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Someone made an IRL Pong game

I'm down with it<p>I want to see more IRL / virtual crossover. Manifest my Miitomo IRL. Make my lunch virtual. You know? A YouTube user named Daniel Perdomo <i>gets</i> me. He built a massive Pong game IRL that looks like an air hockey table, but instead of controlling whack pucks, users maneuver white …

Atari

This Pixar-esque music video will break your heart

Have you ever felt like you're going in circles?<p>It sounds like a simple problem, but being caught in a rut can be such a harrowing experience. It's not just the question of "Am I getting anywhere?" It's the fear that everything you've done has gotten you to a place where you <i>can't</i> get anywhere else. …

Music Videos

Make Rey’s bread from The Force Awakens for your afternoon snack

Coming to a Star Wars slumber party near you: tasteless fictional bread-products<p>In under five minutes you too can make the weird, greenish, cupcake thing and feel like a starving scavenger on the desolate desert planet of Jakku —€” no begging or bartering required! The recipe comes from Jenn …

Star Wars

New trailers: Rogue One, The BFG, Swiss Army Man, and more

There's a new <i>Star Wars</i> trailer and it's really, really great!<p>Alright, now that that's out of the way, what's everyone been seeing lately? I caught <i>Everybody Wants Some!!</i> when it opened in New York last weekend and found a lot to like about it. I'm particularly in love with its structure — the movie …

Movies

Sony's prototype projector turns any tabletop into a touch-sensitive display

A step toward holograms<p>Sony's Future Lab is a R&D group responsible for taking crazy ideas into the prototype phase, and one impressive vision shown here at SXSW in Austin this week is a projector that turns any flat surface into a screen for light to play on. The "Interactive Tabletop" concept …

Augmented Reality

Adobe Has a New Way to Make Mobile Apps

BARCELONA, Spain—Adobe is trying to make it easier for companies to quickly make mobile apps with visually appealing content by combining and …

Apps

SpaceX’s Hyperloop test track will open a little later than expected

Construction delays have pushed the next phase of testing in SpaceX's Hyperloop competition from June to August — or perhaps later, according to an email sent out to Hyperloop competition teams and obtained by <i>Tech Insider</i>.<p>The email says the "best guess for Competition Weekend is early-to-mid …

Transportation

NASA assembles the primary mirrors on the world's most powerful space telescope

They will help the James Webb Telescope see galaxies up to 13 billion light-years away<p>NASA has finished assembling the primary mirror array on its biggest telescope yet. There's still a lot of work to be done on the telescope, dubbed the James Webb Space Telescope, before it launches in 2018, but …

Universe

LG might be making a universal credit card

We're running pell mell into a future where you don't have to carry a bunch of credit and debit cards in your wallet — but we're not there yet. In the meanwhile, we've watched Apple and Google launch mobile payment systems that use your phone and Samsung launch one that can work with traditional …

Universal Credit

Samsung's Galaxy S7 event is happening in three weeks

Samsung has announced its latest "Unpacked" event where the company will announce, in its usual language, "The Next Galaxy." The event is set for Sunday February 21st at 7pm CET (1pm ET) in Barcelona, one day before Mobile World Congress takes over the city. The invitation includes an image of a …

Electronics Industry

Microsoft is experimenting with underwater data centers

Is data better down where it's wetter?<p>When your laptop or your smartphone gets hot, you know it's crunching a lot of data. So you can imagine the amount of heat generated by the racks upon racks of servers that store and process the world's digital lives. Keeping these data centers cool is such a …

Moore's Law

How to build the world's first underground park

James Ramsey is brimming with confidence. He says so as he gazes at the lush, undulating mini-forest he helped build in the middle of an empty warehouse in Manhattan’s Lower East Side. The Lowline Lab, as it is called — two small hills of ferns and flowers, draped in ivy, bisected by a gravel path, …

Urban Design

LG's rollable display is a crazy prototype from a still-distant future

Even though we've seen plenty of bending displays to date, LG's rollable OLED prototype is incredibly exciting. It promises the kind of future where we can roll up the screen we use everyday and stick them safely in our bags or back pockets. But though the ambition is clearly there, actually using …

Gear & Gadgets

This Californian Urban Farm Is A Glimpse Into The Future Of Agriculture

Experimenting with aquaponics and low-water plants, Growing Experience is an example of how future farmers can hack together a better, more local food system.<p>“Over here we have some mint, romaine lettuce, there’s basil in the back there, chives are coming, flat-leaf parsley…”<p>Jimmy Ng, program …

Is this the future of cruising? | CNN Travel

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CNN

Time travel: take a peek at the future of transportation - in pictures

As part of our future of transportation series, we asked you for sketches and designs of a futuristic mode of transportation, from air to sea, that might exist 50 to 100 years from now. We’ve created a gallery below to feature some of your ideas. We are still taking submissions, so send us your …

Solar Panels

The Future of the work place as imagined by “Generation Z”

Frank Gehry has designed the HQ for Facebook, Norman Foster has designed the HQ for Apple and Thomas Heatherwick and BIG are working on a new Google …

Architecture

We're Spending the Next Two Weeks Envisioning Our Future Earth

Right now, leaders from 195 countries are meeting in Paris to map out a plan for the planet’s future. Nothing like this has ever happened in our …

Future cars drift into the present at Tokyo Motor Show

Of all the car shows on the calendar, the biennial Tokyo Motor Show is the one with the loosest grip on reality. To walk the show floor is to be barraged by a series of implausible, impractical, yet somehow desirable vehicles that may or may not fill our roads in the future.<p>Okay, most of these …

Tokyo Motor Show

How South Korea Imagines the Future of Cars

Kia and Hyundai employees presented some out-there concepts at an R&D festival this month.<p>Visitors travelling along the vast network of roads at Kia and Hyundai's Namyang R&D centre are told not to take pictures. The facility, a two-and-a-half-hour drive from Seoul in South Korea, is one of a …

Mega Cities

The unbuilt residential towers with a view to the future

A residential tower block with a roof that doubles up as a ski slope is one of the quirkier designs shortlisted in the Future Residential category at …

Skyscrapers

Breaded Escalope's touch-responsive clock tells the time with shadows

<b>Vienna Design Week 2015:</b> Vienna design collective Breaded Escalope has created a clock that uses shadows to display the time when a finger is placed …

Next Future modular transportation swarms the commuting hordes

Italian industrial designer and Next Future Transportation Inc. founder Tommaso Gecchelin imagines our transportation future combining the best …

Toyota will reveal a vision for the future of cars later this month

The concept car, dubbed the FCV Plus, is Toyota's vision of the ideal eco-friendly city vehicle, a vision of the future through the scope of a car that almost certainly won't be produced for consumers.<p>That said, Toyota's been developing fuel cell technology for more than 20 years, and will begin …

Alternative Fuel

10 Habits of the Most Innovative People

Success in any industry goes hand-in-hand with innovation -- the ability to produce new ideas; provide better solutions; and pioneer new products. The most successful people are not simply the hardest working, they're the most innovative.<p>You can hustle and put in endless hours each week, but if …

Innovation

You could own a street-legal version of the Little Tikes car

The dream car of your childhood can now be the dream car of your adulthood. A giant street-legal version of Little Tikes' red-and-yellow car is currently for sale on eBay. It's a one of a kind, and there are some real perks to it. There are huge windows (although there's no glass), an engine so …

Viral

WIRED Looks at 8 Cities of the Future

WIRED Magazine has created a list of Eight Cities That Will Show You What The Future Will Look Like in the latest edition of their design issue. In …

Three innovation hotbeds that will shake up software development in 2016

It’s incredible how far software development has come in just the past five years. When I was in college during 2010, I felt like I was creating …

Virtual Reality

The weird and the wonderful from Japan's biggest tech show

CEATEC 2015 is trade show that tries to thinly spread a trend across a whole range of exhibitors: traditional electronics giants like Honda, Sharp and Panasonic mix with university research projects, startups, and just outright weird things. This year, however, there wasn't a standout one. The …

'Psychic robot' predicts your intentions

Didn't mean to knock that cup of coffee over on your desk? That's OK. Your robot overlord will understand and maybe even keep you from doing it in the first place.<p>For those worried about the singularity -- that time when computers or robots become smarter than us and start reproducing themselves -- …

Robotics