Students from the #hkuiom class have organized a Tech Event that shall be hosted HKU this Friday. Details below!
HKU-CUHK-HKUST present a gathering of Technology companies that are redefining the future!
What: ’The Future of Technology: How Tech Will Change Your Life!’ (see flyer below)
Bringing together Founders, CEOs, General Managers and Heads of Technology from EVERNOTE, SLICIFY, EASY TAXI, SKY DRONE & ASIA NEXGEN BITCOIN!
When: 28th February (Friday) - 5:30PM to 8:30 PM
Where: Room C, Chow Yei Ching Building, The University of Hong Kong, Pok Fu Lam, HK.
Admission is FREE – Limited seats left! Register now at: http://goo.gl/GLPFdz
(See event speaker details, location and schedule in the registration link below)
Tech Event @ HKU
This video showcases Samsung’s vision of the near future, involving a plethora of sensor-embedded, foldable, glass surfaces transforming into intelligent displays. As seen in #hkuiom !
A special ‘Lantern’ issue on 3D3C Virtual Worlds of the Journal of Virtual Worlds Research, which I have co-edited, is now available. The special issue is being published in two parts – Part 1 has been published in Q1 / 2014 and is available here. Part 2 will be published in Q2 / 2014.
Part 1 of JVWR Special Issue
These self-organizing, autonomous robots from Harvard University work on principles inspired by nature to create complex structures. A view into a future of small and many complex adaptive systems @ #hkuiom?
A small town brewery was sent a cease and desist letter by Starbucks. Their hilarious response posted on their Facebook page went viral. ‘Nuf said!
See original article here.
Google has announced its acquisition of Nest for $3.2 billion. This is Google’s biggest and most newsworthy acquisition in the Internet of Things / SmartHome space. Perhaps it forebears its intent to integrate data captured from smart sensors into its search results? More likely is the creation of multiple Google Smart Devices that are deeply integrated together through the Android operating system. An exciting possibility indeed!
Google Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOG) announced today that it has entered into an agreement to buy Nest Labs, Inc. for $3.2 billion in cash.
Nest’s mission is to reinvent unloved but important devices in the home such as thermostats and smoke alarms. Since its launch in 2011, the Nest Learning Thermostat has been a consistent best seller–and the recently launched Protect (Smoke + CO Alarm) has had rave reviews.
See the original press release here.
I came across this interesting post about a paper on how The Hobbit is an allegory of doing a Ph.D. It makes several fascinating connections between the two.
This paper was presented by Ken Halland in 2006 at the 36th Annual Conference of the Southern African Computer Lecturers Association, Cape Town, South Africa.
In this paper, I show how The Hobbit by JRR Tolkien can be viewed as an extended allegory
for any challenging and arduous human endeavour, and in particular for tackling and
completing a PhD.
Read more in the full paper: Ken Halland, PhD in Middle Earth
The original post is here while the original paper can be found here.