The partnership to allow Microsoft’s Cortana and Amazon’s Alexa to speak to each other is big for the companies involved, and big for progress around voice assistive ecosystems. So much fighting for control in a world where users will just want to ask anything to do anything.
As backward as you’d expect from the IOC. President Thomas Bach (a former Olympic fencer) has said he’s not against esports, as long as they’re mostly promoting real world sporting activities.
I haven’t been following the new features all that closely, so this news peaked my interest. If you’re into mobile gaming or streaming from mobile, these features give vastly simpler access to capturing what’s happening on your mobile or tablet screen.
I can imagine a world where augmented reality key finding technology becomes the ‘killer app’ for mainstream AR adoption. At least, as a demo that makes people think “Oh! That’s amazing!” and then never actually buy one of these devices, but generally have a better understanding of what AR can do. https://youtu.be/C461z3wmChs
Big announcements this week as Microsoft’s long hyped world of ‘HoloLens’ (which has been all hype, not much else) finally gets its shift into an ecosystem of Mixed Reality products and services.
The Australian government has launched STARportal as a resource for parents and kids to find cool STEM themed activities, camps, competitions and the rest.
A good piece about a very good question. I had such hopes for the Apple TV platform as a gaming space. iOS had all the best mobile games. It should have been easy to transition games to a TV experience. But it wasn’t.
An incredibly advanced lamp, dubbed the Komorebi, delivering some of the most natural lighting effects I’ve ever seen. Stunning concept.
Samuel Horti looks at the question of using Minecraft as an educational tool. Does it really help? Or is it a gimmick that gets in the way of real learning?
Design, performance art and clever security infrastructure come together at CloudFlare San Francisco. A wall of lava lamps has been integrated into the office design, with a constant feed of photographs of the fluid dynamics delivering random number generation for use in back office processes.
I’m fascinated by these discussions. I love social media, I love my many points of digital connection, but I know some of it is pure noise. How do we get down to just getting the important things done?
Professor Jan Van Driel has written about the need to coordinate efforts to promote more kids to take up careers in the STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) fields.