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Google offers Cardboard path to virtual reality

With some DIY spirit and appreciation of virtual reality immersion, you can have the VR experience. You need little more than cardboard and some items that you can pick up at your local hardware store. Google has its own ...

Business

Anticipation grows over Nokia news at upcoming LA event

Now sending Nokia what's-next watchers into a collective buzz: A story that Nokia is set to introduce a virtual reality product next week. Ina Fried in Re/code said the information came from sources "familiar with the company's ...

Engineering

A biocompatible magnetic skin that could enable new wearable systems

Researchers at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology have recently developed a flexible and imperceptible magnetic skin that adds permanent magnetic properties to all surfaces to which it is applied. This artificial ...

Computer Sciences

New AI technique creates 3-D shapes from 2-D images

A new technique that uses the artificial intelligence methods of machine learning and deep learning is able to create 3-D shapes from 2-D images, such as photographs, and is even able to create new, never-before-seen shapes.

Engineering

Researchers develop a dynamic keyboard character recognition system

Researchers at NIT Silchar, India, have recently developed a new dynamic hand-gesture-based keyboard character recognition system. This virtual keyboard system, presented in a paper published in Springer's Journal of Ambient ...

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Google envisions delivery of AR elements to physical books

The mind at its laziest sees the old—books in print—and the new—the digital universe—as opposites, in an either-or historic transition from one to the other. Goodbye, brick and mortar book shops, hello, Kindle. Reading ...

Consumer & Gadgets

Firefox Reality browser plus Oculus Quest are prom king and queen

Grandma, is it true people in 2019 had to browse the web in 2-D? Mozilla has this time raised web browsing to another level with its virtual reality web browser, Firefox Reality, released for Oculus Quest headsets. Immersion ...

Robotics

Skinflow: A soft robotic skin based on liquid transmission

Researchers at the Bristol Robotics Laboratory and the University of Bristol have recently developed a new soft robotic skin-like sensor that is based on fluidic transmission. This sensor, presented at the second IEEE International ...

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HoloLens development edition is coming in 2016

Microsoft is focusing on developers, not the general public, for the latest in HoloLens events and announcements. The good news for the public is that, in doing so, the conversation is shedding light on what is behind HoloLens ...

Consumer & Gadgets

Ultra-light gloves let users 'touch' virtual objects

Scientists from EPFL and ETH Zurich have developed an ultra-light glove – weighing less than 8 grams per finger– that enables users to feel and manipulate virtual objects. Their system provides extremely realistic haptic ...

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