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In Google's Vision Of The Future, Computing Is Immersive

Google offered a glimpse of how it sees the future at its annual developer's conference this week. And it involves a lot of blending between the virtual and the real worlds using augmented and virtual reality. Google is calling that blend immersive computing.<p>Clay Bavor, who heads up Google's AR and …

Elon Musk's $1 billion AI startup has developed a system that trains robots in VR

OpenAI, the artificial intelligence research company set up by Elon Musk, has come up with a new method for teaching robots — giving them a demo in virtual reality.<p>The non-profit, which is funded to the tune of $1 billion, trained a self-learning algorithm to complete a task after a human …

Artificial Intelligence

The End of Forgetting

Technology delivers nostalgia on demand.<p>When Uncle Joshua, a character in Peter De Vries’s 1959 novel, <i>The Tents of Wickedness</i>, says that nostalgia “ain’t what it used to be,” the line is played for humor: To those stuck in the past, nothing—not even memory itself—survives the test of time. And yet …

Virtual Reality

Still Not Sold On VR? Here's What You're Missing

<b>There Is Already Plenty Of Great VR Content…</b> <br>It’s become conventional wisdom to assert that VR is still a nascent technology, with creators still figuring out how to best wield this new medium. While this is true to a degree, it obscures the fact that there are already plenty of fantastic—perhaps …

Farpoint review – PlayStation VR Aim Controller shoots for the moon

Sony’s biggest budget VR game this year comes bundled with its own gun controller, but does it justify the £70 investment?<p>If we were Sony, trying to …

This awesome YouTube video explains computer vision in under 10 minutes

Although computer vision powers a slew of old and new technologies – from simple barcode scanners to cutting-edge facial recognition systems – few people seem to know exactly what it is. But thanks to this awesome YouTube video, you can learn almost everything you need to know about in under 10 …

Mysterious Gold Toilets Are Popping Up So People Can 'Take A Trump'

They're pooping up all over.<p>Since Donald Trump’s approval rating is really in the toilet ― a lowly 42.4 percent ― maybe it’s not a surprise that he’s the subject of a potty-themed protest.<p>A series of gold toilets with the words, “Take A Trump,” started popping up in cities all over the U.S. on the …

Donald Trump

50 Best ‘Star Wars’ Characters of All Time

50<p>Oola<p>Respect Oola, one of the very rare roles for a woman of color in the original trilogy. Rejecting Jabba's disgusting advances, her expressions …

Star Wars

Google turns Raspberry Pi into a dirt cheap Home competitor

If you've ever wanted to have a conversation with your own tiny home-made computer, then your prayers have just been answered. Raspberry Pi has teamed up with Google, bringing voice integration to the Pi with a clever combination of hardware and software. Packed with the same tech that powers …

Raspberry Pi

This HTC Vive add-on could cut the entry price for virtual reality

HTC Vive’s next hardware may not be the new headset you’re hoping for. Rather, it might be a $220 pair of lenses that, besides reducing the …

Video game releases that we're psyched about in May 2017

Is 2017 ready to give us a quiet month for video game releases?<p>Not bloody likely. The year has already served up hits like <i>Resident Evil VII</i> and</i> …

PlayStation VR gets weird in The Manbody

Elliot Dodd’s new film blends consumerism and virtual reality with Socratic dialogues<p>I previously spoke to artist Elliot Dodd when he was making a …

Inside an Intergalactic Video Game, a Search for Real Alien Worlds - MIT Technology Review

This June the University of Geneva will launch the largest citizen science project yet conceived, enlisting hundreds of thousands of video gamers in …

Planets

Corcoran senior develops virtual reality game for children with autism

On the first day of elementary school, students arrive clutching their backpacks and shaking with nerves. They are then often asked to write their …

The Wrap – April 15, 2017

Educational VR arrives on a gaming console, a new security camera, a way to understand your children’s art, and an update on the state of Aussie …

The Hologram You Can Live In

You’re in the market for a new pair of shoes, and you have three options: Try on a pair in the store, order a pair online (only to potentially send …

Machine learning algorithms surpass doctors at predicting heart attacks

Doctors are not clairvoyant, but it looks like technology is getting awfully close. Thanks to a team of researchers at the University of Nottingham …