James Cameron y los Google se unen en una aventura minera espacial

James Cameron y los Google se unen en una aventura minera espacial

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Nadie sabe a ciencia cierta lo que hacen uniéndose James Cameron, Larry Page, Eric Schmidt, y otros muchos en una nueva empresa de nombre Planetary Resources, que según la nota de prensa creará una nueva industria y una nueva definición de recursos naturales. Se habla de minería espacial pero oficialmente se sabrá en una conferencia este 24 de abril. Pero no se quedan ahí, en este proyecto espacial aseguran que conseguirán aumentar en varios billones de dólares el producto interior bruto de los EEUU. La idea de que se trata de minería espacial, aparte del nombre de la empresa, se basa en las ideas de Peter Diamandis en la conferencia TED de 2005, en la que hablaba de que en el espacio los recursos naturales son prácticamente infinitos. Sobre todo hizo hincapié en la minería de meteoritos comentando un ejemplo concreto de un sólo asteroide lleno de una aleación de níquel-hierro que estaría valorado en 20 billones de dólares. ¿Será éste el principio de un futuro a lo Moon o más bien a lo Red Faction? No lo sé, pero probablemente se la arreglarán para que los mineros meteóricos vayan de azul y usen gmail. [TheVerge] historias relacionadasSi Mario y Luigi fueran raperos millonarios usarían estas setas pendriveGoogle Drive podría ofrecer 5 Gb gratis a partir de la semana que vieneOakley avisa de que ellos también están creando sus gafas de realidad aumentada¿”Andestará” Google Wallet?El Samsung Galaxy S III cazado haciendo boxless

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You Can’t Afford Apple’s Education Revolution [Apple]

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You Can’t Afford Apple’s Education Revolution [Apple]

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What Apple showed us today was nothing less than the future of education. The future we’d all been imagining for decades, no less. Harry Potter stuff. It’s going to change the way we learn, the way we think, the way we live. More »

 

Ya comenté en un post anterior aungunos problemas que suponía la apuesta de Apple for el formato iBook en libros de texto.

Engage: Apple’s New Tools for Interactive Books on iPad

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Engage: Apple‘s New Tools for Interactive Books on iPad

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At Thursday’s event, Apple’s Phil Schiller said that 1.5 million iPads were in use in education settings, leveraging more than 20,000 education applications. Today, Apple’s giving away brand-new tools that ensures the company will be able to sell many, many more.

The Orcam Reconstruction Sphere Builds Perfect Digital Copies of Real-World Items [Video]

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The Orcam Reconstruction Sphere Builds Perfect Digital Copies of Real-World Items [Video]

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How long have we been waiting for replicators like what Gene Roddenberry promised? Short answer: too damn long. This digitally-scanning “reconstruction sphere” just got us halfway there. More »

Apple Releases iBooks 2, iTunes U, and iBooks Author for Interactive Textbooks [IBooks]

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Apple Releases iBooks 2, iTunes U, and iBooks Author for Interactive Textbooks [IBooks]

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In an education focused event in New York today, Apple showed of its new version of iBooks and its new creation tool, iBooks Author. More »

Yo no soy ningún fan de Apple -creo que se ve en muchas de las entradas de este blog-, pero tiene buena pinta lo que han presentado en Nueva York. Probablemente no sea nada completamente nuevo, pero, desde luego, el enfoque que consiguen darle desde la compañía de la manzana es, como casi siempre, original, funcional y elegante. ¿Dónde encuentro yo el problema? Pues en lo de siempre cuando hablamos de la gente de Cupertino: encorsetamos la idea al iPad. Libros de texto digitales (de hecho, son mucho más que simples libros de texto) económicos -hablan de 15 dólares- PERO siempre dentro de la plataforma de Apple, limitados al iPad, y obligando, por tanto, al estudiante, a tener un iPad (no un tablet o un portátil… un iPad exclusivamente). El altruismo aparente de querer revolucionar la educación, extenderla, facilitarla, etc., que es loable, se queda constreñido a un “siempre que me lo compres a mí y utilices mis productos”… ergo… 15 dólares por cada libro (fenomenal, ahorramos una pasta) pero tengo que comprar un iPad (500 dólares, poco más poco menos)

Apple Files Two New Lawsuits Against Samsung In Germany: One Against 10 Phones, The Other Against 5 Tablets

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Apple Files Two New Lawsuits Against Samsung In Germany: One Against 10 Phones, The Other Against 5 Tablets

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The ridiculous and wasteful patent war continues, with a German court confirming that Apple has filed two new suits against Samsung. The first is against 10 phones including the SGSII, and the second against 5 tablets. Details are light at the moment, but evidently Apple is using these two (unsurprisingly very vague) patents in the smartphone suit: Yes, seriously – their patents are basically for a shape. Readers familiar with the current lawsuit situation in the tech world know the situation is violently out of control, and close followers of AP have heard my thoughts on just how … Official Android Police t-shirts are now on sale, with over 25 designs to call yours.Done With This Post? You Might Also Like These:Samsung Decides Galaxy Nexus Was Not Actually Designed To Avoid Apple Patents, “Doesn’t Know” How That Rumor Got Started, Nothing To See HereSamsung’s Mobile President: The Galaxy Nexus Was Designed With Patents In MindApple’s Plan To Sue The Pants Off Everyone Backfires: European Judge Issues Injunction, Rules That 3G-Enabled Apple Products Infringe On Motorola PatentGermany Halts Distribution Of Galaxy Tab 10.1 In Europe (Except Netherlands) In Apple Patent Lawsuit InjunctionApple Instructs Samsung On The Finer Points Of Tablet And Smartphone DesignApple Files Two New Lawsuits Against Samsung In Germany: One Against 10 Phones, The Other Against 5 Tablets was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Help Educate Friends and Relatives About Online Safety with Google’s Good To Know Campaign

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Help Educate Friends and Relatives About Online Safety with Google’s Good To Know Campaign

http://www.howtogeek.com/103331/help-educate-friends-and-relatives-about-online-safety-with-googles-good-to-know-campaign/

While we’re confident How-To Geek readers have a pretty good handle on internet and computer security, it’s often difficult to convey good security practices to friends and relatives. Google’s Good To Know campaign presents security lessons in an easy to understand and non-threatening format. You know that you need varied and strong passwords, not to fall for fake pop-up anti-virus ads, and to keep your apps properly updated, but it’s difficult to convey the importance of doing so to your non-geek friends and family members. Google’s Good To Know campaign combines simple text lessons and informative videos that are visually appealing and right to the point–they’re a sort of crash course in security best practices. Here’s a video from one of the early lessons: The campaign is divided into four sections: staying safe online, understanding how your data is used on the web, understanding how your data is used by Google, and how to manage your data online. Hit up the link below to check out the Good To Know portal. What Do I Need To Know Before Buying A New Lens For My Camera? How to Optimize Internet Explorer 9 for Maximum Privacy How To Enable AirPrint for iOS Printing From Any Mac or Windows PC

Steve Wozniak Prefers Android to iPhone, Kind Of [Android]

Steve Wozniak at home

Steve Wozniak Prefers Android to iPhone, Kind Of [Android]

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Woz never fails to impress me. If the man has opinions, he doesn’t mind sharing them, whatever the consequences. I just didn’t expect him to openly admit to preferring many Android features over those of his iPhone. More »

Going Google-Free: The Best Alternatives to Google Services on the Web [Video]

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Going Google-Free: The Best Alternatives to Google Services on the Web [Video]

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Face it: Google runs your life. The search giant turned web ecosystem owns your email, calendar, and even your voicemails. Your most important data lives on Google’s servers. What you may not realize is that, despite the quality of Google’s products, someone else is doing it better—and placing all your eggs in Google’s basket isn’t necessarily the best thing. Here’s a look at alternative services you can use in place of Google’s webapps. More »

Aunque un servidor es un usuario acérrimo de Google, no está de más leer el artículo para conocer otras opciones interesantes a alguno de los servicios que aquél nos ofrece.

The Year in Kickstarter — Reflections on 2011

The Year in Kickstarter — Reflections on 2011

http://www.wired.com/geekdad/2012/01/year-in-kickstarter/

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Last week Kickstarter published “The Year in Kickstarter,” a look back at 2011: the trends, interesting moments, statistics, and their favorite videos. For anyone who loves their crowd-sourced funding model, it’s worth a look.
My favorite page was the Stats page, which gives little tidbits like the total dollars pledged ($99,344,382) and the percentage of projects that succeeded (46%). What’s also interesting is the breakdown of those pledges and the types of projects that were funded. The color-wheel image is unfortunately not a pie chart so you have to hover over every slice to see the details. You’ll find that art-based projects (movies, music, theater, photography, and so on) are still the biggest piece of the pie — which is in keeping with Kickstarter’s origins. But games had the biggest increase in number of backers, up a whopping 730% from 2010, with over 45,000 backers kicking in over $3.6 million. That’s pretty incredible.
Another fun page is the Videos page, where Kickstarter staff share just 12 of their favorite videos of the year. Imagine watching 30,000 Kickstarter videos in one year — that’s what the staff did. So you know for this dozen to make it, they had to do a really great job.
As something of a Kickstarter addict myself, I loved scanning through this year in review. While I’m nowhere near the top ten of the “Most Prolific Backers,” I’m proud of the projects I was able to help fund, and I’m looking forward to another year of supporting fantastic ideas.