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The Austin Forum is a long-running monthly series of presentations about technology, health and society. Admission is free, and events happen at the downtown Austin Central Library, 710 West Cesar Chavez Street. The next event will be November 12, 2019.
From the official email:
The Austin Forum on Technology & Society
in partnership with Austin Public Library presents
The Internet of Things: How Connected Devices Everywhere will Change Everything
with Rhonda DirvinArmJason Shepherd Dell Technologies
5:15pm — Check-in and refreshments
6:00 pm – Doors open for seating
6:15 pm – Presentation
7:30 pm – Networking
The Internet of Things (IoT) enables connected computers and other devices to share data and work together to automate new kinds of applications and improvements to our lives, infrastructure, and more. The power of edge computing and the emergence of the Internet of Things (IoT) will change everything, from our homes and buildings to mobility and manufacturing to healthcare and safety. When our environments are instrumented with sensors and processors, these environments can monitor themselves, adapt dynamically to our wants and needs, and become safer, more sustainable, and more resilient. IoT in medicine can connect health data across personal devices and doctors. It can create the ability to enhance traffic flow with autonomous cars and connected signals and link smart devices in cities that monitor safety, energy usage, and more.
The coming ubiquity of little, power-efficient devices–sensors, cameras, actuators, and more–will transform the spaces around us to be better for us, and it will get increasingly more capable and more transparent. Connecting billions of devices will generate and move massive amounts of data (hello, 5G!), but it will become increasingly common, and then transparent. There are challenges to be sure–both technical and social/policy–but the future is intelligent devices everywhere, and that will be a transformation for society. In this event, Rhonda Dirvin of ARM and Jason Shepherd of Dell Technologies will discuss technologies that demonstrate IoT’s power to shape our lives, jobs, and society.
Please be sure to check out the Austin Forum website to find slides and more resources after the event.
*Admission to the Austin Forum is always free. Free street parking is available on Tuesdays!*
The Austin Forum accepts donations of used smartphones, computer and tablets at all our events to be repurposed for those in need. All devices will have a factory reset and be set up as new by the team at Austin Pathways’ nationally-recognized “Unlocking the Connection” initiative, which will connect every public housing resident with a digital device, digital literacy training, and a free or very low-cost internet connection. Your donated phone can change lives and help close Austin’s digital divide, thanks to Austin Pathways.
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Play is the name of an Icelandic airline that doesn’t yet exist. They do have a website, http://FlyPlay.com. If you go there you can enter a drawing for one of 1000 free tickets, from somewhere to somewhere.
The entry form asks where you live, but gives only a limited number of selections. Thinking strategically, the airline (if it ever gets off the ground) is more likely to fly to New York than to Dallas…so, you may want to say that you live in New York.
From the website:
A new Icelandic low cost airline has today announced its name as PLAY.
PLAY consists of people with a wide range of experience from the aviation industry from airlines such as WOW air and Air Atlanta. The CEO of PLAY is Arnar Már Magnusson.
PLAY flies with Airbus A321 aircraft and will serve destinations across Europe. As of summer of 2020 the fleet will consist of six aircraft expanding to ten within three years.
Plans are to add destinations in North America in spring 2020.
Sales start in November and thousand tickets will be given away to mark the occasion.
To get further information subscribe to our newsletter on www.flyplay.com.
I do not find a link to their newsletter. Good luck!
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DansDeals.com is a legitimate website, and it has a writeup on a way to make $100 from your easy chair. The offer looks too good to be true, but I suspect that it is valid. Use at your own risk.
The idea is to purchase a particular type of coin from the U.S. Mint at exactly 11:00 AM Central on Nov. 14, then immediately ship it to PFS Buyers Club. PFS then will pay you $100 more for the coin than you spent for it.
It sounds weird, but the commenters on the Dans Deals website say it actually works.
Note that there is some preparation work to do before November 14, and you have to work online very fast and carefully at exactly 11:00:00 AM Central on that date. And, of course, PFS could go belly-up and you would be out your $86.90.
Come hear Austin’s top food blogger Jane Ko (A Taste of Koko) speak on her new book, Koko’s Guide to Austin, a pocket-sized travel guidebook to eating and drinking your way through Austin. Purchase Koko’s Guide to Austin at the event to have your copy signed!
Read Jane’s blog here: https://www.atasteofkoko.com/
Follow Jane on Instagram: @atasteofkoko
Date: November 11
Time: 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Location: Book People, 603 North Lamar Blvd.
Found at: Austin.com
November 07, 2019 at 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM CT
This is a donation event, with minimum donation $1
About this Event
Don’t miss this Old Austin nostalgic night, as we look forward to Austin’s future looking more scenic! We will have Dark Skies Black Pilsner on tap (named for the Dark Sky Association) donated by Vista Brewing, a taco/nacho bar by Smoke N’ Roses, Deep Eddy drinks, an ecological glass art creation by local artist Allison Lipkin for auction, some wares from The Sage Soul, and information on the Hill Country Alliance a partner and environmental organization focused on land conservancy and Dark Sky protection. Scenic Texas will also honor Senator Kirk Watson with the Scenic Star Award.
Wed, October 30, 2019
5:30 PM – 8:30 PM CDT
Overheard tapes Isabella Rossellini 11/13
Please join KLRU’s Overheard with Evan Smith for an interview with Isabella Rossellini on November 13 at 12:15 p.m. in KLRU’s Studio 6A (map). The event is free but an RSVP is required.
Isabella Rossellini is a renowned actress and model who grew up in Paris and Rome. At 19 she moved to New York City to work as a translator and journalist for RAI-Italian Television. She began her modeling career at age 28, and in 1982 began a 14-year run as the exclusive spokesperson for the cosmetic brand Lancôme.
Rossellini, who is the daughter of film legends Ingrid Bergman and Roberto Rossellini, made her cinematic debut in 1979. She has appeared in films such as Blue Velvet and Death Becomes Her and has worked with iconic directors like Robert Zemeckis, David O. Russell, David Lynch and Taylor Hackford. At age 66, Rossellini earned her master’s degree in animal behavior and conservation. She is on tour with her theatrical show, Link Link Circus, which deals with animal behavior and cognition.
• KLRU members receive early studio access. This benefit is available only to current members with valid RSVP for up to 5 total guests in each party.
Not a member? Donate here.
• General admission begins 30 minutes after KLRU member entry. Priority access for members also ends at this time (no jumping the line).
• All attendees are still required to RSVP as usual. If the deadline has passed, walk-up admission may be offered on a space-available basis.
• Lobby doors will remain closed until published entry times. Lines will form outside on the plaza, rain or shine; please prepare accordingly. KLRU personnel will be available to assist guests with accessibility needs.
• ADA access is shown on KLRU’s map.
We hope you’ll be there as Overheard with Evan Smith continues its tenth season of interviews featuring engaging conversations with fascinating people. The show airs on PBS stations nationally and presents a wide range of thoughtmakers and tastemakers from the fields of politics, journalism, business, arts, sports and more. Please join us and be part of the studio audience at this taping with Isabella Rossellini. And don’t forget you can watch past episodes anytime at klru.org/overheard.
Rated R for language throughout, including some sexual references, brief drug use, and violence. Audio assistance is unavailable for this screening.
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