Virtual Reality vs. Augmented Reality vs. Holograms

On January 21, 2015 Microsoft Announce that the science fiction of holograms has become science fact.  They announced a new product, based on Windows 10, called HoloLens.  The first self contained, wearable computer that can create holograms.  This announcement has generated a buzz. If you haven’t seen the video Microsoft put out, take a minute,... Continue Reading →

Do What You Love!

I love what I do.  Technology makes me happy. Solving problems, making lives better are all worthy goals. Recently in the news there have been talk about diversity in technology.  I am against diversity for diversity sake. People should want to do technology because they love it not to meet a quota. On the flip... Continue Reading →

The Internet of Thing (IoT)

Recently a new technology buzz word has come to light, the Internet of Thing or IoT.  It is all the rage. Everyone is getting on the bandwagon Microsoft, Google, Apple, you name it they are probably trying to figure out how to take get a piece of the $300 billion in 2020 by Gartner estimates.... Continue Reading →

Can Technology Go Too Far?

Over the past two posts I started to explore the concept of ubiquitous computing. I started out by defining ubiquitous computing, and then followed that up with a post that talks about how developers can contribute to the ubiquitous utopia. No conversation about ubiquitous computing would be complete without talking about privacy.  Privacy is a... Continue Reading →

“My” Contribution To Ubiquitous Computing

In my last post, Ubiquitous Computing–Breaking Down the Silos, I talk about how ubiquitous computing is starting to make its way into the world around us.  You may know ubiquitous computing as pervasive computing, ambient intelligence, Internet of Things, haptic computing, or everyware.  No matter what you call it, it is spreading like wild fire... Continue Reading →

2013 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog.Here's an excerpt:The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 18,000 times in 2013. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 7 sold-out performances for that many people to... Continue Reading →

What Happened to My LayoutAwarePage?

Recently at the //Build/ Conference Microsoft showed off the development environment for Windows 8.1.  In less than an year Microsoft has rev’ed Visual Studio.  For Windows 8, Microsoft tried to provide project templates that got you heading in the right direction.  If you did File-> New Project and you chose the Grid App template you... Continue Reading →

//Build/ is Over…Now What

Microsoft Build 2013 is over, I am back from San Francisco and I am starting to get back into the swing of things.  I have had time to contemplate my experience and I have had time to catch up on some of the sessions that I did not get to attend.  I have also completed... Continue Reading →

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