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New Films Use Virtual Reality to Immerse Movie Fans

Leading filmmakers use 360-degree video, 3D-game-like environments, immersive sound, head mounted displays, motion chairs and even scent emitters to pull movie fans into the action. One of this summer’s most anticipated movie releases, Spider-Man: Homecoming by Sony Pictures, brings the expected shots of the spandex-clad superhero navigating cityscapes by shooting ultra-strong, sticky webs from his … Continued

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Top Model Turned Fashion Tech Pioneer Inspires New Makers

Anina Net went from runway model to wearable tech maker, paving the way for the next generation of tech-savvy fashion designers. After completing a fashion campaign for Gas Jeans, model Anina Net walked through the streets of Milan. Her face was everywhere: magazine covers, billboards, sides of buses. In that moment, she had a profound realization. … Continued

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Lama Nachman Keeps Stephen Hawking Talking with Assistive Tech

Believing anything is possible led Lama Nachman to become a groundbreaking engineer in predictive computing – and yes, she is on physicist Stephen Hawking’s speed dial. World-renowned physicist Stephen Hawking had fans laughing when he auditioned people to find a replacement for his trademark computer-generated voice. The spoof for Comic Relief’s Red Nose Day last … Continued

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5G Networks Are Not Just About Smartphones

Next generation wireless networks are built to connect cars, homes and machines using higher bandwidth and lower latency to power more than just smartphones. It’s no longer science fiction to see smart homes automatically control lights or alert owners whenever the refrigerator needs restocking. Already in many cities, smart cars drive autonomously, powered by sophisticated, … Continued

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Quirky, Collaborative Culture Makes Portland a Hotbed for VR

A diverse community of digital pioneers are building the foundation for Portland, Oregon to shape the future of virtual reality. It’s still science fiction to most of the world, but in the Pacific Northwest city of Portland, Oregon, virtual reality (VR) has triggered a real life gold rush. “VR is sparking the imagination, and people … Continued

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Making Virtual Reality: How Creators Embrace a New Medium

VR creators describe why now is the time to learn the craft, and why they want to help create a VR breakthrough moment. In the 1960s, talk of virtual reality (VR) sounded more like dystopian science fiction than a promising new medium that immerses people in exciting experiences. A new generation of creators is moving … Continued

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Designing a Digital Traffic System for Commercial Drones

NASA scientists and technology industry leaders are creating an automated drone traffic system aimed at balancing flight efficiency and safety. By 2020, lower altitude skies could become wickedly dangerous. That’s when an estimated 2.6 million commercial drones will be in the wild, not to mention several million more flying robots owned and operated by consumers. … Continued

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Simulation Nation: How Companies Use VR to Create the Future

Auto, architecture and retail industry innovators show how virtual reality technologies will change the way companies do business. One of the best things about virtual reality (VR) is that in it, anything is possible. For entrepreneurs across many different industries, that means new opportunities for offering better, more accessible and personal products and services. “Because … Continued

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Pro Athletes and Gamers Train in Virtual Reality

Pro athletes and amateur gamers alike look to VR for real-world advantages in improving sports training and skills to make the perfect play. Before making one of the greatest comebacks in sports history during 2016’s Super Bowl 51, the New England Patriots spent countless hours training. Unlike most teams, not all this training was done … Continued

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Rise of Artificial Intelligence Opens New Career Paths

To meet the growing demand for AI expertise, companies are offering online education courses to prepare the workforce for the future. Increasingly, computers and devices learn and act on their own using software algorithms, the building blocks for artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML). Getting smartphones to understand voice commands, smart home sprinkler systems … Continued

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Jigger No More: Cocktail Tech Mixes the Perfect Drink

Budding mixologists no longer have to measure, muddle, shake or stir the perfect cocktail. New mixology technology helps hosts serve premium cocktails on demand. Press a button for a perfectly concocted margarita or mint julep — it’s time to celebrate the future of cocktail technology. New tech gadgets — from single-serve mixed drink machines to … Continued

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Got Game? Retailers Play It Big with Gamification

In the never-ending race for consumer attention, retail brands are adding games to their marketing strategies. On a cloudy Tuesday in March, half a dozen passersby gathered at the windows of Ted Baker’s flagship clothing store in London’s Mayfair neighborhood. “Hello, Nosey Neighbor!” a sign in the window reads, while a family of mannequins model the … Continued

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Getting Fit in Virtual Reality

Both hardcore gamers and fitness enthusiasts reap the cardio benefits of working out in virtual reality. A funny thing happened when hardcore gamers started playing games in virtual reality (VR): they broke a sweat. While jumping, hitting and dodging imaginary opponents, players inadvertently got a workout. Exercising without intending to exercise is an unexpected but … Continued

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VR Entrepreneurs Rethink Real Estate, Retail and Education

VR entrepreneurs open doors for real estate, retail and education leaders to offer immersive, interactive digital experiences. On paper, architect Ignacio Rodriguez designed a gorgeous Hollywood Hills home, but the potential owner couldn’t envision how the multi-million dollar abode would look after it was built. Rather than hitting the drawing board, Rodriguez turned to his … Continued

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VR Vacations: Technology Transforming Travel and Leisure

Virtual reality technology delivers a taste of the vacation experience — without the hassle of traditional travel. Between flights, car rental, lodging and all the other expenses that pile on when taking a vacation, the increasing cost of travel is forcing many would-be travelers to choose another day at the office over the beach or theme park. … Continued

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Three Ways Artificial Intelligence is Good for Society

Artificial intelligence helps farmers, doctors and rescue workers make a positive impact on society. Artificial intelligence (AI) powers many gadgets, like smartphones, smart thermostats and voice-activated virtual assistants that bring modern conveniences to daily life. Increasingly, AI is also being used to tackle critical social challenges. AI is a branch of computer science where machines can sense, learn, … Continued

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Fast-Charging Glass Batteries Last Longer

New rechargeable lithium-glass batteries charge in minutes and last longer, tripling the range electric cars can travel. While some technology advances blaze ahead, others innovations like batteries languish in a sea of good enough. The lithium-ion battery technology used in today’s laptops, drones and electric cars, for example, dates back to the mid-1980s. But thanks to 94-year-old … Continued

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Ready for Anything: Disaster and Analytics

Using data analytics, a humanitarian organization determines the most efficient ways to deliver aid to people affected by violence and natural disasters. Outbreaks of violence are often unpredictable, creating extreme challenges for humanitarian aid organizations in providing safe shelter, food, water and medical care. That’s where analytics can help in predicting resources needed for people … Continued

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Will Dubai Offer First Passenger Drone for Public Transportation?

Rapid innovation in drone technologies could relieve commuter traffic in smart cities as passenger drone services become available. For anyone needing a taxi this summer in Dubai, things are looking up. If all goes as planned, the jet-setting city will offer the world’s first autonomous air taxi service. Combining autonomous driving (AD) and drone technology, the Ehang … Continued

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