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Emerging Platforms

Cutting-edge technologies you should know about.

March 25, 2016

Reality Check: VR and Other Variations of Reality

There's no doubt that 2016 is the year of big promise for virtual reality. While the technology is still maturing, this will be the first year that users have access to affordable VR technology in the home, including the $100 Gear VR headset that was released during the last week of 2015. Other upcoming, highly-anticipated releases include Oculus Rift, Sony PlayStation VR, and the HTC Vive, which have all already begun pre-orders and will start shipping in March (Oculus), May (HTC), and October (Sony). Microsoft HoloLens AR; is the biggest contender in augmented reality and they have also begun shipping developer kits early this year.

February 22, 2016

The Internet of Things Will Create a More Sustainable World

The Internet of Things (IoT) is in its early years, but it’s already begun to transform the way we live. It makes life easier — when you’re running late and in search of a client’s office, you can ask your car’s GPS to determine the quickest route. If you want to check on your kids upstairs, you can overhear them with a communication system built into your home. If you run out of detergent or shampoo, you push a button, and the product arrives at your doorstep in a few days.

December 22, 2015

Things We're Excited for in 2016

A look at the things that are getting us excited for 2016

November 17, 2015

How the IoT Will Improve Infrastructure

Governments worldwide are beginning to adopt IoT technologies. Keep your eyes peeled for "smart" infrastructure to crop up around your city.

October 13, 2015

New Guide: Embracing Digital Product Innovation

Wondering how to build a loyal brand following? It's about more than marketing, it's about building immersive IoT-enabled brand experiences that will help your customers stay connected with you no matter where they are. The sad truth for new product developers is that customers don't really want to engage with brands.