Author Archives: Glenn Bristol

About Glenn Bristol

Glenn Bristol has been an integral part of the SmartDeploy Support team since 2014. He enjoys helping customers work through technical challenges. When Glenn isn't working you can find him spending time with his family or reviewing movies on his podcast.
29 Apr

Tech Tie In: Microsoft acquisitions, IBM’s Watson, and less browser updates

Microsoft acquires Nuance for $20B As Brad and Aaron discussed Microsoft’s recent $20 billion (all-cash) purchase of Nuance Communications, I experienced a moment of speech recognition…recognition. The company name didn’t leap immediately to mind, but as they began discussing the company’s Dragon speech recognition software, it all came flooding back. Eleven years ago, on my […]

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29 Oct

COVID-19 pushes us toward the Metaverse

What is the Metaverse? In Neil Stephenson‘s seminal 1992 sci-fi novel Snow Crash, it was a virtual space in which human-controlled avatars interacted online for every conceivable purpose—work, play, entertainment, commerce, friendship, dating, criminality, vice, and espionage—essentially all of the same purposes that the current internet is used for. A virtual reality (VR) extension of […]

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