Apple Announces Open Source #ResearchKit

Apple ResearchKit

Apple’s HealthKit demonstrated that Apple cares about people’s health, and that commitment has been extended further and deeper with the announcement of ResearchKit. While HealthKit is dominated by fitness style apps that track data you can share with your doctor, ResearchKit is aimed at researchers who can use it to build clinical trial apps to […]

Apple Teams Up with #HBO For Launch of HBO Now

HBONow Plus AppleTV

Apple took a short time during today’s event to talk about Apple TV. The device is getting a price drop from $99 to $69, but the device itself amounted to little more than a footnote in the presentation. Instead, Tim Cook took the opportunity to announce a partnership between Apple and HBO on the exclusive […]

Microsoft’s Office 2016 for Mac Free Preview Available Now

Office 2016 Mac

Good news, Mac Office Fans! Microsoft has a free preview of a completely redesigned Office 2016 for Mac available right now. The new Mac Office suite takes advantage of many Mac features, including Retina display optimizations and full-screen view support. On the other hand, many Mac Office users find themselves frustrated going back and forth […]

Technical Illusions’ #CastAR Video Shows Off Mixed Reality

Technical Illusions' CastAR

http://youtu.be/hL1qT0TK6aw Augmented Reality enthusiasts rejoice! Technical Illusions has released a video showing off the capabilities of their CastAR technology. Developed originally through Kickstarter funding, CastAR is a type of augmented reality that is more of a “Mixed Reality” system. It is distinguished from virtual reality systems like Oculus Rift by bringing 3D imagery into the […]

Samsung Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 Edge, Samsung Pay, and Gear VR for S6 at Galaxy #Unpacked 2015

Samsung Galaxy Unpacked 2015

Samsung Galaxy S6/S6 Edge Today at Samsung Galaxy Unpacked, Samsung revealed new Galaxy smartphones; the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge. With the new Galaxies, Samsung has moved away from their traditional plastic builds to produce devices in metal and glass that are surprisingly non-Samsung looking. They clearly want to try to challenge Apple in […]

Microsoft Introduces Office 2016

Microsoft Office 2016 Excel

One day after they briefed the world on the future of Windows 10, Microsoft has released new information about the upcoming Office 2016. Office 2016 will be available for mobile devices as a universal app. They are bringing it to everything from Windows Phones to the Surface Hub. Office 2016 for desktops will show up in […]

Microsoft HoloLens Ushers in a Windows Holographic Age

Microsoft HoloLens

By far the most exciting part of the Windows 10 briefing that Microsoft gave today was the revelation of Microsoft HoloLens, a secret technology that looks like something Tony Stark should have demoed. It is, unfortunately, tied in with a headset, but despite that immediate drawback, it looks incredibly impressive. The headset is itself a […]

Windows 10 Gaming Announcements Bridge Win10 PCs and XBox One

Windows 10 Start Screen

Microsoft’s Windows 10 coverage included a generous heap of announcements about their gaming plans for the platform. The core of the XBox experience is now a cross-platform app. This XBox app will be available for Windows 10 PCs and Tablets. It brings My Games, Messages, Friends, Activity Feed, cross-platform gameplay & voice and text chat […]

Revolve Robotics Shows KUBI at #CES2015

Kubi at CES 2015

http://youtu.be/fnDPZbGGs0w KUBI 2.0 is a robotic teleconferencing iPad stand that enables cheap and easy telepresence. It’s battery powered, or can be powered over micro-USB, with an approximate 4 hour battery life if it’s not plugged in. Lights on the front of the device change color to give you an idea of the state of the […]

Sphero Shows Ollie & SPRK at #CES2015

Sphero at CES 2015

http://youtu.be/WeKiFLaJbrc Sphero talked about their connected play advancements with their robot toys. They mentioned their SPRK educational program, which stands for Schools Parents Robots Kids. They’ve got a chariot attachment for Sphero that fits right over the top, allowing you to attach cameras and other devices to it to be driven around by the Sphero. […]

Best of CESlive: BMW Talks Connected Car Technologies at #CES2015

BMW at CES 2015

http://youtu.be/uZqWP_xmtI4 BMW had a lot to say about the connected technologies they’re working on when they talked to us at CES 2015. They have crash avoidance so good they invited CES attendees to test drive and TRY to crash it. Nobody could. Then they talked about what they call “your second dashboard”, your tv, where […]