We’ve heard a lot about big data recently. Some say it’s the greatest thing ever; others want us to focus on so-called small data. Whatever side of the debate you’re on, you can’t ignore the need to do something with this data.
While I was at Mobile World Congress this year, I spent quite a bit of time looking at augmented reality solutions.The idea of augmented reality (AR) is that it does just that - it augments the reality that you see.
Microsoft StreamInsight is designed to provide timely reactions to continuously arriving data without writing the data to disk for analysis and querying. Many IoT applications need to analyze incoming data in near-real time—right after the data is acquired from the sources. Think of that smart grid application we mentioned that needs to react quickly to a surge in electricity demand to rebalance the power grid.
The increasingly ambiguous divide between man and machine just got blurred that much more with Stanford's recent announcement: scientists have successfully created the first truly biological transistor made entirely out of genetic material.