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AI rips objects from video and reimagines them in 3D AR

There’s an AI capable of teleporting John Travolta and Uma Thurman into your living room and forcing them to dance for you. The machine takes a 2D image, like the dance scene from Pulp Fiction, and reimagines it in augmented reality as a 3D object.<p>The tool is called Volume and it’s being developed …

Augmented Reality

A tiny version of Hell on Earth exists in Cleveland, Ohio

Inside a windowless concrete room in Cleveland, Ohio, scientists have built a tiny version of Hell on Earth.<p>Called the Glenn Extreme Environments Rig (GEER), the 14-ton steel chamber can faithfully recreate the toxic, choking, and scorching-hot conditions on the surface of Venus — a once-habitable …

Astronomy

Battle for Mosul begins with gunfire and car bombs

<b>Near Mosul, Iraq (CNN) —</b> Two years ago, Iraqi soldiers in Mosul threw down their weapons and fled the city in terror as armed militants overran the streets under the banner of the emerging threat of ISIS.<p>On Monday, invigorated Iraqi forces and their allies started back down the road to Mosul to try …

Islam

The game that makes drone warfare personal

<i>Killbox</i> is a game that creates humans out of brightly colored 3D shapes, only to slaughter them in the most dehumanizing way: a drone strike. And not just any drone strike -- the game is based on the first real-life UAV mission ever carried out in an unofficial warzone.<p><i>Killbox</i> has a heavy-handed …

20 reasons why Reinhold Messner is the world's greatest living man

To mark World Mountain Day, we're paying homage to (probably) the coolest person on Earth right now. Here's why we love him:<p>1. He was the first man to climb every mountain over 8,000 metres<p>There are 14 peaks on Earth with summits in the “death zone”, above 8,000 metres (26,000 feet). Just over 30 …

Mountaineering

With Superbook, Your Android Phone Is Finally Your Laptop

We carry computers in our pockets. Tiny little computers that we occasionally hold up to our ears to hear other people. Mostly we use them as portable gaming, non-verbal communication and entertainment devices. Often we wax poetic that our phones could be our only computer, if only there was a way …

Five in-home robots that could change your life

Whether you want help with cooking, cleaning or even dating, there’s a droid for the job. Here are a handful of home assistants who would love to serve you<p>In-home robots to help with everything from cooking and cleaning to childcare and companionship have been the stuff of sci-fi for decades. But, …

Amputee Gamer Gets Bionic Arm That Has Its Own Drone

When biological scientist James Young was pulled under a train in London in 2012, he feared the worst. His left foot was severed, and his left arm …

Metal Gear

eBay's 'world first' VR department store lets you eye before you buy

We believe the next channel for retail will be virtual.<p>Steve Brennen, eBay

Play Oculus And HTC Vive VR Games Using Cardboard And VRidge (video)

If you haven’t quite got the budget to purchase one of the new Oculus Rift or HTC Vive virtual reality headsets, you may be interested in a new …

VR headsets can be used to help cure paranoia, study shows

With VR headsets like the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive just now hitting store shelves, we're quickly learning the potential of virtual reality.<p>But it's not just consumers who are seeing what the nascent platform can do, but academics as well. A study from Oxford University has found that VR can be used …

Virtual Reality

This teen made $100,000 in bitcoin and now he's crowdfunding a VR headset

His grandma gave him $1,000 when he was 13 years old, and he invested it in bitcoin. A year and a half later, he cashed out, netting $100,000. At 15, …

Sony wants to patent a contact lens camera with image stabilization and autofocus

It's only an application though, and for tech that doesn't yet exist<p>Mother. Flipping. Smart. Contact lenses. Every time I see a patent for these, I get slightly less freaked outby the idea of putting electronics in my eye, and slightly more excited for my soon-to-be laser vision. The latest company …

A 10 day program to create your first Android app

Building your first Android app doesn’t have to be hard. If you aren’t overly ambitious, then you can break the process down into some simple steps and avoid overwhelming yourself in one go. The trick is to make your first app relatively simple and to focus on creating <i>something</i>. Don’t try and …

This One-Eyed Robot Is Your Own Personal Minion, And It Makes Video Calls

There’s a lot of “soon to come” news in the family robot market. Most of these robots are either still in their crowdsourced project phase or on the precipice of hitting the market, like the long-anticipated Jibo family robot which has been in the works since 2o12 and expected on the market in late …