E-skin and where the tech may lead us
An article on covering your body in light with organic photonic "e-skin" hit my desk recently. I’d never heard of e-skin before, but apparently it’s been around for a while. The implications and development possibilities are utterly mind-boggling, so I wanted to explore these in an opinion piece.
The broader potential of securing Wi-Fi using proximity
A little while ago an article came across my email about a new type of router developed at MIT. This router does not require a Wi-Fi password, but instead allows people to use the Wi-Fi access point based on their proximity to the router. This means you can sit in your favourite café or coffee shop and use their Wi-Fi without needing to ask for the password. While this is great and convenient, it made me wonder — could this technology have broader applications than that local café?
We’ve had enough doom and gloom in artificial intelligence
Yes world, I'm afraid artificial intelligence is going to transform what it means to be human. However, I do not think this is a bad thing. Let me explain why.
The era of the omnipresent API
Depending on who you ask and which blog post you read, this is either the year of virtual reality, augmented reality, the Internet of Things, wearables or artificial intelligence. Everyone is keen to measure the impact of one tech over the other. I think this misses the bigger picture. There is one key area of potential which I believe trumps all of the above — the growth and value of omnipresent APIs.
6 great ways to build virtual reality in 2016
Virtual reality is going to be a big deal in 2016. The Oculus Rift, Samsung Gear VR, HTC Vive, Playstation VR and plenty of Google Cardboard headsets will be out in the hands of the public this year. VR headset owners are going to be searching for as many quality VR experiences as they can get their hands on and it is up to developers to pioneer these early stages of virtual reality. We need people to look into VR, experiment, discover best practices and build virtual reality into the best platform it can be. Here are six platforms you can use to take your first steps.
Emerging tech influencers to thank and follow from 2015
There are plenty of incredible people out there who have helped emerging tech make great strides this year. Whilst it would be impossible to list everybody, I wanted to put together a list of some key people who come to mind that deserve some thanks for their efforts this year.