Nathaniel Fabian

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How U2 inspired Magic Leap, the holographic goggles that Google invested in

The term for this technology is "augmented reality," and Microsoft is doing something similar with its HoloLens goggles, which it demonstrated last month.<p>Magic Leap's founder Rony Abovitz is quite a character.<p>One of his hobbies is playing guitar and bass in a rock band called Sparkydog and …

Augmented Reality

Epic Games head believes VR will 'change the world'

Tim Sweeney knows the video game industry. He started Epic Games, the studio behind huge franchises like <i>Gears of War</i>, <i>Unreal Tournament</i>, and <i>Infinity Blade</i>, and the widely used game development software, Unreal Engine. He's hailed as a founding father of the modern gaming industry, having started …

Pop Launches An App That Makes Video Chat As Easy As SMS

A new video messaging app, Pop, founded by Josh Nguyen, who previously ran product at both Tumblr and Flickr, is launching today to make video messages as easy to send as traditional SMS. Using a simple, one-screen interface, Pop connects with your phone’s address book and lets you send out a short …

The Apple Watch Has Gotten Simpler, But That’s OK

The watch won't measure blood oxygen or stress levels, but it could still make you healthier. It also keeps the FDA out of Apple’s hair.<p>The Apple Watch may not have all the health-tracking bells and whistles originally envisioned by its maker. But it could still be a successful, useful, and …

Digital Health

Impossible's Instant Lab printer now works with almost any smartphone

As the saying goes, the best camera is the one that's with you. For most of us that's a smartphone, so the traditions of printing and sharing physical photos have slowly fallen by the wayside. To bridge the growing analog-digital divide, Polaroid experts The Impossible Project (TIP) crowdfunded an …

IndieBio Will Accelerate Synthetic Biology To Tech Startup Speed

Can biology move at “internet speed”? Is there a Moore’s Law for cells? What about the problems that cannot be solved by information technology alone? IndieBio, a new biotech accelerator based in both San Francisco and Cork, Ireland, is proposing to answer these questions and more.<p>“What a lot of …

Immune System