Augmented Reality: Marco Tempest at TED

*Well, there’s no question that Marco’s into technology entertainment design. Marco talks about “Magic and Storytelling”: I work in the field of illusion and technology. I’m a magician by profession – a cyber illusionist. That means I combine technology and magic to create performances for entertainment. The aim in “Story Magic” was to find a…

Future ‘Smart Homes’ Will Watch and Remember Your Needs

Technology lets people control the heat and lights of their home by programming a computer, but an engineer at Washington State University thinks the house should be able to handle those tasks, and much more, by itself someday. A “smart home” could not only set its own thermostat but learn its inhabitants’ habits and preferences,…

Autonomics are the future of IT

(gigaom.com) — When I founded IPsoft in 1998, one of my main goals was to decrease the incredible amount of time IT professionals spent managing applications and tools. Over the previous decade, IT experts had become so entangled in mundane, repetitive chores, that they ended up losing the passion and creativity that drove them to the…

Printer ink: Tired of feeding the cash cow?

Computerworld – Human blood costs about $17.27 an ounce, silver about $34 an ounce. But both are bargains compared to the ink sold to the owners of inkjet printers, which can exceed $80 an ounce. Meanwhile, the ink used to print newspapers costs about 16 cents an ounce. Today, color inkjet technology offers essentially photo-realistic…

Abilene bookbinding company changes hands

Eric J. Shelton/Reporter-News Tim de la Vega trims the edges of paperback books Friday at H.V. Chapman amp; Sons. Former owner Stan Chapman recently sold his bookbinding company to de la Vega. Eric J. Shelton/Reporter-News Ruth Crawford sews pages together Friday at H.V. Chapman amp; Sons. Stan Chapman recently sold his bookbinding company to Tim…

The Future We Want Is Here, Now

Guest Post By Zach TofiasDirector, Sustainable Communities Initiative C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group Momentum is gathering towards the Rio+20 Conference on Sustainable Development in June. With its theme “the future we want”, the global event aims to reset the agenda on how to achieve economic growth while preserving our environment for the benefit of future…

Will Future Technologies Be More Natural? [PSFK NYC 2012]

At the PSFK CONFERENCE NYC 2012 today, our diverse lineup of speakers are sharing valuable insights and ideas about technology, business and creativity. Steve Clayton is a regular contributor to PSFK and a Microsoft storyteller. In this role, Steve works with teams across Microsoft to highlight the work of product groups, Microsoft Research, incubations teams and individuals –…

Future ‘Smart Homes’ Will Watch and Remember Your Needs

Some of the controls that might appear in a future smart home.CREDIT: Washington State University Technology lets people control the heat and lights of their home by programming a computer, but an engineer at Washington State University thinks the house should be able to handle those tasks, and much more, by itself someday. A “smart…