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Added 30 September, 2018

Mozilla has just released Firefox Reality, the first dedicated VR web browser. The browser is free and available to download for Viveport, Oculus Go, and Google DayDream headsets. This is the first web browser intended to be used entirely in a VR headset. Andre Vrignaud, Head of Mixed Reality Platform Strategy at Mozilla, remarked “We had to...

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Added 14 August, 2018

AllSeated, an event planning and coordination platform, has launched a new VR tool which allows for one to one visualization of floorplans and venues for high end event planning. The new VR visualization tool allows for virtual walkthrough a venue before locking down plans, offering up a better perspective of what the venue will look like once...

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Added 28 July, 2018

In 2013, Google unveiled Project Loon, a plan to send a fleet of balloons into the stratosphere that could then beam internet service back down to people on Earth. And it worked! Last year, the project provided more than 250,000 Puerto Ricans with internet service in the wake of the devastation of Hurricane Maria. Now Loon is partnering with ...

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Added 27 July, 2018

Clear, the company that lets people skip the TSA pre-check lines at American airports, is teaming up with Major League Baseball and Tickets.com to introduce biometric ticketing at the ballpark. The partnership will make use of the API of MLB’s ticketing technology company, Tickets.com, so Clear members can link their profiles with their MLB.com...

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Added 17 July, 2018

Hold still while Vincent van Bot paints your portrait. The RobotArt gallery has amassed an impressive collection to show what the world’s most creative androids and algorithms (and their creators) have come up with. The teams used a number of different approaches, showing that there are a hell of a lot of ways to interpret “artwork created by...

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Added 11 July, 2018

A new innovation promises to augment reality without the use of a screen. The Lumen projector uses machine learning to recognize objects and then generate ‘stories’ for those objects. For example, pointing the Lumen at a statue in a museum could generate an animation of a docent discussing the statue. Lumen uses an onboard algorithm to generate...

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Added 20 June, 2018

Many diners take photos of their food, and many restaurants are adjusting their plating and lighting to bring out the best. But Boston’s newest steakhouse is going further, commissioning a $10,000 “Instagram Table” to aid diners in photographing their 18-ounce bone-in ribeyes. The table has customizable features controlled by guests via mobile...

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Added 13 June, 2018

A Japanese startup called JX Press Corp runs its newsroom using robots. Founded by Katsuhiro Yoneshige, JX Press became more widely known last year for its coverage on Kim Jong-Nam’s death. The assasination of Kim Jong-Nam, North Korean dictator Kim Jong-Un’s half-brother, took place in February 2017 in a Malaysian airport. Reporting the news...

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Added 2 June, 2018

Facial recognition technology is becoming more prominent in a range of different industries. Its uses span from speeding up the process for boarding a plane to acting as an app-based digital identity provider. We are seeing the technology being integrated more and more into pubic services and the everyday activities of individuals.
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Added 23 May, 2018

As we get older, the phenomenon becomes more familiar: looking at someone who’s getting attention at a large gathering of famous people, and wondering aloud, “Who in the hell even is that?” Now U.K.-based Sky News wants to make sure you wonder no more. The network recently announced that it will use an AI-based facial recognition software...