Category Archives: Tech in our lives

At SXSW, Augmented Reality Brings An Alice In Wonderland Book To Life

By Aqila Xiao Qi, 25 Mar 2016

At the recently concluded SXSW festival, Sony Future Lab unveiled a new device that will transform any flat surface into an augmented display. Testing out the technology on an Alice In Wonderland book, touching any character will take them out of the pages, turning them into interactive animations.

According to website The Verge, the technology is built from two components: a camera and projection. The former “map[s] the terrain and tracks changes while hand and finger recognition provides the controls,” and the latter creates the images that appear in the physical space.

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Meron Gribetz: A glimpse of the future through an augmented reality headset

TED2016 · 10:54 · Filmed Feb 2016

What if technology could connect us more deeply with our surroundings instead of distracting us from the real world? With the Meta 2, an augmented reality headset that makes it possible for users to see, grab and move holograms just like physical objects, Meron Gribetz hopes to extend our senses through a more natural machine. Join Gribetz as he takes the TED stage to demonstrate the reality-shifting Meta 2 for the first time. (Featuring Q&A with TED Curator Chris Anderson)

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Encryption (HBO)

Published on 13 Mar 2016

Strong encryption poses problems for law enforcement, is weakening it worth the risks it presents? It’s…complicated.

More on the FBI vs. Apple

A bigger issue than we think!

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What most people have missed in the FBI argument is that Apple provided them with a series of things they could do to get at the data. They seam to wish that the courts or congress require companies like Apple, to create a back door on demand. The idea of an open door into the tech in my home is a bit scary. Imagine The government being able to activate the video or mic on your xbox kinect for surveillance. Even scarier is the hacker that can find it’s way into these created back door. Think of the foreign protester, whose government claim they are a terrorist and what this precedent would mean to them.

The FBI already has the back up of this device unto 6 weeks ago, seams like a play for power by the FBI more than a need for actual information.

Loop Labs : The Music Studio

Looplabs is a free, collaborative cloud based music studio that lets anyone, regardless of technical skills or ability, easily make music. Online. Together

http://www.looplabs.com/

Linda Liukas: A delightful way to teach kids about computers

https://embed-ssl.ted.com/talks/linda_liukas_a_delightful_way_to_teach_kids_about_computers.html

Computer code is the next universal language, and its syntax will be limited only by the imaginations of the next generation of programmers. Linda Liukas is helping to educate problem-solving kids, encouraging them to see computers not as mechanical, boring and complicated but as colorful, expressive machines meant to be tinkered with. In this talk, she invites us to imagine a world where the Ada Lovelaces of tomorrow grow up to be optimistic and brave about technology and use it to create a new world that is wonderful, whimsical and a tiny bit weird.