by Stephen Downes
May 31, 2010
Anybots Robot Will Go to the Office for You
Roberts that stand in for you and attend your meetings in the office. I've speculated about these in the past, and if we have sufficient wireless access, these can't be too far in the future. "Meet the Anybots QB, a telepresence robot that can represent you in the office by sitting in conference rooms, going to meetings and rolling about through the cubicle farm. The whole time it does so, it displays a live webcam video of your face, while transmitting to you a live video and audio stream of whatever it's looking at." Priya Ganapati, Wired Magazine, May 31, 2010 [Link] [Tags: Audio, Wireless, Video] [Comment] [Tweet]
LED Lightbulb Speakers for Wireless Music in Every Room
If we can put wireless speakers into LED lightbulbs, why not wireless access points? This way you could create a mesh of perfect wireless connectivity throughout a house, powered from a single access point. And we could take this further - everywhere in public there is a light today, there could be a wireless internet access point in the future. Why not? Charlie Sorrel, Wired Magazine, May 31, 2010 [Link] [Tags: Wireless] [Comment] [Tweet]
I spent way too much time on the weekend playing with Soundation Studio, an online electronic music maker. It's a lot like GarageBand, but designed in Flash. This would be a great way to create copyright-free background music for videos or presentations. Various Authors, Website, May 31, 2010 [Link] [Tags: Video, Copyrights, Patents] [Comment] [Tweet]
Canadian Students on the Fight for Fair Copyright
Michael Geist reports, "The Canadian Federation of Students have launched a new video calling on students across the country to support the fight for fair copyright. A French-language version is also available."
Michael Geist, Weblog, May 31, 2010 [Link] [Tags: Video, Canada, Copyrights, Patents] [Comment] [Tweet]
DiigoNotes - 7 Skills Schools Should be Teaching Them
If you teach only what people need to get hired, you teach people to live only half a life. This list is about having them work well in companies. I prefer my own list, which focuses on how they can make the most of their own lives. Miguel Guhlin, Around the Corner, May 31, 2010 [Link] [Tags: Schools] [Comment] [Tweet]
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