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What’s new--and what’s next-- in ed tech, consumer electronics, and more (as of 200910)

What’s new--and what’s next-- in ed tech, consumer electronics, and more (as of 200910)

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  • Faster, silent, low power usage, high mechanical reliabilityCon: still expensive [$2 to $4 per GB]Pliant Technology claims their 3.5-inch enterprise SSD can read at speeds up to 500 megabytes per seconds and write 320 megabytes per second. Basically, you could copy the contents of a 2 terabyte drive in around an hour.
  • E Ink Corp (founded 1997) / PhilipsSony Reader, the Amazon Kindle, October 2008 Esquire [flashing text]tiny microcapsules
  • Launch:November 19, 2007600 x 800Downloads overAmazon Whispernet using the SprintEVDO network / free wifiLinux – 256 MB to 2 GB storageFreescale 532 MHz, ARM-11DRM - proprietary Kindle format
  • Launch: June 29, 2007 (3GS: June 19, 2009)320 × 480 pxSamsung S5PC100 ARM Cortex-A8833 MHz underclocked to 600 MHz16 & 32 GB storage
  • cost between $700 and $90010.7 inches (diagonally) and will run the iPhone operating systemThe tablet will sport a higher resolution than the iPhone or iPod Touch screen: “Expect something like 5-6 times the resolution of an iPod Touch or iPhone screen (720p or thereabouts) and 7 times the touchable surface area,” writes iLounge.Also, there will be one version equipped with 3G networking and one without. This would make the 3G model a bigger version of the iPhone, and the non-3G tablet a larger iPod Touch.tablet would specialize “as a slate-like replacement for books and magazines.”
  • BB vs everyone elseIDM
  • Did TV kill radio? Did the Internet kill TV?
  • Around since 1982Minority Report (2002) / CSI Miami
  • controller-free gaming and entertainment experience

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  • The State of the Craft
    What’s new--and what’s next--in ed tech, consumer electronics, and more.
  • What we define as a “computer” will fundamentally change.
  • Flash Memory
    Image source: SanDisk
  • Electronic Ink
    Image source: Gizmodo
  • Amazon Kindle
    Image source: Amazon.com
  • Liquid Crystal Display
    Image source: Wikipedia
  • Apple iPhone/iPod Touch
    Image source: Apple
  • E-Ink vs. LCD
    Image source: Amazon.com and Apple
  • Apple “Mac Tablet” (2010?)
    Image source: Gizmodo
  • Microsoft “Courier” (2010?)
    Image source: Gizmodo
  • Organic LED (Mid-2010s?)
    Image source: CEATAC and Gizmodo
  • The “Cloud”
    Image source: Purdue University
  • How we interact with “computers” will fundamentally change.
  • Dead? No. Mobile? Of course not.
    Image source: Microsoft
  • Multitouch
    Image source: Wikipedia
  • Microsoft Surface
    Image source: Microsoft
  • Gesture-Based Control
    Image source: Wikipedia
  • Nintendo Wii
    Image source: Nintendo
  • Microsoft “Project Natal” (2010?)
    Image source: Microsoft
  • Voice Control
    Image source: Apple, BMW, and Google
  • Hardware Agnostic “Clickers”
    Image source: Poll Everywhere
  • How we view and interact with the world around us will fundamentally change.
  • Augmented Reality
    Image source: Carolco Pictures
  • Example: GE Smart Grid
    Image source: GE
  • Example: Wikitude World Browser
    Image source: Wikitude
  • How can you keep up?
  • Helpful Resources
    USC Center for Scholarly Technologycst.usc.edu
    EDUCAUSEeducause.edu
    NITLEnitle.org
    MIT Technology Reviewtechnologyreview.com
    The Wired Campuschronicle.com/blog/Wired-Campus/5/
    Engadgetengadget.com
    Gizmodo [warning: some links are occasionally NSFW]gizmodo.com
  • In Summary
    What we define as a “computer” will fundamentally change.
    How we interact with “computers” will fundamentally change.
    How we view and interact with the world around us will fundamentally change.
    And all of this is happening today. Now.
  • The State of the Craft
    What’s new--and what’s next—in ed tech, consumer electronics, and more.