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Oculus Rift"s "Robo Recall" is the game VR has been waiting for

Back in 2015, hidden in a tiny soundproof room at CES in Las Vegas, a demo for a cops-versus-giant robot game called Showdown blew me away.  At one point, I watched in amazement as fully rendered, three-dimensional bullets whizzed by my virtual.....»»

Category: topSource:  mashableMar 7th, 2017

GaAs Nanowires Boost Solar

Gallium arsenide (GaAs) has always beat silicon at a higher price, but new formulation boost existing panels on-the-cheap......»»

Category: hardwareSource:  eetimesRelated News2 hr. 45 min. ago

Honda Is Using IBM Watson to Drive Real Changes in Quality Assurance

This IDC Buyer Case Study examines how an automaker, Honda, implemented a cognitive system using text analytics to help it respond faster to customer feedback. The solution included IBM's Watson Explorer Advanced Edition and has provided Honda a clea.....»»

Category: topSource:  theglobeandmailRelated News4 hr. 20 min. ago

1Password"s "Travel Mode" hides devices" data when you"re entering another country

1Password has pushed an update to its app that's aimed at helping hide personal data during unwarranted searches while you're traveling abroad. It temporarily wipes all marked data from the device when engaged. The post 1Password's 'Travel.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News4 hr. 21 min. ago

Elgato"s Thunderbolt 3 Dock for MacBook Pro will arrive in June

MacBook Pro customers were not happy with the loss of legacy ports on the newest models and Apple's discount dongle deal ran out weeks ago. Now, Elgato's new Thunderbolt 3 Dock will help and it has an official ship date. The post Elgato's Thunde.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News4 hr. 21 min. ago

Xbox Game Pass officially opens its doors to Gold subscribers ahead of June 1

Subscribers to Xbox Live Gold on Xbox One now have access to the free 14-day trial of Xbox Game Pass, Microsoft's new game "rental" service. The subscription includes 40 Xbox One games and 72 backward-compatible Xbox 360 titles. The post Xbox Game Pa.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News4 hr. 21 min. ago

Pizza guy or assassin? Kuna AI recognizes cars outside your home instantly

Home security firm Kuna Systems has debuted Kuna AI, a platform that allows its smart devices to identify vehicles almost instantly. Kuna AI can recognize a car’s color, make, and model in less than a second, and will match the vehicle to its owner.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News4 hr. 21 min. ago

MSI Announces the Z270 GODLIKE GAMING Motherboard

MSI has been teasing this new motherboard for a number of weeks, and today they have finally announced the Z270 GODLIKE GAMING. This subtly named model is the new flagship Intel Z270-based motherboard in MSI's Gaming series, and thus displa.....»»

Category: topSource:  anandtechRelated News4 hr. 29 min. ago

Vermont DMV Caught Using Illegal Facial Recognition Program

schwit1 quotes a report from Vocativ: The Vermont Department of Motor Vehicles has been caught using facial recognition software -- despite a state law preventing it. Documents obtained by the American Civil Liberties Union of Vermont describe such a.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News5 hr. 5 min. ago

Facebook Signs BuzzFeed, Vox, Others For Original Video Shows

Facebook has signed deals with Vox Media, BuzzFeed, ATTN, Group Nine Media and others to make shows for its upcoming video service, which will feature long and short-form content with ad breaks. The social media company is reportedly set to pay up to.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News5 hr. 45 min. ago

30 years later, "Top Gun 2" is "definitely happening," Tom Cruise says

There's no need to speculate anymore: A Top Gun sequel is "definitely happening." Tom Cruise has confirmed the news and says the film is likely to begin shooting within the next year. The post 30 years later, 'Top Gun 2' is 'definitely.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News6 hr. 21 min. ago

Robot Police Officer Goes On Duty In Dubai

The first robot officer has joined the Dubai Police force tasked with patrolling the city's malls and tourist attractions. "People will be able to use it to report crimes, pay fines and get information by tapping a touchscreen on its chest," reports.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News6 hr. 57 min. ago

Intel to make Thunderbolt 3 royalty-free in bid to spur adoption

And the company has promised that it'll put Thunderbolt 3 controllers into its processors. Enlarge / It was either this or yet another picture of some lightning. (credit: Airwolfhound) We're big fans of Thunderbolt 3 here at Ars, attracted by.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated News7 hr. 13 min. ago

A wormable code-execution bug has lurked in Samba for 7 years. Patch now!

Comparisons to the Windows flaw WCry exploited are exaggerated, but only a little. Enlarge (credit: Guido Sorarù) Maintainers of the Samba networking utility just patched a critical code-execution vulnerability that could pose a severe threat.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated News7 hr. 13 min. ago

Tom Cruise confirms ‘Top Gun 2’ amid reports of a director already in place

There's no need to speculate anymore: A Top Gun sequel is "definitely happening." Tom Cruise has confirmed the news and says the film is likely to begin shooting within the next year. The post Tom Cruise confirms ‘Top Gun 2’ amid reports.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News7 hr. 29 min. ago

Consumers Trust Robots For Surgery Over Savings, Research Finds

An anonymous reader shares an article: Andy Maguire faces a challenge: tasked with upgrading HSBC's digital-banking systems, he has discovered that customers are twice as likely to trust a robot for heart surgery than for picking a savings account. ".....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News8 hr. 5 min. ago

Intel Drops Thunderbolt 3 Royalty, Adds CPU Integration and Works Closely With Microsoft

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Windows Central: Over the last few days, Thunderbolt 3 has been a hot topic amongst Windows users especially with its notable absence with the new Surface Pro and Surface Laptop. Part of the problem is adoptio.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News8 hr. 37 min. ago

Tesla names new HR head amid worker allegations

Tesla replaced Arnnon Geshuri, vice president of human resources, with Gaby Toledano, a former executive at video game company Electronic Arts, amid employee claims of a harsh work environment at the EV maker's California plant......»»

Category: topSource:  autonewsRelated News8 hr. 45 min. ago

Xbox Live Gold members can now start their free 14-day trial of Xbox Game Pass

Subscribers to Xbox Live Gold on Xbox One now have access to the free 14-day trial of Xbox Game Pass, Microsoft's new game "rental" service. The subscription includes 40 Xbox One games and 72 backward-compatible Xbox 360 titles. The post Xbox Live Go.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News8 hr. 57 min. ago

Elgato Thunderbolt 3 Dock coming in June to relieve MacBook Pro dongle woes

MacBook Pro customers were not happy with the loss of legacy ports on the newest models and Apple's discount dongle deal ran out weeks ago. Now, Elgato's new Thunderbolt 3 Dock will help and it has an official ship date. The post Elgato Thunderbolt 3.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News9 hr. 21 min. ago

Portable AC unit from Frigidaire keeps you frigid in the hottest months

Summer is well on its way, whether you're ready or not. Frigidaire has a new portable air conditioner for 2017, and at 12,000 BTU, it's bound to keep you cool in even the hottest months of the year. The post Portable AC unit from Frigidaire keeps you.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News9 hr. 45 min. ago