If you´ve ever read a book on an e-reader, unleashed your inner rock star playing Guitar Hero, built a robot with LEGO Mindstorms, or ridden in a vehicle with child-safe air bags, then you´ve experienced first hand just a few of the astounding innovations that have come out of the Media Lab over the past 25 years. But that’s old hat for today’s researchers, who are creating technologies that will have a much deeper impact on the quality of people’s lives over the next quarter century. In this exhilarating tour of the Media Lab´s inner sanctums, we´ll meet the professors and their students - the sorcerers and their apprentices - and witness first hand the creative magic behind inventions such as: Nexi, a mobile humanoid robot with such sophisticated social skills she can serve as a helpful and understanding companion for the sick and elderly CityCar, a foldable, stackable, electric vehicle of the future that will redefine personal transportation in cities and revolutionize urban life Sixth Sense, a compact wearable device that transforms any surface – wall, tabletop or even your hand - into a touch screen computer PowerFoot, a lifelike robotic prosthesis that enables amputees to walk as naturally as if it were a real biological limb Through inspiring stories of people who are using Media Lab innovations to confront personal challenges - like a man with cerebral palsy who is unable to hum a tune or pick up an instrument yet is using an ingenious music composition system to unleash his ´´inner Mozart”, and a woman with a rare life-threatening condition who co-invented a revolutionary web service that enables patients to participate in the search for their own cures - we’ll see how the Media Lab is empowering us all with the tools to take control of our health, wealth, and happiness. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Bruce Turk. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/002675de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
An entertainment and tech insider - YouTube´s chief business officer - delivers the first detailed account of the rise of YouTube, the creative minds who have capitalized on it to become pop culture stars, and how streaming video is revolutionizing the media world. In the past 10 years, the Internet video platform YouTube has changed media and entertainment as profoundly as the invention of film, radio, and television did more than six decades earlier. Streampunks is a firsthand account of this upstart company, examining how it evolved and where it will take us next. Sharing behind-the-scenes stories of YouTube´s most influential stars - Streampunks like Tyler Oakley, Lilly Singh, and Casey Neistat - and the dealmakers brokering the future of entertainment, like Scooter Braun and Shane Smith, Robert Kyncl uses his experiences at three of the most innovative media companies - HBO, Netflix, and YouTube - to tell the story of streaming video and this modern pop-culture juggernaut. Collaborating with Google speechwriter Maany Peyvan, Kyncl explains how the new rules of entertainment are being written and how and why the media landscape is radically changing, while giving aspiring Streampunks some necessary advice to launch their own new media careers. Kyncl persuasively argues that, despite concerns about technology impoverishing artists or undermining artistic quality, the new media revolution is actually fueling a creative boom and leading to more compelling, diverse, and immersive content. Enlightening, surprising, and thoroughly entertaining, Streampunks is a revelatory ride through the new media rebellion that is reshaping our world. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Stephen Graybill. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/006209de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Editor Max Brockman introduces the work of some of today’s brightest and most innovative young scientists in this fascinating and exciting collection of writings that describe the very boundaries of our knowledge. Future Science features nineteen young scientists, most of whom are presenting their innovative work and ideas to a general audience for the first time. Featured in this collection are William McEwan, a virologist, discussing his research into the biology of antiviral immunity; Naomi Eisenberger, a neuroscientist, wondering how social rejection affects us physically; Jon Kleinberg, a computer scientist, showing what massive datasets can teach us about society and ourselves; and Anthony Aguirre, a physicist, who gives readers a tantalizing glimpse of infinity. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Various. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/002730de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Social media is also popularly referred to as web 2.0 and is a new and innovative way of getting one’s views and information across to others in an interactive platform that has proven to be quite effective and popular. Get all the info you need here. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jessica Husted. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/025087de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
BlackBerry Planet is a new tribe of people who simply cannot get along without their favorite device, Research in Motion´s innovative electronic organizer, the BlackBerry. This omnipresent device has gone beyond being the world´s foremost mobile business tool and entered the consumer mainstream as the Swiss Army Knife of smart phones. BlackBerry Planet tells the behind-the-scenes story of how this little device has become the machine that connects the planet. Starting with the early years of Mike Lazaridis´ invention and his founding of RIM at age 23, it details his drive to innovate, developing what was a glorified pager into the essential corporate communicator, used by everyone from dealmakers to the Queen, from movie stars to the entire US Congress. Since 1992, Lazaridis and co-CEO, Jim Balsillie, together have been the driving force behind the RIM story. With access to senior staffers and former RIM employees, BlackBerry Planet tells the inside story about the branding and marketing success of the BlackBerry, from its use during 9/11, which earned RIM a reputation for security and reliability, to the cultural adoption of the iconic device as a must-have symbol, to the backlash against the addictive properties of the ´´CrackBerry´´ and the various patent suits RIM has had to fight off - including the five-year court battle that resulted in the largest technology patent settlement in US history. As the incredible story of the BlackBerry unfolds, and as RIM battles global giants like Nokia and Apple in the emerging super-phone marketplace, users, fans, investors and competitors can look to BlackBerry Planet for the insight and context of where they´ve been, to try and predict where they´re going. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Bill Quinn. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/001166de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
How did the newspaper, music, and film industries go from raking in big bucks to scooping up digital dimes? Their customers were lured away by the free ride of technology. Now, business journalist Robert Levine shows how they can get back on track. On the Internet, ´´information wants to be free.” This memorable phrase shaped the online business model, but it is now driving the media companies on whom the digital industry feeds out of business. Today, newspaper stocks have fallen to all-time lows as papers are pressured to give away content, music sales have fallen by more than half since file sharing became common, TV ratings are plummeting as viewership migrates online, and publishers face off against Amazon over the price of digital books. In Free Ride, Robert Levine narrates an epic tale of value destruction that moves from the corridors of Congress, where the law was passed that legalized YouTube, to the dorm room of Shawn Fanning, the founder of Napster; from the bargain-pricing dramas involving iTunes and Kindle to Google’s fateful decision to digitize first and ask questions later. Levine charts how the media industry lost control of its destiny and suggests innovative ways it can resist the pull of zero. Fearless in its reporting and analysis, Free Ride is the business history of the decade and a much-needed call to action. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Byron Wagner. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/002809de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Innovative Technology and Globalization: Chantal Ammi
Innovative Computing Technology:First International Conference, INCT 2011, Tehran, Iran, December 13-15, 2011, Proceedings Communications in Computer and Information Science. Auflage 2012
Innovative Computing TechnologyFirst International Conference, Inct 2011, Tehran, Iran, December 13-15, 2011, ProceedingsTaschenbuchvon Pit PichappanEAN: 9783642273360Einband: Kartoniert / BroschiertBeilage: BookErscheinungsjahr: 2012Sprache: EnglischSeit
Erscheinungsdatum: 01/2012Medium: TaschenbuchEinband: Kartoniert / BroschiertTitel: Innovative Computing TechnologyTitelzusatz: First International Conference, Inct 2011, Tehran, Iran, December 13-15, 2011, ProceedingsRedaktion: Pichappan, Pit // Ahm