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  • be your everything

    Facebook wants their bots to take over for your apps. So FB becomes the one-stop-shop for everything. Do you really want that? I’ll pass, but I’m moving towards luddite status…

  • you’re not sharing!

    Evidently Facebook isn’t getting enough of your dirt. In an era where you are the product (i.e. FB and Google’s biz model), keeping momentum and figuring out how to incentivize the user…

  • its a small iceberg…

    A month in and the backlash starts. It will be a bumpy ride for the first year or two until content catches up and hype simmers down.

  • al wants to know

    Recently Oculus posted their privacy policy. It raised a few eyebrows, two of which belong to Senator Al Franken. And he wants answers. Politics to the rescue! We’re from the government, and…

  • terms of service

    You want an Oculus? Of course you do – VR is the most important thing in tech since…umm…the last time VR was the most important thing in tech. Well, here ya go…

  • yawn

    Evidently not everyone is buying into the Hololens hype machine. This actually is a pretty good roundup of where AR currently stands. Beyond novelty is boredom. But computers are boring as well,…

  • tactical patience not

    So Oculus Rift starts shipping this week, with the first unit being hand-delivered by Palmer Luckey himself. So how long does it take the press to start figuring out if it is…

  • iot pita

    The “internet of things” (iot) is going to be our panacea from the complicated modern world. Having all your things talk to all your other things – well, it just makes things…

  • corrupted by twitter

    Or at least it seems that way. Microsoft’s AI twitter-bot went from nice and innocent to raging racist in less than 24 hours. Now where did I leave my self-driving car? I…

  • future warfare

    The future of warfare has already happened. The US and Israel with stuxnet (against Iran), and now it is coming to light that Iran fired back between 2011-2013 with various cyber attacks…

  • me too!

    One of the bands I play in has a bandleader who obsessively Periscopes. Every gig he sets up his phone, has a special wide angle lens, and is often fiddling with things…

  • new POV

    When I was interviewed by USA Today last year, I mentioned that the adult industry would help drive VR adoption – just like they have driven a number of other tech advances…