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Jurassic Park at 30: How its CGI revolutionized the film industry

This month marks the 30th anniversary of a film that changed cinema forever. 1993's "Jurassic Park" used pioneering computer-generated imagery (CGI) to bring dinosaurs to life in Steven Spielberg's adaption of the novel of ...

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Service providers charged with keeping kids safe are cautious but see value in AI tool to track risky behavior online

Educators, mental health professionals, juvenile justice officers, and child welfare caseworkers who often see first-hand the trials faced by vulnerable youth, and who are charged with their protection, do see some value ...

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Will Meta Quest 3 and Apple Vision Pro headsets push VR to another level?

Virtual reality and augmented reality headsets are still niche products, mostly used by gamers.

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Apple's Vision Pro goggles unleash a mixed reality that could lead to more innovation and isolation

Reporters are a skeptical bunch, so it was unusual to hear so many of them raving about their firsthand experience with Apple's next Big Thing: the high-priced headset called Vision Pro, a device infused with totally virtual ...


New app revolutionizes safety for women walking alone

Two University of Bath graduates have launched their revolutionary women's safety smartwatch app, Epowar, that monitors heart rate and body motion to sense distress and automatically sends an emergency alert if the wearer ...

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Apple lays down the gauntlet to the metaverse

Tech giant Apple has unveiled its first major product in more than seven years, a mixed-reality headset that might just deliver a terminal blow to the "metaverse".

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New mobile app to transform urban cycling experiences

An international group of researchers led by the Institute of Environmental Science and Technology of the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (ICTA-UAB) recently launched a mobile app designed to make city regions more bikeable ...

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See Apple's pivotal product announcements through history

Apple has a long history of designing products that aren't the first to be introduced in a particular category but still redefine the market. With the company unveiling a headset equipped with virtual and augmented reality ...