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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The dramatic growth in smartphones sales.


The long-awaited switch to Android-first app development hasn’t happened yet

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A look at Android Wear - Googles smartwatch.

From the moment Google kicked off its I/O developers’ conference on Wednesday, it was clear that wearables and Android Wear would feature prominently, as a parade of Google employees took the stage wearing mostly big-screened bulky-looking watches on their wrists. (via Gizmag)

A look at global seismic activity. (Sadly I can’t find the time-frame for this gif).


This image shows Earth’s tectonic plates, and the location of earthquakes and volcanic activity along the plate boundaries. 

What causes earthquakes, and why are they so unpredictable? Seismic waves that pass through the planet hold the answer to these questions. Their patterns can reveal hidden dynamics—hotspots, deep-diving rock, melting mantle—in Earth’s interior. 

Watch a video featuring the group that is installing seismometers across the United States, and check out our SeismoDome event, happening tonight in the Hayden Planetarium.

(via we-are-star-stuff)

A look at the Ebola outbreak in Guinea.



Ebola Outbreak ‘Tip of the Iceberg,’ Experts Say

(From NBC)

Interesting maglev toys to be available 2015


 ”Takara Tomy promised us that maglev technology would make its way to playsets next year, when we spoke at this year’s Tokyo Toy Show. It had two very different toys on hand, one a train that the company claims can reach up to 600 KPH (relative to its scale, at least). ” -  High-speed maglev toys are coming in 2015

Jersey to become a “Bitcoin Isle” would be a good endorsement for the cryptocurrency.

There are advantages to being a tiny, self-governing speck in the English Channel, and the ability to create a “welcoming” financial habitat is certainly one of them. But Jersey has ambitions beyond just being a haven for regular cash. Its Treasury Minister, Senator Philip Ozouf, says he wants the island become a pioneer in the use of crypto-currencies too, and he’s backed up by a campaign group that’s dedicated to creating the world’s first “Bitcoin Isle.” (via Tax haven Jersey now wants to become ‘Bitcoin Island’)

 Our daily Shuttle magnificence!


NASA’s Space Shuttle Atlantis breaking the sound barrier as it soars towards space on 8 September 2000

(via starstuffblog)