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How-To Build a Kick-Ass Spotify Music Visualizer


This video shows Spotify driving a music visualizer on a 65” Sony 4K TV. It’s great for entertaining, listening to music, or just sitting back and enjoying the show. If you’re interested in setting up something similar for yourself that will work with Spotify, iTunes, or streaming web services like Pandora or Soundcloud, read on! [...]

I Got Mom a Robot Companion for her Birthday


Through work I had been exposed to Mabu the personal healthcare companion, an intelligent, socially interactive robot whose conversations are tailored to each patient that she works with. Mabu seemed cheesy and a bit creepy, but the idea had legs, if a bit odd. At the same time Mom needed a birthday gift and I [...]

Goldman Sach’s Astounding Projections for Healthcare Virtual Reality


“Virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) have the potential to become the next big computing platform, and as we saw with the PC and smartphone, we expect new markets to be created and existing markets to be disrupted.” – reads the first full sentence in Goldman Sach’s research report on Virtual and Augmented Reality [...]

Will 2016 be a Big Year for Virtual Reality in Pharma?


One of the more amazing technological innovations of 2015 was the consumerization of virtual reality. Google Cardboard, which started out almost as a joke, came into its own this November when the New York Times distributed over 1 million Cardboard units to their subscribers, featuring a  film, “The Displaced,” which follows the lives of three [...]

Fixing the Apple Watch App Layout: Internet to the Rescue


As much as I dig using my Apple Watch I am not a fan of the app layout you’re presented with on the Watch’s face. The default layout is a honeycomb of app icons. You can shrink or zoom an app somewhat to a max of about a quarter of an inch – zooming more [...]

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