Microsoft's HoloLens

Introducing the Microsoft HoloLens

Holographic Computing is Here

Microsoft announced a major product during it’s Windows 10 launch this week called the HoloLens. According to Microsoft it is,

Microsoft HoloLens puts you at the center of a world that blends holograms with reality. With the ability to design and shape holograms, you’ll have a new medium to express your creativity, a more efficient way to teach and learn, and a more effective way to visualize your work and share ideas. Your digital content and creations will be more relevant when they come to life in the world around you.

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petcube

Petcube – monitor and interact with your pets

Along with the Internet of Things (IoT) comes more connection to our surroundings and things that matter. As more smart technology becomes available and as more accepting we become to using that technology, we see really amazing ideas that help keep us connected with those things most important. Like the cell phone and text messaging kept us closer, video and intuitive smartphone applications will allow us to perform tasks we wouldn’t have thought possible.

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the Grid - websites that design themselves

The Grid – Websites that design themselves

What is the Grid

This is not another do-it-yourself website builder. The Grid harnesses the power of artificial intelligence to take everything you throw at it – videos, images, text, urls and more – and automatically shape them into a custom website unique to you. As your needs grow, it evolves with you, effortlessly adapting to your needs. Want to add e-commerce? Social feeds? A different layout? The Grid just takes care of it. This is not a website builder. This is your personal AI web developer. Its first masterpiece is the website you’re looking at right now. Its next one could be yours.

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Soloshot

Film yourself automatically with the Soloshot

Introducing the SoloShot

SOLOSHOT automatically rotates your camera to keep it pointed at you, from a distance, with NO camera operation. Set up your SOLOSHOT tripod, attach your camera, and film all your outdoor exploits. SOLOSHOT works by keeping your camera pointed at an armband you wear while you are having fun.

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Google Chromebook

Buy a Chromebook and get 1TB of Cloud storage

Google Chromebook

Google is giving away 1 TB of storage for two years with every purchase of a Chromebook. Basically the same price as the Chromebook itself. I haven’t used the Chromebook yet, if I was to go that route, it would probably end up as an extension of my smartphone (currently Galaxy S3). The keyboard and mouse are sometimes just easier to get around, type, navigate etc. Personally I need something that can run 64 bit applications for photography, designing and video editing. Starting at $250.00 the Chromebook is a good competitor to some of the other tablets and laptops.

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If This Then That

Put the internet to work for you


If THIS then THAT

This is a very cool application that I found recently which is a simple IF THEN statement called, IFTT. It’s like artificial intelligence to alert you on conditions that you determine in a very simple interface called recipes. Continue reading

Windows 8

Windows 8 finally passes 15% market share


Its been a slow climb for the latest operating system from Microsoft to gain any traction. Windows 8 was first launched in December of 2012 and has seen a very slow acceptance rate since then. The updated interface and gestures have not been overwhelmingly accepted which prompted us to write about how to disable gestures on Windows 8.

According to NetMarketShare, Windows 8 and 8.1 have surpassed the 15% adoption rate as of October, 2014.  Continue reading

Google Cardboard

Google Cardboard is a portable Virtual Reality kit

I had a try of Google’s Cardboard today and was impressed, and scared about how it felt.

Cool that it is made out of cardboard so they can ship it to you for about $25.00. Two eye pieces inside give you the realistic view. Simple velco on top to hold together most phones that are under 5 inches in total. Just for Android at the moment and must be running Jelly Bean 4.1 or above. A ring on the side the phone so when you pull and release the ring, your phone’s magnetometer detects changes in the magnetic field. Continue reading