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The Intricate Economics Of Massive Cruise Ships Are Fascinating

Today’s cruise ships “make the Titanic look like a kayak” according to this video, and it’s true, by like, a factor of five. The way these massive …

Cruise Ships

The Chrome Extensions We Can't Live Without

Nearly two-thirds of internet users turn to Chrome for their browsing needs, but far fewer take full advantage of its available extensions, the …

Google's New Text-to-Speech AI Is so Good We Bet You Can't Tell It From a Real Human | Inc.com

Can you tell the difference between AI-generated computer speech and a real, live human being? Maybe you've always thought you could. Maybe you're fond of Alexa and Siri but believe you would never confuse either of them with an actual woman.<p>Things are about to get a lot more interesting. Google …

Machine Learning

Designers Prototype New Approaches to VR Headset Ergonomics and Input

Two common types of head-mounts for VR headsets dominate the market today: the side & top strap approach, and the halo approach (which rests mostly …

Virtual Reality

New Samsung Mixed Reality Windows 10 VR Headset Leaked

Details have emerged today of a new mixed reality headset which is being created by Samsung and Microsoft, extending the number of mixed reality …

Augmented Reality

Ikea's New App Will Make 1 of Your Wildest Home-Decorating Dreams Come True

We've all been there: You get an itch to totally revamp the layout of your bedroom or living room, but just the thought of lifting and dragging your heavy couch or bed actually makes your arms ache. Sound familiar? Thankfully, this is 2017, and we have a phone app for everything from virtual …

How Much Does It Cost to Develop An Augmented Reality App

This column is authored by Jyoti Bharwani, Content Manager at Space-O TechnologiesThe post How Much Does It Cost to Develop An Augmented Reality App …

Augmented Reality

What Is a Sales Funnel? The Guide to Building an Automated Selling Machine.

The right sales funnel, configured the proper way, can automate your marketing and help you scale your income on autopilot.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>One of the core concepts in the digital marketing industry is the sales funnel. While odd sounding at first, this …

Marketing

This Scientist Thinks That Life Could Be a Guide to The Evolution of The Cosmos

We're building the universe.<p>Does humanity exist to serve some ultimate, transcendent purpose? Conventional scientific wisdom says no.<p>As physicist …

Biology

Data Shows the 3 Things You Need for a Successful Facebook Ad

Following these steps can help businesses get more bang for their buck.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Facebook has become an advertiser’s not-so-secret weapon. Whether you're organizing a craft beer festival for 21-to-34-year-old Deadmau5 fans in Boulder, Colo., or …

Facebook Ads

The creator of Android explains how his new phone can take on Apple and Samsung

But Rubin left Google back in 2014, and now he's on his own.<p>His latest gig is Essential, a startup he runs as CEO that's trying to become a new kind of gadgets company. It starts with a phone, called the Essential PH-1, and the plan is to expand into smart appliances and cars from there.<p>Rubin spoke …

Mobile Technology

Exclusive: Hands-on with DisplayLink's New Wireless VR Kit

I've logged a lot of time in virtual reality, particularly with the PC-powered HTC Vive and Oculus Rift. Both systems have their strengths and …

Virtual Reality

HoloKit is like Google Cardboard for augmented reality

The revelation behind Google Cardboard was that if you put your phone close enough to your eyes, it’s basically a VR headset — but it’s not quite that simple for mixed reality setups like Microsoft’s HoloLens. Or is it? HoloKit is an extremely clever DIY solution for a quick and dirty augmented …

Augmented Reality

Massive database containing over 560 million passwords discovered

Looks like it’s time to change passwords again. Security researchers have discovered a massive database of login credentials — over 560 million emails and passwords — put together by an unknown person. All of the information is insecure.<p>The database was discovered by the Kromtech Security Research …

Facebook Just Built Two More 360-Degree Cameras

Facebook has two new high-tech cameras that it wants companies to use to film 360-degree video.<p>The new cameras, announced at Facebook’s annual F8 …

Virtual Reality

Facebook's Bizarre VR App Is Exactly Why Zuck Bought Oculus

"Where do you want to hang out?" Max asked me. "Do you like pandas?" <i>Do I like pandas?</i> This is like asking if someone likes tacos, or sunshine, or the …

Virtual Reality

Watch the creation of Disney’s ambitious and immersive Star Wars land

‘Everything about it is just about total immersion’<p>Two years ago Disney announced that it was planning on adding massive <i>Star Wars</i>-themed expansions to its parks in California and Florida, and today at <i>Star Wars</i> Celebration it revealed some new details — including a behind-the-scenes look at the …

Walt Disney Company

The Dark Secret at the Heart of AI - MIT Technology Review

Last year, a strange self-driving car was released onto the quiet roads of Monmouth County, New Jersey. The experimental vehicle, developed by …

Machine Learning

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

Review of Oculus Rift Replacement Covers from VR Cover

Your VR headset is strapped to your head and absorbs all the excitement of your VR experiences. When I say excitement, I am referring to your sweat. …

'The Mummy' in VR was shallow, but the seats were not

VR seat company Positron teamed up with Universal at SXSW this year to showcase a "Zero Gravity VR Experience" tied in with the studio's <i>The Mummy</i> reboot.<p>While it fell (way) short of simulating weightlessness, it was nonetheless a nice way to watch virtual reality. If only the stuff I was watching …

Virtual Reality

Humans can try to upgrade themselves to gods in these three ways

<i>This is an excerpt from</i> <i>Yuval Noah Harari’s latest book,</i> Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow<i>, which is out now.</i><p>In seeking bliss and immortality humans are in fact trying to upgrade themselves into gods. Not just because these are divine qualities, but because in order to overcome old age and …

Six Flags' new VR roller coaster is both breathtaking and broken

Imagine screaming through deep space, swerving through the wreckage of exploding starships in a high-octane scene plucked straight out of a science fiction movie. Suddenly the universe stops, frozen in time as your body continues to hurl through the void at high speed. Your stomach churns at the …

Cleveland Museum of Art, the World's Most Technologically Advanced Museum?

<b>Integrating technology has become a standard expectation in art museums. However, the Cleveland Museum of Art pushes the envelope so much further.</b><p>The …

Integrated Systems Europe 2017 ISE: Blade Runner and Pixels

<b>It’s February. And cold. It must be time for Integrated Systems Europe 2017 (ISE) at the RAI in Amsterdam.</b><p>This year I had decided, that I’d go for …