Steven Max Patterson

Steven Max Patterson lives in Boston and San Francisco where he follows and writes about trends in software development platforms, mobile, IoT, wearables and next generation television. His writing is influenced by his 20 years' experience covering or working in the primordial ooze of tech startups.

Q1 2017 smartphone shipments: Samsung rebounds, Apple goes sideways, Chinese makers roar

Facebook diversifies VR development with JavaScript framework React VR

Facebook diversifies VR development with JavaScript framework React VR

Facebook extends the React family of development tools to VR, diversifying and expanding VR development to the large JavaScript community.

Facebook beats Apple to the punch with AR announcement

Facebook beats Apple to the punch with AR announcement

Facebook’s Camera Effects Platform is more than an ante in the Snapchat competition. SLAM promises to bring 3D AR to every smartphone.

6 reasons why Google built its own AI chip

6 reasons why Google built its own AI chip

Google just changed expectations that Intel would continue to commoditize data centers. Its Tensorflow Processing Unit could advance the adoption of AI.

4 reasons Cisco’s IoT forecast is right, and 2 why it’s wrong

4 reasons Cisco’s IoT forecast is right, and 2 why it’s wrong

Optimisim grows for Cisco’s forecast of there being 50 billion IoT devices by 2020.

Meleap delivers augmented reality to the iPhone before Apple

Meleap delivers augmented reality to the iPhone before Apple

Meleap is an interesting case study about how pragmatic product engineering created an augmented reality product ahead of Apple’s rumored AR product.

What AI can and cannot do today

What AI can and cannot do today

Artificial intelligence has been called the next big thing. Neural science professor an AI entrepreneur Gary Marcus sets our expectations.

How Microsoft plans to address AI and machine learning challenges

How Microsoft plans to address AI and machine learning challenges

Peter Lee, Microsoft’s research vice president, answers hard questions about AI and machine learning.

Advanced technologies that are ready to make AR a consumer reality

Advanced technologies that are ready to make AR a consumer reality

A keynote by augmented reality pioneer Tobias Höllerer and a discussion with futurist Robert Scoble predict AR is ready to explode.

Moto G5 Plus underscores why the iPhone 8 needs AR

Moto G5 Plus underscores why the iPhone 8 needs AR

Budget Android smartphones such as the Moto G5 Plus are catching up to the iPhone. If Apple wants to compete, it has to do something big, such as add AR.

How AR and VR can reach a billion users before 2028

How AR and VR can reach a billion users before 2028

IDC predicts augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) headsets will reach 100 million units by 2021. It could happen faster.

Intel takes aim at NVIDIA with Mobileye acquisition

Intel takes aim at NVIDIA with Mobileye acquisition

Intel acquires Mobileye to gain early entry into self-driving car market—and to avoid missing the platform shift to machine learning.

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