Avraham Raskin

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Niantic’s incredible AR demo shows Pokemon interacting with the real world

When <i>Pokemon Go</i> launched nearly two years ago, the augmented reality aspect of the game failed to catch on. The concept of seeing Pokemon in the real …

Mixed Reality

Leap Motion shows off AR headset with rousing game of ping pong

If you wanted to demonstrate Leap Motion's low-cost augmented reality headset, how would you do it? Create a flashy, action-packed showcase? Leap Motion has a different idea: an invigorating game of ping pong. The company has crafted a demo that combines the Project North Star headgear with paddle …

Augmented Reality

Football matches land on your table thanks to augmented reality

It’s World Cup season, so that means that even articles about machine learning have to have a football angle. Today’s concession to the beautiful game is a system that takes 2D videos of matches and recreates them in 3D so you can watch them on your coffee table (assuming you have some kind of …

Augmented Reality

Gravity energy generator could revolutionise renewables | Reuters.com

Dutch inventor Janjaap Ruijssenaars has built a gravity energy generator that harnesses the force of gravity to produce a new kind of renewable energy. Matthew Stock reports.<p>▲ Hide Transcript<p>▶ View Transcript<p>Dutch inventor Janjaap Ruijssenaars has built a gravity energy generator that harnesses the …

Renewable Energy

Google and LG just built the key to lifelike VR

Mobile VR is about to get a big kick in the rear end from Google and LG. They’ve created a 4.3-inch display that packs in 1,443 pixels per inch with …

Virtual Reality

Nano-material could allow phone's battery to last 100 times longer

The incredible honeycomb material that could allow your phone's battery to last 100 TIMES longer<p><b>Nano-material curbs the amount of heat given off by a</b> …

HotStepper, An Augmented Reality Wayfinding App Featuring a Fun Dancing Character

Nexus Studios dropped an amusing video for HotStepper, their character based augmented reality wayfinding app for iOS devices. It features a fun …

4 AR/VR Stanford student projects show the future of immersive tech

Universities have often been a breeding ground for the tech industry’s breakthrough companies and innovations. Microsoft, Facebook, Google, and Snapchat are global juggernauts today, but these started out as flashes of insight among college kids tinkering with ideas and side projects. As we move …

Future Wear

In a cluttered subterranean laboratory at MIT, Jung Tae Lee is attempting to make a battery as long and thin as a fishing line. With a focused gaze, …

Scientists use graphene to squeeze light to just one atom thick paving the way for tiny switches and sensors

Breakthrough in light compression heralds dawn of a new age of technological possibilities<p>Graphene is regarded as one of the ultimate materials we …

Nanotech

‘Minority Report’ adviser John Underkoffler ponders the user interfaces of the future

John Underkoffler is the CEO of Oblong Industries, and he is perhaps best known as the science advisor for the landmark sci-fi film <i>Minority Report</i>.<p>Long before the body suit of Ready Player One, Underkoffler helped envision Minority Report’s scene where actor Tom Cruise uses “data gloves” and …

Augmented Reality

Google Augmented-Reality Microscope Helps Detect Cancer

Google introduced an augmented reality microscope prototype that could be used to help doctors detect cancer and make other diagnoses, the tech …

CTRL-Labs' EMG wristbands may spell the end for keyboards and mice

From the earliest days of punch cards, interacting with computers has always been a pain. Whether it's a keyboard and mouse, joystick or controller, getting the thoughts out of our heads and into the machine requires numerous, unintuitive processes. But until we start implanting USB ports into our …

Watch: This device will blur the line between physical and digital reality, if it can be made

An open source hardware project that everyone can build on.<p>Slipping on these augmented reality headset and gloves might well make you feel you’re in …

FCC approves first wireless 'power-at-a-distance' charging system

Charging your mobile device wirelessly is certainly less of a hassle than plugging it in, but still requires the device be in physical contact with its station to actually work. That's about to change now that the Federal Communications Commission has approved the first wireless charger that works …

Siri could soon whisper back when you need quiet

Apple is exploring new ways to make Siri smarter — and one of them involves letting Siri know when you want to keep the noise level low by whispering.<p>According to a patent application published this week, Apple is interested in, “a digital assistant that is capable of detecting a whispered speech …

Patents

Renault's concept EV drove me at 80MPH while I wore a VR headset

I'm driving the multimillion-dollar Symbioz EV concept on a highway in France when Renault-Nissan Senior VP Ogi Redzik hands me an Oculus VR headset. "Put it on. Do you see an image yet?" he asks me. "Not yet. Ahh, yes, now I see it," I reply nervously.<p>A minute ago I was on a real road, but now I'm …

Autonomous Tech

News: Apple's First Augmented Reality Commercial Is Short but Powerful

Earlier this year at WWDC, Apple made a big show of featuring augmented reality as a central part of iOS moving forward. But since then, other than …

In just 4 hours, Google's AI mastered all the chess knowledge in history

Chess isn’t an easy game, by human standards. But for an artificial intelligence powered by a formidable, almost alien mindset, the trivial diversion …

These 3D-printed objects don't need batteries to connect to Wi-Fi

One of the big tradeoffs that comes with the convenience of having smart devices run your home is the hassle of keeping them powered, either with batteries or by plugging them into the wall. But a new project devised by researchers at the University of Washington could one day help guide the …

News: WayRay Wows Auto Industry with AR Navigation Tech

Until self-driving cars become mainstream, augmented reality might be the next big technology to hit your dashboard.<p>AR navigation company WayRay …

Augmented Reality

Apple acquired augmented reality headset startup Vrvana for $30M

As Apple reportedly ramps up work to ship an augmented reality headset in 2020, it has acquired a startup from Montreal, Canada that could help it get there. TechCrunch has learned that Apple has acquired Vrvana, maker of the Totem headset — which had rave reviews but never shipped. The deal was …

Augmented Reality

Watch: This flying drone folds its wings and dives into the sea, then relaunches itself

There's some cool science happening around multidomain robots, which are built to traverse multiple environments<p>I'm a sucker for bio-inspired …

AR is on the verge of transforming the human-computer relationship

The ubiquity of smartphones and 4G networks in the last decade have changed our society and economy in dramatic ways. The most visible way in which society has transformed is that it’s become commonplace to see people staring at tiny 2D screens in their hands while tapping, pinching, and swiping on …

Voice interfaces will revolutionize patient engagement

The healthcare industry is abuzz over consumer engagement and empowerment, spurred by a strong belief that when patients become more engaged in their own care, better outcomes and reduced costs will result.<p>Nevertheless, from the perspective of many patients, navigating the healthcare ecosystem is …

'Morphing skin' of octopus inspires robotic camouflage

Engineers working in a field called soft robotics have taken inspiration from the shape-shifting ways of the octopus to develop a programmable 3D …

Robotics

Hovering cars are one step closer to reality

A hovering vehicle nicknamed "Float" won a recent design contest by automaker Renault.

Automotive Industry

Smart tattoos turn your skin into a health tracker

There's a common problem with health-tracking devices like smartwatches: they're not really attached to you, which leaves you relying on a short-lived battery and a wireless connection. Even a self-powered patch has its limits. That's where Harvard and MIT think they can help: they've developed …

YEVO x Colette: are these the most stylish true wireless earphones yet?

By Duncan Bell<p>True wireless earphones are a hot area in tech right now, ever since Apple's AirPods blew up. That's 'blew up' in the good way; they …

Nerve-stimulating implants may be the next level in virtual reality

Experimental Hardware<p>Palmer Luckey, the co-founder of virtual reality (VR) company Oculus, is exploring the use of nerve-stimulating implants to …

Virtual Reality