TEDTalks (video) TED: Sergey Brin: Why Google Glass? - Sergey Brin (2013) May 17, 2013, 8:03 am It's not a demo, more of a philosophical argument: Why did Sergey Brin and his team at Google want to build an eye-mounted camera/computer, codenamed Glass? Onstage at TED2013, Brin calls for a new way of seeing our relationship with our mobile computers -- not hunched over a screen but meeting the world heads-up.
Pundit Wire DHS, IRS Announce "See Something, Say Something" Partnership May 16, 2013, 9:47 am WASHINGTON -- The Department of Homeland Security and the Internal Revenue Service have joined forces in a bold new partnership to empower Americans to stop terrorism and crime. Under the banner of the "See Something, Say Something" program, the two agencies will work together to teach citizens ways to help identify potential terrorists or prevent criminals from carrying out their grisly deeds.
TEDTalks (video) TED: Jay Silver: Hack a banana, make a keyboard! - Jay Silver (2013) May 16, 2013, 8:06 am Why can't two slices of pizza be used as a slide clicker? Why shouldn't you make music with ketchup? In this charming talk, inventor Jay Silver talks about the urge to play with the world around you. He shares some of his messiest inventions, and demos MaKey MaKey, a kit for hacking everyday objects.
TEDTalks (video) TED: Liu Bolin: The invisible man - Liu Bolin (2013) May 15, 2013, 7:44 am Can a person disappear in plain sight? That's the question Liu Bolin's remarkable work seems to ask. The Beijing-based artist is sometimes called "The Invisible Man" because in nearly all his art, Bolin is front and center " and completely unseen.
reputationXchange.com Banking reputation hurting May 15, 2013, 7:22 am It is a graduation time. Young students are leaving their colleges and universities and thinking about career opportunities. In a startling study I just came across, Lloyd’s CEO Horta-OsÃ³rio spoke at Oxford University’s SaÃ¯d business school saying that the reputation of the banking/financial sector was hurting recruiting.
Pundit Wire Wagner's Dead Elephant May 14, 2013, 9:21 am Richard Wagner, the great German composer, was born two hundred years ago on May 22, 1813. Wagner was one of the most stupendous musical geniuses who ever lived. He was also a notorious anti-Semite. Even on his two hundredth birthday, there is no ignoring the dead elephant in his living room.