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How Drone Usage Will Revolutionize America's Infrastructure

Image source: Getty Images.<p>While commercial drones have been flying since the early 1980s, their importance to commerce is just starting to take off. According to a recent report(link opens PDF) by business consultancy PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), the potential commercial applications for drones …

How to get your drone license (and legally make money)

The FAA's new commercial drone rules look pretty daunting. We'll walk you through.<p>Aerial photography. Real estate tours. Drone burrito delivery.<p>Imagine the money you could make (and fun you could have!) if you flew for profit.<p>Sadly, drone businesses aren't legal in the United States unless the …

Drones

The reality of AR/VR survival

Tim Merel Contributor<p>Tim Merel is managing director of Digi-Capital.<p>More posts by this contributor:<p>Ubiquitous AR to dominate focused VR by 2022<br>• The new reality of mobile AR and computer vision venture capital<p>VR will be big, AR will be bigger (and take longer). But as in most early-stage tech …

Augmented Reality

Check out these amazing photos taken using aerial drone photography

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Augmented Reality

HTC Vive against a green screen shows what VR worlds really look like

It's hard to convey what's going on inside a VR headset. Even if you can put a smoothed-out 2D image on a second screen for the benefit of onlookers, they won't get the sense of immersion that comes from having head-tracked screens blasting images into your eyeballs. How can you show off what it …

Virtual Reality

12 Virtual Reality Stats That Will Blow You Away

Virtual reality has been touted as the "next big thing" over the past few decades, but the technology never seemed good enough to create seamless virtual worlds. But recent advancements in graphics, motion sensors, and mobility have finally paved the way for a new wave of VR headsets -- tethered to …

Here’s how government will work on Mars, according to Elon Musk

Direct democracy, anyone?<p>Do you dream of a world in which government doesn’t include people like Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton? So does Elon Musk.<p>The eccentric and wildly future-focused CEO of both SpaceX and Tesla has an ambitious plan to put humans on Mars beginning in 2025. That sounds great! …

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Bill Gates says these are the two books we should all read to understand AI

The tech world’s book-nerd-in-chief wants you to add two books to your list of summer science reads. To get up to speed on artificial intelligence, Microsoft cofounder and philanthropist Bill Gates recommends Nick Bostrom’s <i>Superintelligence</i> and Pedro Domingos’s <i>The Master Algorithm</i>.<p>Gates never …

Machine Learning

What happens when AI starts designing AI?

Why do we even want computers writing bodice-rippers? Won’t it help the headless robot cheetah slip its leash?<p>The Google Brain AI project seriously …

Google Will Dominate Virtual Reality With Android Phones

Google introduced an early version of Google Cardboard about 2 years ago. This basic virtual reality viewer has been present while the VR realm has …

Steve Wozniak and Palmer Luckey: Virtual Reality, Yes. Augmented Reality, Not Yet.

"Some of us just like to be early adopters and play with what the future could be."<p>Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak and Oculus co-founder Palmer Luckey <i>looooovvvve</i> virtual reality, they told <b>Re/code</b> Executive Editor Kara Swisher today at Silicon Valley Comic Con — but it’s going to stay in the home and …

Virtual Reality

This writing app will delete your work if you stop typing

Starting to write, whether it’s a novel or a blog post, can be daunting even for experienced authors. The fear of penning thoughts that don’t immediately make sense or stringing together all-but-unreadable sentences, and thus concluding that you’re a failure, is real.<p>That’s where The Most Dangerous …

Oculus teases VR card battler similar to Yu-Gi-Oh: ‘Get ready for something even better’

Humans have played cards since the 9th century Imperial China, and we might keep doing it even when we upload our brains into virtual reality.<p>Oculus VR, the Facebook subsidiary working on the Rift virtual reality head-mounted display, is teasing a new card battler. In a message on Twitter, Oculus …