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  • 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…

  • tactical patience

    I have met with a lot of venture capital people over the past few years and a couple of patterns have emerged. Invariably they are looking for a quick win, typically wanting…

  • because…robots

    Boston Dynamics (i.e. Google) is scary, but these are downright cute. As long as you aren’t trying to have a picnic.