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Day: October 26, 2015

Technology That Can Enhance Your Wedding Day Memories

Technology affects us all in many ways on a daily basis.  We use it to communicate.  We use it to conduct business.  We use technology in almost every aspect of our lives.  One of the best purposes fulfilled by technology is the ability to archive our lives in high definition and in living color.  If you’re planning the big day sometime soon, and you’re interested in a high quality way of capturing every second of the special day, then you’ve come to the right place.  Here are a few excellent ideas you may want to consider implementing into your wedding plan.  

Apple Watch Art

If you aren’t familiar with the capabilities of the newly released Apple Watch, here’s a little summary.  It enables you to basically turn your watch into your phone.  You can send texts.  You can draw and send pictures, and you can even track your heart rate throughout the day.  Here’s where the technology comes into your wedding plans.  You and your partner can track your heartbeat throughout the whole day, print those readings out, and then turn them into a piece of art.  You can build beauty straight from the beating of your hearts.  

Drones For Angles

Pictures are always a staple of any wedding.  You want to memorialize that day.  You want to be able to share it with your future children and family members that weren’t able to make it to the actual ceremony.  Because of the advancement of technology, you’re now able to capture angles that just aren’t possible without the assistance of technology.  Camera drones can capture moving panoramic photographs from an aerial view moving down to face level.  

Bouquet View Recording

If you’ve always dreamed of your wedding scene from a third person view walking down the aisle, this little gadget can make that dream come true.  You can now purchase a wedding bouquet with a built in camera to capture every second of your ceremony.  You can choose which angle you want to view your ceremony.  You can carry the camera bouquet yourself, or have one of your bride’s maids do the filming.  

Light Projection Wedding Cakes

You can even bring the fancy techno gadgets to your wedding cake.  With a simply designed white cake as the foundation, you can order any sort of projection to be projected onto the surface of your cake for the big day.  With the right sort of mood lighting, and the right projection creator, you’ll feel like you’re in a dream.  Your guests will be in awe of the beauty of your reception, and you’ll feel like a King/Queen.  Whatever theme you choose, there’s a colored lighting creation to match.

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Smart cities, urban tech form part of White House innovation strategy

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The White House celebrated “Back to the Future” Day on Wednesday by releasing an updated strategy for fostering innovative new economic development in the years and decades to come. Although research into hoverboard technology goes unmentioned, urban-centered innovation has a significant part in the document’s vision.

In the latest version of its “Strategy for American Innovation,” the Obama Administration made fostering smart cities one of nine spotlight areas in the 119-page document. The strategy also highlighted several other areas that will impact future urban life, including autonomous vehicle development and green energy technologies.

The document calls on the federal government to support research into “Internet of Things” technologies and “multi-sector collaborations to deploy new approaches and knowledge sharing across communities.” These efforts will involve “civic hackers,” the White House notes — which the administration itself has incorporated into federal agency computing innovation through offices like 18F.

The administration also calls for a doubling of federal research funds for autonomous vehicle development in order to establish safety standards for their arrival on roadways.

The document also notes so-called “gigabit cities” like Chattanooga, Tennessee; Lafayette, Louisiana; and Kansas City, Missouri; that have made high-speed broadband a centerpiece of future economic development.

Fundamentally, the document calls for an end to sequestration-level spending in the next federal budget and a return to robust research and development investments across a variety of technological areas. The White House’s FY2016 budget requests $146 billion in R&D spending.

“A thriving American innovation ecosystem requires not only visionary and risk-taking entrepreneurs and companies, but also the foundational ‘building blocks’ of innovation in which the Federal government invests,” the document reads.

Wednesday’s update is the second since the Obama Administration issued the strategy in 2009. The last update was completed in 2011.

For more:
read this White House fact sheet
view the entire “Strategy for American Innovation” (.pdf)

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