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Leap Motion designed a $100 augmented reality headset with super-powerful hand tracking

Gesture interface company Leap Motion is announcing an ambitious, but still very early, plan for an augmented reality platform based on its hand tracking system. The system is called Project North Star, and it includes a design for a headset that Leap Motion claims costs less than $100 at …

Augmented Reality

Hyper-Reality

Credits<p>by Keiichi Matsuda<p>produced in Medellín by Fractal<p><b>Executive Producers</b><br>Wu Yu Zhou<br>Carlson Bull<p><b>Associate Producers</b><br>Ali Al-Assam<br>Eiichi …

Medellín

Colearning – Nossa Coletividad – Medium

4 características sobre o 1º Espaço de Colearning do Mundo!<p>4 características sobre o 1º Espaço de Colearning do Mundo!Por uma Cultura de Aprendizagem …

Power to the Dolla

Who runs the world? Girls who are financially literate. A new project aims to help young women close the gender pay gap.<p>Generation Z specialist …

Gender

Eco-conscious coffee

Coffee’s sustainability credentials have been getting a bad rap, with widespread criticism of pods and capsules that end up in landfill, and of the …

Sustainability

A Computer-Generated, Pro-Trump Instagram Model Said She Hacked Lil Miquela, Another CGI Instagram Model

The profile of Lil Miquela, who has nearly a million followers, has been replaced with images of a new CGI model called Bermuda.<p>A Trump-supporting computer-generated Instagram personality says it has hacked the Instagram account of a much more popular CG Instagram celebrity.<p>According to most …

Artificial Intelligence

Google will help preserve endangered historical sites in virtual reality

Google is partnering with 3D laser-scanning nonprofit CyArk to build VR representations of world wonders<p>Google has partnered with 3D laser scanning nonprofit CyArk to help preserve historical sites around the world that are at risk of irreversible damage or total erasure due to human conflict and …

Virtual Reality

Leap Motion’s “Virtual Wearables” May Be The Future Of Computing

“We are on the verge of a new era of human-computer interaction,” says Keiichi Matsuda, Leap Motion’s VP of design and global creative director.<p>I won’t mince words: Despite many advances, today’s VR and AR still suck. The former is cumbersome, requiring absurd hardware setups. The latter suffers …

Augmented Reality

Augmented Reality: David Bowie in Three Dimensions

Get incredibly close to the groundbreaking costumes of a legendary performer.

David Bowie

Exclusive: Alphabet X is exploring new ways to use AI in food production - MIT Technology Review

Alphabet’s X, the secretive lab charged with finding radical “moonshot” solutions to some of the world’s biggest problems, is exploring ways in which …

San Francisco

To Invade Homes, Tech Is Trying to Get in Your Kitchen

SAN FRANCISCO — On a recent Saturday night, German Salazar made chicken tacos for his friends while they chatted with him in his kitchen. Occasionally, he interrupted the conversation to talk to another friend: Google.<p>Mr. Salazar was speaking to Google Home, the artificially intelligent speaker …

Smart Homes

Home

This Is What It’s Like To Not Own A Smartphone In 2018

As more people start to question their dependence on devices, I’m digging my heels in on my flip-phone life.<p>It’s 2018, and I’ve never owned a smartphone.<p>Four years ago, I wrote about having no regrets for being a “dumb phone” user. At the time I was an anomaly: 58% of Americans, according to Pew …

Time I

Welcome to the app-i-fication of friendship

Millennials increasingly feel isolated and alone. Can the internet help solve a problem it created?<p>Megan, a 37-year-old copywriter in Washington, …

Relationships

<b>ELEVATION - HOW DRONES WILL CHANGE CITIES</b><p><b>Drones will transform cities, revolutionising how people travel, how goods are delivered and how buildings</b> …

This artwork is a vending machine that dispenses 'snacks' based on your mood

Instead of crappy crisps, this vending machine dispenses something much better for your health — "snacks" based on your emotional needs.<p>An …

Mental Health

The future of retail is happening right now in China

If you need evidence of the US retail sector’s precarious condition, consider that more than 9,000 stores closed last year, and another 12,000 are on the chopping block this year, according to commercial property firm Cushman & Wakefield.<p>Despite a 4.2% rise in 2017 over the previous year, US retail …

eCommerce

The Life Issue | WIRED

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Infertility

America’s gender-fluid future, in 100 years of baby name trends

In 1910, just 5% of American babies named “Charlie” were girls. Over 100 years later, girl Charlies took over their male counterparts for the first time in 2016—making up 51% of the share.<p>With little fuss or fanfare, Charlie has gone gender-neutral.<p>Quartz analyzed the Social Security …

Gender-Neutral

Glossier Rep Creates Beauty Instagram Account for Brown Skin

“I want the Glossier Brown Instagram page to be the go-to for women of color interested in trying Glossier products.”<p>Devin McGhee, a first-year grad student studying film and television at Savannah College of Art and Design in Atlanta, made her first Glossier purchase over a year ago and …

Ikea Is Developing The Meatball Of The Future

Yes, it has bugs in it.<p>Ikea is the largest furniture retailer in the world. But did you know that it’s also likely the largest <i>meatball</i> retailer in the world? Across its 340 stores worldwide, Ikea feeds people 2 million meatballs each day. Which is why Ikea’s high-concept Space10 lab is …

Hot Dogs

Rihanna’s Fenty Beauty celebrates make up for men

Inclusivity is so fashionable right now and, keen to cash in, brands are putting men front-and-centre in their campaigns. Rihanna's new venture, Fenty Beauty, just isn’t making a token effort towards inclusivity (the way so many brands commodified feminism for International Women’s Day – think …

Virtual influencers

Computer-generated models are undergoing a transformation from niche branded avatars to relatable and inspiring influencers. Leading this movement is …

Public Relations

Nike takes gamification to the next level with sneaker try-on game

Dubbed "Reactland," the game lets shoppers try on shoes by running on a treadmill hooked up to a video game.

Youstrology

Instructions<p>Hello! Peoplestrology is not a quiz to test how much you know about Astrology. We want to know your personal opinion so we can co-create …

The world’s first blockchain-powered elections just happened in Sierra Leone

On Mar. 7, elections in Sierra Leone marked a global landmark: the world’s first ever blockchain-powered presidential elections.<p>As president Ernest Bai Koroma leaves office after serving two five-year terms, the maximum allowed constitutionally, Sierra Leoneans have had to pick from a pool of 16 …

Immersive Experiences

Meow Wolf is still elated with the success of SXSW 2018. The five-day annual festival which took over the city of Austin, TX was rife with music, …

Wolves

The Times of London turns to a ‘digital butler’ named James to increase subscriptions

To accelerate subscriptions growth and reduce churn, The Times of London and Sunday Times are embarking on an ambitious machine learning project.<p>The …

SXSW 2018: Google Assistant Fun House

Electric Google buggies ferried festivalgoers to the connected house on Austin’s East Cesar Chavez Street, which featured 12 tricked-out rooms and …

Google Assistant

Believe

<b>School of Machines, Making & Make Believe is a uniquely curated School born in Berlin, Germany in 2014, keen on inventing one-of-a-kind hands-on</b> …