I Can See for Miles: Using Augmented Reality to Analyze Business Data Sets

While one of The Who’s first hit singles, I Can See for Miles, was most certainly not about data visualization, it still might – – on a bit of a stretch – – find a fitting a new context in describing one of the latest dazzling new technologies in the opening stanza’s declaration “there’s magic in […]

New Manual Transmission: Creating an Augmented Reality Car Owner’s Guide

Like most training and support documentation, car owner’s manuals are usually only consulted when something goes wrong with a vehicle. Some people look through them after they purchase a new ride, but usually their pages are about as interesting to read as watching paint dry on the wall. Does anyone really care about spending much […]

Latest Census on Virtual Senses: A Seminar on Augmented Reality in New York

I stepped out of the 90-degree heat and through the front door of Adorama, a camera, electronics and computer store on West 18th Street in Manhattan just before 6:00 pm on July 28, 2015. I quickly felt like I had entered another world¹ as I took my seat for a seminar entitled the Future of […]

Virtual Reality Universe-ity: The Immersive “Augmentarium” Lab at the U. of Maryland

Got to classes. Sit through a series of 50 minute lectures. Drink coffee. Pay attention and take notes. Drink more coffee. Go to the library to study, do research and complete assignments. Rinse and repeat for the rest of the semester. Then take your final exams and hope that you passed everything. More or less, […]

VR in the OR: New Virtual Reality System for Planning, Practicing and Assisting in Surgery

The work of a new startup and some pioneering doctors has recently given the term “operating system” and entirely new meaning: They are using virtual reality (VR) to experimentally plan, practice and assist in surgery. Currently, VR technology is rapid diversifying into new and exciting applications across a widening spectrum of fields and markets. This […]

Advertisers Looking for New Opportunities in Virtual and Augmented Spaces

Are virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) technologies about to start putting up “Place Your Ad Here” signs in their spaces? Today’s advertising firms and their clients are constantly searching for new venues and the latest technologies with which to compete in evermore specialized global marketplaces. With so many current and emerging alternatives, investing […]

Hacking Matter Really Matters: A New Programmable Material Has Been Developed

The sales receipt from The Strand Bookstore in New York is dated April 5, 2003. It still remains tucked into one of the most brain-bendingly different books I have ever bought and read called Hacking Matter: Levitating Chairs, Quantum Mirages, and the Infinite Weirdness of Programmable Atoms (Basic Books, 2003), by Wil McCarthy. It was […]

Digital Smarts Everywhere: The Emergence of Ambient Intelligence

The Troggs were a legendary rock and roll band who were part of the British Invasion in the late 1960’s. They have always been best known for their iconic rocker Wild Thing. This was also the only Top 10 hit that ever had an ocarina solo. How cool is that! The band went on to […]

LinkNYC Rollout Brings Speedy Free WiFi and New Opportunities for Marketers to New York

Back in the halcyon days of yore before the advent of smartphones and WiFi, there were payphones and phone booths all over of the streets in New York. Most have disappeared, but a few scattered survivors have still managed to hang on. An article entitled And Then There Were Four: Phone Booths Saved on Upper […]

Charge of the Light Brigade: Faster and More Efficient New Chips Using Photons Instead of Electrons

Alfred, Lord Tennyson wrote his immortal classic poem, The Charge of the Light Brigade, in 1854. It was to honor the dead heroes of a doomed infantry charge at the Battle of Balaclava during the Crimean War. Moreover, it strikingly portrayed the horrors of war. In just six short verses, he created a monumental work […]