Applied Technotopia

We scan the digital environment to examine the leading trends in emerging technology today to know more about future.

We have added a few indices around the site. Though we look to the future, we need to keep an eye on the present as well:

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IBMs new business unit for Watson with a $1 billion investment.

"(Reuters) - IBM (IBM.N) said it will invest more than $1 billion to establish a new business unit for Watson, as the tech giant hopes to get more revenue from the supercomputer system that beat humans on the television quiz show "Jeopardy". "(via Reuters)

A very innovative camera for solo photographers to capture their own moments.


Robot cameraman lets users take video selfies

While selfies have become a major trend in the past year — even leading one Japanese company to developselfie camera stands for tourists — they’re actually a practical way capture a meaningful moment when there’s no-one else around to do it. With this in mind, SOLOSHOT is a robotic camera tripod that automatically tracks the subject as they move, enabling athletes and performers to create dynamic video selfies. READ MORE…

A look at the most expensive cities in the world, as based on a crowdsourced survey (via UK News Feed)

An infographic look at digital marketing for 2014. (Interesting even if you aren’t involved in marketing as an indication as to how the digital landscape evolves).


Digital Marketing Trends 2014

Her (this is the trailer) is a movie examining digital connectivity, AI and our interaction with them.

While North America freezes, Australia melts.


Parts of Australia hit 50˚C/122˚F. Seems to be the new normal.

(via emergentfutures)

It seems everyone is on Twitter - even Australian sharks.


More Than 300 Sharks In Australia Are Now On Twitter

Sharks in Western Australia are now tweeting out where they are — in a way.

Government researchers have tagged 338 sharks with acoustic transmitters that monitor where the animals are. When a tagged shark is about half a mile away from a beach, it triggers a computer alert, which tweets out a message on the Surf Life Saving Western Australia Twitter feed. The tweet notes the shark’s size, breed and approximate location.

Since 2011, Australia has had more fatal shark attacks than any other country; there have been six over the past two years — the most recent in November.

The tagging system alerts beachgoers far quicker than traditional warnings, says Chris Peck, operations manager of Surf Life Saving Western Australia. “Now it’s instant information,” he tells Sky News, “and really people don’t have an excuse to say we’re not getting the information. It’s about whether you are searching for it and finding it.”