Skyway West Recommended April 16th to 22nd

Each Monday we’ll pass on links to articles we thought were well worth reading from the previous week, kind of a Digg-lite for those who live where we do (British Columbia, Canada), work like we do (high speed business internet), and think like we do (internet trends, internet privacy, cutting-edge technology, etc.). If you don’t want to wait ’til Monday, we usually tweet and link to these as we come across them

 AtlanticWire: The 19th Century Technology Behind Coachella’s Tupac Hologram

That Tupac hologram that wowed Coachella crowds Sunday evening and will maybe go on tour wasn’t actually a hologram. It was a technology that dates all the way back to 1862 called Pepper’s Ghost, said The Wall Street Journal‘s Ethan Smith on The News Hub. “It’s not a hologram. It’s very, very simple technology, from the Victorians actually,” Jim Steinmeyer, illusion designer and author of the book Hiding the Elephant, confirmed to The Atlantic Wire. Considering the (creepy!) life-likeness of the hologram, which one Coachella attendee told us she looked more like an impersonator than an optical illusion, it’s pretty impressive that it boils down to a 19th-century theatrical effect. Read More…

Unified Communications: Skype Supremacy on VoIP International Calling Challenged by Voxofon

VoIP – Voice over Internet Protocol – has changed the way a lot of people look at making and receiving phone calls. And in the consumer-level VoIP market, while Vonage and NetTalk and MagicJack are all making their presence known, the clear winner of the field has to be Skype (News  – Alert). But Skype, as well as the rest, are all in danger of losing their rank thanks to a more recent arrival: Voxofon. Read More… 

Mondaq Intellectual Property: Supreme Court of Canada Affirms Federal Court Of Appeal Ruling – ISPs Are Not “Broadcasting Undertakings” Under The Broadcasting Act

In a short decision, the Supreme Court of Canada affirmed the Federal Court of Appeal’s ruling that Internet Service Providers (“ISPs”) do not carry on “broadcasting undertakings” subject to regulation by the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (“CRTC”) under the Broadcasting Act. Read More…

Huffington Post: Virtual Reality: From Headsets To Handhelds (VIDEO)

 

The worlds we can now enter with virtual reality technology are so stunningly authentic, it’s hard to tell where true life ends and the virtual landscape begins. At the University of Southern California’sInstitute for Creative Technologies, researchers likeMark Bolas are dreaming up new ways to improve the immersive experience of virtual worlds. In theMixed Reality lab, he and his colleagues are developing environments that not only look realistic, but feel realistic, both from a sensory-motor and a cognitive-emotional perspective. Read More…

 

 


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