Descriptive Camera

A beautiful example of connected service-based computing.

The Descriptive Camera works a lot like a regular camera—point it at subject and press the shutter button to capture the scene. However, instead of producing an image, this prototype outputs a text de…

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Patents. Doh.

Simon Phipps originally shared this post:

"If only two of Oracle's patents hold up on review, that means the patent office got it right less than 30 percent of the time, an average we have every reason to believe is representative of the entire sector's patents … Yet these overwhelmingly invalid patent claims have had dramatic impacts on the industry. They've allowed an entire sector of patent trolls to emerge with the sole aim of strong-arming companies into forking over licensing fees."

Oracle-Google case shows patent system flaws

The big news out of the Oracle versus Google showdown on Monday was that one of Oracle's patents was brought back from the dead, put back into play after the U. S. Patent and Trademark Office reversed…

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Google Drive

Google Drive represents a serious alternative to dropbox and icloud that will integrate completely with our uni systems (and #android ). Hopefully launched in time for us to get things ready over the summer, and use for the 2012 cohort.

This could make continuous formative feedback significantly easier and turn the coursework submission process into (merely) taking a snapshot of a folder at a predetermined time.

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