Ampush Media Acquires One Of Bill Gates’ Favorite Education Startups, Academic Earth

This looks like it will be a great resource for anyone out there that wants to learn something new without spending money on tuition and you can do it from the comfort of your own home.

SixthSense: Get the open-source code

This is just simply amazing!!! I hope everyone takes the time to watch the video.

TED Blog

Two years ago, inventor Pranav Mistry demoed the SixthSense technology on the TED stage — and talked about open-sourcing the software behind it. SixthSense is a wearable interface that enables interaction between digital information and the physical world through hand gestures. (Watch his TEDTalk to see how it works.)

As promised, Pranav and his team have open-sourced the code for anyone to use and contribute at www.code.google.com/p/sixthsense. Download the code and create your own SixthSense device, join a discussion group and augment the codebase.

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A Geek Peek at 2012

I thought this was a great article.  Looks like some awesome stuff to look forward to.   A Geek Peek at 2012.

 

 

Exciting & New for 2012

So it is about mid-week of the first week of 2012.  I hope nothing disastrous has happened to anyone so far, or maybe it’s too soon to tell.  As for me I have been doing a lot of web-surfing, and it seems that everyone is fascinated with what is new in 2012.   So then…  What’s new in 2012?

I have a couple of articles that I particularly liked.

Here is an interesting article I found about the upcoming Consumer Electronic Show in Las Vegas, NV from PC World:

http://www.pcworld.com/article/243965/ces_2012_gadget_preview.html

And another article about 10 Tech Research Projects from PC World:

http://www.pcworld.com/article/247164/10_tech_research_projects_to_watch.html#commentsjump

Both very interesting, and it’ll be anxious to see which products turn into reality.

As for myself I believe that there will be a lot of innovative ideas coming from Google, Apple, and Microsoft.  Samsung seems to be doing a lot of good things; a recent move to China that’ll lower their costs definitely seems like the way to go (although I’m still waiting for my Amazon App for my t.v.).  Social media seems to be changing by leaps and bounds.  I myself just joined quite a few different social media networking sites such as, Linkedin, Twitter, Reddit, Digg, Delicious, Stumbleupon.  There are many more and although I probably won’t join them all I will at least try most of them so that I can be more informed about social media.  So far Twitter has been the most interesting (and yes I realize I’m about 3 years or so behind on that one better late than never though).  A couple of new comers to social media are Path which is a smartphone app designed to share much in the same way Facebook and Google+ does, but on a smaller scale.  Path is available for both the iPhone, and Android phones.  Another is Pinterest is an online clipboard or pinboard that allows you to share your interests with others, and from checking out some of the postings and tweets seems to be rising in popularity.  Oh, and guess who joined instagram…why our very own President Barack Obama.  Even the president knows when it’s a good idea for some good ole’ social networking.

So far though 2012 seems to be starting off nicely.  Less than a week before school starts, and already I have homework!!!  I’m happy about the fact that I got a bit of a refresher in coding from Codeacademy, and that I have a few more days of freedom before I basically lose all of my free time.  It is definitely going to be worth it, and I am super excited!!!  Thanks to everyone who has followed my Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/newtechiegirl, and my twitter account http://twitter.com/newtechiegirl.  Be sure to sign-up for an e-mail subscription if you just want my posts sent directly to your e-mail.

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Netflix To Debut Original Series “Lilyhammer” Next Month

This could be a new development that we may see more and more often. It’ll be interesting to see if this pans out for Netflix. I mean after their most recent flub in regards to their subscription fees lets see if Netflix can make a comeback.

SOPA, Freedom, And The Invisible War

This is definitely something I will be keeping an eye out on, and as should everyone who enjoys the internet as it is now.