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Apps That Hint at a Fanciful Fake Future - MIT Technology Review

Right now, one of the best gadgets for viewing augmented reality or virtual reality may be sitting in your pocket.<p>Smartphones, especially newer, …

Virtual Reality

The Hidden Player Spurring a Wave of Cheap Consumer Devices: Amazon

A few weeks ago, Wyze Labs, a one-year-old start-up in Seattle, sent me its first gadget to try. It’s a small, internet-connected video camera, the kind you might use for security or to keep tabs on your dog or your baby.<p>On the surface, the camera doesn’t sound special. Like home internet cameras …

Amazon

How Blockchain Is Breathing New Life Into Virtual Real Estate

Virtual reality (VR) is projected to become a $40 billion industry by 2020. Innovations in both VR hardware and software have made for interesting applications, especially in gaming and entertainment. In addition, new products by companies like Oculus and Sony are making VR headsets more accessible …

Augmented Reality

Why the YouTube of AR won’t be YouTube

A couple of years ago when I was working at Samsung, around the time the GearVR was being launched, there were lots of ideas flying around regarding the services to offer alongside the device.<p>Many (most) of these ideas were related to hosting 360 Video content, and our boss David Eun (ex-YouTube) …

Augmented Reality

A Silicon Valley startup is quietly taking over U.S. classrooms

Silicon Valley is determined to improve education by infusing it with technology. Its latest example is Kiddom, whose personalized learning software …

Education

An On-device Deep Neural Network for Face Detection

Machine Learning

Beautiful Dreamer is a heartbreaking short film that channels Arrival and Black Mirror

Based on a short story by Ken Liu<p>If you’ve ever read one of Ken Liu’s stories, you’ll know that he’s a master at writing something that will pack an emotional, devastating punch. Filmmaker David Gaddie recently released an adaptation of Liu’s 2012 short story Memories of My Mother, a …

Science Fiction

Server-Side MMO Architecture. Naïve, Web-Based, and Classical Deployment Architectures

Author:<p><b>“No Bugs” Hare</b> Follow:<p>Job Title:<p><b>Sarcastic Architect</b><p>Hobbies:<p><b>Thinking Aloud</b>, <b>Arguing with Managers</b>, <b>Annoying HRs</b>,<b><br>Calling a Spade a Spade</b>, <b>Keeping</b> …

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 …

Expo: Towards Rapid VR Prototyping

VR development is exciting, in part because of the immense, unexplored territory for creating usable, engaging, and delightful experiences. However, …

Unreal Engine

Getting a startup off the ground? Learn how to think like an investor

There are many ways to get funding for your business but – according to this tech startup founder – if you’re pitching to venture capitalists you need to speak their language<p>I played with the idea for my tech business for a long time before a friend of mine actually pushed me one day, over a long …

Startups

All of Apple's Face-Tracking Tech Behind the iPhone X's Animoji

A couple years ago, Apple went on a shopping spree. It snatched up PrimeSense, maker of some of the best 3-D sensors on the market, as well …

My 20-Year Experience of Software Development Methodologies

Recently I read Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind by Yuval Harari. The basic thesis of the book is that humans require ‘collective fictions’ so …

Microsoft mixed reality guru Alex Kipman believes communication will be VR’s killer app

When Microsoft announced its Windows Mixed Reality platform last week, it talked about how the combination of virtual reality and augmented reality (which Microsoft calls mixed reality) would create a new era in computing.<p>Alex Kipman, technical fellow at Microsoft and the researcher behind …

Augmented Reality

In Six Seconds, Giphy Could Make Billions

With 300 million daily users and every major media company as a partner, Giphy’s got a feeling it can shake up the internet advertising business.<p>On a mild Sunday evening in September, a handful of staffers from Giphy gathered in its Los Angeles studios to watch the Emmy Awards. The group …

Ludwig Wittgenstein

Defining Aggregators

(<i>Note: this is not a typical Stratechery article; there is no over-arching narrative or reference to current news. Rather, the primary goal is to</i> …

Logistics

How Your Startup's Org Chart Changes Your Product

In 1967, Harvard Business Review rejected a paper submitted by Mel Conway. A year later, Conway’s thesis would eventually be dubbed Conway’s Law. …

Cleveland

12 Algorithms Every Data Scientist Should Know

Algorithms

Instagram Co-founder Mike Krieger on engineering team growth

By any measure, Instagram’s major milestones are staggering. The entire startup ecosystem sat up and took notice when Facebook acquired it for $1B …

8 Israeli AR/VR Startups Reshaping the World

Shares 0<p>Our readers have been particularly interested in our recent coverage of Israeli startups, with big social media shares on our top 10 lists of …

Blocker is a Revolutionary AR Application for Filmmakers

<b>Filmmakers rejoice! Augmented Reality just made your job a whole lot easier.</b><p>Much has been made of the storytelling capacities of VR and AR, but what …

Visualizing convolutional neural networks

Given all of the higher level tools that you can use with TensorFlow, such as tf.contrib.learn and Keras, one can very easily build a convolutional …

Deep Learning

Warren Buffett's Favorite Market Indicator Says Stocks Are in Trouble

He's called it the 'single best' way to check on valuations.<p>Forget trying to run complicated calculations or read the stock market’s tea leaves. …

Stocks

iOS 11 ARKit apps are appearing at the App Store

While Face ID may be capturing headlines, its Apple’s ARKit that will make a much bigger difference to iPhone user’s lives.<p><b>Sleight of hand</b><p>The company …

People's Bitmoji obsession gives Snapchat a quiet edge in augmented reality

For Anokhy Desai, a new haircut or outfit requires more than a trip to the shopping center. These days, she also finds herself also diving into the Bitmoji app to chop hair and replace clothes.<p>It’s there that Desai and millions of other people have created personalized caricatures of themselves. …

Social Media

The smartphone’s future: It’s all about the camera

SAN FRANCISCO: We all know the drill. For the last decade, smartphones have gotten thinner and faster and thinner and faster and, well, you get the …

Augmented Reality

Chinese children crush Americans in math thanks to a mindset Americans only display in one place: sports

Luckily, we can change. Guang Niu/Getty Images<p><b>In international tests, Chinese children consistently outperform Americans.</b><p><b>American Lenora Chu enrolled her young son in the Chinese public school system in Shanghai.</b><p><b>In her book about the experience, "Little Soldiers," she explores how culture</b> …

This CrossFit HIIT Workout Is Just 12 Minutes, but You'll Be Toast Afterward

Many experts talk about how effective HIIT (high-intensity interval training) workouts are when it comes to weight loss, which is why so many people have found success with CrossFit. A big part of the CrossFit WODs (workouts of the day) include short, intense, fast-paced, heart-pumping interval …

Fitness

Charlie Munger: The Psychology of Human Misjudgement

Charlie Munger

Here are the winners of the 2017 Dragon Awards

Winners include the latest Expanse novel, Stranger Things, and Wonder Woman<p>DragonCon was held this past weekend in Atlanta, Georgia, and the convention announced today the recipients of the second annual Dragon Awards. The prize is designed to be a “true reflection” of what science fiction and …

Science Fiction