Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Microsoft HoloLens - Transform your world with holograms

This seems more than a little bit like what we've heard would be coming from a couple different sources for the last year. I'd feel better about it if they announced a ship date, and if the ad didn't seem an awful lot like most of the ones that were produced for "Better Off Ted". Intro in particular had me just waiting to find out this was really a second season announcement.

I am excited to see what Microsoft or Magic Leap have to offer once either one is actually available, but in the meantime we seem to be smack dab in the middle of what Gartner would call the "Hype" phase of the product cycle.

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Getting TeamViewer 10 to work with Windows 10 Technical Preview

Took a fair bit of digging, but the fix is to open a command line, type "RegEdit" and then go to:


Once there right click on TeamViewer and select:

Name the new DWORD key "DisableDuplicationAPI" (without the quotes of course)

Click on DisableDuplicationAPI and set the value to 1

Exit RegEdit and the command line

Open Task Manager and go to the services tab. Find the TeamViewer service, right click, and select stop.

Once it has stopped, right click and this time select start.

TeamViewer will now work properly again to share the desktop.

Sunday, December 14, 2014

What I ended up with - Bebop Drone

I had been intending to fly a good bit with a Hubsan H107D I got for my birthday, and then get the Phantom II in February. But the combination of a little unexpected income and some comparison videos convinced me to go with the Parrot Bebop quad instead. Below is a video from my first outdoor flight for your consideration.

Sunday, November 23, 2014

A Bit of Techno Lust

Between the unusually cold and wet weather, and a non-sports related injury (which I discussed earlier), I find myself not planning to get the e-skateboard or rocket skates for a while. I'm not giving up on them, but what little desire I had to get out and move around rather than take the somewhat more boring, but much more reliable, ride into work has been extinguished for now.

Instead, I am putting that money aside for something that I find myself wanting more than I've wanted any other piece of technology for some time. Specifically this:

For those of you that didn't click the link first, I am talking about the new DJI Phantom 2 Vision+ V3.0 Quadcopter. The V 3.0 piece is kind of important as they appear to have finally gotten several things right that had made me nervous about getting even a little interested in the device before. Integrated camera with integrated gimbal was added earlier this year in the previous version - which took a good bit out of the price and increased the benefit. But if you watch the linked video you will probably notice the increased build quality and other reliability features in the new V3 that make me feel like I could reasonably get a hard year of shooting out of this.

While I would love to take one of these to the Mission Reach section of the Riverwalk (will have to see if there is some way to get a permit), where I think it would really shine is at Pedernales State park. Climbin up and around the rocks is a multi-hour hike most of the time. With one of these I suspect a couple batteries would let me do a lot of filming with a little less physical stress - and much better footage :-)

Just in case anyone else out there is thinking about what "Their Next" is going to be.