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Answers are cheap, Questions are expensive

Kids are better when they can explore the world following their curiosities freely building what they care to build, rather than being boxed at school repeating and memorizing facts they don't care for. We need creative, inquisitive, and persistent children to shape our future.

Free the kids and trust the new generation as they always were and will be the ones that changed the world!

#disrupteducation   #schoolisboring   #happychildrensday   #yearnandlearn  
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The day love conquered all is a day to remember.

The Supreme Court of US just ruled that love is love... and everyone is equal!

It feels like the country – and the internet – just burst into an explosion of hugs and rainbows. No matter who you are or who you love, you gotta be smiling right now.

This is what they wrote, a beautiful ending passage on marriage may bring a tear to your eye:
No union is more profound than marriage, for it embodies the highest ideals of love, fidelity, devotion, sacrifice, and family. In forming a marital union, two people become something greater than once they were. As some of the petitioners in these cases demonstrate, marriage embodies a love that may endure even past death. It would misunderstand these men and women to say they disrespect the idea of marriage. Their plea is that they do respect it, respect it so deeply that they seek to find its fulfillment for themselves. Their hope is not to be condemned to live in loneliness, excluded from one of civilization’s oldest institutions.They ask for equal dignity in the eyes of the law. The Constitution grants them that right.
The judgment of the Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit is reversed.
It is so ordered.

I got to know about this when it was released way back,  through this video: https://youtu.be/HAKtEI7PBho
It was for first time, I realized, how difficult it was for this community to even survive on daily basis, and that video was motivating enough
to strive for equality.

#lovewins   #pride   #proudtolove   #itgetsbetter   #yearnandlearn  
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When a father gives to his son, both laugh; when a son gives to his father, both cry.

I believe that what we become depends on what our fathers teach us at odd moments, when they aren't trying to teach us. We are formed by little scraps of wisdom.

#fathersday2015   #projectglass   #googleglass  
 
Helping us reel in the ‘huge’ fish, catching us when we stumbled, reading the same book 453 times, and being there for us no matter what. Dads are pretty awesome. 
We asked a few dads to share their favorite moments to celebrate Father’s Day #throughglass. Click on the photos below to learn more about each story.
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Over the next 10 years, the battles between incumbents and software-powered insurgents will be epic.

More and more major businesses and industries are being run on software and delivered as online services—from movies to agriculture to national defense. Many of the winners are technology companies that are invading and overturning established industry structures. Over the next 10 years, many more industries will be disrupted by software, with new world-beating companies doing the disruption in more cases than not. With lower start-up costs and a vastly expanded market for online services, the result is a global economy that for the first time will be fully digitally wired.

There are many dramatic examples of this phenomenon of software eating a traditional business like,

Books:  The suicide of Borders and corresponding rise of Amazon. Today, the world's largest bookseller, +Amazon.com, is a software company—its core capability is its amazing software engine for selling virtually everything online, no retail stores necessary.

Today's largest video service by number of subscribers is a software company: +Netflix, not Blockbuster. Now other traditional entertainment providers are facing the same threat. +Comcast, +Time Warner Cable and others are responding by transforming themselves into software companies with efforts such as TV Everywhere.

Music: Dominant music companies are software companies too, +Spotify & +Pandora.

Entertainment/Videogame: Fastest growing entertainment companies are videogame makers, again software like Zynga, that delivers its games entirely online and +Rovio(Angry birds). Meanwhile videogame biggies like Electronic Arts and +Nintendo have fallen.

Movies: Best new movie production company Pixar was a software company, +Disney had to buy Pixar to remain relevant in animated movies.

Photography: All photos that you take today have a software powered camera and photos are uploaded automatically to the Internet for permanent archiving and global sharing. Companies like +Google Photos+Snapfish and +Flickr have stepped into Kodak's place.

Retail: Largest direct marketing platform is a software company—Google. Now it's been joined by +Groupon, +LivingSocial, +Foursquare and others, which are using software to eat the retail marketing industry.

Telecom: Today's fastest growing telecom company is +Skype, a software company that was just bought by Microsoft (another software company). Meanwhile, the two biggest telecom companies, +AT&T and +Verizon of US, have survived by transforming themselves into software companies, partnering with other smartphone makers.

Recruiting: LinkedIn is today's fastest growing recruiting company, giving +LinkedIn the opportunity to eat the lucrative $400 billion recruiting industry.

Automotive: In today's cars, software runs the engines, controls safety features, entertains passengers, guides drivers to destinations and connects each car to mobile, satellite and GPS networks. The trend toward hybrid and electric vehicles will only accelerate the software shift—electric cars are completely computer controlled. And the creation of software-powered +Google Self-Driving Car Project is already under way at Google and the major car companies.

Retail: Today's leading real-world retailer, +Walmart uses software to power its logistics and distribution capabilities, which it has used to crush its competition.

Logistics: +FedEx, which is best thought of as a software network that happens to have trucks, planes and distribution hubs attached.

Airlines: Success or failure of airlines today and in the future hinges on their ability to price tickets and optimize routes and yields correctly—with software.

Natural Resources: Oil and gas companies were early innovators in supercomputing and data visualization and analysis, which are crucial to today's oil and gas exploration efforts.

Agriculture: is increasingly powered by software as well, including satellite analysis of soils linked to per-acre seed selection software algorithms.

Finance: This industry has been visibly transformed by software over the last 30 years. Practically every financial transaction, from someone buying a cup of coffee to someone trading a trillion dollars of credit default derivatives, is done in software.

Defense: is increasingly software-based. The modern combat soldier is embedded in a web of software that provides intelligence, communications, logistics and weapons guidance. Software-powered drones launch airstrikes. Intelligence agencies do large-scale data mining with software to uncover and track potential terrorist plots.

Health care and education, are next up for fundamental software-based transformation. Both of these industries, have been highly resistant to entrepreneurial change, are primed for tipping by great new software-centric entrepreneurs. And the impact has already started, think +Khan Academy, +Udacity, etc.

We're in the middle of a dramatic and broad technological and economic shift in which software companies are poised to take over large swathes of the economy.

Companies in every industry need to assume that a software revolution is coming. Instead of questioning their valuations, let's seek to understand how the new generation of technology companies are doing what they do, what the broader consequences are for businesses and the economy.

I've read this article in last few years many many times, and since then try going through it, atleast once a year, and it shakes me up almost every time. Just imagining, that everything is & eventually will be software powered in itself is a huge thing.

#disruptivesoftware   #softwareevolution   #yearnandlearn  
Far from a bubble, we're watching a new generation of tech start-ups realize the Web's original potential, says Marc Andreessen.
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His poems resurrect the newspaper when everyone else is declaring it dead

Using copyright restrictions as inspiration. Instead of starting with a blank page, poet grabs the +The New York Times and a permanent marker and eliminates the words he doesn't need.

Working from the constraints of the words already present in a newspaper article or column, +Austin Kleon uses a marker to black out words, subtracting from the original content until only his own message is left. Even more than that, Austin has copyright restrictions to think about, since he’s using someone else’s work.

The poems exist thanks to petty crime, writer’s block, and the Internet. In fact, Kleon found a way around all three problems. He’ll never have to face the terror of a blank page again. Newspaper Blackout is a collection of poetry made by redacting newspaper articles with a permanent marker, leaving only a few words behind. Essentially, he destroys someone else’s intellectual property to create something new.

The blackouts stay afloat in the murky, often dangerous waters of the “fair use” doctrine, a provision in copyright law that entitles the public to reproduce portions of copyrighted materials without permission, mainly for comment or criticism. Rather than limiting his creativity, these constraints make the poems better.

Turning the constraints of fair use into artistic constraints actually leads him to make better blackout poems. An excellent example of working within constraints.

#creativeconstraints   #newspaperblackout   #yearnandlearn
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Dancer wows the America’s Got Talent crowd with help from Google Glass

Google Glass is often highlighted doing some rather remarkable things. One of those times occurred recently when on the America’s Got Talent, Benjamin Yonattan turned up sporting Glass.

Yonattan from Guatemala, who is registered blind, can only see in small detail with essentially limited peripheral vision, what is effectively a hole the size of a straw. However, during his introduction to the Judges, Yonattan explained that +Google Glass has helped him to be able to see much better and improves his overall level of vision. Of course, Yonattan does go on to explain that Glass is “not perfect” but certainly does help more than anything else. Following which, Yonattan does a great job with his interpretational dance performance and ends up wowing the crowd and the judges.

#googleglass #projectglass #dancewithglass #americasgottalent  
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Your hands are about to become your input device with help from Google

Enter, Project Soli. At its root, it's a fingernail-sized radar chip and an advanced set of algorithms that interpret the data that the array feeds back into a connected device. The purpose of those algorithms is to analyze the fine-grain motions of your hands and fingers. Simply by sliding their thumb against their forefinger, the device knows what the user is trying to do, and that's because the embedded radar chip is taking the feedback it's getting in real time and using algorithms to understand that this is what the person's fingers are doing.

It’s a tiny chip, one I hope will soon be remarkably easy to add to nearly any device: inside the frame of a VR helmet, the bezel of a smartwatch, the chassis of your phone. It can detect movement of less than a millimeter—you hold your hand as still as possible, and it still sees huge motion. 3,000 times a second, it collects information about where your hand and fingers are, and what they’re doing. It only cares about motion. And through Google’s machine-learning algorithms, it’s beginning to see gestures in what it captures. More importantly, it can see and recognize the tiniest, most specific of movements, and translate that to your gadgets.

This is one of those things that could mark a real leap in how consumer electronics are designed and evolve. This just reminded me of my Minority Report & Tony Stark fantasies. Didn't I tell you, I live in future..

#googleatap   #gesturerecognition   #projectsoli   #yearnandlearn  
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+John Langley Absolutely, the possibilities are endless, and equal parts impressive and terrifying. These chips can collect a lot of data, that too very fast.
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Here is your Google Brain. I read it. Interesting but a bit irrelevant to the current activity at Google. :) Tige Tige.

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1g5ir47OAd6Vmn0DttFFmMAbsL4vnbyVF1RqSW2Oj1B8/edit?usp=docslist_api
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Building the Google Brain

The more Google understands, the better it understands you

Neural nets are modeled on the way biological brains learn. When you attempt a new task, a certain set of neurons will fire. You observe the results, and in subsequent trials your brain uses feedback to adjust which neurons get activated. Over time, the connections between some pairs of neurons grow stronger and other links weaken, laying the foundation of a memory. A neural net essentially replicates this process in code.

Deep Learning: the entire system could be trained, or even train itself, to divine coherence from random inputs, much in a way that a newborn learns to organize the data pouring into his or her virgin senses. We’re imbuing it with the ability to learn for itself from experience just like a human would do and therefore it can master things that maybe we don’t know how to program. It’s exciting to see that when it comes up with a new strategy in an Atari game that the programmers didn’t know about.

When millions of users used a certain word interchangeably with another (dog or puppy, for instance), Google would quickly utilize that knowledge to understand queries better and to learn things like synonyms.

Google Search’s next big step: understanding the real world to make a huge leap in accurately giving users the answers to their questions as well as spontaneously surfacing information to satisfy their needs.

#googlebrain #deeplearning   #neuralturingmachine #artificialintelligence   #yearnandlearn  
Inside Google’s massive effort in Deep Learning, which could make already-smart search into scary-smart search
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Helping us reel in the ‘huge’ fish, catching us when we stumbled, reading the same book 453 times, and being there for us no matter what. Dads are pretty awesome. 
We asked a few dads to share their favorite moments to celebrate Father’s Day #throughglass. Click on the photos below to learn more about each story.
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Dancer wows the America’s Got Talent crowd with help from Google Glass

Google Glass is often highlighted doing some rather remarkable things. One of those times occurred recently when on the America’s Got Talent, Benjamin Yonattan turned up sporting Glass.

Yonattan from Guatemala, who is registered blind, can only see in small detail with essentially limited peripheral vision, what is effectively a hole the size of a straw. However, during his introduction to the Judges, Yonattan explained that +Google Glass has helped him to be able to see much better and improves his overall level of vision. Of course, Yonattan does go on to explain that Glass is “not perfect” but certainly does help more than anything else. Following which, Yonattan does a great job with his interpretational dance performance and ends up wowing the crowd and the judges.

#googleglass #projectglass #dancewithglass #americasgottalent  
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80% of time spent in just five apps

Most, marketers’ are rushing to develop mobile applications while overlooking how consumers are spending a significant portion of their app time with several high-utility apps. On an average, in 2015 consumers in the United States and Britain use 24 apps per month but spend more than 80% of the time in their five most time-consuming apps.
So, marketers need to borrow their way to their customers’ home screens by partnering with the few apps that command the majority of consumers’ mobile prime time.

It's time, marketers rethink their app strategy with a stronger focus on engaging users on frequently used third-party apps while not abandoning their apps.

#mobileapps   #appinsights   #appmarketing   #yearnandlearn  
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Hey you've found me, am Deepak.
I'm passionate about Technology & Marketing.
I live/work in a world where information & people are effortlessly connected, the World Wide Web aka Internet.
I've been enamored with Technology since high school, as technology at its core, is transformational and gets me excited since it builds on itself, it causes each change to happen faster than the change before it.

Besides following Emerging technologies and Semantic Web, I'm a:
- Tech.(+Sci-Fi) Geek & Evangelist
- Blogger @ Words From Web Worker
- Community Manager @ Project Glass by Google
- Visual Thinker (Mindmapping)
- Lifehacker/learner with a penchant for tinkering
- Enjoy Storytelling, Music and Psychology.
- An avid reader and inquisitive soul(The adjective that best describes me is curious.)

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I am not satisfied with the world as it is, so intend to change it. You only get to change the world and make an impact by thinking outside the box and constantly tinkering - refusing to accept the status quo for all that is possible. Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do.
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