James Foster

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Meet Looking Glass: The 2-D Tech That Could Crush 3-D Printing

It looks like a miniature shark is sitting in that clear cube. But it’s all an illusion–an illusion that could have a big future.<p>If you think 3-D printing will change the world, you probably imagine yourself printing objects that work, like organs and furniture. But today’s desktop printers are …

Type Your Own Animated Movie With This Crazy Software

Inside this playful screenwriting software may hide the future of filmmaking: You simply write what you want to see, and that vision plays on screen.<p>Here’s how Hollywood works today: Somebody writes a script. And especially if it’s an animated feature–a piece that will take hundreds of Pixar …

Animation

A Chinese province is trying to solve its labor problems with robots

What do you do if you’re faced with increasing labor costs and a shortage of workers? If you’re one Chinese province, you invest in workers that never demand raises and are willing to work around the clock.<p>Over the next five years, authorities in the eastern province of Zhejiang, a manufacturing …

China

PowerUp 3.0 Is A Bluetooth Module That Turns A Paper Plane Into A Lean, Mean App-Controlled Flying Machine

There’s something intrinsically appealing about a choreographed blend of low and high tech. To wit, meet PowerUp 3.0: a Bluetooth 4.0 device that turns a bog-standard paper airplane into, well, a smartphone-controlled lean, mean flying machine. Or so its makers claim. And if those claims stack up …

Wave fingers, make faces: The future of computing at Intel

"Once you give computers the ability to assess depth, a lot of wonderful things can happen." <br />--Intel's Anil Nanduri

Consumer drones are coming, and they will change everything

I recently spent a week flying the DJI Phantom 2 Vision quadcopter. It’s a 2.5 pound drone with an attached camera and easy flight controls, and I …

UPS researching delivery drones that could compete with Amazon's Prime Air

Flying parcel-carriers are the next logical frontier for delivery companies<p>Amazon made headlines Sunday night when it announced it was working on small drones that could someday deliver customers packages in half an hour or less. But the e-commerce giant isn’t the only company researching how to …

Japanese firm plans 250 mile-wide solar panel belt around Moon

A Japanese firm announces its innovative solution to the nation's energy problems - a 250 mile-wide belt of solar panels on the moon<p>A Japanese construction firm is proposing to solve the well-documented energy problems facing Japan - and ultimately the entire planet - by turning the moon into a …

Video: With this app, your phone becomes a highly detailed 3-D scanner

I’ve seen a number of 3-D scanning applications for smartphones in the past; the latest one from researchers at ETH Zurich is the most impressive …

The Simplest Drone Of All Time?

A postdoc at NYU creates a robot with the aerodynamics to fly without a brain.<p>Following 100 years of flight, drones are making us question everything we know about aircraft. Sure, most military drones still resemble pretty typical planes, but we’re also seeing all sorts of alternative approaches to …

Drones

What The Heck Will Google Do With These Scary Military Robots?

Let’s see, we have a company that already knows everything about us, has possibly the world’s largest computer network, has recently built one of the biggest artificial-intelligence teams in the world–a company so powerful that it feels the need to soften its dominance with the informal motto, …

Japanese robot crushes competition in robot olympics

If you are ever trapped in a collapsed building, SCHAFT is the robot you’ll want by your side. The a bipedal robot, built by a Japanese team, just …

10 Movies You Didn’t Know Were Based on Comic Books

1<p>Before 'R.I.P.D.' was a major motion picture starring the likes of Ryan Reynolds and Jeff Bridges, it was an on-and-off-again comic series created …

Griefing The Xbox One And The New Kinect

The fateful day of the Xbox One and the new Kinect is upon us, and rather than spend the day playing new video games, Dan Ryckert and myself decided …

User Gets Physical With Broken Xbox One And It Starts Working

by Soulflare3 Tuesday, November 26, 2013 at 08:26 AM<p>"I don’t know what’s more surprising, that this didn’t utterly destroy the console or that it …

Here’s Where Publishers Stand On YouTube Monetization And Copyright Right Now

Following this week’s YouTube copyright catastrophe, we reached out to a number of publishers to find out where they stand on the matter. We were …

Firefly Online coming to mobile

<b>A new social RPG based on Joss Whedon's Firefly is headed for iOS and Android in 2014.</b><p><i>Firefly</i>'s untimely cancellation is something that fans of Joss …

The Next Mass Effect Game Is Playable Right Now

by Jon Gregory Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at 04:32 PM<p>I just lost my mind. Haven't been this excited for something in a long time.<p>by Nack Wednesday, …