- Internet of Farm Things
Companies are competing to turn data into advice on how to farm better, and attracting investments from the likes of Google Ventures and Monsanto.
- Microsoft’s HoloLens Will Put Realistic 3-D People in Your Living Room
The HoloLens augmented-reality headset projects believable images of people into real settings.
- Why Google’s Self-Driving Bubble Cars Might Catch On
The compact, speed-limited vehicles being tested by Google might have a better chance at success than automated versions of conventional cars.
- Leaderless Bitcoin Struggles to Make Its Most Crucial Decision
Bitcoin’s most influential developer has proposed a controversial fix that would help it handle more transactions.
- Courting App Makers to Unlock Your Car’s Powerful Data Trove
Startups like Automatic are trying to interest developers in gadgets that plug into your car, hoping to power a new wave of mobile apps.
- Oculus Rift Hack Transfers Your Facial Expressions onto Your Avatar
Facebook teams with researchers to transfer your smiles and frowns into virtual reality.
- Facebook’s Internet.Org Hits Global Flak
Groups in Indonesia, Colombia, Zimbabwe, and elsewhere join Indian counterparts in criticizing Internet.org’s practices. <
This startup wants to copy you into an embryo for organ harvesting
With plans to create realistic synthetic embryos, grown in jars, Renewal Bio is on a journey to the horizon of science and ethics.
VR is as good as psychedelics at helping people reach transcendence
On key metrics, a VR experience elicited a response indistinguishable from subjects who took medium doses of LSD or magic mushrooms.
This artist is dominating AI-generated art. And he’s not happy about it.
Greg Rutkowski is a more popular prompt than Picasso.
This nanoparticle could be the key to a universal covid vaccine
Ending the covid pandemic might well require a vaccine that protects against any new strains. Researchers may have found a strategy that will work.
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