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  • 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.

  • doc in a box not

    Skip Rizzo’s group at ICT has been working with VR for treating PTS for some time now. He always emphasizes that our systems are not a “doc in a box” – it…

  • remember walkman?

    Sony isn’t maybe the first thing you think when you mention innovation, but don’t count them out. Morpheus (or whatever they call their VR hardware) may win early due to the tight…

  • selling you crap…in 3D!

    It is no secret that Facebook wants you and your friends in VR (to show you ads). And now clear (if it wasn’t before) that Amazon wants to sell you stuff in…

  • 4chan 4google

    It is no secret that Google is great at search, great at turning people into products by offering “free” stuff, but is terrible at “social.” While it is no surprise that they…