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November 2013


From The Eponymous Pickle

iPad in Business at the Procter & Gamble Company

iPad in Business at the Procter & Gamble Company

Mark Lacy sends this along, nicely done.  A excellent example of how tablets can be used in the enterprise.  Congratulations to my former colleagues, see the full video at the link below: " ... Shawn Flannery At last, the Apple…


From XRDS

XRDS: Crossroads, The ACM Magazine for Students Volume 20 Issue 2, Winter 2013

XRDS: Crossroads, The ACM Magazine for Students Volume 20 Issue 2, Winter 2013


From XRDS

Forget about blenders

Forget about blenders

XRDS Staff


From XRDS

Inbox

Inbox

XRDS Staff


From XRDS

Getting dressed in tech

Getting dressed in tech

Terrell R. Bennett, Julia Seiter


From XRDS

Student chapters in Europe

Student chapters in Europe

Virginia Grande


From XRDS

How you can change the world

How you can change the world

Connor Bain


From XRDS

Maintaining ACM traditions: Professional development done right

Maintaining ACM traditions: Professional development done right

Michael Zuba


From XRDS

The Google technical interview: How to get your dream job

The Google technical interview: How to get your dream job

Dean Jackson


From XRDS

Security bugs in large software ecosystems

Security bugs in large software ecosystems

Dimitris MitropoulosThe XRDS blog highlights a range of topics from security and privacy to neuroscience. Selected blog posts, edited for print, will be featured in every issue. Please visit xrds.acm.org/blog to read each post…


From XRDS

The scary reality of identity theft

The scary reality of identity theft

Wolfgang Richter


From XRDS

The many stages of writing a paper, and how to close the deal

The many stages of writing a paper, and how to close the deal

Suresh VenkatasubramanianOriginally posted on The Geomblog


From XRDS

Quantified performance: assessing runners with sensors

Quantified performance: assessing runners with sensors

Christina Strohrmann, Gerhard TrösterA look at how athletic performance can be measured outside of the laboratory.


From XRDS

Fitness trackers

Fitness trackers

Andrew MillerDigital activity sensors are no longer confined to research labs; they're in the wild and they come in lime green. They offer the promise to improve our health and even to affect the ways that we interact with others…


From XRDS

Tracking how we read: activity recognition for cognitive tasks

Tracking how we read: activity recognition for cognitive tasks

Kai KunzeUsing activity recognition for cognitive tasks can provide new insights about reading and learning habits.


From XRDS

Toward smartphone assisted personal rehabilitation training

Toward smartphone assisted personal rehabilitation training

Gabriele Spina, Oliver AmftWhen utilizing internal sensors, modern smartphones are inexpensive and powerful wearable devices for sensor data acquisition, processing, and feedback in personal daily health applications.


From XRDS

Capturing human motion one step at a time

Capturing human motion one step at a time

Rolf AdelsbergerThe design, construction, and deployment of a pressure-enhanced IMU system that fits in the bottom of your shoe.


From XRDS

mHealth @ UAH: computing infrastructure for mobile health and wellness monitoring

mHealth @ UAH: computing infrastructure for mobile health and wellness monitoring

Mladen Milosevic, Aleksandar Milenkovic, Emil JovanovNew health care systems that integrate wearable sensors, personal devices, and servers promise to fundamentally change the way health care services are delivered and used.


From XRDS

Airwriting: bringing text entry to wearable computers

Airwriting: bringing text entry to wearable computers

Christoph Amma, Tanja SchultzIt may be possible to enable text entry by writing freely in the air, using only the hand as a stylus.


From XRDS

Wearable brain computer interface are we there yet?

Wearable brain computer interface are we there yet?

Viswam NathanBrain computer interfaces are still restricted to the domains of health and research, but we understand what needs to be done and are getting closer to making a commercial wearable EEG system.


From XRDS

Profile Ori Inbar: Making augmented reality a reality

Profile Ori Inbar: Making augmented reality a reality

Adrian Scoică


From XRDS

Cryptography, security and privacy (CrySP) research group: Waterloo, Canada

Cryptography, security and privacy (CrySP) research group: Waterloo, Canada

Atif Khan


From XRDS

Robotic vacuums

Robotic vacuums

Finn Kuusisto


From XRDS

On constructing the tree of life

On constructing the tree of life

Marinka Zitnik


From The Eponymous Pickle

Sharing Massive Data

Sharing Massive Data

In BBC Technology:  How do game companies readily share very large 50GB plus files?  This interested me because I recently had to do this for an analytics project.   I did not have quite the problem they had,  my files were smaller…


From The Eponymous Pickle

Interdisciplinary Computing and Computer Science

Interdisciplinary Computing and Computer Science

Had an interesting conversation with Lisa C. Kaczmarczyk See her Interdisciplinary Computing Blog :" ... Computing and people who work with computers are not the nerdy and negative images often portrayed in the media. As a computer…


From The Eponymous Pickle

Software Agents

Software Agents

In Computing Now: Long time since I heard about this topic, we experimented broadly in the supply chain area, with some success.  " ....  Emphasis on autonomous systems has been growing steadily in recent years as users and organizations…


From The Eponymous Pickle

Connected Kitchens

Connected Kitchens

We explored the kitchen in the smart home in detail because we believed that the kitchen was the nexus of the home.   Connecting it as one of the nodes in an internet of things was an early examination.  A new piece in ReadWrite…


From The Eponymous Pickle

Useful Mystery of Light Harvesting

Useful Mystery of Light Harvesting

In Technology:  New to me, always fascinating when there is activity in nature that we cannot explain by physics and chemistry.  And certainly one that could point to a new kind of computing.   Is there a connection?  Don't have…


From Schneier on Security

Friday Squid Blogging: Squid Worm Discovered

Friday Squid Blogging: Squid Worm Discovered

This squid-like worm -- Teuthidodrilus samae -- is new to science.

As usual, you can also use this squid post to talk about the security stories in the news that I haven't covered.

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