I maker e Arduino: che cosa fanno gli artigiani digitali

L’unione tra artigianato e tecnologie nasce da alcune premesse e fortunati incroci storici, a partire dall’accessibilità degli strumenti, la crescente semplicità e la circolazione della conoscenza resa possibile da internet e la filosofia open source. Continue

La moneta sparisce in tutto il mondo: crescita senza fine per i pagamenti senza contanti

Anche la Apple si prepara a sbarcare in grande stile nel mondo dei pagamenti mobili: insieme all’iPhone6 ha lanciato anche la piattaforma Apple Pay che permetterà di pagare semplicemente via telefonino. Continue

How the Internet of Things Changes Business Models

As the Internet of Things (IoT) spreads, the implications for business model innovation are huge. Filling out well-known frameworks and streamlining established business models won’t be enough. Continue

Principles for Open Innovation and Open Leadingship

Just found this awesome 27 min talk by Joi Ito on the 9 principles of open innovation. They are not that new – first version appeared in 2012 – but they seem to have matured, like good wine in well kept cellars. Almost every sentence he speaks is tweetable continue

Steve Jobs Sent This Email To A Startup Who Helped Design One Of The First iPad Apps

How do you know whether or not your iOS app is going to be a hit? Getting an email from Steve Jobs is probably a strong indicator.
Ashish Toshniwal, the 31-year-old CEO of app design firm Y Media Labs, told Business Insider about how one of the first iPad apps his startup helped create impressed the late Apple CEO and co-founder. continue

How I bypassed 2-Factor-Authentication on Google, Facebook, Yahoo, LinkedIn, and many others.

I remember fondly two years ago, when 2-Factor-Authentication (2FA) became popular and well used across major web applications (Google, Facebook, Yahoo and others). I found, my naive sixteen year old self unable to come to terms for why the genius idea had not been thought of before. continue

Business Adapts to a New Style of Computer: How Internet of Things will change it

The technology industry is preparing for the Internet of things, a type of computing characterized by small, often dumb, usually unseen computers attached to objects. These devices sense and transmit data about the environment or offer new means of controlling it. continue

Teaching languages with technology: tools that help students become fluent | Teacher Network | Guardian Professional

Young people live their lives through technology: they are the web generation and they are hungry for more. Our challenge is to channel the natural enthusiasm our pupils have for ICT by using it in their everyday lives and embed it purposefully into the modern foreign languages (MFL) classroom. continue

UPS Just Delivered a $400,000 Drone to Some Dude by Mistake

No one’s perfect, least of all UPS. But as far as mistakes go, this is just about as bad—and expensive—as it gets. Thanks to one hell of a mixup, Reddit user Seventy_Seven just got a $400,000 unmanned aerial vehicle delivered straight to his doorstep. Talk about service. continue

How Wearable Tech Could Save Your Life

Wearable technology has come a long way since the first wristwatch was made by Patek Philippe & Co of Switzerland in 1868. Today, wearable devices can monitor our health, track our diets — and potentially save our lives.
Despite Nike’s recent decision to lay of staff from its FuelBand wearable tech division, the market potential of the wearable tech industry still seems to be huge, with Juniper Research recently stating that revenues from smart wearable devices will hit $19 billion by 2018. continue

Smartphones: The Silent Killer Of The Web As You Know It

The PC is dying, long live the PC! These headlines have been thrown around for years, as sales of laptops and desktops have continually dwindled downward.

The tablet has long been pinned as the murderer of the traditional computers and it certainly looked like it was going to be the one to do away with them (perhaps in a few years), with the focus of many companies such as Apple and Microsoft shifting towards a tablet-first world. continue

Stephen Hawking Says A.I. Could Be Our ‘Worst Mistake In History’

The world’s most famous physicist is warning about the risks posed by machine superintelligence, saying that it could be the most significant thing to ever happen in human history — and possibly the last. continue