Esport events like Intel Extreme Masters Shanghai create a positive buzz for gaming in China, a nation once resistant to online games. Zhou “iAsonu” Hang hoped to become a professional esport athlete, but his parents had different expectations. They wanted him to earn a degree in robotic automation at Huazhong University of Science and Technology, … Continued
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New hyperlocal air quality monitoring technologies help people find ways to breathe easier. When a layer of smog blankets an entire city, many people assume that the whole city is polluted. But that’s not always the case. Whether it’s rampant ragweed or a spewing factory, the air might be polluted on one block and breathable … Continued
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On the brink of a breakthrough moment, virtual reality can trace its roots back to an “experience theater” contraption built in the 1960s. Recently divorced and new to the U.S., Marianne Gyorgy agreed to go on a blind date. The young journalist from Budapest took a bus to New York City’s Port Authority Bus Terminal. … Continued
New virtual reality competition is the next esports obsession. Last month, Counter Logic Gaming and the Immortals, two of esports’ fiercest rivals, clashed in virtual reality (VR). This was a first for both teams, but if a new VR esport league takes off, it won’t be the last. Dubbed the VR Challenger League, the upcoming … Continued
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Body Labs blends 3D camera and sensor technologies with artificial intelligence to scan people so their digital avatars can interact with places, products and each other. When soap manufacturer Cleo McVicker first developed Play-Doh as wallpaper cleaner, he had no idea he’d invented a product that would become a cornerstone of childhood play. McVicker isn’t … Continued
If information being fed to a computer is biased, experts say artificial intelligence will be biased too. Artificial intelligence (AI) may be quicker and more capable than humans, but the one thing it hasn’t yet overcome is bias. It’s true — computers can be as prejudiced as humans. Biased code can produce unintended consequences, including incorrectly … Continued
Savvy social media stars use Instagram, Tumblr and other platforms to resurrect poetry and create a new genre of digital literature. In early summer, model Karlie Kloss published an Instagram post with a birthday tribute to her boyfriend of five years — Thrive Capital founder and Oscar Health cofounder Joshua Kushner. “My atoms love your … Continued
Experts study socioeconomics and low-cost technologies to bring connectivity to rural towns and villages that currently lack internet access. With so many smartphones around, it’s hard to believe that more than half the world’s population still has no broadband connection. As 5G, the next generation wireless network, becomes available in 2020, some experts are exploring … Continued
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Recycling facilities use robotic sorting stations and object-recognition technology to identify and put garbage in its proper place. Filled with intricate mazes of high-speed conveyor belts carrying yesterday’s garbage, high-tech recycling centers use sophisticated sensors to sort plastic from paper from aluminum. While this technology may streamline sorting, it’s not smart or nimble enough to … Continued
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Digital mix master and music producer Metro Boomin takes original sounds of Serena Williams’ smashing forehand to create “Champion Sound.” After receiving his first laptop at age 13, Metro Boomin quickly became a prolific music producer. But little did he know a decade later he’d craft an anthem for the world’s top tennis women’s champion, … Continued
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Student makers tackle real-world challenges with Maker Share missions, creating innovative tech solutions driven by hands-on learning and a passion to make a difference. Whenever teenager Hannah Edge suffered an asthma attack, it often resulted in a trip to the emergency room for a spirometry test. The bulky diagnostic machine, which tests lung function, always … Continued
From the sandstone dwellings of Petra to the sheer granite walls of Yosemite, computational photographer Greg Downing captures awe-inspiring places in VR. Photographer Greg Downing thought renting a donkey would be a good way to travel up the narrow cliffs to the lost ruins of Petra. After all, it’s a steep climb to the archaeological … Continued
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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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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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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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
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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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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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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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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