Archive for August, 2011
Posted by Renee Schmidt

Two chatbots, together, make for a party. A chatbot is a machine designed to emulate the conversational abilities of humans by conversing with a human user and generally attempting to convince the user into thinking that the machine itself is human.

Wonder what happens when you put two chatbots together?  Cornell Creative Machines Lab was wondering the same; they apparently didn’t have much to do on a rainy Friday afternoon, so they figured it out.  This is actually pretty amusing.

 
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Posted by Renee Schmidt

The U.S. Department of Justice filed an antitrust lawsuit today to block AT&T’s $39 billion merger with T-Mobile. The merger, which would create the largest wireless company in the U.S., would have been a deal between the nation’s second- and fourth-largest wireless phone carriers.  The  Department of Justice filed the suit on antitrust grounds, stating that the merger would substantially lessen competition, result in higher prices and give consumers  lower quality and less innovative products.  Along with Verizon, the two merged companies would account for 78% of the industry’s revenue and over two-thirds of wireless customers in the U.S.

 

 
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Posted by Renee Schmidt

The new A3 aPen is the hottest new gadget for back to school.  aPen is a digital pen that lets you digitize and record handwritten notes or photo skteches via wireless sync to your PC, Blackberry or Android phone using Bluetooth technology.

 
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Posted by Renee Schmidt

DaaS (Desktop as a Service), what is it?  DaaS is a form of computing where your workstation is in the Cloud.  You connect to your virtual desktop, using any internet-connected device (even a thin-client, like a tablet or iPad).  What you see on your monitor is just a virtual image of the processing happening in a data center off-site.

 
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Posted by Renee Schmidt

You know those inventions that you hear of, and the next second; about a billion different possible applications for the new technology flood your mind?

Well this is definitely one of those!

The team at Zebra Imaging has developed what they call “digital holographic prints”.

 
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Posted by Jesse Braunstein

 

Need an assistance app? Siri is the best “personal assistant” application, able to assist you virtually with a wide array of plans such as making restaurant reservations, buying movie tickets, finding out what’s going on this weekend, and a whole bunch more.

Before we tell you more about Siri, let me first rejoice… we finally made it!  This is the last of our much beloved “Best 30 Apps For…” series, and we hope you’re as sad to see it go as SheBytes is. The series has covered a variety of areas, in order to try and accommodate for a wide range of interests.  We’ve done posts on apps for: Gaming, Photography, DJing, Sports, International Calling, Socializing and even Drinking!

SheBytes sincerely thanks you for keeping up to date with the apps and hopes you found them useful and were able to share the info with friends and family (scroll down to the end for the full list of 30)!

Without further ado, here we go:

 
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Posted by Jesse Braunstein

Although I’m not exactly sure how practical this will be in the future, that doesn’t make it any less cool!

This nascent technology known as Skinput, a clever conjunction of the words “skin” and “input”, stays true to its name. Skinput allows people to press different parts of their bodies (on the skin), in order to control (transmit input to), their personal devices.

While using yourself as a remote is bound to bring about a huge number of “That’s what she said!” jokes, I think this technology may actually be very useful for people in certain situations…such as an iPod control for a motorcyclist.

 
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Posted by Renee Schmidt

Source: CNN

Sadly, the CEO of Apple, Steve Jobs, resigns.  In his own words:

“I have always said if there ever came a day when I could no longer meet my duties and expectations as Apple’s CEO, I would be the first to let you know. Unfortunately, that day has come.” – Steve Jobs

 
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Posted by Jesse Braunstein

HeyTell is the best App for Walkie Talkie!  If you’ve been looking for a way to not only return to your childhood and stay a kid forever, but also to stay productive and in touch, HeyTell is your solution!

 
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Posted by Renee Schmidt

Source: The New York Times 

Apple (AAPL) has plans to open a new, open-plan store within Grand Central Station in NYC.

 
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