In shocking news yesterday Google announced on the Google Wave blog the suspension of development on the project. The brain child of the Rasmussen brothers, who brought you google maps, Wave barely made it from the beach of creation. According to Urs Hölzle, Senior Vice President, Operations & Google Fellow “Wave has not seen the user adoption we would have liked” and this is the reason for suspension of development and support.
Research Retrospective – Play SolidWorks IIStill on the theme of determining whether a game-controller is a suitable device for driving SolidWorks, an investigation from a few years ago at the DS SolidWorks UK Cambridge Office, explored using the Wiimote game-controller.The Wii is a game console from Nintendo. One of its unique features is the wireless controller, the Wii Remote, also commonly known as the Wiimote, which is a handheld pointing device. The device can detect motion and rotation in three dimensions using a combination of accelerometers 3-axis motion sensors and infrared detection to determine its position and movement in 3D space. The controller also has a rumble vibration feature and an internal speaker.Communication with the game console uses Bluetooth technology which enables the wireless signal to be detected within 10 metres of the console. The device can operate as a pointing device when used within 5 meters of the screen.
Ever seen Google Wave Maintenance Page? Well if you hit GWave right now you probably will see it if not here is the screenshot just for you. Says “Surf’s out, Dude… Google Wave is down for maintenance. Time for Chillax”
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