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Siftables, the toy blocks that think

13 years and 11 months ago · listen

This is one of those breakthrough ideas you have in a lifetime: Siftables. This is Human Computer Interface like you never seen before. The first time I saw this video, my jaw dropped, so I had to watch it again. As an appetizer, here is what they say at the TED website:

MIT grad student David Merrill demos Siftables -- cookie-sized, computerized tiles you can stack and shuffle in your hands. These future-toys can do math, play music, and talk to their friends, too. Is this the next thing in hands-on learning?

Watch the video and start thinking about the possibilities:

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Microsoft vision for 2019

13 years and 11 months ago · listen

What happens when Microsoft imagines the future? An impressive video showing how trends, customer challenges and emerging technologies might converge to improve everyone's life. This video, produced by Microsoft Office Labs and called "2019", was presented at the Wharton Business Technology Conference by Microsoft’s Business Division president Stephen Elop. If you are interested on the subject, you can take a peek on more detailed videos for different activities at the Office Labs website.

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Why twitter?

13 years and 11 months ago · listen

Who better than the CEO of Odeo (Twitter creators) to explain the cause for the growth of Twitter:

Apple's App Store statistics

13 years and 11 months ago · listen

The people at pinchmedia has done a terrific job of compiling Apple App Store statistics. The following presentation has a lot of useful insights for all involved in building iPhone apps: