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Smart-ish Glasses That Don’t Look Dumb

VSP Global—whose Marchon eyewear division makes and distributes glasses for brands such as Nike and Calvin Klein—is building glasses that it says can accurately track the wearer’s steps. And unlike Google Glass, the obtrusively in-your-face headgear that Google stopped selling to consumers …Continue reading

Tech Stars Get Applause

P@SHA showcases Pakistan’s talent. The Pakistan Software Houses Association for IT & ITES (P@SHA), in partnership with the Punjab Information Technology Board (PITB), organized its 12th annual ICT Conference and Awards Ceremony, during a grand gala event at the Pearl Continental Hotel …Continue reading

An Algorithm Helps Robots Fall Safely

At a major robotics competition held in June, several multi-million-dollar robots struggled to perform even simple tasks like climbing a flight of stairs; some even toppled over with what seemed like impeccable comic timing. But a few of these amusing pratfalls resulted …Continue reading

Microsoft Researchers Are Working on Multi-Person Virtual Reality

Researchers in Jaron Lanier’s lab at Microsoft are exploring ways for people to share the experience of mixed reality. Augmented or mixed reality, which renders virtual images in a view of the real world, can be spectacular to experience. But it may …Continue reading

Test Facility Begins Capturing Carbon from Air

On Friday a group of government officials, environmentalists, and local bigwigs gathered in the coastal town of Squamish, British Columbia, about an hour north of Vancouver, to mark the onset of what could one day be a new industry: creating carbon-neutral transportation …Continue reading

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