We can reclaim the Web and more broadly ed-tech for teaching and learning. But we must reclaim control of the data, content, and knowledge we create. We are not resources to be mined. Learners do not enter our schools and in our libraries to become products for the textbook industry and the testing industry and… Continue reading Audrey Watters: The Future of Ed-Tech is a Reclamation Project #DLFAB
If Facebook buying Oculus for a cool $2 billion is a step towards democratizing the currently-niche platform, Jaunt seems like an equally monumental step towards making awesome virtual reality content that appeals to folks beyond the gaming community. The VR movies in addition to VR games. via Meet the Crazy Camera That Can Make Movies… Continue reading Jaunt – Meet the Crazy Camera That Can Make Movies for the Oculus Rift (Jordan Kushins-Gizmodo)
The president of VMware said after seeing it (and not knowing what he was seeing), “Wow, what movie is that?” And that’s what it’s all about — dispersion of disbelief. You’ve heard me talk about this before, and we’re almost there. I famously predicted at a prestigious event three years ago that by 2015 there… Continue reading Nvidia Pulls off ‘Industrial Light and Magic’-Like Tools | EE Times
This is incidentally what’s so fascinating about the government technology position I’m in at Code for America. I believe that we’re in the midst of a shift in power from abusive tech vendor relationships to something driven by a city’s own digital capabilities. The amazing thing about GOV.UK is that a government has decided it… Continue reading Cargo-culting [managers are awesome / managers are cool when they’re part of your team] (tecznotes|Mike Migurski)
But it is early days yet. Google has made it clear that this is only the initial stages of Project Glass and it is seeking feedback from the general public on what they want from these spectacles. While these kinds of heads-up displays are popular in films and fiction and dearly wanted by this hack,… Continue reading Google shows off Project Glass augmented reality specs • The Register
What it means. “Augmented reality” sounds very “Star Trek,” but what is it, exactly? In short, AR is defined as “an artificial environment created through the combination of real-world and computer-generated data.” via Buzzword: Augmented Reality. Nice little survey from the people at Consumer Reports, with specific examples given from the Consumer Electronics Show this… Continue reading Buzzword: Augmented Reality
Quick Sync made real-time H.264 encoding practical on even low-power devices, and made GPU encoding redundant at the time. AMD of course isn’t one to sit idle, and they have been hard at work at their own implementation of that technology: the Video Codec Engine VCE. via AnandTech – AMD Radeon HD 7970 Review: 28nm… Continue reading AnandTech – AMD Radeon HD 7970 Review: 28nm And Graphics Core Next, Together As One
Augmented Reality has got to start somewhere. So in this humble little example you get rewards for navigating to locations in Tokyo and checking in via Foursquare or Livedoor’s Rocket Touch social app. It’s promoting Chivas Regal’s campaign Aroma of Tokyo.
The upgrade market for Windows PCs is still very strong and budget concerns are almost always a preeminent when shopping for an upgrade. From CPU to Memory to Harddrives, a Solid State Disk is still a sure way of increasing the Windows Experience Score for your Windows 7 PC. Now OCZ is trying to drive the new SandForce 2xxx series controller into a lower price level product. Enter the OCZ Agility Solid State Disk:
When you are at work, what is it specifically that you consider work? Is it answering a request, a question, doing something someone has delegated to you? Or is it something bigger, more creative, something that requires isolation and silence to get done?