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The Future of VR for Google is on the Open Web with WebVR & WebAR | Voices of VR Podcast

May 23rd, 2017 · No Comments

Except currently it is completely shit. I tried a few weeks ago to get Chromium working and gave up. You would think it would be straight forward but its not as you have to make a couple of special changes to Chromium settings which either didn’t work or don’t work as advertised.

I gave up and will wait for the FUTURE

Source: #537: The Future of VR for Google is on the Open Web with WebVR & WebAR | Voices of VR Podcast

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Excellent Amazon Web Services Support

May 16th, 2017 · No Comments

Had an issue recently with Amazon AWS billing because I rebuilt an instance and mistakenly created it in another zone. What I didn’t realize is that Reserved instances have a zone designation to them so they only apply to instances in the same zone. So, my newly created instance was being charged at the On Demand price rather than being covered by the Reserve instance price. I didn’t notice this until I received a bill for the period. It was obvious that the bill was more than it should have been.

After discovering the problem I contacted their billing department and asked what they could do about it and they promptly reversed the charges so that I was charged as though it was covered by the Reserved instance. In fact I think they just reversed the charges altogether.

That is the right way to do customer service.

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Ultrasonic Beacons Are Tracking Your Every Movement | Threatpost | The first stop for security news

May 9th, 2017 · No Comments

More than 200 Android mobile applications listen surreptitiously for ultrasonic beacons embedded in audio that are used to track users and serve them with targeted advertising.

Source: Ultrasonic Beacons Are Tracking Your Every Movement | Threatpost | The first stop for security news

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Apple Named Worlds Largest Wearables Vendor With an Estimated 3.5M Apple Watch Shipments in Q1 2017 – Mac Rumors

May 6th, 2017 · No Comments

For those saying the Watch is a failure I give you this:

Source: Apple Named Worlds Largest Wearables Vendor With an Estimated 3.5M Apple Watch Shipments in Q1 2017 – Mac Rumors

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Apples Echo-Like Smart Speaker With Siri and AirPlay Could Debut as Early as WWDC – Mac Rumors

April 30th, 2017 · No Comments

Source: Apples Echo-Like Smart Speaker With Siri and AirPlay Could Debut as Early as WWDC – Mac Rumors

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John Ivison: Kevin O’Leary is out? Mr. Wonderful was barely in

April 26th, 2017 · 1 Comment

The only one that thinks Mr. Wonderful is Wonderful is himself. I said day one he would be one of the most unpopular and unliked candidates ever. And I was probably right.

There is a big difference between this guy and Trump. This guy is not liked by anyone!!

The Conservative Party revealed late Tuesday that 259,010 party members will be eligible to vote — far more than the 180,000 or so most campaigns initially estimated.

O’Leary said he was surprised by the number and quickly realized that the 35,335 people he claims joined the party to support his cause would not be enough to put him over the top.

Rarely in the history of Canadian politics has so much been said by so many about a candidate who fizzled quite so spectacularly

Source: John Ivison: Kevin O’Leary is out? Mr. Wonderful was barely in

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Facebook Launches Social VR App ‘Facebook Spaces’ in Beta for Rift – Road to VR

April 18th, 2017 · No Comments

I have a feeling this will be pretty huge:

Source: Facebook Launches Social VR App ‘Facebook Spaces’ in Beta for Rift – Road to VR

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Smart TV hack embeds attack code into broadcast signal—no access required | Ars Technica

April 2nd, 2017 · No Comments

Demo exploit is inexpensive, remote, scalable—and opens door to more advanced hacks.

Source: Smart TV hack embeds attack code into broadcast signal—no access required | Ars Technica

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Welcome to Series, a new type of story on Medium

March 7th, 2017 · No Comments

This might actually be something new in the online publishing business that looks interesting. Although not along the lines of news, it does remind me somewhat of how Breaking News app worked when you followed a story. Breaking News was amazing for this but it died so I wonder if this will die in time just the same. Hopefully not.

Series are mobile stories that can be added to over time and unfold card by card with the tap of your finger

Source: Welcome to Series, a new type of story on Medium

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Why AWS has such a big lead in the cloud | TechCrunch

February 22nd, 2017 · No Comments

This sums up exactly why AWS (Amazon Web Services) has been so successful:

“First, they said no one will use it, then maybe only startups will use it — but they won’t use it for anything real. Then it was enterprises will never use it, then enterprises will never use it for anything mission critical. Companies and developers voted with their workloads and now [competitors] are in this spot of trying to spin something up and you know, it’s six or seven years late,” Jassy said.

Source: Why AWS has such a big lead in the cloud | TechCrunch

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