James Bodsworth

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Google is one step closer to bringing ARCore to 100 million phones

Ahead of the Mobile World Congress expo in Barcelona that will take place next week, Variety reports that Google plans to make a splash with its ARCore framework for augmented reality at the event.<p>First up, ARCore (which was announced back in August 2017) has now hit version 1.0, which means it’s …

Augmented Reality

RCS business messaging launching for first stores, Android users in the U.S.

From Android Messages hinting at a push to Hiroshi Lockheimer noting it for MWC, Google is working to replace SMS with Rich Communication Services. The latest development sees the first stores and end users in the U.S. able to take advantage of business messaging features.<p>RCS business messaging …

Mobile

Scientists invent ‘super wood’ that could replace steel

Scientists have devised a way to make wood up to 12 times stronger in a bid to replace steel with a cheaper, lighter and more renewable …

Engineering

Sleep deprivation seems to have opposite effects in healthy and depressed people

The first sign that something is happening is Angelina’s hands. As she chats to the nurse in Italian, she begins to gesticulate, jabbing, moulding, and circling the air with her fingers. As the minutes pass and Angelina becomes increasingly animated, I notice a musicality to her voice that I’m sure …

Sleep

We Can Now Harvest Electricity From Earth's Heat Using Quantum Tunnelling

Wow.<p>Researchers have come up with a way we could harvest energy from Earth by turning excess infrared radiation and waste heat into electricity we …

Quantum Mechanics

Facebook’s body-swapping AI has Hollywood written all over it

If you thought DeepFakes, the AI that swaps celebrity faces into any video (like porn), was scary wait until you see what Facebook’s DensePose can do.<p>Facebook’s AI research (FAIR) division last week revealed the details of a neural network that maps 2D images to humans in videos. Basically the team …

Meryl Streep

Here's how much your personal information is selling for on the dark web

Not everything on the dark web is illegal, but it is a huge marketplace for stolen data and personal information. After a data breach or hacking incident, personal information is often bought and sold on the dark web by identity thieves looking to make money off your good name-and any numbers or …

Identity Theft

Imverse’s groundbreaking mixed reality renders you inside VR

What if you could look down and see your actual arms and legs inside VR, or look at other real-world people or objects as if you weren’t wearing a headset?<p>The team at Imverse spent five years building this incredible technology at EPFL, the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology of Lausanne. “We …

Virtual Reality

10 Powerful Ways to Master Self-Discipline

Like everything else that brings progress, the greatest struggle is always with ourselves.<p>Author of A Paperboy's Fable: The 11 Principles of Success<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>It may be hard to believe when you’re facing a hot-fudge sundae or the prospect of …

Self Control

Having This 1 Person On Your Team Improves Results Immediately, According to Sports Psychologists

When times get tough, every team needs someone that can hold everything together.<p>No one wants to be the glue guy. Yet every team needs one.<p>Do you have a "glue guy(gal)" on your team? Do you know what they are? Or, more important, what they do?<p>As a senior in high school on the basketball team, I …

Cyberdyne's Medical Exoskeleton Strides to FDA Approval

Users in the United States can now take advantage of this friendly exoskeleton to help them with physical rehabilitation Photo: Prof. …

Robotics

Zero-sum games are turning AIs into powerful creative tools

In 2018, a new kind of AI will show off its ability to produce artworks that can not only imitate old masters but which can take off in startling new …

Artificial Intelligence

Why The Internet Of Medical Things (IoMT) Will Start To Transform Healthcare In 2018

Even though the healthcare industry has been slower to adopt Internet of Things technologies than other industries, the Internet of Medical Things (IoMT) is poised to transform how we keep people safe and healthy especially as the demand for solutions to lower healthcare costs increase in the …

Digital Health

Speedy DNA nanorobot could lead to molecular factories

DNA-based robots promise all kinds of microscopic machinery, but there's a major obstacle: they're slow. Existing designs that use biochemical processes for movement can take <i>hours</i> to shuffle molecules around, which makes them utterly impractical for anything time sensitive. That might not a hurdle …

Tractor beam breakthrough could lead to levitating humans

Yes, really. Sci-fi technology that can float objects in mid-air like magic could become reality.<p>Tractor beams have made the jump from science fiction to reality in recent years, but only for levitating very small objects. A new breakthrough could lead to futuristic, far out new uses for the …

Volumetric photogrammetry — big words, bigger impact on VR

Virtual reality: By this point, most people have at least a rudimentary understanding of what the term means. Once enjoyed and developed for niche techie and gaming audiences, brands have quickly realized VR’s limitless potential, and, as a result, every interest group from interior design to …

Physicists Say They've Created a Device That Generates 'Negative Mass'

Say what?<p>Physicists have created what they say is the first device that's capable of generating particles that behave as if they have negative …

Quantum Mechanics

All Your Memories Are Stored by One Weird, Ancient Molecule

We actually borrowed our ability to form memories from viruses.<p>By on<p>Filed Under Biology, Evolution & History<p>The revolution will not be televised. …

The Bank Of England Is Planning A Bitcoin-Style Virtual Currency – But Could It Really Replace Cash?

Governments are extremely worried about cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin. These virtual currencies mean you can make payments without involving the …

This Incredible Virus Attacks Brain Cancer And Actually Boosts Our Immune System

The first therapeutic virus to pass the blood-brain barrier.<p>A study attempting to show that viruses could be delivered to brain tumours has delivered …

Cancer

How Ripple Works and Why It's Surging

XRP is the latest cryptocurrency to surge in value. Here's why.<p>By on<p>The revolution will not be televised. It'll be sent to your inbox by us.<p>Ripple is …

Samsung's vision for the future of retail is a store that doesn't try to sell you anything — take a look inside

Samsung 837 has been called a store that doesn't sell anything, but that's not quite true.<p>It's true that the New York City store's employees won't push guests to buy any Samsung products, and the space has only a small amount of inventory on site, but the store is selling something else: the idea …

eCommerce

Artificial Intelligence's "Holy Grail" Victory

The ancient board game of Go highlights AI's incredible future.<p>In 1943, at the height of World War II, the U.S. military hired an audacious …

10 Ways Artificial Intelligence Can Automate Your Business Today

Artificial Intelligence may be the future of business, and using these tools, you can get a jump-start on the competition.<p>Every day, we hear more and more about Artificial Intelligence (AI). Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg have been publicly "feuding" about the potential dangers of AI, which can …

We Need to Talk About Magic Leap's Freaking Goggles

Magic Leap finally did it. After $2 billion in funding and a few years of leaks, teases, and hints, Magic Leap finally has an actual product that …

Magic Leap invited Pitchfork to its studio, and the results are maddening

Last week, Magic Leap CEO Rony Abovitz cryptically promised “fun and cool stuff” from the secretive augmented reality startup. Today, we learned what that is: an interactive music experience co-designed by the band Sigur Rós, which Magic Leap invited <i>Pitchfork</i> reporter Marc Hogan to try. Hogan’s …

Groundbreaking New CRISPR Technique Reverses Genetic Disease Symptoms in Mice

All without cutting the DNA!<p>CRISPR-Cas9 technology allows scientists to insert or remove genes by making a cut in a DNA molecule; an ability that has …

Facebook just made VR better -- by adding Microsoft Windows

With a new beta, you can do practically anything you'd do with your PC in an Oculus Rift headset.<p>Being transported to a virtual world can be fantastic -- until you realize what you've left behind. No email, no instant messages from friends or family, no TV in the background, no streaming tunes, no …

Artificial organs: We're entering an era where transplants are obsolete

No More Heart Transplants<p>Around the world, lists of patients in need of an organ transplant are often longer than the lists of those willing (and …

Cybersecurity is becoming far more important as hackers cost the world economy around $450 billion a year

With recent high profile hacks of companies such as Uber, Equifax, and HBO, it's safe to say that cybersecurity is already top of mind for many of the world's biggest companies.<p>However, as billions of more devices get connected to the internet every year - including many that are not properly …

Cybersecurity