Monday, September 24, 2007

Class Project ?

A request has come in this morning asking if we'd consider making a video proposal and follow-up survey about what technology could /should look like in the future at school. Along the lines of the '20-20' video we watched, this fits in with our discussions as of late over OpenCourseWare, Web 2.0 and the listserv conversations we've discussed. Check out the details on the class wiki, dive in and share ideas.

Thursday, September 13, 2007

Not Your Typical Company: RechargeIT RFP

News from:

" is committed to finding innovative transportation solutions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions that cause global warming. Earlier this summer, launched its RechargeIT Initiative to accelerate the adoption of plug-in hybrid electric vehicles and vehicle-to-grid technology through technical demonstrations, grant-making, advocacy and investments. As part of this initiative, we are issuing a $10 million request for investment proposals (RFP). We plan to invest amounts ranging from $500,000 to $2,000,000 in selected for-profit companies whose innovative approach, team and technologies will enable widespread commercialization of plug-in hybrid electric vehicles, electric vehicles and/or vehicle-to-grid solutions. This RFP is global in scope, and we encourage responses from companies anywhere in the world."

Thursday, September 6, 2007

Touch Screen Innovation

iPod! Apple shook up the stage with a new line of iPods today. The long anticipated 'iPod touch' complete with wi-fi (browse the internet) was introduced. Offering up a 'classic' version with 160GB of storage for the same price they used to offer the 80GB model was a nice surprise too. Apple is carving out some amazing products. Stylish, innovative design. The Apple web site has more details on the whole launch.

The new touch screens by Apple are drawing a lot of attention. Here are two other products that use touch screen technology. We're on the brink of some major changes with the way we interact with the digital world. Just click on the pictures below to see a glimpse of what's on the horizon.