Hawking, the best-selling author of A Brief History Of Time, who suffers with Motor Neurone disease, currently uses his computer to speak by twitching a muscle on his cheek. Each movement is then detected by an optical sensor mounted on his glasses, which allows him to choose letters and words on a computer screen.
He will now be working with a team from Intel to find a way to express himself after a deterioration in his health made it more difficult for him to operate his computer. Continue reading →
You are too angry to update Facebook, please try again later. An early prototype Samsung Galaxy S II shows that your smartphone might soon block you from posting tweets and status updates, depending on your emotional state. Alternatively, instead of blocking you, a little emotional state emoticon could appear next to your tweet so that your followers can better understand your drunk/sad/angry/sleepy tweet. Continue reading →
“Jedis, not Cylons: Changing the relationship between humanity and technology”. Deepa Iyengar, co-founder and CEO at MindGames, talks about people’s relationship with technology and where it could be heading.
Since 2006, IBM has published an annual end-of-year forecast called the “Five in Five,” a list of five technological innovations the company thinks will change the way people live and work in the next five years. This year’s forecast contains mind-reading mobile phones.