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Google's $5,000 4K digital whiteboard goes on sale

It only took half a year, but Google's first take on a digital whiteboard is finally available. Google has started selling the Jamboard in the US for $4,999 plus $600 per year for management and support ($300 if you buy one by the end of September). As before, it's ultimately a 55-inch 4K display …

Razer’s HDK2 VR headset is finally consumer ready at $399.99, with an emphasis on tinkerers

The hacker’s HMD<p>Razer’s $399.99 Hacker Development Kit 2 is a weird beast, especially if you’re looking at it as a consumer-level virtual reality headset. It’s not as capable as the $499.99 Oculus Rift consumer headset, nor the $799.99 HTC Vive.<p>The hardware’s latest suite of software makes it …

This creepy tool reveals how Facebook's AI tracks and studies your data

Well, now there's an app that can answer these questions.<p>Available for free, Data Selfie is an open-source Chrome extension that helps you discover how machine learning algorithms track and process your Facebook activity, and gain insights about your personality and habits.<p>To accomplish this, the …

Ricoh Has A New 360 Camera And You Can't Buy It

I’m a big fan of 360 cameras. I’ve tested a few, written about the difficulties in posting images and videos, and uploaded lots 360 photospheres and videos.<p>Ricoh is one of the leaders in the 360 camera market, not least for being able to make one of the only 360 cameras that actually <i>works</i>. This …

Ricoh

Google’s 3 Rules For Designing Virtual Reality

Google has spent the past year running experiments in VR. Here’s what the company has learned about what you can and can’t do.<p>With Google’s new Daydream VR platform–announced in May–the company hadn’t just developed new hardware. Four Google staff members (two engineers, two designers) have spent …

Jodie Foster on Wall Street’s ‘Rigged System,’ Mel Gibson, and Stars’ Right to Privacy

The director of Money Monster, starring George Clooney and Julia Roberts, opens up about the financial crisis and why she will always support her …

Jodie Foster

VR headsets can be used to help cure paranoia, study shows

We're just now learning about the wonders of virtual reality, and a new study from Oxford University is showing a medicinal side to the tech platform.<p>With VR headsets like the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive just now hitting store shelves, we're quickly learning the potential of virtual reality.<p>But it's …

Virtual Reality

GameStop now plans to stock at least 5 different VR headsets

GameStop confirmed plans today to sell the MergeVR smartphone VR headset in hundreds of its retail stores, alongside the HTC Vive, the Oculus Rift, …

Is Virtual Reality the Ultimate Sword of Damocles?

In 1968 something happened that offered a remarkable insight to the future of the human race. In that year, Ivan Sutherland and Bob Sproull created …

2. Dulce Base

There's a theory that North Korea are very happy and possibly even fund news stories about how ridiculous they are, and actually want to draw …

Interest In VR Pornography Rises To All Time High

Google Trends is currently reporting that the search term “VR porn” has risen exponentially in usage since 2015 and is currently at the absolute peak …

This Planet Has One of the Weirdest Orbits We've Ever Seen

Jupiter-sized HD 20782b swings in towards its alien sun for a Mercury-like pass before zipping all the way out to a Mars-grade distance.<p>Exoplanet HD 20782b holds a fun new distinction. It's got the most eccentric orbit ever seen body of its type.<p>While the planets in <i>our</i> solar system (non-dwarf …

Study Reveals The Pitch Deck That Will Land You Millions

The DocSend study on pitch decks gathers data from over 200 pitch decks of early stage startups. However, before we dive into the study, and as a …

Venture Capital

Disclosure: Evidence of An Extraterrestrial Presence the Secret Space Program & Ancient Archeology

~Ben Rich lockheed Martin<p>What Do ETs Look Like? <br>https://youtu.be/UH5SwHAk5XY<br>“I Knew About 57 Different Races in 1987.”<br>~Clifford Stone<p>Its Now Time to …

Paranormal

Virtual reality doesn't mean what you think it means

Just as hoverboards don't actually hover, everything people are calling VR isn't necessarily "VR." Here's how to tell the difference.<p>In reality, Google Glass was more like taping an Apple Watch to the side of your glasses.

Meta Teases The "Next Generation" of Augmented Reality

With all the future talk at this year’s TED Conference in Vancouver it’s no wonder VR and AR are going to be featured prominently at the show. With …

This Chip Will Give Your Phone AI Modeled On The Human Brain

MIT’s “Eyeriss” chip would allow for neural networks to run locally on your phone without an Internet connection.<p>In computing, a neural network is a collection of processors that mimic the way the human brain works. Simply put, a neural network analyzes data, learns about it, and then decides how …

Microsoft's New Gadget Could Change How We Watch Football

Without a doubt, Sunday’s Super Bowl 50 will pay homage to the game’s past. But like Walter Payton breaking a tackle, Microsoft, the league’s …

What's Hot And What's Not In Virtual Reality

We are a few weeks removed from the Consumer Electronics Show, where it seemed virtually everyone what showing off some sort of Virtual Reality-related product or technology. Valve and HTC also recently held an event to further brief the media on their technology and VRLA just took place as well. …

Virtual Reality

Eugene Chung Wants To Be Virtual Reality's First Auteur

But in a medium that yet doesn't have an audience or a rulebook, that means starting from scratch and taking big risks.<p>“We almost decided that we shouldn’t show it to you.”<p>Eugene Chung is standing in his office, hesitating. Really, he’s standing in a desk-filled condo in a residential building, but …

Virtual Reality

Exclusive: Google's New Head of Virtual Reality on What They’re Planning Next

Roger Ressmeyer—Corbis<p>Alex Brandon—AP<p>Mike Fisher—AP<p>George Nikitin—AP<p>Ben Van Hook—The LIFE Images Collection/Getty Images<p>STR/Reuters<p>Yoshikazu …

Investments In Virtual And Augmented Reality Hit Nearly $700M in 2015

The virtual fire continues to heat up beneath the AR/VR industry with investments continuing to build and soar. According to a report from Digi-Capital, AR and VR investments are taking off pretty rapidly with nearly $700 million being invested into the space in 2015.<p>Related Articles<p>Sundance VR …

What Everybody Misunderstands About Privacy Pioneer David Chaum's Controversial Crypto Plan

David Chaum, a pioneer behind technologies that anonymize Internet users, unveiled a contentious plan last Wednesday. He outlined a proposed social …

2016 VR Industry Report: Everything You Need to Know in One Place

Greenlight VR’s second industry report is co-authored with leading VR news site, Road to VR, and provides industry forecasts, analysis, and best …

The virtual reality headsets that will rock your 2016 — and beyond

As press at CES, you don’t so much cover the entire show floor like at other events, as much as you lay claim to a specific chunk of turf and roam that section for the entire duration of the show. If you’re lucky, by the end of the week you’ll have seen 1/10th of what CES has to offer. This year, …

2 research-backed ways to charm everyone you meet

Someone who is happy for you, wants the best for you and delights in your successes. Right?<p>And research agrees: <i>Being happy for people during their good times is more important than how we deal with the bad:</i><p>What really makes couples bond? How they handle the good times, not the bad.<br>• What about …

Self-help

YouTube sensation PewDiePie launches his own network

Felix “PewDiePie” Kjellberg, the wildly popular YouTube star once called the “emperor” of the Internet by late-night comedianStephen Colbert, is getting his own digital network.<p>Revelmode will feature Kjellberg and a roster of like-minded online video creators. The company is being launched in …

Social Media

Goldman Sachs Has Four Charts Showing the Huge Potential in Virtual and Augmented Reality

Virtual reality started making fresh headlines in 2014, when Facebook made a $2 billion acquisition of Oculus VR. Now Google Inc. has ramped up its …

Augmented Reality

Lego's new robotics kit is the kind of educational toy I wish I had growing up

Listen, it's been a long week. Sometime you just want to build Lego robots for a bit. This week, Lego unveiled its second generation WeDo education kit, which includes all the pieces, motors, and sensors necessary for elementary-level students to build robots (and, subversively, learn about science …

'Teslasuit' Kickstarter is Live, Full Body Haptic Suits Start at £1199

Teslasuit, the full body haptic ‘skin’ which uses an ‘electro-tactile’ feedback system to give the wearer sensations of touch, force and even warmth, …