Weekly Roundup – hololens, worst albums by actors, 100s free games, Bluemix

HoloLens augmented reality headset … this really is incredible!! … demonstration of how you could pin videos and calendars wherever you want in your house or play with a 3D-animated puppy

The <em>Millionaire</em> machine of Steiger/Egli
The Millionaire machine of Steiger/Egli (Courtesy of Mr. John Wolf)

The Millionaire Calculating Machine by Otto Steiger … in 1892 the swiss engineer Otto Steiger (1858-1923) received his patent for the ‘Millionaire’ calculating machine (German patent DE 72870). This was really the first commercially-successful direct multiplication calculating machine, and was so successful it remained in production until 1935. Continue reading

Jazz Musicians Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn,

Weekly Roundup – drones, Putin’s motorcycle gang, museum discussions …

This New Collection of 12,000 Photographs Chronicles the American Jazz Scene

Filmmakers hack drone to carry 1,000 fps 4K camera

19 Glorious Albums And EPs To Get Excited About In April from NME

New Post on The Indian Mountain Battery and Mule Corps who fought with the ANZACs at Gallipoli, 1915

New Video – Peter Mahony – Museum Australia Conference 2015 – are we too obsessed with audience needs? Continue reading