Several years ago, I wrote an article about my experience ditching MS Exchange and Blackberry Enterprise Server for Google Apps at the company I worked for at the time. It got a fair amount of questions in the comments, so I figured I would follow up with Google on the one that got asked the […]Read more "Follow Up From Google: Why Google Apps Won’t Have a “Host-Your-Own” Equivalent"
The biggest upgrade to Second Life since 2003 occurred yesterday… the release of the Viewer 2 beta. I would highly recommend checking it out; it can be installed alongside the main Second Life viewer, v1.23. There hasn’t been a total user interface overhaul since v1.2 (under a separate numbering system) was released in 2003, so […]Read more "Quick Hit First Impressions on Second Life’s Viewer 2"
Metaplace has gone into a limited beta, which I’ve been checking out for a few days. I was impressed, after the alpha screenshots I had seen. The concepts here are all good: fast, simple interface, and you won’t need the latest/greatest hardware to run it. The professionally created artwork looks nice, but for those of […]Read more "Checking Out MetaPlace"
I think everyone is having the same reaction to this news: even though no one is completely shocked, still, wow, they’re pulling the plug already? In case you haven’t heard, Google will be shutting down their first foray into avatar based virtual worlds, Lively, mere months after opening it. Building retention appeal into virtual worlds […]Read more "Google Deadly: Never So Lively"
Background About a year ago, I started to research Google Apps, an offering from Google which offers corporations free email, calendar, and document management solutions. While the document management isn’t nearly as feature complete as an Office Suite (Microsoft or Open), the email offering was impressive. Our organization had spent thousands upon thousand of dollars […]Read more "Kicking the Habit: Ditching MS Exchange and Blackberry Enterprise Server for Google Apps"
by Sean Percival aka Sean Voss ISBN 0-7897-3730-2 http://www.amazon.com/Second-World-Travel-Guide-World/dp/0789737302/ Background This book has been a labor of love by Sean Percival (SL avatar: Sean Voss) for some time. We’ve conversed several times in world, and (far too briefly) at the 2007 Second Life Community Convention, and he has mentioned it. It is clear that he […]Read more "BOOK REVIEW: Second Life: In-World Travel Guide"
Details: http://www.vuzix.com/iwear/products_vr920.html INTRODUCTION I was quite excited a few months ago when I stumbled across the Vuzix VR920, a lightweight set of virtual reality eye glasses with dual hi-res displays. The amount of features packed into the three ounce package is really impressive: dual 640 x 480 VGA progressive scan LCDs with a 32 degree […]Read more "Almost Lawnmower Man: Introducing the Vuzix iWear VR920"