nprfreshair

nprfreshair:

New Show ‘Madam Secretary’ Pales In Comparison With ‘The Good Wife’ 

All these years in, I don’t have to spend much time raving about why I love The Good Wife. The legal cases they dramatize are as intelligent, and as multi-layered, as the characters, and the acting, from the guest stars as well as the regulars, is marvelous. Each week on The Good Wife, the show’s opening credits don’t show up until about 10 minutes into the show – and they always catch me by surprise, because by that time, I’m so involved with the plot, I forget that the credits haven’t run yet.  But when they arrive, with flair and a bit of dramatic punctuation, they always remind me, week in and week out, that I’m watching one of TV’s best dramas.

-Fresh Air TV Critic David Bianculli 

springwise
springwise:

Micro beacon stickers turn any object into a smart one
GPS already helps smartphones make sense of the outdoor world, and devices such as iBeacons are enabling indoor spaces such as stores and homes to be connected to mobile devices. For example, San Francisco Airport recently installed beacons to help blind people navigate its Terminal 2. Now Estimote stickers are tiny adhesive beacons that can be attached to any surface to help unconnected objects interact with smartphones. READ MORE…

springwise:

Micro beacon stickers turn any object into a smart one

GPS already helps smartphones make sense of the outdoor world, and devices such as iBeacons are enabling indoor spaces such as stores and homes to be connected to mobile devices. For example, San Francisco Airport recently installed beacons to help blind people navigate its Terminal 2. Now Estimote stickers are tiny adhesive beacons that can be attached to any surface to help unconnected objects interact with smartphones. READ MORE…

thisistheverge
thisistheverge:

Goodbye Macworld
After two decades in print, Macworld announced this week that the print magazine will shut down. Jason Snell was Macworld’s lead editor for more than a decade, and – along with many of his former colleagues – is moving on. Jason has launched a new site, Six Colors, where he will continue covering Apple and the technology industry at large. We asked him to reflect on his experience as one of the industry’s most prolific Apple watchers.

thisistheverge:

Goodbye Macworld
After two decades in print, Macworld announced this week that the print magazine will shut down. Jason Snell was Macworld’s lead editor for more than a decade, and – along with many of his former colleagues – is moving on. Jason has launched a new site, Six Colors, where he will continue covering Apple and the technology industry at large. We asked him to reflect on his experience as one of the industry’s most prolific Apple watchers.

smarterplanet
smarterplanet:

IBM Watson Analytics - Overview
Get better data
IBM® Watson™ Analytics helps you find and improve data sets with the touch of a button.
Understand your business
Watson Analytics brings an engaging analytics experience in conversational terms you can understand.
Whether you have a question to answer, an assumption to test or you are not sure what you want, Watson Analytics has you covered.

smarterplanet:

IBM Watson Analytics - Overview

Get better data

IBM® Watson™ Analytics helps you find and improve data sets with the touch of a button.


Understand your business

Watson Analytics brings an engaging analytics experience in conversational terms you can understand.

Whether you have a question to answer, an assumption to test or you are not sure what you want, Watson Analytics has you covered.

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Watson, the decision whisperer
At the rate you hear the words ‘big data’ and ‘analytics’ thrown around these days, you might think everyone was using them. And sadly you’d be wrong. In reality, most business folks leave insights out of their decisions because the tools to extract them are too complicated. Here’s a new name to drop. IBM Watson Analytics. Using natural language and a keyboard, anyone can go mining data for instant insights. Just ask your question and Watson can help guide you through answers. No fancy statistics degree required. Get the scoop →

This is a big wow. A big move to bring the consumer into what is an enterprise level application. Watson and IBM are exploring the future that will begin to shape the commercial culture that we will enjoy.

ibmblr:

Watson, the decision whisperer

At the rate you hear the words ‘big data’ and ‘analytics’ thrown around these days, you might think everyone was using them. And sadly you’d be wrong. In reality, most business folks leave insights out of their decisions because the tools to extract them are too complicated. Here’s a new name to drop. IBM Watson Analytics. Using natural language and a keyboard, anyone can go mining data for instant insights. Just ask your question and Watson can help guide you through answers. No fancy statistics degree required. Get the scoop →

This is a big wow. A big move to bring the consumer into what is an enterprise level application. Watson and IBM are exploring the future that will begin to shape the commercial culture that we will enjoy.