Two undoubtedly huge trends have been dominated our news roster this week- augmented reality, and the Internet of Things. It’s becoming ever more apparent that these two fields of technological development are going to shape how we live, work and think in the coming years. In augmented reality, MagicLeap’s imaginative and baffling patent designs gave us a glimpse into what the AR tech of the future might look like; Microsoft got in on the game with their take, HoloLens- and startup Meta announced $23m funding to develop their AR product.
As for the Internet of Things, Google & Biogen teamed up to use wearables to research multiple sclerosis and Onyx unveiled their enterprise-grade encrypted beacon. There are plenty more IoT stories in our weekly picks, including how the IoT is going to change the economy, and how one museum in Cleveland are getting in on the game.
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As we enter 2015, the long hyped Internet of Things is starting to take shape. We’re starting to see intelligent devices, wearables, and connected items that aim to make our lives easier. Guest contributor Josh Ebner from Sharp Sight Labs discusses the possibility of a “trillion sensor world”, and the impact this will have on the global economy.
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Data science revolutionaries Netflix have announced the onset of a Netflix-OSS project called Surus, through which it will open source some of its Hadoop data analyzing tools based on “internal user defined functions (UDF’s) that have broad adoption across Netflix.”
The Big Data Analytics sprawl has permeated into the arts. This month, we reported on how beacon technology was being used to overhaul the library experience. Now, The Cleveland Museum of Art are similarly turning to mobile apps and iBeacons to create a more interactive customer experience.
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