“Well, you come to the right place. There's plenty of fun here. That's Cindy and Arlette. Arlette's from Paris.” – Miss Carrie, “Westworld,” MGM, 1973
The HMD (head mounted display) marks are finally disappearing from my kids after watching nearly 90 hours of “awesome 4K VR” streaming content from the Rio Olympics.
Steven Antturi, head of post production atIM360/DigitalDomain and part of the Rio OBS (Olympic Broadcast Services) team, was a little bit disappointed that they could only send the 360 video streams in 2K.
As the Captain said in Cool Hand Luke, "What we've got here is failure to communicate"
“I am gravely disappointed. Again you have made me unleash my dogs of war.” – Humungus, “Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior,”1981, Kennedy Miller Productions
Ah, the Internet of Things (IoT)/Internet of Everything (IoE) is going to be great … maybe.
Let’s see, the local utility company “allowed” me to install a smart meter and the damn thing won’t even talk to me!
Sure, it sends information somewhere; which is stored by something and used to??
I’d rather have my thermostat talk to my furnace.
Once upon a time, printer manufacturers sold you an inkjet printer at a loss and made money when you replaced its ink cartridges on an average of once a month.
Although that trend still exists among many of these companies, there's one that is trying to reverse that trend.
The folks at Hewlett Packard (HP) have hit the market with ink jet printers that will initially take a big bite out of your budget, but result in huge savings in the long run.
“Second chances don't come around all that often. I suggest you take a really close look at it.” – Hank Pym, “ Ant-Man ,” Marvel Enterprises, 2015
The great thing about going to a technical conference like FMS (Flash Memory Summit) where they have honest-to-gawd user panels is that you find out why the Tower of Babel was built. And along the way (almost by accident), you learn something you don’t want to share.
While there were a ton of sessions that spoke in acronyms and secret formulas, I focused on sessions I could understand – the M&E (media and entertainment) sessions.