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  • Smartphone-Based VR at a Dead-End with Google's Demise of Daydream VR

    Google's decision to stop supporting its Daydream VR headset seemingly marks the end of phone-based virtual reality, a vision that attempted to combine the use of smartphones with "dumb" VR headsets to bring VR experiences to the masses. Google's decision is accompanied by the BBC disbanding its VR content team after two years of successful experimentation.

  • BBC micro:bit Enables a Million UK Children to Start Coding

    Starting today, close to one million students in the United Kingdom will begin receiving the BBC micro:bit, a highly flexible, programmable embedded device that was created with the objective of "helping this generation to be the coders, programmers and digital pioneers of the future," according to Tony Hall, BBC's Director-General.

  • BBC MicroBit Aims to Make Computing Cool for Kids

    Yesterday the BBC unveiled the final plans for the BBC MicroBit, a system-on-a-chip-on-a-board with a 5x5 LED matrix aimed at getting children interested in programming. Announced in March 2015, the BBC MicroBit is now finalised and will be given to children in year 7 across the UK, and available for purchase towards the end of 2015. InfoQ looks at what it will provide.

  • InfoQ Presentation: Scrum at the BBC

    In this conference talk Andrew Scotland tells how BBC's New Media division, characterized by a lot of uncertainty and emergent software process, decided to use Scrum to more effectively deliver software amidst all that change and uncertainty. Three years later - the difference is significant, and the journey was worthwhile.


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