New augmented reality head mounted display offers unrivaled viewing experience

[ad_1] Cambridge engineers have developed a new augmented reality (AR) head mounted display (HMD) that delivers a realistic 3-D viewing experience, without the commonly associated side effects of nausea or eyestrain. The device has an enlarged eye-box that is scalable and an increased field of view of 36º that is designed for a comfortable viewing […]

Guidelines needed to protect VR users at risk of harassment, warns academic

[ad_1] Dr Sarah Jones. Credit: Birmingham City University Government guidelines should be introduced to protect gamers and those using virtual reality or immersive technologies from an increased risk of sexual harassment or bullying, a leading academic has warned. Dr. Sarah Jones, Head of Birmingham City University’s School of Media, said almost half of female virtual […]

How ants, bees, and fruit flies can be the next big buzz in artificial intelligence

[ad_1] Credit: CC0 Public Domain Space. The final frontier. And on Nov. 2, 2018, NASA’s Voyager 2 spacecraft crossed into the vastness of interstellar space, following Voyager 1, which made the leap six years earlier. Since their launch in 1977, the two probes have traveled more than 11 billion miles across the solar system, lasting […]

Chrome 77 keeps it simple

[ad_1] September 13, 2019 weblog Credit: CC0 Public Domain Google Chrome 77 feature lets you fly pages over from one device to another. Phandroid, Android Headlines, 9to5Google, just a few of the sites highlighting this, regarding one of Chrome’s browser update. Android Central was also in the reporting lineup; the new update will become available […]

Brain-inspired computing could tackle big problems in a small way

[ad_1] Brain-inspired Gaussian devices based on two-dimensional materials allow energy efficient and probabilistic computing. Credit: Saptarshi Das, Penn State While computers have become smaller and more powerful and supercomputers and parallel computing have become the standard, we are about to hit a wall in energy and miniaturization. Now, Penn State researchers have designed a 2-D […]

'Soft tactile logic' tech distributes decision-making throughout stretchable material

[ad_1] Credit: CC0 Public Domain Inspired by octopuses, researchers have developed a structure that senses, computes and responds without any centralized processing—creating a device that is not quite a robot and not quite a computer, but has characteristics of both. The new technology holds promise for use in a variety of applications, from soft robotics […]

Google will promote original reporting with algorithm change

[ad_1] Newspapers have often blamed Google’s algorithm for plumenting online traffic and the industry’s decline Original reporting will be highlighted in Google’s search results, the company said as it announced changes to its algorithm. The world’s largest search engine has come under increasing criticism from media outlets, mainly because of its algorithms—a set of instructions […]

Google Earth leads to remains of missing Florida man in lake

[ad_1] It took 22 years, but a missing man’s remains were finally found thanks to someone who zoomed in on his former Florida neighborhood with Google satellite images and noticed a car submerged in a lake, authorities said. The skeletal remains were of William Moldt, who went missing in 1997 at the age of 40, […]

Research team introduces 'phyjama,' a physiological sensing pajama

[ad_1] UMass Amherst researchers have developed physiological-sensing textiles that can be woven or stitched into sleep garments they have dubbed “phyjamas.” Their work rests on the insight that though sleepwear is worn loosely, in places sensors may press against the body through contact with external surfaces, such as the torso against a chair or bed, […]

Ukrainian man pleads guilty to hacking, wire fraud charges

[ad_1] Credit: CC0 Public Domain A member of a sophisticated international hacking group that authorities say targeted businesses in 47 states to steal credit and debit card records pleaded guilty to hacking and wire fraud charges in Seattle. Fedir Hladyr, a 34-year-old Ukrainian, also agreed to pay $2.5 million in restitution as part of his […]