1. Far Out: Predicting Long-Term Human Mobility

    Where are you going to be 285 days from now at 2PM?
    Focusing on one individual at a time, we can provide better reminders, search results, and advertisements by considering all the locations the person is likely to be close to in the future (e.g., “Need a haircut? In
    4 days, you will be within 100 meters of a salon that will have a $5 special at that time.”). At the social scale (people you know), we can leverage Far Out’s predictions to suggest a convenient place and time for everybody to meet, even when they are dispersed throughout the world.

    (Source: research.microsoft.com)

     
  2. Augmenting Social Reality in the Workplace

    The large amount of behavioral data that we can collect by digital means is starting to converge with technologies for shaping the world in response. Will we notify people when their environment is being subtly transformed? Is it even ethical to use data-driven techniques to persuade and influence people this way? These questions remain unanswered as technology leads us toward this augmented world.

    (Source: http)

     
  3. Smartphones Are Eating the World

    Smartphones have created a bridge between two previously separate industries—wireless networks and personal computing. For Internet firms and device makers, this means access to the world’s largest network of people.

     
  4. Creating An Adaptive System To Enhance UX

    '“Adaptive thinking” is a mindset that provides the tools necessary to significantly improve the user experience and enhance the intended purpose of the product by utilizing the technology that is readily available in every pocket. It is about learning the environment and the user and adapting to their current needs and situation. Therefore, designers should first design for the context of use and then design the set of functions that are triggered in relevant situations'

    (Source: uxdesign.smashingmagazine.com)

     
  5. Your Life In 2020

    'a future of ubiquitous computing is one where computers actually go unnoticed. That's 2020. It is when Nicholas Negroponte's assertion in 1995 of “being digital” switches to “been digital” because we will have been there and done that. Kids who have grown up stealing free views of recent movie releases online or regularly chatting with a friend in Bangalore or Atlanta will be working adults in a world where the notion of “work” has changed because of digital technology. But it's no longer “technology” in 2020 anymore—it's just how we get things done.'

    (Source: forbes.com)

     
  6. World’s First Virtual Supermarket Opens In Seoul

    Remember that subway platform supermarket in South Korea? Tesco and Samsung are taking this idea to the next level with their virtual HomePlus grocery store that opened its doors in Seoul two days ago.

    (Source: popupcity.net)

     
  7. Shop Right Off The Subway Wall With PayPal

    PayPal has created catalog ‘mobile shopping walls’ in 15 metro stations in Singapore. The large display features Valentine’s Day offers from eight participating retailers.
    via @dancall1

    (Source: psfk.com)

     
  8. Groupon Kiosks Hit Chicago Wednesday, Selling Geo-Localized Deals Across The City

    SmartDIGITAL CEO George Burciaga, a lifelong Chicagoan, says the company plans to have 100 kiosks operating in heavily-trafficked areas within 90 days, some of which will be Groupon-exclusive, according to Crain’s Chicago. Current models also run CTA schedules and tracking applications, news content and interactive advertising.

    (Source: The Huffington Post)