Petri Rajama

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Virtual Reality Is Here And It's A Huge Opportunity

Virtual reality is here, and it’s not going anywhere. The technology has reached a turning point where it is at such a low price point that it is accessible to the average consumer and there are enough providers of VR experiences to make it enjoyable.<p>At this point, companies have the opportunity to …

How Life (and Death) Spring From Disorder

Life was long thought to obey its own set of rules. But as simple systems show signs of lifelike behavior, scientists are arguing about whether this …

Quantum Physics

Get Ready For Season Two Of "The Expanse"

I fell in love with aliens and outer space in second grade.<p>No, I wasn't abducted. Not exactly.<p>My brother was a big fan of Golden Age science fiction and once I started browsing through the Isaac Asimov, Robert Heinlein, and Arthur C. Clark books he borrowed from our local library, I was hooked. I …

MIT's AI figured out how humans recognize faces

It appears machines may already be catching up to humans, at least in the world of computational biology. A team of researchers at the MIT-based Center for Brains, Minds and Machines (CBMM) found that the system they designed to recognize faces had spontaneously come up with a step that can …

Artificial Intelligence

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Inside Magic Leap, The Secretive $4.5 Billion Startup Changing Computing Forever

The hottest ticket in tech is an invitation to a banal South Florida business park, indistinguishable on the outside from countless other office buildings that dot America’s suburban landscape. Inside, it’s a whole different story. A different reality, in fact. Humanoid robots walk down the halls, …

Augmented Reality

9 books all introverts need to read immediately

Autumn is the best time to curl up with a good book. The chilly weather has us busting out the hot lattes, warm sweaters, and cozy blankets — all …

Virtual Reality 'Sunglasses' to Launch This Year

Mark Zuckerberg’s vision for virtual reality headsets the size of “normal-looking glasses” may well be realized 10 years ahead of schedule after a …

The beginner's guide to quantum computing

By David Nield<p>If you find quantum computing difficult to get your head around, you're not alone - so do some of the brightest minds in the business. …

Quantum Computing

This Startup Wants to Bring Microsoft Windows to Virtual Reality

You’ve never experienced Windows until you’ve strapped on a virtual reality headset, opened Excel in a virtual world, and watch as charts and tables …

NASA Just Released An Addictive New Mars Rover Game

Can you drive the rover, or will you break it?<p>On my first several attempts at driving the Mars Rover, I managed to break its wheels multiple times, and send the multi-million dollar rover into an ignominious faceplant into the Martian soil it was trying to study.<p>Luckily, I am not, in fact, someone …

A new reason we haven’t found alien life in the universe

By Ben Guarino<p>, Reporter<p>Italian physicist Enrico Fermi once famously exclaimed “Where is everybody?” We have been trying to answer his paradox — we exist, so aliens should exist, too — ever since. According to one new solution, we have not seen or heard from any galactic neighbors because we are …

How to Shop for Solar Power: Solar Panels, Inverters, and More

With solar power, there’s no one-size-fits-all solution. Every installation needs to take into account electricity consumption, geographic location, …

Solar Panels

Strange Cinema: Space.com's Favorite Off-Beat Space Movies

We recently rounded up what we think are the absolute best space movies in the universe, in our "Most Epic Space Movies List." But if you're looking …

The 2 exercises that will keep you fit for life

If you want to live a long and healthy life, you should make sure you're getting enough exercise.<p>It will keep your brain healthy and can add years to your life. Researchers have found that many fit older adults have the muscles and bones of people years — even decades— younger.<p>And any exercise is …

Exercise

This Week in Solar

The solar industry has been reeling this week, trying to decipher how each company is going to react to the "injury" fining in the Section 201 trade case, which will likely lead to tariffs on solar imports. The exact decision President Donald Trump makes in relation to tariffs won't likely come …

5 Reasons VRTO Will Completely Change the Face of VR

With E3 in the rearview and VRLA on the horizon, it's hard to imagine carving out any extra mental space for <i>yet another</i> conference, <i>yet another</i> round of panels and product announcements and business cards to clutter your suitcase.<p>But Virtual & Augmented Reality Toronto World Conference & Expo won't …

12 Virtual Reality Stats That Will Blow You Away

Virtual reality has been touted as the "next big thing" over the past few decades, but the technology never seemed good enough to create seamless virtual worlds. But recent advancements in graphics, motion sensors, and mobility have finally paved the way for a new wave of VR headsets -- tethered to …

Gravity space mission passes big test

<b>The mission to demonstrate technologies needed to detect gravitational waves in space has been a stunning success.</b><p>The Lisa Pathfinder satellite was sent into orbit to test elements of the laser measurement system that would be used on a future observatory.<p>Performance objectives were exceeded on the …

Physics

Anki is bringing giant robot trucks to its toy racing game

Anki Overdrive gets more complex<p>Anki, a robotics startup that makes smartphone-controlled toy cars, is adding a new twist to its racing game with the introduction of trucks. The two new models, called Freewheel and X52, are hulking big rigs about three times the size of Anki's standard Hot …

Robotics

Xiaomi’s Mi Band 2 has an OLED display, heart rate monitor, and 20 day battery life for $23

Thanks to a single product line, Xiaomi is the second largest wearable vendor in the world, behind only Fitbit and ahead of Apple. Today, the company announced the Mi Band 2 at a ridiculously affordable price of $23 (RMB 149). It keeps the marquee feature of long battery life, while adding a …

Wearable Tech

Get 'Bionic Hearing' with New Smart Earbuds

If you've ever been on a crowded bus and found yourself stuck between a loud conversation on one side and obnoxiously loud music on the other, the …

Nvidia Spent Billions Making This Absurdly Powerful Graphics Processor

What would you pay for twice the gaming performance of Nvidia’s flagship $1,000-plus graphics card, dubbed Titan and available since March 2015? …

Don't cling to virtual reality as the saviour, it has a long way to go 

The last time I tried out virtual reality, I was in a small rectangular space in a gaudy Las Vegas Hotel, trying to squeeze in a quick demo away from the crowds. Within seconds, the outside world and the HTC Vive headset I wore melted away. In my virtual hand I held a paintbrush; a large palette of …

Virtual reality record set as man spends 25 hours in an HTC Vive

Someone finally went and decided to try living in virtual reality for a full day, and in the process set an official Guinness World Record for the …

Scientists Claim They've Completed The First Successful Gene Therapy Against Human Ageing

If confirmed, this could get interesting.<p>The CEO of Bioviva USA Inc, Elizabeth Parrish, claims to be the first human in world history to have …

What We'll Wear To Mars

The evolution of NASA's space helmets<p>In the 47 years since humans first stepped on the moon, space-helmet technology hasn’t exactly made a giant leap. But the prospect of exploring Mars has NASA’s designers scrambling for their drawing boards. “The requirements are different from anything we’ve …

Helmets

What It's Actually Like to Use Magic Leap's Secretive Technology

<i>Wired</i> on Tuesday published a behind-the-scenes look at Magic Leap, a secretive, Google-backed startup working on so-called “mixed reality,” or MR. …