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Can Quality Food Be Made at Tech Scale?

CEO Gagan Biyani says his Sprig delivery service is now the largest restaurant in San Francisco.<p>Some of the best shrimp I ever ate in my life came out of my own kitchen. It was tender and garlicky and juicy. It was set off by the contrasting but also complementary flavors and textures of brussels …

San Francisco

Car headlights of the future won't blind other drivers

Carnegie Mellon's work on headlights has made an appearance here before, where it's near-future smart headlights would parse raindrops and 'cancel' them out, projecting light around the rain drops, substantially improving visibility. But that's just one of many tricks that the Carnegie Mellon …

Google will pay you to keep your ideas out of the hands of patent trolls

The search giant wants you to trust them not to weaponize intellectual property<p>2013 was a record year for patent lawsuits, which have been rising rapidly. As University of Iowa law professor Jason Rantenan recently pointed out, "in the 16 years from 1994 until 2010, the annual number of patent …

Audi just invented fuel made from CO2 and water

This article is published in partnership with Time.com. The original version can be found here.<p>By Kevin McSpadden @KevinMcspadden<p>An Audi research …

Graphene produces a working 3D holographic display

A wide viewing angle, full-colour, holographic 3D display has been built using graphene-based materials.<p>Since "Help me, Obi Wan, you're my only hope" hit the big screens in 1977's "Star Wars," we've been dreaming of a full-3D holographic display. Mastering the technology isn't easy, though. We've …

Glove uses tiny air bladders to bring touch to VR

A virtual reality glove that allows gamers to touch and feel objects has been developed by a team of engineering students. The Hands Omni glove uses …

Microsoft granted patent for glasses that detect wearer’s emotions

Put this one in the WTF file.<p>The United States Patent and Trademark Office granted Microsoft a patent today for a pair of glasses that can detect a wearer’s emotional response to what they’re looking at.<p>In patent talk, the thing is called a wearable emotion detection and feedback system.<p>If you are …

Wearable Tech

More than a million people signed into Periscope in its first 10 days

Twitter said today that more than a million people signed into Periscope during the first 10 days after it the livestreaming mobile app.<p>CEO Dick Costolo revealed the numbers during the company’s first-quarter earnings call.<p>Shares of Twitter dropped nearly 19 percent this afternoon after an apparent …

Livestreaming

Google Turns On Google Now Cards For 70 New Apps

Google Now has been expanding the range and variety of its Google Now cards, with 40 third-party partners unveiled in January. Seventy are being added to the Google app on Android today, bringing the total pool of Now partners up to 110.<p>Some marquee partners from the new group include Zipcar, which …

Drones help aid relief in Nepal

Unmanned aerial vehicles are being used to help aid relief operations in Nepal.<p>The country was hit by 7.8-magnitude quake last week leading to widespread destruction.<p>The charity Global Medic is using the drones to help photograph and map areas affected by the earthquake.<p>It will then pass this …

12 Ways to Optimize Your Time Like a Pro

<i>Matthew Capala is an Internet entrepreneur, SEO strategist, speaker, and author. He is the founder of Alphametic, an organic growth accelerator, and SearchDecoder. Mathew is an Adj. Professor at NYU, and is the author of Amazon-bestselling book, “SEO Like I’m 5</i>.”<p>Every entrepreneur I know is …

Google's New Free Tool Will Help You Avoid Getting Hacked

By far one of the most common methods hackers use to infiltrate your inbox is what’s called a “phishing attack.” In a phishing attack, an Internet …

Unity Will Be Able To Build Games For Microsoft’s HoloLens

The Unity game engine is arguably the de facto standard for those dabbling in Oculus Rift development.<p>But that doesn’t mean the Unity/Rift relationship is particularly exclusive — that’s hardly Unity’s style.<p>Thus, Unity today announced support for an entirely different headset platform: Microsoft’s …

Project Spartan's Name Is Finally Revealed: Microsoft Edge

At its Build conference today, Microsoft finally revealed the official name for Project Spartan, its replacement for Internet Explorer. It’s called Microsoft Edge, and the company’s prepared a little intro video for you.<p>Microsoft also described some new features for the browser. For instance, …

Software

Microsoft awarded patent for glasses that know how those around you feel

Technically Incorrect: A "wearable emotion detection feedback system" is exactly what you want from your eyewear, isn't it? It is. Don't you want to know how those around you really feel?<p><i>Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that's taken over our lives.</i><p>Every time your …

Body Language

TomTom put its navigation know-how to work in an action cam

TomTom, a company best known for its GPS gadgets and a line of watches for runners and athletes, is diving deeper into action sports. Meet the Bandit camera: a GPS action cam that'll beam footage to a connected smartphone. If you're in a hurry, and don't want to futz with proper edits on a …

This Self-Powered Video Camera Can Keep Recording Forever

Long after human civilization has crumbled, the cameras documenting the aftermath might remain.<p>A new type of video camera is entirely self-powered. Developed by researchers at Columbia University, it can go on forever, continuously recording one image per second of “a well-lit indoor scene”.<p>The …

Waze Will Now Tweet Unusual Traffic Alerts

Waze is a great tool for checking real-time traffic to and from your destinations, but this information was always limited to users who’ve downloaded the app. Today, Waze wants to make its data public by pushing unusual traffic alerts to Twitter.<p>According to the Waze blog, users can now follow …

Maps

This Tech Keeps You Safe From Hackers

From Edward Snowden to Anthem Healthcare, data security has been a hot-button topic the past couple of years. But between politics and personal data, …

Flying Is Much More Energy Efficient than Driving

Sorry, cars<p>It may not settle the debate—since, you know, people love to argue—but a new study from transportation experts at the University of Michigan confirms that flying is more energy efficient than driving—with some caveats.<p>Those caveats come down to basically, "drive a hybrid or an EV." In …

Here's our first close-up look at Microsoft's holographic computer glasses

Our correspondents Julie Bort and Matt Weinberger are both at Microsoft's BUILD Conference in San Francisco this week, and they're finally getting their much-awaited demonstration of HoloLens, the company's futuristic computer glasses that superimpose holograms on the world around you.<p>Microsoft is …

Fortune.com

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I created a hologram on Microsoft HoloLens

I am a holographic developer. I know because Microsoft told me I was. And this was just 15 minutes or so into a 90-minute session about building apps …

Survival Horror Augmented Reality Game Night Terrors Maps Your House

Ghosts jumping out of my bathroom? No thank you.<p>If you’ve ever wanted to use your home as the setting of a survival horror game, then Night Terrors …

Augmented Reality