Samsung Phone with Android Robot icon on Flickr.
We saw revenue from Google Play almost doubling in the first quarter of this year over the two previous quarters. At the current pace, Google Play could soon exceed revenue from iPhone apps.
Credit Apple for what they’ve achieved, but give Google credit for having created this little green robot.
— Paolo Pescatore, director of apps and media for U.K.-based mobile communications research and advisory firm CCS Insight. “
Full story: Google Play App Revenue Gaining on Apple iTunes.
Big data analysis of Tony Parker dribbles on Flickr.
Tony Parker of the San Antonio Spurs (with ball) dribbled 839 times in a 107-96 win over the Oklahoma City Thunder on Feb. 4, the most dribbles by a player in a game that used SportsVU this season.
“The cameras we’ve installed are using algorithms to capture 1 million data records and we need these processors to be powerful and quick,” “The (Intel Xeon) HP workstations we use needed to be not huge but powerful.”
— Brian Kopp of STATS, the company that owns the SportVU technology
Read the full article about how the surge in “big data” in sports is just another example of technology continuing to change the world in all corners and all industries.
Father-Son Scavenger Hunt for Public Art on Flickr.
“Social media is extremely important to us … it gives me most of the leads. Once you’ve found the obvious hearts, it gets very hard to find others. Many of the hearts we’re looking for now are in corporations like Chevron and Visa or private collections, so we need help in both locating them and obtaining access to them.”
— Lee-Lim, a software developer who worked at UC Berkeley and is now a stay-at-home dad.
The full article about Lloyd and his son Ben’s Smartphone ‘Picture of the Day’ project combing the San Francisco Bay Area in search of heart statues from public art project.
Eren Bali, Udemy co-founder and CEO on Flickr.
"I think the biggest change is you can carry your mobile device in the classroom. The physical teaching environment can persist while mobile compliments all the shortcomings of the physical teacher in the traditional education system. It’s a lot more powerful than the previous technologies that tried to change education."
— Eren Bali, Udemy co-founder and CEO.
Full story about how mobile technology offering a new way of learning everything from software coding to salsa dancing.
Vertu luxury mobile phones in store window on Flickr.
Vertu is a UK-based company that makes super high-end, hand-made Android phones. How high-end? Try around $10,000 U.S. for the latest titanium and leather-wrapped model.
Step inside a boutique store that sells bling that rings and connects to the Internet.
“Most of the professional developers are stuck in the console world right now and they don’t really venture out of that. What I discovered is in terms of per unit processing horsepower, mobile graphics are much more capable than PC and console graphics.”
— Josh Klint, founder and CEO of Leadwerks
The full story about how developers can use Leadwerks latest engine to create mobile games with Triple-A graphics.
“At Intel, the supply chain is a competitive advantage because it allows us to continue to operate the company despite perturbations that might be going on from natural disasters or other issues.”
— Jackie Sturm, vice president of the Technology and Manufacturing Group and general manager of Global Sourcing and Procurement at Intel.
The full story:The Woman Who Keeps Intel’s Supply Chain Humming
University of Washington Wet Lab on Flickr.
Will Internet of Things Demand Perpetual Power?
Dieter Fox, University of Washington associate professor of computer science and engineering, and other researchers are working to develop “perpetual power” techniques that harvest energy from ambient sources and could allow computer and sensor systems to run ad infinitum.
The full story about researchers working to harvest energy from ambient sources to power computer and sensor systems that run indefinitely.
He and other researchers are now working to develop “perpetual power” techniques that harvest energy from ambient sources and could allow computer and sensor systems to run ad infinitum. In a Q&A Will Internet of Things Demand Perpetual Power?, Fox said:
Pervasive computing systems must be continuously aware of the environment, the people nearby and the activities in which they’re engaged. Because of the need for such systems to be “always on,” saving power whenever possible is crucial.
Hackers Huddle on Project on Flickr.
What’s the Value of Your Personal Data?
The National Day of Civic Hacking event on June 1-2 is backed by the White House and organized by Hack for Change with local coordination at 95 different spots in cities across the country.
The ultimate goal is to democratize access to data and build understanding of how public and personal data can be combined to solve everyday problems such as finding childcare or eldercare, education, transportation services and disaster recovery.
California cities of Palo Alto and Sacramento are planning to participate and the focus will shift beyond big data to focus on little data, the personal data people are creating everyday with their computing devices. The full story:
49ers Stadium Exterior on Flickr.
Did technology help bring 2016 Super Bowl to the Bay Area?
A look at the new Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif., the near future home of the San Francisco 49ers. Builders promise unsurpassed Internet connectivity as among its technology features.
Photo courtesy of San Francisco 49ers.
Intel Free Press story: 49ers Bet on Technology to Boost Fan Experience — Silicon Valley NFL stadium promises to be hi-tech showcase for ‘smart’ features.
“Brittany Wenger isn’t your average high-school senior: She taught the computer how to diagnose leukemia.
The 18-year-old student from Sarasota, Fla. built a custom, cloud-based “artificial neural network” to find patterns in genetic expression profiles to diagnose patients with an aggressive form of cancer called mixed-lineage leukemia (MLL). Simply put, this means Wenger taught the computer how to diagnose leukemia by creating a diagnostic tool for doctors to use.”
Eff. Yes. This girl is such a bad-ass.
Finding Pollen-Free Pathways Using Big Data (by IntelFreePress)
Itchy eyes, sneezing, stuffy and runny noses, coughing and even asthma attacks are rites of spring that come with blooming plants and skyrocketing pollen counts, but big data could spell big relief for allergy sufferers. Data visualizations available online today can help people plot routes that will allow them to avoid high-pollen areas and in the future this information could be made accessible on mobile devices.
Full story with screen shots: Can Bid Data Prevent Allergy Attachs?
Making Invisible Pollution Visible with Sensor Data (by IntelFreePress)
Ostrich egg-sized air quality sensors that can be mounted to a window were provided to 17 northwest Portland residents by Intel Labs to measure CO and NO2 emissions, temperature and humidity, allowing individuals to stream real-time data to the Internet, where people can see visualizations of toxicity levels the air around them.
"This technology gives the community a chance to have power and resources to get at issues that may seem intractable," said Mary Peveto, founder of Neighbors for Clean Air.
Full story: Big Data Makes Invisible Air Pollution Visible.