Education

Technology has abstracted the educational sphere in the way it has abstracted all other aspects of our lives. Pencils and paper have given way to the more amorphous cloud-based computing, kids are interacting with virtual worlds and digitized learning concepts through mobile devices and wearable computing.

Students Use Windows 10 IoT Core For Conducting Experiments in ISS
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Students Use Windows 10 IoT Core For Conducting Experiments in ISS

It is an extremely remarkable news that students from California’s the Valley Christian Schools are all set to send a MinnowBoard Max to the International Space Station, which operates with the support of Windows 10 IoT Core operating system. Mihir Kasmalkar, a 14-year-old student from Valley Christian Schools took this initiative along with his friends. […]

Virtual Reality and Gaming: The Immersion Experience
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Virtual Reality and Gaming: The Immersion Experience

Since its early introduction, virtual reality (VR) has changed the way consumers experience the world around them. Although VR isn’t a new concept, the evolution of gaming gear add-ons, such as Facebook’s Oculus Rift, has achieved a newer, higher level of user immersion aimed at revolutionizing the total gaming and video experience. VR developers are […]

Understanding the Internet of Things (IoT)
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Understanding the Internet of Things (IoT)

Defining The Internet of Things (IoT) The Internet of Things (IoT) is a system of interrelated computing devices, mechanical and digital machines, objects and people or animals that are provided with unique identifiers and the ability to transfer data over a network without requiring human-to-human or human-to-computer interaction. IoT is an emerging technology domain which […]

Business Intelligence: Innovations in Healthcare Informatics
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Business Intelligence: Innovations in Healthcare Informatics

The recent emergence of Cloud Business Intelligence (BI) Software in healthcare now provides medical professionals with enhanced networking capabilities and advanced healthcare informatics capabilities that were once previously costly and time-consuming. Providers looking to build a new medical or dental practice can benefit greatly from BI technology and healthcare informatics. Cloud-based software eliminates the need […]

Home Smart Home: Domesticating the Internet of Things
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Home Smart Home: Domesticating the Internet of Things

The smart home technology boom is upon us. Despite lucrative projections for the market, and ever increasing numbers of connected devices, we have yet to witness much social impact from consumer adoption into the home. As a potential tipping point looms, there are several debates surrounding privacy, integration and other technical issues. Yet, there seems […]

Are We Creating An Insecure Internet of Things (IoT)? Security Challenges and Concerns
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Are We Creating An Insecure Internet of Things (IoT)? Security Challenges and Concerns

The Internet of Things (IoT) has been an industry buzzword for years, but sluggish development and limited commercialization have led some industry watchers to start calling it the “Internet of NoThings”. Double puns aside, IoT development is in trouble. Aside from spawning geeky jokes unfit for most social occasions, the hype did not help; and, […]

4D 360VR, AR installation with 3D Immersive Street Art – Mark Conference at Rutgers University by Anthony Cappetto
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4D 360VR, AR installation with 3D Immersive Street Art – Mark Conference at Rutgers University by Anthony Cappetto

Hello Readers, Art for After Hours is bringing 4D emerging technologies such as 360 degree virtual reality and augmented reality into our 3D hand drawn/painted anamorphic street paintings as an immersive experience differing from anything on the scene to date. Yes, I’m posing for the camera but this picture was just before a lecture that […]

An Introduction to Robot Operating System: The Ultimate Robot Application Framework
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An Introduction to Robot Operating System: The Ultimate Robot Application Framework

The Robot Operating System (ROS) is not an actual operating system, but a framework and set of tools that provide functionality of an operating system on a heterogeneous computer cluster. Its usefulness is not limited to robots, but the majority of tools provided are focused on working with peripheral hardware. ROS is split up in […]

“Everything You Imagine Is Real.” Tales From An Augmented Reality Pioneer (Part Two)
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“Everything You Imagine Is Real.” Tales From An Augmented Reality Pioneer (Part Two)

If you’ve read part one in this series, you already know the very definition of “reality” is changing and expanding thanks to Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality, Mixed Reality and good old fashioned “reality.” As this technology becomes more and more sophisticated and gets closer and closer to mainstream adoption, it’s prudent to consider some of […]

4D Immersive Street Art – Virtual Spaces and Environments using my 3D anamorphic art
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4D Immersive Street Art – Virtual Spaces and Environments using my 3D anamorphic art

Video Throwback time…  Before the stampede for getting into the VR AR rush, I saw the possibilities in somehow connecting a live art form, 3D street art into virtual spaces such as Second Life and other platforms in the mid 2000’s. As my SL avatar at the time, Chalkfan Streeter, I tried out placing street […]

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