As we are all fond of saying, innovation follows pain points. Are we missing something in our uber-critical search capabilities that needs to be resolved? A colleague recently pointed me to a slim volume "Structured Search for Big Data" by Mikhail Gilula (published by Elsevier and available on Amazon) that argues that not only are our search tools deficient but that a complete revamp of the underlying key-word NoSQL DB structure is what's required. Use Google, Amazon, or any of the other life-critical search tools we've become so reliant upon and you are using key-word search on NoSQL. The pain that Gilula identifies is the length of time it takes the consumer to research and select complex merchandise for best deals resulting from the imprecision of the search results.
The aptly named 3D printer scanner, Zeus, may be a game changer in getting 3-dimensional printers into the consumer market. Invented at the University of Southern California's new incubator/accelerator, Viterbi Startup Garage, the team comes from a unique mix of robotics, artificial intelligence, and computer vision) and appears to be pushing the envelope, so to speak, in creating a multi-functional, all-in-one, 3D printer. You can check out the Kickstarter project: ZEUS: The World's First ALL-IN-ONE 3D Copy Machine. I am on my way over to the USC Viterbi Startup Garage this afternoon and I'm sure it will be an exciting visit considering that their Kickstarter project exceeded its $100,000 goal in 24 hours. Overfunding in the Kickstarter realm often means a project will catch a lot of attention and gain tremendous momentum.
Technology has always shaped architecture. The Romans built an empire on the back of the arch, while paving their roads in concrete. But the computer, which has already transformed architecture since its invention, has the potential to shake the very foundation of the discipline. But his latest project for the Centre Pompidou in Paris, Digital Grotesque II, takes the concept of algorithmic architecture beyond the scope of human–or even computer–comprehension. Created by an algorithm that uses the properties of subdivision to create intricate details down to the level of a grain of sand, Digital Grotesque II has 1.3 billion individual surfaces that were fabricated using a sandstone 3D printer.
HP Inc. HPQ -0.07 % agreed to buy Samsung Electronics Co. SSNHZ 0.00 % 's printer business for 1.05 billion, a deal designed to help the Silicon Valley company expand into high-volume devices that handle printing and copying for office work groups. The transaction, which is subject to regulatory approval, is expected to close within 12 months, the companies said Monday. After it is completed, Samsung has agreed to make an equity investment of 100 million to 300 million in HP through open-market stock purchases. HP, created as part of the breakup of Hewlett-Packard Co. last fall, sells personal computers but gets most of its profit from supplying ink and toner for the printers it sells. It is the market leader in the desktop-class printer segment.
Jennifer Jolly will tell you why, and help you fix the most common problems to date, including scam support. This 2016 file photo shows an HP printer on display at a store, in North Andover, Mass. I just chucked a two-year-old printer out a third story window. Watching it smash on the bricks below -- a spray of glass, pop of plastic, and jerky bounce of mangled metal -- was the most satisfying part of ever owning that stupid thing. According to a Consumer Reports survey published in March of this year, people ditch 75% of home printers within a few years of purchasing them, "because they had stopped working well or stopped working altogether."