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This headband promises to help you take control of your dreams

Andrew Smiley was sitting inside a huge, ornate dining hall when he began to notice the lights pulsing overhead. That’s weird, he thought. He stood up to get a better look, drawing the eyes of those around him. Suddenly, he knew what was happening, and what to do next: he bolted, diving through a …

X-Ray Specs, for real: these glasses see through skin

An augmented-reality eyepiece designed to help hospitals work faster and safer<p>About 1 billion times a year in the United States, nurses and doctors puncture a patient's skin with a needle in search of a vein. Right now this technique relies on feel; that means more than half of all those children …

This Insane Technology That Makes Buttons Appear On A Flat Smartphone Screen Is Pretty Close To Magic

When I sat down for my first demo with Tactus Technology, it felt like I was witnessing magic. A completely normal-looking, smooth-screened tablet had suddenly transformed into a device equipped with a little, bubbly keyboard.<p>The buttons had risen up out of seemingly nowhere. Then they melted back …

Gear & Gadgets

Microsoft Is Researching Earbuds That Play Music Based On Your Mood

Stressed during your commute? Time for "Livin' on a Prayer." Or at least it will be if Microsoft develops the headphones one of its researchers is currently working on. Called "Septimu," these new headphones would take your standard earbuds to a whole new level -- by playing music suited to your …

MIT Is Developing Technology That Will Allow You To Reach Into Your Computer Screen, Pull Something Out, And Move It With Your Hands

What if you could reach into your computer screen, pull something out of it, and manipulate it with your hands?<p>New technology that allows us to do just that is a step away from revolutionizing the way we interact with the digital world. Technology will soon make it possible for us to reach out and …

Augmented Reality

Spray-on clothing becomes a reality

Spray-on technology demonstrated in London today creates a seamless fabric on contact with the body and may have applications in medicine as well as fashion<p>A Spanish fashion designer has developed the world's first spray-on clothing that can be worn, washed and worn again.<p>Manel Torres joined forces …

This Transcendence Teaser Trailer Is A Wet Dream For Science Fans

For the longest time, noted cinematographer Wally Pfister’s upcoming artificial intelligence movie <i>Transcendence</i> almost seemed like a myth. We knew it …

I swapped my world for a virtual one – and I loved what I found

Oculus Rift is a brilliant piece of kit that has huge potential for the future of gaming and education<p>We were supposed to have virtual reality by now. We knew from fiction what it would look like, the wrongs it would bring.<p>For ages we seemed on the edge of a self-imposed <i>Matrix</i> or as much creepy, …

A drone Hollywood cinematographers can love

DJI Innovations' S1000 is a monster, eight-rotor drone ready to carry Hollywood-quality cameras.<p>LAS VEGAS -- Drones carrying cameras is no longer something worth getting worked up about. But a drone that can carry a heavy-duty digital SLR capable of shooting Hollywood movies? Now that's exciting.<p>At …

Drones

Jumping Sumo robot leaps around house, streams video

<b>LAS VEGAS—</b>France-based Parrot leapt into International CES with the Jumping Sumo, a robotic toy that you control over your home Wi-Fi network or a network created by the robot itself. All the while, the Sumo sends near real time video back to the controlling Android or iOS tablet or smartphone, as …

Research: Smart glass shipments to reach 10 million by 2018

Juniper Research has revealed that global wearable smart glass shipments will reach 10 million per annum by 2018, compared to an estimated 87,000 …

Meta's $3,000 3D glasses look to an augmented reality future

Meta expects to ship the equivalent of a MacBook Air in a pair of augmented reality glasses and a pocket computer in June 2014.<p>High up in the hills of Portola Valley, Calif., west of Stanford University, a band of engineers and designers are creating the future. At least that is what they hope. For …

Adornably uses augmented reality to help you shop for furniture

Furniture shopping is always a somewhat tricky affair. If you go out to a store and browse around in person, it’s hard to know for sure how a piece …

Augmented Reality

Augmented Reality Brings Tattoos to Life

A recent exhibit used augmented reality and iPads to turn tattoos into works of 3D art.<p>Visual artist Alison Bennett created the "Shifting Skin" …

3D Augmented-Reality Makeup Mirror Could Transform Beauty Shopping

Deciding on makeup products can be a trying task: Women try on different shades, remove them and then repeat the process all over again. But a new 3D …