Archive for June 2017

HoloKit is like Google Cardboard for augmented reality | TechCrunch The revelation behind Google Cardboard was that if you put your phone close enough to your eyes, it’s basically a VR headset — but it’s not quite that simple for mixed reality setups like Microsoft’s HoloLens. Or is it? HoloKitis an extremely clever DIY solution for a quick and dirty augmented reality experience with

11 Things the Health Care Sector Must Do to Improve Cybersecurity No industry or sector is immune to hacking. That reality was made painfully clear in mid-May, when a cyberattacker using WannaCry ransomware crippled health care institutions and many other kinds of organizations around the world. In 2015 over 113 million Americans health records were exposed, and in 2016 the number was over 16 million. Experian predicted that the

Thin Client Market Embraces Raspberry Pi | Is the Raspberry Pi ready to take over the low-end thin client market? This week, NComputing unveiled the RX-HDX, its second Raspberry Pi based thin client. In addition, ViewSonic announced a software upgrade for the Pi-based SC-T25 thin client that it announced last year. The future of thin clients — low-cost, remotely managed virtual client

A Field of Lavender Nourished by Trump’s Tweets This is a strange kind of IoT agriculture project: A subterranean field of lavender, planted by Martin Roth in Midtown Manhattan, is nurtured by lights that are largely controlled by the President’s tweets. The urban garden was installed by artist Martin Roth for his exhibition. It carries a literal title: In May 2017 I cultivated a piece of

Death of Moore’s Law Makes Open Hardware Possible – Hackster’s Blog Bunnie argued that while Moore’s Law held if you started developing a project at the point when a vendor released their silicon it would be obsolescent even before you managed to ship it.  We may well have reached the point where our computing is “good enough.” That, at least as far as computing is concerned, we’re

Friday Fun: The Choitek Megamark Robot Does it All! Many robots are tasked to do one, or several related operations, and do them well. The Choitex Megamark, however, from Carnegie Mellon computer science student John Choi, can perform a variety of actions, though currently it doesn’t appear to do them very well at all.