Should You Buy the New Oculus Rift S?

As anticipated, the new Oculus Rift S was announced today at GDC 2019. It launches this spring for $399 – or the same as the […]

Remarkable Developments in Facebook’s Lifelike Avatars

For all the progress in virtual reality, realistic avatars and social VR remain a fundamental challenge. It comes as no surprise that, Facebook’s lifelike avatars […]

Why AI is a threat to democracy — and what we can do to stop it [Webb & Hao]

Why AI is a threat to democracy — and what we can do to stop it — from technologyreview.com by Karen Hao and Amy Webb […]

The real reason tech struggles with algorithmic bias [Eisenstat]

The real reason tech struggles with algorithmic bias — from wired.com by Yael Eisenstat Excerpts: ARE MACHINES RACIST? Are algorithms and artificial intelligence inherently prejudiced? […]

Apple blocks Facebook from running its internal iOS apps [per Laura Kelley]

The information below is per Laura Kelley (w/ Page 1 Solutions) As you know, Apple has shut down Facebook’s ability to distribute internal iOS apps. […]

Why Facebook’s banned “Research” app was so invasive [Matsakislo]

Why Facebook’s banned “Research” app was so invasive — from wired.com by Louise Matsakislo Excerpts: Facebook reportedly paid users between the ages of 13 and 35 […]

A landmark ruling gives new power to sue tech giants for privacy harms [Schwab]

A landmark ruling gives new power to sue tech giants for privacy harms — from fastcompany.com by Katharine Schwab Excerpt: A unanimous ruling by the […]

Facebook’s ’10 year’ challenge is just a harmless meme — right? [ O’Neill]

Facebook’s ’10 year’ challenge is just a harmless meme — right? — from wired.com by Kate O’Neill Excerpts: But the technology raises major privacy concerns; […]

The Social Media Universe: 2018 [visualcapitalist.com]

  From DSC: Thanks to Mike Matthews for his item on LinkedIn for this.    

Long road to ruin

I’ve borrowed the title for this post from Messers Grohl, Mendel, Smear, Hawkins and Shiflett … more commonly known as Foo Fighters. Why? Well, over […]

Why should anyone believe Facebook anymore? [Vogelstein]

Why should anyone believe Facebook anymore? — from wired.com by Fred Vogelstein Excerpt: Just since the end of September, Facebook announced the biggest security breach in its […]

The promises/possibilities — and yet the pitfalls/issues — regarding various XR-related technologies

On one hand XR-related technologies show some promise and possibilities…   The AR Cloud will infuse meaning into every object in the real world — […]

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