Do you know your tablet can also act as a teleprompter, whiteboard, heart rate monitor, or even an emergency Windows 7 machine?
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OK, maybe this isn't a DIY project, but it demonstrates the tablet's versatility. The folks at iRobot, best known for its Roomba robotic vacuum cleaners, are developing Ava, a prototype robot that uses an iPad as its brain.
Equipped with numerous sensors for autonomous navigation, Ava may someday find real-world employment in numerous fields, including the healthcare, retail, and security industries. A shipping version of Ava probably won't have a gangly iPad head, but rather a display better suited for an upright robot that likes to roam.
InformationWeek Elite 100Our data shows these innovators using digital technology in two key areas: providing better products and cutting costs. Almost half of them expect to introduce a new IT-led product this year, and 46% are using technology to make business processes more efficient.
The UC Infrastructure TrapWorries about subpar networks tanking unified communications programs could be valid: Thirty-one percent of respondents have rolled capabilities out to less than 10% of users vs. 21% delivering UC to 76% or more. Is low uptake a result of strained infrastructures delivering poor performance?
InformationWeek Tech Digest, Nov. 10, 2014Just 30% of respondents to our new survey say their companies are very or extremely effective at identifying critical data and analyzing it to make decisions, down from 42% in 2013. What gives?