Levi's® Commuter™ x Jacquard by Google Trucker Jacket
"Levi's® and Google collaborate to create the newest in wearable technology - the Levi's® Commuter™ x Jacquard by Google Trucker Jacket.
Coming in the Spring of 2017, it is the first ever smart garment with Jacquard by Google technology woven in. Stay connected, not distracted as you get directions, information on nearby places, change your music, and answer calls.
Levi Strauss & Co. has been innovating since the birth of the first pair of jeans in 1873. The Levi's® Commuter™ x Jacquard by Google Trucker Jacket continues this legacy by offering seamless connectivity and a safer ride. Be in the moment on and off your bike.
Learn more about the Levi's® Commuter™ x Jacquard by Google collaboration at http://www.levi.com.
See the Levi's® Commuter™ collection at http://www.levi.com/US/en_US/features..."
Microsoft Cognitive Services: Seeing AI app (audio description version)
"Saqib is a core Microsoft developer living in London, who lost the use of his eyes at age 7. He found inspiration in computing and is helping build Seeing AI, a research project that helps people who are visually impaired or blind to better understand who and what is around them. The app is built using intelligence APIs from Microsoft Cognitive Services (www.microsoft.com/cognitive). Access the original version of this video at https://youtu.be/R2mC-NUAmMk."
CES 2016: Social robot wants to be your Buddy- VIDEO - 1 January 2016 "Las Vegas is playing host to all kinds of robots.
The CES tech show - a giant showcase of consumer technologies - is dedicating a bigger area to droids than ever before.
One of the attendees is Buddy - a robot from France designed to help around the home.
It can recognise family members, make video calls and even detect fire, flood and intruders.
But will people be persuaded to buy a bot when there are less expensive ways to control a smart home?
BBC technology reporter Chris Foxx quizzed the company's chief, Rodolphe Hasselvander." (BBC)
CES "is a global consumer electronics and consumer technology tradeshow that takes place every January in Las Vegas, Nevada." (cesweb.org)
Teen CEO Says Everyone Should Code- VIDEO - 8 November 2015
"What does the average 15-year-old do with her free time?
Most teenagers are hanging out with friends, talking on their smart phones or playing games on their computer.
But Swetha Prabakaran is different. She enjoys spending her time making the use of technology easier for all." (learningenglish.voanews.com)
Are Electronic Devices Are Ruining Our Sleep? | NBC Nightly News
"With a device on nearly every nightstand, one in three Americans sleeps less than six hours a day, raising the risk for a myriad of health problems." (larryferlazzo.edublogs.org)
Pass The Salt "Video short about technology and relationships... don't text at the table kiddos!" (YouTube)
Apple Watch 'Guided Tour' Video
"With the launch date of the Apple Watch fast approaching (April 24, in case you're interested), Apple released a series of four 'guided tour' videos last Friday.
Even if, like me, you have no interest in buying the Apple Watch, you've got to admire the way in which they create desire in their potential customers. Here's the video entitled 'Messages'." + Interactive activity + NOTE + Related articles (englishblog.com)
CES 2015: Testing the latest drones - 9 January 2015
"There are drones to help you take the perfect selfie, drones that fly themselves and drones that follow you by hooking up with your smartphone." (BBC)
Goodnight iPad, Ann Droyd
"A witty parody picture book for the gadget-crazy kid in all of us.
GOODNIGHT iPAD is a gentle reminder to power down at the end of the day.
It will make you laugh, and it will also help you wrest yourself away from your gadgets and put yourself - and your machines - to sleep.
Don't worry, though. Your gadgets will be waiting for you, fully charged, in the morning." (YouTube)
Entering the 'house of hacking horrors' - 18 August 2014
"From smart light bulbs to fridges, thermostats and cars, everyday objects are increasingly being connected to the internet.
But despite the convenience of the "internet of things", if a hacker is able to access your home network, they could take over any connected device and control what it does..." (BBC)
How to hack and crack the connected home - 17 August 2014
"There are intruders in your home, ones that came with claims that they would make your life easier,
that they could take over some of the drudgery so you could pursue some of life's finer pleasures..." (BBC)
The smart multitasking drones of the future - a video - 12 August 2014
"BBC Click's Marc Cieslak met with BAE Systems, to see the potential future military uses for drones and also learn how the technology is being adapted to help rescue people from dangerous locations and even prevent poaching." (BBC)
Future's 10 Mind-Blowing Technologies About to Emerge - 8'27 10. Super smart assistants
9. Hypersonic trains
8. Wearable computers
7. Advanced 3D-printing
6. Lab-grown organs
5. Super immersive gaming
4. Bionic arms
3. Driverless cars
2. Holographic technology
1. Eternal life
Sight - "A short futuristic film by Eran May-raz and Daniel Lazo." (vimeo.com)
Children: New billionaires - BBC News - 4 July 2014
"In the latest instalment of our Next Billionaires series, the BBC's Regan Morris speaks to some of the state's youngest entrepreneurs.
Meet the youngsters starting and running their own businesses." (YouTube)
Connected Cars on the Highway to the Future - Text + Interactive quiz + VIDEO
"Modern automobiles and their drivers are becoming connected through wireless technology to entertainment and information systems." (learningenglish.voanews.com)
"FRONTLINE producer Rachel Dretzin (Growing up Online) teams up with one of the leading thinkers of the digital age, Douglas Rushkoff
(The Persuaders, Merchants of Cool), to continue to explore life on the virtual frontier." (PBS)
Neil Armstrong on Being a Nerd
"An Engineering Manifesto by the first man on the moon. "Science is about what is. Engineering is about what CAN be." (YouTube) "Here’s how a nerdy engineer became the most famous man on Earth. And how engineering holds the key to progress in the 21st century.
This “Engineering Manifesto” was delivered to the National Press Club by Neil Armstrong in February, 2000,
and animated by Jorge Cham of PHD Comics." (Neatorama)
Alex Deane debates CCTV cameras on BBC Breakfast - 8'47
"Alex Deane, Director of Big Brother Watch, is invited onto the BBC Breakfast sofa to debate the benefits
and disadvantages of CCTV with Gordon Tireman (CCTV trainer) and Prof Martin Gill (CCTV consultant)"
Rory's technology review of the year - 27 December 2013
"From wearable tech to 3D printing, Google glasses to gaming, 2013 has been another eventful year in technology.
It was a good year for Android, but not so good for Blackberry - as journalist Stuart Miles and Lady Geek's Belinda Parmar
explain to the BBC's Technology correspondent Rory Cellan-Jones.
They also give their predictions for 2014 - including whether we're going to be seeing a future in which all of our devices are wearable and inter-connected." (BBC)
Amazon Prime Air
"The goal of this new delivery system is to get packages into customers' hands in 30 minutes or less using unmanned aerial vehicles.
Putting Prime Air into commercial use will take some number of years as we advance technology and wait for the necessary FAA rules and regulations.
This is footage from a recent test flight." (YouTube) SEECartoons andLesson plans
US Army RDECOM - Tactical Assault Light Operator Suit (TALOS) Combat Simulation [720p]
"Army researchers are responding to a request from the U.S. Special Operations Command for technologies to help develop a revolutionary Tactical Assault Light Operator Suit.
The Tactical Assault Light Operator Suit, or TALOS, is an advanced infantry uniform that promises to provide superhuman strength with greater ballistic protection.
Using wide-area networking and on-board computers, operators will have more situational awareness of the action around them and of their own bodies..." (YouTube)
License Plate Technology Raises Privacy Concerns- Video
"Some police cars in the United States are equipped with special cameras that take pictures of automobile license plates.
License plates identify a vehicle and its owner in state records."
World’s first digital laser unveiled in South Africa - 1 October 2013
"The laser will allow the scientists to digitally control laser beams and shape new ways of developing technology that will improve various aspects of everyday such as faster broadband and medical advancements." (BBC)
Rapyuta: The RoboEarth Cloud Engine
"Rapyuta, the RoboEarth Cloud Engine, helps robots to offload heavy computation by providing secured customizable computing environments in the cloud..." (YouTube)
Reuters Video: Google sees tech in eyeglasses - VIDEO + TRANSCRIPT+ VOCABULARY
"In an effort called Project Glass the world's biggest search engine is working on glasses with a computer screen.
The specs, though just prototypes, are already stirring controversy. Jeanne Yurman reports." (englishblog.com)
Future of computer interaction: Brain control - 29 February 2012
"The computer keyboard and TV remote control may be the ways we interact with our technology today, but new ideas are appearing all the time...
Ian Hardy looks at how your eyes or even your brain can be used to control technology." (BBC)
Goodnight iPad - "A witty parody picture book for the gadget-crazy kid in all of us." (YouTube)
Economist Video: Beyond the PC + LESSON IDEAS + LINKS
"As this video from The Economist online explains, we are entering what some in the technology industry refer to as a post-PC era.
Mobile digital gadgets are overshadowing the personal computer and their impact will be far-reaching..." (englishblog.com)
The RepRap project
"is an initiative to develop a 3D printer (RepRap, short for "replicating rapid prototyper") that can print most of its own components...
Due to the self-replicating ability of the machine, authors envision the possibility to cheaply distribute RepRap units to people and communities,
enabling them to create (or download from the internet) complex products without the need for expensive industrial infrastructure." (Wikipedia)
"Summary: Chris Black possesses a power that could lead to the destruction of the current regime, and they will stop at nothing to destroy him.
The chase is on as Chris runs for his life in this sci-fi thriller set in an alternate and futuristic Los Angeles." (YouTube)
Real birds eye view! Golden Eagle in flight - Animal Camera - BBC "Animal lover Steve Leonard explains the secret behind the spectacular footage of birds of prey in flight used in this short video.
Take a flight with a Golden Eagle in Scotland with the help of the ultra lightweight animal camera.
Great short video from BBC wildlife show Animal Camera." (YouTube)
Ten years of changes in technology - 30 December 2009
"Technology correspondent Rory Cellan-Jones looks at how technology has changed during the noughties.
The decade has seen a digital revolution that's transformed the communication and entertainment industry." (BBC)
"The 2057 documentary is a 3 part series by the Discovery Channel.
It's a an entertaining documentary about life in 50 years.
The city episode shows us how much city life will be incredibly interconnected. The extreme interconnection has risks however
which we must avoid before problems occur." (YouTube)