The future of touchscreen?

Thought the touch screen technology seen in films like Minority Report was far away in the future? I think even the creators behind that film would be surprised by how fast technology has caught up. Tablets and touch screen phones are now commonplace. So, what next?

A new video from Gorilla Glass manufacturer Corning shows exactly what they’ve got planned for the short-term and long-term future. By the looks of things, touch screen technology could change everything from our choice of wardrobe and drive to work, to education in schools and augmented reality.

It’s a fascinating watch. Take a look.


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How much does Facebook know about you?

We’re all well aware that Facebook pushes the boundaries somewhat when it comes to privacy and security. In fact, it doesn’t seem like a month has gone by this year without a Facebook privacy data piece hitting the headlines.

But this video shows just how much data is held on each person (mobile users in particular may be unaware how much information Facebook has on their location). According to the video, messages and statuses are kept on file, long after they’ve been deleted. When Facebook provided Max, the man in the video, with his personal data he was shocked to get a CD back with 1222 PDFs. Max has since asked for further information, but Facebook has declined due to ‘confidential business matter.’

In fairness, it’s hardly big news that Facebook know a lot about us. We share so much personal information on Facebook, that sometimes it’s easy to forget that there’s a company behind it.

 

Source: http://www.taz.de/!81248/


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Samsung takes on Apple – and takes the mick

Apple fans are a passionate bunch (I say that as One Of Them). But those who don’t own an iGadget can be just as passionate about their distaste for the fruity brand. Especially Apple’s competitors.

While some of them can come across – well – a bit bitter, Samsung has decided to create quite a clever advert based on this competitiveness. It follows a line of people waiting for a new phone launch (not named but various hints suggest it’s an Apple product). While waiting, they notice a few people nearby using a Galaxy S11, and ask to see it. While some are impressed others dismiss it, with one man saying “I could never get a Samsung, I’m creative.” To which his friend replies “Dude, you’re a barista.

Samsung has managed to suggest that Apple users are brand lemmings, without actually saying it’s Apple!


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