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.

TOP DATACONOMY ARTICLES

How Sensors Will Shape Big Data and the Changing EconomyHow Sensors Will Shape Big Data and the Changing Economy

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.

The Importance of Soft Skills in Data ScienceThe Importance of Soft Skills in Data Science

“When I first started working in data, I used to think it was all about the algorithms and tools. Now banging my head against the wall has helped temper some of that. I now see the Data Science role as including at least some management consultancy.”- Peadar Coyle on why soft skills are crucial to data science, and six ways to improve yours.

Making the Most of the Internet of ThingsMaking the Most of the Internet of Things

“The number of connected devices related to the Internet of Things is rapidly growing, raising the question of whether enterprises are prepared for IoT. While many enterprises may be overwhelmed by the influx of IoT devices, early adopters are embracing it.”

TOP DATACONOMY NEWS

Netflix Open Sources Tools for Data Analysis on Hadoop – Introduces Surus and ScorePMMLNetflix Open Sources Tools for Data Analysis on Hadoop – Introduces Surus and ScorePMML

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.”

Latest Company to Tap into Beacon & Mobile App Technology is the Cleveland Museum of ArtLatest Company to Tap into Beacon & Mobile App Technology is the Cleveland Museum of Art

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.

Apache Samza Levels Up to a Top-Level Project; Witnesses Large Scale AdoptionApache Samza Levels Up to a Top-Level Project; Witnesses Large Scale Adoption

Apache Samza, the distributed stream processing framework, has now graduated to become a Top-Level Project (TLP), the Apache Software Foundation has revealed.

TOP UPCOMING EVENTS

17-20 February, 2015- Strata + Hadoop World Conference, San Jose CA17-20 February, 2015- Strata + Hadoop World Conference, San Jose CA

“Immerse yourself in the world of big data at Strata + Hadoop World. Explore solutions to your most challenging problems, connect with the brightest minds in data, find out what’s new in emerging technologies and Apache Hadoop—and see for yourself what data can do.”

22 – 23 April, 2015 – Apps World Germany22 – 23 April, 2015 – Apps World Germany

“Apps World; the leading global event series in its 6th year that has grown to be the leading set of events in the app industry is launching a new show in Berlin – the city fast being recognised as a thriving hub for technology and start-ups, this April.”

TOP DATACONOMY JOBS

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