Imagine a world where the celebrity faces that were missing from the ad campaigns today were gone forever because of something routine, like a hemorrhage, that could have been managed in a hospital setting or with an experienced midwife.
What I'm looking for out of this week's GDC news, and in the months we have between now and the Electronics Entertainment Expo, is two or three platform exclusive pieces of content. They could be games. They could be films. Whatever they are they need to be exclusive.
In the race to determine who the most effective social media influences are, Facebook just pulled far ahead of the competition.
Microsoft made a splash last month when it unveiled a concept that, until now, we've only seen in movies: glasses that project interactive holographic images onto the real world. Dubbed "HoloLens," they can be used to learn how to make household repairs, build prototypes in mid-air, and even take a virtual walk on Mars.
Go to any tech conference these days and you are likely to hear plenty of talk about platforms, software development kits (SDKs), and application programming interfaces (APIs).
All in all, the only restriction to this hardware is its battery life, but with the up and coming long range wireless chargers we have seen at CES 2015, even that problem will be solved soon.
While Washington state lawmakers' bold pragmatism promises to help their environment and their economy, the new Congress in Washington, D.C., seems hell-bent on pushing legislation that will strip away our environmental protections, continue to ignore the threats of climate change and keep us addicted to dirty fossil fuels.
In 2012, Microsoft released the most radical innovation in personal computing in over 40 years. Not Apple. Not Google. Microsoft.
One thing has become very clear in the last year, and it was drawn into even sharper focus this week: the future of computing is going to take place right on our faces.
Google works very differently from other companies that have been dubbed "gatekeepers" and that are regulated accordingly. We are not a ferry, a railroad, a telecommunications network, or an electricity grid with only one line serving you and no competitors allowed. No one is stuck using Google. People have choices, and they exercise them all the time. We know that if we cease to be useful, our users will leave. The barriers to entry are negligible, because competition is just one click away.
LAS VEGAS -- Microsoft is changing the way it works with advertisers, according to the woman recently hired to lead its US brand marketing relationshi...
It's finally 2015, and this year promises to be a spectacular one for New Yorkers and visitors who love to shop! Among top news, the first stores will open at Brookfield Place and the World Trade Center - and I'll have more on those in the future.
I finally upgraded from Outlook 2007 to Outlook 2013 and greatly regret the change. Microsoft appears to be catering to the lowest-common denominator: the user who only does email with Outlook, rather than the serious business user.
Give yourself three points for each right answer until the last, which, if you guess correctly, is worth four points. The Dean's guesses are shown at the end. We'll compare our guesses with reality at the end of 2015.
By 2019, schools will be spending nearly 19 billion dollars per year on educational technology. That's a lot of leverage. Educate your administrators and board members and let them know what you need. The forecast is cloudy, and that's a good thing.
When a couple decides to give together, altruism often dominates their thoughts. But issues of power and control will guide the actual giving. With any pair of partners -- even Bill and Melinda Gates -- it's important to ask: how will decisions be made?