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Microsoft bets on Simplygon Cloud for 3D, AR and VR optimsation

Months after it acquired Simplygon, a 3D model optimisation firm based in southern Sweden, technology giant Microsoft has launched Simplygon Cloud on …

Here’s Everything You Need to Know About How Lens Diffraction Affects Your Photography (VIDEO)

You’ve probably heard the term “lens diffraction” to describe how image sharpness suffers as you use smaller and smaller aperture settings. While …

Kevin O'Leary explains one big thing people don't understand about bitcoin (but need to)

With the recent frenzy around the staggering rise in the price of bitcoin, which briefly reached a high of $19,340 trading on the Coinbase exchange …

Cryptocurrency

Meet the world's youngest self-made billionaire

<b>John Collison does not seem entirely comfortable with his somewhat impressive claim to fame - he is the world's youngest self-made billionaire.</b><p>Just 27, he otherwise seems a supremely confident business leader and excellent communicator.<p>But ask him about how wealthy he is, and you sense his …

Startups

Boston Dynamics' Atlas robot can backflip now

Boston Dynamics released a video of its humanoid robot Atlas hopping and doing backflips. It's the second time this week the company has teased an updated robot.

Robotics

'Bit Rot' explained: Why your phone is slower than when it was new

Computers are kind of like people — as they age they tend to get a little slower and flaws are easier to see.<p>Our phones are computers shrunk down to …

What do players want from DLC? Obsidian survey attempts to find out

<i>Fallout: New Vegas</i> and <i>Tyranny</i> developer Obsidian recently conducted a DLC survey to learn more about player preferences when it comes to downloadable …

PUBG Publisher Announces New Game, And It's Very Different

After basically conquering the world with PUBG, what's next for the game's publisher, Bluehole Studios? Something completely different. The Korean company today announced Ascent: Infinite Realm, a steampunk MMORPG. The game is being made by Kakao Games (Tera) and is published by Bluehole.<p>Infinite …

TouchArcade Game of the Week: 'Flipflop Solitaire'

The idea behind the TouchArcade Game of the Week is that every Friday afternoon we post the <i>one</i> game that came out this week that we think is worth …

Board Games

Here’s What Happens When You Add Scent to Virtual Reality

I almost ate a foam doughnut the other day because a virtual-reality experiment had me convinced it was real.<p>I was in the Virtual Human Interaction …

Virtual Reality

What Are Holographic Calls? Technology May Replace Voice Calling In The Future

As virtual reality technology evolves, it is slowly expanding from being limited to just gaming and entertainment to becoming a part of our daily …

IBM makes 20 qubit quantum computing machine available as a cloud service

IBM has been offering quantum computing as a cloud service since last year when it came out with a 5 qubit version of the advanced computers. Today, the company announced that it’s releasing 20-qubit quantum computers, quite a leap in just 18 months. A qubit is a single unit of quantum …

Quantum Computing

21 Simple Engagement Rings to Buy Now

Finding the one can take a lifetime, but finding the perfect engagement ring for your beloved should be easy. Some of the most classic styles for engagement rings include simple silver, gold or platinum bands with a single diamond, diamond eternity bands, or a variation of the two merged together. …

Jewelry

Building A.I. That Can Build A.I.

SAN FRANCISCO — They are a dream of researchers but perhaps a nightmare for highly skilled computer programmers: artificially intelligent machines that can build other artificially intelligent machines.<p>With recent speeches in both Silicon Valley and China, Jeff Dean, one of Google’s leading …

Artificial Intelligence

Machine Learning & Artificial Intelligence: Crash Course Computer Science #34

So we've talked a lot in this series about how computers fetch and display data, but how do they make decisions on this data? From spam filters and …

AI is changing how investors develop successful strategies

Technology has changed our lives in countless ways — there are more smartphones and other mobile devices in use in the United States and its territories than the entire population of the country, and we are just on the cusp of seeing driverless cars on our roads and highways. As the field of …

Paytm brings messaging features to India’s top digital wallet app

Paytm, India’s top digital wallet and payment service, has introduced a chat feature to amp up its appeal among an increasingly competitive market.<p>The new ‘Inbox’ feature, which was first outed in August, is initially available on Android, which accounts for the bulk of Paytm’s claimed 200 million …

Apps

Watch This 20 Metre High Melbourne Mural Come To Life With Augmented Reality

Image: Supplied<p>Melbourne's Chapel Street just scored an incredible new peice of street art - and there's an Augmented reality app to go with …

Augmented Reality

Microsoft announces new and upcoming features in Windows 10 Fall Creators Update for IoT

Microsoft Corp. today announced the availability of the Fall Creators Update for Windows 10 Internet of Things. New and upcoming features include …

Internet of Things

Microsoft Just Announced a Major Expansion of Its Augmented Reality Gear

Microsoft has announced a major European push for its big augmented reality (AR) play, the HoloLens headset.<p>Microsoft may call it “mixed reality” but …

Augmented Reality

Pimax is raking in millions for an ‘8K’ VR headset to take on Facebook and HTC

If you’re paying attention to the virtual reality market, 2017 would appear to be a pretty awful time to start growing a VR hardware startup.<p>OculusVR’s Kickstarter campaign took place more than five years ago and since then there’s been a burst of activity in the VR market that has driven a lot of …

Virtual Reality

AI can transform HR from a cost center to a core strategic asset

No matter the field, it’s the people that make or break companies. Yet historically, HR has been treated as an administrative cost center rather than a strategic department that drives productivity and value.<p>That sentiment is changing. Today’s technology-driven world is constantly changing, and …

This Robot Snake Means You No Harm, Really

If you’ve never had a robot snake constrict around your leg, let me tell you, it’s a weird feeling. As it curls its way up your ankle, then shin, …

Robotics

The CEO of a simulation startup backed with $500 million thinks we're going to start living 'multiversal lives'

Improbable cofounder and CEO Herman Narula said on Thursday that he expects us to start living multiversal lives we cannot yet imagine.<p>The Cambridge-educated tech entrepreneur said at the Wired Live event that artificial realities built on the distributed computing systems that Improbable is …

Startups

How to Launch a Product Without Starting a Business | Inc.com

There has never been a better time to pursue a product idea.<p>I really believe that.<p>You don't have to drain your savings account or quit your day job to get a concept off the ground. You don't need co-founders, investors, or even to write a business plan.<p>From the advent of rapid prototyping and …

Innovation

Gamification in UX. Missions and Challenges.

A life is always full of challenges and that what makes us self-improve again and again. The same pattern works with digital products. When users …

UX Design

Amy Jo Kim: Designers should listen to super fans, not super haters

If you’ve worked in games and technology long enough, you have your super fans, the people who you can turn to when you’re designing a product that is targeted at a certain group of enthusiasts. They are the high value, early customers. And sadly, with the state of the internet, you may also have …

GDC 2018 reveals first Board Game Design Day talks!

Now that everyone can register for Game Developers Conference 2018, organizers want to highlight some of the many fantastic talks and expert sessions …

'Spelunky 2' Is Fascinating Because It Doesn't Need to Exist

Nothing about 'Spelunky' suggested it ever needed a sequel, and yet, we're getting one. It's playing with some interesting fire.<p>It's not often a video game announcement genuinely shocks me—I'm usually aware of news ahead of time, and it's an industry built on revivals and sequels—but when a trailer …

Sequels