The folks over at HootSuite (my current favorite Social Media Management Dashboard) recently came up with this wonderful Dr. Seuss-Inspired Guide to Twitter. Very nice, humorous way to showcase several Twitter Tips for brands (remember #hkuiom – you are also a brand!).
Cubli, a cube shaped robot can walk across a desk by jumping up and balancing on its edges. Another step towards the future we talk about in #hkuiom!
Not as funny as the past years! #hkuiom knows what this is about.
Pepsi put up an augmented reality panel at a London bus stop and created an advertisement from people’s experiences. Expanding use of AR as we’ve discussed in #hkuiom in the past!
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Brilliant short video that explains the fundamentals of Bitcoin, in a non-geeky way!
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 !
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.