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Adwatch of the Year 2017: the nation's most recalled and liked ads

On the face of it, this year’s Adwatch league tables look strangely like last year’s – an indication, perhaps, of a nation in stasis, of advertisers …

News: The Magic of Magic Leap's Hardware — Here's What We Know

It finally happened! In a world of "go big or go home," Magic Leap has finally done something other than tease us with vague promises and rendered …

The next Apple Watch might double as an EKG heart monitor

The current-gen Apple Watch can already detect your heart rate, but it’s not so great at figuring out whether you’re likely to have a stroke with that data. So, for its next wearable trick, the company is reportedly baking in an EKG heart monitor.<p>That’s according to Bloomberg’s sources, who noted …

‘It’s not just for banner ads anymore’: The New York Times is making all of its ads available programmatically

The New York Times is growing its programmatic business by allowing machines to sell its custom ad units.<p>In the third quarter, the Times began …

AdTech

This Shazam for fonts can confirm your worst Papyrus suspicions

Have a Helvetica good time with the typeface-recognition app we’ve all been waiting for<p>WhatTheFont is pure genius. Just open the app on your phone and aim the camera at a chunk of text. Snap a photo. In an instant, it recognizes the typeface just like Shazam recognizes music, and serves you a list …

A Complete Guide to Enhancing Eyes in Photoshop

The eyes are one of the most crucial parts of a person when it comes to portraiture and retouching, as they are the first thing a viewer looks at and …

Nonprofit’s cruelty-free, therapeutic VR experience lets you swim with dolphins

Since the 1970s, some researchers have described the positive therapeutic effect that swimming with dolphins can have on people, particularly those …

The future of computing is holograms

Right next to the canal that separates Brooklyn from Queens in New York, is a massive brick building that used to be a glass factory. Now it houses artists, metalworkers, and a company called Looking Glass. The latter could upend how we use computers every day.<p>Looking Glass today (Nov. 21) …

Augmented Reality

Vortx is a device that lets you experience the elements as they happen on screen

Heads up: All products featured here are selected by Mashable's commerce team and meet our rigorous standards for awesomeness. If you buy something, …

Google will bring AR apps to “hundreds of millions” of Android devices in 2018

Augmented reality apps and games will be available on “hundreds of millions” of Android smartphones by the end of 2018. That’s the word from the business and operations lead for Google’s VR unit, Amit Singh, who talked up the search giant’s AR ambitions at the recent Web Summit in Lisbon.<p>Google had …

Ford's exoskeleton could help factory workers in a big way

It's meant to help reduce fatigue when working on overhead tasks.<p>A tired, injured worker doesn't exactly make a great contribution to capital growth. That's why Ford is investigating an exoskeleton that could keep workers from breaking to pieces during difficult tasks.<p>Ford is testing an upper body …

Exoskeletons

Learn These Simple Custom Camera Settings and You’ll Never Miss a Shot Again (VIDEO)

Whether you’re a professional photographer or a passionate amateur, one sure way to shoot <i>better</i> is to learn how to shoot <i>faster,</i> so you never miss …

Uber partners with NASA ahead of flying taxi initiative

Uber continues to aim for the sky.<p>The tech company has partnered with NASA to help it develop air traffic management systems for its flying taxi initiatives, chief product officer Jeff Holden said on Wednesday. Holden made the announcement atWeb Summit, a technology conference in Lisbon.<p>In April, …

Air Traffic

Apple Pay Cash proves Apple hasn’t lost its attention to detail

After several years of boring iPhone upgrades, buggy software updates, and design travesties like the Mac Pro and Magic Mouse, some might say Apple lost its attention to detail. But the mesmerizing design of Apple Pay Cash proves it is still alive and well in Cupertino.<p>Following its introduction at …

For Amazon, The Future Of Alexa Is About The End Of The Smartphone Era

With touch-screen devices like the Echo Show and Echo Spot, Amazon is trying to upend a decade of smartphones, notifications, and apps.<p>Picture a hypothetical future in which Amazon’s Alexa renders your smartphone unnecessary.<p>You tap the “good morning” button on your bedside Echo Spot, and it …

This site uses machine learning to enhance your low-res photos for free

We’ve recently seen a number of interesting approaches to improving low-resolution images using machine learning, including ones from researchers at Google, and at the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems. Now, you can try an AI-powered enhancing tool for yourself with just a couple of …

Snapchat hopes massive app changes will attract new users

Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel has revealed that Snapchat’s app will be undergoing a major redesign, after the company fell short of expected growth projections for the quarter.<p>In a letter to investors, Spiegel blamed the difficulties on the service being too difficult for many users to understand. “One …

Apple Is Said to Ramp Up Work on Augmented Reality Headset

Apple Inc., seeking a breakthrough product to succeed the iPhone, aims to have technology ready for an augmented-reality headset in 2019 and could …

The Future Of The Transport Industry - IoT, Big Data, AI And Autonomous Vehicles

Tremendous strides by innovators have resulted in some fascinating and intriguing enhancements to the transportation industry. In fact, in many ways, it feels like the future of the transportation industry is already here. These developments will cause transportation companies to rethink job …

Roads

As Amazon’s Alexa Turns Three, It’s Evolving Faster Than Ever

The voice service is getting more features, powering new hardware, and entering new countries. And Amazon is working to make it feel even more human.<p>How often has any piece of consumer technology had as eventful a year as 2017 has been for Amazon’s Alexa voice service and Echo hardware?<p>Consider the …

Shapes of UX designer

Over the past 12 years I have obsessed over mapping designers. What type of designer someone was? What flavour? What shape? What skills? Getting …

What’s holding back VR?

Sanjit Dang Contributor<p>Sanjit Dang is an investment director at Intel Capital.<p>More posts by this contributor:<p>Online Commerce Needs An Offline Experience<p>When it comes to virtual reality, we’re in a classic tech-industry moment: lots of chatter but seemingly little movement. We hear future-focused …

With Poly, Google makes it easier to build for VR, AR

The new tool is a library of downloadable 3D objects and scenes for use in virtual- or augmented-reality apps.<p>Creating a serene garden of AR flowers to put in your app? Google on Wednesday launched a tool that will make finding the right 3D objects easier.<p>Poly is a one-stop shop for browsing, …

Augmented Reality

Drone delivers food to Japan town hit by nuclear disaster

<b>Drones are delivering food to residents of a Japanese town devastated by the Fukushima nuclear disaster where access to shops is limited.</b><p>Residents were allowed to return to the Minamisoma area last year but obtaining supplies can be difficult.<p>Operators of the drone food delivery service said it was …

Drones

Tesla under the microscope

2984637c-4237-4cc6-98da-bdeca751d6c2<p>Tesla under the …

Obama Administration

The costs of setting up a Smart Home

Would you spend $2,200 to ask Alexa to turn off the lights and lock the door? That's what USA TODAY's Jefferson Graham estimates the costs of …

Why binge watch when you can binge experience? TV is about to seem old-school

You’ve just had a long, exhausting day: The boss was breathing down your neck, the commute was a stop-and-go nightmare, and your 756th TPS report …

IKEA finally adds HomeKit support to its Tradfri smart lighting range

After a few false starts, IKEA has finally added HomeKit integration to its Tradfri smart light range. For owners of Tradfri smart bulb accessories, you can now update your hub firmware and get the latest version of the Tradfri app from the App Store.<p>This allows you to generate a HomeKit code for …

Home Automation

This app is like Shazam for fonts

WhatTheFont is a Shazam for fonts — a designer’s dream.<p>The app is a mobile version of the website previously developed by MyFonts, and recognizes any font you point at with your camera, including a variation of similar fonts to go with it. It also lets you buy the fonts you find directly through …

Typography

Instagram is testing a stop-motion camera for Stories

Another creative tool to join Boomerangs and Superzooms<p>Days after releasing its Superzoom creative tool into the wild, Instagram is testing another new tool to join it. Stop Motion is a camera tool that lets you take a long series of photos, which Instagram stitches up into a GIF that you can post …