Pocket Libraries

The mobilization of the Internet is something that has changed the world, more than we might even understand.  Imagine that we all carry a backpack big enough to fit 90 percent of all books in the world.  Now realize that this is not an imaginative idea, but rather a simple understanding. The Internet has become a source for intelligence that is seemingly boundless and is evolving every minute.

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‘Smart’ Hearing Aids

The empathy that we share as humans for those impaired, in even the slightest bit, is a major driving force in the world of current technological growth. With each new day, a ‘smart’ technology is invented and with each new day we are attempting to better our existence in its entirety. These ‘smart’ technologies are an expression of human kinds desire to embrace interconnectivity, and that is exactly what the “worlds smartest hearing aid” is doing today.

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Our “Duty of Care” to You


In June 2013, David Puttnam gave a speech for TED Talks entitled: Does the media have a “Duty of Care”?  In his speech, Puttnam examined whether or not the media has a moral imperative to create an informed society promoting a democracy. Now, it is not whether or not Mr. Puttnam is correct in his findings, or even in his solution to such; but the question he asks is one that should definitely be examined further for its revolving factors that affect us all.

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Artificial Emotion

What does it mean to relate? This is a question that has puzzled philosophers and scientists for centuries. How do we relate? With whom or what can we relate? And when we relate, are we actually relating? Without getting too deep into such philosophical questions, let us think about a specific relationship: what is the difference between a natural human voice and one generated by a computer, and can we as humans relate to a computer-generated voice at all?

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Sharing the Experience

We live in an era of hyperconnectivity, and now, a huge part of our lives is online. In one way or another, we are all connected on a massive scale like no other era in the history of humanity. This is simply fact. We are sharing information at an intimidating rate, and it is growing each day. Cisco estimates that by 2015, the amount of data crossing the Internet every five minutes will be equivalent to the total size of all movies ever made, and that annual Internet traffic will reach a zettabyte – roughly 200 times the total size of all words ever spoken by humans.

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Being Involved in The Creation of Your Channel

Learning is essentially what we do every day, whether or not we wake up with the intent to do so. It is imbedded in evolution and for many it is internalized through experience. Benjamin Franklin once said, “Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.” The Internet (something Mr. Franklin probably didn’t have in mind when expressing this perception) is the epitome of mass involvement placed among an endless spectrum.

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A Pot Of News

While one person enjoys the same cup of coffee each morning, another prefers a different cup for every day of the week. Who’s to say one is right while the other is wrong? I would say no one has this right. Just as the old adage says, “it takes all kinds.” The fact is choices are key in developing the mind, and for us to grow as people it is imperative that we have options in everything we do. Whether we choose to utilize these options is a personal decision. But there is one significant area of life that is lacking options, and this area of life is the news.

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A Music Lovers Perspective


Because I am passionate about music, I tend to be more attracted to this area of life. I enjoy studying it, breaking it down, and acknowledging the ways it changes people and their environment. I am always looking for new ways to compare music to other aspects of culture. So when I first read the Daily Steak’s vision, I was intrigued to say the least. Specifically what intrigued me was the comparison to Pandora. Even more specific was that like Pandora, The Daily Steak app would be customizable to a person’s preferences. The comparison sounded evolutionary. So naturally, being that I was (and am currently) a huge fan of Pandora, I began to make comparisons between the two, and what I found absolutely fascinated me.

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Individuality – ‘the quality or character of a particular person or thing that distinguishes them from others of the same kind’.

In an article recently published by USAtoday.com titled, ‘It’s the next step in campaign targeting based on masses of data about consumers and voters’, by Martha T. Moore, explains a concept that is being introduced in a new medium not yet perfected.

There is a new ‘channel’ for marketing that is utilizing an innovative and relevant technology in combination with satellite TV. Companies such as Direct TV and Dish Network  are now selling space for addressable adds, which are pushed into specific households, unique to certain variables.

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Measuring the Competition.

Competition…something the world has thrived off for centuries. It is the desire to succeed further, to create intelligent fairness, and to never conclude. Competition is a necessity in all aspect of our lives… including our news.

Everyday we search in continuous categories and endless corners of life to accomplish the goals of bettering others and ourselves. We do this because we know that knowledge is key. We do this because we know that knowledge of the world around us, and its current state, is imperative to making strong and beneficial decisions for everyone.

Think about if you spent your entire day searching the web for the perfect article, on the subject you are interested in, the subject you feel will propel your life with the greatest advance. That would take hours of research. You would have to read every article out there and then decide which one had the information that was applicable to your wants and needs. Not only that, you would have to do it every day to get the most out of your news… that would take a life time in itself.

But what if you had the opportunity to do this on the go, and had an application that recognized such desires and interests? What if this app began molding your own channel for the daily news, a channel that could help you excel in your individual path?

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