Monthly Archives: March 2015

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Are Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality Headsets really the Next Big Thing?

Since Glass was first introduced by Google, many companies believe that the next big thing is wearing computers on your face.

Just last week, HTC and Valve demonstrated their face-mounted computer, called Vive, and it was met with wild rapturous applause from tech writers.

Here is a quick overview of all the different virtual and augmented reality headsets that companies are building and showing off these days:

  • Vive VR, by HTC and Valve.
  • Oculus Rift, by Facebook.
  • Gear VR, by Samsung  and Oculus.
  • HoloLens, by Microsoft.
  • Magic Leap, a startup by Rony Abovitz, invested by Google, Marc Andreessen, Qualcomm and others.
  • Project Morpheus, by Sony.
  • Glass, by Google.

 

Read the full story on BusinessInsider site.

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The DO IT Button by IFTTT – Only as a Chip in my Brain

Recently, the IFTTT (if this than that) has introduced a new service, the DO Button. This service, available for mobile devices, empowers you to create your own personalized button with just a tap.

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With the DO Button you can save time and control the world around you with Recipes that connect your button to Philips Hue, Google Drive, Nest Thermostat, and hundreds of Channels you use every day.

This new feature is competing against existing services, but seems to have the advantage of an already existing and experienced product. IFTTT already has many users and many ready-to-use Recipes which makes the experience of the DO Button more immediate and fulfilling.

The DO Button service, and other similar to it, offer to create a “shortcut” button on our mobile devices, for our favorites actions, online and offline. The real jump leapfrog for this kind of service will be the DO Brain Chip.

When you have a short-cut thought, you can achieve much more in less time. You can shop in your favorite super-market, while on the phone with your mother, while chatting with friends, and all that while you are playing tennis with your partner.

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