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Logan Gauthier
Posted by Logan Gauthier
June 14, 2017

An iOS Developer's Review of the Most Exciting WWDC Tech

This year, Metova sent me to WWDC to get an early first-hand look at all the new upcoming technologies Apple is releasing. This was my first time attending WWDC, and it did not disappoint. Essentially, every rumoured announcement you could find on the internet actually was delivered along with multiple other exciting big ticket items. To top it all off, Tim Cook surprised us all at the end of the keynote by informing everyone that a moderated conversation with Michelle Obama would be the first session to kick off day two. Not bad, right?

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Skye McCaskey
Posted by Skye McCaskey
June 5, 2017

Apple's WWDC 2017 News

Apple has been holding its WWDC developer’s conference this week. On Monday, during the keynote, they announced the new iOS, macOS, tvOS, and watchOS operating systems. They also announced new iMacs, iPad Pros, Macbook Pros, and an all new HomePod which is a speaker designed to fill a room with music and act as an easy interface to Siri. It didn't stop there, though. Here's what else is new.

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Jack Malpasuto
Posted by Jack Malpasuto
May 22, 2017

News From Google I/O 2017

Beginning May 17th and spanning a handful of days, Google had its annual developer conference. Google announced what they've been working on since the last I/O conference, and wow, have they been busy! The central theme of the conference was mostly centered around artificial intelligence. If I only had a dollar for each time the words "machine learning" were said...

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Jennifer Pike
Posted by Jennifer Pike
February 13, 2017

Android Wear 2.0

Android fans are excited about Google’s release of Android Wear 2.0 and...

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Jennifer Pike
Posted by Jennifer Pike
December 13, 2016

Get Your IoT Project Started With Android Things

Google is making developing devices and apps for the Internet of Things simple with their Android Things operating system. This is actually an updated and rebranded version of Brillo, which was announced at Google I/O in 2015.

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Bryan Lindsey
Posted by Bryan Lindsey
November 30, 2016

Virtual Reality: More Than Just Games

2016 is shaping up to be the year of Virtual Reality. We’ve seen the release of 3 major high-end virtual reality (VR) headsets - the Oculus Rift, the HTC Vive, and Playstation VR. We are also seeing some advancements in the mobile VR world as well, with Samsung releasing a new version of their Gear VR headset, and Google releasing its new Daydream platform- unique for mobile VR in part thanks to its motion controller - to complement its existing Cardboard efforts.

Much of the focus with virtual reality has been around gaming. However, as the hardware and platforms mature, it is becoming evident that VR has many applications outside of gaming. The ability to see depth and to have real movements translated into virtual space provides an immersive feeling that is convincing enough to make your brain feel like you are in a different place. This is known as presence (see my previous post for information about presence).

This ability to create presence lends itself to a variety of applications. For example, it could be used for…

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Posted by Metova
October 4, 2016

Google's Fall Hardware Event

While the event may not have lived up to the hype, there were still several interesting announcements from a brand new phone to a virtual reality headset to an Amazon Echo competitor.

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Jennifer Pike
Posted by Jennifer Pike
September 13, 2016

New Features in iOS 10

Today's the day. Apple is releasing iOS 10. Here are a handful of new features  you can look forward to!

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Drew Pitchford
Posted by Drew Pitchford
September 7, 2016

News From Apple's 2016 Fall Event

Apple's yearly fall event where new hardware is announced occurred Wedesday. As expected, there were announcements on the Apple Watch, iPhone 7, and new wireless earbuds.

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Jennifer Pike
Posted by Jennifer Pike
September 6, 2016

App Store Improvements- Will It Affect Your iOS App?

Starting tomorrow - Wednesday September 7th, Apple will begin reviewing iOS apps in the App Store. They will be looking for ones that may have passed under the radar as technology improves and the App Store rules have changed. Apple says they will be reviewing apps in every category of the App Store.

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Jennifer Pike
Posted by Jennifer Pike
July 18, 2016

Advances in Risk Simulation

Sometimes experience is needed for situations where it’s not feasible to gain it in real-life. In these cases where safety, cost, and risk are too high, simulations, virtual reality, and artificial intelligence are picking up the slack. While risk simulations have been around for years, the technology has not gone stagnant.

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Matthew Burton
Posted by Matthew Burton
June 28, 2016

IoT: Imagine The Possibilities

What can all my stuff do?

In my first blog on the Internet of Things (IoT) I discussed what it was and gave a few examples of how it works.  In this blog I will discuss a few new ideas that surround what the Internet of Things can do for us.  I will also talk about how the IoT is changing the way we interact with devices that are decades, or more, old.

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