Mobile and Wireless: IBM's THINK App for iPad, Android Tablets Chronicles Centuries of Innovation

 
 
By Darryl K. Taft  |  Posted 2012-08-02 Email Print this article Print
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
IBM has created a new THINK exhibit app for iPad and Android tablets that traces the roots of modern innovation. The new app is IBM's way of celebrating centuries of science and technology innovations. In creating the app, IBM reinvented its 2011 THINK exhibit at New York City's Lincoln Center as a free, interactive app geared to technology fans and educators. Big Blue calls the new IBM THINK exhibit app an "innovation time machine" that shows how early tools have evolved into modern advances that create healthier populations, greener energy and safer, less congested cities. Through interactive content and thousands of images and historical anecdotes, the IBM THINK Exhibit app is filled with stories of progress, from space exploration to weather prediction and medical advances. It documents the roots of Big Data, from early charts, clocks and scales to microscopes and telescopes, from RFID chips and biomedical sensors in clothing to breath-sensor diabetes detectors. Here, eWEEK looks at some of the innovations depicted in the new IBM THINK app.
 
 
 

Metal Detector

Here's a page from IBM THINK, a free app for iPad and Android tablets that celebrates centuries of science and tech innovations. It is an "innovation time machine" that shows how early tools have evolved into modern advances that create healthier populations, greener energy and safer, less congested cities. This slide describes an early metal detector from 1881.
Metal Detector
 
 
 
 
 
Darryl K. Taft covers the development tools and developer-related issues beat from his office in Baltimore. He has more than 10 years of experience in the business and is always looking for the next scoop. Taft is a member of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) and was named 'one of the most active middleware reporters in the world' by The Middleware Co. He also has his own card in the 'Who's Who in Enterprise Java' deck.
 
 
 
 
 
 

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