Hans Reiser Namesys The Reiser4 Filesystem on: Google TechTalks The ReiserFS project aims to add support for semi-structured data querying to the filesystem namespace. Reiser4 is the storage layer for this. It stores all files in a dancing (not balanced)tree, and is currently the overall fastest filesystem for traditional filesystem usage patterns.
35th Anniversary of the Intel(r) 4004 Microprocessor on: The Computer History Museum and the Intel Museum invite you to mark the 35th anniversary of one of the most important products in technology history. Introduced in November 1971, the Intel(r) 4004 microprocessor was an early and significant commercial product to embody computer architecture within a silicon device. And it started an electronics revolution that changed our world.
Adam Greenfield Keio University Everyware: The dawning age of ubiquitous computing on: A video of the talk Adam Greenfield gave at Keio University on July 15, 2006. The topic is Adam's recently published book Everyware: The dawning age of ubiquitous computing.
Jurassic Software: A Look Back at The Beginnings of Consumer Software on: The entrepreneurs who created the first consumer-software companies gather to reminisce about the early days and recall the lessons learned in the founding of a new industry. Scott Cook is co-founder of Intuit; Doug Carlston is co-founder of Broderbund Software; Trip Hawkins is founder of Electronic Arts and 3DO. Stewart Alsop was the publisher of P.C. Letter and founder of the Agenda and Demo conferences. Stewart will moderate an informal discussion of the beginnings of consumer software and the entrepreneurs have promised to bring pictures and products to show and tell for the audience.
Roger Stettner Advanced Scientific Concepts A Live Motion Portable 3D Video Camera on: Google TechTalks Advanced Scientific Concepts has developed a 3D camera unlike any other in existence. At video frame rates (30Hz) their solid-state flash LADAR system is able to simultaneously measure the distance to every point in the scene by recording the time-of-flight of a laser pulse. At full speed the camera collects 500,000 range points per second using a 1.57um eye-safe laser that has been successfully tested at distances greater than 5km.The entire system is the size of a shoebox and weighs only 12 pounds.
Jen Fitzpatrick Google The Science and Art of User Experience at Google on: Google Video Focus on the user and all else will follow. From its inception, Google has focused on providing the best user experience possible. Jen Fitzpatrick will take you through the art and science behind Google's design process and share examples of how design, usability and engineering come together in Google's unique culture to create great products.
Barry Schwartz Swarthmore College The Paradox of Choice - Why More Is Less on: Google Video Barry Schwartz is a sociology professor at Swarthmore College and author of The Paradox of Choice. In this talk, he persuasively explains how and why the abundance of choice in modern society is actually making us miserable.
Matthew Roughan University of Adelaide Privacy Preserving DataMining on: Google TechTalks The rapid growth of the Internet over the last decade has been startling. However, efforts to track its growth have often fallen afoul of bad data --- for instance, how much traffic does the Internet now carry? The problem is not that the data is technically hard to obtain, or that it does not exist, but rather that the data is not shared.
Documents, Data and People: World Wide Webs on: This talk will look at the design and growth of the World Wide Web, at the weblike connections between people, and toward a future of a web of machine-readable knowledge.
Team Server - Collaborate with Pleasure! Ajax Development with IntelliJ IDEA on: Google TechTalks The first presentation is completely dedicated to our new product Team Server, which has to bring to the whole team the same level of productivity as IDEA does for the individual developer. We will talk about continuous integration, server-side code analysis, peer-to-peer collaboration, and many other interesting things. The second presentation is dedicated to a lot of new and cool stuff in IntelliJ IDEA 6.0 related to Java.
Jim Nickerson APCT Energy Crisis Management - new ultracapacitor technology on: Google TechTalks A new ultracapacitor technology from APCT (US-Ukrainian start-up) provides an efficient, low cost means of managing power delivery for applications ranging from hand held devices to hybrid vehicles and power generating systems of all types. When integrated into battery powered devices, the APCT technology can extend battery life by as much as 400%, lowering the cost of batteries and reducing hazardous waste streams.
Carver Mead California Institute of Technology Carver Mead Receives National Medal of Technology at White House on: Caltech Carver Mead, Gordon and Betty Moore Professor of Engineering and Applied Science, Emeritus, received the National Medal of Technology from President George W. Bush at a ceremony on Thursday. The award recognizes Mead for his contributions in microelectronics and information technology, including those that will eventually result in human-machine interfaces.
Pixels and Me on: Computers have revolutionized image media. Richard Lyon, one of the current pioneers of digital cameras, has found that several generations of pioneers in this field have been entangled with the terms picture element and pixel and that studying the history of the terminology is a fruitful approach to the history of the people and technology. Vladimir Zworykin's television research group at RCA popularized the term picture element in the 1930s, while the TV researchers at Bell Labs ignored that term, preferring image element. Fred Billingsley and others at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory developed computerized image processing and propagated the term pixel in the 1960s, while image processing researchers at Bell Labs ignored that term, preferring pel. In the early 1970s, pixel was spread through computer image processing publications from NASA, USC, IBM, Stanford, University of Missouri, and other places, eventually coming to be applied to elements of image sensor hardware, such as Lyon's optical mouse in 1980 and digital camera sensors more recently. Many of the people involved in this complex history have provided their personal recollections and documents to help piece the story together, and more such inputs will be solicited from the Computer History Museum audience.
Michael Rabin Harvard University Hyper-Encryption by Virtual Satellite on: Harvard University Michael Rabin, the T.J. Watson, Sr. Professor of Computer Science at Harvard, confronts the failure of computer systems to provide network security and, as a solution, presents the theory of hyper-encryption.
Three Decades of Innovation: Philippe Kahn's Personal Stories on: Join Philippe as he discusses three decades of history, vision, and innovation, from working on the Micral up through today's leading-edge camera phones and the revolution in telecommunications. Philippe will share his personal stories on how he started three successful high technology companies. This year marks the 20th anniversary since Philippe founded Borland. He'll look at success factors for starting a new company, how to build a vision into reality, as well as how to manage a growing and successful business, even when economic conditions are difficult. Philippe will also share his vision for the next few years. Don't miss this sure to be entertaining, informative, and very personal view.
Daniel Masys University of California, San Diego Medical Informatics 1: Principles of Database Design on: Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Medical Informatics is the science of organizing information to make it useful, to make it retrievable, so people can use it to solve health problems and understand health and disease better. It is the technology for implementing that science, such as databases, communication networks, and other forms of digital tools.
Questions Answered on: Computer History Museum Stump the Professor! Don't miss this opportunity to ask Don Knuth anything and everything you ever wanted to know about computer programming. He will spontaneously answer all questions posed by the audience.
Chris Anderson Editor of WIRED Technology's Long Tail on: TedTalks Chris Anderson, the editor of WIRED (not to be confused with the curator of TED, who has the same name), explores the four key stages of any viable technology: setting the right price, gaining market share, displacing an established technology and, finally, becoming ubiquitous. To demonstrate this trajectory, Anderson explores the evolution of the DVD player as it passes through each of these four tipping points, then offers specific examples of current trends in technology -- ranging from DNA sequencing to the hybrid -- to illustrate each stage of the game.
Thomas Sterling Louisiana State University Thomas Sterling: From PCs to Petaflops-The Future of Really Big Computers on: Caltech Thomas Sterling, a visiting associate in the Center for Advanced Computing Research at Caltech, gave this talk as part of the Watson Lecture Series. Semiconductor technology has had an unprecedented increase in computational power in the last decade. Sterling discussed the range of alternative supercomputer architectures that hold the promise of future breakthroughs in computational science and supercomputing.