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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 …

3D Printing
eSports

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 …

Phnom Penh

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 …

Headphones

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 users will have the ability to go live in Facebook Groups and Events, access interactive features (including live reactions, replaying comments and …

Facebook

Why Twitter should pay more attention to Africa

Twitter users in Africa are five times more likely to use the micro-blogging service to voice their political views than they are in the US and the UK, a new study reveals.<p>An analysis of 1.6 billion geo-located tweets and the top 5,000 hashtags showed that one in 10 of the most popular topics were …

Africa

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 …