June 2, 2015
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While social networking sites already help users maintain connections with friends and interest groups, a recent trend in web services has been the growth of semantic technologies that connect people across different websites. New York startup AdaptiveBlue offer a service called "Glue," which uses semantic web techniques to understand the content of popular web pages that describe lifestyle objects such as books, music, and movies. It then lets you do many useful, in-context things based on that data, such as learn more about the movie or actors on IMDB, buy the soundtrack on Amazon, read the historical background on Wikipedia, and a interact with a variety of other sites and services.
If typing, tapping and clicking makes you feel stifled and limited in your interaction with your computer, then Leap Motion may pique your curiosity. Imagine futuristic technical capabilities that allow a user to move things around a screen and control everything like a conductor in an orchestra; with the skilful movement of their hands. Leap Motion provides a cutting edge motion controller that allows users to control their computers with simple hand and finger movements. Leap Motion's API makes some of this functionality available to be integrated into other applications or to create new ones.