Link: Photo Essay: Curiosity’s Mission to Mars

“Key moments in the rover’s journey from NASA’s JPL to the surface of the red planet” (Conor Myhrvold, Bilder: NASA/JPL-Caltech) > Weiter bei Technology Review

Link: “Why Apple Will Turn to Holograms”

“Look around your office hallway or college campus and you’ll see people holding interactive panes of glass. Smartphones and tablets, so revolutionary a few years ago, are quickly becoming commodities.” Von Ben Kunz > Weiter bei Bloomberg Businessweek

Link: “Real-life trending topics: Behavio unlocks your smartphone’s senses”

““When you leave the house, the three things you usually take with you are your keys, your wallet, and your phone,” says Nadav Aharony. One of those three things is a “sensing and processing machine,” he says. (Hint: not your keys.) The smartphone in your pocket knows where you are, who you’re with, how fast you’re moving, whether you’re standing up or sitting down.” Von Andrew Phelps > Weiter bei Nieman Journalism Lab

Link: “Google’s New Brain Could Have a Big Impact”

“Late last month, Google’s search engine got significantly smarter. A store of information dubbed the “Knowledge Graph” now adds useful context and detail to the list of links that Google serves up. Searching for certain people, places, or things produces a box of facts alongside the regular results. The Knowledge Graph is already starting to appear in a few other Google products, and could be used to add intelligence to all of the company’s software.” Von Tom Simonite > Weiter bei Technology Review

Link: “Flexible Displays Landing in 2012, But Not in Apple Gear”

“Flexible displays have tickled our imaginations for years. And before the end of 2012, we’ll finally see companies employing flexible displays in their products. But while the possibilities are tantalizing, don’t let your imagination run wild. The earliest iterations of flexible displays won’t be very bendy, and they won’t appear in Apple hardware as some news outlets have recently speculated. In early March, Samsung announced it would be mass-producing its flexible OLED displays, like the one seen above, by the end of this year. Now flash-forward to this Monday: According to a report from the Korea Times, Samsung is seeing “huge” orders for this display, and Apple is “likely” to be one of the major players.” Von Christina Bonnington > Weiter bei Wired/Gadget Lab

Link: “Google to Sell Heads-Up Display Glasses by Year’s End”

“People who constantly reach into a pocket to check a smartphone for bits of information will soon have another option: a pair of Google-made glasses that will be able to stream information to the wearer’s eyeballs in real time.” Von Nick Bilton > Weiter bei The New York Times

Link: “Drones Set Sights on U.S. Skies”

“Daniel Gárate’s career came crashing to earth a few weeks ago. That’s when the Los Angeles Police Department warned local real estate agents not to hire photographers like Mr. Gárate, who was helping sell luxury property by using a drone to shoot sumptuous aerial movies. Flying drones for commercial purposes, the police said, violated federal aviation rules.” Von Nick Wingfield, Somini Sengupta > Weiter bei The New York Times

Link: “Collision in the Making Between Self-Driving Cars and How the World Works”

“Even as Google tests its small fleet of self-driving vehicles on California highways, legal scholars and government officials are warning that society has only begun wrestling with the changes that would be required in a system created a century ago to meet the challenge of horseless carriages.” By John Markoff. > Weiter bei NYTimes.com

Video: “Using Kinect to build real world Google Analytics”

Link: “New Version of Google Maps Brings Indoor Floor Plans to Your Phone”

“Google’s Maps team has made fantastic advances in surveying and mapping seemingly every square inch of navigable ground on the planet. But for mobile users, those maps have always stopped just short of indoor spaces — until now.” Von Mike Isaac > Weiter bei Wired/Gadget Lab

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