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This new 'holographic video' tech paves the way for a real-life Holodeck

Graphics startup Otoy released a new 360-degree holographic capture system that has the potential to drastically change how the media industry uses video.<p>Otoy’s new system allows you to capture the parameters of a setting (people, objects, scenes) with a mobile device’s camera. It then sends that …

CyberLightning Raises $4.2M To Bring 3D Interface To Industrial ‘Internet Of Things’ Monitoring

When you think about the Internet of Things (IoT) you likely think of consumer hardware products like smart thermostats, Wi-Fi lightbulbs or quantified self gadgets, such as various fitness trackers and other gizmos. CyberLightning, however, is an IoT startup of a different kind. It offers a …

How to Make Battery Power More Powerful

The lithium-ion batteries powering our lives are in need of a major innovation—or a full-on replacement. But decades of research have produced few viable solutions. Until now.<p><b>At first Amy Prieto didn't know what she was</b> looking at. The video on the laptop screen showed a pair of hands attaching a …

Google's Company That Wants To Cure Death Now Has Its Own Website

Calico, the company Google launched in September to try to cure death by tackling aging and illness, now has an official website (hat-tip to SFGate, where we first saw the news).<p>When Google CEO Larry Page first announced the new lab, he didn't give much of a roadmap for how Calico would work on …

If body piercings could harvest human energy...

What if you could wear a smartwatch powered by the kinetic energy of your movements, or LED jewels that glow on contact with the warmth of your skin? It's not that far-fetched -- after all, we already have kinetic analog watches, and a high school girl invented a thermoelectric torch last …

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IBM's new supercomputing chip mimics the human brain with very little power

A lot has changed in the three years since IBM first unveiled a prototype of its human brain-inspired SyNAPSE (Systems of Neuromorphic Adaptive Plastic Scalable Electronics) chip. That single-core prototype has now been significantly scaled up, leading to a new, production-ready SyNAPSE chip that …