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RIP Matt Damon, who Terry Gilliam says has been ‘beaten to death’ by internet mobs

In memoriam<p>Decent human being Matt Damon, 47, has supposedly perished in an untimely death brought about by mobs of angry #MeToo supporters, according to director Terry Gilliam. In an interview with <i>AFP</i><i>,</i> Gilliam boldly shines a spotlight on the horrifying plight of the powerful and popular actor. “I …

Alarmed by Admiral's data grab? Wait until insurers can see the contents of your fridge

The company is to use Facebook data to calculate customer premiums. But even more invasive ways to monetise lives are coming with the Internet of Things<p>Anybody who has been overcharged by an insurance company, denied a claim or given the runaround by an insurer’s customer disservice should shudder …

How the A.R. Dog Throat-Ripped the Robot Butler

The future of the household interface isn't a bot, it's a hologram that's happy to see you.<p>The first earnest attempts to create the sort of robotic …

These robot spiders offer a glimpse into the future of 'swarm construction'

Spiders are creatures capable of producing feelings of both fear and wonder. Presumably, the distinction is how far away from your house they remain. Of course, after seeing these spiders, or ‘spiderbots’ to be exact, that could soon change.<p>The Mobile Robotic Fabrication System for Filament …

The Freaky Artificial Muscles on this Human Skeleton Are the Future of Robotics

Using pneumatic pistons and servos to power robots makes them fast and strong, but also bulky and extremely heavy. No one is going to mistake ATLAS …

Robotics

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This Augmented Reality Future Looks Like a Living Hell

It’s fun for the occasional tech demo, but now we know the real reason that Google Glass, and other augmented reality solutions, have failed to catch …

Neuroscience discovers 5 things that will make you happy

So what's going to make you happy? Let's get more specific: What's going to make your <i>brain</i> happy? And let's focus on things that are simple and easy …

The ultimate guide to 3D technologies

We’ve been hearing about how 3D and “holograms” will become an integral part of lives for a long time.<p>It infuses our pop culture, and from Panasonic’s first commercialized first 3D TV system in 2010 to our present day fascination with VR/AR, it has become more and more of a focus for both our …

This is what Microsoft HoloLens is really like

Still, the HoloLens didn’t look... totally bizarre? Maybe that’s because it’s now natural to compare it to the Oculus Rift, which strips you of your humanity by enveloping the entirety of your eye sockets, a giant box where your face should be. Or maybe we really are nerds already inured to idea of …

Are Two Guys From Vancouver Building The VR World's Next Microsoft?

Perhaps the reason Geordi Laforge never took his trademark glasses off was because he was busy binge watching every season of <i>House of Cards</i>.<p>Don't look now kiddies, but the days of everyone sitting around your new 4K, Ultra HD, 52" hyper-pixelated flatscreen, and watching the same show together, are …

Virtual Reality

Oculus Has Plans For Augmented Reality

While their first consumer “Rift” virtual reality (VR) headsets are now shipping, at the recent San Jose Comic Con, there were hints the company has plans beyond VR. Oculus (owned by Facebook) founder and CEO Palmer Luckey hinted that the company will eventually include augmented reality (AR). Mr. …

Augmented Reality

Microsoft HoloLens: The future starts here

It's easy to dismiss HoloLens as a gimmick, a bulky device with poor battery life, or worse. But doing so is short-sighted, and ignores the massive …

Why 2016 Is The Year Of The Hybrid Job

More companies are requiring a mix of technology and people skills–get prepared for the hybrid job.<p>In an age of big data, having tech skills is important, but the pendulum might be starting to swing the other way. More companies are requiring a mix of technology and people skills, and 2016 is being …

4 Ways Virtual and Augmented Reality Will Revolutionize the Way We Practice Architecture

It’s time for the profession to prepare. New software and hardware platforms are emerging that allow <i>immersive environment representation</i>—aka virtual …

Our tech future: the rich own the robots while the poor have 'job mortgages'

Artificial intelligence expert Jerry Kaplan says those whose jobs involve ‘a narrow set of duties’ are most likely to see their work replaced by automation<p>Ever since the first vision of a robot appeared on the horizon of mankind, humans have feared that automation will replace the workforce in our …

Artificial Intelligence

Eye on the IoT: An Intro to the Internet of Things

The Internet of Things (IoT) is made up of the everyday objects and devices we use, with a key difference: everything is computerized, with network …

Internet of Things

Intel is reportedly working on a new augmented reality headset

Intel is reportedly jumping into the world of augmented reality with a new headset. The company is using its RealSense 3D camera technology in the AR …

Intel reportedly planning augmented reality headset with RealSense 3D

Intel is planning to build a prototype before the AR craze begins.<p>Intel is working on an augmented-reality headset that will use its RealSense 3D …

Microsoft HoloLens Launches March 30 for $3,000

Microsoft remains mum on when a consumer edition of its HoloLens augmented reality headset will be released, but it’s at least preparing for that …

These Are the 4 Skills You Need to Master to Be Happy

According to the latest science, you can learn to be happy, just like you can learn to play an instrument.<p>We generally think of happiness as either a matter of chance or circumstance. Some people are born with happy brains--they just naturally seem to see everything in a cheerful light. Others are …

The ideal time to buy plane tickets for your next trip

There's a lot of conflicting information about the best times to buy plane tickets, since airline prices can fluctuate for no obvious reasons, but …

Futurist Ray Kurzweil: Here's the one scientific fact that blows my mind

The world's leading futurist Ray Kurzweil isn't shocked by much. Except for this one thing.<p>Kurzweil — one of the world's leading minds on artificial …

We Need To Change The Way We Think About Technology

Our failure to adapt to the future is less likely to be due to a lack of intelligence than a lack of imagination. Related posts: 5 Trends That Will …

Trends

The US government is playing with fire in its fight with Apple

The fight between Apple and the FBI over iPhone security has turned nasty and dangerous. Especially for the US government’s credibility.<p>Power corrupts. Absolute power corrupts absolutely.<p>In an April 5th, 1887 letter to archbishop Mandell Creighton, Lord Acton coined words that were to be widely …

Privacy

What’s Next in Computing?

The computing industry progresses in two mostly independent cycles: financial and product cycles. There has been a lot of handwringing lately about …

How a 23-year-old beat United Airlines

He was a whiz kid up against a $21 billion company.<p>Aktarer Zaman, now 23, didn't back down when United Airlines (UAL) and Orbitz sued him a little over a year ago for opening a website called Skiplagged.com to help travelers find cheap plane tickets.<p>Zaman says his site is now flying high and he's …

Flying

Plans for underwater 'oceanscraper' revealed - CNN Style

Written by Tom Jenkins, CNN<p>Sebastian the Jamaican red crab may have preached the virtues of living "Under the Sea" in Disney's "The Little Mermaid," but so far humans have failed to come round to the crustacean's way of thinking.<p>Indeed, the future of human habitation, whether through choice or …

Watch Clips from an Audio-Reactive Generative Visual Set

Berlin-based motion graphics and fashion designer Margo Kudrina recently created darkly psychedelic generative visuals for the electronic act Nativizm.<p>When it comes to generative art or real-time visuals, there's an intriguing collaborative harmony between humans and machines. One sets the …