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An afternoon with Avegant’s prototype light field display headset

I’ve seen the light.<p>A few weeks ago, Avegant showed off an early look at some of the crazy tech it has been working on that — in its most simple terms — seeks to make head-mounted displays function more like human eyes. It’s an ambitious goal with more than a few interested parties. Many top tech …

Augmented Reality

'Your Story Is Your Strategy' Says VC Who Backed Facebook And Twitter

“Storytelling is the most underrated skill,” says Ben Horowitz who, along with business partner Marc Andreessen, has built one of the most influential venture capital firms in Silicon Valley. Andreessen-Horowitz has invested in the next generation of leading technology companies including Airbnb, …

As World Crowds In, Cities Become Digital Laboratories

New York City amasses data on habits, health and security of its citizens to cope with spiraling growth<p>NEW YORK—Gregory Dobler is an astrophysicist who honed his craft by recording spectral images of quasars and black holes. Now, from a high-rise rooftop in Brooklyn, he is training his lens on the …

New York City

Data Is Not Killing Creativity, It’s Just Changing How We Tell Stories

I keep seeing this topic push up about how data is affecting creativity. Some say we are losing our sense of narration and storytelling. It’s not this at all. We are just experiencing a shift that other civilizations have faced when the traditional means for storytelling transform to give a sense …

Google Introduces “Gmail Blue” — It’s Completely Blue, Because Brown Was a “Disaster”

The Google April Fool’s train continues with the announcement of “Gmail Blue.” Yes, it’s a version of Google’s email service where everything is the color blue. The YouTube one from earlier was OK, and the Nose one was just so-so, but I’d actually use this product if it existed, especially since it …