RealWear has raised $80 million for its augmented reality headset and platform for connected workers. RealWear will use the funds, which are a combination of equity and debt, tocontinue market expansion and accelerate its platform development. RealWear’s funding and loans were led by industrial automation firm Teradyne, with additional money...
(Reuters) — Google’s bet on balloons to deliver cell service soon faces a crucial test amid doubts about the viability of the technology by some potential customers. Loon says its balloons will reach Kenya in the coming weeks for its first commercial trial. The test with Telkom Kenya, the...
Samsung has launched its Bixby Marketplace, a dedicated app store where third-party developers can offer their own Bixby-compatible services, similar to Amazon’s Alexa skills. The marketplace, which apparently started rolling out a few days ago, is officially open now for Samsung customers in the U.S. and Samsung’s native...
Cory Barlog has been on a year-long victory tour since the release of God of War, the acclaimed title that has had tremendous success on the Sony PlayStation 4. And his latest stop was at Gamelab, the game event in Barcelona this week. Stuart Whyte, head of Sony’s London...
It’s hard to believe electric vehicles were still considered the stuff of science fiction as little as 13 years ago. As documented in the 2006 film Who Killed The Electric Car, the tech needed for battery-powered electric cars has been around for nearly 100 years. Yet well into the...
Robotics-as-a-service (RaaS) is about to eat the world of work. While much of the attention in the world of automation technology has been focused on self-driving cars, many other markets traditionally dominated by human-in-the-loop solutions are reaching a point of inflection, enabling RaaS solutions to take over. Robotics companies...
Just over a year ago now Oculus and Force Field VR released a VR experience based around Anne Frank. The piece was released on Frank’s 89th birthday on Oculus Rift, Go, and Gear VR. And just after Frank’s 90th birthday passes, the app also arrives on Oculus Quest. Anne Frank House...
AI and machine learning hold incredible promise for post-production image editing, if new research is any indication. Engineers at Nvidia recently demoed an AI system — GauGAN — that creates convincingly lifelike landscape photographs from whole cloth, while Microsoft scientists last month proposed a framework capable of producing...
Hopefully you enjoyed the first look at Doctor Who: The Edge of Time at our E3 VR Showcase this month. Today, though, developer Maze Theory is taking you a little deeper behind the scenes of the VR game. The developer’s just unleashed a range of new making of videos. There’s a...
We’re at the dawn of the fourth industrial revolution. The choices we make today about how to govern AI will determine whether our future resembles dystopian science fiction, or something akin to Star Trek, where trustworthy AIs help bring out the very best in humanity. In the past...