The technology zeitgeist: a library of links

As part of my research and consulting work I have assembled a huge library of article references. They cover both specific technologies as well as the contextual societal trends. I have collated these for anyone and everyone to read.

The topics covered include: Mass personalisation, Inclusive and accessible design, Data-driven decision making, Generational change, Portfolio careers, Virtual workplace solution, Privacy, Resurgence in voice, On-the-go communications, Future of email, Virtual reality, Gaming and gamification, Sensor revolution, Sensual interfaces, Soundscaping, Wearables, Social robotics, Sentiment analysis, Anticipatory computing, Virtual assistants, Wireless and mobility, Distributed trust systems, Batteries and power, ‘Glomad’ workers, Home teleworking, Data destruction, Cybermeetings, Security as a service, Human productivity, Simplified security.

General technology trends

One in three jobs will be taken by software or robots by 2025 – ComputerWorld

Connections: Looking to the future of business communications – ComputerWorld

Future of Work – Frog Design

Visit to the World’s Fair of 2014 – New York Times

10 Breakthrough Innovations That Will Shape The World In 2025 – Fast Company

Many of the biggest tech tenants in SF are companies that didn’t exist 10 years ago
– The Information

Everything From This 1991 Radio Shack Ad You Can Now Do With Your PhoneHuffington Post

In 100 Years: Leading Economists Predict the Future – MIT Press

The tech utopia nobody wants: why the world nerds are creating will be awful – The Guardian

The UK Ministry of Defence Says Life in 2045 Will Be Unequal and ViolentVice

The World is in Beta – PwC

A History of Books that Forecast the Future – Printer Inks

Botageddon – Global Guerillas

The Fifth and Sixth Discontinuity –

Future Work Skills 2020 – Institute for the Future

2026 and All That – Flip Chart Fairy Tales

The Future of Work – A journey to 2022 – PwC

Computers will be like humans by 2029: Google’s Ray Kurzweil – CNBC

Frameworks for Understanding the Future of Work – danah boyd

Researchers reveal their predictions for life in 2025 – Mail Online

Quantum Computing Is About To Be The Biggest Breakthrough Of The Century
– Business Insider

Gartner’s Predictions Of New Trends – Broadstuff

Could a big data-crunching machine be your boss one day? – BBC

Disruption is the Future of Work: The All Consuming Employee – Servant of Chaos

With New Updates, Evernote Aims to Rethink Work Itself – ReCode

‘Digital twins’ will make decisions for us – and even console loved ones after we die by 2020, futurist claims – Mail Online

Learning to learn about futures thinking – Edge Ryders

This Is What It Will Look Like When Robots Take All Our Jobs – New Republic

Civil Rights, Big Data, and Our Algorithmic Future  – Robinson + Yu

‘Robot Overlords’ Job-Stealing Exaggerated: Jackson Hole Paper  – Bloomberg

America, say goodbye to the Era of Big Work – LA Times

AI, Robotics, and the Future of Jobs – Pew Research

Futurism Videos
The birth of a word – TED

The Beaming Project – Advanced Virtuality

Smartwatches could be a perfect home for augmented realityThe Next Web

Netwars – (eponymous)

Flashback: What we said about mobile phones in 1983 – CBS News

Mariana Mazzucato – TED

Got a meeting? Take a walkNilofer Merchant

Self-Driving Car Test  – Steve Mahan

A new way to stop identity theftTED

Juan Enriquez: The next species of human – Juan Enriquez

6 ways mushrooms can save the worldTED

The thrilling potential of SixthSense technologyTED

Where’s Google going next?TED

Radical Openness by Jason Silva – TED Global

Government — investor, risk-taker, innovatorTED

Microsoft Smart HomeMicrosoft

The LSD-Inspired, Oculus Rift Game ‘SoundSelf’Kotaku

WebRTC enabled remote control of Lego Mindstorm robots via OpenMTC.Tsahi Levent-levi

The Visual Microphone: Passive Recovery of Sound from VideoAbe Davis et al

The Future of Gesture Control — Introducing Myo: Thalmic Labs – TEDxToronto

Pointing to the future of UITED

InterDigital Vision 2020 – GigaOm

Eric Schmidt, Chairman, Google – The Interconnected, Improving World – YouTube

GE: The boy who beeps – Ads of the World

Watch Old People Freak Out Trying Oculus Rift For the First Time – Gizmodo

Books worth reading
Social: Why Our Brains Are Wired to Connect – Matthew D. Lieberman

The Domesticated Brain – Bruce Hood

The Self Illusion: How the Social Brain Creates Identity – Bruce Hood

The New Digital Age – Eric Schmidt & Jared Cohen

Virtual LeadershipGhislaine Caulat

Telephone ConversationRobert Hopper

Why We Don’t Talk To Each Other Anymore: The De-Voicing of Society –  John Locke

Voice User Interface Design – Michael H. Cohen, James P. Giangola, Jennifer Balogh

Architecture from the OutsideElizabeth Grosz

The Substance of Style – Virginia Postrel

Memory Machines: The Evolution of Hypertext – Belinda Barnet

Tempo: timing, tactics and strategy in narrative-driven decision-makingVenkatesh Rao

For The Win How Game Thinking Can Revolutionize Your Business
– Kevin Werbach and Dan Hunter

Spinning Threads of Radical Aliveness: Transcending the Legacy of Separation in Our Individual Lives – Miki Kashtan

Superintelligence: Paths, Dangers, Strategies – Nick Bostrom

Mass personalisation
Do we really need to learn to code? – New Yorker

The 427 Nest recipes on @ifttt are a fascinating look at the future of interaction and –  automation with smart homes – IFTTT

Corrupt Personalization – Social Media Collective

Will WebRTC Fragment or Consolidate Voice Calling? –
Inclusive and accessible design
Squawk no more: Dolby, British Telecom aim to improve conference call audio quality
– PC World

SK Telecom Tests WebRTC for the Blind – Light Reading

Stanford Initiative to Cure Hearing Loss – Stanford

Speed reading software to revolutionise the way we read news – World News Publishing Focus

New Speech Device Aims to Help Parkinson’s Patients – Inside Indiana Business

Microsoft R&D produces real-time translation for Skype – Hanley Wood Marketing

Skype Translator: Breaking down language barriers – YouTube

The Development And Critique Of The Social Model Of Disability – University college London

The vOICe for Android – Seeing With Sound

A Historical Perspective of Speech Recognition – ACM

5in5 Hearing: IBM Research Is Poised to Give Caretakers Insight Into the Sounds Babies Make
– IBM Systems Magazine

Global Public Inclusive Infrastructure – GPII

Memory Apps For Dementia – MAFD

In Touch: Blindness and bereavement – BBC

A Brain-Computer Interface for Speech | MIT Technology Review – Emergent Futures

These 7 Assistive Technology Users Will Leave Your Mind Blown! – Think Inclusive

Data-driven decision making
Data pioneers watching us work – Financial Times

Work 2.0: A Web-connected sticky note that bosses you around – Wired

Why Big Data Isn’t Enough: Tomorrow’s Technology Will Be Built Around WorkflowsWired

Microsoft acquires Capptain, a mobile analytics and push notification startup – The Next Web

Generational change
Internet Users by Region  – ITU

African Mobile broadband growth doubling each year, with three-quarters of all connections to be 3G/4G by 2020Buddeblog

Millennials Are Prime Offenders in Bring Your Own Devices Trend – Recode

China’s digital transformation – McKinsey

Why a deep-learning genius left Google & joined Chinese tech shop Baidu – Venturebeat

Global Demographic Trends and their Implications for Employment – Rand

How Will Changing Demographics in the U.S. Influence Business in the Coming Decade? – WSJ

Teens Fact Sheet – Pew Research

The Changing Demographics of America – Smithsonian

Three Reasons You Need To Adopt A Millennial Mindset Regardless Of Your Age – Forbes

Millennials Set to Radically Change Customer Service – Aspect

Teenagers have never been a smaller portion of our population – Washington Post

Why Millennials Don’t Want To Buy Stuff – Fast Company

Millennials leaving government over lack of innovation, study findsFederal News Radio

How Millennials, Gen Xers and Boomers Can Work Together – Inc

2 dozen millennials explain why they’re obsessed with Snapchat and how they use it
– Business Insider

Millennials are ditching traditional television faster than ever – Independent

Forget Millennials. Gen Xers Are the Future of Work – Time

Gender vs. Generational Divide Tops Findings From The Social Consumer Study
– Leader Networks

This Is How Millennials Want to Be Managed  – Entrepreneur

Portfolio careers
More than two in five new jobs created since mod-2010 have been self-employed
Trades Union Congress

Self-employment in the UK at highest level since records beganThe Guardian

Virtual workplace solution
The five forces shaping the future of the workplace landscape – The Guardian

4 Trends That Will Change the Way We Work – Business News Daily

The Future Of Education Eliminates The Classroom, Because The World Is Your Class
– Fast Company

IBM Research – Homomorphic encryption – IBM

Privacy can be lucrative – Silent Circle just pulled in $30M in funding – GigaOm

DP5: A Private Presence Service – University of Waterloo

Raspberry Pi for Speech Encryption – Tearcomm

How Yik Yak Keeps Its Anonymity App From Ruining People’s Lives – Wired

Sensory Introduces Combined Voice and Vision Biometric Authentication for Mobile Phones, Tablets and PCs – Yahoo Finance

CERN Scientists Launch Encrypted Email Service With a Difference – Coindesk

The Web never forgets: Persistent tracking mechanisms in the wild – KU Leuven bypass for Greasemonkey & Chrome – Github

Flock, Private Contact and Calendar Cloud Sync – Whisper Systems

New app brings free encrypted voice calling to your iPhone – Yahoo News

The “NSA-proof” ProtonMail is getting a mobile app – Forbes

Maciej Cegłowski talk – Idle Words

The App That Lets You Spy on Yourself and Sell Your Own Data – Wired

You’ve Been Doing It Wrong. Privacy Is Part of User Experience – Wired

Verizon’s offer: Let us track you, get free stuff – CNN

It’s complicated: Why we need a new etiquette for handling what’s private and what’s public
– GigaOm

ISPs take GCHQ to court in UK over mass surveillance – The Guardian

The Right to Remember: A Speculative Community Informatics approach to “the Right to Be Forgotten” – Michael Gurstein

With Big Data Comes Big Responsibility – ZDNet

U.S. search warrant can acquire foreign cloud, email data, judge rules – ZDNet

The Age of ‘Infopolitics’ – Opinionator

Transparency and the EU’s New “Right to Be Forgotten – Chilling Effects

Privacy by design – PbD

Skype: The wiretap-friendly communication tool that started out with great intentions
– Silent Circle

NSA man says agency can track you through POWER LINES – The Register

The airborne panopticon: How plane-mounted cameras watch entire cities – ArsTechnica

The ultimate goal of the NSA is total population control – The Guardian

The troubling truth about U.S. email encryption laws – Daily Dot

Snowden wants YOU – yes, YOU – to build spy-busting tech – The Register

Anti-Surveillance Camouflage for Your Face – The Atlantic

Children’s strategies of negotiation and resistance to parental surveillance via mobile phones
– Queen’s University

The magic of the camera in reestablishing civil/ethical behavior – Facebook

Noticing more – using lifelogging wearables in personal and social understanding
– Acuity Design

People are finally worrying about online privacy—and tech firms are already cashing in – QZ

‘Unhackable’: Russian firm develops totally surveillance-proof smartphone – We Are Change

Intellectual privacy vital to life in the digital

Facebook signs users up to privacy policy that allows it to track you everywhere on the internet – Independent

Dragnet Nation: A Quest for Privacy, Security, and Freedom in a World of Relentless Surveillance – Julia Angwin

Wearables open new avenues for security and privacy invasions – ZDNet

FTC Recommends Limits on Data Collection Via Internet of Things – WSJ

Ready for What’s Next? Envision a Future Where Your Personal Information Is Digital Currency – Wired

Welcome To The Matrix: Enslaved By Technology And The Internet Of Things
– Western Journalism

22% of Americans Have Closed An Account Due to Data Privacy Concerns – Juntae Delane

Hidden devices scrutinize employees – Mercury News

“Big Data Ethics” Sound Great, But They Won’t Stop The NSA—Or Facebook – Read Write Web

Why data privacy will become a competitive differentiator – Fortune

Public Perceptions of Privacy and Security in the Post-Snowden Era – Pew Research

The Arab Spring of Privacy Is Upon Us – Wired

The Online Identity Crisis – Wired

Where’ve you been? Your smartphone’s Wi-Fi is telling everyone – Ars Technica

Privacy Tools: The Best Encrypted Messaging Programs – Pro Publica

World’s Top Privacy Experts Worry About Internet Of Things – Forbes

The cookie is dead. Here’s how Facebook, Google, and Apple are tracking you now
– Venture Beat

Dubai Police Will Wear Google Glass With Facial Recognition Software to ID Crooks – Slate

The ultimate goal of the NSA is total population control – The Guardian

The rise of the anti-facial recognition movement – Daily Dot

Tim Berners-Lee calls for internet bill of rights to ensure greater privacy – The Guardian

iPhone? It’s a spyphone: Apple devices can record your every movement – Mail Online

Privacy key to UK business opportunity, says KPMG – Computer Weekly

It’s not too late for privacy – Constellation Research

Stalkers, Inc. – Economist

Artificial Intelligence Is Doomed if We Don’t Control Our Data – Mashable

Software That Can See Will Change Privacy Forever – Technology Review

With Tech Taking Over in Schools, Worries Rise – New York Times

Wearer be warned: your fitness data may be sold or used against you – Startup Smart

Indie Web Trend Future – Charles Bartlett

Dropbox was asked not to inform users of 80% of its government data requests – Pando Daily

60 percent of apps fail basic privacy tests, finds international cross-governmental study
– 9to5 Mac

Targeted Advertising Considered Harmful – ZPG

The Apple Privacy Watch   Constellation Research

Why Privacy Policies Are So Inscrutable – The Atlantic

Facebook Generation Rekindles Expectation of Privacy Online – New York Times

Google Map Tracks Your Every Move. Check Your ‘Location History’ to Verify It
– The Hacker News

Hackers Could Use Your Smartphone’s Gyroscope as a Microphone to Listen In – Slate

Resurgence in voice
Lync and the Death of the Desk Phone – No Jitter

Business Conversations Need Voice and Visual Information Too – TMCNet

Why Most of Your Assumptions About Phone Calls are Wrong – Both Sides of the Table

Oracle Partners With Nuance to Add Voice Features to Its Mobile Apps – Yankee Group

Domino’s Pizza launches voice ordering in mobile apps powered by Nuance – 9to5 Mac

Amazon Introduces Mayday – TechCrunch

Tim Cook Emphasizes Importance of Voice Messaging, Sparking iWatch Speculation
– MacRumors

Video Is Everywhere, But Is Anyone Using It? – No Jitter

Is Your Voice a Business Asset or a Liability? – Entrepreneur

Saving sound: Paul Allen-backed startup launches app that constantly records audio
– GeekWire

Mitel Takes Another Step Towards a Fully Unified Platform by Acquiring OAISYS – Nemertes

Evernote Wear Brings Note Taking Onto Android Wear Devices – Ubergizo

How Siri’s ultimate killer feature could be remembering – Mac Daily News

Google Stories, Your Memory And You: It’s Complicated – Forbes

Business Conversations Need Voice and Visual Information Too  – Unified Communications

U.K. Poll Finds 33% No Longer Talk on Their Phones – IP Carrier

Voice Control Will Force an Overhaul of the Whole Internet – Wired

Smartphone app enables deaf people to make phone calls – Disabled Go

‘Star Trek Communicator Startup’ Sets Out to Build a World Powered by Voice – Wired

Military could be using high-tech speech software by 2017 – USA Today

The Future Of Voice-Activated AI Sounds Awesome  – Get Prismatic

Speech Recognition Better Than a Human’s Exists. You Just Can’t Use It Yet – Global Tech

Voice – The Next Evolution In Search Marketing? – Invoca

With 100M users, Truecaller starts making call suggestions – GigaOm

Voiceitt Is Chosen Audience Favorite at WSJD Live Startup Showcase – WSJ

Apple’s Siri fuels boom in voice technology – Mercury New

Directory App Truecaller Raises $60M At A $300M Valuation Led By KPCB, Atomico, Sequoia
– TechCrunch

Enabling Voice Input into the Open Web and Firefox OS – Mozilla

In 5 Years, 50% of Our Search Queries Will Be on Speech or Images According to Andrew Ng
– DataConomy

ZTE Teams Up With Industry Giants for the Rise of the “Smart Voice Alliance”
– Business Wire India

What Ozzie Sees — and Hears — Ahead – HP

Tablets with Voice Calling Functions Find Big Market In Asia – Realtime Communications World

Pattern Recognition Algorithm Recognizes When Drivers Are on the Phone
– Technology Review

On-the-go communications
Prepare For Cameras To Invade Your Car – ReadWriteWeb

Auto-Autonomy: Cars Are Racing Toward Disruption – Recode

Self-Driving Cars Will Mean More Traffic Business Week

Connected cars: 2025, all cars to become ‘mobile’? – Mobile World Capital

U.S. may mandate ‘talking’ cars by early 2017 – Reuters

Grow, peak or plateau – the outlook for car travel – University of the West of England

Future of email
Why Email Will Be Obsolete by 2020 – Inc

Slack, a team-talk tool that Just Works – Boing Boing

Google’s Inbox is A New Email App From The Gmail Team Designed Not To Be Gmail

Let’s ban the after-hours email culture from our bedrooms – The Times

Virtual reality
Ingress: The game that reveals Google’s secret war to control London – The Guardian

I Wore the New Oculus Rift and I Never Want to Look at Real Life Again – Gizmodo

Next generation Oculus Rift DK2 with 1080p and positional tracking starts shipping
– Pocket Lint

Being in Augmented Multi-Modal Naturally-Networked Gatherings – Beaming

Grand challenges in virtual environments – Frontiers

An Animated Avatar Could Screen Humans For National Security – Popsci

Augmented Multi-Party Interaction – AMI Project

Web-ifying the real world – Science Daily

Avegant Glyph is the VR headset that looks like headphones – Wareable

How Magic Leap Is Secretly Creating a New Alternate Reality – Gizmodo

3 Oculus Rift Apps That Prove Virtual Reality Goes Far Beyond Gaming – Bloomberg

EON Reality Releases Upgraded Augmented Reality – 4-traders

Augmented reality startup Magic Leap raises $542M – Fierce Wireless

Oculus Rift in the classroom: Immersive education’s next level – ZDNet

Oculus’ new prototype is where VR should be right now – The Verge

Finally: Meta begins shipping its augmented reality glasses to developers – GigaOm

Virtual-Reality Headset Is Reinventing Exposure Therapy – Scientific American

Gaming and gamification
Beyond Badges: The New Rules of Gamification – Inc

What’s the scariest thing in the world? Ask your teenage daughter – Polygon

Exploring No Man’s Sky, A Computer Game Forged by Algorithms – Technology Review

Play it again – Island Letters

Future Of Work: Using Gamification For Human Resources – Forbes

Andreessen Horowitz invests $20M in startup Improbable to build massive simulated game worlds – VentureBeat

Gartner is Soooooo Wrong about Gamification… – JoSeK

In E-Sports, Video Gamers Draw Real Crowds and Big Money – New York Times

Sensor revolution
Heartphones: headphones that measure your heart rate – LG

Forget Wristbands, FreeWavz Brings Fitness Monitoring To Your Earphones – TechCrunch

Will you be able to take a picture with Google Glass by just thinking about it?
– Washington Post

MEMS startup snags $37M to make accelerometers smaller and cheaper – GigaOm

Skinput turns your hand into a touchscreen and your fingers into a keypad  – Gizmag

Forget “OK Glass,” MindRDR Is A Google Glass App You Control With Your Thoughts
– TechCrunch

Chips designed specifically for wearables starting to appear – EE Times

Close encounter of the haptic type – EE Times

Sensors And Sensitivity – TechCrunch

Extracting audio from visual information – MIT

How a Sensor-Filled World Will Change Human Consciousness – Scientific American

The future of biosensing wearables – Rock Health

5 ways Apple could push headphone technology forward – GigaOm

Wearable Computers Will Transform Language – IEEE Spectrum

Contextualised Self? Using #wearabletech for more than quantification – Acuity Design

Devices That Know How We Really Feel – New York Times

How digital technology is transforming our relationship with sound – Noodle

Wearable Technology in the Classroom – Innovation Excellence

Wearable Computing Will Forever Alter Collaboration, But Not How You Might Think
– Current Analysis

We combined 5G WiFi, #wearables & indoor location tech to create a new way to measure sports performance – Broadcom

“Is wearable computing the next big thing in air travel?” – Aircraft Interiors

The rise of data and the death of politics – The Guardian

How I walked 18.5 miles in a single day without losing productivity at my computer
– Venture Beat

How wearables are driving the rethinking of notifications – Venture Beat

How Your Sensor Data and The Internet of Things Can Save You A Lot Of Money
– Big Data Startups

The Internet Of Things Will Radically Change Your Big Data Strategy – Forbes

The Internet of Things Is Bigger than Texting Refrigerators and Fitbit – IT Business Edge

The Internet of Things is running up an $80 billion energy bill – Forbes

Microsoft Tackles Internet-of-Things With New Data Stream Processing Service – InfoQ

Google puts a Dropcam in it’s Nest, for $500m. Home automation will be bigger than wearables – Recode

Google’s Nest launches network technology for connected home – Rawstory

Into the Age of Context – Medium

Age of Context: Mobile, Sensors, Data and the Future of Privacy – Robert Scoble

We Are a Camera – The New Yorker

Sensual interfaces
Microsoft Research crafts wrist-worn device that tracks hand gestures in 3D space – Edgadget

Microsoft’s wearable Alice band is not a rival to Google GlassZD Net

Google Gesture concept sees real time translation of sign languageAndroid Central

Why the Smart Reading Device of the Future May Be … Paper – Wired

Next generation of games not about body as means of control, it’ll be defined by experiences between self & software – Rock, Paper, Shotgun

Why People In London Are Walking Around Wearing Blindfolds – Buzzfeed

The Future is Micro – The Heretic

How Using Emoji Makes Us Less Emotional – New Republic

LG Unrolls a TV Screen That Rolls Up –

What a $120,000 TV Looks Like – The Atlantic

Foldable, Bendable And Bright: The Future Of Displays – Forbes

Why floors, walls and ceilings are the next interface – ComputerWorld

Forget emojis, Yahoo says sensors in smartphones and watches could add REAL EMOTIONS to our emails – Mail Online

The Communication Of The Future Is So Real You Can Touch It – Benton Foundation

Wearable Technology That Feels Like Skin – New York Times

Spearcons (speech-based earcons) improve navigation performance in advanced auditory menus – PubMed

The IoT startup using 3D interfaces to control smart cities – ZDNet

Will Quantum Dots Dominate Displays? – IEEE

Google Patents Steerable Audio Beam for Google Glass – Glass Almanac

Dolby’s Crazy Atmos Surround Sound Comes to … – DTV Audio Group – Dolby

5 Futuristic Wearable Devices That Will Blow Your Mind – MD+DI

Fin : Wearable Ring Make your Palm as Numeric Keypad and Gesture Interface – IndieGoGo

This augmented reality motorcycle helmet could save your life – Endgadget

Nod Gesture Control Ring Is Designed For Continual Wear, Starts Selling Today For $149
– TechCrunch

The TV you can only watch when you’re smiling – CNet

The smart bracelet that can read your emotions – BBC

Sense: Know More. Sleep Better – KickStarter

Hands On With The Production Version Of The Myo Gesture Control Armband – TechCruch

These Vibrating Smart Shoes Tell You Where To Turn – Huffington Post

Razer’s sub-$100 Nabu wearable device integrates WeChat, behaves much like a smartwatch
– The Next Web

Forget Glass. Here Are Wearables That Protect Your Privacy – Forbes

Why wearables’ success depends on being like Yo – The Guardian

Takahito Iguchi: the visionary who sees beyond Google Glass – The Guardian

Virtual keyboard on a #SmartWatch? Minuum makes that possible – Phone Area

AirType Concept Promo – Vimeo


ARM developing processors to make wearables ‘invisible’ – Infoworld

How Could Change the Market for Wearable Technology – Motley Fool

Intel Perceptual Computing – Intel

Microsoft secures patent for object-recognizing Augmented Reality smart glasses – Into Mobile

Some of the problems with the whole wearables trend – WDC

Wearable intelligence – Establishing protocols to socialize wearable devices – O’Reilley

4 Reasons Nobody Cares About Smartwatches – Time

Hello, wearable technology. Nice to meet you. (Or was it?) – Amdocs

Don’t Get Terminated: Adapting to Wearable Technology – Desk

Assuring that trust wears well – Diginomica

Wearable Computing is Not Calm Technology, Yet – BigThink

The Evolution Of Neurocentric Wearables – WT VOX

Get Naked with NearablesDemo Helsinki

The Apple Watch as the Ultimate Communication (and Customer Care?) Device – Aspect Blogs

Ousting and Taking Over | Cynaps Mint Replaces the Need for Headphones – Tech Zulu

The World’s First Smart Earplug – Hush

Mobile phone inventor says wearables will replace smartphones – Wareable

Wearable tech lets boss track your work, rest and play – New Scientist

How’s Your Enterprise Wearables Strategy?Information Week

From wearables to … invisibles – Venture Beat

The Problem With Wearable Technology, According To “Blade Runner” Designer Syd Mead
– Fast Company

Bracelet could protect user herds from lurking PREDATORS – The Register

The Digitization of Everything: Wearables Rising – Value Creator

The scary Apple Watch future – Salon

Apple Watch – A new Era of Wearable Computing?Wearable Technologies

Report: Wearables need makeover to maximize marketAtmel

Ineda planning mass production of low-power chips for wearables in 2015 – Fierce Wireless

Intel poised to launch luxury smart bracelet at Barneys – C|Net

A Year With Google Glass Will Turn You Into an Obnoxious Monster – The Atlantic

Is the Player Nervous? Just Ask His Shirt – New York Times

Internet of Bling: Samsung Buys SmartThings for $200 Million – Recode

Wearable devices to support Parkinson’s disease research – Telegraph

Wearable technology is the new healthcare craze – Wearable News

This Guy Tracks Everything About Himself And Puts It Up Online For Everyone To See
– TechCrunch

Disney Magic Bands In-depth review at Disney World – MouseChat

What Will It Take to Make Your Grandma’s Wearable? – UX Magazine

Social robotics
Are we ready for the rise of social robots? – BBC

Quantum Robotics will Create Artificial Intelligence ‘Capable of Creativity’
– International Business Times

Sentiment analysis
Smartphone app detects mood swings via voice analysis  – University of Michigan Health

App Tells You How You Feel – WSJ

Voice Sentiment Analysis Startup Saygent Raises $1 Million – TechCrunch

Computers Are Getting Better Than Humans Are at Facial Recognition – The Atlantic

This algorithm can detect rare genetic disorders from regular Facebook pics – Wired

This Smart Cat Feeder Uses Facial Recognition to Exclude Greedy Kitties – Smithsonian

What happens when your friend’s smartphone can tell that you’re lying – Washington Post

Twitter invests $10 million in MIT’s new Laboratory for Social Machines – Beta Boston

Dell Plans To Release A Mood-Reading Product By 2017 – NeuroGadget

Beyond Verbal Raises $3.3 Million to Read Emotions in a Speaker’s Voice – WSJ

Moodies voice analysis app arrives for Android to show you how you come across to others
– The Next Web

Computer Eyesight Gets a Lot More Accurate – New York Times

Anticipatory computing
Smart Assistants, Anticipatory Computing and the slow Death of Search – Meetup

IBM Aims to Make Medical Expertise a Commodity – Technology Review

IBM exec: Watson has plenty of IQ, not enough EQ (yet) – Fortune

IBM’s Watson: Cognitive or Sentient? – BigThink

Apple Buys Cue For Over $40M To Compete With Google Now – TechCrunch

Newsle Joins The LinkedIn Family – LinkedIn

Computers That Know What You Need, Before You Ask – NPR


Artificial intelligence has an amazing future. Dystopian movies get it wrong – WashingtonPost

2014 mobile trends: Anticipatory computing – Cezary

Inside Story: LinkedIn’s VP of Mobile on Driving in the Snow, Houzz and Anticipatory Computing – LinkedIn

Forget Lean and Agile – It’s Time to be Anticipatory – LinkedIn

Companies Are Tracking Employees to Nab Traitors – Bloomberg

Startup Altocloud scores $2M and launches its ‘predictive communications’Venture Beat

Artificial intelligence experts sign open letter to protect mankind from machines – C|Net

Get ready to get more acquainted with A.I. in 2015 – CNBC

The Three Breakthroughs That Have Finally Unleashed AI on the World – Wired

Machine-Learning Maestro Michael Jordan on the Delusions of Big Data and Other Huge Engineering Efforts – IEEE

Elon Musk: ‘With artificial intelligence we are summoning the demon.’ – Washington Post

The Future Of AI Will Be Stacked – TechCrunch

RecSys 2014 Keynote by Jeff Dean: Large Scale Machine Learning for Predictive Tasks, Pt. 1
– YouTube

Love or Hate It, Why Predictive Analytics Is The Next Big Thing – Inc

A Cambrian Explosion In AI Is Coming – TechCrunch

Iterations: Calendar Frenzy, Google Now, and Apple’s “Anticipatory Computing” Problem
– TechCrunch

Nick Bostrom: The AI pioneers for the most part did not countenance the possibility that their enterprise might involve risk. – IoT Council

Why Nvidia thinks it can power the AI revolution – GigaOm

Virtual assistants
‘Cortana-gate’ ruins Satya Nadella’s Microsoft honeymoon – Channel Register

Why #Siri Is Apple’s Most Important Footnote – Fast Company

Tony Stark’s Jarvis Voice Recognition Software Now A Reality – Bit Rebels

Artificial Intelligence Is Already Controlling Humans – Huffington Post

New developments in quantum physics could lead to technologies from electric airliners to artificial intelligence – Raw Story

Heresy of the week: There is no such thing as artificial intelligence and there never will be

“Artificial intelligence: the next step in evolution?” – The Age

Paperclip maximizer – Less Wrong

Artificial Intelligence as a Positive and Negative Factor in Global Risk – Yudkowsky

By 2045 ‘The Top Species Will No Longer Be Humans,’ And That Could Be A Problem
– Business Insider

Superintelligence by Nick Bostrom and A Rough Ride to the Future by James Lovelock
– The Guardian

The uncanniest valley: what happens when robots know us better than we know ourselves?
– Singularity Hub

Software That Augments Human Thinking – Technology Review

Chimpanzee language: Communication gestures translated – BBC

IBM Buys Deep Learning Startup To Boost Watson – Top Tech News

The Looming Threat Of Artificial Unintelligence – Popular Science

Julie Desk Is An Email-Based Virtual Assistant To Help You Schedule Meetings And Appointments – TechCrunch

Siri’s Descendants: How intelligent assistants will evolve – Medium

It’s Like I’m Talking to a Machine: Psychology of Talking to Virtual Assistants – Medium

Siri Is Only The Beginning – TechCrunch

Evernote’s CEO: Siri and wearables are doing it wrong – Engadget

With The Rise Of Wearables, Virtual Assistants Will Disrupt Marketing As Usual – Fast Company

BlackBerry Assistant Takes ‘Natural Language’ to the Next Level – Brand Channel

Lifelong Virtual Assistants Will Know Your Most Intimate Secrets – Factor Tech

Siri Creators Have a Much Smarter Bun in the Oven – Tech News World

Wireless and mobility
SK Telecom planning ‘hyper-connected infrastructure’ for 5G – Fierce Wireless

Stanford engineers aim to connect the world with ant-sized radios – Stanford News

Distributed trust systems
Blockchain: Blueprint for a New Economy – Melanie Swan

These Guys Are Creating A Whole New Internet Using Bitcoin And They Are Having Surprising Success – Business Insider

Bitcoin: the Stripe perspective – Stripe

Explaining Ethereum –

…And The Good News: Banks Will Be Obsolete Within 10 Years – Zero Hedge

Weekend Read: The Imminent Decentralized Computing Revolution – WSJ

Bitcoin is Gamification – Medium

Batteries and power
Charging while you drive? It’s not as crazy as it sounds – Qualcomm Halo

Starbucks to Offer Wireless Caffeine for Smartphones – Scientific American

Massive breakthrough in battery technology – UCR Today

Next Big Thing You Missed: Bigger, Cheaper Fuel Cells Will Eliminate Power Outages – Wired

New Rechargeable Cell Has 7 Times Higher Energy Density Than Li-ion Cells – Nikkei

Flexible Printed Batteries Coming Soon To Power Wearable Devices – The Tech Journal

Ultrapak external battery packs can grab a full charge for a standard smartphone in 15 minutes – New York Times

Breakthrough Material Could Cut the Cost of Solar Energy in Half – Big Think

Better Batteries: How Nanotech Could Charge Your Smartphone in Seconds, and Keep it Running for a Month – Book of the Future

The Battery Breakthrough We’ve Been Waiting for? – WSJ

Wireless charging set for huge growth in next 10 years – C|NET

New Batteries Could Last 20 Years and Take Just Minutes to Charge  – Small Business Trends

This everlasting battery is made from recycled vanadium and ready to plug in – GigaOm

Ultra-fast charging batteries that can be 70% recharged in just two minutes – Science Daily

Tech World Vexed by Slow Progress on Batteries – WSJ

StoreDot lands $42m for novel battery technology that enables 30-second smartphone charges – TechEU

Soon, Europe Might Not Need Any New Power Plants – Think Progress

Oh, This Bracelet? It’s Just My Wearable Device Charger – Mashable

‘Glomad’ workers
New tribes preparing to move in next door – Telegraph

7 ‘digital nomads’ explain how they live, work and travel anywhere in the world  – TheNextWeb

How To Succeed At Becoming A Digital Nomad – Forbes

Digital nomads travel the world while you rot in your office – Mashable

Home teleworking
Telework Research Network – Global Workplace Analytics

Remote Work, Distributed Teams & Independent Worker Statistics –

Telework Adoption and Energy Use in Building and Transport Sectors in the United States and Japan – Journal of Infrastructure Systems

Telework Enhancement Act of 2010 – U.S. General Services Administration

Firms downsizing property dramatically as agile working takes hold, claims new report
– Workplace Insight

Does Telecommuting Kill Company Morale? – Inc

Data destruction
Self-destructing selfie app – Wickr unveils the latest service after Snapchat hack – Mirror

The Ephemeral App Ecosystem – Over $180M Raised – CB Insights

Snapvoice Is Like Instagram For Photos With Attached Voice Recordings – Addictive Tips

The case for an absent-minded Internet – Boston Globe

Anonymized Analytics: Unleash the Power of User Data with Aircloak – Aircloak

Devices being remotely wiped in police custody – BBC

Poor privacy and data security policies are hurting innovation, says Intel – Engadget

Microsoft and Other Firms Pledge to Protect Student Data – New York Times

Virtual Leadership: Learning to Lead Differently – Ghislaine Caulat

Work skills of the future: constructive uncertainty – GigaOm

Why Some Company Offices Are Virtual – Business Week

Virtual Reality’s Vomit Problem – Bloomberg

Virtual Reality Is Happening, But Like For Real This Time – Gizmodo

Bill Gates: Microsoft is developing a killer meeting-room app – PC World

Security as a service
Voice Biometric Authentication With Twilio – Twilio

New Biometric Software Bringing Ear Recognition To Smartphones – Find Biometrics

Could our behaviour be turned into a password? – BBC

Researchers Use #Bigdata to Get Around Encryption – WSJ

Squiggly Lines Secure Smartphones – Scientific American

Sensory Introduces Combined Voice and Vision Biometric Authentication for Mobile Phones, Tablets and PCs – Yahoo Finance

Sensory Unveils Multi-Modal Biometric Authentication for Mobile Devices – Voice Bio Con

Apple looking into ways to change iPhone’s security level and UI settings based on user’s location – Into Mobile

The Growing Threat Of Network-Based Steganography – Technology Review

AT&T joins MasterCard battling fraud with phone location – Naples News

Trustev’s Pat Phelan on the challenge of verifying mobile customers – Wired

Phone Swindlers Tap Into Fear and a Sense of Duty – New York Times

Personal details removed from site over ‘identity theft’ concerns – Irish Times

Patent to recognise web behaviour such as typing and browsing styles to stop fraud – V3

Internet of Things needs to be encrypted to offer proper security – HITBSecNews

You have been hacked! – Economist

Human productivity
Against the Insufferable Cult of Productivity – New Republican

Nadella’s Challenge Is to ‘Reinvent Productivity’ — and Microsoft – Wharton

Work seriously damages your health, say scientists – The Idler

ALARM FATIGUE: Study finds doctors, nurses overwhelmed by noise – My FOX Twin Cities

Walking for 5 min/hour prevents negative health effects of sitting – Boing Boing

Mindfulness is the New Definition of Success – BigThink

Does Mindfulness lead to neuroplasticity? – Neuroscience

A Social Network Designed to Combat Depression – Wired

A Team of Biohackers Has Figured Out How to Inject Your Eyeballs With Night Vision
– Science.Mic

Navy’s Exoskeleton Could Make Workers 20 Times More Productive – Wired

Could Deep-Brain Stimulation Fortify Soldiers’ Minds? – Scientific American

Building Mind-Controlled Gadgets Just Got Easier – IEEE

FDA Approves World’s First Artificial Retina – American Society of Retina Specialists

New Biological Technologies Will Grant Troops Super Powers – National Defense Magazine

Telepathy is now possible using current technology – Vox

UC Berkeley researchers develop technology to correct screens for visual impairments
– Daily Californian

DARPA’s tiny implants will hook directly into your nervous system, treat diseases and depression without medication – ExtremeTech

Simplified security
The Password Is Finally Dying. Here’s Mine – Wall Street Journal

The future of passwords really is no passwords – QZ

Ping takes a swing at replacing passwords with mobile devices – Fierce Enterprise

“Voice Biometrics”: The first circle of Hell – PandoDaily

Biometrics in smartphones need more control – ex-GCHQ boss – BBC

The biometrics revolution is already here — and you may not be ready for it – Washington Post

South Korea identity thefts forces ID overhaul – CNS News

Researchers in China Develop 99.8% Accurate Face Recognition System as Substitute to Online Payment Method – DataConomy

European football clubs eye biometrics goal – Planet Biometrics

The Gospel of IRMA: Attribute Based Credentials in Practice – CCC

Cisco: The Internet Needs More Control – New York Times

Apple will no longer unlock most iPhones, iPads for police, even with search warrants
– Washington Post

Safeguarding the pedigree of personal attributes – Lockstep

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