Microsoft has shown off a lot of concept projects in the last year related to HoloLens, its $3,000 augmented reality headset, but this one just might be the crown jewel of them all. Dubbed " Holoportation," Microsoft Research's latest demonstration is the ability to view a live hologram of a person in another location.
Don't obsess about the svelte new iPhone or the price cut for the Apple Watch. Don't worry too much about Apple's courtroom battles over privacy and national security, at least not now. Those issues moved to the back burner on Monday when the Justice Department said that it might not need Apple's help to break into an iPhone connected to a mass shooting.
In clean energy news, General Electric just announced that America's first offshore wind farm will be completed by the end of this year. China kicked its environmental initiatives up a notch with plans to triple its solar power capacity by the year 2020.
Scotts Miracle-Gro wants to bring your yard into the digital age. The giant of lawn and garden care is set to release an Internet of Things platform called Connected Yard that will give consumers plant care guidance through a smartphone app called Gro, which will make recommendations based on data about local weather conditions and input from connected sensors and water controllers.
Amazon has announced that it has given its Alexa Voice Service (AVS) a major update, bestowing developers working on the Alexa platform a multitude of new features, ranging from volume and media controls, timers and alarms, and more.
I occasionally meet people who think the Internet is going to go away someday. Yes, some of its pieces do move around a bit. Bye, Friendster! Hello, Peach!* But its core benefit - your ability to find any information, any time and to build relationships around common interests at any distance - aren't going anywhere.
That's not just a huge number; this figure gives us insight into how marketers think. We don't use one big software provider for every marketing function-we actually use the best point solutions available to address specific marketing problems. The sum total of all these point solutions is called a marketing stack.
If you think working at a startup is as glamorous as what's portrayed in "The Social Network" or even in HBO's "Silicon Valley," then you might be mistaken. For veteran journalist Dan Lyons, his experience wasn't exactly a smashing success and he's written all about it in a new book called "Disrupted: My Misadventure in the Start-Up Bubble."
It doesn't matter how many ideas you have if you can't connect them. To turn those scattered concepts into a finished product, you're going to need a coherent plan. That's what outlines are good for. They're the blueprint for what you want to write, say, present, or create.
Forgoing sleep is like borrowing from a loan shark. Sure you get those extra hours right now to cover for your overly-optimistic estimation, but at what price? The shark will be back, and if you can't pay, he'll break your creativity, morale, and good-mannered nature as virtue twigs.
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