"Machines that men make, make men machines,” said some prescient soul. And, one suspects, were that soul to tread the streets of any major city in the world, he’d probably be convinced he’s passed into some machine and gadget-age dystopia. Witness the amounts of people in offices and homes, on the streets or in cafes, perpetually doing something or the other with some gadget of some sort. Notebooks and phones and music players seem to be the instruments of most conspicuous communication . And yet, it is a moot point where that drive to ‘stay connected’ all the time, ostensibly to some virtual community or individual, is really taking us. Indeed, these gadgets seem to have taken on a life of their own, becoming aspects of personality rather than just a tool to communicate . There is something odd, for instance, about listening to an advertisement, perchance on FM, while driving home after a day’s work, which advocates, in the form of a young … [Read more...] about Virtual reality: Man & machines
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Mixed Reality in Business Augmented Reality isn't just for glasses and Virtual Reality isn't just for games. In fact, the combination of the two in Mixed Reality is empowering new scenarios in training, coaching, remote work, and other enterprise functions. Imagine strapping on a VR headset, blinding yourself to the real world, which you swap for a virtual world, and then navigating on foot to work? What could possibly go wrong? Microsoft Microsoft Ignite postmortem: Cutting through the complexity Microsoft to represent DACA recipients in Supreme Court trial to keep program alive New Surface devices: Prices, release dates, and where to buy Windows 10 version 1909: A pleasant surprise (ZDNet YouTube) Windows 10: Why it's finally time to upgrade from Windows 7 (CNET) Microsoft HoloLens 2: Everything developers and IT pros need to know (TechRepublic) Probably lots, but Microsoft reckons its DreamWalker VR system can let users do just this without walking into, say, a … [Read more...] about Dream or nightmare? Microsoft’s VR swaps your real walking route for a virtual one
Primers What is AI? Everything you need to know What is machine learning? Everything you need to know What is deep learning? Everything you need to know What is artificial general intelligence? Everything you need to know A health technology company that wants to beam doctors to patients remotely is announcing the first deployment of its telemedicine station with Tampa General Hospital. Hospital staff members can now get virtual life-sized consultations with physicians and automated pharmaceutical services.Telemedicine has the potential to decentralize healthcare by distributing doctors into local communities virtually. In the best scenario, it could ease some of the strain and inequality in the current healthcare ecosystem. It's an idea that's gaining purchase around the world. As I wrote earlier this year, in France, people are already visiting Telehealth cabins for fast, convenient healthcare. During the recent Ebola crisis, the University of … [Read more...] about Would you visit a virtual doctor?
Microsoft HoloLens 2: It's all about the software and cloud services While the hardware improvements with Microsoft's HoloLens are interesting, the real win for business is the subscription model and hook into Dynamics 365 and Azure. Larry Dignan handicaps the Microsoft HoloLens strategy with Mary Jo Foley. Italian luxury furniture brand Natuzzi is speeding up the high street's digital transformation by allowing London shoppers to browse for sofas, chairs and beds – in the form of holograms overlaid onto 3D renderings of their own living rooms, while wearing a Microsoft HoloLens 2 headset. See also Best VR headsets for 2019 (CNET) The retailer's Tottenham Court Road shop now has a dedicated space for visitors to come in and try on the headset. This sends them all the way to what the brand calls "an endless virtual showroom" where they can, in theory, browse through the catalogue of digital twins for every single piece of furniture created by Natuzzi designers. Before … [Read more...] about The future of retail: This furniture store wants you to browse sofas and beds in augmented reality
By Anna Rumer - December 9, 2019 08:56 am EST Share 0 Comments 0 90 Day Fiancé's Jesse Meester will soon be heating things up on the big screen. With his split from fiancée Darcey Silva in the rear-view mirror, the 26-year-old reality personality teased to InTouch Weekly in a new interview that he will be a "main role" in an upcoming movie in the style of 50 Shades of Gray. “I’m trying to balance reality TV and acting because if I do too much reality TV, it’s going to take away from the acting aspect,” Meester explained, saying that before he appeared on the TLC reality show, he appeared in several smaller acting roles. “I think a lot of people are confused like, ‘Is Jesse an actor?'” he continued. “I built my portfolio and now I got a call from an award-winning casting director, actually director, about some kind of 50 Shades kind of movie. It’s gonna be very interesting, and I’m very … [Read more...] about ’90 Day Fiance’ Star Jesse Meester Reveals ’50 Shades’-Like Movie Role Offer
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