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  • Apple buys Faceshift

    Apple has made another play into the computer vision and AR/VR arena with their purchase of Faceshift. This builds on earlier purchases of PrimeSense (user sensing) and Metaio (augmented reality). Evidently they…

  • register your drones

    Quadcopter/drones will be popular this holiday season (estimating 400K will be sold). Many incidents have already shown that there are fairly profound safety and societal issues that are raised by flying things…

  • all we need is AI

    Eurogamer article Artificial Intelligence (AI) is the long pole in the tent of games. Those that play all the time (*cough* my son) lament the “stupidity” of NPCs, but accept it as…

  • holoAds

    VR, AR, MR – no matter, in the end what they really want to do is immerse you in ads. How do you want your Volvo?

  • all that gear

    After many years of hype and some pretenders, the first “semi-real” VR solution hits the shelves with Samsung VR. No, the content isn’t ready – most of it is pretty bad. For…

  • AUSA blurb

    A piece I wrote for a forum at AUSA in 2014: We are in, or have passed a major inflection point. “Virtual” (broadly construed), is here to stay. Of the many mantras…

  • emulsions

    Working through the whole analog/digital conundrum (with a salvo fired back at TEDx), coming up with a conceptual model is a challenge. I talked about VAPOR (Virtual, Augmented, Physical Operational Realities) at…