June 19, 2017

Joining the cloud crowd

A copy of that family photo you took with your smartphone went directly to it. All those messages you sent using the Gmail app are stored there. And that Dropbox file you’re preparing to download continues to call it home.

Indeed, the cloud is an increasingly popular place where all manner of data congregate and everyday tasks – from critical to trivial, professional to personal – get completed. Yet, despite promising greater convenience, lower computing costs, and improved productivity, far less dental business occurs in the cloud than you’d think, say the experts. Learn more about the pros and cons of cloud computing in my latest article for AGD Impact, available here.

June 11, 2017

Coercive immersive

2016 was the year immersive content went big time. NBC broadcast the Olympics in 360-degree video. Pok√©mon Go got millions of smartphone-mesmerized people out of the house. Virtual reality made the cover of Time. And major players rolled out headline-grabbing VR devices, including Samsung Gear VR, Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, and Google Daydream View. The era of affordable and viable VR for the masses had arrived. But virtual isn’t the only game in town. There’s also augmented reality and mixed reality vying for consumers’ attention.

In my newest article for EContent Magazine, I explore the current state of virtual and augmented reality content and what innovations the future may bring. Read it here.