Posts tagged technology

Cardboard Over Cables: Why Strap-A-Phone-To-Your-Face Virtual Reality Will Win

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Samsung has just announced their new line of products: the Galaxy S5, the Note 4, the Note 4 Dali Edition, and my personal favorite, the Gear VR. The Gear VR is Samsung’s answer to a growing buzz of excitement around virtual reality. Lets break down this trend:

The Set Up

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Demo video for Autodesk, a key 3D graphics technology first released in 1989, introducing datagloves and head mounted displays to an audience unfamiliar with VR technology. Skip to 5:30 to see a trippy endorsement by Dr. Timothy Leary, who advocated for Virtual Reality later in his career.

45 years ago today astronauts from Apollo 11 landed on the moon.  Yet today some people still remain skeptical this ever happened.  There are many ways to debunk the claims made by those who believe the moon landing was “a hoax”, but here’s one more reason: we didn’t have the video technology nor “movie magic” sufficient to fake the moon landing.

What I think of every time I read another article about Occulus Rift and other head-mounted displays are the future of video gaming.
Learn more about the Jaguar VR headset (and other vaporware).

What I think of every time I read another article about Occulus Rift and other head-mounted displays are the future of video gaming.

Learn more about the Jaguar VR headset (and other vaporware).

"Cognitive Cooking" is the future of IBM’s personalized tech…

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From keyboards to cupboards, computer science enters the culinary arts. 

One man is documenting 20 years of computing technology on Law & Order.  This scene in season one is the first time a computer is shown turned on in the series, though it will take many more years for computers and cyber security to become more than just props to the episodes…

One man is documenting 20 years of computing technology on Law & Order.  This scene in season one is the first time a computer is shown turned on in the series, though it will take many more years for computers and cyber security to become more than just props to the episodes…

GoPro uses their own cameras to record themselves accepting an Emmy award!

While the public is increasingly uncomfortable with the idea of government cameras and Internet snoops recording their daily behavior, there does not appear to be much introspection about routinely monitoring people, pets or handymen.
Quentin Hardy, writing in the NYTimes about webcam technology and what surveilance video tech consumers use.
Does technology make your life better?  Use this checklist to see how changes in tech effect our culture…

Does technology make your life better?  Use this checklist to see how changes in tech effect our culture…

Mapping Silicon Valley’s Gentrification Problem Through Corporate Shuttle Routes
Bonus map: Foursquare checkins from shuttle bus stops

Mapping Silicon Valley’s Gentrification Problem Through Corporate Shuttle Routes

Bonus map: Foursquare checkins from shuttle bus stops