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The Good, the Bad and the Ugly of User Interface Design

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January 13, 2016 - Today's guest blogger is Aaron Foster, a Phoenix, Arizona-based technology enthusiast. He specializes in digital cameras and accessories, Android mobile devices and PC hardware. His topic is about design in the present and future. Comments are welcome.

Peter Diamandis Shares His Top 10 Technology Breakthrough Picks for 2015

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December 31, 2015 - It is the last day of this year and I thought I would share with you the latest email blast from Peter Diamandis. Peter and his team of prognosticators and visionaries picked the following 10 from over 100 prospects. As in rocket launches our countdown goes from 10 to 1. Enjoy the read.

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Quantum Computing in the News This Week

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November 22, 2015 - Vancouver's D-Wave continues to be the quantum computing pioneer. Among its early adopters are Google, NASA and Lockheed-Martin. Each D-Wave quantum computer has cost these companies a cool $15 million U.S.

Introducing *Unity - A Facebook-like Collaborative Cloud for Universities and Research Institutions

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November 10, 2015 - Where do academics turn to in social media to interact for the purposes of research collaboration? Academic social networks like Digital Commons, Academia.edu, and Researchgate.net have been around for some time. All attempt to create Facebook-like online environments. More show and tell statements than collaborative in focus.

Peter Diamandis Talks About Disruptive Adjacencies

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October 26, 2015 - The best example I know of disruptive adjacencies is the evolution of mobile phone technology. Today a smartphone is more than the sum of so many technologies - a camera, a music and video player, a calendar, a phone, a messaging service, a browser, an administrative assistant, a game platform and a home to tens of thousands of applications.

Artificial Intelligence Researchers Produce "Data Science Machine" - Smarter Than Us

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October 19, 2015 - In a machine versus human test a new artificial intelligence, deemed the "Data Science Machine" (DSM) outperformed 615 of 906 human teams.

Peter Diamandis Talks About Ray Kurzweil's Latest Crystal Ball Predictions

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October 15, 2015 - In the latest Peter Diamandis email blast he talks about predictions made by Ray Kurzweil, the eminent futurist known for the coining of the word "singularity" in reference to the merging of machine intelligenc

Silicon-Based Quantum Computing Technology Closer to Reality

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October 12, 2015 - It is Thanksgiving Day here in Canada and Columbus Day in the United States. We plan to sit down with family and friends this evening for a traditional turkey dinner.

Peter Diamandis Talks About Why Risky Research Today is Driven by Entrepreneurs Not Government

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July 15, 2015 - In his latest email blast Peter Diamandis tackles a subject near and dear to my heart - the risk taking nature of entrepreneurship and what it potentially means for us in the 21st century as we face numerous challenges. It seems not too long ago that R&D was something governments threw money at. But here in Canada pure research funded by government is being squeezed.

Green IT Trends: How the Computer Industry Is Saving Energy

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July 2, 2015 - Today's guest blogger is Roy Rasmussen, co-author of the book, Publishing for Publicity. Roy is a freelance copywriter who focuses on ways to help small business get more customers through focused messaging.

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