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Star Wars in augmented reality lets you fight the First Order in real life

In recent months, much of the hype around virtual reality experiences has nearly drowned out some of the developments in augmented reality (AR), but …

PXFmini, an open autopilot shield for the Raspberry Pi Zero

The U.S. Navy Wants To Fly Big Drones From Small Ships

The TERN unmanned aerial vehicle looks like a flying…well, it's complicated.<p>DARPA has chosen Northrop Grumman to build for the Pentagon a long-range drone that can fly from smaller U.S. Navy ships. The drone, known as TERN, resembles experimental tail-sitting aircraft from the 1950s.<p>TERN stands for …

Military

Swift on Raspberry Pi

When Apple first announced that Swift was going to be open sourced at WWDC last summer, one of my first hopes was that I could use it to write …

Raspberry Pi

Make your Raspberry Pi into the Ultimate IoT Hub

How to Use MQTT & Raspberry Pi to Make the Ultimate IoT hub<p>April 13, 2015 in recipes<p>A Raspberry Pi makes a really great central hub for small IoT …

Build Your Internet Controlled Video-Streaming Robot With Arduino and Raspberry Pi

Introduction: Build Your Internet Controlled Video-Streaming Robot With Arduino and Raspberry Pi<p><b><The Instructable and the code are ready. Enjoy!</b> …

New Bitcoin wallet by Blocktrail offers an interesting tech development

Update: Blocktrail would like to offer a special promo code for the 99Bitcoins readers (100 promo codes in stock). If you download the wallet app on …

Hasbro's remote-controlled BB-8 is bursting with charm, even when it fails

I feel terrible for R2-D2. The most beloved droid in all of the world has been ousted by BB-8, an even cuter and more adorable droid, in <i>Star Wars</i> …

I talked with a real life cyborg, and now I'm convinced 'cyborgism' is the future

He said he wants to pick up silverware just by touching it.<p>At first, I thought the statement was pure fantasy — the kind of harebrained idea this particular friend has become known for in our circle.<p>Then I talked to Neil Harbisson, and the idea suddenly seemed less crazy.<p>Harbisson is a 32-year-old …

Blockchain technology behind Bitcoin could be a game-changer, proponents say

Even now, six years after its debut, some people are uncertain about bitcoin. Many consumers still seem to prefer paying for things with …

Google just invested $32 million in Oscar, a billion-dollar startup that wants to shake up healthcare

The new funding values Oscar, which had in April raised $145 million at a $1.5 billion valuation, at $1.75 billion.<p>Oscar was founded a few years ago but launched publicly in July 2013.<p>Oscar lets users talk to doctors on the phone for free, and it was the first insurance company to give fitness …

Wall Street

Bitcoin Blockchain Technology In Financial Services: How The Disruption Will Play Out

Both the financial services and Bitcoin communities perked up last week when Citi, Nasdaq, Visa and other large financial institutions invested in Chain.com, a Bitcoin blockchain services provider.<p>In a year marked by announcements of financial incumbents’ interest in the technology underlying the …

Financial Services

DARPA helicopter with insect legs preps for full-on robotic invasion

But actually for landing in choppy seas and on uneven terrain<p>The Defense Advanced Research Institute now has a solution for landing in choppy seas and uneven terrain: adaptive robotic landing gear, shaped like giant steel grasshopper legs. The system employs sensors to figure out the best angle to …

Robotics

'Blade Runner 2' answers the biggest mystery in sci-fi

With Harrison Ford confirmed to be returning for <i>Blade Runner 2</i>, the big question is the nature of his role. Ridley Scott's original film left an …

Qualcomm introduces the Snapdragon Flight, a brain for smarter, more powerful drones

Qualcomm wants to be for drones what it’s been for smartphones. The company behind the ubiquitous Snapdragon system on a chip (SoC) for phones …

Sense Hat Lights up Pi

One of our chief complaints about the Raspberry Pi is it doesn’t have a lot of I/O. There are plenty of add ons, of course to expand the I/O …

Raspberry Pi

Awesome tech you can’t buy yet: Spider drones, coffeemakers and camera stabilizers

<i>At any given moment there are approximately a zillion different crowdfunding campaigns happening on the Web. Take a stroll through Kickstarter or</i> …

How To: Wi-Fi Enable Your Raspberry Pi via GUI

You’ll be Wi-Fi enabling your Raspberry Pi 2 which allows you to use the internet without an Ethernet cable. The easiest way to configure your Raspberry Pi for Wi-Fi is through Raspberry Pi’s graphical user interface.<p>Step #1: Plug In Your WiFi Adapter<p>NextPrev<p>Plug in your WiFi adapter into the …

DASH – The First Decentralized Autonomous Organization?

DASH has released a decentralized voting and fund allocation mechanism that could bypass the internal tensions of Bitcoin and its dramatic block size …

A Raspberry Pi dashcam with two cameras and a GPS

This is a guide on how to build a dashcam using the Raspberry Pi computer.<p>For my current built-in setup I am using a Raspberry Pi 2B, a Pi camera …

Raspberry Pi Powered Arcade Game Barrel Table (video)

Matt Shaw has created an awesome Raspberry Pi powered games machine that has been constructed using an old wine barrel together with the awesome …

BlockTrail Launches Multi-Platform Bitcoin Wallet With No Access To Your Coins

Does the Bitcoin community need another wallet? Amsterdam-based BlockTrail reckons there’s space for another player, despite some sizable and well-funded wallet entities already — such as Blockchain.info and Coinbase, to name two. The former has raised around $30 million to date, according to …

Bitcoin

Ras Labs Is Testing Futuristic Muscle Material That Could Make Robots Feel More Human

Synthetics startup Ras Labs is working with the International Space Station to test “smart materials” that contract like living tissue. These “electroactive” materials can expand, contract and conform to our limbs just like human muscles when a current moves through them – and they could be used to …

Space

Religion and Superintelligence

I was contacted by a staff writer from the online newsmagazine The Daily Dot. He is writing a story at the intersection of computer superintelligence …

Singularity

Robots take root on smaller dairy farms, upping production

GRANITEVILLE, Vt. (AP) — Robots have taken up residence at some small- and medium-sized dairy farms across the country, providing reliable and more …

Farming

Raspberry Pi projects: 20 of the best projects to try on the Raspberry Pi 3 microcomputer

Got a Raspberry Pi 3? Here are 20 imaginative Raspberry Pi projects to get started on<p><b>Raspberry Pi projects: Build a download hub</b><p>With the internet …

Raspberry Pi

Using Neo4j as an IoT Data Store on Raspberry Pi Class Hardware [Community Post]

[As community content, this post reflects the views and opinions of the particular author and does not necessarily reflect the official stance of …

Raspberry Pi

There Is Now a Robot That Can Lay Bricks

As we continue our unrelenting march toward a future where robots do everything (except blogging—we'll always need bloggers), New York-based <b>Construction Robotics</b> has created a semi-automated mason, a.k.a. <b>SAM</b>, that can lay bricks like a human, but better because it doesn't get tired. It's currently …