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These AR Goggles Are Making Faster Fixes in Oil Fields

Replacing parts of an outdated Baker Hughes turbine at a petrochemical plant in Johor Bahru, Malaysia, is about as fun as it sounds. The chore was …

Augmented Reality

A Nine-Year Collaboration Has Just Shown How Sugar Influences Cancer Cell Growth

This is huge.<p>There's a long-known relationship between cancer and sugar, but figuring out exactly how it works has proven elusive. Now, thanks to a …

Cancer Cells

5 Books That Will Make You Smarter at Work | Inc.com

Can you guess one of the almost forgotten secrets of powerful leaders? It's found on the printed page or today's smartphones.<p>It's an old skill, almost forgotten in our present, hurried world.<p>No longer is it enough to have a good idea or product. It's about respecting leaders who are well-rounded …

Self-improvement

You Can Rent This Converted Water Tower House for Your Next Beach Vacation

We dare you find a better view.<p>From far away, you'd think this structure was a water tower. But as you get closer, you'll see that that this historic water tower has actually been converted into an incredible three-story beach house.<p>Located in the westernmost corner of Orange County, California, …

Practical automation guide and tools for busy bloggers

Credit: Tomas Laurinavicius<p>Bill Gates is famous for saying, “I choose a lazy person to do a hard job. Because a lazy person will find an easy way to do it.”<p>However shocking that sounds, putting more work and hours into something doesn’t always yield better results. And today’s fast-paced online …

Google Photos

$100 Arduino Powered Assistive Exoskeleton Arm (video)

Using just $100 worth of parts Kristjan Berce has created an awesome Arduino powered assistive exoskeleton arm. The arm mechanism is controlled using …

Arduino

Microsoft's new Project Scorpio Xbox could blow the PS4 Pro out of the water, challenge high-end PCs - ExtremeTech

Microsoft’s new Project Scorpio Xbox could blow the PS4 Pro out of the water, challenge high-end PCs<p>By on April 6, 2017 at 3:10 pm<p>This site may earn …

Software

25 Best Android Tips to Make Your Phone More Useful - ExtremeTech

By on February 23, 2018 at 5:16 pm<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>Things looked shaky for Android …

Gear & Gadgets

AMD buys into wireless VR: Is it the start of something bigger? - ExtremeTech

By on April 11, 2017 at 7:30 am<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>It’s no secret AMD has had its …

Virtual Reality

Best drone picks for every budget - ExtremeTech

By on April 11, 2017 at 5:12 am<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>Drones come in a wide variety of …

Drones
Wellness

Chaos leads to stronger carbon fiber

Carbon fiber is widely used in aircraft and performance cars thanks to its light-yet-strong nature, but it's still a fuzzy science. What's the ideal baking temperature, and the resulting degree of chaos in carbon atoms, that you need to make the sturdiest material? MIT might finally have an answer. …

50+ Awesome Products You Haven’t Seen Before

Ever wondered what it would be like to have a personal vision tracker or an alarm clock doormat? While there are tons of gadgets being released every …

Gear & Gadgets

Crystal Raspberry Pi Notification System (video)

A unique Raspberry Pi notification system has been published to the Hack A Day website by member Tobias Kuhn, which provides full instructions on how …

These smart firewalls will keep hackers out of your home

The most recent batch of documents released by WikiLeaks contained an especially worrying revelation: A vulnerability in Samsung Smart TVs allowed …

Los Angeles

Trump's quiet war on data begins

Two months into the Trump presidency, there's still a lot of uncertainty surrounding the new administration. One big area of concern is how the executive branch will deal with the vast amounts of data collected by the government. Federal agencies like NASA and EPA conduct countless studies crucial …

The White House

Google Maps' latest trick is remembering where you parked

Google Now kept track of parking locations before, but it wasn't with any degree of accuracy. The latest version of the Android Google Maps app circumvents how inaccurate the feature was by having you mark a parking spot for yourself. That's a pretty stark comparison to the dark magic (read: GPS …

8 awesome hidden features in Android Nougat - ExtremeTech

By on March 20, 2017 at 10:00 am<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>Google’s latest version of Android …

Get ready for all sorts of augmented reality wizardry on your iPhone

We know that Tim Cook loves augmented reality. He loves it so much that he declared the technology might be as big as an idea as the smartphone.<p>Now, …

Microsoft Partners with Creative Agencies to Expand HoloLens

Here at Tech Trends we have been fans of the HoloLens ever since we were invited to demo it last year, so we continue to follow its development with …

Augmented Reality

Avegant Claims Newly Announced Display Tech is "a new method to create light fields"

Accommodation<p>In the real world, to focus on a near object, the lens of your eye bends to focus the light from that object onto your retina, giving …

Augmented Reality

Subscribing to Hulu is one of the best investments a cord cutter can make

<i>The</i> <i>Insider Picks</i> <i>team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Flickr/JodimichelleIn an age when everyone wants to cut the cord, it's likely you traded traditional cable for a streaming subscription or …

Tech Trends

There are 6 major services that let you stream live TV over the internet — here's how they compare

More specifically, an increasing number of tech companies are trying to attract the millions of "cord-cutters" who have ditched cable for services that stream live TV channels over the internet.<p>Hulu's flashy new live-TV service is the latest to join the fray, while YouTube recently launched its …

Televisions

How Chip Designers Are Breaking Moore's Law

Two of the biggest semiconductor companies made announcements last week that might seem unrelated, but are linked. Intel announced its acquisition of Israeli startup Mobileye, which makes chips and software for self-driving cars. Nvidia announced the latest generation of a system intended to speed …

Artificial Intelligence

Google Maps lets you record your parking location, time left at the meter

Google Maps has just added a handy feature that will help users remember where they parked. This appears as a new menu option when you tap the blue dot, and will place a “P” icon on the map so you can find your way back to your spot. While remembering your parking location is something Apple Maps …

Google Maps

A closer look at the Meta 2 AR headset

We were impressed with the Meta 2 augmented reality headset last year, even though we were just looking at prototype hardware. Now, the company is shipping out the final version of the Meta 2 to developers, which includes some useful upgrades. Most importantly, it now sports memory foam around the …

Augmented Reality

Will your next operating system be a game engine? - ExtremeTech

By on March 9, 2017 at 3:00 pm<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>If you’re not a gaming enthusiast, …

On The Go Arduino Programming Kit Created By Kester (video)

Arduino enthusiasts or those looking to learn more about the Arduino platform may be interested in a new on the go Arduino programming kit, which has …