Daniel Prado

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You can explore Boston and relive American history with this app

Imagine walking around the streets of Boston alongside a historical icon, all while taking in the sights and stories of the city’s most profound …

Augmented Reality

Samsung Galaxy X folding phone could cost twice as much as iPhone X

Apple and Samsung are both supposedly working on foldable phones. The Korean company will get its out first though, but hold onto your wallet, it’s going to be shockingly expensive.<p>An analyst predicts that this device, allegedly called the Galaxy X, will cost about 2M Korean won, or $1815. That’s …

Samsung Galaxy

My Beef With XR

When Venture Capitalist, AR thought leader, and Executive Producer of Augmented World Expo (AWE) Ori Inbar kicked off the event on May 29th with the phrase: “Go XR or go extinct!” I knew it was over. I had officially lost the war of words. As my old boss Ted Leonsis used to say, “it is better to …

Augmented Reality

This diving system lets you stay submerged for 2 hours, no tank needed

Do you want a diving system that bridges the gap between scuba diving and snorkeling, minus the limitations of both? If so, a new Kickstarter …

Scuba Diving

Antarctica is screwed and so are we

A series of new research papers published about the frozen continent reveal that what protected it in the past won’t protect it in the future.<p>Buckle …

Climate Change

Vive Wireless Adapter Expected to Launch by Late Summer, Battery Detailed

After revealing the Vive Wireless Adapter earlier this year, the company confirmed this week at E3 2018 that the device is on track to launch by late …

Virtual Reality

My girlfriend and I fought zombies inside a local movie theater — and it could be the future of VR

There are a number of virtual-reality systems you use inside your house, but increasingly, many experts in the industry believe that VR may first find its footing in elaborate arcade experiences.<p>VR arcades let people try cutting-edge technologies without spending money on a pricey headset, and the …

Virtual Reality

People are paying insane amounts of real money for "virtual real estate"

A plot of land that you can call your own. A couple of thousand square feet of untouched soil, trees and all, where you can let your imagination run …

Real Estate

Golfshot's new augmented-reality update offers 360-degree, on-course features—bringing a smarter GPS app into the golf space

The new Golfscope AR update to the Golfshot app features one of the first augmented-reality offerings in golf. Though Arccos has introduced AR in its Arccos Caddie product, GPS apps do not typically offer similar technology. For members of Golfshot or Golfshot Pro ($29.99), users with iOS devices …

Augmented Reality

Leap Motion Releases Major Tracking Update and New Demos to Show It Off

Leap Motion builds the leading markerless hand-tracking technology, and today the company revealed a update which they claim brings major …

Augmented Reality

Toward Truly Glasses-sized AR: First Look at DigiLens’ AR HUD Reference Headset

DigiLens, a developer of transparent waveguide display technology, is creating a reference headset aimed at wide FOV AR with hand-tracking, dubbed AR …

Augmented Reality

The state of virtual and augmented reality: Industry sees new reasons for hope amid the hype

Tim Harader has seen this story before.<p>When the digital media entrepreneur arrived in Seattle two decades ago, he was recruited by Microsoft to …

Augmented Reality

This CO2 machine could transform the way we fight climate change

We feast on fossil fuels to power our cars, trains, manufacturing plants and cities, but our reliance on them means we continue to flood our atmosphere with carbon dioxide now reaching levels higher than ever before.<p>What if we could directly capture CO2 from the atmosphere and turn that into …

British Columbia

Scared by Facebook? Wait Till Millennials Are Selling Their Data

Alice Liogier wants to slap a price on her data.<p>The 23-year-old graduate student from Paris is researching the commercial use of personal information …

Privacy

That Russian Router Malware Is More Dangerous Than We Thought

Just over a week ago, the FBI told you to reboot your router to help disrupt the spread of a nasty piece of malware called VPNFilter. Now it looks like the threat could be much more serious than it originally appeared.<p>VPNFilter spread quickly. When Forbes’ Thomas Fox-Brewster first reported on the …

Cyber-attacks

This Former Tesla Staffer Became an Internet Millionaire in His Spare Time

“A lot of people say, ‘If you believe in something, do it 100 percent,’ ” says Sisun Lee. “I actually think that’s horrible advice.” So during 2016, …

South Korea

Lightform unveils $699 augmented-reality projection device from the brains behind Xbox IllumiRoom

Almost five years ago, Microsoft showed off an eye-catching prototype of an Xbox feature that projected games beyond the monitor and onto the walls …

Augmented Reality

Artificial Intelligence (AI) In China: The Amazing Ways Tencent Is Driving It's Adoption

<b>Tencent Holdings</b><p>Tencent is a Chinese tech company founded in 1998 and based in Shenzhen that hosts 55% of China’s mobile internet usage on its platforms. Its mission is to “become the most respected internet enterprise.” The company is China’s biggest social network company with 1 billion users on …

Artificial Intelligence

Steam Survey: HTC Vive Neck and Neck with Oculus Rift After Repeated Gains

Valve’s monthly Steam hardware and software survey is out again, and it appears HTC Vive is holding firm ground on the platform after Oculus Rift …

Virtual Reality

'I'm pretty sure Mark and Sheryl do not appreciate what I'm doing': Meet the whistleblower waging war on Facebook

If Mark Zuckerberg and Sheryl Sandberg didn't know Sandy Parakilas' name when he quit Facebook in 2012, they certainly do now.<p>Parakilas was an operations manager at Facebook's Menlo Park headquarters in California between 2011 and 2012. He became headline news in late 2017 when he warned that …

Social Media

This sci-fi author predicted everything about the smartphone, now he has insights for our AI world

Science fiction writers are some of the great creative forward-thinkers of our time.<p>Hard science fiction is the particular category within the genre that matters the most in imagining our shared future, where the laws of physics are adhered to, usually with specified accuracy. The debate here isn’t …

Science Fiction

Porn’s Uncanny Valley

The San Fernando Valley was once the bedroom community of the adult industry. Now technology hopes to disrupt traditional pornography—and the city it calls home.<p>“It’s a phantom-limb penis syndrome,” said a tall, British man who goes by the name Adam Sutra. Adam is the CEO of CamasutraVR, a company …

Virtual Reality

The mad, twisted tale of the electric scooter craze

Every homeless person has like three scooters now. They take the brains out, the logos off and they literally hotwire it.<p>Michael Ghadieh<p>The angry people, they were angry.<p>Michael Ghadieh

San Francisco

Augmented Reality Expo Dazzles 6,000 Attendees with New Devices

Announcements included innovations in enterprise, entertainment, cinema, smart wearables, sensing suits, vision and audio enhancement, mixed reality …

Augmented Reality

Pixy2 Arduino, Raspberry Pi Robot Vision Smart Sight Sensor

Raspberry Pi and Arduino enthusiasts, makers and developers may be interested in a new smart sight sensor created by development company Charmed …

Raspberry Pi

This Virtual Reality Porn Company Wants To Make You Immortal

Sex today, and until the end of time<p>Porn star Casey Calvert is completely naked, save for a pair of Louboutin heels.<p>Everything, down to the most private parts of her private parts, is on display. And if you step up to the Camasutra booth at the Adult Entertainment Expo, you can reach right out and …

Augmented Reality

Clever new method solves VR’s ‘infinite walking’ problem by tricking your brain

One of the ways that virtual reality could be made even more immersive is if users were able to fully explore enormous virtual worlds by physically …

Virtual Reality

the vr experience 'lube river' is undoing the stigma around sex toys

Become a 'sexplorer' riding a vagina-shaped gondola.<p>Imagine your sex education experience: white walls, stuffy classroom, an awkward instructor, and no sense of understanding pleasure (and sometimes enforcing abstinence). Now, let’s reimagine that experience but in virtual reality. It looks like a …

High School

The Void co-founder: 'The secret to storytelling in VR? Don't!'

Despite its popularity among creative technologists and marketers alike, attempting to tell a story through a virtual reality experience serves only …

Virtual Reality

China Turns to Robotic Policing

In the 2011 CBS show <i>Person of Interest</i>, reclusive computer scientist Harold Finch builds an artificial intelligence system called “the Machine” that …

Artificial Intelligence