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Gestural interfaces: a step backwards in usability
From Putting People First

Gestural interfaces: a step backwards in usability

Donald A. Norman and Jakob Nielsen of the Nielsen Norman group argue that today

How Computation Has Transformed Practically Everything
From The Computing Community Consortium Blog

How Computation Has Transformed Practically Everything

As we’ve noted in this space before, MIT — as part of its 150th anniversary celebration — recently sponsored a series of

links for 2011-05-26
From Wild WebMink

links for 2011-05-26

If you tolerate this

Black Box Records in Automobiles
From Schneier on Security

Black Box Records in Automobiles

Proposed new rules in the U.S.

City as a platform
From Putting People First

City as a platform

Two talks from the 2011 PSFK conference caught my attention: City as a platform (video) In her role as Chief Digital Officer for the City of New York, Rachel Sterne...

Ford Moves into Mobile Healthcare
From The Eponymous Pickle

Ford Moves into Mobile Healthcare

An interview this is an increasing trend as we carry more of our information and sensors with us.

Why can
From Putting People First

Why can

The number of times that Google has failed at delivering a successful

US Teams in the Worldwide Imagine Cup Finals 2011
From Computer Science Teacher – Thoughts and Information From Alfred Thompson

US Teams in the Worldwide Imagine Cup Finals 2011

The Worldwide finalists for all categories of the Imagine Cup are out and you can read all of the amazing projects at the Imagine Cup Blog. There are 124 teams...

Ford Motor Co moving into mobile healthcare
From Putting People First

Ford Motor Co moving into mobile healthcare

With the help of medical technology companies WellDoc, Medtronic and SDI, the motor giant last Wednesday set out to prove that it’s concerned not only with the...

Study: people with access to power meter data reduce energy use
From Putting People First

Study: people with access to power meter data reduce energy use

The simplest way to cut down on energy use isn’t to build millions of brand-new LEED-certified buildings; it’s to convince people to make changes themselves. And...

Ads Used to Change Memories
From The Eponymous Pickle

Ads Used to Change Memories

In Wired: interesting examples. Is this ethical? At what point would it not be considered ethical? Human memory is a very fragile phenomena.

Google Correlate
From The Eponymous Pickle

Google Correlate

Google Correlate let's you see how your data relates to search queries. We experimented with trends in searches for epidemic inference:" ... A while back, Google...

Final Reminder:  Applications for 2011-12 CIFellowships Due Tuesday
From The Computing Community Consortium Blog

Final Reminder: Applications for 2011-12 CIFellowships Due Tuesday

A final reminder that the

Annual Facing the Reviews
From My Biased Coin

Annual Facing the Reviews

Teaching reviews for spring (Algorithms and Data Structures) came in today;  time to face the music once again.Actually, this year, my numbers were up substantially...

Blackhole Exploit Kit
From Schneier on Security

Blackhole Exploit Kit

It's now available as a free download: A free version of the Blackhole exploit kit has appeared online in a development that radically reduces the entry-level...

Storytelling in Education and Games
From The Female Perspective of Computer Science

Storytelling in Education and Games

Imagine bringing the magic of storytelling into your classroom.  But not just any classroom - in your math classroom.Storytelling @ Thurdays by kodomutIf that sounds...

Nielsen to Acquire Neurofocus
From The Eponymous Pickle

Nielsen to Acquire Neurofocus

Nielsen to acquire the part of Neurofocus it does not yet have. A another step forward in the commercial application of Neuromarketing. Will it end up as a typical...

links for 2011-05-25
From Wild WebMink

links for 2011-05-25

Product Notification: Skype for Asterisk – end of sale – July 26, 2011 Unless Microsoft are going to surprise us all by releasing the Asterisk modules as open source...

? A liberating betrayal?
From Wild WebMink

? A liberating betrayal?

Having suspended disbelief for as long as I could, my ability to take Microsoft at their word over Skype was shattered today by the announcement by Digium, sponsors...

More Digital Directions with QR Codes
From The Eponymous Pickle

More Digital Directions with QR Codes

More QR code use. I am seeing more every day. I have asked several non technical friends about them, and they understand their use. Once smart phone based scanners...
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