The future holds some very innovative and exciting new prospects in terms computer and tech design concepts. Here are 10 we hope we can get our hands on one day soon!
On April 7th, SherWeb’s Matthew Cassar and Pierre-Olivier Descoteaux will explain all there is to know about cloud computing, showing its numerous benefits. The conference, which will be held at the Hotel Le Président in Sherbrooke, Québec, will be followed by a testimony from the firm Pro-Gestion, one of SherWeb’s collaborators.
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In the spirit of the 2010 Vancouver Paralympic games taking place this March, we wanted to take a closer look at some of the astounding tech advancements that are enabling parathletes to compete and perform at their optimum. Paralymics bring together athletes from around the world, not only showcasing their talent but also the best in sports technology.
The Paralympics began just a little after World War II, owing its existence to an English doctor named Sir Ludwig Guttman, who advocated the use of sports as therapy for those wounded and injured in the war. For decades, only wheelchair athletes were invited to compete. It wouldn’t be until 1976, the year of the Montreal Olympics, that the Paralympics would begin to include athletes from other disability groups as well. Read more »
And the Crowd Goes Wild!
Microsoft unveiled the next generation of Windows Phones this past Monday at Barcelona’s Mobile World Congress show, unleashing what Engadget claims is potentially the greatest phone operating system: the Windows Phone 7 series. Based on the Windows CE 6 kernel, it is said to be the most groundbreaking phone since the iPhone. With finger-based touchscreen input and deep social networking integration, you get live friend updates from social media sites like Facebook and Windows Live, you can post your status once and update all, plus it has expansive Zune and Xbox components. With a focus on being more consumer-oriented than its predecessor Windows mobile, the Windows Phone 7 is exactly what a Microsoft phone should be.
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Because so many new technologies involve the handling of our most personal information, online privacy has never been in more jeopardy. China may be making headlines with its highly controversial internet censorship laws and taut surveillance systems, but similar issues seem to be arising at all ends of the globe and the fight between security and privacy is on.
Nowadays, information is plentiful and the Internet allows consumers to extend their reach internationally. In addition to expressing themselves through blogs, videocasts, webcasts, podcasts, and online communities like Facebook, consumers can communicate and provide feedback in real-time. This also applies to brands who now have very efficient technology at their disposal to appeal to consumers, improve and maintain their image, and adapt it when necessary. In fact, as Cédric Deniaud, Internet consultant, states: “A brand that targets youth must integrate youth’s communication, analytic and sharing tools in order to remain on the same page as them.” This brings an interesting debate on giving up privacy to have easier-to-use websites. Read more »
Sir Francis Bacon said it best when he uttered the words “knowledge is power”. One of the best methods to increase your wisdom is reading. Whether it is a magazine, book, newspaper or blog everyone has the ability to learn new things by taking the time to read. With the release of Apple’s iPad and Amazon’s improved Kindle Reader there has been a lot of discussion about society’s preference when it comes to reading material. Does purchasing the iPad make more sense than one of the top e-Readers? Or is it better to modify your netbook to read e-books? Perhaps, sticking to old fashioned paper is the best option? Read more »
Since its official announcement, the iPad has just about everyone wondering what the hell Apple was thinking releasing a product that shares the same name as a feminine hygiene product, parodied over four years ago by MadTV.
After 16 years on this planet, the government feels that with a little training we have all the skills needed to drive a car. Seems fair, doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure out how to turn a steering wheel, or how to tell which pedal is for gas and which one is for braking. The roads have already been laid out for us with painted lines, color coded lights and signs with pictures on them, all we need to do is stay in between the aforementioned lines, and try not to put our cars into the back seats of other cars. For several decades now, a driver’s only technological distraction was the radio. Getting from point A to point B has never been easier, in theory.
Though hackers are often shunned for being the instigators of criminal computing offenses, hacking actually began as a way of tinkering with technology and finding better ways to use it. Once upon a time, only a select few knew the secrets of software, but now your average 14 year old may be more adept at cracking codes than the CEO of multi-billion dollar company. Let’s step inside the mind of a hacker, shall we?