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Snap-To-It
Posted: 25 January 2016

Here's a great idea for connecting your phone to the internet of things. Just snap a picture of the device and the cloud service identifies the device, and connects you to it. Hence Snap-To-It.

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Taking a Picture of a Printer Could Let You Use It to Print
25 January 2016
Researchers are exploring how the camera on your smartphone could make it quick and simple to connect to smart gadgets like printers and projectors.
MindBullet logo MY WIDGET WILL TALK TO YOUR GADGET
And then we'll do lunch, or dinner, or something similar
Dateline: 20 April 2020
But first my app will check my office calendar, the car's servicing schedule, the fridge reminders, my medication schedule, your healthy dietary ...
Smart homes of America
Posted: 5 January 2015

Here's a very interesting article about a DIY job of turning an old house into a smart, connected home.

I wonder how long before the smart closets we imagined in our MindBullet join the lineup of devices? ...

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A 100-year-old house plugs in to the internet
5 January 2015
On a damp winter day in Portland, Ore., a pale mint house from the turn of the century blinks awake in an instant. A black glass orb affixed to the wall ...
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Thinking Cupboards™ organize your stuff, and your life
Dateline: 24 September 2024
You'll never have to look for anything again. Now that everything's connected in the internet of things, the wardrobe knows which clothes are your ...
Emerging technology the focus for 2015
Posted: 5 January 2015

Even the World Economic Forum is taking a hard look at the impact of emerging technologies on the future, and particularly the internet of everything. This quote sums it up for me:

"Connecting one object to every other object will not necessarily transform the way we live or do things. It is by connecting things to processes, and then using the resulting data to change the way we behave – that ...

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WEF report presents emerging technologies and the future of the internet
5 January 2015
The World Economic Forum (WEF) has just published its Outlook on the Global Agenda 2015. The report presents trends and technologies such as synthetic ...
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And then we'll do lunch, or dinner, or something similar
Dateline: 20 April 2020
But first my app will check my office calendar, the car's servicing schedule, the fridge reminders, my medication schedule, your healthy dietary ...

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Published on: 25 September 2014 1 Comment

Thinking Cupboards™ organize your stuff, and your life

Dateline: 24 September 2024

You'll never have to look for anything again. Now that everything's connected in the internet of things, the wardrobe knows which clothes are your favourite, and automagically sorts your sock drawer. Looking for your keys, sunglasses, hat, beanie or whatever? Just ask, and the Thinking Cupboard™ will retrieve it for you. Each item or article of clothing has one of those nanochips embedded. The ones that draw power from your smart home network, wirelessly of course. They're basically standard for ...

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Connecting enchanted objects
Posted: 11 September 2014

As futurists, we confidently talk about the time when every device, every product, and even packaging components are all connected on the web of things. And when that future arrives, there will be trillions of items, sensors and objects with wireless connectivity. The problem is, how do we make a chip small enough and cheap enough to enable these connections? And how will we make these chips ...

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The internet of flying things
Posted: 14 August 2014

Now there's a flight recorder for your personal drone. Not only does it record and send telemetry about the flight, but it's also connected to the internet. So your friends can see where you're flying.

"'Both Amit and I have been flying quadcopters for recreational purposes for a long time now, and we always wondered why can’t we see and play with one another and with other drone hobbyists. It ...

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Flytrex Live Is An Internet-Connected ‘Black Box’ For Your Personal Drone | TechCrunch
14 August 2014
Personal drone enthusiasts -- specifically, those who like flying quadcopters -- have a new way to make the experience a lot more social. Meet the ...
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And then we'll do lunch, or dinner, or something similar
Dateline: 20 April 2020
But first my app will check my office calendar, the car's servicing schedule, the fridge reminders, my medication schedule, your healthy dietary ...
Winning at the game of life
Posted: 23 September 2013

Will education become nothing more than a fantastic game where the reward is a degree qualification?

Perhaps the ultimate conclusion to the gamification of life will be a situation where there is no formal education, it's just built into the games we play as we live and work! ...

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Serious Games And The Future Of Education
23 September 2013
Are serious games the classroom tool of the future? Is the future already here?  The tablet classroom may have once been the stuff of science fiction, but ...
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Dateline: 19 September 2019
We have all become used to having everything tracked by our mobile devices and sensors. Wherever we go, our location is monitored. Whatever we do, a sensor ...
Quantified self...are YOU ready for a brave new world?
Posted: 13 September 2013

Merging the possibilities of big data, gamification, ubiquitous sensors, mobile apps and data visualisation leads to the new idea of the quantified self. A time where every aspect of human behaviour can be synthesised to create new behaviours - from as simple as driving a car more efficiently to changing fundamental behavioural characteristics. Its scary yet exciting. A truly brave new world ...

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Big Data + Mobile + Sensors + Visualization + Gamification = Quantified Self - TopCoder, Inc.
13 September 2013
If you’ve yet to dive into material and begin to understand the impact of what is called the quantified self, we suggest you do. This movement is about to ...
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Dateline: 19 September 2019
We have all become used to having everything tracked by our mobile devices and sensors. Wherever we go, our location is monitored. Whatever we do, a sensor ...
Aspirational invisibility
Posted: 13 June 2013

Of all possible aspirations that an upwardly mobile individual might have in this information-dense world, becoming 'invisible' to Google and Facebook would seem to be the least likely. Not so! As this article argues, being 'unGoogleable' will soon be the ultimate chic!

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Internet anonymity is the height of chic
13 June 2013
In this age of information overload, internet exhibitionism and NSA snooping, is it possible to make yourself unGoogleable? And does it earn you added ...
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Watch that phone hanging from your employee's neck - it's a webcam!
Dateline: 19 April 2008
In the UK, Big Brother is watching, and shouting at you. Dutch TV is hounding someone caught sunbathing topless on Google Earth - so everyone now knows ...
Internet of Things Approaches
Posted: 29 May 2013

Just imagine a world where everything is connected...billions of things all in a web of opportunity! The solutions around the data flows will be fascinating, useful and confusing...unless you get in to the mode of innovative thinking on the possibilities soon. Imagine your business web, with every person and thing connected intelligently? What does this offer?

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Tiny Computers That Collect Data from Anywhere | MIT Technology Review
29 May 2013
A computer two millimeters square is the start of an effort to make chips that can put computer power just about anywhere for the vaunted “Internet of ...
MindBullet logo BIG GOOGLE IS WATCHING YOU
Watch that phone hanging from your employee's neck - it's a webcam!
Dateline: 19 April 2008
In the UK, Big Brother is watching, and shouting at you. Dutch TV is hounding someone caught sunbathing topless on Google Earth - so everyone now knows ...
Google Glass facing backlash
Posted: 2 April 2013

Now that Google is rolling out a beta test of its Glass product, we can expect many enthusiastic reviews and supporters for what could become the evolution of the smartphone.

But there is already a negative reaction in the market. When you're talking with someone, and they've got a screen, however small, between their eyes and yours, it can be invasive, even rude. Recording everything you see ...

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Will lawmakers ban Google Glass?
2 April 2013
Google is rolling out its high-tech new glasses -- online eyewear that can record anything and everything the wearer sees. But lawmakers and city officials ...
MindBullet logo BIG GOOGLE IS WATCHING YOU
Watch that phone hanging from your employee's neck - it's a webcam!
Dateline: 19 April 2008
In the UK, Big Brother is watching, and shouting at you. Dutch TV is hounding someone caught sunbathing topless on Google Earth - so everyone now knows ...
Gaming for a job
Posted: 19 March 2013

Games are great for teaching simple skills that can be a major advantage in the tech-driven future. Another winner at the bottom of the pyramid!

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A Viral Phone Game That Helps Illiterate Pakistanis Find Job Listings
19 March 2013
A viral phone game in Pakistan trains people to use their keypad—and gives them the skills they need to hunt for a job.
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Dateline: 19 September 2019
We have all become used to having everything tracked by our mobile devices and sensors. Wherever we go, our location is monitored. Whatever we do, a sensor ...
Life's a game
Posted: 19 November 2012

And Google just became the biggest player. Again the incumbents and market leaders, like World of Warcraft and others, will wonder who ate their lunch while they were focused somewhere else!

Do you remember how Gmail started by invitation only, and now it dominates web mail? This could go the same way. ...

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A Google Surprise — Worldwide Alternative Reality Game Ingress Revealed
19 November 2012
Google is venturing again into the realm of augmented reality with its reveal of a new mobile game called Ingress. Though the multiplayer game is currently ...
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Dateline: 19 September 2019
We have all become used to having everything tracked by our mobile devices and sensors. Wherever we go, our location is monitored. Whatever we do, a sensor ...
Working for the win
Posted: 9 November 2012

The Economist takes a reasoned look at the gamification of management and asks if it isn't all just a fad.

Perhaps it is, but we speculate that it is one that has yet to run its course. Digital games are now a $67 billion industry - that's a lot of gold! ...

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More than just a game
9 November 2012
DESPITE their reputation for violence, not all video games are about zapping aliens or shooting zombies. Plenty offer gentler amusements, like tending a ...
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Dateline: 19 September 2019
We have all become used to having everything tracked by our mobile devices and sensors. Wherever we go, our location is monitored. Whatever we do, a sensor ...
Apps direct shopping...in whole new ways!
Posted: 24 June 2012

In a world where Apps are only beginning to show real commercial value, using the tool to inform shopping decisions will become increasingly main stream. Add some fuel from social networks and the cocktail assumes powerful proportions. Savvy retailers will embrace the possibilities but others, with elements of their business that they would rather hide, need to be aware...the social, savvy, ...

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An almighty Koch app: Democrat developer targets billionaire brothers
24 June 2012
Darcy Burner developing smartphone app to allow shoppers to avoid brands owned by the Kochs and other rightwingers
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Dateline: 19 September 2019
We have all become used to having everything tracked by our mobile devices and sensors. Wherever we go, our location is monitored. Whatever we do, a sensor ...
Life is the ultimate game
Posted: 21 May 2012

In the future, we'll all be involved in games, even as we go about our daily lives.

And most of the time, we won't even consciously realise that it's happening to us. After all, loyalty programs and incentives are already rewarding us for certain behaviours, and that's essentially what a game is all about.

We published this MindBullet some months ago, and now this trend is confirmed by ...

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In the future, you'll game without knowing it
21 May 2012
Imagine a future in which you earn badges and achievements at every turn. Meanwhile, companies are constantly encouraging you to level up yo...
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Dateline: 19 September 2019
We have all become used to having everything tracked by our mobile devices and sensors. Wherever we go, our location is monitored. Whatever we do, a sensor ...
Privacy in an open world
Posted: 24 April 2012

If you're worried about private data and what's out there on the web, then this article gives you a few practical steps to confirm/assuage your paranoia. It's something we have been pondering for the best part of the last decade.

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Me and my data: how much do the internet giants really know?
24 April 2012
James Ball discovered the information Google and Facebook hold on him is disturbing and creepy, but also comforting
MindBullet logo BIG GOOGLE IS WATCHING YOU
Watch that phone hanging from your employee's neck - it's a webcam!
Dateline: 19 April 2008
In the UK, Big Brother is watching, and shouting at you. Dutch TV is hounding someone caught sunbathing topless on Google Earth - so everyone now knows ...
The MBA is a game too
Posted: 14 December 2011

Using a game to teach new skills isn't new. But MIT seems to think that you should be able to do it online, to learn MBA skills, for free.

Not a bad idea. Isn't life, and business, and politics, just one great big game? Or is it far more serious than that? ...

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MBA by Gaming: MIT Launches Free Online Simulator
14 December 2011
Want to learn MBA management skills and strategies for free?  Thanks to "Platform Wars," a video game simulator created by MIT’s Sloan School of ...
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Dateline: 19 September 2019
We have all become used to having everything tracked by our mobile devices and sensors. Wherever we go, our location is monitored. Whatever we do, a sensor ...
Re: LIFE IS A GAME YOU CAN WIN
Posted: 25 November 2011 3 Comments

This is frightening.

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MindBullet logo LIFE IS A GAME YOU CAN WIN
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Dateline: 19 September 2019
We have all become used to having everything tracked by our mobile devices and sensors. Wherever we go, our location is monitored. Whatever we do, a sensor somewhere is making a discreet note of it. Now you can score points in the real-time game of LIFE. Government and big brands have teamed up to help you win. This is how it works. You wake up in the morning. You get points for not ...
Indeed a MIND game!!
Posted: 8 December 2011 2 Comments

Great peek into the future! Sounds exciting, isn't it? More so as there would be no losers. You win as much you wish too! Indeed great business proposition.

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MindBullet logo LIFE IS A GAME YOU CAN WIN
Get bonus points for civic leadership and healthy living
Dateline: 19 September 2019
We have all become used to having everything tracked by our mobile devices and sensors. Wherever we go, our location is monitored. Whatever we do, a sensor somewhere is making a discreet note of it. Now you can score points in the real-time game of LIFE. Government and big brands have teamed up to help you win. This is how it works. You wake up in the morning. You get points for not ...

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