Google Glass, Google's augmented reality head gear, is probably too expensive -- and too geeky -- to take off with consumers today, Dave Evans, chief futurist at Cisco Systems, told me during a recent discussion about emerging consumer-based technologies that could end up in the enterprise over the next few years.
Apple is assembling plans for the next incremental additions to its iPad product range, including a lighter iPad and an iPad mini with improved resolution.
How important are Maps to Apple? Very important, if the recent rash of senior sackings and the company's public apology mean anything at all. So why do Maps matter? Here's three potential reasons behind the company's cartographic conundrum.
Apple's recognition of the importance of digital experiences dates back to the iMac: today we're seeing something interesting taking place as digital experiences escape from the virtual world and join us in the corporeal plane. Why? The world's fastest selling app, Angry Birds, has just birthed a real world theme park in Finland.
A patent filing hints that Apple is working on a touch, voice and gesture-controlled 3D user interface for iOS devices, potentially creating new opportunities for augmented reality, maps, gaming and home entertainment systems, among other implementations.
Microsoft co-founder, Bill Gates, today told us that voice recognition will be the "next big thing". Meanwhile, Apple's [AAPL] rumored Nuance deal is thought to be in place and is expected to bring advanced voice recognition technologies to iOS 5. So, just how will using voice along with location and augmented reality data with September's iPhone 5 impact our lives?
Today I'm remembering author and Mac user, Douglas Adams, who died ten years ago today. Adams was the first person in the UK to purchase an Apple [AAPL] Mac and a natural futurologist who laid down a host of predictions for how we'd communicate and interact with technology -- here's a few things he predicted would happen that the iPhone has already made happen.
My new iPhone 4 arrived yesterday. It's like my two-year-old iPhone 3G went to fat camp, and came back all fast and powerful and beautiful.
Augmented reality refers to technology (mobile devices, in-windshield displays, etc.) that can display information from the Web on top of objects in the real world.
Linux? What's Linux? By 2019, Linux will be everywhere, and totally invisible.