Voice Remote

Buzzwords Voice Remote = Remote control device that allows search by using voice commands to change channels, search for shows, get recommendations and more. Also see: voice writing, smart speakers Say it to play it. Examples https://www.urcsupport.com/urc_product/cox-xr11-voice-remote-2 https://www.xfinity.com/support/cable-tv/get-to-know-xr11-remote Questions Can the remote control be used with sleep timer? Can I get a different remote with …

Carlo Rovelli

Photo: Fronteiras do Pensamento Carlo Rovelli is an Italian theoretical physicist. His popular-science book, Seven Brief Lessons on Physics, has been translated into 41 languages and has sold over a million copies worldwide. Amazon.com Seven Brief Lessons on Physics https://amzn.to/2HIEv1k These seven short lessons guide us, with simplicity and clarity, through the scientific revolution that …

The Ethnographic Case

Photo: Anthropology Museum An exciting announcement for anthropology and open access fans — the availability of the The Ethnographic Case edited by Emily Yates-Doerr (@eyatesd) and Christine Labuski (@MsLabuski). Hashtag: #EthnoCase The book is available from open-access press, Mattering Press (@matteringpress). The book originally started as a Somatosphere title. As an open access book, text …

Oral History

Buzzwords Oral History = the collection and study of historical information using sound recordings of interviews with people having personal knowledge of past events Headlines https://interviews.televisionacademy.com/news/producers-pointers-why-i-became-an-oral-historian-and-how-you-can-be-one-too https://skift.com/oral-history-of-booking-acquisition/ http://www.latimes.com/science/la-sci-cassini-oral-history-20170912-htmlstory.html http://www.vulture.com/2017/09/origins-james-andrew-miller-oral-history-podcast.html https://www.theguardian.com/books/2017/aug/14/oral-history-pioneers Twitter @bl_oralhistory @EvansStef_UNLV @SWoralhistory @OH_SummerSchool Embedded Tweets Today the hashtag, which has become the defining symbol of the digital age, turns 10. This is its …

PDF

Buzzwords Portable Document Format (PDF) is an open standard for document exchange. This file format created by Adobe Systems in 1993 is used for converting documents into electronic format. Also see: electronic publication, e-publication Headlines Which World Bank reports are widely read?  The solutions to all our problems may be buried in PDFs that nobody reads …

Plaques

Plaque = Ornamental tablet, typically of metal, porcelain, or wood, that is fixed to a wall or other surface in commemoration of a person or event. Translating: Did you take any photos of plaques? Spanish: ¿Tomaste fotos de las placas? Henderson Death Valley Lost City Museum Planeta.com Signage The Value of Communication = El Valor …

Slack

Logo In Slack – slack.com –  everything happens on a workspace, a group of people using Slack together. Some workplaces are ditching email and using Slack instead. Key Links slack.com get started your workspaces https://slackhq.com Brand Guidelines Slack at Work @SlackHQ Apps Download desktop app Apps that work within Slack Google Drive Get notifications about …

Comments

Buzzwords We encourage and respect good comments — observations and questions that push the conversation forward. We also moderate comments on Planeta.com. There’s a heck of a lot of spam out there trying to get attention. We sort that out. We also neglect to approve comments that do not show that the feature has been …

Text to Speech

Text to Speech = Form of speech synthesis that converts text into spoken voice output. Text to speech systems were first developed to aid the visually impaired by offering a computer-generated spoken voice that would “read” text to the user. – Webopedia Elsewhere on the Web https://www.sfchronicle.com/bayarea/article/The-Silicon-Valley-quest-to-preserve-Stephen-12759775.php http://www.hyperorg.com/blogger/2018/05/10/when-edison-chose-not-to-invent-speech-to-text-tech/ Planeta.com Artificial Intelligence (AI) The Value of …

Information and communication technology (ICT)

Buzzwords Information and communication technology (ICT) is another/extensional term for information technology (IT) which stresses the role of unified communications and the integration of telecommunications (telephone lines and wireless signals), computers as well as necessary enterprise software, middleware, storage, and audio-visual systems, which enable users to access, store, transmit, and manipulate information. – Wikipedia Planeta.com …