Augmented Reality, “Her”, and the Story of You

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Her is a story about people-centric technology. Spike Jonze shows us a near future where it’s all about you. This is our new Augmented Reality (AR), and it’s not science fiction.

I’ve been working with AR as a PhD researcher and designer for the past decade. The second wave of AR will surpass the current gimmickry and extend our human capacities to better understand, engage with, and experience our world in new ways. It will be human-centered and help to make our lives better. Driven by the one thing that is central and unique to AR – context – our devices will be highly cognizant of our constantly changing environments continually deciphering, translating, analyzing, and navigating to anticipate our specific needs, predicting and delivering personalized solutions with highly relevant content and experiences. Our smart devices will act on our behalf. This next wave of AR…

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Bitcoin left stranded as Mt Gox goes off grid


Guess the picture doesn’t hold true, eh?

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At MWC 2014, Blackberry announced a couple new phones, including the much rumoured ‘Jakarta’ phone, officially known as the Blackberry Z3. Continue reading Blackberry announces new phones at MWC 2014 ( Jakarta Phone)

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Xbox One gets price cut treatment, but limited only to the UK

Xbox One price cut to £399.99 with free copy of Titanfall

The Xbox One Titanfall Bundle

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