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The Future of Augmented Reality (Infographic)

This innovative technology is disrupting nearly every industry.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>When you think of augmented reality, <i>Pokémon Go</i> might be the first thing to come to mind. But AR isn’t just for games. This innovative tech is making an impact on a number of …

Augmented Reality

Excited by the latest news platform? Build three — yes, three—prototypes to test it first

We have so many toys. If you’re a developer, I’m guessing there’s a new framework you’re itching to try tomorrow. And if you’re a <i>news</i> developer, or involved in news product development, there’s even more to tempt you—AMP Stories, ARKit, chatbots, podcasts, IoT, that 3D graphics library you never …

Product Management

How to impress someone when you only have a minute of their time

You're standing in a hotel lobby, scrolling through Twitter on your phone, when you recognize the person standing next to you as the owner of some of the hottest restaurants in town. Coincidentally, you have a background in the food and beverage industry and would love nothing more than to be part …

Employment
Artificial Intelligence

Script’s app lets parents digitally sign school permission slips and pay for field trips

Schools are often late to taking advantage of new technologies, so today still do much of their business over paper forms. One pain point in particular – for school administrators, teachers and parents alike – is handling permission forms for activities and field trips. A young startup called …

Apps

Scientists Have Developed a Way to Make Wood as Strong as Steel

And it can stop bullets, too.<p>Scientists have developed a new type of "super wood" that is more than 10 times stronger and tougher than normal wood - …

Intel unveils smart glasses that you might want to wear

Intel has launched an impressively light, regular-looking set of smart glasses called Vaunt, confirming rumors from <i>Bloomberg</i> and others. Seen by <i>The Verge</i>, they have plastic frames and weigh under 50 grams, a bit more than regular eyeglasses but much less than Google Glass, for example. The …

The Key to Thomas Edison’s Incredible Innovative Creativity:...

One of the paradoxes of creativity is that in order to think originally, we must first familiarize ourselves with the ideas of others. Thomas Edison …

Star Spangled Banner

Smartphones aren't a smart choice in middle school

<b>(CNN) —</b> Not too long ago, one of my daughter's middle-school teachers told me that my daughter was spending a lot of time on her phone during class. As a mother, this was concerning. But I was not surprised. I am a physician and filmmaker who dedicated my time to make the documentary "Screenagers: …

Middle School

The AI Guru Behind Amazon, Uber, and Unity Explains What AI Really Is

Computers aren’t conscious, but they can now think for themselves, says Danny Lange, who’s built machine-learning platforms for three tech giants.<p>If you’ve ever gotten product recommendations on Amazon, you’ve seen Danny Lange’s handiwork. The same goes for Uber’s AI that books you a ride. The …

Artificial Intelligence
Mixed Reality

6 areas where artificial neural networks outperform humans

Five years ago, researchers made an abrupt and rather large leap in the accuracy of software that can interpret images. The artificial neural networks behind it underpin the recent boom we are now seeing in the AI industry. We are, however, still nowhere near achieving a reality similar to those in</i> …

Turn Any Vive or Rift Into an AR Headset

<b>A new depth camera scans the real world and maps it in real-time.</b>Thanks to recent platforms such as Apple’s ARKit and hardware like Microsoft’s …

Virtual Reality

Evidence mounts that laptops are terrible for students at lectures

Time to reconsider the notebook and pen<p>Do you use a laptop or tablet to take notes during school lectures or meetings? If so, you might want to reconsider pen and paper; there’s increasing evidence that using laptops during lectures decreases learning, which can result in lower grades, reports <i>The</i> …

Laptops

Apple is reportedly working on a laser-based 3D sensor for 2019 iPhone

More accurate sensor for better augmented reality<p>The 2017 iPhone X has only just come out, and everyone is still soaking in the animoji novelty, but rumours about Apple’s <i>2019</i> iPhone are already emerging. Bloomberg has come out with a report today that suggests Apple is developing a new “3D sensor” …

Augmented Reality

9 Cutting-Edge Technologies for Architects

<i>This article was originally published by Brantley Agency as "Must Have Technology for Architects in 2017."</i><p>2017 has been an amazing year in the field …

Google X and the Science of Radical Creativity

How the secretive Silicon Valley lab is trying to resurrect the lost art of invention<p>I. The Question<p>A snake-robot designer, a balloon scientist, a liquid-crystals technologist, an extradimensional physicist, a psychology geek, an electronic-materials wrangler, and a journalist walk into a room. The …

Google Glass

MIT’s new robot can put on different exoskeletons to gain new powers

MIT’s Computers Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab (CSAIL) has created a new robot that’s designed to be as adaptable as possible, with the ability to use different “outfits” that each provide different “powers” to the robot. These could include optimizing its ability to walk, for instance, as …

Robotics

4 technologies that will unlock AR’s full potential

Apple’s ARKit is capturing the attention and imagination of developers and media alike, drawn in by an estimated 700 million iPhone owners around the world who now have AR devices. ARKit is setting the stage for the next era of AR development, and now Google has entered the fray with ARCore to …

The Top 5 Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality Apps for Architects

<i>This article was originally published by Archipreneur.</i><br>Virtual reality and augmented reality tools for the AEC industry are getting increasingly …

Augmented Reality

To be a creativity machine, arrange your time and tasks according to these seven categories

Art is hard. Creative insights are hard to predict, and just when it gets difficult, your mind immediately jumps to a distraction: something easier to do, an excuse, a scapegoat.<p>To get the most out of your creative energy, carve out space for creative work. To make that space, you need to make …

Simple Step-Climbing Robot Climbs Like It’s On Mars

[Navin Khambhala] is a master at making simple what most would expect to be a complex build. Now he’s done it again with a remote controlled robot …

This Startup Is Combining Big Data and Materials Science to Revolutionize Manufacturing | Inc.com

Greg Mulholland didn't take the typical route to getting his MBA. He had no background in banking or consulting and hadn't even taken a business course as an undergraduate. After earning an Engineering degree from NC State and then a Masters Degree in Physics from Cambridge, he went to work as a …

Masters Degree

This Swarm Of Little Robots Is A Totally New Kind Of Interface

They’re called Zooids, and they could replace many of the screens in your life.<p>Can you imagine a world in which a fleet of tiny robots roam around your house, cleaning and fussing over your home for you?<p>Meet the Zooids. The centerpiece of a research project at Stanford University’s Shape Lab, …

Robotics

The Material That Could Change Everything: Transparent Wood

<i>In line with our</i> <i>new content direction</i><i>, Architizer is highlighting a different building-product and how to specify it. This week’s topic is windows. If you’re looking for the perfect windows for your next project, search for them on Architizer’s new network marketplace for building-products. Click</i> …

Omega Ophthalmics is an eye implant platform with the power of continuous AR

Google and other tech companies have come up with glasses and contact lenses for the purposes of AR, but Omega Ophthalmics is taking a much more invasive approach by using surgically implanted lenses to create a space for augmented reality inside the eye.<p>It sounds wild, but lens implants aren’t a …

Orange County

20 bots that can help you build your startup

Tens of thousands of bots have been built to do things like promote movies and sell chicken wings, but there’s also an entire league of bots created to help businesses grow and streamline tasks. Chances are pretty good you will need more than just bots to get your business off the ground, but the …

Artificial Intelligence, Explained

From personal assistants like Siri, to movie suggestions on Netflix, artificial intelligence (NYSE:AI) is rapidly becoming ubiquitous in everyday …

Artificial Intelligence

The decentralization of startup building

Building and investing in startups is rapidly proliferating to the many, instead of remaining the preserve of the few.<p><b>The old paradigm of physical centralization</b><p>Silicon Valley is the innovation bellwether of our time. The concentration of talent and capital — as well as a culture typified by speed …

Blockchain

5 Ways to Improve Your Entrepreneurial Creativity

For starters, don't use your phone as an alarm clock.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Entrepreneurs have to be a bottomless pit of creativity, don’t they? Not only do we have to dream up big ideas, we also have to innovate new ways of executing them. And the sheer number …

Creativity