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The Ongoing Battle Between Quantum and Classical Computers

A popular misconception is that the potential—and the limits—of quantum computing must come from hardware. In the digital age, we’ve gotten used to …

Quantum Computing

Developers Are Now Receiving HTC Vive Pro

Ostensibly the first batch of Vive Pro, HTC’s upcoming prosumer VR headset, is now landing on the doorsteps of developers. Owlchemy Labs, the studio …

Virtual Reality

This Laptop is Every Designer’s Wet Dream

Why this doesn’t exist already, I don’t know! Aptly named the Logitech Lapdesk, it’s the latest concept from designer Erik Tuft and it explores the …

Industrial Design

Full SteamVR Update Integrates Oculus Dash And More

Valve has gathered its latest round of SteamVR beta updates into one big official release for everyone, adding some key new features to the platform. …

Here's why 100 qubit quantum computers could change everything

At 100 qubits a single quantum computer processor would, theoretically, be more powerful than all the supercomputers on the planet combined. We may be closer to that milestone than you think and the world isn’t ready.<p>Quantum computers are spooky devices that don’t follow the normal rules of …

Quantum Computing

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Former Mozilla WebVR Pioneers Launch ‘Supermedium’ VR Browser

Supporting HTC Vive and Oculus Rift, <i>Supermedium</i> is a new, fully VR browser from the creators of VR web framework ‘A-Frame’ and part of the original …

Virtual Reality

Programmers use TensorFlow AI to turn any webcam into Microsoft Kinect

A pair of AI developers turned a $10 webcam into a motion-tracking system. It’s like a DIY Kinect with a Google brain. And best of all they named it Skeletron.<p>The project, a collaboration between Or Fleischer and Dror Ayalon, was developed using TensorFlow, an open source AI platform created by …

Augmented Reality

HTC Vive Pro's dual cameras can apparently track hand motion

When HTC unveiled its higher-end Vive Pro VR system back at CES, the company was suspiciously quiet about the dual cameras on this VR headset: there were no related demos, and the company reps remained tight-lipped. The smart-ass in me assumed that based on the similar looks, this module was …

Virtual Reality

Quan­tum physics turned into tan­gi­ble re­al­ity

ETH physicists have developed a silicon wafer that behaves like a topological insulator when stimulated using ultrasound. They have thereby succeeded …

Quantum Mechanics

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The First Mind-Controlled VR Game Will Hit Arcades in 2018

<b>“Wake up, this is not a test,”</b> intones a voice as the virtual reality game <i>Awakening</i> begins. Your game character is a child trapped in a nefarious …

Virtual Reality

Google Launches Poly API & Toolkit to Make 3D Objects Easier to Find & Use in AR/VR

Google launched Poly earlier this month, a new platform for browsing and downloading 3D objects and scenes. While Poly enjoys full integration with …

Augmented Reality

Olympic Planners Want to Scan the Faces of Hundreds of Thousands at the 2020 Tokyo Games

According to <i>The Japan Times</i>, the organizers of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics plan to use expansive face recognition software at the games, scanning and …

The complete list of Alexa commands so far

Here are all the things you can ask Alexa to do. (Dad jokes included.)<p>Amazon's voice assistant, Alexa, is infiltrating your home, your beach trips and even your ride to work. Now that there are many ways to interact with Alexa -- with the Tap, Echo, Echo Dot, Echo Look, Echo Show, Dash Wand and the …

Toyota’s New Experimental Humanoid Robot Uses HTC Vive for Remote Operation

Toyota recently revealed T-HR3, the company’s third-generation humanoid robot. Designed primarily as an experiment to explore new technologies to …

Robotics

16 Bit Super Mario Receives New Life With ARKit

<b>Old school Mario makes the leap to real-life thanks to AR.</b><p>I don’t think Mario will ever die. The legendary video game icon has seen countless …

A giant botnet behind one million malware attacks a month just got shut down

Arrest made over Andromeda botnet following operation involving the FBI, Europol and other authorities working with cyber security companies.<p>A major …

Varjo Secures $6M Investment, First Batch of "Human Eye-Resolution" Prototypes Shipping to Partners Soon

At Slush 2017, Helsinki-based Varjo Technologies today announced an additional investment of $6 million from the Finnish business development group …

13 Best Hotel Pools in the World

From rooftop to mountaintop, Los Angeles to the Aegean Sea, have a splash in these beautiful hotel pools.<p><i>This gallery was originally published in January 2015 and has been updated.</i>

Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park

In brief<p>A fresh revamp at a much-loved urban getaway<p>The lowdown<p>This grand hotel just goes from strength to strength. What was already a fantastic …

Fiji's best luxury retreats

Royal Davui<p>Just 16 luxury bures nestled on an island that can be swum around in 40 minutes - for the more exercise inclined - Royal Davui is a …

To infinity and beyond! #InfinityPool #Santorini https://t.co/LBDtHfzqh5

Morning runs made better with views like this #Hawaii https://t.co/3UePv23LeA

The Arctic Treehouse Hotel in #Finland features quirky chalets with wide north-facing windows just perfect for Northern Lights viewing! https://t.co/ekTRagql9t

モンスターストライク背徳ピストルズ・Two for all

セリフに合わせてモーションを制作することは多いですが、音楽にあわせて歌わせるようにモーションをつけるのはなかなか少ないので新鮮でした。<p>特に背徳ピストルズは、ギターやドラムを叩く激しいモーションでしたが、動画ということもあって表現にチャレンジできました。<br>ドラムを叩くスティックの動きも含め、キャラクター …

Google is closer than ever to a quantum computing breakthrough

Its 20-qubit processor is currently undergoing tests, and the company appears to be on schedule to have its working 49-qubit chip ready by the end of 2017 as promised. Until it began trialing the 20-qubit chip, Google's most powerful quantum chip was the 9-qubit effort from 2015.<p>Traditional …

Quantum Computing