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Photonic Hypercrystals Are Now a Reality, and Light Will Never Be the Same

Recently theorized and already realized, photonic hypercrystals will further enable technologies from Li-Fi to solar cells Image: National Academy of …

Microsoft insists on calling AR and VR 'Mixed' Reality. Maybe we should too.

Back in 2015, when the the world was just beginning to pay serious attention to virtual reality, Microsoft surprised everyone by announcing HoloLens. Instead of surrounding you with virtual imagery – like Oculus and every other VR company – HoloLens brought the digital world into the real. To date, …

Augmented Reality

Learn How to Build a 8-bit Computer From Scratch Using Breadboards

<i>CuriousBytes: This article is about a guy who has built an 8-bit computers right from scratch using regular electronic parts. Ben Eater has</i> …

This tiny Compute Stick turns any TV or monitor into a full-blown PC

The word “computer” means something very different in 2017 than it did even a decade ago. We now carry computers with us in our pockets everywhere we …

Windows 10

The 7 Businesses Venture Capitalists Are Really Interested In

VCs fill us in on the sectors likely to score major financing in the months and years ahead.<p><i>The following excerpt is from Entrepreneur's book</i> Finance Your Business<i>. Buy it now from</i> Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iTunes<p>Venture capital (VC) firms are often regarded as the holy grail of startup financiers. …

Stock trading app Robinhood raises $110 million to become the latest unicorn

Zero-fee stock trading app Robinhood is getting a boost from its own investors.<p>The financial tech company announced Wednesday that it had raised $110 …

Adobe Is Using Algorithms to Add 6DoF to Monoscopic VR Videos – Variety

Hardly a day has gone by this month without the announcement of a new virtual reality (VR) camera system. Facebook, Google and GoPro all aim to make …

Virtual Reality

Elon Musk's new plan to save humanity from AI

Elon Musk has a new plan to protect humanity from artificial intelligence -- if you can't beat 'em, join 'em.<p>In October 2014, Musk ignited a global discussion on the perils of artificial intelligence. Humans might be doomed if we make machines that are smarter than us, Musk warned. He called …

Artificial Intelligence

The best virtual reality apps of 2018

If there’s anything we’ve learned from Hollywood movies, it’s that there’s only a matter of time before the machines inevitably become sentient, take …

Virtual Reality

Mark Zuckerberg, in his own words, on why AR is Facebook’s next big platform bet

Mark Zuckerberg wants to build you a pair of augmented reality glasses.<p>Mark Zuckerberg has a vision for the future, and it involves a lot less <i>stuff</i>.<p>“Think about how many of the things you use [that] don’t actually need to be physical,” Zuckerberg, Facebook’s future-forming, 32-year-old CEO, said …

Facebook's plans for Oculus are finally taking shape

When Facebook bought Oculus VR for $2 billion in early 2014, it wasn't entirely clear what Mark Zuckerberg planned to do with all of the virtual reality hardware suddenly at his fingertips. Hell, it wasn't even clear that VR was going to be a legitimate industry: Sony hadn't revealed the …

Steve Ballmer’s new project: find out how the government spends your money

Nonpartisan USAFacts provides a comprehensive database on government spending and revenue<p>Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer has launched a new project aimed at providing a comprehensive database of government revenue and spending. The website, called USAFacts, brings together a wide range of …

Ridley Scott wants to make VR a reality in cinema

VR is about to get a creative filmmaker's touch.<p>Ridley Scott's RSA Films production company is launching a new imprint "dedicated exclusively to the creative development and production of VR (virtual reality), AR (augmented reality) and mixed media." It's called RSA VR.<p>RSA VR's first project is a …

Virtual Reality

Mini-Mirages Emerge in an Augmented Reality Art Exhibition

Adrien M and Claire B’s latest series of installations basically looks like Harry Potter magic come to life.<p>Even in its early beta stages, the new live exhibition from digital artists Adrien M and Claire B will have you rubbing your eyes in disbelief. Throughout their <i>Mirages & Miracles</i> display, the …

Augmented Reality

Video projector creates augmented reality with no bulky headset

You don’t need special glasses to see an augmented view of the world. A new combined camera and computer can superimpose images over real-world …

Virtual reality app to highlight the impact of bad driving decisions launched in Redditch

A NEW virtual reality app allowing young drivers and passengers to see the outcomes of bad driving decisions has been launched in Warwickshire and …

Deal: Learn Raspberry Pi Full Stack Web Development - Technabob

One of the most versatile and useful tools in any DIYer’s toolbox is the Raspberry Pi. This tiny, inexpensive computer is a great way to run …

Eric Schmidt: ‘Big data is so powerful, nation states will fight’ over it

Google grabbed five major clients for its cloud business.<p>Google announced Wednesday it had recently gained some major customers on its cloud platform: Verizon, Colgate, HSBC and eBay.<p>The message from Alphabet Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt during a keynote highlighting the additions at the annual …

Jon Favreau Leaps into Virtual Reality - MIT Technology Review

Jon Favreau is the rare traditional filmmaker to push into virtual reality. After becoming one of the most successful directors in Hollywood with <i>Elf</i> …

15 tools to prime your Raspberry Pi for IoT

Prime your Pi for enterprise IoT<p>IoT is a sparkly new term for what the scientific community has been doing for a long time. But now, in its …

Check out Windows 98 running on a smart ‘watch’ powered by Raspberry Pi

What time is it? It’s time to learn how to build a Windows 98-powered smartwatch!<p>The homemade device was created by a 314Reactor member using …

Raspberry Pi

Bring out your inner 'Calvin and Hobbes' at Alt.Ctrl.GDC

Ah, the Alt.Ctrl.GDC booth. It's the real reason thousands of people flock to downtown San Francisco every year, under the guise of attending panels, networking and showing off their work at the annual Game Developers Conference. Alt.Ctrl.GDC is a collection of games that use experimental controls …

Calvin and Hobbes

VR film series shows how you can help save young lives in 360 degrees

One organization wants to share the stories of nonprofits helping young people survive and thrive, and it's using an innovative medium to do it.<p>Epic …

Virtual Reality

Samsung Wants To Turn Augmented Reality Into The OS Of Your Life

Imperfect as it may be, Samsung has shared a conceivable vision of how phones, desktops, AR, and VR could mix.<p>Google Glass and the Apple Watch have both flopped for the same two reasons. First, neither is very attractive. Second, neither proved as essential as the phone that’s already in your …

$3 million financing round led by Andreessen Horowitz

Bigscreen was created in 2014 and released in 2016. Since the beginning, we wanted to focus on building useful tools that enable productivity, …

Facebook’s VR Company Is Facing A Total Shutdown

Recently, Oculus, a company Facebook acquired for $2 billion almost three years ago, has turned out to be more trouble than it’s worth. Oculus lost a major lawsuit worth half a billion dollars to video game publisher ZeniMax, owner of <i>Fallout</i> and <i>Skyrim</i> developer Bethesda Softworks, with the court …

Transmit Radio Signals with Raspberry PI

“In this video I show how to transmit radio signals with a Raspberry Pi! This video includes the complete steps from the beginning, where we format …

The holy grail of VR headsets might look something like this

Having conquered smartphones and smartwatches, Qualcomm now wants its powerful mobile chips to power all-in-one virtual reality headsets.<p>The …

Virtual Reality

Construction Equipment Operator Training Revolutionized with New Virtual Reality Tool from Immersive Technologies

Finding and keeping trained, skilled heavy equipment operators is one of the greatest challenges facing the construction industry. With tight …