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Google ‘Cardboard’ Offers $2 DIY Virtual Reality

Google ‘Cardboard’ Offers $2 DIY Virtual Reality

The experience of virtual reality can be achieved a number of ways. You’ve got your fully immersive cutting-edge research labs or scaled-down consumer tech hardware like the forthcoming Oculus Rift headset. When I had mono in college, I even achieved virtual reality via prescription cough medicine and some old Pink Floyd records. A new initiative from those restless souls at Google promises a way ... Read More »

German company revels in World Cup controversy

German company revels in World Cup controversy

The company that created the hi-tech cameras which ruled on a World Cup goal for the first time on Sunday is happily anticipating involvement in a growing number of football controversies, but not in its German home market. GoalControl, which aims 14 cameras at the two goals in each World Cup match and produces 500 computer generated 3-D images in ... Read More »

12 Easy-Peasy Passwords Designed to Foil Hackers

12 Easy-Peasy Passwords Designed to Foil Hackers

hy is it so difficult to remember all of our passwords and so simple for a hacker to break in? Take, for example, the more than 1 billion user names and passwords that were stolen from some 420,000 websites recently by the Russian gang called CyberVor. One billion. These Internet credentials weren’t stolen from individuals’ personal computers, but from online vendors that ... Read More »

Exoskeleton First: Workers Don Suit for Heavy Lifting

Exoskeleton First: Workers Don Suit for Heavy Lifting

It’s always exciting when concepts from science fiction migrate to the real world, but it can be tricky to determine when a sci-fi tech has truly arrived. Take, for instance, the idea of robotic exoskeletons — a sci-fi staple from Aliens to Iron Man. Real-world exoskeletons have been around for a few years now in various proposal and prototypescenarios, but we haven’t seen any large-scale commercial deployment — ... Read More »

Could this be the new Toyota Supra?

Could this be the new Toyota Supra?

Toyota pulled the first surprise of the Detroit Motor Show by unwrapping the FT-1. It’s a serious high-end sports car. Beautiful too. Unfortunately it’s only a concept and they’re being a bit cagey about whether it will go into production. On the other hand they have made a virtual FT-1 too, and from tomorrow you can download and drive it ... Read More »