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VoxieBox Displays 3D Images Just Like R2D2’s Message From Princess Leia

Voxon, chosen out of the Hardware Alley to do the ‘wildcard’ pitch during TechCrunch Disrupt NY, demonstrated a truly amazing technology today. Imagine the scene from Star Wars where Princess Leia is projected in 3 dimensions recording a message to Obi-Wan Kenobi. Well, Voxon’s VoxieBox product …

Graphene produces a working 3D holographic display

Since "Help me, Obi Wan, you're my only hope" hit the big screens in 1977's "Star Wars," we've been dreaming of a full-3D holographic display. Mastering the technology isn't easy, though. We've seen multiple attempts that approximate a 3D display, like a 2D image visible from all directions, but …

Terminator draws closer with shape-shifting liquid metal motor

There are some concepts from sci-fi that really should never, ever see the light of day. The T-1000 -- the murderous robot made of shifting liquid metal -- is arguably one of them, but that doesn't mean it doesn't exhibit some interesting ideas, even if they do seem impossible.<p>Seem, of course, …

Algorithmia Launches With More Than 800 Algorithms On Its Marketplace

Algorithmia, the startup that raised $2.4 million last August to connect academics building powerful algorithms and the app developers who could put them to use, just brought its marketplace out of private beta.<p>More than 800 algorithms are available on the marketplace, providing the smarts needed …

Microsoft teams up with edX to offer free online IT classes

EdX is no stranger to teaming up with tech organizations to offer online courses, and previous partners include the Linux Foundation and even Google. Now, it's Microsoft's turn to join forces with the online learning platform. The company says its courses will help you "build innovative …

After 3 Years And $64M In Seed Funding, Onshape Launches The Mother Of All Products

Behind every product is a product, almost invariably a computer-aided design (CAD) software package known as Solidworks. If you are a designer and want to draft a belt buckle for a new handbag, you have to use this software to carefully extrude the metal contours so that it is ready for …

Phishing scam targets routers that use default security settings

Californian information security firm Proofpoint uncovers attack on Brazilian internet users with generic router login details such as ‘admin’<p>Internet users are being warned to ensure that their routers have unique passwords, after email spammers have been spotted sending phishing links, which try …

Microsoft debuts Visual Studio 2015 and .NET 2015 previews, free Visual Studio Community 2013

In addition to announcing that .NET is going open source and cross-platform, Microsoft today unleashed a torrent of Visual Studio news at its Connect() developer event in New York City. The company released Visual Studio 2015 Preview and .NET 2015 Preview, a new free Visual Studio Community 2013 …

Microsoft starts to open source .NET and take it cross-platform to Mac, Linux

Microsoft today announced plans to open source .NET, the company’s software framework that primarily runs on Windows, and release it on GitHub. Microsoft also unveiled plans to take .NET cross-platform by targeting both Mac OS X and Linux.<p>In the next release, Microsoft plans to open source the …

This Google robot's 'Karate Kid' move is perfectly mind-blowing

It’s a pose every kid who grew up in the '80s can show you: the "crane" from the 1984 classic <i>The Karate Kid</i>. Now a humanoid robot built by Google has …

This invention makes 3D printers spit out electronics

3D printing so far has focused on creating inert objects — toys, gears, even food.<p>But what if a 3D printer could print, say, circuit boards?<p>A startup believes it has invented the electrically conductive, extrudable material needed to make that happen.<p>“This is a breakthrough,” Mike Toutonghi told …

Construct a mini 3D printer for less than $60 using recycled electronic components

Nov.7, 2014 | By Alec<p>Instructables user Mikelllc has shared a handy <b>tutorial</b> to help you to construct your very own low-budget 3D printer out of …

Tiny iBox Nano 3D printer has 328-micron resolution

3D printers are typically large and bulky devices that carry with them a large price tag. A new 3D printer has debuted that is small and happens to …

Autodesk puts up $100M fund for 3D printing companies

Autodesk is gearing up to release its open-source 3D printer and accompanying software, both of which it hopes will spur growth in the 3D printer …

A desktop for Dali: Meet HP’s wildly innovative Sprout

HP is attempting to disrupt the printing industry — which it helped create back in the 70s — with a new 3D-printing technology and a wildly …

A 19-Year-Old's Face-Tracking Software Will Change The Way People With Autism Recognize Emotions

By the time he was 15, Catalin Voss produced the No. 1 podcast on the Germany iTunes stores and commuted back and forth between his native Heidelberg and Silicon Valley to work for Steve Capps, one of the designers of the original Macintosh Apple computer.<p>During freshman year at Stanford …

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Ampy charges your phone by harnessing the energy of your movements

Ampy is a cool new wearable device that turns your body movement into energy that can charge your smartphone. The new device from three Northwestern University students harnesses kinetic energy to give your smartphone as much as three hours of additional battery life in a day.<p>The Chicago-based …

Flexible electronics could draw their energy from graphene supercapacitors

Imagine if your phone was always awake and processing data. How long would the battery last? Three hours? One hour? The next generation of …

Acorns for Android Micro-Invests Your Spare Change

Back in August, we brought you news on Acorns, a new iPhone app that wants to help you get rich through micro-investing your spare change. And today, it’s available for Android too.<p>Unfortunately, the app remains a US-only affair. But as with the iPhone incarnation, Acorns for Android connects up …

Kano Makes Building Your Own Computer And Learning To Code As Easy As Legos, And You Can Buy One Today

Today, Kano is now available to the public, allowing anyone looking to learn how to code and construct their own computer. The $149 kit includes all the parts you need to get started, minus the display screen, which you'll need to provide.<p>While anyone can learn a lot from Kano's step-by-step …

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NASA Eyes Crew Deep Sleep Option for Mars Mission

A NASA-backed study explores an innovative way to dramatically cut the cost of a human expedition to Mars -- put the crew in stasis.<p>The deep sleep, …

Microsoft's RoomAlive turns your den into a video game level

Remember IllumiRoom? It's the Microsoft Research project that pairs an Xbox Kinect with a projector to extend your TV onto a wall, resulting in an immersive (and hallucinogenic) experience. Redmond has just revealed that IllumiRoom 2.0 is now called RoomAlive and is a huge leap over what it was …

Microsoft Can Now Turn Any Space Into The Holodeck

Prepare yourself. This is the craziest interactive demo you’ll see all year.<p>Last year, Microsoft Research revealed Illumiroom–which used projectors to stretch the image on your TV to take over a whole wall. Now comes the sequel. Called RoomAlive, this new system can turn every surface in a …

The End Of Passwords? This Bracelet Unlocks Computers And Doors With Your Heartbeat

Bionym’s Nymi offers a glimpse of the future of wearable biometric authentication.<p>This much we can all agree on: Passwords suck.<p>With that in mind, companies are hard at work developing other forms of user-friendly authentication. Fingerprinting is already being used to unlock iPhones and the PayPal …

By 2025, Self-Driving Trucks Will Be Cruising Down Our Highways

Not only is the system less stressful and more interesting for the driver–who otherwise might spend 10 or 11 hours on a monotonous journey that …

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Google, Amazon and others react to Shellshock flaw with patches and advice

Linux vendors and big web service providers are racing to mitigate the impact of the Shellshock bug, which affects millions if not billions of …

Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2014 - in pictures

The Royal Observatory Greenwich has announced the winners of this year’s international astronomy photography competition. The observatory’s annual free exhibition, which opened on Thursday, showcases these dazzling images of the sky, ranging from within our solar system to far into deep space. …

Sub-$1 3D-printed microscope turns phones into science tools

Smartphone cameras are great for a lot of things, but they're not designed for getting super-duper up close with tiny objects like salt crystals or blood cells. You can give your mobile device a helping hand, though, and open up a world of microscopic adventures. It's not going to cost you much, …