$99 Headset Could Be Augmented Reality’s First True Chance at a Mass Market – MIT Technology Review

A startup is making a wireless, see-through augmented-reality headset powered by the iPhone that it will sell for $99—a move that may pique the interest of programmers and early adopters who are curious about mixing digital objects with the real world but don’t want to pony up for pricier headsets like Microsoft’s HoloLens. The headset, […]

Virtual Trolls – MIT Technology Review

One powerful thing about virtual reality is the way it lets you stand “face to face” with other people—sometimes people from the other side of the world who you’d never otherwise meet. People in social VR settings really tend to connect. I’ve seen people meet and become friends in VR and then continue the friendship […]

Augmented Reality on Your Desk—All You Need Is a Lightbulb Socket – MIT Technology Review

Do you have a lamp with a standard-size lightbulb socket? If so, you’ve already got one piece of the required gear for turning your desk—or fridge, wall, or pretty much any other surface—into an augmented-reality display that you can interact with much as you do with the screen of a smartphone. That’s the premise behind […]

Microsoft’s Bid to Connect Rural America: Send Out Internet in between TV Signals – MIT Technology Review

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How Apple’s Secretive Gym Is Shaping Its Activity-Tracking Algorithms – MIT Technology Review

Starting in the fall, the Apple Watch will be able to communicate with gym equipment to track your workouts, as this image from the company shows. To build the algorithms behind this activity tracking, Apple has a secretive AI gym where it gathers data from employee testers. Apple For several years now, Apple has operated […]

If Only a Simple Gadget Rating Could Save Us From Cyberattack – MIT Technology Review

In these hyper-connected days, where every Internet-enabled device appears to be corralled by criminals to carry out cyberattacks, wouldn’t it be great to find a little peace of mind? Recommended for You First Human Embryos Edited in U.S. Tesla’s Model 3 Is a Long Way from Elon Musk’s Grand Goal AI Shouldn’t Believe Everything It […]