Most realize that virtual reality and augmented reality will revolutionize computing, gaming and many more industries. So it’s no surprise that a company like Magic Leap is generating a ton of buzz.
The focus of Magic Leap involves virtual reality overlaid on the real world in a manner is called mixed reality. In a mixed reality world, objects are aware of their environment and can interact with the “real” world. The results are stunning and the potential is mind-boggling.
The company has not released a prototype yet, let alone an actual product, yet it has already raised $1.4 billion from a who’s who of Silicon Valley VCs and companies. Expect to hear much more about the company and its technology in the months and years to come.
This video illustrates some of the fascinating uses for drone technology in the business world. The primary example involves farming, as farmers can now get information about the status of their fields much more quickly and efficiently using drones with sensors as opposed to engaging an expensive helicopter. With more data, farmers can optimize the yields from their fields.
Drones will revolutionize so many businesses, and the possibilities are staggering. Another example cited in the video involves insurance, where drones can be used to quickly and efficiently asses real estate damage.
The company cited in this video is DroneDeploy, which offers software to help analyze the data captured by drones.
Here’s an interesting thought – as more gadgets are connected through the internet, using sensors to make out lives easier, it also opens up ways for hackers or the government to spy and conduct surveillance.
Wouldn’t it be nice to be able to download an HD movie in just seconds between two devices? That type of super-fast data transfer will be here soon courtesy of a new company backed by Tony Fadell, Keyssa, and its Kiss Connectivity feature.
This great leap forward in data transfer speeds will prompt even more changes in how we use our computers and mobile devices. It will also change how they are designed, because with this technology you’ll simply be able to “tap” them together to initiate the transfer, which will make many of the ports on a device like a smartphone obsolete. If this lives up t the promise we’ll see big changes soon.