Monday, April 24, 2017

Facebook's Latest Moon Shot: I Think, Therefore I Type


Facebook on Wednesday told its F8 conference audience about two new cutting-edge projects that could change the way humans engage with devices.
Over the next two years, the company will work on a new technology that will allow anyone to type around 100 words per minute -- not with fingers, but using a process that would decode neural activity devoted to speech.

Monday, April 10, 2017

Why VR Is Failing


As a market, we seem to have trouble learning that three key elements are necessary for a new technology to take hold: It has to appear complete, it has to be compelling, and it has to seem like a value (be affordable). Compared to what we have today, the car that opened up the automotive market in the U.S. was none of those things -- yet it was incredibly successful.

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Microsoft Shutters CodePlex, Will Migrate Projects to GitHub


In a move that caps off its gradual embrace of open source in a bear hug, Microsoft last week announced that it would shutter its nearly 11-year-old CodePlex project site and migrate its library of work to GitHub.

Monday, April 3, 2017

EquiSeq CEO Lexi Palmer: Act Like You're Not Scared and Go at It


Lexi Palmer is CEO of EquiSeq, a biotech firm that does genetic testing of horses.
Palmer was brought on as CEO by the company's founder, genetic researcher Paul Szauter, in 2015.
EquiSeq, which tests horses for genetic diseases, is developing an equine genome database.

Friday, March 31, 2017

Online Freedom of Speech May Be in Peril: Pew


Negative interactions on the Web -- trolling, cyberbullying, harassment and just plain nastiness -- have become commonplace, and this situation is likely to remain unchanged or worsen over the next decade, suggests a report the Pew Research Center released Wednesday.
Pew and Elon University last summer polled more than 1,500 technology experts, academics, and business and government leaders on the future of free speech online.

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Galaxy S8, S8+ Dazzle in Samsung's Comeback Launch


Samsung on Wednesday launched the Galaxy S8 and S8+, its next generation of smartphones. They feature major improvements in design and security processing power, as well as new digital assistant technology that may challenge the best devices on the market.

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Too Much Communication


The world is a smaller place because we have so many ways to connect and communicate, but it has created a generation gap, a gap of classes and perhaps even a culture gap.
This may seem like a serious contradiction; after all shouldn't more means of communication bring us closer together?