Posts Tagged ‘new technology’

How Will Cloud Computing Change the IT Pro’s Job in 2011 and Beyond?

Wednesday, January 12th, 2011

I don’t know if things will change all that much in 2011, but the author does seem to cover the “and beyond” part of the headline fairly well.

I don’t typically like perform prognostications but it is a new year and I have been thinking about what it means for our industry. Here’s what I see 2011 and beyond looking like for the IT pro in light of the impetus towards cloud based services.


TVs watch you while you sleep

Friday, May 14th, 2010

I wonder if these new, intelligent TVs with facial recognition technology, will be able to detect the bored expression on my face when I watch 98% of the junk that’s on TV these days?

New facial recognition and motion sensor technology to roll out across more models, saving energy in the process

The next time you fall asleep in front of the TV, someone, or rather something, could be watching you – and all in the name of saving energy.


Google Goggles Now Translates Text in Pictures

Thursday, May 6th, 2010

It boggles my mind that this would even be possible …

If you had any doubt that we are living in the future, Google today introduced visual translation tools for use with a camera phone. Specifically, the new version of its Google Goggles app, available for Android phones running version 1.6 of the OS or higher, can recognize pictures of words written in English, French, Italian, German, and Spanish and rapidly translate them into other languages.