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Fyusion unveils mobile content creation platform for augmented reality

Fyusion has unveiled its platform for creating augmented reality content using mobile devices.<p>Augmented reality could be a $90 billion market by 2020, according to tech adviser Digi-Capital. And San Francisco-based Fyusion is using computer vision and machine-learning technologies to create a …

Up close with HP’s new Omen gamer PCs and crazy VR laptop backpack

Back in May, Hewlett-Packard announced it would bring its gaming computers under a single brand, HP Omen, in recognition of its heritage from the acquisition of Voodoo PC, which sold the original Omen computers. The prominent hardware maker united the Envy, Omen, and Pavilion PCs under a single …

Virtual Reality

Augmented reality explained: What is AR and what's coming next

Augmented Reality

Tesla Investigating Second Reported Crash In Autopilot Mode

This crash occurred a day after Tesla revealed the first autopilot fatality.<p>A Tesla Model X crashed into a guardrail and flipped on the Pennsylvania Turnpike, and the motorist told police he had activated the car's autopilot feature, according to The Detroit Free Press.<p>The two people in the car …

Tesla

How VR is helping train NFL quarterbacks Carson Palmer and Jameis Winston

Virtual reality is becoming an integral part of training in the NFL as well as other college and professional sports. The technology that was once a dream is now a reality and is proving to be an amazing tool for athletes. The 360-degree virtual reality image enables users to be in the game, try …

Virtual Reality

Special Operations troops assaulted downtown Tampa … all to thunderous applause

By Thomas Gibbons-Neff<p>, Reporter<p>TAMPA — On Wednesday, Special Operations troops from more than a dozen countries jumped out of helicopters, rappelled from buildings and expended hundreds of rounds of ammunition as they attempted to rescue the mayor of this Florida city.<p>The operation was, of course, …

Military

A Look Inside CtrlV - Canada's First VR Arcade

Baofeng Showcases Mobile VR Headset With Positional and Finger Tracking

Baofeng Group, a Chinese mobile communications giant, announced their fifth generation VR headset, the Mojing 5.0, on stage today in Beijing, …

Samsung smartwatch concept turns your hand into a display

Smartwatch makers have tried a few ways to overcome the limitations of a tiny wrist-worn screen, such as gestures, pressure sensitivity or voice commands. Samsung thinks there might be a better way, though: moving the display beyond the watch. It's applying for a patent on a concept that would …

Huawei unveils its own mobile VR headset

Another handset maker is getting into the headset game. Huawei announced its entry into the world of mobile virtual reality today with multiple versions of a Gear VR-like headset simply called “Huawei VR” Engadget reports.<p>Huawei unveiled Huawei VR at a Shanghai launch event for the P9 and P9 Plus …

Virtual Reality

What's next for Google ATAP -- its 'epic shit' division -- after its leader goes to Facebook?

A hardware shuffle may be afoot.<p>ATAP, a secretive skunk-works project within Google, was once emblematic of the company’s zany, innovative streak. The search giant fed the unit cash to tinker with almost a dozen projects — from modular phones to wearables — that, in theory, it would spit out …

SETI to begin searching older star systems for sentient life

The Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI) Institute haven't had any luck finding signs of alien life so far, but it could just be that they're looking in the wrong place. To date, SETI has only searched around younger stars like our own but the Institute on Friday announced that it will …

Apple Analyst: Prepare To Be Underwhelmed on Monday

“We worry investors will find the next several Apple media events underwhelming,” wrote Oppenheimer analyst Andrew Uerkwitz in a note to clients …

Insomniac's CEO on the challenges of making games for VR

As the Founder and CEO of Insomniac Games, Ted Price is responsible for esteemed console games like <i>Ratchet and Clank,</i> <i>Sunset Overdrive</i> and <i>Fuse</i>. Then there's <i>Song of the Deep</i>, a gorgeous 2D platformer that's slated to release this summer with GameStop as the publisher. But for Insomniac and other …

7 Dead Simple Ways to Make Your Computer Run Like New

You change your car’s oil every 5,000 miles. You go to the doctor for a physical once a year. Every six months you get your teeth cleaned. And every …

Amazon job posting reveals it's forming a VR team for Video

Amazon is cooking up a virtual reality initiative, a job posting on Glassdoor has revealed. In the ad spotted by <i>UploadVR</i>, the company wrote that it's looking for a Senior Software Development Manager to lead a team that will build a VR experience within Amazon Video. It's still not clear what Bezos …

Facebook gives Messenger a Material Design makeover on Android

Confirming reports from earlier this year, which spoke of a forthcoming revamp of the Facebook Messenger application for Android devices, Facebook today began rolling out a new, Material Design-styled version of Messenger on Android to all users worldwide. The updated application now features a …

Material Design

Ben Horowitz backs rapper Ryan Leslie’s SMS commerce startup Superphone

Ryan Leslie gave every fan his phone number. It’s (646) 887-6978. But instead of a million unwanted phone calls, it’s making him money and giving him deeper intelligence about his listeners than anyone in the music business.<p>That’s why A16z’s Ben Horowitz, Betaworks, and more investors just put a …

Yahoo CFO doesn't understand why people seem so interested in his company

But Yahoo CFO Ken Goldman, who's been in the position for the last four years, doesn't seem too excited about it. Rather, he's flabbergasted by the staggering amount of attention his company's been attracting from the press.<p>"I've never seen anything like the amount of attention we get given our …

Morgan Stanley

CAKE AR platform puts virtual makeup on your face in real time

Last year, one of my fellow Engadget editors got to try some jewelry without actually putting them on through FaceCake's augmented reality platform. Turns out the company also created a variant for makeup, and Cargo, one of its brand partners, is already putting it to good use. Unlike most virtual …

Meerkat is pivoting away from the livestream game it helped invent

Meerkat — the darling of South by Southwest 2015 that helped kickstart the livestreaming app craze — is pivoting away from live broadcasts.<p>News of …

Six million dollar man's bionic eye becomes reality

<i>The latest version of the telescopic contact lens, compared to a quarter (for scale). (Image Credit: Eric Tremblay and Joe Ford / EPFL)</i><p>Other vital improvements include giving the lens more oxygen permeability by putting in minuscule air channels approximately 0.1 mm wide to allow oxygen to flow …

Age-Related Macular Degeneration

Having multiple online identities is more normal than you think

A few months ago during a family reunion, my husband wanted to show visiting relatives photos of our home renovation. He brought up my Instagram feed on his laptop and started showing family members photos I took of the house. I bristled instantly. Right next to the photos of my kitchen and …

Social Media

77 percent of users never use an app again 72 hours after installing

Nobody’s really arguing anymore over whether the future will be mobile. Apps have become one of the primary ways we engage ideas, each other, and the world around us. This trend is only expected to increase in the future, so right now app development is as hot as the surface of the sun and getting …

Apps