Thursday, 29 January 2015

Links of The Day or "Holly Macaroni!"

New Micro soft head set mixes Virtual reality with... well Reality Reality!

If it's all they say  (and that's a big if)   It's the coolest thing to happen to computer interaction since the mouse. Ok, maybe that's a bit much, but the more I read, the cooler it sounds.

A fully container computer in a  headset with a CPU, GPU, video & audio processors & an HPU (Holographic processing Unit), that can place Holographic images & objects in your real world.

They say you can turn your table into a minecraft world or stick a skype video window onto a lamp. iftrue, pretty cool.

The more I read the crazier & crazier it sounds, but also cooler & cooler. 
It's still 'in early development' but they say it's 'in the windows 10 time frame' (whenever that is) and will be priced "for both enterprise and consumers to use it." (expensive & really expensive?)

here are some articles
http://www.theverge.com/2015/1/21/7867593/microsoft-announces-windows-holographic
http://www.theverge.com/2015/1/21/7868251/microsoft-hololens-hologram-hands-on-experience
http://www.wired.com/2015/01/microsoft-hands-on/

Sunday, 14 December 2014

Link of The Day - Christmas Drink Recipe

http://www.canadianliving.com/food/canadian_kiss.php

Ingredients

  • ice cubes
  • 2 slices fresh ginger
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) lemon juice
  • 1-1/2 oz (43 g) maple whisky, such as Sortilege Liqueur
  • 1/4 oz (7 g) raspberry liqueur, such as Chambord Black Raspberry Liqueur
  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) soda water, approx
  • 1 strip lemon zest

Preparation

Add ice to cocktail glass; set aside. In cocktail shaker, use muddler or back of wooden spoon to mash ginger with lemon juice until ginger is broken into pieces.
Add enough ice to fill shaker halfway. Add whisky and raspberry liqueur; close lid and shake about 6 times. Strain into glass. Top with soda; stir. Garnish with lemon zest.