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Varjo promises a VR headset with 'human eye-resolution'

A Finnish company called Varjo that has been working in secret until now has unveiled a new type of VR and AR headset code-named "20/20." It supposedly has a display with "human eye-resolution" quality of over 70 megapixels versus around 1.2 megapixels per eye for the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive.<p>Varjo …

Virtual Reality

Microsoft's Speech Recognition Tech Is Officially as Accurate as Humans

“Human parity” achieved<p>A study published last Monday, heralded as an historic achievement by Microsoft, details a new speech recognition technology …

Airbus offers a peek at its flying taxi

European aerospace giant Airbus has quietly lifted the curtain on an ambitious Silicon Valley project called Vahana. It's a pilotless passenger aircraft that aims to someday add a vertical component to your commute.<p>Think of Uber-like air taxis that can beat the traffic on Highway 101 by flying over …

Aerospace

Dubai to replace real police with robocops in 2017

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF<p>Street police in the UAE are going to be replaced with real life, ahem, “Robocops”<p>Dubai’s government – who are on a tear at …

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How 'Westworld' Uses Visual Effects to Make Better Human Actors

"The actors are really good at not blinking."<p>By on<p>Filed Under HBO & Visual Effects<p>The relationship between machines and humans is much more …

Westworld

BMW has a wild vision for the future of driverless cars

BMW has been celebrating its 100th anniversary this year with a line of futuristic concept cars that explore what the next century of driving could look like.<p>As expected, the concept cars are autonomous. But they also introduce new design elements that show how driverless cars allow for new …

Transportation

Surprise: Companies Who Effectively Use Big Data Make More Money

Big data, it’s a phrase we have all heard millions of times from marketing material, senior management who want to sound ‘hip’ and of course from the …

Big Data

Elsewhere is a fun 3D toy, and also everything wrong with VR hype

Cool idea, bad framing<p>If you take a look at the recently released Elsewhere VR headset, you’ll see a slender set of Google Cardboard-style frames and an iOS app that adds 3D depth to flat images or video. If you turn your attention to the website or press release, you’ll see a "breakthrough in …

Top 10 Editor’s Choice Best Graphic Design Magazines You Should Read

In today’s post, <b>Interior Design Magazines</b> presents the <b>Top 10 editor’s choice Best Graphic Design Magazines</b> that you definitely should be reading. So …

Graphic Design

Why "Westworld" Matters

The new version comes out on HBO on October 2. The 1973 original is still shaping sci-fi.<p>In November 1973, a 31-year-old acclaimed sci-fi author named Michael Crichton made his directorial debut with <i>Westworld</i>. The movie imagined a future in which tourists take fabulous vacations to elaborate theme …

Westworld

New Startup 'Elsewhere' Turns Any Video Into A VR Experience

The VR industry has a pricing problem. Virtual reality has the potential to transform gaming, entertainment, and more, but so far it has come at a steep price point. But on Thursday, a new product came onto the scene that promises to turn any regular 2D video into a 3D, VR experience at minimal …

Virtual Reality

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Aether ships $9K 3D bioprinter to world's top universities for large-scale bioprinting research collaboration

Sep 15, 2016 | By Benedict<p>Aether, a San Francisco-based 3D bioprinting startup, has formed research collaboration agreements with some of the world’s …

Materials Science

A year ago, scientists cracked one of Einstein's greatest mysteries — now a bizarre new form of astronomy is emerging

A year ago Tuesday, scientists inside two giant L-shaped instruments saw a strange blip on their screens they could hardly believe.<p>It was the first evidence of gravitational waves — ripples in the fabric of space that careen across the universe, right through everything and everyone.<p>Einstein first …

Astrophysics

New discovery shatters previous beliefs about Earth's origin

A new study led by Western University's all-star cosmochemist Audrey Bouvier proves that the Earth and other planetary objects formed in the early …

Chemistry

The 'Earth Next Door' May Have a Breathable Atmosphere - And We Could Find Out in 2 Years

Eep.<p>The funny thing about the discovery of Proxima b - the closest planet to our Solar System, which is also rocky, Earth-sized, and potentially …

7 Types of Advanced Cosmic Civilizations

As we go about our daily lives, it helps to step back and take a look at the bigger picture. We are living in what seems like an advanced …

Aliens

Intel's newest prototype makes today's VR headsets seem old fashioned (Tomorrow Daily 410 show notes)

Project Alloy isn't tethered to a PC, doesn't require external sensors and won't need controllers...but we might be waiting a while to see a commercial product hit retail shelves.<p>Every time we wear an Oculus Rift or an HTC Vive to jump into virtual reality, we lament the cables that keep us …

Virtual Reality

Google's app for touring virtual art galleries now supports Cardboard VR

Google's attention to preserving and sharing artwork has always been admirable, and its new, updated Arts & Culture app for iOS and Android continues this work. The app first launched last year, but was little more than a wrapper for the company's Cultural Institute webpage. Its redesign makes it …

Google working to make every website viewable in virtual reality with Chrome

It’s no secret that Google is heavily interested in virtual reality technology and now it’s looking to bring some of that technology to Chrome. As noticed by Road To VR, the latest builds of Chrome Beta and Chrome Dev bring the beginnings of support for WebVR.<p>Chrome Beta now includes a WebVR …

These are transparent directional glass speakers and they look amazing

The future is see-through<p>Turtle Beach sent out a press release saying it made a breakthrough, and glass-based speakers may be the future of your home audio. As strange as that may sound, the video is slightly more convincing. The speakers, which Turtle Beach is calling HyperSound Glass, are …

Under Armour's newest high-tech sneakers are like bra cups for your feet

Bras are pretty magical. When they fit right, they support you in all the right places.<p>The same concepts behind bra design can also apparently be applied to shoes. Under Armour has created running shoes, the Speedform Gemini 2 Record Equipped, that incorporate a similar breathable fabric and shape …

Wearable Tech

A Designer’s Guide To The $15 Billion Artificial Intelligence Industry

As artificial intelligence gains ground, designers will need to adapt. Here’s how to get started.<p>Artificial intelligence is a $15 billion dollar industry and growing. With more than 2,600 companies developing intelligent technology, the value of AI is expected to rise to more than $70 billion by …

Brain Science Has Finally Figured Out How to Help Athletes Train 50 Percent Faster

By targeting specific areas of the brain, this headphone helps athletes pick up training regimens faster.<p>A new headphone is helping athletes train for their sport 50 percent faster.<p>The technology, based on the concept of neuropriming, is already helping the military to train fighter pilots and …

A Short Film Detailing the Miniature Replication of Nix + Gerber’s Post-Apocalyptic Studioby on May 26, 2016

Since 2005, artist Lori Nix and partner Kathleen Gerber have been producing dioramas that depict post-apocalyptic environments, everyday scenes that …

Future skylines: 2016 eVolo Skyscraper Competition - CNN Style

Written by Zahra Jamshed, CNN<p>Rain-making buildings and a bee hive-like tower covered in buzzing drones -- these are the structures that could shape the skylines of the future.<p>Both concepts were submitted to the annual eVolo Skyscraper Competition, which invites young architects and designers from …

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