Thursday, 16 February 2017

IBM Watson opens $200 million IoT headquarters in Munich

Well, seeing as I spent quite a bit of time there last year, seems right to post the official news:



"Some clients will be a permanent fixture at IBM offices in Munich. BMW employees will work at the new center to place Watson voice control into cars and explore ways to create personalized experiences."





Wednesday, 15 February 2017

Experience macOS in Virtual Reality


VR Desktop is an app for Mac that enables you to use a VR headset such as the Oculus Rift to interact with macOS in a Virtual Desktop Environment.

With VR Desktop, users can work, game, or otherwise interact with their Mac while using a VR headset. You can load up custom virtual environments such as a Desk or Space scene, and create virtual screens for maximising productivity.
There’s been many naysayers ruling out Mac as a VR platform. We’re here to prove that Macs are capable of useful VR applications. VR Desktop works on modern Macs with discrete graphics cards.
VR Desktop is compatible with Oculus Rift DK2 and macOS 10.11 and later.  We are targeting Oculus Rift CV1 and HTC Vive support as soon as those devices support the Mac platform. Our sources tells us that HTC will be adding Mac support for Vive in Q1/Q2.





Might be about time to dig out the Oculus Rift that is still boxed up under my desk and give it some use?




Thursday, 2 February 2017

It's all about Perspective


This is where the "magic" happens....well, when I'm not doing the above in various hotels....

You can look at it like this:

or, you can look at it like that:


and now that "work/work" has finished...time to put on some music and have some fun (you might have noticed some things have moved around) [full panoramic this time]: