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Carl Zeiss unveils its sub $100 virtual reality headset for iOS and Android

Carl Zeiss has just recently announced the VR One virtual reality headset for use with iOS and Android smartphones. While it still feels like a bit of stretch to get people to put these things on their heads, the typically steep price point of early contenders does’t help. The VR One is a similar …

Gorgeous Robox 3D printer hopes it can do for 3D printing what the iMac did for personal computing

Advertisement<p>8 Comments<p>Credit: CEL<p>In 1999, my elementary school got every single kid to love computer class with a single move: It replaced a fleet …

Google’s latest EU antitrust plan offers rivals a discount, but it’s not a game changer

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>In the latest twist in Google’s(s goog) long-running squabble with regulators over its search dominance in Europe, the company …

Google now letting Glass users invite others to buy device

Remember when you needed an invitation to get a Gmail account? Google is using a similar system to sell its smartglasses to more users.<p>The Mountain View, Calif., tech company announced Monday that current Google Glass users will be able to extend an invitation to buy one of the company's $1,500 …

Google Glass to get upgrade, will fit prescription glasses

Existing Google Glass Explorers will be able to trade in their Google Glass for an updated model that can fit prescription glasses and</b> …

Glass Theft Auto: Google Glass Hack Beams Grand Theft Auto’s GPS Straight To Your Eye

You know, it’s been a while saince I’ve written up some clever Google Glass hack simply because it was awesome. Let’s fix that.<p>Looking to test the concept of using Glass as a second screen, Android developer Mike DiGiovanni has managed to capture Grand Theft Auto’s oh-so-crucial in-game GPS …

The Ultimate Guide to Learning how to use Your first DSLR

In this guide we share tips on how to use a DSLR. It's perfect for beginner photographers with their first camera. You'll be taking great photos in …

Pizza, programming, and starting an industry: Bill Gates, the college years

Bill Gates' presence as a titan of the computing industry is now taken for granted, but before all that he was just a (rather extraordinary) college student. Biographer Walter Isaacson takes a look at the software mogul's earlier years at Harvard for the <i>Harvard Gazette</i>. It's a look back at a human …

Google Glass ditches tether requirement for data sharing

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Can 3D printing avoid a Napster moment?

Advertisement<p>14 Comments<p>Credit: Signe Brewster<p>It’s inevitable that there is a clash coming over intellectual property rights in the 3D printing …

3-Sweep makes 3D objects from 2D photos

Watch this demo of a tool that can create 3D objects from a regular 2D image. No complex 3D modelling tools required.<p><b>Watch this demo of a tool that</b> …

Google Glass no Longer Requires Tethering Plan

The ‘Explorer Edition’ of Google Glass is very much in beta, as evidenced by a range of recent updates for the wearable device, the latest of which appears to have ended the need for a dedicated tethering plan to equip Glass with Internet access when away from a WiFi connection.<p>Engadget reports …

Google Glass no longer requires tethering plan for smartphone data sharing

An Explorer Edition of Glass is already a pricey piece of tech, and smartphone tethering plans required to give it a mobile internet connection have only made ownership that much more expensive. However, there's good news for Google's guinea pigs: the latest update to the headgear quietly …

Software turns 2D objects 3D; lets you 'reach into' photos; bends your mind

With 3-Sweep, you can "grab" an object in a photo and turn it around to see what it looks like from different angles. Check out the demo video.<p>Modeling products in three dimensions can be a time-consuming process. It's easy enough for humans to identify the presence of 3D objects in 2D scenes, but …

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The First Quantum Teleportation In A Computer Chip

In a milestone for quantum computing, researchers at ETH Zurich have demonstrated quantum teleportation in a solid-state circuit. Even more, they’ve broken something of a quantum speed record – they estimate that their system could teleport 10,000 quantum bits per second. This teleportation …

See a 3-D Printed Humanoid at World Maker Faire

If you’re attending World Maker Faire in New York next month, be sure to see the progress Chuck Fletcher has made on his InMoov robot, an open source humanoid robot that anyone can print and motorize.<p>I will be brining a fully articulated and animated 3D printed humanoid animatronic robot. The build …

Google is preparing for screenless computers

The spread of computing to every corner of our physical world doesn’t just mean a proliferation of screens large and small—it also means we’ll soon come to rely on mobile computers with no screens at all. “It’s now so inexpensive to have a powerful computing device in my car or lapel, that if you …

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The Low Cost iPhone: Apple Plays Offense And Defense

For the past several years, Apple has been extraordinarily successful selling very high-margin iPhones in substantial quantities. In return, it has rung up billions in profits. And yet as the company approaches another new spate of product launches, profit growth has turned negative, worldwide …