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Nerdy dad uses virtual reality to let daughter ride family cat

The same dad who rigged an HTC Vive and Ricoh Theta 360-degree camera to let his daughter explore her dollhouse is at it again. This time, the VR dad has cranked up the tech-meets-cute factor by introducing the family cat.  Strapping the 360.....»»

Category: topSource:  mashableMar 20th, 2017

Meet ADP"s "business anthropologist," putting human thought behind chatbots

Martha Bird has one of the more unusual positions in the technology space: She's a business anthropologist. Bird, who ran a family farm in New Hampshire before earning an anthropology Ph.D., has developed her craft over 15-plus years at a variety.....»»

Category: developmentSource:  cwRelated News2 hr. 55 min. ago

Walt Mossberg"s Last Column Calls For Privacy and Security Laws

70-year-old Walt Mossberg wrote his last weekly column Thursday, looking back on how "we've all had a hell of a ride for the last few decades" and revisiting his famous 1991 pronouncement that "Personal computers are just too hard to use, and it isn'.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News9 hr. 47 min. ago

The future: NASA uses 3D printing to test its new expandable habitat

Tests will determine whether inflatables play a role in deep space exploration. NASA It has now been a year since NASA successfully expanded a habitat attache.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated News18 hr. 3 min. ago

How Stephen Cox, Farpoint’s composer, turned an old trumpet into a sci-fi drone

Making a virtual reality soundscape takes a different approach than traditional games. Composer Stephen Cox talks us through what it was like sound designing for Farpoint on the PSVR. The post How Stephen Cox, Farpoint’s composer, turned an old tru.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News19 hr. 39 min. ago

Using Google Photos for unlimited IP security camera off-site storage

I recently upgraded my home internet from a measly 2Mbit upload to a more respectable 40Mbps on the Australian National Broadband Network. I’ve been thinking of good uses for this newfound upstream bandwidth and one idea was to off-site my IP.....»»

Category: microsoftSource:  istartedsomethingRelated NewsMay 28th, 2017

Conan drops players into iconic fantasy battles—and their 1930s mindset

But are there enough brains behind the brawn? Enlarge (credit: Owen Duffy) Welcome to Ars Cardboard, our weekend look at tabletop games! Check out our complete board gaming coverage at cardboard.arstechnica.com—and let us know what you think......»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated NewsMay 27th, 2017

Family fight: Microsoft’s Surface Pro battles the Microsoft Surface Laptop

The new Surface Pro and Surface Laptop are quite similar to one another, particularly when it comes to processing power, storage, and accessories. However, which is the better machine overall? The post Family fight: Microsoft’s Surface Pro batt.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsMay 27th, 2017

The Week in Apple News and Rumors: Free Swift training, Apple’s rumored AI chip, AirPods firmware update, and more

Apple headlines for the week ending May 26, 2017Image by AppleIt’s the Memorial Day weekend, and we hope you’re enjoying time with your friends and family. If you’re taking a break to relax, you can check out the Apple-related headlines in this.....»»

Category: mcitoshSource:  macworldRelated NewsMay 27th, 2017

10 Signs That Tell You"ll Be Rich Even If You"re Not Born in a Well-Off Family

10 Signs That Tell You"ll Be Rich Even If You"re Not Born in a Well-Off Family.....»»

Category: opensourceSource:  lifehackRelated NewsMay 27th, 2017

TeslaBot is a new AI assistant from SmartCar for your Tesla Model S or X

Thanks to a new chatbot from SmartCar, you can now talk to your Tesla with TeslaBot. The virtual assistant is synced with your Tesla Model S or Tesla Model X by way of the car company’s open APIs The post TeslaBot is a new AI assistant from SmartCa.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsMay 26th, 2017

Sean Parker Is Going To Great Lengths To Ensure "Screening Room" Is Piracy Free, Patents Reveal

Napster co-founder Sean Parker has been working on his new service called Screening Room, which when becomes reality, could allow people to watch the latest Hollywood blockbusters in their living room as soon as they premiere at the box office. This.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsMay 26th, 2017

GTA Online Gunrunning Update Delivers Thrilling Challenges

GTA Online Gunrunning Update Delivers Thrilling Challenges is a post by Travis Pope from Gotta Be Mobile. This summer, the GTA Online Gunrunning Update will let gamers make money by trafficking highly illegal guns, tanks and military hardware across.....»»

Category: mobileSource:  gottabemobileRelated NewsMay 26th, 2017

Sergey Brin’s secret airship will deliver aid and schlep his family

Last month, news dropped that Google co-founder Sergey Brin is building an airship on the sly -- not a traditional airplane but an honest-to-god helium-filled dirigible. While he insisted the project wasn't operating under the tech tita.....»»

Category: topSource:  pcmagRelated NewsMay 26th, 2017

Waymo hunt for smoking gun turns to Uber acquisition report

Waymo's legal battle with Uber ratcheted up this week over a confidential report commissioned by the ride-hailing company......»»

Category: topSource:  autonewsRelated NewsMay 26th, 2017

You can tour iconic places of The Beatles’ history on Google Earth

To commemorate the 50th anniversary of The Beatles' Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band album, Google Earth is offering a virtual tour of nine iconic places in the band's history. The post You can tour iconic places of The Beatles’ history on.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsMay 26th, 2017

With Nothing Left To Sell, RadioShack Is Selling Itself To People

RadioShack, an almost 100-year-old American chain of wireless and electronics stores, had a hell of ride at retail. The cradle of building your own electronics at home, and an early participant in the PC revolution, is finally facing the end after a.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsMay 26th, 2017

Adobe partners with design firm to bring iconic typefaces to Creative Cloud

Adobe is partnering with House Industries to bring several iconic fonts to the Adobe type family. The boutique company is one of the most recognized typeface creators in the design industry, Adobe says. The post Adobe partners with design firm to bri.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsMay 26th, 2017

Reboot Reality: VR and AR Mark Milestone With New Interactive Exhibit

VR is amazing, but it's tough to try out yourself because of the equipment needed and the prototype nature of so much of the hardware and software. Fortunately, The Tech Museum in San Jose has now opened a permanent exhibit where visitors can experie.....»»

Category: topSource:  extremetechRelated NewsMay 26th, 2017

Hacker group demands $50,000 ransom from Bell for stolen customer data

Two hackers have anonymously come forward to claim responsibility for the recent Bell customer data theft. In an interview with CBC News conducted over encrypted chat, an individual that uses the handle ‘exodus’ says they, along with t.....»»

Category: topSource:  mobilesyrupRelated NewsMay 26th, 2017

Sana Health aims to stop insomnia with smart goggles

 When Solar Impulse pilot Bertrand Piccard set out to fly around the world in a plane that uses no fuel, he knew he wasn’t going to get much rest. During the journey, he would be able to sleep, at a maximum, three hours per day with rest.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated NewsMay 26th, 2017