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You Can Create Your Own Augmented Reality Experiences with this App 2017 is the year tech will change the way we interact with the world around us. Augmented reality is the emerging tech that’s slowly disrupting our lives. Perhaps you spent a good chunk of last year running around after Pokemon IRL? Or sent a Snap of you with an adorable pair of dog ears to your nearest and dearest on Snapchat? Then you’ve experienced the power of augmented reality for yourself. Watson and the future of AI Radical roboticist Hans Moravec, former director of the Mobile Robot Laboratory at Carnegie Mellon University, expanded our imagination with his vision of future robots as our “mind children.” Now he’s revolutionizing industry with his enhanced-vision mobile robots. We asked him to help us put Watson in perspective. Full disclosure: Ray Kurzweil is on the board of directors of Seegrid Corporation. — Ed. Let’s take a moment to lift our noses from the grindstone and reassess the future. Apropos is IBM’s upcoming artificial intelligence spectacular, pitting “Watson” (a 90-server, 80 teraflops, 15 terabyte supercomputer, doing natural language disambiguation and question answering from a huge mixed-format internal database — no Internet), against the two top previous human winners of the game show Jeopardy!

Fuseproject Teams With Samsung on a TV That Turns Into Art When You're Not Watching Editor's Pick Samsung has teamed up with Yves Behar's design firm Fuseproject to create a new kind of television -- one that makes your walls look good when it's not broadcasting the news or your latest binge. "The Frame" television displays artwork when you switch it to "Art Mode" and showcases over 100 works from 38 different artists, including Luisa Lambri, whose pieces have been featured at the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles and the Metropolitan Museum of New York, Todd Eberle, who has had solo exhibitions at Art Institute of Chicago and Tate Modern and urban artist Barry McGee. The art was curated by Elise Van Middelem and has been scanned in ultra high definition.

32 Augmented Reality Apps for the Classroom by edshelf: Reviews & recommendations of tools for education Augmented Reality (AR) is a growing field of technology where real life is modified and enhanced by computer-generated sights and sounds. The most common use of AR can be seen through mobile apps. Point your device’s camera at something that the app recognizes, and it will generated a 3D animation or video superimposed over whatever is on your camera’s screen. The effect makes the computer-generated item appear like it’s really there. Want to see how it works? Zachary Quinto and Claire Danes Read From Classic Books in Audible’s Politically Charged Ads – Adweek Hey, Big Brother, Zachary Quinto is watching you. During Sunday’s Academy Awards telecast, the Star Trek actor appeared in a stark black-and-white commercial for Amazon’s Audible audio-book service, reading a passage from George Orwell’s 1984. “If he were allowed contact with foreigners, he would discover that they are creatures similar to himself, and that most of what he had been told about them is lies,” Quinto reads. “The sealed world in which he lives would be broken, and the fear, hatred and self-righteousness on which his morale depends, might evaporate.”

50 websites you'll wonder how you lived without This means that we use only a handful of favourite sites, leaving the rest of the Internet unvisited. Let's put that right. By the time you've finished reading, we promise that your list of bookmarked sites will have ballooned and you'll be getting more from your surfing. Most importantly, you can share documents with other users and work on files collaboratively, which is useful if you're playing accountant for your friends & family and need to compartmentalize information for income tax software. The suite is free if you can live with 1GB of storage, or upgrade for a nominal fee to a premium account.

Organizers Created a Custom Space for a Growing Financial Summit—and Then Fully Transformed It LOS ANGELES Santa Monica-based venture capital firm Upfront Ventures hosted its fifth annual Upfront Summit on February 1 and 2 in Los Angeles, increasing its invitation-only attendance by 25 percent. The program’s style represents a departure from a stripped or serious mood associated with some financial sector events, and instead takes a lively, glossy, and highly produced approach with three goals: to show off the power of the L.A. tech community to investors and to other venture capital firms, to position Upfront Ventures as the top firm in town, and to underscore the value of the L.A. location and its proximity to creative and entertainment communities. Working with principal Kerry Bennett, RG Live Events produced the two-day summit for the fourth year in a row, transforming a 90,000-square-foot L.A.

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