General Reading for 11/05/2016

Second Life Creators Head to Virtual Reality – WSJ “Onstage at The Wall Street Journal’s WSJDLive 2016 global technology conference, Second Life creator Linden Lab demonstrated its forthcoming social virtual reality platform Sansar. It lets you create a 3-D virtual avatar and environment and then invite others to join you.”…

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General Reading for 03/16/2016

Wegmans a ‘gamechanger’ in Finger Lakes agriculture “Wegmans is more than brick-and-mortar grocery stores, more than a Fortune 500 enterprise with $7.9 billion in annual sales and some 45,000 employees across New York and five other states. The Gates-based retailer — rated the No. 1 grocery store in America by Consumer Reports — is “a gamechanger,” said Susan Brown, associate…

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General Reading for 12/19/2015

Presence Capital launches $10mil VR fund – “The firm also announced it has had it’s first closing in its inaugural fund of $10 million and has kicked off its initial investments with virtual reality and augmented reality companies including Harmonix (makers of the game Rock Band), Baobab (story and character-driven…

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General Reading for 10/27/2015

With ‘The Martian,’ Virtual Reality Has Liftoff From Fox Innovation Lab – The New York Times “In a major step toward the integration of blockbuster films with virtual reality techniques, 20th Century Fox and its internal Fox Innovation Lab are preparing for the commercial release of a so-called VR experience,…

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What I’m Reading on 05/12/2015

Memory Safety: Ensuring Values are Defined Before Use – Swift Blog – Apple Developer “A primary focus when designing Swift was improving the memory safety of the programming model. There are a lot of aspects of memory safety, so this post will start slow and cover a simple case: how…

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What I’m Reading on 03/05/2015

To Bring Virtual Reality to Market, Furious Efforts to Solve Nausea – NYTimes.com “Few technologies have generated more attention than virtual reality, which promises to immerse people in 3-D games and video. Yet for the last couple of years, the companies building virtual reality headsets have begged for patience from…

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What I’m Reading on 01/26/2015

The Strangely Competitive World of Sci-Fi Writing Workshops | WIRED “Each summer budding authors flock to writing workshops like Clarion, Clarion West, and Odyssey, which help prepare students for a career in fantasy and science fiction by offering them the chance to work closely with established pros in the field.…

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What I’m Reading on 07/13/2014

IBM News room – 2014-07-07 IBM Research Launches Project “Green Horizon” to Help China Deliver on Ambitious Energy and Environmental Goals – United States “Dubbed “Green Horizon”, the project sets out to leap beyond current global practices in three areas critical to China’s sustainable growth: air quality management, renewable energy…

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What I’m Reading on 05/20/2014

Moments, Memories and Narrative—the Power of the Clip | True Ventures “The power of wearables is to make the invisible visible. To show us what’s really happening around us. The last time I felt this way about a device was Fitbit. Seeing how you actually move during the day, versus what you…

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Daily links for 12/05/2011

Customer-Created Design: Virtual reality and realtime design enables seniors to design their own community spaces | ARCH Virtual “There’s a fantastic snippet in this video, about 2 minutes and 58 seconds in, that does a great job of capturing the spirit of this project.  This is a group of senior…

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Daily links for 02/10/2010

LinuxQuestions.org Announces 2009 Members Choice Awards “LinuxQuestions.org, one of the most active and popular forums for Linux users on the Net, just released the results of its annual Member’s Choice Awards. Readers chose their favorites from text editor to distro, and everything in-between. According to LQ founder Jeremy Garcia, the…

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