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5 Books Elon Musk Thinks Everyone Should Read

SpaceX founder Elon Musk reminds us of Marvin from The <i>Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy</i>. In addition to being a perpetually miserable robot from outer …

Magic Leap has created its own HoloLens

Magic Leap, a secretive startup, has been raising millions of dollars to create a head-mounted virtual display over the past couple of years. While Magic Leap has been hyping up the potential of its technology, we've seen very little of it in action. MIT got a chance to try the headset last year, …

Four tips to give your app that material design look

This is from material.cmiscm.com<p>Material design has been around for a while now and is showing no signs of losing its popularity with more and more apps putting the design language to good use. So if you want to give an existing app a little more spit and polish and maybe help it grab some …

Virtual reality app lets you meet others in imaginary places

Next to full body sensor suits, one of the main components missing from virtual reality experiences is the ability to share experiences with …

Virtual Reality

DeepMind founder Demis Hassabis on how AI will shape the future

DeepMind’s stunning victories over Go legend Lee Se-dol have stoked excitement over artificial intelligence’s potential more than any event in recent memory. But the Google subsidiary’s AlphaGo program is far from its only project — it’s not even the main one. As co-founder Demis Hassabis said …

Google's DeepMind AI wants to make your smartphone virtual assistant better

“Go has always been a holy grail for AI research,” DeepMind founder Demis Hassabis told The Verge in an interview following AlphaGo’s first victory against Korean Go champion Lee Sedol this week (which has already been followed up by a second victory). But Hassabis has much bigger picture ideas for …

Artificial Intelligence

HTC Vive Pre: Everything you need to know

Have VR questions? We've got answers.<p>The HTC Vive VR headset has arrived at CNET, but we're going to take a break from our extensive, exhaustive forays into virtual reality -- for testing purposes -- to answer a few questions you might be asking about Valve's take on gaming in virtual reality.<p>Is …

Mark Zuckerberg talks about the future of Facebook, virtual reality and artificial intelligence

<b>Mathias Döpfner: Mark, on Facebook we learned that you were jogging at the Brandenburg Gate this morning. How was it?</b><p><b>Mark Zuckerberg:</b> It was good. It was the first time I have gone running in snow in 20 years. Whenever I go to a new city, in order to help get on the right time zone and actually get …

Read Apple’s unprecedented letter to customers about security

Apple has spoken a lot over the past year about how much it values the security of its customers' data, but it wasn't until early this morning that Apple really took a stand for it. Hours after a court order came down mandating that Apple assist law enforcement in breaking into a locked iPhone, …

New data storage solution can store the world's data in your pocket. Forever

Imagine a world where you can literally store the entirety of the world’s history in your jeans pocket. Forever. Well, that world is here and that time is now. Researchers have not only already discovered – but have now improved upon – a way to store huge amounts of data on tiny slivers of quartz, …

Human Rights

Scientists have finally proven Einstein’s century-old theory about gravitational waves

They picked up signals from two black holes merging light-years away<p>Scientists say they have proven the existence of gravitational waves — the ripples in space-time that stem from objects moving throughout the Universe. If true, it's the first time these waves have been measured directly and marks …

11 paid iPhone and iPad apps on sale for free right now

And so another week full of paid iPhone and iPad apps on sale for free comes to an end, but not before we can squeeze in one last post — and today’s …