The advances in virtual reality technology, although groundbreaking, have yet to break a very important barrier: full immersion. This is where the user transforms from an observer to a participant. The HTC Vive, for example, is arguably the most sophisticated VR systems ever sold but can you call it full-immersion? More like unparalleled immersion.
Advancements in display technology, whether it’s in the form of 3D holographic technology or acoustic levitation, seem to be breaking new barriers and it can only be described as fascinating. A recent Engadget article entitled, “Forget holograms, here’s a ‘floating e-ink’ display,” showcases JOLED, an acoustic elevation system that uses sound waves to suspend objects […]
Tesla can’t have all the fun, right? The growing market of high-performing zero-emission vehicles has its eyes set on electric motorcycles and Europe seems to be the innovation hub. BMW just introduced its Motorrad Vision Next 100 – a shape-shifting, hyper-connected, crash-proof motorcycle that looks like it came out of a blockbuster sci-fi tech movie. […]
Germany’s Bundesrat, one of its two top-level legislative bodies, voted in favor of banning internal combustion engines from its roads by the year 2030. Even though the ban has no teeth in Europe until the EU gives its stamp of approval, according to Bertel Schmitt’s Oct. 8th Forbes article, “German regulations traditionally have shaped EU […]
The Verge published an online article on October 10th entitled, “These are three of the biggest problems facing today’s AI,” where author James Vincent interviewed three influencers in the field of robotics on the future of Artificial Intelligence. There seems to be a rather resounding consensus amongst the experts: AI has yet to be perfected […]
Turning a myth into reality, Nike has created two power-lacing shoe lines over the past year: The Nike Mag and the Nike HyperAdapt 1.0. The Nike HyperAdapt 1.0 is set to launch November 28th in select stores across the U.S. As for the Nike Mag: From Oct. 4th – Oct. 11th, you can purchase $10 […]
At the time the Nov. 30th, 2015 NBC News article, “Japanese Scientists Create Touchable Holograms” was published, 3D holograms were still considered a work-in-progress. Things that haunted digital holography consisted of poor image quality, non-colorful images, sub-par viewing angles, small image size and most importantly, lack of interaction. Japanese scientists, in collaboration with Utsuromiya University […]