The Digital Future http://www.kplu.org en Pads Trump Smartphones This Holiday Season http://www.kplu.org/post/pads-trump-smartphones-holiday-season <p></p><p>T<span style="line-height: 1.5;">he holiday season will be great for pads and tablets, but not so great for smartphones, says&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.stratnews.com/" style="line-height: 1.5;" target="_blank">Strategic News Service</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;publisher Mark Anderson.</span></p><p> Tue, 26 Nov 2013 21:09:00 +0000 Dave Meyer & Mark Anderson 11235 at http://www.kplu.org Pads Trump Smartphones This Holiday Season Where Do Bright Ideas Come From? http://www.kplu.org/post/where-do-bright-ideas-come <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Scientific breakthroughs and profitable businesses all start the same way: someone comes up with a bright idea.</span></p><p>Our education system teaches people what to do with that idea. Scientists will test it with experiments. Entrepreneurs will develop business plans.</p><p>Strategic News Service publisher Mark Anderson says what’s missing is teaching people how to come up with the right ideas in the first place.&nbsp;</p><p> Tue, 29 Oct 2013 12:00:00 +0000 Dave Meyer & Mark Anderson 10635 at http://www.kplu.org Where Do Bright Ideas Come From? Microsoft at a Crossroads http://www.kplu.org/post/microsoft-crossroads <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Microsoft CEO Steve </span>Ballmer<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> </span><a href="http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/news/press/2013/aug13/08-23announcementpr.aspx" style="line-height: 1.5;" target="_blank">will retire</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> sometime in the next 12 months, and there’s plenty of speculation about who will succeed him.</span></p><p>But <a href="http://www.stratnews.com/" target="_blank">Strategic News Service </a>publisher and KPLU technology commentator Mark Anderson says there are more important issues at stake.</p><p>Before making that new hire, Mark says Microsoft needs to do two things: refocus its brand, and restructure its top level of management.</p><p> Tue, 24 Sep 2013 12:00:00 +0000 Dave Meyer & Mark Anderson 10088 at http://www.kplu.org Microsoft at a Crossroads When Theft Trumps Innovation http://www.kplu.org/post/when-theft-trumps-innovation <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">For years, <a href="http://www.stratnews.com/" target="_blank">Strategic News Service</a> (SNS) publisher and </span>KPLU<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> technology commentator Mark Anderson has been warning of the </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">dangers</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> of intellectual property theft.</span></p><p>Initially, Mark focused on how IP theft is affecting the technology sector. But now, he sees it wreaking havoc throughout the entire economy.</p><p>His recent&nbsp;SNS article, "The Big Shift," which has also been posted at&nbsp;<a href="http://www.forbes.com/sites/ciocentral/2013/08/11/the-big-shift/" target="_blank">Forbes</a>, explains how "we're moving from an era where inventions paid off to an era when copying and theft makes more money."</p><p> Tue, 27 Aug 2013 12:00:00 +0000 Dave Meyer & Mark Anderson 9760 at http://www.kplu.org When Theft Trumps Innovation The Evolution of Television http://www.kplu.org/post/evolution-television <p></p><p>Have smartphones, tablets and the Internet changed the way you&nbsp;watch TV?&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://www.stratnews.com">Strategic News Service</a> publisher Mark Anderson says TV is undergoing a revolution, and you can expect even more changes in the coming years.</p><p> Tue, 30 Jul 2013 12:00:00 +0000 Dave Meyer & Mark Anderson 9455 at http://www.kplu.org The Evolution of Television Visualizing a world of data http://www.kplu.org/post/visualizing-world-data <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">First released in 2004, NASA’s </span><a href="http://worldwind.arc.nasa.gov/index.html" style="line-height: 1.5;" target="_blank">World Wind</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> is an open source, 3-D model of Earth generated from satellite imaging data.</span></p><p>It’s not just a fancy globe. The model is designed to accommodate all kinds of information about our planet that can be updated in real time.</p><p><a href="http://www.stratnews.com/" target="_blank">Strategic News Service</a> publisher and KPLU technology commentator Mark Anderson says World Wind is sparking a revolution in planetary data visualization. Anderson is so impressed by the technology that he made “Digitizing the Planet” the theme of his recent <a href="http://www.futureinreview.com/" target="_blank">Future in Review</a>, or FiRe, conference in southern California.</p><p> Tue, 25 Jun 2013 11:45:00 +0000 Dave Meyer & Mark Anderson 9154 at http://www.kplu.org Visualizing a world of data Is Windows 8 doomed? http://www.kplu.org/post/windows-8-doomed <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">When computer sales </span><a href="http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/04/10/us-pc-data-idUSBRE93914P20130410" style="line-height: 1.5;" target="_blank">declined 14 percent</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;in the first quarter of this year, fingers immediately began pointing at Microsoft.</span></p><p>The release of a new version of Windows is supposed to stimulate PC sales. But Windows 8 has received a lukewarm reception.</p><p><a href="http://www.stratnews.com/" target="_blank">Strategic News Service</a> publisher and KPLU technology commentator Mark Anderson doesn’t mince words. He thinks Windows 8 is a bomb.</p><p> Tue, 28 May 2013 12:00:00 +0000 Dave Meyer & Mark Anderson 8892 at http://www.kplu.org Is Windows 8 doomed? Are we heading toward another economic meltdown? http://www.kplu.org/post/are-we-heading-toward-another-economic-meltdown <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Back in 2007, <a href="http://www.stratnews.com/">Strategic News Service</a> publisher Mark Anderson warned </span>KPLU<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> listeners about the dangers of "cheap money" from Japan, which helped fuel the subprime mortgage debacle. Mark advised investors to put more of their money into cash, rather than stocks. </span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The following year, the bottom fell out of the stock market.</span></p><p>Is history about to repeat itself? Mark believes Japan and other nations are printing too much money again, making conditions ripe for another meltdown.</p><p>With Mark's permission, we're reprinting a special alert he recently sent to SNS subscribers on April 12:</p><p> Tue, 30 Apr 2013 14:49:23 +0000 Dave Meyer & Mark Anderson 8613 at http://www.kplu.org Are we heading toward another economic meltdown? The cyber threat from China http://www.kplu.org/post/cyber-threat-china <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Are hackers from China stealing U.S. secrets?</span></p><p>China has denied these allegations for years. But a <a href="http://intelreport.mandiant.com/">recent report</a> by cybersecurity firm <a href="http://www.mandiant.com/">Mandiant </a>thoroughly documents the activities of a team in China that has apparently ransacked terabytes of data from U.S. corporations.</p><p>Our technology commentator, <a href="http://stratnews.com/">Strategic News Service</a> publisher Mark Anderson, has been warning us about the growing cyber threat from China.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">On this month’s edition of The Digital Future, Mark tells </span>KPLU’s<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Dave Meyer the </span>Mandiant<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> report is truly a “smoking gun".</span></p><p> Tue, 26 Mar 2013 12:30:00 +0000 Dave Meyer & Mark Anderson 8112 at http://www.kplu.org The cyber threat from China Mark Anderson's technology predictions for 2013 http://www.kplu.org/post/mark-andersons-technology-predictions-2013 <p></p><p><a href="http://stratnews.com">Strategic News Service</a> publisher Mark Anderson is predicting 2013 will be a big year for tablet computing, e-books, and cars that drive themselves.</p><p>Mark shares some of his predictions with KPLU's Dave Meyer on <em>The Digital Future</em>. Click on through to read the full list of 10 predictions.</p><p> Tue, 25 Dec 2012 12:58:00 +0000 Dave Meyer & Mark Anderson 7432 at http://www.kplu.org Mark Anderson's technology predictions for 2013 Mark Anderson's 2012 technology predictions in review http://www.kplu.org/post/mark-andersons-2012-technology-predictions-review <p></p><p>It's been nearly a year since <a href="http://www.stratnews.com/">Strategic News Service</a> publisher Mark Anderson unveiled his predictions for 2012. Although the year's not over yet, it looks like things are going the way Mark said they would.</p><p>Mark and KPLU's&nbsp;Dave Meyer review the predictions on this month's edition of <em>The Digital Future</em>.</p><p> Tue, 27 Nov 2012 13:08:00 +0000 Dave Meyer & Mark Anderson 7197 at http://www.kplu.org Mark Anderson's 2012 technology predictions in review Digitizing the planet http://www.kplu.org/post/digitizing-planet <p>Most of us have digitized our financial records and music and photo collections. But that’s just the tip of the iceberg. On this month’s edition of <em>The Digital Future</em>, <a href="http://www.stratnews.com">Strategic News Service</a> publisher Mark Anderson tells us about efforts to digitize the Earth.&nbsp;</p><p> Tue, 30 Oct 2012 12:00:00 +0000 Dave Meyer & Mark Anderson 6880 at http://www.kplu.org Digitizing the planet Computer sales are exploding http://www.kplu.org/post/computer-sales-are-exploding <p>According to recent headlines, <a href="http://seattletimes.com/html/microsoftpri0/2018668984_gartner_pc_sales_decline_ultrabooks_not_helping.html">PC sales are sluggish</a>.</p><p>But, if you include tablets and smartphones along with desktops and laptops, computer sales are exploding!</p><p>In this month's edition of The Digital Future,&nbsp;<a href="http://stratnews.com/">Strategic News Service</a> publisher Mark Anderson tells KPLU's Dave Meyer that computing is evolving into two main areas: production and consumption. And you need to count both sides of the equation when looking at computer sales.</p><p> Tue, 25 Sep 2012 12:00:00 +0000 Dave Meyer 6438 at http://www.kplu.org Computer sales are exploding Mars and the value of science http://www.kplu.org/post/mars-and-value-science <p>The Mars rover <a href="http://mars.jpl.nasa.gov/msl/"><em>Curiosity</em>&nbsp;</a>has been making its first tentative drives on the&nbsp;surface of the Red Planet. Soon, it will make a quarter-mile journey away from <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bradbury_Landing#cite_note-flood-11">Bradbury Landing</a> to explore a site called <a href="http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/news/news.cfm?release=2012-246">Glenelg</a>, where it'll examine rock formations.</p><p>On this month's edition of The Digital Future, <a href="http://www.stratnews.com/">Strategic News Service</a> publisher Mark Anderson tells KPLU's Dave Meyer that the August 5th&nbsp;Mars landing is more than just another triumph for NASA; it's a reminder that <em>science is reality</em>.&nbsp;</p><p> Tue, 28 Aug 2012 12:00:00 +0000 Dave Meyer & Mark Anderson 6091 at http://www.kplu.org Mars and the value of science "Wall Computing" has arrived http://www.kplu.org/post/wall-computing-has-arrived <p>Ten years ago, Steven Spielberg&#39;s<a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Technologies_in_Minority_Report"> <em>Minority Report </em></a>gave us a glimpse into the future of computing interfaces. In the film, Tom Cruise&#39;s character interacted with a wall-sized display via hand gestures, rather than a mouse and keyboard.</p><p>In 2008, <a href="http://stratnews.com/">Strategic News Service</a> publisher Mark Anderson predicted this sort of technology, which he calls Wall Computing, would soon make the leap into corporate conference rooms.</p><p>On this month&#39;s edition of <em>The Digital Future</em>, Mark tells KPLU&#39;s Dave Meyer that Wall Computing is becoming a reality, heralded in part by <a href="http://allthingsd.com/20120709/microsoft-scoops-up-perceptive-pixel-the-startup-launched-by-multitouch-pioneer-jeff-han/">Microsoft&#39;s recent acquisition of Perceptive Pixel</a>, which makes&nbsp;large, multi-touch computer displays.&nbsp;</p><p> Tue, 31 Jul 2012 12:00:00 +0000 Dave Meyer & Mark Anderson 5697 at http://www.kplu.org "Wall Computing" has arrived