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Holo Cube lets you hold holograms in your hand

Using augmented reality and goggles, Merge VR has designed a cube that lets children hold and interact with holograms.<p>Called the Holo Cube, the toy …

Augmented Reality

Proof of Concept: Music Everywhere Uses HoloLens to Help Piano Students Learn Improvisation

Students from Carnegie Mellon University's Entertainment Technology Center have been working on an augmented reality system to help teach music in a …

Augmented Reality

Calculus Is Way More Fun With An HTC Vive & Tilt Brush

<b>It looks like virtual reality can make anything entertaining.</b>I should start by making my hatred for any form of math perfectly clear. I hate it. Just …

Virtual Reality

'Prosthetic Reality': The art of augmented reality

Through the lens of augmented reality, a new project hopes to change how we interact with the world.<p>The smartphone in your pocket is a powerful little device, and some of its potential is only just starting to unfold.<p>The idea of augmented reality, for instance, has been around for a few years, but …

Augmented Reality

AxonVR Brings Realistic Touch Sensations to Virtual Reality

AxonVR’s HaptX system is an enormous metal box with some buttons and blinking lights. It’s very much a prototype. You put on a HTC Vive headset, …

Virtual Reality

WeLens introduces software to manage group screenings of 360-degree video VR

Originally targeted at individual experiences, 360-degree video is now being shown to audiences in showrooms, trade shows and other venues.

Virtual Reality tours go to the next level

Ever wanted to visit Egypt’s Pyramids but never had the chance? Well now you can do the next best thing and go on a virtual reality tour of the inside of the Great Pyramid of Giza.<p>Using 3D technology the Scan Pyramids Project team allows visitors wearing headsets to explore the Queens Gallery and …

Apple Augmented Reality Headset Coming In 2020 With rOS

Apple has big plans for augmented reality, the company’s CEO Tim Cook has talked about this in the past. According to a recent report, Apple will …

Mixed reality is the UI of the future

The past few decades of computing and the internet have been limited to flat 2D screens on laptops, tablets, and smartphones. However, the rise of mixed reality means that society will soon move beyond the screen: where the user interface won’t be a flat piece of glass but the physical 3D spaces in …

Musk Is Preparing to Release "Brain Hacking Tech," And He's Not Alone

Making a New Kind of Human<p>The age of the machine is well underway, and there is a very good chance that humanity will be left behind. Artificial …

Artificial Intelligence

Samsung Unveils Smart Glasses That Act As A Monitor

Samsung is showcasing four new augmented reality and virtual reality concepts this week at Mobile World Congress in Spain.<p>The concepts were designed …

Wave hello to Kano’s latest learn-to-code tool, a gesture controller

<i>Author note: Abel Owen is Ingrid’s nine-year-old son. These are mostly his words; Ingrid just helped type them a little faster.</i><p>I use computers and the Internet all the time and really like them. They are an important part of modern life. And it’s pretty cool to know how they work. So when my mom …

Microcontroller

Bringing Schrodinger's Cat to Life

Quantum Mechanics

Google made an AR microscope that can help detect cancer

In a talk given today at the American Association for Cancer Research's annual meeting, Google researchers described a prototype of an augmented reality microscope that could be used to help physicians diagnose patients. When pathologists are analyzing biological tissue to see if there are signs of …

Machine Learning

Where Formal and Informal Education Meet: Making a Museum School

For some, the best ideas come to them in the shower or the middle of the night.<p>For Dale Robertson, his greatest idea came to him at a running …

Museums

A new exhibition at the Natural History museum is a dream-like dive into the ocean’s depths

A new exhibition that opens Monday at the American Museum of Natural History is a deep dive into the most unexplored part of the planet.<p>“Unseen …

Prague’s National Gallery Introduces A Tactile VR Experience For The Blind

Using haptic virtual reality gloves, visitors with visual impairments can perceive iconic sculptures through touch

Art

Do We Need to Rethink the Meaning of Design Thinking?

Can design thinking work across all organizations? Can it solve all problems? Can and should everyone be a designer?<p>Four design experts—Harry West of …

Design

Spark NZ launches IoT network across New Zealand

Spark's LoRaWAN network is already available in cities including Auckland, Wellington, and Christchurch, and will provide coverage to Queenstown and …

New Zealand

How “Big Data” can help save the environment

Journalists, scientists & techies must work to translate data into the knowledge needed to address climate change<p>A recent study using NASA’s CALIPSO satellite described how wind and weather carry millions of tons of dust from the Sahara desert to the Amazon basin each year – bringing much-needed …

Journalism

MIT's new visualization tool is a goldmine for data nerds

Love impressing your pals with all there is to know about computer science? Or perhaps state geography is more your thing?<p>MIT Media Lab, in partnership with Deloitte and the data visualization startup Datawheel, has just gone live with perhaps the most extensive tool ever created for mining and …

Big Data

This open source tool from MIT Data Lab will change how you see big data

Data USA is an atlas that helps business, government agencies, and schools make better, faster decisions by visualizing big data in fresh ways.<p>In the …

Why Data Is The New Oil

The field of artificial intelligence is red hot thanks in part to big companies like Google, Facebook, and Microsoft using AI-related techniques to …

Artificial Intelligence

NASA Just Made All Its Research Free Online

Well that takes care of our Sunday plans.<p>Yesterday, NASA announced a massive new public project that will make all of its publicly funded research available online for free. A new portal, Pubspace, will host thousands of NASA research articles on topics like the toxicity of lunar dust or the make …

Intel Begins Making Chips That Resemble The Brain

Intel is beginning to experiment with so-called neuromorphic chips that attempt to more closely resemble how a real brain functions.<p>Coming out of the chip giant’s research lab, the new chip, dubbed the Intel Loihi test chip, consists of 128 computing cores. Each core has 1,024 artificial neurons, …

Deep Learning

Forget Killer Robots—Bias Is the Real AI Danger - MIT Technology Review

Google’s AI chief isn’t fretting about super-intelligent killer robots. Instead, John Giannandrea is concerned about the danger that may be lurking …

Artificial Intelligence

Google’s DeepMind achieves machine learning breakthroughs at a terrifying pace

It’s time to add “AI research” to the list of things that machines can do better than humans. Google’s Alpha Go, the computer that beat the world’s greatest human go player, just lost to a version of itself that’s never had a single human lesson.<p>Google is making progress in the field of machine …

You Could Become an AI Master Before You Know It. Here’s How. - MIT Technology Review

At first blush, Scot Barton might not seem like an AI pioneer. He isn’t building self-driving cars or teaching computers to thrash humans at computer …

Machine Learning

Google's AI guru predicts humans and machines will merge within 20 years

Public perception of artificial intelligence technology, in 2017, seems to lie somewhere at the intersection of existential fear and cautious optimism. Yet there’s a growing movement of people who believe AI is crucial to the evolution of our species. These people aren’t outsiders or outliers — …