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Next-gen Virtual Reality, Happy Birthday iMac, iPhone Bug, Build


May 7 · Issue #37 · View online
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Next-gen Virtual Reality, Happy Birthday iMac, iPhone Bug, Build

VR V2. The future of virtual reality is not clunky, tethered, albeit powerful, systems that keep us moored to our chairs. The next phase of VR gear is self-contained systems like Lenovo’s new aptly-named Mirage Solo. It’s not a small headset and you would look silly wearing it outside your home, but it is impressive. Mirage Solo not only wraps you in other universes, it also keeps track of the outside world, so you don’t have to. The result is an immersive and relatively seamless VR experience. You can read my hands-on for more details.
Lenovo Mirage Solo with Daydream: Hands on with the next big thing in VR
The OG: Before the collection of candy-colored iMacs ushered into existence by Steve Jobs 20 years ago, few, me included, believed Apple had much of a future ahead of it. It trailed way behind Windows-based PCs in market share, had no consumer products of note, and was struggling financially (Microsoft famously put millions into Apple in 1997). The iMac, which looked unlike any other personal computer I’d ever seen, changed the course of history and set Apple on a fresh path for resurgence. This post wraps that whole history up nicely.
20 years ago, the iMac changed the world
Can you hear me? How’s your iPhone 7 or 7 Plus microphone? Any issues during phone calls or FaceTime video chats? It might not just be you. It looks like Apple knows that a small number of devices running iOS 11.3 may have a microphone issue. At least that’s what MacRumors discovered.
Apple Acknowledges Microphone Issue With Some iPhone 7 and 7 Plus Models on iOS 11.3 and Later - Mac Rumors
Microsoft Builds. It’s day one of Microsoft’s annual development conference. This year, there’s a heavy focus on building AI-level intelligence at the edges of technology, which means much closer to you. I’ve wrapped up the biggest and best announcements, which includes money for AI Accessibility, drone dev tools and, yes, Blockchain dev tools.
Microsoft Build 2018: What you need to know – Lance Ulanoff – Medium
Personal History. the other day I noticed this hashtag on LinkedIn, celebrating the service’s 15-year anniversary: #WhenIWas15. As soon as I saw it, I was transported back to when I was 15 and thought I knew exactly what I wanted to do with my life. Spoiler: I did not. I decided to write a little about my own journey of discovery that started when I was 15 and made a crucial left turn when I was 17. I suspect many of us have similar stories.
P.S. Who DOESN’T want to be an astronaut?
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