Open source will let your fridge send messages to your TV and phone -
Qualcomm’s “Internet of Everything” software moves to Linux Foundation. […]
The Linux Foundation and Qualcomm say open source software is what’s needed to bridge the gap. Qualcomm already developed the open source project, AllJoyn, available under the Apache and BSD licenses. Now the company is contributing what it likes to call its “Internet of Everything” software to a new collaborative project called the AllSeen Alliance, which will be overseen by the Linux Foundation. Consumer device makers, service providers, retailers, appliance makers, and chipmakers have joined the effort.
(Source: futurescope, via emergentfutures)
Students Win Seed Money To Make Flour From Insects
Mohammed Ashour has a big order to fill: By March 2014, he has to deliver 10 tons of grasshoppers to customers in Mexico.
He and four other MBA students at McGill University in Montreal have a plan to farm insects in poor countries and turn them into flour that can be used in everything from bread to corn tortillas. And on Monday, former President Bill Clinton handed them $1 million to make it happen.
The team, which includes Ashour, Shobhita Soor, Jesse Pearlstein, Zev Thompson and Gabe Mott, received the for social entrepreneurs at the Clinton Global Initiative’s annual meeting. The seed funding will go to their project, , which aims to make insect-based food products available year-round to people living in some of the world’s poorest slums.
The project is launching at a time when a lot of people are looking to spice up the idea of eating super-nutritious insects, which some are calling “mini-livestock.” From the , insects are inspiring restauranteurs, entrepreneurs (check out the ) and researchers. As The Salt in May, the United Nations agricultural arm released a supporting iron- and protein-rich insects for dinner because of their nutritional, environmental and economic appeal.
If you are in school today the technologies you will use as an adult tomorrow have not been invented yet. Therefore, the life skill you need most is not the mastery of specific technologies, but mastery of the technium as a whole - how technology in general works. — Kevin Kelly (via inthenoosphere)
Technoccult: Alan Moore: I am not the Northampton Clown but it might be my fault -
Alan Moore tells Northampton News:
“Apparently there had been a certain amount of comment on the internet suggesting probably some connection. No it’s not me.
“I am getting kind of used to this. After having a comic strip I wrote 30 years ago spewing masked anarchists…
QCloud - Quantum chip connected to internet is yours to command - tech - 06 September 2013 - New Scientist -
A 2-qubit chip put online will allow anyone with a web browser to practise quantum programming and run basic algorithms in the nascent quantum cloud. […] Quantum computing is in the cloud, and you don’t need a degree in advanced physics to run your own programs. For the first time, anyone with a web browser will soon be able to log in and run basic algorithms on a quantum chip hooked up to the internet.
[Run the Simulation] [QCloud by University of Bristol]
(Source: futurescope, via emergentfutures)
Defibrillator Equipped Drones Speed Treatment To Those In Need - PSFK
When someone is having a cardiac arrhythmia, getting an automatic external defibrillator (AED) to that person as quickly as possible can often be the difference between life and death. The problem is that AEDs are usually only readily available in high pedestrian traffic areas such as airports or sports stadiums, due to the cost of each device. In less populated areas, it can sometimes take hours for the necessary equipment to arrive. Imagine if there was a quick and easy way to get the lifesaving tools to someone in need, faster than any ambulance or EMT.
The Defikopter is a drone that can deliver a defibrillator to heart attack victims much quicker than emergency responders. Conceived by Germany-based nonprofit Definetz, the system can carry an AED to any location based on its GPS coordinates. Although the system is still in the early stages of development, the team are developing a smartphone app that those with heart problems, or their family, can download and have on hand in case of emergency.
Now that’s a damn good idea!
Recently, Urban Love Ulcer have been toying with REAL instruments and have composed this piece of psycho-electro-punk-sonic-fuzz-disco-metal madness, featuring heavy throbbing Thunderbird bass boom, beats, breaks, wild-rawk dual Les Paul assault, some insane synths feeding back of one another, trumpets/assorted brass, jazz piano grooves, plenty wob-wob-wob kinda sounds, oh… and did i mention FUZZ already?
Hit The Road: India -
Hit The Road: India is an adventure documentary following two friends, Ric Gazarian and Keith King, participating in Mumbai Xpress - a 12-day-long rickshaw rally across India, from Mumbai to Chennai, recognized by Lonely Planet as one of the top ten greatest adventures in the world.
Wow, it turns out I have a tune (strANGE_Ls) used in this film!
From my musical side…
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