Invisible Apps

The term “invisible app” describe a mobile app that works in the background and automatically brings important things forward to you. Our phones have new sensors, faster connections, and with smarter things happening in the cloud, we’ll see more of this in the future. One of the big challenges has been creating the software to do these smart things for us. Some of the simplest, and most useful things require analyzing a lot of information. Weather is a good example: look atRead more

Vote for space150’s 2016 SXSW proposals

space150 is excited to share our speaking proposals for South by Southwest 2016 that are now live in the PanelPicker for your voting pleasure… Deep Web & Dark Social: Is Anything Really Private – Greg Swan & Marc Jensen​ Text is Dead: Emerging Visual Languages Online – Greg Swan & Nick Mastodon Embrace Data for an Algorithmic Content Strategy ​- Craig Key How Digital Can Solve Racial Disparity ​- Elliott Payne 5 Signs, Steps & Benefits of Nonstop Courage ​-Read more

Do Computers Dream?

Okay, that title is a bit misleading, but it’s hard not to go there…  stick with this for a minute. At Google I/O this year, Google announced the new Google Photos – a new approach to storing, organizing and searching photos. It’s been dubbed “Gmail for photos”, and they are hoping to do for photos what Gmail did for email. To that point, it’s a service (website + mobile apps) that allow you to easily sync and store photos. The differentiator forRead more

So it turns out fruit flies are self-aware and can play video games

According to a new report in the Journal of Neuroscience, fruit flies may be a higher order species than we may have thought. A crucial function of the brain is to be able to distinguish whether or not changes in the environment are caused by one’s own actions. Even the smallest brains appear to be capable of making this distinction, as has been shown by closed-loop behavioral experiments in flies controlling visual stimuli in virtual reality paradigms. Scientists at theRead more