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Here's the best look yet at what Google-backed Magic Leap is building

After months of teasing, the mysterious Google-backed Magic Leap has finally released some undoctored footage of its "augmented reality" platform, which projects holograms into your field of vision. This footage was actually filmed through the glasses, with no special effects added, the company …

Augmented Reality

Magic Leap Shows A Glimpse Of Its Augmented Reality Tech

The buzzy startup showed two brief clips of massless "objects" overlaid on the real world.<p>Magic Leap, the augmented reality startup that is backed by Google, has mostly kept quiet about its technology that lets people see fantasy creatures and other massless objects overlaid on reality.<p>But …

IBM has a secret weapon in the cloud wars with Amazon

Just this week, the 104-year-old company announced a miss on its quarterly earnings— the fourteenth quarter in a row that IBM posted lower revenues than a year ago. Wall Street analysts remain wary, and IBM stock is getting pounded.<p>But IBM insists there's a bright spot: Its cloud computing …

Computer Science

21 pictures of New York City in the early 1900s

But one thing that hasn't changed is its residents' desire to photograph it.<p>A vast trove of photos in The Library of Congress gives us the opportunity to look back at New York just before it was entering the 20th century.<p>These images give us an idea of what life was like in the early 1900s — how …

Library of Congress

World’s most funded AI company, Sentient Technologies, launches online shopping product

Chief executive Antoine Blondeau, who invented the tech behind Siri, says humans can be replaced in finance, healthcare and retail<p>Sentient AI, the world’s most-funded artificial intelligence company, wants to solve the world’s most complex problems, including financial trading, pancreatic cancer …

Facebook Messenger: inside Zuckerberg's app for everything

Beneath a yawning seven-metre-high Frank Gehry ceiling -- its outer shell covered by a 3.5-hectare Mark Zuckerberg-devised giant rooftop park; its …

Chatbots

Facebook Explains How Its New 360-Degree Video Works

Oculus fans, take note!<p>Facebook and its virtual reality subsidiary Oculus are betting on the new 360-degree video format, which Facebook introduced into your News Feed last month.<p>Whether you're on desktop or mobile, if you're on Facebook and see one of these new 360-degree videos published by media …

Virtual Reality

A Printer For Hardware Designers

Voltera lets you print out circuit boards at home<p>Inventive makers can design amazing projects. To help them prototype their electronic creations—from the comfort of home—Voltera has created a desktop printer for circuit boards. Earlier this year, <i>Popular Science</i> featured Voltera's V-One printer as …

3D Printing

Real-Time Video Software Puts Someone Else's Facial Expressions On Your Face

Yes, it is extremely creepy<p>Researchers from the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, the Max Planck Institute for Informatics, and Stanford University have developed a new method for "real-time facial reenactment." This means that you can have one person making faces or mouthing words, and those …

Stanford University

Facebook Will Beam Internet From Satellites To Africa In 2016

Bringing Internet.org's mission to fruition<p>Until now, Facebook’s mission to beam internet connectivity to the world through its Internet.org philanthropic organization has been largely limited to piggy-backing on existing wireless networks on the ground. Sure, Facebook has tested Aquila, its …

Sub-Saharan Africa

This Smart Bike Light Sends An Emergency Text If You Crash—And Helps Cities Plan Better

Cyclists could become a network of sensors for road improvements.<p>If you’re sitting inside a coffee shop and a thief starts to fiddle with your bike on a rack outside, a new smart bike light will text you. If you’re riding down the road and a car hits you, the light will text a friend. And if you’re …

The lightest metal ever has been developed by Boeing - it's lighter than Styrofoam

Microlattice is the lightest metal ever to be invented - the structure is 99.99% air<p>Aerospace Boeing has invented the lightest metal ever, called microlattice. The product is 99.99 per cent air and will be used as a primary component in aerospace engineering - it'll be used to make space rockets.<p>By …

The Personal Assistant That Will Help Facebook Eat The Internet

Welcome to your new home! Allow me to get that for you.<p>In late March, Facebook gave the world a peek at its grand ambition: to use the Messenger platform to effectively <i>become</i> the internet. Yesterday evening, thanks to a test rollout of the company's virtual personal assistant program, M, some of us …

Amazon patents a pair of Augmented Reality glasses

It looks like Amazon may be jumping into the Google Glass game. The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office released an approved patent this week describing a pair of augmented reality glasses designed by the publishing/merchandise/practically-everything-else giant Amazon.<p>It’s possible that Amazon is …

Augmented Reality

10 Things to Know About Android 6.0 Marshmallow

10 Things to Know About Android 6.0 Marshmallow is a post by Cory Gunther from Gotta Be Mobile.On October 5th, Google started rolling out the Android …

How Tesla is ushering in the age of the learning car

While Tesla’s new hands-free driving is drawing a lot of interest this week, it’s the technology behind-the-scenes of the company’s newly-enabled …

Tesla