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Tommaso Gritti
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Brilliant! This is a clear example of how asking simple questions can often lead to great findings!
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Brilliant and inspiration to think outside the box especially for kids
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The fact that Apple will launch an iWatch this year is no secret. It can be debated whether Google's announcement of Android Wear is an attempt to steal some market and attention from Apple or a strong enough competitor. It will mostly depend on the quality (and battery life!!) of the devices third parties hardware manufacturers will put on the market.
The approach of focusing smart watches to context sensitive notifications and heavy use of Google Now and voice commands seems a very compelling direction, away from initial products trying to replicate full smartphone functionality on a watch for factor.
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When Google extended Maps to indoor localization within shopping malls, new services immediately started to become within reach: navigation towards a specific article, directions towards a new promotion, cross-sales.
There are obviously limitations of the accuracy and reliability of indoor localization based on triangulation of WiFi and 3G network signals.
The potential of services linked to indoor localization, and the lack of cheap and reliable technology which enables it has pushed several companies to enter the domain.
Some of them propose to use additional hardware in the form of low cost RF beacons to be installed in the shop. These technique though require the installation of additional infrastructure, and often come with a hardware to be embedded into some form of portable device the consumer needs to carry around the shop to be localized (i.e. a basket, a kart, or barcode scanner).

Philips is now testing a new technology which enables indoor localization by means of LED fixtures and existing smartphones or tablets. The technology is developed in Philips Research, and promises to revolutionize the way we think about shopping.

Disclaimer: while I was part of the team which worked on this technology, this is not an official statement from Philips.
Ever spent ages wandering the grocery store while looking for a hard-to-find ingredient? If Philips brings its new connected retail lighting to your
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Why carrying around a bulky waterproof microscope if you can simply use your smartphone with a small extension? Pack in also a couple of health monitoring extensions (blood pressure, glucose...) and any smartphone is the perfect Swiss knife 2.0
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There is no doubt 3D printing food will become possible and even mainstream in the future, allowing not only to prepare meals faster, but also to create shapes and structures previously impossible.
The satisfaction of preparing from scratch something which looks, smells, and taste beautiful though will never be matched by any automatic technique.
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Agree it does not sound very inviting. Yet, if the starting point against which to compare is canned food, I can imagine some people will jump on it.
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There is a hugely untapped potential in exploitation of gasification for educational purposes. Just observe how kids can easily remember every name and feature of hundreds of monsters in any RPG game, and the idea of studying history, learning a language, or even programming, while playing a game makes perfect sense. 
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Great overview of the camera market from 2010 to 2013. Is the clear downwards trend in volume of camera produced implying we will end up taking pictures only with mobile phones? Regardless of how high the quality of each new generation of cameras embedded into smartphones can be, I would feel rather nostalgic in a few years to look back at a time in which we had to carry around a bag of lenses and think before taking a shot...
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4K video shot with Panasonic LUMIX GH4... if you have a screen (and a computer) which can view this in the highest resolution it is a real treat. Incredible to see how such a high quality video, only one year ago solely possible with professional equipment in the 5K+ $ range, is not available for 1.5K, in a camera which is both compact and versatile.

And, of course, some of the scenes are shot by flying the GH4 on a opti-copter... I need to get hold of one of those toys some day!
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"We will start directing the excess computational power available to remove the biggest problem of today's personal computers... The fact that a consumer needs to first learn how to use a computer before being able to use it as a very powerful problem solving machine".
This was Steve Jobs in 1980. After 33 we can safely say Apple has lead the way in reducing, and I would day to say eliminating, the barrier to entry in harnessing the power of technology.

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Visionary
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What originally sounded like a crazy ambition is effectively within reach or nearly completed, and Google became so much more. Exciting indeed to see what is next.
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Innovator with a passion for technology, design, and anything out of the ordinary. Love for photography, but still got quite a way to go!
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I am an innovator with a broad interest in technology, design and anything which is not ordinary.
Curiosity, creativity, drive for results, and enthusiasm are my main drivers. I am at my best when working with a team of diverse people, where a combination of quick thinking and soft skills are needed to excel. 

received the M.Sc degree in Electrical Engineering with specialization in Math and Physics, at Politecnico di Milano, in 2005. In the first months of 2006 I worked as a researcher at I.S.P.G. lab of Politecnico di Milano, in the field of markerless motion capture for human body pose estimation. In May 2006, I moved to Lausanne to work on evolutionary robotics. 

At the end of 2006 I joined the Video & Image processing group of Philips Research Laboratories, The Netherlands.
Since then I worked on real-time computer vision algorithms, with the aim of bridging the gap between proposed state-of-art academic research and robustness and reliability needed for consumer-ready applications. 
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We went in mid August 2012. Weather was good, so we could stay outside, right in front of the windmill, with cattle moving around in the distance, and only grass fields and trees to be seen. The food was fantastic (we had a 5 course), and the service impeccable. Looking forward to go back again!
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We went there 4 years ago, and we had probably the best 7 course menu of our life! Really impressive, with unexpected combinations of ingredients.
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