Month / January 2016

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  • coding for all

    Nice op-ed piece about Obama’s new initiative to teach computer science more broadly. There certainly is value in learning how to code, but the trick is going beyond just a “trade.” Programming…

  • bite this

    As pointed out earlier, Apple has done some key acquisitions the past year or so, not the least of which is Mateio (AR). Now buying a company can mean a couple of…

  • merging ahead

    Want to predict the future? Look to the recent past, especially what the “big 4” have snapped up in the way of capabilities. To whit:   Apple Audio, camera, AR, speech, machine…

  • sweating to the oldies

    Real-time telemetry from your body telling you what’s working and what isn’t. We’re getting closer…

  • teller the truth

    An interesting article on the connections between teaching and magic from the silent half of Penn and Teller. Worth a read.

  • ear for the band

    I wrote this back in 2013 for the Navy’s Project Athena. Still relevant. Sometimes people get locked into certain ways of thinking, or look to the same places for inspiration or ideas. …

  • the phone will see you now

    Ahh, machine vision and learning. The next frontier, coming soon to a phone near you. Context is everything, and if the computer can see and understand, then maybe their personal assistant will…

  • mapping iPhone7

    The rumors are swirling (as always) about the iPhone 7. Part of the angst has to do with the fact that iPhone sales only increased by about 1%, and they only made…

  • quilling

    VR is certainly in the heavy exploration phase. Especially considering most people have never experienced it first-hand yet. One of the more compelling/interesting experiences have been around creating “art” (broadly construed). Gestures…

  • being adult

    I’ve always argued that the adult industry consistently helps drive innovation when it comes to emerging tech. From the video tape to the interwebs, porn adopts early and figures out how to…

  • new york city?!?

    To paraphrase the salsa ad – new york city? Samsung announced a Gear VR studio is opening in New York. Which I suppose makes sense since their US corporate is there (and…

  • and now apple…

    Fires a salvo into the VR/AR world. They bought Emotient previously, now they make a play on the research side of things. So you’ve got Google forming a new division, Facebook with…