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Level Ex lets doctors practice virtual surgery in a mobile app

Level Ex is announcing today that it will enable doctors to practice surgery in a realistic 3D virtual surgery mobile app.<p>The app shows how much progress mobile technology has made in being able to show realistic graphics. And it also recognizes that doctors have few options for honing their …

Medical Technology

Introducing our first speakers and theme for GamesBeat 2016: The Platform Awakens

We just finished our GamesBeat Summit 2016 event, and we were pleased with how that went. Now we’re happy to announce today that GamesBeat 2016 will use as its theme “The Platform Awakens: A new hope for the game industry.” We’ve also got our first batch of speakers.<p>This is our first GamesBeat …

Gaming Industry

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One Celebrated Brooklyn Artist’s Futuristic New Practice

The process by which the artist Dustin Yellin creates his signature works — methodically collaging tens of thousands of tiny cutout images on multiple glass slabs, then stacking those layers to create intricate three-dimensional sculptures — doesn’t require much technological intervention. “I’m …

Will Santa Monica's Expo Line get you out of your car?

Each day, about 80,000 people travel to Santa Monica for work. At the same time, about 45,000 Santa Monica residents head to jobs outside the city.<p>Most drive solo, often on jammed freeways.<p>Even the biggest public-transportation boosters acknowledge that next month's arrival of the Expo Line — the …

Santa Monica

Meticulously-Stitched Embroideries Sculpt Fuzzy Woodland Creatures with Thread

Illustrator Chloe Giordano embroiders miniaturized animals that are so thickly sewn, they take on a sculptural appearance. Her compositions consist of layers of fine, thin threads and, together, these meticulously-stitched marks visually blend color together like a pointillist painting. At the same …

Art

Vintage Black and White Photos Brought to Life With Embroidered Details

Artist Satoru Aoyama combines vintage prints and embroidery stitches to create fascinating multi-medium works of art. Known for his ability to intersect the contemporary with the traditional, Aoyama is recognized for his inherent craftsmanship and consistent acknowledgement of the artistic process. …

Sewing Machine

VR And AI Will Lead The Next Major Round Of Digital Disruption

Ready for the next chapter in the continuing saga of technology siring big-time business disruption? This year’s SXSW Interactive conference left little doubt of the protagonists: virtual reality and artificial intelligence.<p>Companies ranging from startups to Samsung and McDonalds (yes, McDonalds) …

Here's where the big money will be made in virtual reality

Virtual reality may have gotten off to a rocky start this week with delays and delivery issues for the two early leaders, Facebook's Oculus Rift and HTC's Vive, but don't let that sour you on the idea.<p>According to Goldman Sachs, virtual reality and its cousin augmented reality, which shows up in …

How Blockchain Can Make a Difference to Startup India Program

Current Business Setup Process in India<p>Today, starting a new venture by an entrepreneur is a painful process. Since 2004, the number of procedures …

Introducing Actiongram: A completely new holographic storytelling medium

<b>We’ve been really excited to see the response to the Microsoft HoloLens Development Edition pre-order and all the holographic experiences announced</b> …

Augmented Reality

How We Did It: Prototyping in Virtual Reality

If you’re reading this now, chances are you have no idea what it’s like to navigate the world without full literacy. In May 2015, Pearson asked IDEO …

The best young adult (YA) books of 2016

<b>The best YA books of 2016 is selected by Martin Chilton and Rebecca Hawkes. The list is in order of when the novels were reviewed. Updated weekly.</b><p>1: TOM ELLEN AND LUCY IVISON: NEVER EVERS (CHICKEN HOUSE)<p>Never Evers is a dual-narrative book, just like Tom Ellen and Lucy Ivison's engaging first book,</b> …

For Oculus, 2016 Is the Year Virtual Reality Gets Real

CEO Brendan Iribe on why now is the time for the Facebook unit to roll out its VR headset, the Rift<p>Facebook Inc. Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg says a new computing platform comes around every 10 years. This year, he says, the next one arrives: virtual reality.<p>Mr. Zuckerberg is trying to will that …

Pickstarter: Cyanide & Happiness’ Joking Hazard Is Your New Offensive Party Game

In the past two decades, we’ve seen the art form of the three-panel comic evolve from wholesome newspaper musings to sometimes gut-wrenchingly funny …

Samsung’s Next Big Thing Could Close the Gap for Mobile Virtual Reality

Has Samsung found the holy grail for mobile virtual reality? That’s a question VR enthusiasts have been pondering ever since the consumer electronics …

Toy Fair 2016: The Adult Publishing Coloring Craze Hits the Toy Industry

Pop culture trends typically start in the entertainment, comics, and toy arena and expand into book publishing. But one of the most notable themes at …

Art detectives find the faded colors in Van Gogh’s masterpiece

By Kevin Stark and Tim Rosenberger<p>Vincent Van Gogh’s famous paintings of his bedroom used to have purple walls and, like detectives, scientists …

Yes, A VR Headset Makes You Look Dumb, But The Immersion Is Worth It

When Facebook forked out two billion dollars to buy virtual reality gaming start-up Oculus back in March of 2014, it was perhaps the first sign to the mainstream world that virtual reality tech is ready, and is here.<p>A few months after Mark Zuckerberg’s big bet on that elusive technology that has …

Chris Milk’s startup Vrse is slowly building a collection of the top VR video around

A few months ago, I found myself in a yard next to a school in Peru. Some Americans had come to give away shoes to students. I saw the students playing soccer, jumping rope, and dancing in their newly acquired shoes. It nearly brought me to tears.<p>I wasn’t actually there. I was watching a 360-degree …

Virtual Reality

Bravemind: Virtual Reality Exposure Therapy

2005 - Present<br>Project Leaders: Albert "Skip" Rizzo and Arno Hartholt<p>ICT’s virtual reality exposure therapy is aimed at providing relief from …

Virtual Reality Therapy: Treating The Global Mental Health Crisis

Alex Senson Contributor<p>Alex Senson is a biotech/pharmaceutical professional.<p>More posts by this contributor:<p>Virtual Reality In Healthcare: Where’s The Innovation?<p>Most of us experience some level of stress and anxiety in our lives. It can be relatively mild or extremely severe and debilitating — or …

With a little pill, could one city’s AIDS epidemic be ending?

By Ariana Eunjung Cha<p>, Staff writer<p>SAN FRANCISCO — On online dating sites, Matthew Sachs identifies himself as a 5-foot-8, 130-pound grad student who likes hiking, performance art and community service. He says he’s interested in meeting a broad range of guys, from jocks to geeks, and notes that — …

Public Health

2014 Year in Review

a year in commercea year in commerce<p>a year ina year in<p>commercecommerce<p>A look back at industry insights, customer success, and Shopify growth.<p>1<p>how we …

Stem Cell Breakthrough Could Put an End to Daily Insulin Injections for Diabetics

People with type 1 diabetes have to inject insulin daily, and it often results in pain, redness, swelling, and itching at the injection site. But …