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The Virtual Reality Renaissance Is Here, But Are We Ready?

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I’m flapping my wings. Not hard, but slowly and smoothly. At 25 feet across, my wingspan is so great I don’t need to exert much energy to achieve lift. In the distance, I see an island under an azure sky. This is my home. Off to my west, the sun is setting and the sky glows with warm, orange light.

Spotting movement in the ocean below, I bend my body slightly to the left and begin a gentle dive. As I approach the shore, I spot my prey splashing in the shallows. I lean back, keeping my wings fully extended so I can glide just above the water. I’m right over the fish. I pull in my wings, bend forward sharply and dive into the water. I emerge with a fish in my mouth. Success Read more…

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The Virtual Reality Renaissance Is Here, But Are We Ready?

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I’m flapping my wings. Not hard, but slowly and smoothly. At 25 feet across, my wingspan is so great I don’t need to exert much energy to achieve lift. In the distance, I see an island under an azure sky. This is my home. Off to my west, the sun is setting and the sky glows with warm, orange light.

Spotting movement in the ocean below, I bend my body slightly to the left and begin a gentle dive. As I approach the shore, I spot my prey splashing in the shallows. I lean back, keeping my wings fully extended so I can glide just above the water. I’m right over the fish. I pull in my wings, bend forward sharply and dive into the water. I emerge with a fish in my mouth. Success Read more…

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The Not-So-Secret Language Of The Misfit Shine

misfit shine packaging Here’s a random tidbit about the Misfit Shine, the activity tracking device from Misfit Wearables.

I ran into CEO Sonny Vu about a week ago, and when he pulled a Misfit Shine out of his bag, he pointed out something that no one seems to have noticed. Or if they noticed it, they didn’t say anything about it online. Read More

The 3D Printing Landfill Of Opportunity

3D printing waste There are lots of reasons to love 3D printing. It democratizes manufacturing, putting consumers in granular control of the things they own — rather than requiring them to choose from a finite pre-made selection. However there’s a flip-side to this freedom. The detritus that will inevitably be created simply because it’s possible to print a physical object at the click of a button. Read More

Crowdfunded Gadgets That Talk To Your Home And Charge Your Phone With Wind Power

Editor’s note: Ross Rubin is principal analyst at Reticle Research, a technology, media and telecom advisory firm, and founder of Backerjack. He blogs at Techspressive. Each week, Backerjack shares three tech-related products seeking funding.  Talk to your home and have it listen and respond with ALYT Part of the smart-home dream has always been being able to talk with a place of residence… Read More

Drone Shoots Epic Footage of SpaceX Rocket Launch and Controlled Landing

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Elon Musk’s space-faring company SpaceX has released the first test footage of its Falcon 9 Reusable (F9R) taking off, and making a controlled landing at the company’s rocket-development facility in Texas

The epic video gives us a 360-degree aerial view of the feat, thanks to the unique perspective of a camera-equipped drone

The video, above, opens with the hexacopter drone already airborne, and swooping in to get a close-up view of the rocket as it begins to take off. After reaching a height of 250 meters (about 820 feet), the rocket hovers and then returns to earth Read more…

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Submarine-Led Search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 May End Within a Week

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An unmanned submarine called the Bluefin-21 is scheduled to finish searching the Indian Ocean seabed for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 within one week, according to multiple reports.

Nearly a month and a half after the disappearance of Flight 370, rescue workers still haven’t found the Boeing 777-200, which went missing during a flight from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing on March 8, despite the Bluefin-21′s efforts. The submarine has already completed six missions searching for Flight 370, and began its seventh mission on Saturday, according to a release from the Joint Agency Coordination Centre.

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Submarine-Led Search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 May End Within a Week

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An unmanned submarine called the Bluefin-21 is scheduled to finish searching the Indian Ocean seabed for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 within one week, according to multiple reports.

Nearly a month and a half after the disappearance of Flight 370, rescue workers still haven’t found the Boeing 777-200, which went missing during a flight from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing on March 8, despite the Bluefin-21′s efforts. The submarine has already completed six missions searching for Flight 370, and began its seventh mission on Saturday, according to a release from the Joint Agency Coordination Centre.

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Nike Says The FuelBand Isn’t Dead, New Color Options Coming

fuelbandpink Nike was said to be shutting down its FuelBand department on the heels of layoffs on Friday, signalling a significant exit of the wearable fitness device market by one of the more prominent companies involved in the space. That’s not quite true, however, according to information provided to Re/code by the company. Read More

8 Modern Gadgets That Look Like They Macarena’d Out of the ’90s

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The dream of the ’90s is alive in modern technology

The decade, which left its mark in the form of absurdly colorful outfits and zany cartoons, has never really left the building. It’s still a popular reference point in terms of style and culture — which is probably why there are so many gadgets that have taken cues from the ’90s.

From portable CD players to the high-tech return of the Furby, here are eight modern contraptions that creators lifted right out of the not-so-distant past.

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