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Google Drive plugin for Microsoft Office lets you ‘use the apps you’re already comfortable with’ 1
Posted Tuesday, Jul 21, 2015 by Jeff Safire

Google has launched something quite surprising today: Google Drive for Microsoft Office. That’s right, the company now offers a plugin that lets you edit Word, Excel, and PowerPoint documents stored in Google Drive using Microsoft Office.

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Disney bringing awesome robots to Disneyland! 2
Posted Friday, Jul 3, 2015 by Jeff Safire

New patent awarded this week. This is exciting and fun technology and I’m sure Disney will do amazing things with it. See the YouTube video from PatentYogi…

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Three things I learned about the history of Silicon Valley at the CNSV Dinner 3
Posted Friday, Jun 12, 2015 by Jonathan Wells

Last night I attended CNSV’s Annual Dinner. Besides the great food and excellent company, I especially enjoyed the presentation on “The Fairchild Patent Notebooks.” Our speaker, David Laws from the Computer History Museum, shared his enthusiasm and insight from studying the 200,000 handwritten pages documenting Fairchild’s engineers’ ideas and day-to-day accounts of their work.…

Google using 60 GHz sensors to control smart devices 4
Posted Thursday, Jun 11, 2015 by Jonathan Wells

Project Soli is developing a new interaction sensor using radar technology. The sensor can track sub-millimeter motions at high speed and accuracy. It fits onto a chip, can be produced at scale and built into small devices and everyday objects.

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What is different about Big Data? 5
Posted Monday, Jun 1, 2015 by Shashidhar Sathyanarayana

What is different about Big Data? Other than that it is, er, big? This is a question that I am frequently asked, most often by people who are plainly skeptical about Big Data simply because it is hugely oversold these days. At the recent Annual Signal and Image Sciences Workshop (more about this later…

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