Virtual Reality with Windows Mixed Reality

Virtual Reality with Windows Mixed Reality

2017 was an exciting year for virtual reality. The Oculus and SteamVR ecosystems grew immensely, and for many people, 2017 was the year virtual reality was more than a fleeting dream. From the December 2017 Steam Hardware & Software survey, here are some fun stats about VR adoption in 2017: 0.34% of all Steam users own a VR headset. 47.26% of that 0.34% are Vive owners; 46.…

The Windows 10 Tablet Experience in 2017

The Windows 10 Tablet Experience in 2017

I've owned an HP Stream 7 tablet for a while. It was released on September 29th, 2014 and even back then, it was scraping the bottom of the performance charts. It was released running Windows 8.1 with Bing which was Microsoft's first real (polished) and substantial push into the tablet world, to mixed success. But somehow it's still worth talking about over 3 years later, and that's pretty remarkable.…

The importance of net neutrality

You might have heard about "net neutrality" on the news recently. In case you are not sure what net neutrality is, in a nutshell, it's the idea that from the perspective of your Internet provider (Comcast, CenturyLink, Cox or Verizon, for example), all of your data is the same. They are just arbitrary series of zeroes and ones, and it doesn't matter what the content of the data…

How to hack my PlayStation account

I'm no expert in account security by any means. I keep my personal accounts reasonably secure with 2FA and LastPass. However, if you'd like to gain access to my PlayStation account, then I can offer you advice on what not to do: This. Yes, those are repeated emails from someone attempting to breach my PlayStation account via the "Forgot Password" form. No, I haven't changed my password -…