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A 3D Printed Robotic Prosthetic Hand That Costs Under $1000

The Creators Project introduces Open Bionics' Low-Cost Robotic Hand.<p><i>Nine months ago, Intel kicked off the Make It Wearable (MIW) Challenge with the goal of inspiring the next big idea in wearables. Part-competition, part-entrepreneurial mentorship program, the challenge attracted thousands of</i> …

Elon Musk shapes a 3D virtual rocket part with his hands — and Leap Motion

Advertisement<p>7 Comments<p>Credit: SpaceX<p>In his typical fashion, SpaceX and Tesla founder Elon Musk has been teasing his Twitter followers for a few …

The Future Is In Motion: Virtual Reality Glove Puts Control In Your Hands

To many, virtual reality seems like something only for gamers. The idea of immersing yourself in a virtual (or digital) environment can seem like a fun video game concept. But soon, we could see a leap forward from gaming alone to other business sectors that adopt the technology.<p>According to …

Apple Patent Details A Siri For Mac That Acts As A Virtual “Third Hand”

Apple has a new patent application published by the USPTO today (via AppleInsider) which details a desktop incarnation of its Siri virtual assistant. The iOS Siri software has long been something observers have expected to make the jump to OS X, but so far, only its voice dictation component has …

Virtual School Puts the Power of Basic Education Back into the Hands of Every Learner, Teacher and Parent in South Africa

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa–(BUSINESS WIRE)–September 12, 2014–<p>In partnership with Mxit Reach and UNICEF, the South African Education Ministry today proudly launched the Ukufunda Virtual School, a program utilizing both smartphones and feature phones to deliver high-quality education to the …

Virtual reality can help people conquer their phobias

Exposure therapy has proved a highly successful treatment for phobias, but it’s impractical for things such as fear of public speaking or flying. The answer may be virtual reality<p>Take a walk down any street and out of every 10 people you pass, one will probably be afflicted by social phobia at some …

Killer Aliens Are Pretty Darn Scary in Virtual Reality (Videos)

Oculus Rift owners find an easy way to play Alien: Isolation in VR.<p>Videos of people reacting to horror videogames are a dime a dozen in the world of “Let’s Play” videos online — because, let’s be honest, watching people get scared is pretty funny.<p>This week, though, the genre got kicked up a notch …

Augmented-reality startup nabs $542M from Google, others

As the battle for virtual reality heats up, Google -- along with other well-known firms -- makes a big bet on a little-known wearable headset maker called Magic Leap.<p>Google's caught Facebook's virtual-reality fever.<p>The search giant led a $542 million investment round in a startup called Magic Leap, …

Augmented Reality

Beyond Gaming: Oculus Rift Founder's Predictions for Virtual Reality's Future

This story originally appeared on FOX BUSINESS<p>The virtual reality industry could disrupt a number of industries beyond gaming, according to Oculus VR founder Palmer Luckey.<p>Earlier this year, Facebook acquired Oculus VR for $2 billion. But despite the astronomical price tag, Oculus is still young, …

Watch The First Feature Film Released For Virtual Reality

Blair Erickson's 'Banshee Chapter' is the first feature length, live action film to be adapted for Oculus Rift. And it's free.<p>Immersive storytelling is the holy grail of modern entertainment: Who wouldn't want to enter their favorite stories, and watch them unfold as if they were actually there? …

Travel industry switches on to virtual reality

Marriott hotels may have ‘teleporters’ but augmented reality on your smartphone could be the way of the future<p>If your idea of a holiday is spending 10 minutes in an octagonal box with a pair of blacked-out glasses on, a Marriott hotel could be your ideal destination.<p>Last month the global chain …

Magic Leap: startup promises a leap forward for virtual reality

Like fusion power or jet-packs, virtual reality has always been 20 years away. <i>Matrix</i>-inspired dreams of being transported via headset to another realm have been held back by poor graphics, high costs and, most damagingly, nausea. Virtual reality has had an unfortunate habit of making the users …

Google’s Nest purchases Revolv, to further “Works with Nest” projects

In the quest to provide you with the best home automation tools around, the recently Google purchased Nest has made a move of its own, announcing the purchase of Revolv. Revolv is another home automation company that has exclaimed Nest to be an inspiration, and that they are thrilled to be new …

Home Automation