The University of Buffalo's VR lab has developed a cap for your index finger that is exquisitely sensitive to movement--to the point that it can actually be used as a 3D digitizer. It has an accelerometer, a force sensor, and a motion tracker, and its developers believe it'll hit the market in three years, which is admirably conservative--usually researchers predict (and it's always hubris) that they're only one year away from their first Ferrari.
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If you don't know JP Rangaswami, you should. His Confused in Calcutta blog is must reading the 'new enterprise,' how they should operate internally and relate to customers.
During a podcast interview (transcript here) last week with Scott Laningham of IBM developerWorks, the father of the Web Tim Berners-Lee offered his view on the term "Web 2.0": LANINGHAM: You know, with Web 2.
I've recently been musing about what mobile device to buy. The bottom line is that nothing is perfect.
This week on The Dan & David Show, David is still vacationing with family in Maine, and due back for next's post-Labor Day (U.S.
As the summer winds down, the hot breezes in Silicon Valley whisper all kinds of intriguing scenarios into the ears of pundits like John Dvorak. He revives the old Apple/Sun merger on the heels of Google CEO Eric Schmidt joining Apple's board of directors.
Calendaring is an application that has often caused me to shake my head. For something so basic, we still haven't gotten it right.
Last night's relatively big scoop, given to a few media outlets, was Google throwing together a bunch of its communications applications and making them available as a suite of services for companies and organizations. Subsequently, Google will add Spreadsheets, Writely and other applications to fill out the suite and offer both ad supported and subscription-based models.
Google doesn't yet have an Office 2.0--a full suite of hosted productivity applications aimed at the Microsoft Office crowd, especially the small- and medium-sized firms--but starting tomorrow companies or organizations can deploy Google email, calendar, chat and Web page (Page Creator) hosting for free (ad supported).
Ross Mayfield addresses the ongoing discussion that spawned from the deletion and now the reposting of an article--now formally being considered for deletion--of a Wikipedia entry on Enterprise 2.0.