What’s a Chromebook good for? How about running PHOTOSHOP? • The Register

Photoshop is the only application from Adobe’s suite that’s getting the streaming treatment so far, but the company says it plans to offer other applications via the same tech soon. That doesn’t mean it’s planning to phase out its on-premise applications, though. via What’s a Chromebook good for? How about running PHOTOSHOP? • The Register.… Continue reading What’s a Chromebook good for? How about running PHOTOSHOP? • The Register

Apple’s CDN Now Live: Has Paid Deals With ISPs, Massive Capacity In Place – Dan Rayburn – StreamingMediaBlog.com

Since last year, Apple’s been hard at work building out their own CDN and now those efforts are paying off. Recently, Apple’s CDN has gone live in the U.S. and Europe and the company is now delivering some of their own content, directly to consumers. In addition, Apple has interconnect deals in place with multiple… Continue reading Apple’s CDN Now Live: Has Paid Deals With ISPs, Massive Capacity In Place – Dan Rayburn – StreamingMediaBlog.com

Audrey Watters: The Future of Ed-Tech is a Reclamation Project #DLFAB

We can reclaim the Web and more broadly ed-tech for teaching and learning. But we must reclaim control of the data, content, and knowledge we create. We are not resources to be mined. Learners do not enter our schools and in our libraries to become products for the textbook industry and the testing industry and… Continue reading Audrey Watters: The Future of Ed-Tech is a Reclamation Project #DLFAB

Testing, Testing: How Google And Amazon Can Help Make Websites Rock Solid – ReadWrite

It’s not unprecedented: Google already offers a testing suite for Android apps, though that’s focused on making sure they run well on smartphones and tablets, not testing the cloud-based services they connect to. If Google added testing services for the websites and services those apps connect to, it would have an end-to-end lock on developing… Continue reading Testing, Testing: How Google And Amazon Can Help Make Websites Rock Solid – ReadWrite

Microsoft Office applications barely used by many employees, new study shows – Techworld.com

After stripping out unnecessary licensing Office licenses, organisations were left with a hybrid environment, part cloud, part desktop Office. via Microsoft Office applications barely used by many employees, new study shows – Techworld.com. The Center IT outfit I work for is dumping as much on premise Exchange Mailbox hosting as it can. However we are… Continue reading Microsoft Office applications barely used by many employees, new study shows – Techworld.com

Google Glass teardown puts rock-bottom price on hardware • The Register

A teardown report on Google Glass is raising eyebrows over suggestions that the augmented reality headset costs as little as $80 to produce. via Google Glass teardown puts rock-bottom price on hardware • The Register. One more reason to not be a Glasshole is you don’t want to be a sucker. Given what the Oculus… Continue reading Google Glass teardown puts rock-bottom price on hardware • The Register

Epson Moverio BT-200 AR Glasses In Person, Hands On

Even Moverio’s less powerful (compared to VR displays) head tracking would make something like Google Glass overheat, McCracken said, which is why Glass input is primarily voice command or a physical touch. McCracken, who has developed for Glass, said that more advanced uses can only be accomplished with something more powerful. via Epson Moverio BT-200… Continue reading Epson Moverio BT-200 AR Glasses In Person, Hands On

Jon Udell on filter failure

It’s time to engineer some filter failure Jon’s article points out his experience of the erosion of serendipity or at least opposing view points that social media enforces (somewhat) accidentally. I couldn’t agree more. One of the big promises of the Internet was that it was unimaginably vast and continuing to grow. The other big promise was that… Continue reading Jon Udell on filter failure

Sebastian Thrun and Udacity

Sebastian Thrun
Sebastian Thrun (Photo credit: novas0x2a)

Sebastian Thrun and Udacity

MOOCs may not be the future of higher education. But they will be the future of Corporate Training. You can bet money on that. In fact money IS being bet on that right now. Udacity has gone from attempting to create a higher ed paradigm shifting option to a more conventional platform for conducting training for employees of corporations willing to pay money to host on their platform.

Now that’s a change we can all believe in, as trainers and traveling, itinerant consultants can sit at their home base and run the sessions synchronously or asynchronously as time allows or demands change. Yes, hands on training may be the best but the best training is the one you actually can provion, pay for and get people to attend. Otherwise, it’s all an exercise in human potential waiting to be tapped, but at times more often opportunities lost outright. Just in Time training? Hardly, how about cost-effective training provided in a plentiful manner? Absolutely yes.

Apple, Google Just Killed Portable GPS Devices | Autopia | Wired.com

Note this is a draft of an article I wrote back in June when Apple announced it was going to favor its own Maps app over Google Maps and take G-Maps out of the Apple Store altogether. This blog went on hiatus just 2 weeks after that. And a whirlwind number of staff changes occurred… Continue reading Apple, Google Just Killed Portable GPS Devices | Autopia | Wired.com