Monthly Archives: February 2016

Sony Patents Power Glove-Like Motion Controller For PlayStation VR

MojoKid writes: With so much of the VR buzz revolving around Oculus, HTC and Google lately, it would be easy to forget that Sony has its own competitor coming, called PlayStation VR. And now, as new patents have revealed, the

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HoloLens For Developers Available For Pre-Order

An anonymous reader writes: Microsoft’s HoloLens, touted as the world’s ‘first and only fully untethered holographic computer’ is available today for pre-order and will ship on March 30. The HoloLens Development Edition is available for purchase to qualified developer applicants

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Ebay Shop Scrapes Thingiverse, Sells Designs In Violation of Creative Commons

He Who Has No Name writes: A little over a week ago, Thingiverse user Loubie posted Sad Face! to Thingiverse, protesting the use — without permission — of their designs and those of others by JustPrint3D, an Ebay seller marketing

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WhatsApp To End Support For BlackBerry, Nokia, and Other Older Operating Systems

nerdyalien writes: While everybody is immersed in the Apple vs. FBI case, WhatsApp has posted a blog entry that could potentially alter the mobile landscape as we know it today. By the end of 2016, WhatsApp will no longer support

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Raspberry Pi 3 Rolls Out With Faster CPU, On-Board Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth

An anonymous reader writes: The original Raspberry Pi went on sale four years ago, and more than 8,000,000 units have shipped since then. Raspberry Pi computers are used in schools and universities, in factories and other industrial applications, in home

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Mercedes-Benz Swaps Robots For People On Assembly Lines

The usual narrative in the last few years is that robots relentlessly displace humans in today’s highly mechanized workplaces (like factories and mines), but sometimes robots’ speed and dexterity can’t overcome their basic problem — namely, they’re robots. Reader jones_supa

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107 Games Revealed Ahead of HTC Vive Preorder Launch

SlappingOysters writes: Preorders open today for the HTC Vive virtual reality headset and while the device has been well-received by critics, little is known about the games coming to the device. We know that Job Simulator, Fantastic Contraption and Tilt

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NASA’s IBEX Observations Pin Down Interstellar Magnetic Field

An anonymous reader writes: Immediately after its 2008 launch, NASA’s Interstellar Boundary Explorer (IBEX) spotted a curiosity in a thin slice of space: more particles streamed in through a long, skinny swath in the sky than anywhere else. Now, a

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Researchers Discover Major Jurassic Fossil Site In Argentina

Paleontologists in Argentina have announced the discovery of a major Jurassic-era fossil site four years after it was first discovered. The site, which spans 23,000 square miles (60,000 square kilometers) in Patagonia, southern Argentina, came to light this week with

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Biological Supercomputers Powered By ATP Could Be A Reality Some Day

hypnosec writes: Our cells are powered by Adenosine triphosphate (ATP) and according to a new study, they could be a power source for the next generation of biological supercomputers capable of processing information very quickly and accurately using parallel networks

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