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Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Enabling Presenters With Technology

By using the motion-tracking and depth-perception cameras in the Kinect, Ubi is able to detect where a user is pointing, swiping and tapping on a surface and interpret these gestures as if they were being performed on a giant touchscreen or interactive whiteboard. The low-cost technology can be retrofitted into existing projection systems without any technical experience. http://www.kurzweilai.net/ubi-turns-any-wall-into-a-touchscreen-using-microsofts-kinect?utm_source=KurzweilAI+Daily+Newsletter&utm_campaign=0b3ec119f9-UA-946742-1&utm_medium=email

Friday, May 25, 2012

Text mining: what do publishers have against this high-tech research tool?

May 25, 2012 Researchers are pushing to make tens of thousands of papers based on publicly funded research work available through open access to find links between genes and diseases — countering publishers’ default ban on text mining via computer scanning. http://www.kurzweilai.net/text-mining-what-do-publishers-have-against-this-high-tech-research-tool?utm_source=KurzweilAI+Daily+Newsletter&utm_campaign=f12a3db418-UA-946742-1&utm_medium=email

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

AlertMe and Smart Homes

The free cloud-based service is being trialed with up to 10,000 homes during the summer and rolled out widely from the autumn. Smart meters from British Gas will be rolled out to all homes in the UK over the next seven years. Meanwhile, the Alertme system can be added to older gas meters. http://tinyurl.com/dxs9f5g

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Introducing Google’s Knowledge Graph

May 17, 2012 Google has launched the Knowledge Graph, which it says will help you discover new information quickly and easily, according to the Official Google Blog. http://tinyurl.com/89yddoz

Tuesday, May 08, 2012

Daniel Hood on the Buffet Rule (and Stephen King)

Daniel Hood on the Buffet Rule (and Stephen King): MAY 8, 2012 BY DANIEL HOOD I'm sure that, like me, you were relieved to hear that Stephen King has finally weighed in on the Buffett Rule, which would attempt to make sure that millionaires pay as high a tax rate as their secretaries. http://www.accountingtoday.com/news/Stephen-King-Buffett-Rule-Daily-Beast-tax-spend-62568-1.html?ET=webcpa:e2467:70848a:&st=email

Wednesday, May 02, 2012

ADP Finds Private Sector Added 119,000 Jobs in April

ROSELAND, N.J. (MAY 2, 2012) BY MICHAEL COHN, ACCOUNTING TODAY Employers in the private sector added 119,000 jobs from March to April, according to seasonally adjusted figures released Wednesday by payroll giant ADP, in the latest disappointing sign of employment activity.