Spencer Dyer

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The tech behind Kinect and how it will control your living room

LOS ANGELES -- At first I thought I had misunderstood him, so I made sure to reply slowly. "So you're saying Kinect is going to blast IR signals at your living room, and they're going to reflect off walls and stuff and bounce back to control all of your devices?"<p>"That's correct," Marc Whitten …

Living Rooms

MakerBot's Replicator 2 joins Amazon's newly launched 3D printer store

Granted, it's not a 3D printer in every home, but it's surely a step in the right direction. MakerBot announced today that its Replicator 2 will be joining Amazon's new 3D Printer Store, a central location on the site for devices, accessories, books and the like. The store features a number of …

Google Fiber Could Reach 8 Million Homes By 2022

How much would it cost Google to become a significant broadband provider and how quickly could that happen?<p>Google’s steps to expand its superfast 1-gigabit-per-second Internet service to Austin, TX and Provo, Utah have prompted financial analysts to fire up their spreadsheets in search of an answer.<p>…

Microsoft's Windows Azure Used by Over 50% of Fortune 500 Companies

Microsoft today announced a notable Windows Azure milestone: more than 50 percent of the Fortune 500 are now using the service. That’s impressive if you remember that Windows Azure was released just over three years ago on February 1, 2010.<p>The company also noted that in just a year, Windows Azure’s …

Woz talks iOS 7 and PRISM in an off the cuff airport interview

Steve Wozniak, a technology icon for his work at Apple, is an elder statesman in the industry; he’s a person whose opinion carries measurable weight. Recently, in an airport, the fine folks of FayerWayer caught up with Woz to talk over iOS 7’s new features, and the NSA’s PRISM program.<p>Whatever the …

Trading Faster Than The Speed Of Reality

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Michael Wellman is a professor of computer science and engineering at the University of Michigan College of Engineering.</i><p>At 1:07 p.m. on April 23, a hijacked AP Twitter account falsely reported an attack on the White House. Seconds later, major US stock indexes started to fall. They …

Fertile Ground

I’m Marco Arment: a programmer, writer, podcaster, geek, and coffee enthusiast.<p>One of my favorite patterns in our industry is when the old and …