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Is this the future of information management & systematic treatment of data?

Starlight Information Visualization System uses various algorithms to allow its user to sort, organize and compare complex data in a way that has hardly been seen before (maybe except for Sci-Fi movies). Whether the task at hand is work-related, research or just generally managing your everyday steady stream of information – Starlight Information Visualization System lets you handle, connect and ultimately perceive variables from any complex set of data, in a new and exciting way. The potential benefits can potentially be harnessed across many fields, for instance in journalism (cross-referencing has never been this easy or effective!) and it will almost certainly have a considerable impact on the STEM fields (Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics) – who are used to dealing with huge and extremely complex sets of data.

 

References:

http://starlight.pnl.gov/

http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20100903005337/en

 

Can’t choose between The Alps, Kilimanjaro or Himalayas for your next vacation? No time for holidays? – Now you can have it all and be on all the peaks on the same time!!

As a result of converging Aster Global Digital Elevation map and NASA satellite in SSX Snowboarding game, that is coming out now –  on 2nd of March in Europe, you can now snowboard on all greatest peak’s of The World any time of day from almost any location.

A virtual helicopter with deliver you to any peak, were you can have great time with your friends from all around the world or just chill out and recharge alone.

Curious how it works in more technical and practical means?

 

 

 

This a good example of an application of Visualization of information:

 

http://audiomap.tuneglue.net/

 

This page creates relations between groups of music with similar characteristics and styles, so we can enter the name of a music band that we like and obtain names of other groups that matches with it. It’s a good example of a visual system that presents information in a graphic and easy way.

According to a survey, in 2020 between 22 and 50 billions of devices will be connected at Internet in 2020. If we take a look at these prognostics we can notice that there will be more of technologies connected than human in the world ( 7 billions of humans at the end of October 2011 ) !

The European Union with the Information Society and the Media Directorate General, draw up a portrait of the daily european life in 2020 :

This video show us a world where everything is linked at Internet: your car, your health, your shopping… Every property will be touch by the amazing development of tehchnologies with a principal aim : make your life better and easier !

If all of our daily life is being connected to Internet, we should hope that a big bug will not arrive, because in this world without technologies you will have to do things by yourselves…so hard, isn’t it ?!

Read more :

http://ec.europa.eu/information_society/policy/rfid/documents/guidelinesforuserfidsign.pdf

http://www.iot-visitthefuture.eu/fileadmin/documents/researchforeurope/270808_IoT_in_2020_Workshop_Report_V1-1.pdf

Internet of things is starting its implantation, so we are not yet capable to imagine which will be the applications of it. There are many projects in course in which the Internet of things could play a main role:  a more responsible use of resources, a creation of a warning system for monetary transferences or even prevention of natural disasters’ consequences.

Do you want to discover what is coming? Check the following article:

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/12/18/sunday-review/the-internet-gets-physical.html?pagewanted=all

By Aneley Lampugnani

Nowadays in our society of information we have a lot of informations per days… and sometimes you are so much buried through the daily news, your job, your differents appointments and so one ..that you forget the most important … like the birthday at one of your friend ! So why not have your own newspaper customized ?

GertCloud proposed it since January 2012 with is innovation called Little Printer a very cute multi-functional machine .

So what is Little printer ?

Little Printer is a thermal printer who works without ink. It is connected to the Internet by the wifi. An application on iPhone and Android lets you choose different news sources, like the headline of major newspapers, the flow of your friends on social networks (as Foursquare for example). You can also print your Sudoku or piece of your horscopeof the day, and your calendar for remind you the birthday of your friends !

With this innovation you can choose the frequency of publication : each days, several times in a day …All in a format sales receipt !

This new concept is very liked because of his lovely design and also because it links digital world and real world.

Read more :

http://www.thestar.com/business/sciencetech/article/1094685–little-printer-serves-up-your-own-customized-mini-newspaper

http://techcrunch.com/2011/11/29/the-little-printer-puts-your-customized-digital-content-on-a-slip-of-paper/

Internet of things is here to make our lifes even easier. So connecting all our things together through internet, we will maybe lose our privacity and personal information, but we won’t lose our keys anymore. 

That’s what Cobra Electronics thought, so they partnered with Phone Halo to make a business thanks to all the people that spend half a day looking for their purse, keys or camera. That’s how it works: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AYXvrZ58SY0

A Cobra Tag sensor is attached to your keys, purse, computer bag, or any other item you want to protect from loss. The sensor communicates with the phone’s free app and will remind you if you leave your phone or valuables behind.  The Cobra Tag is also a 2 way finder. Tap the button on the Cobra Tag tag to ring your Smartphone. If you are looking for your Cobra Tag protected item, use the phone’s application to make the Cobra Tag ring.  To secure your phones data, the powerful PhoneHalo application can be set to lock your phone when out of range of your tagged item.

Read more: http://mashable.com/2012/01/09/cobra-lost-items/

 

Irene Martinez