Innovation and Innovation Process
Sunday, December 4, 2016 - 06:01

Zhumatay Salimov
Apple has publicly revealed its ambitions to play in the emerging market of self-driving vehicles with a policy recommendation letter to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Wall Street Journal first broke news of the communique. Precise details of Apple automotive products were not revealed in the letter. But it did state that: “Apple uses machine learning to make its products and services smarter, more intuitive, and more personal. The company is investing heavily in the study of machine learning and automation, and is excited about the potential of automated systems in many areas, including transportation.”
Sunday, December 4, 2016 - 05:58

Zhumatay Salimov
Of course, it’s not just inertia that will keep the diaspora of Snapchat talent within L.A.’s orbit. “Content is king” has long been a mantra among Hollywood executives, but for the last 20 years, content producers have hardly been feeling like kings. The business model for selling and distributing content has — and still is to this day — become subject to radical disruption by new technology-driven players, mostly from the Bay Area.
Sunday, December 4, 2016 - 05:15

Zhumatay Salimov
Microsoft started shipping Surface Studio orders a little earlier than expected last week, which means iFixit has started tearing down the all-in-one PC. As this is a computer, there aren’t too many surprises to be found, but the teardown does reveal a few things about Microsoft’s approach to this unusual PC. The first is a noteworthy ARM chip found lurking behind the 28-inch display. iFixit doesn’t explain the presence of an ARM chip on an Intel-powered x86 PC, but the processor is actually present to help power Microsoft’s PixelSense display.
The Oculus Rift’s motion controllers come out on December 6th, and Oculus just announced the list of over 50 Touch-compatible games and apps that will be available on the Oculus Store at launch.
Sunday, December 4, 2016 - 05:11

Zhumatay Salimov
Microsoft is planning to support virtual reality experiences for all Windows 10 PCs as part of the Creators Update next year. While HTC’s Vive and Oculus’ Rift use their own custom software, Microsoft is attempting to create its own VR platform with Windows Holographic, the same environment that powers the company’s HoloLens headset.
Sunday, December 4, 2016 - 05:10

Zhumatay Salimov
Plex, a media server company that helps customers access files on a range of devices, is expanding its cloud service well beyond Amazon. Now, users of Plex Cloud can use Google Drive, Dropbox, or Microsoft’s OneDrive to store media and other files.
Friday, December 2, 2016 - 13:57

Zhumatay Salimov
Yes, Inc.’s dozen employees will be joining the Twitter staff. Yes, meanwhile, will be shutting down its own offerings in the coming weeks, in anticipation of the transition.
Wednesday, November 30, 2016 - 15:20

According to one of the latest articles in New York Times, it is not Silicon Valley, but China that leads mobile tech innovations. Check out more on the website:
Wednesday, November 30, 2016 - 15:15

Thinking Critically in the age of Information and Technology Most students can’t tell the difference between real news articles and sponsored content, according to a study from Stanford University, raising concerns over how young people consume online media. As The Wall Street Journal reports, the study is the largest to date on how young people evaluate online media, involving 7,804 students from middle school to college. It will be published on Tuesday. According to the study, 82 percent of students could not distinguish between a sponsored post and an actual news article on the same website. Nearly 70 percent of middle schoolers thought they had no reason to distrust a sponsored finance article written by the CEO of a bank, and many students evaluate the trustworthiness of tweets based on their level of detail and the size of attached photos, according to the Journal. The US presidential election has sparked a debate over how Facebook and other web companies treat fake news articles, which some have blamed for spreading misinformation ahead of the vote. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has said the company is working on systems to limit the spread of false information, and Google will ban fake news sites from its lucrative ad network.
Monday, November 28, 2016 - 11:49

Zhumatay Salimov
Check out some innovations from Sony! The company works on creating contact lenses that record and play back videos. The future is happening now.


Wednesday, November 30, 2016 - 14:56

There is a new device on called HandEnergy. Authors created a new type of portable phone charger. You generate energy with the power of your body by simply moving your hands. Your hands gives energy to charger, which in turn gives energy to your phone. The project already gatheres $30,342 out of targeted $53,166. More through links: