David S. Cannon

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Storing data in a single atom proved possible by IBM researchers

The fundamental components of computers are becoming small enough that they are pressing against the boundaries of the familiar world of Newtonian physics. And nowhere is the scale and precision of operation on better display than in hard disk drives, where a trillion bits may fit in a square inch. …

Blitzkrieg Redux: The Coming Warbot Revolution

Virtual and augmented reality market expected to reach $100bn by 2022

Among the recent technological innovations, like smartglasses, that have the potential to penetrate to the mainstream in the consumer and commercial …

There's a New Prediction for the Singularity: 2047

In 30 years, the singularity will happen and artificial intelligence in all the smart devices and robots will exceed human intelligence.<p>That was the …

Singularity

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 …

Will Democracy Survive Big Data and Artificial Intelligence?

<i>Editor’s Note: This article first appeared in</i> Spektrum der Wissenschaft, Scientific American<i>’s sister publication, as “D</i><i>igitale Demokratie statt</i> …

Training to Craning in 60 Minutes: Testing My VR-learned Skills on a Real 22 Ton Crane

Last week, I traveled to the Houston Area Safety Council in Pasadena, Texas, to put Industrial Training International VR’s new crane simulator …

WTF is cloud computing?

After more than a decade of being in the popular tech lexicon, people kind of get the idea of “the cloud,” but most probably only understand a bit of it.<p>That’s because the cloud isn’t a single concrete thing so much as a concept that encompasses many technologies. Understanding those pieces and how …

Improbable with Rob Whitehead

<b>MARK:</b> I'm good, thanks, Francesc. All the better because we're in the same room at the same time.<p><b>FRANCESC:</b> Finally. For not long, but finally<p><b>MARK:</b> …

Gabe Newell isn't really here

He's someplace else<p>Gabe Newell sits perfectly still, leans forward. His hands are laid on his lap. Only his eyes are moving. They shift rapidly from left to right and back again. He's physically here, he's sort of listening, but I'd say he's also somewhere else, mentally untangling the knots of the …

Virtual Reality

Vuzix aims to ship thin augmented reality smartglasses in 2017

Vuzix knows that people don’t want to be embarrassed when they put something on their face. So the company is working hard to ship a pair of augmented reality smartglasses this year that will be thin enough to wear comfortably.<p>The Rochester, N.Y.-based company unveiled its latest models, the Blade …

Developer combines HoloLens and Vive for 'shared reality'

As fun and immersive as virtual reality is, watching your friend play around in a completely computer-generated environment doesn't have quite the same impact when watching it on a flat monitor or TV screen. But now, thanks to the vivid augmented reality of Microsoft's HoloLens and the …

Augmented Reality

Machine learning versus AI: what's the difference?

Thanks to the likes of Google, Amazon, and Facebook, the terms artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning have become much more widespread …

Thalmic Labs teases new products with $120M raise from Amazon Alexa Fund and more

Waterloo’s Thalmic Labs has raised a new $120 million (U.S.) Series B round from investors including Intel Capital, The Amazon Alexa Fund and Fidelity Investments Canada. The fresh funding will add considerably to the company’s coffers, and should help it with its goal of expanding its product line …