’s population now pay to use a mobile phone and nearly a quarter use the internet, according to an ITU report, as reported by Associated...

Ericsson and mobile communications in Africa
From Putting People First

Ericsson and mobile communications in Africa

Ericsson is getting active in African mobile communications and it’s worth checking out what they are up to (even though they don’t prove much, despite the title...

Microsoft
From Putting People First

Microsoft

Microsoft has created a virtual personal assistant that can build a relationship with its user. “Meet Laura, the virtual personal assistant for those of us who...

Mapping a new, mobile internet
From Putting People First

Mapping a new, mobile internet

Business Week reports on how a nascent industry involving the likes of Google and Nokia is pinpointing the movements and behaviors of millions of cell-phone users...

Washing Machine Model
From The Eponymous Pickle

Washing Machine Model

An example of a washing machine designed for the third world. A few years ago I was part of a panel for the World Bank that judged investment in inventions like...

Japan
From insideHPC

Japan

The Mainichi Daily News, the English-language news site of Japan’s Mainichi Newspapers, is reporting today that the new earth simulator is available for gazing...

The missing research tool
From Daniel Lemire's Blog

The missing research tool

I want to know when a new research paper… is similar to one of my papers; cites one of my papers; is relevant to my current research. Why can’t I have this...

Sociogeek survey presentation at LIFT09
From Putting People First

Sociogeek survey presentation at LIFT09

Daniel Kaplan, CEO of the Fing Foundation, presented a quite unique way — a game — to conduct an online survey during a short open stage talk at the 2009 LIFT conference...

KashKlash booklet now online
From Putting People First

KashKlash booklet now online

After the project, the collaborative website, the game, now also the booklet. KashKlash is an open forum and web project focusing on alternative economies in a...

Ubiquitous human computing will transcend geography
From Putting People First

Ubiquitous human computing will transcend geography

In an interview with Nokia’s IdeasProject renowned cyberlaw scholar Jonathan Zittrain talks about how ubiquitous human computing, which he describes as the ability...

Ethan Zuckerman on mobile news and mobile currency in Africa
From Putting People First

Ethan Zuckerman on mobile news and mobile currency in Africa

Ethan Zuckerman, a multifaceted thinker whose work focuses on the impact of technology in developing countries, and a research fellow at the Berkman Center for...

Comparing Instanbul and
From insideHPC

Comparing Instanbul and

Found at Multicoreinfo.com In well threaded applications, the best a

Real-time connections are
From Putting People First

Real-time connections are

In an interview with Nokia’s IdeasProject, social media innovator Laura Fitton talks about the most basic of human connections: our immediate physical community...
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