“It is easy to be wise after the event.” ― Arthur Conan Doyle, The Complete Sherlock Holmes The announcement of Swift at Apple’s WWDC 2014 conference with met with enthusiasm but also surprise, as despite the no doubt lengthy gestation period the language had remained a secret until the announcement. While it might seems strange (and even exasperating) […]
One of the more interesting features to be released as a part of iOS7 was the Multipeer Connectivity framework. The framework allows for the creation of mesh networks through communication between multiple devices in close proximity without having to be connected via traditional wifi. The framework supports connectivity using Bluetooth Low Energy (BTLE), infrastructure wifi […]
Some experts think connected-devices will increase productivity by several trillion dollars in the coming years. From jet turbines to industrial food processing machines, there are over three million different types of machines that can be controlled and maintained more efficiently with help from the internet. Hoping to learn more, I found time over the vacation to […]
Some time ago, I spent a month in the Himilayas. There were no roads or cars, only footpaths connecting small villages where people lived without most modern conveniences. Inside these tight-knit mountain communities, everyone appeared to have a natural sense of each others’ well-being. In contrast, it is well documented that technical societies tend to […]
Last week on R/GA’s Facebook page we asked our fans to vote for which browser they felt had the brightest future. This week you can enjoy some of R/GA’s foremost browser experts share their thoughts in the first of a series of video responses to our Facebook polls. Spoiler alert: no one chose Netscape.
At the BUILD conference this week, Microsoft unveiled the closely guarded secret that is Windows 8. Understanding that the landscape of computer-mediated devices and services is evolving rapidly, Microsoft has taken a new tack while remaining on the course of offering backward compatibility. They say that any computer problem can be solved by adding another […]