software technology

Software assistants need to be designed to the way the world actually works.

Digital assistants need to be coded to work within the limitations of real world contexts.


Creating a working brain-computer interface will be messy.

Crossing the finish line will be a messy process, but a working brain-computer interface would enable all sorts of interaction not possible today.

games software

Finally, software has beaten humans at Go.

More progress with AI: Google’s DeepMind team announces that its Go program has beaten the European champion (and all other Go software). I guess self-aware computers are going to have to invent their own games if they want a challenge.

music software

Creative software should observe patterns of nature.

A study provides a bit of evidence that human drummers may in fact make timing mistakes in a fractal pattern. Things like this should inform developer decisions when creating software engaged in creative pursuits (like virtual drummers).

business entertainment technology

Why will Apple make a car? Free time.

If Apple’s developing a car, it’s probably not about the car. It’s about your free time.

fashion technology

Apple Watch’s pricing is a tricky balance of paradigms.

If pricing is on the high end of pundit projections, then it raises questions about how Apple will handle the upgrade cycle for its Edition Watch.

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