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11 Pivotal Moments in White House Technology
10 incredible cutting-edge technologies in development
Don’t give up on flying cars or hoverboards just yet! As technology marches relentlessly on, everything goes into development sooner or later—as demonstrated by the existence of these things, which we’ll almost certainly see within our lifetimes. Click here to read the article.
First US Surgery transmitted live via Google Glass
Dr. Christopher Kaeding, a surgeon at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, is the first in the U.S. to consult with a distant colleague using live, point-of-view video from the operating room via Google Glass. Click here to read the article and watch the video.
Jinha Lee: Reach into the computer and grab a pixel
The border between our physical world and the digital information surrounding us has been getting thinner and thinner. Designer and engineer Jinha Lee wants to dissolve it altogether. As he demonstrates in this short, gasp-inducing talk, his ideas include a pen that penetrates into a screen to draw 3D models and SpaceTop, a computer desktop prototype that lets you reach through the screen to manipulate digital objects.
Ryan Merkley: Online video -- annotated, remixed and popped
Videos on the web should work like the web itself: Dynamic, full of links, maps and information that can be edited and updated live, says Mozilla Foundation COO Ryan Merkley. On the TED stage he demos Popcorn Maker, a new web-based tool for easy video remixing.
WSJ: The Hobbit: Gollum's Secrets & Star's Stories
The Hobbit's Joe Letteri, talks about his groundbreaking visual effects work creating Gollum. Actor Richard Armitage discusses his transformation into dwarf leader Thorin Oakenshield. (Plus, some CGI porn!) On WSJ Off Duty with Wendy Bounds
5 Exciting Innovations That Will Change Computing in 2012
A Day Made of Glass - Corning
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Pranav Mistry: The thrilling potential of SixthSense technology
At TEDIndia, Pranav Mistry demos several tools that help the physical world interact with the world of data -- including a deep look at his SixthSense device and a new, paradigm-shifting paper "laptop." In an onstage Q&A, Mistry says he'll open-source the software behind SixthSense, to open its possibilities to all.
Why Videos Go Viral
Kevin Allocca is YouTube's trends manager, and he has deep thoughts about silly web video. In this talk from TEDYouth, he shares the 4 reasons a video goes viral.
Massive Online Collaboration DuoLingo
This video shows the power of collaboration and is an excellent example of how people can use creativity to come up with solutions that benefit society. It is also presents a unique idea on how people can learn a foreign language for free.
Stock Photo Girl
Yvonne Puig made an impromptu decision on a trip to New York City as a young woman. She would see the consequences for the rest of her life. Here's a funny story about what could happen when you give people the right to use your photo.
Ode To The Pencil Podcast
Building blocks that blink, beep and teach
Imagine a set of electronics as easy to play with as Legos. TED Fellow Ayah Bdeir introduces littleBits, a set of simple, interchangeable blocks that make programming as simple and important a part of creativity as snapping blocks together.
Tracking the trackers
As you surf the Web, information is being collected about you. Web tracking is not 100% evil -- personal data can make your browsing more efficient; cookies can help your favorite websites stay in business. But, says Gary Kovacs, it's your right to know what data is being collected about you and how it affects your online life. He unveils a Firefox add-on to do just that.
Margaret Gould Stewart: How YouTube thinks about copyright
Margaret Gould Stewart, YouTube's head of user experience, talks about how the ubiquitous video site works with copyright holders and creators to foster (at the best of times) a creative ecosystem where everybody wins.
About Margaret Gould Stewart
At YouTube, Margaret Gould Stewart leads the user experience team -- the front end to everyone's favorite videos.
WSJ Legos is Serious Business
Blaise Aguera y Arcas demos Photosynth
Blaise Aguera y Arcas leads a dazzling demo of Photosynth, software that could transform the way we look at digital images. Using still photos culled from the Web, Photosynth builds breathtaking dreamscapes and lets us navigate them.