Could a robot have written this post? The rise of the Robo-journalist

Posted by & filed under AI/Artificial Intelligence, Emerging Technologies, Ethical issues, IT Trends.

At large news agencies where speed is crucial, template-style stories have long been used for company results, allowing journalists to simply key in the relevant facts and numbers and fire off the dispatch. Often disparagingly referred to as ‘churnalism,’ some of the larger media organisations — including the L.A. Times and Associated Press — have… Read more »

Microsoft HoloLens – Transform your world with holograms

Posted by & filed under Augmented Reality, Emerging Technologies, Virtual Reality Training.

The latest technology from Microsoft claims to be one that will transform how you work and play. Source: Microsoft Date: January 22, 2015 Link: Discussion 1) As you watch this video, think of how you might use it to do something revolutionary. How does the IT help this happen? 2) You will notice that… Read more »

Intel’s CEO talks wearable technology, the PC, and what’s in store for the future.

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Intel’s CEO is at CES (Consumer Electronics Show) talking about the future and how Intel will play a role. Source: CNN Date: January 16th, 2015 Link (to paste into browser): Discussion 1) Intel’s CEO is one of the most influential people in the world when it comes to the future of tech. Do you… Read more »


Posted by & filed under Career, Emerging Technologies, The University of Montana.

This is a quadcopter with stabilization gimble attached to a wireless ground monitor for the on-board HD video camera. Total cost (as of October 24, 2014) is $1,500. Quadcopter – Wireless video monitor – HD Video – Source: University of Montana School of Business Administration Date: OCtober 24th, 2014 Link: Discussion 1)… Read more »

How much does your iPhone really cost?

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The iPhone 6 costs you $649 retail but only $227 to make. This video breaks down the actual costs of all the key parts of the iPhone. Source: CNN Money Date: September 26th, 2014 Link: Discussion Questions 1) Is the $400 mark up by Apple purely based on brand and brand loyalty, or is… Read more »

White space TV frequency internet developed for rural communities

Posted by & filed under Emerging Technologies, Entertainment, IT Infrastructure. Discussion: Access to super-fast broadband is something many people in the UK take for granted. However, for people living in some of the country’s more remote areas, it can be difficult to even get a connection. Developers claim TV white space technology may be the answer to this problem. Source: BBC Date: August 30, 2014 Link:… Read more »

Glasses to Make You a Real-Life Tony Stark

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Discussion: Techies and scientists have always dreamed of being able to interact with 3-D holograms, the same way that Tony Stark does in the movie “Iron Man”. This reality might be closer then you think. A start up company, Meta, based out of California is working on creating a pair of augmented-reality glasses that allow you… Read more »

100 Seconds With Pogue: Galaxy Gear

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Discussion: Pogue takes a look at the new Samsung Galaxy Watch, giving us the pros and cons of this technology. The watch can only be used with the newer versions of the Samsung phone or tablet, which allows you to control the settings of the watch. The watch displays notifications, texts, and you can also have… Read more »

How your heartbeat could replace passwords?

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Discussion: Think about the possibility of being able to access your email in a heartbeat. A start up company has created a wristband that recognizes your electrode cardiogram, or in other words the unique elements of each persons pulse. The user just places their finger on the senor, in order for the wristband to read the… Read more »

Vest allows dog to “talk” to owner

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Discussion: The Georgia Tech team has developed a vest that could potentially give trained dogs the ability to alert their owner when they are in danger. The vest contains different flaps that allow the dog to either bite, touch, or pull, in order to signal that the owner is in danger. “This is a FIDO project… Read more »