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The USA is taking on Japan in a giant robot duel you can watch next Tuesday

The fight’s already happened, but will be streamed on Twitch, 7PM PT, October 17th<p>We’ve been waiting a long time to see the “world’s first giant robot duel,” and next week we’ll finally get to watch the metal-on-metal action. If you’ve forgotten the background, all the way back in July 2015 a US …

Robotics

This Is VR’s WTF Moment

Does Samsung’s remote parenting app show how VR will connect us, or keep us apart?<p>The reason that we’re not all wearing Google Glass today can be summed up by two fateful “WTF” moments.<p>The first was when technologist Robert Scoble wore it in the shower–proving, <i>Vogue</i> spreads aside, that it was as …

Mischievous Programmers Simulate Barack Obama Giving a George W. Bush Speech

In the world of computer graphics, anything seems possible these days. It is possible, for instance, to make Barack Obama’s face deliver a George W. …

We're Seriously Underestimating the Virtual-Reality Market

I can say this with confidence: The future of VR goes far beyond fun and games.<p>Virtual reality and augmented reality are about to become explosive growth markets. Within the last few years, we’ve seen a range of exciting prototypes, and significant investment from tech heavyweights like Microsoft …

Light fields – the future of VR-AR-MR

Lightfields : the future of VR-AR-MR ?

Virtual Reality

VR and Augmented Reality Will Soon Be Worth $150 Billion. Here Are The Major Players

A new report suggests AR will be eventually worth four times as much as VR.<p>Together, virtual reality and augmented reality are expected to generate about $150 billion in revenue by the year 2020.<p>Of that staggering sum, according to data published today by Manatt Digital Media, and originally …

Video game developers are making a 3D virtual tour of the ghost town around Chernobyl

A Polish video game developer is creating a virtual reality experience where people can explore the nooks and crannies of the deserted nuclear city of Pripyat and other features of interest in the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone.<p>The Farm 51, based in Gliwice, Poland, is currently working on the video game …

Virtual Reality

How Virtual Reality is Changing the Marketing and Advertising Game

When we think about Virtual Reality (VR), we tend to think of video games with a huge helmet that covers our entire face and head in order to lift us …

Virtual Reality

The Business Case For Augmented Reality

Todd Chusid Contributor<p>Todd Chusid is the practice director of corporate applications and data solutions for Randstad Technologies.<p>When we think of augmented reality, we think of the interaction of superimposed graphics, audio, GPS data and other sensory enhancements converging within a real-world …

Augmented Reality

Become a Better Man

EA's Frostbite Engine "Building a Small and Collaborative VR Team"

Frostbite, the Electronic Arts-produced game engine behind popular titles such as the <i>Mirror’s Edge</i> series and the <i>Battlefield</i> series, is looking to …

Is Our Universe a Fake?

<i>Robert Lawrence Kuhn is the creator, writer and host of "Closer to Truth," a public television and multimedia program that features the world's</i> …

Dark Matter

What Is Spacetime, Really?

A hundred years ago today Albert Einstein published his General Theory of Relativity—a brilliant, elegant theory that has survived a century, and …

Quantum Mechanics

Future Prize: 3D printing enables aviation industry to flourish

In early 2016 Airbus will begin producing airplane components with its own Selective Laser Melting machines. These advances are the first step in …

10 Free Tools For Productive Programming

Every programmer needs a set of tools -- and tools seem to be even better when they're free. Here are 10 you can use to be more productive in your …

A top VC firm just put together a stunning presentation on the state of startups

A top NYC VC firm, First Round Capital, decided to poll more than 500 founders what it's like and, in an industry first, release data on the state of the startup industry, which they've let us republish in full here.<p>Here's how startups are feeling about everything from raising money (pessimistic) …

Venture Capital

5 Great Web Tools for Creating Video Lessons

December 2 , 2015<br>We have curated for you today a list of some very helpful tools to use to create interactive video lessons. These tools are …

The Formlabs Form 2 Brings The 3D-Printing Magic (Again)

Home 3D printing has grown by leaps and bounds over the past half decade. While some of the fluff and excitement has gone out of the technology, it is still the closest thing to magic we have in our world. The idea that we can apparate objects out of thin air, that we can convert bits to atoms is …

Shades of Grey

Scott Walker Bankrupts Wisconsin Food Banks—Just in Time for Christmas!

Thanks,<p>failed presidential candidate.<p>It is becoming increasingly likely that, come Christmas Eve, Scott Walker, the goggle-eyed homunculus hired by Koch Industries to manage their Midwest subsidiary formerly known as the state of Wisconsin, will be visited by three very angry spirits—the Ghosts of …

A big thanks to the @gamefacelabs team for hosting today's demo session. https://t.co/eJUk0yCnZ8

Initial Reactions from First Time Gear VR Buyers

The Samsung Gear VR powered by Oculus made its historic consumer debut on Friday, hitting store shelves and doorsteps after going on pre-sale earlier …

3 Important Warnings for New Gear VR Users

With Samsung’s mobile Gear VR headset hitting stores in time for the holidays, a deluge of new VR users is on the way. If you’re among them, here’s …

Real Drugs, Virtual Reality: Meet the Psychonauts Tripping in the Rift

Psychedelics help trick your brain into believing a virtual world is real life.<p>Imagine you're soaring through a colorful, 360-degree virtual world full of obstacles, making giant leaps, jumping walls and swinging through the air with a grappling hook, Spider-Man-style. Now imagine you can actually</i> …

Virtual reality just got real, declares Samsung in Gear VR ad

Samsung just released a TV commercial for its Gear VR, and it has one big quality: it makes virtual reality look dead simple. Just watch for yourself.<p>Oculus Rift and PlayStation VR are cool, and without doubt, these high-end, high-octane platforms will foster innovation in virtual reality. But the …

Virtual Reality

Samsung's new Gear VR commercial adds normality to virtual reality

In <i>The Verge</i>'s preview of the commercial version of Gear VR, Ben Popper said he came away from his time with the device "in awe [and] excited for the future of this new artistic medium." Samsung's new 30-second ad for the Gear VR doesn't convey this sense of excitement, but instead presents the …

Virtual Reality

Google shoots first with Star Wars virtual reality series

Google has teamed up with Disney and Verizon to develop a new virtual reality series in celebration of <i>Star Wars: The Force Awakens.</i> The story ties …

This weekend could be huge for the future of drones

In October, the FAA announced the creation of a task force to draft recommendations for flight regulations and for a drone registration process. In the initial press release announcing the task force, the FAA said the group would have until November 20 to provide recommendations.<p>Now the 25-person …

Regulation

Innovating In A World Of Patent Lawsuits

Elaine Chen Contributor<p>Elaine Chen is the founder and managing director of ConceptSpring, as well as a senior lecturer at the MIT Sloan School of Management.<p>This fall, Apple once again won the dubious honor of dominating the conversation on patent infringement.<p>First, it lost a ruling in Germany’s …

Motorola

Gabe Newell: Valve's Steam Machines Outperform Consoles at Same Price Point

With Valve's long-awaited initiative to bring PC gaming to the living room now just days away, the head of the company has claimed its hardware line-up can offer better performance-value than consoles.<p>In an interview with Develop, Gabe Newell was quoted as saying: "At console price points, we're …

Steam Machines

Gravity Visualized by High School Teacher in an Amazingly Elegant & Simple Way

Just a few miles down the highway from Open Culture's gleaming headquarters you will find Los Gatos High School, where Dan Burns, an AP Physics …