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  • ai for good

    MIT has a new AI system that will detect 85% of cyber attacks. Actually, that is pretty good performance, and fairly useful as often you don’t know you’re under attack until it is too late. Score one for the bots (that aren’t selling you something).

  • ewww skin

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  • bendy cam

    While the world runs headlong into VR, some are working on new ways to wrap (or warp – same letters) the world. Between this and Lytro, things could be pretty odd…

  • more competition

    Watch out for the Chinese – the VR wars continue to heat up.

  • i’m going in

    Just what you needed, immersive video of an operation!

  • 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 will increasingly be a challenge. You’re battling shiny object syndrome, user fatigue, and many other issues. Best of luck with that. Personally, I…

  • 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 we’re here to help…

  • 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 – just approve the terms of service… Actually not that much new here, but it does take “you are the product” and the…

  • 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, so it really is about figuring out the “how” and “why” of AR and VR. Companies will focus on “what” because that is…

  • 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 a hit or miss? About 15 min… I actually feel for startups these days. No one has any patience around tech and related…