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How Businesses Are Using Augmented Reality

Augmented reality is changing travel, medicine and more. (Photo by Bradley Hook via Pexels, CCO)Augmented reality uses technology to superimpose a …

After More Than a Decade, Wi-Fi Security Finally Gets a Major Update

WPA3 promises better authentication, stronger encryption and protection for open networks.<p>Wi-Fi Protected Access II, commonly known as WPA2, has been the standard for securing wireless networks for over a decade, but cracks are starting to show. The industry is now getting ready for its successor …

LIFI’s bright future: how you could soon be surfing the web via lights

A inventor from Germany has claimed a major breakthrough in revolutionising how we access the internet.<p>Harald Haas is the man behind LIFI – a technology which allows internet data to be sent and received via LED lights.<p>His company, Pure LIFI, has recently released a USB dongle device that enables …

Film tells how Hollywood star Hedy Lamarr helped to invent wifi

Hedy Lamarr starred in biblical blockbusters . Now a Susan Sarandon-produced film will tell how her scientific work pioneered modern communications<p>It is an extraordinary story, ripe for the telling: a glamorous Hollywood leading lady is at the summit of the film industry, yet treated as a sexual …

Film Festivals

Apple Wants to Sell an Augmented Reality Headset by 2020 (Report)

Apple is ramping up its development of augmented reality AR 160 hardware according to a new Bloomberg report The company wants to have technology for …

Augmented Reality

Secure WiFi Response to KRACK

The <b>K</b>ey <b>R</b>einstallation <b>A</b>tta<b>ck</b> (KRACK) on WiFi has been in the headlines recently. For those that haven’t heard, KRACK targets the WPA2 protocol – the …

Instant expert: PureLifi

IMAGINE you could see your internet traffic as it flies through the air or that your wireless network was hundreds of times faster — and closing the …

Wi-Fi

Ford to install Wi-Fi smart benches across London

<i>Ford’s solar-powered smart benches are Wi-Fi-enabled, can recharge phones and monitor air quality for local research projects.</i><p>Automotive giant Ford …

Ford Motor Company

The London Underground thinks it can sell travelers' attention and wifi data for £322m

Since late 2016, the Transport for London has been running a pilot scheme, providing wifi to passengers while logging and retaining all the wifi …

Researchers change wavelengths of entangled photons to those used in telecommunications

The potential for photon entanglement in quantum computing and communications has been known for decades. One of the issues impeding its immediate …

UK Team Teases 5G in a Light Bulb - PCMag UK

Researchers at Brunel University London have secured funding to develop a proof-of-concept wireless network that aims to fuse LiFi with mmWave …

Making the positive case for free public WiFi deployment

I used to work in the public sector [Network Rail] on free public WiFi. Since then I have spent a lot of time building the business case for free …

Scientists say we should be allowed to play video games at work to help with stress

<b>Next time you have an appraisal or review at work, you could mention to your boss that you're going to need regular video game breaks from now on.</b> …

Research

The Weeds: how video games could be influencing young men to quit the workforce

The percentage of men in their prime working years who are neither working nor looking for work has gone up by 2.3 percent in the past 10 years. Could video games be the culprit?<p>On the July 4 episode of <i>The Weeds</i>, Vox’s Ezra Klein, Dara Lind, and Dylan Matthews discuss new research from the National …

Video game booths introduced at mall to keep men occupied while women shop

A shopping mall in China has installed video game booths in order to keep men occupied whilst their wives or girlfriends are shopping.<p>Global Harbour, …

Wi-Fi 'offload' is about to make a comeback. Here's why. | Wi-Fi NOW Events

<i>Outside of probably a couple dozen active cases, carrier-driven Wi-Fi ‘offload’ has been less than widely adopted. But with the advent of unlimited</i> …

BT's Ryan Reynolds helicopter Wi-Fi ads 'misleading', thunders ad watchdog

But it's OK to boast about length in the lab. Got it?The UK Advertising Standards Authority has rapped BT on the knuckles for claiming its Smart Hub …

Wi-Fi

wifi iot with halow

by Claus Hetting, Wi-Fi NOW<p><i>A mile of cell range, thousands of devices, and 3 years of battery life: The new HaLow Wi-Fi standard for connecting</i> …

Location, Location, Location: How WiFi Developments Will Spell The End Of Getting Lost In Ikea

It may seem strange now, but there was a time when WiFi was merely considered as a quirky alternative to wired internet connections. Yet the …

Cyclist shows his bike ride via augmented reality on a coffee table

My bike ride in AR. (Unity + ARKit + Mapbox + Strava) pic.twitter.com/g2uVwVlM3h<p>— Adam Debreczeni (@heyadam) June 7, 2017<p>Adam Debreczeni stitched …

Rise of Augmented Reality: Current & Future Application Areas

June 3rd, 2017<p>Rise of Augmented Reality: Current and Future Application Areas<p>“If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at …

Everything We Learned Today About Destiny 2

Today at an event in Los Angeles, Bungie gave us our first look at <i>Destiny 2</i>, a video game about the crazy antics of Peter Dinklage. It’ll be out on …

The E3 2017 Press Conference Schedule

We’re four weeks away from E3, when we’ll all gather on the internet for that barrage of endorphins that can only come from live video game press …

First-Ever LSD Microdosing Study Will Pit the Human Brain Against AI

“I found that if I was on LSD and my opponent wasn’t, I won more games.”<p>Amanda Feilding used to take lysergic acid diethylamide every day to boost creativity and productivity at work before LSD, known as acid, was made illegal in 1968. During her downtime, Feilding, who now runs the Beckley …

Judge Dredd fans! 2000 AD set to release EPIC game on PS4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch

2000 AD hero Rogue Trooper is making a comeback, as independent UK developer Rebellion set to work on remastering the classic 2006 shooter for "a new …

Eerie raw photos from Cassini's 2nd great Saturn dive

With its cameras pointed away from the surface of Saturn, the Cassini spacecraft shot some really cool, eerie photos in its second dive between the rings and Jovian planet with the sun behind the planet.<p>The agency explained that during the second dive in the spacecraft's final 22 orbits before it …

Sony E3 2017 conference date and time confirmed

Unlike Microsoft, Sony is keeping its usual spot for the E3 2017 press conference.<p>Sony has begun sending press invites to its E3 2017 press …

The 'mother of WiFi' gets her due in a new documentary

Twenty minutes into <i>Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story</i>, I realized I know the actress for an embarrassing reason. We're introduced to one of the defining moments of Lamarr's career. She appears nude, hiding in some bushes in a 1933 black-and-white Czech-Austrian movie called <i>Ekstase</i> (or <i>Ecstasy</i>), which …

Darksiders III reveal leaked for PS4, Xbox One, and PC

<b>Update 12:15 p.m.:</b> THQ Nordic has officially announced <i>Darksiders III</i>. Read more and watch the reveal trailer here.<p><b>Original 5:57 a.m.:</b> Amazon product …

Gaming Industry

Zuckerberg's Augmented Reality Strategy for Facebook – Bloomberg

Zuckerberg's Augmented Reality Strategy for Facebook<p>Zuckerberg's Augmented Reality Strategy for Facebook<p>Zuckerberg's Augmented Reality Strategy for …

Augmented Reality