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Many months before Oculus’ Medium and Quill apps captured the imagination of traditional artists, Google’s Tilt Brush was leading the way for HTC Vive users to bring illustration to life in virtual reality.  Now the same amazing VR pallet once exclusive to the HTC Vive has arrived for the Oculus Rift community via the Oculus Store. The Rift version...

By now, you would’ve heard of Meitu — the top Chinese beautifying app that’s taking the world by storm.  The Chinese app maker is also capitalising on the selfie-obsessed with its range of “selfie phones.”  Its latest model, the T8, was just announced on Tuesday, and has placed fast autofocus 12 megapixel cameras on both front...

VR penetration of Australian households will only reach 25.5 percent by 2021. Image: B. Tongo/Epa/REX/Shutterstock By Ariel Bogle2017-02-21 04:29:53 UTC Despite burying us up to our neck in hype, the virtual reality industry is off to a very slow start. Apparently, VR hardware penetration in Australia will only reach 25.5 percent of households in 2021....

Hold my finger tiny monkey. Image: lance ulanoff/mashable By Lance Ulanoff2017-02-20 21:56:07 UTC We’re now so desperate for distraction and companionship that some of us will even wear tiny robo-monkeys on our fingers. At least WowWee’s Fingerlings Baby Monkey Toys, unveiled this week at New York Toy Fair, are adorable.  As the name implies,...

The IEEE unearthed a fascinating 2013 study that showed that a cute dog tail does more than just amuse — it can communicate. The study, created by Ashish Singh and James Young, posited that a Roomba with a tail attached could communicate quickly and easily with a human — a fast, excited wag means things are going OK, while a slow side to side motion...

Cars have indicator lights for better safety so why shouldn’t bicycles have them too? The Lumos helmet is a smart helmet for cyclists with a prominent red brake light, as well as yellow left and right turn signals just like motorized vehicles. Nikolay Nikolov 7 minutes ago Source link (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Share...

Snap wants to prove to investors in its upcoming IPO that Spectacles can earn money for its business, not just be a brand stunt. So today, Snap begins selling its video-recording sunglasses Spectacles openly online for $129.99 in the US at Spectacles.com. Previously it only dispensed them from Snapbot vending machines in surprise locations and its NYC pop-up...

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella spoke at a public event in India on Monday, stressing upon the immense potential of artificial intelligence (AI), calling it the “ultimate breakthrough” in technology. “Because for all the advances in computer interface, there is nothing to beat language [the ability to do human-level speech recognition],” he...

You’re about to take a shortcut through a back alley when suddenly your phone beeps — a notification pops up warning you that a sex crime has been committed there. That’s what one prefecture in Japan is doing with its new “Mimamotchi” app. The app, which uses GPS to track the user’s locations, automatically sends information...

These things are music-makers. Image: lili sams/mashable By Lance Ulanoff2017-02-20 02:15:21 UTC Making music you can dance to is so 2017.  But dancing to make music is, potentially, the future. That’s clearly the perspective of Daigo Kusunoki, an engineer who loves to dance. The twin wristbands he’s showing off this week at the New York Toy...