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19 Apr
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Dying grandmother uses Oculus Rift to walk outside again
By Kwame Opam, theverge.com

Rober­ta Firsten­berg had long loved walk­ing out­side and car­ing for her gar­den. How­ev­er, a hard bat­tle with can­cer had weak­ened her so that going out­side was no longer pos­si­ble. In a bid to give her one more view of the out­side world,…

Virtual Reality, it’s not just for the kids, and games are just the tip of the iceberg. Maybe this is why Facebook bought them.

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19 Apr
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Weed like to show you this spliffy 420 Audio High-Fi Bluetooth speaker
by Steven Sande Apr 19th 2014 at 8:00AM, tuaw.com

What hap­pens when cannabis meets high-tech? You get PR blasts for 4/20 with head­lines like “420 Audio packs dank sound with new High-Fi Wire­less Blue­tooth Speaker.” While we’d like to write this off as a hal­lu­ci­na­tion from drink­ing some…

Really….. This is where consumer tech is going? “Weed Friendly”

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17 Apr
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(via Building blocks: how Project Ara is reinventing the smartphone | The Verge)

I can’t believe this project is so far along, I am starting to believe that the dream could come true.   

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13 Apr
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Wild New ​Display Uses Fog As An Interactive 3D Screen
Txchnologist, gizmodo.com

Engineers have built an interactive display using a tabletop system and mounted personal screens made of fog. Projectors light the fog for each user and a camera system monitors movements, allowing each person at the table to manipulate and share…

This is very cool but…. Didn’t we see this technology in use on the hit tv show Bones like 10 years ago?

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13 Mar
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Why Pono’s massive Kickstarter success means absolutely nothing to Apple
by Mike Wehner Mar 13th 2014 at 4:00PM, tuaw.com

Neil Young’s pet project to rev­o­lu­tion­ize how every­one lis­tens to music — called Pono — launched its Kick­starter cam­paign a cou­ple of days ago and quick­ly passed its goal by a wide mar­gin. With near­ly $2.5 mil­lion pledged as of this…

Pono, is a great niche device for audiophiles, but it’s not going affect the music behemoth that is Apple.

http://flip.it/Qizpw

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07 Mar
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Meet CUPID: The Drone That Will Shoot You With an 80,000 Volt Taser
Brent Rose, gizmodo.com

Are drones not scary enough for you yet? How about this? A drone helicopter that spots you and identifies you as an intruder. It tells you to stop and put your hands behind your head. Instead, you keep coming. The drone then shoots you with barbed…

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