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With an oPhone, You Can Send Scents to Friends

Feb 09, 2014 | The Useful, Olenberger

An inventor has come up with a system for embedding smells into movies, music and text messaging.

EyeLock Myris is a USB eye scanner offering security that's unique to you

Jan 19, 2014 | The Useful, Kosiakova

When it comes to unique passcodes, it doesn't get much more secure that an eye scan. Thanks to EyeLock's Myris, you'll be able to create super complex passwords that you won't have to remember - using a USB-powered add-on to authenticate your identity instead. 

The 5 in 5.Innovations that will change our lives in the next five years.

Dec 23, 2013 | Technology, The Useful, Olenberger

In the future, everything will learn.This year, IBM researchers are exploring the idea that everything will learn – driven by a new era of cognitive systems where machines will learn, reason and engage with us in a more natural and personalized way. These innovations are beginning to emerge enabled by cloud computing, big data analytics and learning technologies all coming together.

Generation Z или Digital Native: what era is coming to the Earth?

Dec 01, 2013 | Technology, The Useful, Zelenkov

International Telecommunication Union (ITU) has published a new report of researching Internet users. The separated part of infographics was about "Digital Native".

Top 100 Tools for Learning 2013

Oct 06, 2013 | Education, The Useful, Olenberger

Here are the Top 100 Tools for Learning 2013 –  the results of the 7th Annual Learning Tools Survey.

Pressy - the Almighty Android Button!

Sep 08, 2013 | The Useful, Olenberger

Pressy brings back simplicity to your phone. Perform your favorite and most common actions with a simple, intuitive physical button.

IBM Reveals Five Innovations That Will Change Our Lives within Five Years

Aug 25, 2013 | Technology, To Developers, The Useful, Olenberger

Breakthroughs will mark the era of cognitive systems when computers will, in their own way, see, smell, touch, taste and hear.

Learn The History Of Physics In 4 Minutes

Aug 22, 2013 | Education, The Useful, Terenin

Physics may be an esoteric concept, but this charmingly illustrated video will get you through a few hundred years of discovery.

The Mobile Lives of College Students

Jun 16, 2013 | Education, The Useful, Olenberger

The days of using your cell phone solely for talking to friends and loved ones are over. In March 2012, smartphone usage rose to 50.4 percent of consumers in the U.S. Today, Americans are using their mobile phones for nearly everythings, and they consume mobile information almost anywhere that allows them.

What are our mobile preferences?

May 18, 2013 | Technology, To Developers, The Useful, Terenin

What apps do we regularly use? And what types of devices? These questions are answered by Nielsen's research in the following countries: Australia, Brazil, Great Britain, India, Italy, China, Russia, USA, South Korea and Turkey.

The Perils of Multitasking

May 14, 2013 | Second screen, To Developers, The Useful, Terenin

Today at an important meeting I noticed, that I not only listened to my partner and had a look at my Skype messages, but also answered there, checked my e-mails and worried about an important sms I hadn't got yet. Who are we made by these new information technologies? What does modern science talk about it? Actually, people, who use multitask, reduce their own productivity...