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Google releases new Photo Sphere Camera app for iPhone

Google has dropped a new app for iPhone this morning called Photo Sphere Camera. The app offers a special camera that allows you to capture 360º images – everything above, below, and around you – for viewing and sharing. The new app even allows you to publish 360º images you capture to Google Maps …

Uber Launches 'Corner Store' Delivery Service in Washington DC

Uber has branched out from providing on-demand rides for passengers to offer on-demand product deliveries for people living in Washington DC as part of an experimental service.<p>Starting today, Uber users can request items like “allergy medicine, diapers, toothpaste and over 100 other items” through …

Samsung files for a mind-bending flexible phone patent

Somewhere in South Korea, Samsung employees are hard at work creating the smartphones of tomorrow, weird and wonderful devices designed to bend, flex, and roll without taking any damage.<p>One newly discovered patent application gives us a glimpse of such a device that could be coming in the not so …

LightMode Helmets Make Safety Awesome

Motorcyclists have a tough image, but in reality, they’ve got to drive carefully, especially at night. The sad reality is in the battle of car vs. …

Microsoft Research project turns a smartphone camera into a cheap Kinect

Microsoft's been awfully busy at this year's SIGGRAPH conference: embers of the company's research division have already illustrated how they can interpret speech based on the vibrations of a potato chip bag and turn shaky camera footage into an experience that feels like flying. Look at the list …

This new 'holographic video' tech paves the way for a real-life Holodeck

Graphics startup Otoy released a new 360-degree holographic capture system that has the potential to drastically change how the media industry uses video.<p>Otoy’s new system allows you to capture the parameters of a setting (people, objects, scenes) with a mobile device’s camera. It then sends that …

IBM Builds A Scalable Computer Chip Inspired By The Human Brain

“I’m holding in my hand a chip with one million neurons, 256 million synapses, and 4096 cores. With 5.4 billion transistors, it’s the largest chip IBM has built.”<p>Dr. Dharmendra S. Modha sounds positively giddy as he talks to me on the phone. This is the third time I’ve talked to him about his …

Jam Up Your Selfies With The Selfie Toaster

Would you like jam and butter with your selfie? Sure you would ’cause toast just got a whole lot better now that you can jam up your face with the …

Fitle Will Let You Try Clothes On A 3D Avatar Of Yourself

When Charles Nouboue was in business school, he found he had little time to shop during regular store hours. But shopping online proved to be hard.<p>“It’s difficult to find exactly what you want to buy,” Nouboue said. “It’s very complicated to find the right size.”<p>That’s why he and his partner, …

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New smartphone chip will beam high-definition holograms as early as 2015

Just imagine: a smartphone that projects 3D holograms into thin-air. If you can wait until the end of next year, and if you can believe the claims being made by a well-funded company called Ostendo, then your next handset could be capable of just that. Thanks to breakthroughs by the Californian …

The Crazy Genius Behind Solar Roadways

Here’s an idea crazy enough that it just might work: Pave the streets with solar-powered panels that have their own built-in heat and LED lights. That’s what Scott and Julie Brusaw hope to accomplish with their ongoing Solar Roadways project, which they just funded through a hugely popular …

Wireless charger can power 40 mobile phones at once from 15 feet away

By now, most people have seen a wireless charger. It probably looked like a pad that charges mobile devices set directly on top of it. But a future …