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Virtual Reality to Reach Quarter Billion Users Globally

Virtual Reality headset

According to the latest figures from ABI Research, virtual reality (VR) technology looks set to gain widespread adoption over the next five years, reaching an installed base of 256 million users worldwide and generating revenues of over US$60 billion in 2022. While the consumer market is expected to account for most of the market’s revenue, the commercial and enterprise space will expand ...

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First Fixed Wing Aircraft Launch and Recovery Aboard USS Gerald R. Ford [video]

First launch of fixed wing aircraft from USS Gerald Ford

An F/A-18F Super Hornet assigned to Air Test and Evaluation Squadron (VX) 23 piloted by Lt. Cmdr. Jamie Struck, launches from the flight deck of USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78). The aircraft carrier is underway conducting test and evaluation operations. Just six days after Pres. Donald Trump commissioned the U.S. Navy’s newest aircraft carrier, Gerald R. Ford launched and ...

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Wisconsin Company Begins Microchipping Employees

It was always only a matter of time but a company has broken ground by becoming the first to implant microchips into its employees. A number of sheep employees for Wisconsin-based Three Square Market will willingly take the chip in a test run that is passed off as being benign but has far-reaching implications down the line. Corporations are already addicted ...

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NASA offers safety tips for viewing August solar eclipse

August Solar Eclipse

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) issued Friday a set of recommendations for safely viewing the solar eclipse set to occur in August. NASA recommends that people who plan to view the eclipse should check the safety authenticity of viewing glasses to ensure they meet basic proper safety viewing standards. Eclipse viewing glasses and kits with glasses and handheld ...

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Siri Plans to Stop Taking Orders and Start Giving Them

Apple CEO Tim Cook has announced that the company is going to focus on developing self–driving car “systems” instead of the car itself. In an interview with Bloomberg Television, he explained this qualifies as a “MOA” effort as in “The Mother Of All AI” projects. The decision to concentrate on software, rather than both hardware and software is a  for ...

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Watch: SpaceX Launches 10 Satellites at Once [Video]

SpaceX Launch 6-25-17 2

SpaceX launched a Falcon 9 rocket on Sunday with 10 Iridium communications satellites intended for low Earth Orbit. The satellites are the second set of a next generation 75-satellite constellation called Iridium NEXT. The satellites deployed about an hour after launch. The first stage returned to Earth and landed on Just Read the Instructions, one of SpaceX’s two autonomous drone ships. ...

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E3 Day One: Sunday, June 11 [Video]

E3 Day One livestream

Wall-to-wall coverage of E3 in 4K Ultra HD. Join Geoff Keighley and your favorite creators like AngryJoeShow, MatPat, iJustine, Nadeshot, Ali-A, Vikkstar and more. Full coverage of Xbox Project Scorpio reveal, PlayStation E3 Media Showcase and more.

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SpaceX releases Falcon 9 (CRS-11) Landing [Video]

SpaceX Falcon 9 landing video

SpaceX released a video on Tuesday showing the landing of the Falcon 9 first stage from Saturday’s launch. The video shows just how exact an uneventful SpaceX has made the recapture of its most reusable component. The landing seems almost blandly routine when just a few years ago, they were considered dramatic. It might take a moon base to pique ...

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Microsoft wants to put your face in some strange places

Microsoft Face Swap

Microsoft’s Face Swap, available on the Google Play Store, gives users the ability to “search and transport” themselves “into fun & inspirational scenes.” Microsoft’s app isn’t pioneering in the least for its ability to take a selfie and place it in another location or on another person. The free to use and ad-free app does, however, allow users to search for ...

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