Search engines are quickly becoming an integral part of life in countries all across the world. Google reports more than 100 billion searches on the site every month in 180 country domains-- but more surprising than those numbers are the search terms that filled Google’s queries, ranging from celebrities to news incidents and sports games.
Do you remember the really cool computer database that was used in the movie, Minority Report, with the futuristic, point-and-touch user interface that seemed to make surfing data so easy? Well, it’s very real and may be ready to hit your home office very soon.
John Underkoffler is the science advisor and inventor of g-speak - the very real version of Minority Report’s amazing computer, point-and-touch interface. In this TED talk, John demos g-speak and discusses how it may change the way we use computers in the future. The near future.
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As most first world countries know, Apple released the iPad a few weeks ago to the loud and eager roar from brand enthusiasts. Still, there were many skeptics: "Will this match the success of the iPod or the iPhone?", "Is $500-800 too much?", "Am I selling my soul to Apple?"
Below is perhaps the best example of how the iPad creates a new user experience. The video shows how WIRED Magazine leverages their brand through the new technology. After watching this video, any skepticism you have may just wash away in a wave of calm enlightenment.