Will Android be the OS of the Internet of Things?

on Wednesday, Feb. 12th

Google’s Android operating system can be found in devices far beyond smartphones. Kitchen appliances and ebook readers utilize Android and a consortium of auto manufacturers have even decided to use the OS in cars. Computer Weekly’s Adrian Bridgwater spoke with journalist Dana Blankenhorn about the future of the Internet of Things (IoT) and if Google’s OS has a leg up on becoming the heart of the system.

Blankenhorn asserts the following, “The Internet of Things is too big to be contained by one operating system. Anyone who isn’t thinking interoperability isn’t thinking.”

Actually we may very likely find that building the right APIs and making sure those APIs have all the right gateways and features is more important than the operating system.

Bridgwater counters with the  Open Automotive Alliance example: if enough car manufacturers jump on the Android train that system’s API structure might become the default, in the way that Windows became the default thanks to Microsoft Office. Apple’s rumored struggles to get iOS into cars–Apple doesn’t always play well with other’s hardware, not so much from a technical but a business standpoint–take on a whole new level of gravity in this light.

The real question: should any one corporation have all that much influence over what will  likely be the most significant advancement of networked technology since the dawn of the Internet itself?

Via Bruce Sterling




To Build The VR Education of Tomorrow One Scholar Turns To The Past

There are plenty of folks in the education technology field who are excited about virtual reality as the next great educational tool.



We’re Closer To Our Photorealistic VR Future Than You’d Think (INTERVIEW)

A look into the virtual world of tomorrow with USC researcher Paul Debevec.


Prepare Yourselves For The Personal VR Video Revolution

Virtual Reality is rapidly approaching a watershed moment.

Ralph Echemendia

Spoiler Alert: Hollywood Isn’t Taking Cyber Security Seriously (LA Film Fest)

Tonight at the Los Angeles Film Festival, squeezed in between movies and red carpet events, a symposium on Cyber Security is being held at the Grammy Museum.

Gumroad Rentals H

Rent Video Straight From Social Media Via Gumroad

The people who brought the “Buy Now” button to Twitter are going all-in on film distribution.