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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 …

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 …

Codes of Conduct

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 …

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 …

Sculpture

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 …

eCommerce

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 …

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 …

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

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 …

South 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

Opening up the HoloLens is a startling reminder that this is a self-contained holographic computer. Unlike the Oculus Rift or HTC Vive VR headsets, it’s completely untethered and doesn’t need to communicate with a PC or phone to project holograms into the environment around you. It's a Windows 10 …

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 …

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 …