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Attachments that give you an excuse to use mason jars

Jarware makes cute specialized lids to convert mason jars into things like cocktail shakers, tea infusers, honey dippers, juicers, and piggy</i> …

Medtech startup teams with GM on robotic glove for assembly lines

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Bioservo Technologies, a medical technology firm that makes a light-weight robotic “extra muscle” glove for people with weak grips is teaming up with carmaker General Motor to design a model for assembly workers in industry.<p>After built-in sensors on three fingertips record …

Atari founder Nolan Bushnell's new virtual reality startup

Modal VR, the new stealth startup co-founded by Atari and Chuck E. Cheese creator, has opened the doors a crack. According to Bushnell, their …

Rift goes wireless: Ars walks around in Oculus’ Santa Cruz VR prototype

An early look at the untethered, “inside-out” future of virtual reality.<p>SAN JOSE, Calif.—As great as it is enjoying untethered virtual reality on …

The federal self-driving vehicles policy has finally been published

There's a 15-point safety assessment for manufacturers and help for individual states.<p>On Monday, the National Highway Transportation Safety Agency …

MSI’s VR One backpack PC packs overclocked Core i7 and GTX 1070

Weighs in at a reasonable 7.7lb and promises 1.5 hours of hot-swappable battery life.<p>Backpack PCs for virtual reality gaming were all the rage at …

Intel is working on a depth sensor for the HTC Vive

It's looking like virtual reality will take center stage at Intel's Developer Conference in a couple weeks. Dimitri Diakopoulos, an engineer on Intel's VR team tweeted out an image of an HTC Vive with an attachment featuring six camera holes that could be used for a hand-tracking system or …

Valve is opening up its Vive VR trackers to custom hardware

A new Valve program will let companies use the HTC Vive virtual reality tracking system for their own hardware. Under the SteamVR Tracking license, product designers can buy sensors like those on the Vive headset and controllers, attach them to their own products, and then track them with the …

German Manufacturing Is Leading a Digital Industrial Revolution

Germany’s automakers, auto suppliers, machinery companies, and machine tool builders have long been considered the world’s leaders in manufacturing in large part because of their ability to unlock the potential of software, sensors, networks, and electronic devices on their assembly lines. Now, …

You Want to Build an Empire Like Google's? This Is Your OS

Google called it Borg, and for many years, it was among the company's best-kept secrets.<p>Borg ran just about everything within the company, including …

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The Best Part of Virtual Reality Could Be Just Sitting At Your Virtual Desk

My dream office is a dozen screens floating in cyberspace.<p>Imagine just a tiny tweak to your morning routine. You still roll out of bed in the morning, take a shower, shuffle into the office for work, grab a cup of coffee, and plop down in your chair to start the day. But instead of reaching out to …

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Oculus Rift vs HTC Vive: Everything You Need to Know

Specs, system requirements, features and more.<p>With virtual reality just about, well, a reality, many of you may be wondering where you should be spending your money.<p>If you're a PC gamer looking to get in on the VR bandwagon, you've basically got two choices – the Valve-backed HTC Vive or the …

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No longer virtual: First impressions—and many hours—with HTC’s Vive Pre

Near-final room-scale VR finally steps out of showrooms and into a cluttered office.<p>For about a year now, we've been absolutely wowed by short, …

Google’s Tilt Brush on the HTC Vive VR headset will make you feel like a 3D artist

One of my favorite apps on the HTC Vive Pre virtual reality headset is Google’s Tilt Brush, a 3D painting program that lets your turn the virtual world into your canvas.<p>This kind of VR experience could very well be one of the killer apps for virtual reality, which tech advisor Digi-Capital predicts …

Super strong, lightweight metal could build tomorrow's spacecraft

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 24 (UPI) -- A new metal, a combination of magnesium and ceramic silicon carbide nanoparticles, is promising to change how …

Juniper Networks backdoor confirmed, password revealed, NSA suspected

Juniper Networks makes a popular line of enterprise firewalls whose operating system is called Screen OS. The company raised alarm bells with a …

Tiny open-source gadget simulates replacement Amex cards, disables chip-&-PIN

Hardware hacker/security researcher Samy Kamkar is legendary for his legion of playful, ha-ha-only-serious gadgets that show how terrible information …

Audi Testing Futuristic Gesture-Based Virtual Assembly Analysis

Back when Henry Ford was still fiddling with the assembly line, getting parts onto a car as fast as possible was the only goal. Men lined a pathway on which Model Ts would slither, and they’d wrangle their assigned component onto the budding vehicle as it passed by. Today, all-out speed is but one …

Next Year, GM Employees Might Ride Autonomous Chevy Volts To Work

The 2017 model will come in a self-driving edition<p>Beginning in late fall 2016, if you’re lucky enough to visit the Warren Technical Center campus of General Motors, in Michigan, you might your shuttle quite intriguing: a 2017 Chevrolet Volt, driving itself.<p>The automaker plans to deploy a fleet of …

As crypto wars begin, FBI silently removes sensible advice to encrypt your devices

The FBI used to publish excellent advice about encrypting your devices to keep your data secure when your stuff is lost or stolen; this advice has …

Most Of The Web Is Invisible To Google. Here's What It Contains

A roadmap of the Internet's darkest alleys<p>You thought you knew the Internet. But sites such as Facebook, Amazon, and Instagram are just the surface. There’s a whole other world out there: the Deep Web.<p>It’s a place where online information is password protected, trapped behind paywalls, or requires …

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Death By Slapstick: Will The DARPA Robotics Challenge's Final, Grueling Stage Kill The Humanoid Bot?

With training wheels off, many robots in the Pentagon's competition will fall all over themselves<p>Yesterday, DARPA revealed two important pieces of news, regarding the final stage of the world's most ambitious robotics competition.<p>The first was the full lineup of teams headed to the DARPA Robotics …

A 3D-Printed Car Inspired By The Leaf Of A Plant

German engineering firm EDAG took inspiration from the leaf of a plant for its 3D-printed Light Cocoon concept car, which debuts at the Geneva Motor Show, open to the public through March 15.<p>Rather than printing the entire body shell of the vehicle out of a rigid composite material, as startup …

EFF Outlines Plan to Fix the Broken Patent System

See the profanity-filled motivational poster that hangs inside Jony Ive's office at Apple

As you might expect, Ive's office is filled with interesting things. There are shelves filled with sketchbooks, as well as a rugby ball.<p>But perhaps the most interesting thing inside Jony Ive's office is a motivational poster.<p><b>The New Yorker say that this poster hangs in Ive's office:</b><p>It was designed …

Magic Leap sheds light on its retina-based augmented-reality 3D displays

Magic Leap is working on a tiny 3D technology that can shine images on your retinas, creating augmented reality that blends the real world with fantasy.<p>Rachel Metz, who wrote about Magic Leap for MIT Technology Review, explained what the mystery company (a startup that raised $542 million from …

WATCH: Magnetic silly putty eats a magnet

I missed this video when Scott Lawson released it in 2013. It's a 50 second timelapse taken over 1.5 hour period, showing some magnetic silly putty …

Why negative interest rates have arrived—and why they won’t save the global economy

ECONOMISTS said it could not (or at least should not) happen. Yet rich-world central banks are starting to impose negative interest rates. In June …

Human Neural Stem Cells Restore Cognitive Functions Impaired by Chemotherapy

<b>UCI study reveals how they alleviate ‘chemobrain’ after cancer treatments.</b><p>Human neural stem cell treatments are showing promise for reversing …

Software That Turns Your Lego Masterpiece Into a Digital Building

It’s the frustration of many a designer: You grow up sketching and making with your hands, only to find yourself 20 years later spending the day in …

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