Here at DVICE we've followed many an augmented reality trend. We've explored creepy AR dates with Japanese schoolgirls and pop stars and gloves that allow users to manipulate 3D projects. The latest development is an augmented reality in a transparent train window, allowing the user to play with the scenery as they travel.
When it comes to creating a picture of the Earth's magnetic history, scientists have pretty good data on the strength and direction of magnetic fields in the Northern Hemisphere, thanks to the study of ancient pottery. But, for researchers looking to make a truly complete model, the problem has been the gaps in information in the southwest Pacific.
What could make frequent sparring partners Apple and Google finally come together? According to Bloomberg News, the move is part of a deal to purchase some 1,100 Kodak patents — offered as part of Kodak's bankruptcy liquidation, announced last year. The patents involve the capture, manipulation and sharing of digital images and the offer for the portfolio is estimated at $500 million.
The first thing I thought of when I saw this new microwave was when the iMac G3 came out in 1998. It turned the idea of what a computer could be and should look like on its head. The new Spoutnik microwave is much the same. It's round with a see-through dome, colorful, and has new features that make old microwaves look like dinosaurs.
Time to retrain our brains people. Just as touch-typing has become something of a sport, with lightning fast texting and constant keyboard contact, a new app is looking to change the paradigm. The Slice Keyboard app is a new on-screen rotary board that redefines typing by creating new finger movements.
Recently we brought you a piece on the surprisingly simple pieces of art created by playing today's complex video games. Now we're bringing you some pretty complicated art made by a game that's been around since the 1930s — pinball.
Classical ringtones strike the right tone with Nokia. After a recent study showed that classical music ringtones were the most popular, they hired the 55-piece Bratislava Symphony Orchestra to create 25 original classical tunes for Nokia Lumia models.
Even though the IQ tests are the most basic ones, the news that an artificial brain can tackle them might give some people pause. Does this signal the rise of the machines? The neuroscientists working on the large-scale model simulation of the brain say this version is still pretty simple compared to the real deal, but it is valuable in helping us see and understand how our brains developed over time.
It's pretty much an accepted fact that parents are going to worry about their kids getting to the bus stop safely until they reach a certain independent age. It used to be this meant Mom or Dad walking embarrassingly close by. Those dark days are gone with the breakthrough from one high-tech Dad who rigged up a quadcopter to follow and monitor his son's progress.
It sounds like a modern fable — perhaps some sort of story to warn us about being too clever with our texting. In reality it is actually the very real story of a fox that stole a tempting mobile phone and then proceeded to use it.