Month / December 2015

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  • no dog days

    …for the Marines at least. Everyone’s favorite creepy company (Boston Dynamics) has to chalk one up in the loss column as the Marines finally call it quits after years of testing robotic…

  • your virtual delays

    The Oculus touch controller gets pushed back. They want to “perfect” the controller, which is a bit funny because it will be flawed no matter how long it takes. What it really…

  • digital creep

    Ahh, the inexorable march of robotics and “social” robots. This time from Singapore. The associated blowback is there as well. The uncanny valley is well know, but we’ve crossed it on screens.…

  • cleaning out

    Ok, this time it’s personal. It’s just gone too far. Too many email accounts with too many messages (approaching 100K between everything). Too many devices and OSs. At some point you either…

  • glass ahoy

    When asked about google glass or other AR goggles, I have been consistent in my message: google glass sucked for a couple of good reasons (first iteration, hardware/software not up to snuff),…

  • chatbotting away

    A couple of years ago my colleagues Mark Bolas, Evan Suma, and I were working on a project for the Office of Naval Research looking at the “workplace of 2025.” One of…

  • twas the night before xmas…

    And an android was afoot. Migration, anyone? Well see how this goes…

  • moving forward

    Progress, not perfection. But it requires making peace with the devil (more on that later). Dropbox – cancelled. Apple Music – cancelled. Tidal – cancelled. We’ll see how this goes…

  • digital detritus

    Ok, how did this happen? Dropbox, iCloud, Amazon Cloud, OneDrive, Apple Music, Tidal, Google Play, Evernote, OneNote – talk about over kill and duplication. Time to pare down the services. But which…

  • fallout boy

    So a player in Russia is suing Bethesda game studio for making Fallout 4 “so addictive” that he lost his health, wife, and job. I see an opportunity for digital 12 step…

  • holy lens

    So Microsoft is edging closer to shipping Hololens and the press is gushing. Sort of. If you get beyond the headline, the story is that it still isn’t ready for primetime (narrow…

  • mapping memorability

    An interesting article about mapping images wrt human memorability. Next generation “screen language” for those that take photos (meaning everyone given the proliferation of selfies/etc).