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This 3D Printer Makes Robots That Can Walk Away as Soon as They're Done

Bringing the world one step closer to having real-life replicators like <i>Star Trek</i> promised, researchers at MIT’s CSAIL lab have developed a new 3D …

Star Trek

Faceit and Twitch launch esports league where teams are owners

Esports startup Faceit is partnering with gameplay livestreaming site Twitch to create the Esports Championship Series. The esports league is starting with a Counter-Strike tournament where participating teams and players will be granted co-ownership in the business.<p>With this league, teams will be …

AltspaceVR wants to make VR chat sessions part of everyday life

There are plenty of ways to hang out with other people in VR, from competitive games like <i>EVE: Valkyrie</i> to the Gear VR's group video streaming options. But one of the most fully developed platforms is AltspaceVR, a cross-platform virtual environment based around mirroring real-world social …

Virtual Reality

3D projections turn trees into divinities

That is not a photoshop, it's the work of French photographer Clément Briend.<p>Shot for the series <i>Cambodian Trees</i>, the image was created by using multiple projectors to turn trees in Phnom Penh, Cambodia into light sculptures. Briend's 3D projections are created quite organically. He starts with an …

Amazon brings same-day delivery to nearly a dozen more U.S. metros

Amazon’s same-day delivery service is today seeing a notable expansion here in the U.S. The online retailer announced this morning that same-day delivery, which is available to members of its $99 annual Prime membership program, is now live in 11 more metropolitan areas and is rolling out to more …

Amazon

Amazon and Microsoft are very close to investing in mapping tech for self-driving cars

Last week's news that Amazon and Microsoft were both considering getting involved in the world of self-driving cars was no April Fools' prank. This week, Daimler, the German automobile manufacturer that owns Mercedes-Benz, confirmed to the <i>Wall Street Journal</i> that the two tech giants were close to …

Transportation

Nuheara's wireless earbuds can also enhance hearing

At what point does something officially become a trend? For truly wireless earbuds, I'm calling it now. Nuheara is the latest company to enter into the fray, with its IQbuds: a pair that blends ideas from Bragi's music and fitness-focused Dash, and Here's "active listening" experience. The product …

Gear & Gadgets

Facebook Live expands features to include chats within groups, event pages

LOS ANGELES — As the popularity of live streaming continues to climb, Facebook announced Wednesday that it's adding new features to Facebook Live.<p>Now …

Why Twitter should pay more attention to Africa

Nigeria, South Africa, Ethiopia and Egypt had the most politically engaged Twitter users, but the report found current affairs issues crossed borders. The Nigerian presidential elections and political strife in Burundi were among the most popular topics discussed in Africa last year.<p>“Our previous …

Twitch is helping create a new eSports league

Twitch's list of competitive gaming partnerships is growing at a rapid pace. Following deals with the folks behind <i>Vainglory</i> and <i>Rocket League,</i> the broadcasting juggernaut is joining forces with leading eSports platform Faceit to launch the Esports Championship Series. Essentially, it's a pro-league …

Inside Microsoft's HoloLens

When I tried Microsoft’s HoloLens headset last year, security guards lined the walls of a hotel, and I had to stash all my belongings in a locker before I even set foot near it. Microsoft was petrified someone would take a photo of the device and deconstruct it to help rival companies catch up. …

Augmented Reality

Vivaldi is a new desktop browser for power users

A little bit of life in the browser market<p>Welcome to Mossberg<i>, a weekly commentary and reviews column on The Verge and Re/code by veteran tech journalist Walt Mossberg, now an Executive Editor at The Verge and Editor at Large of Re/code.</i><p>A decade ago, the release of a new desktop web browser, or …

Software

This Living Necklace Glows With Bioluminescent Algae

Humans have been wearing living jewelry for centuries. Most famously, the Mayans would encrust Maquech beetles with gold and gemstones and tether …

Biology