Reboot Reality: VR and AR Mark Milestone With New Interactive Exhibit

Reboot Reality exhibit at The Tech

VR is amazing, but it’s tough to try out yourself because of the equipment needed and the prototype nature of so much of the hardware and software. Fortunately, The Tech Museum in San Jose has now opened a permanent exhibit where visitors can experience a variety of VR, AR, and MR projects.

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M16 being replaced? Army testing new rifles, bigger ammo

Army researchers are testing half a dozen ammunition variants of a new prototype assault rifle that fires a larger round by 2020, according to Army Times.

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China, already dominant in supercomputers, shoots for an exascale prototype in 2017

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China is working on a prototype exascale (1,000-petaflop) system that it aims to complete by the end of this year, according to state media.

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How Apple recovered an original iPhone prototype in total secrecy

The most prominent iPhone prototype that Apple ever lost was the iPhone 4 that was forgotten in a bar by an Apple engineer months before its actual launch.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/01/10/how-apple-recovered-original-iphone-prototype-in-total-secrecy.html

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Amazon's Register-Free Grocery Shopping Could Disrupt Retail


Amazon on Monday unveiled a prototype convenience store called “Amazon Go,” which uses mobile e-commerce, machine learning and computer vision to allow customers to make purchases without a cashier. The 1,800 square foot concept store in Seattle uses the company’s Just Walk Out technology, which incorporates many of the same concepts found in self-driving cars, Amazon said.
Customers use the Amazon Go app to enter the store, then pluck items off the shelves. Anything a customer takes off a shelf is added to a virtual shopping cart.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/84141.html?rss=1

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HP demonstrates next-generation computing prototype as The Machine comes together

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HP’s new architecture, dubbed The Machine, has reached the prototype phase. While the hardware and software platform is still under active development, the company’s claims about memory-driven computing (and the performance advantages of its new model) are starting to shape up.

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This cute robot wears a tie and can learn human behavior

Researchers at the Stanford University School of Engineering are working on a prototype they call Jackrabbot, a “social robot” that seems like a cousin of R2-DT.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/06/01/this-cute-robot-wears-tie-and-can-learn-human-behavior.html

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Hoverboard company Arx Pax touts hover engines for Elon Musk's Hyperloop

Technology from Arx Pax, the firm behind the Hendo Hoverboard, will be used to develop prototype engines for Elon Musk’s ambitious Hyperloop high-speed transport plan.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/01/21/hoverboard-company-arx-pax-touts-hover-engines-for-elon-musks-hyperloop.html

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New Razer Stealth combines ultrabook portability, Thunderbolt-powered Core external GPU

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At CES this week, Razer unveiled a new laptop prototype that combines ultrabook portability with the power of an external GPU. The new solution could finally allow gamers to buy ultrabook-class hardware without giving up on cutting-edge titles.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/gaming/220474-new-razer-stealth-combines-ultrabook-portability-thunderbolt-powered-external-gpu

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Rare 1930s camera rifle expected to fetch over $330G at auction

A rare 1930s prototype Leica camera fitted with a rifle stock is expected to sell for over $330,000 when it is auctioned off in Vienna, Austria, on Saturday.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2015/06/11/rare-130s-camera-rifle-expected-to-sell-for-over-330g/

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Microsoft demonstrates new HoloLens prototype, talks up dedicated Holographic processor

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Microsoft’s HoloLens is drawing big attention at its Build conference thanks to a snazzy new lightweight prototype. Is this the future of computing?

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/gaming/204763-microsoft-demonstrates-new-hololens-prototype-talks-up-dedicated-holographic-processor

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Supposed iPhone 6 prototype going for more than $100K on eBay

A purported Apple iPhone 6 prototype put up for auction on eBay last week is currently commanding a high bid of more than $100,000 with a little under three days left to go.



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Supposed iPhone 6 prototype going for more than $100K on eBay

A purported Apple iPhone 6 prototype put up for auction on eBay last week is currently commanding a high bid of more than $100,000 with a little under three days left to go.



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Exclusive look at Apple's full-size prototype building 'slice' of Campus 2

Apple’s massive campus expansion in Cupertino, Calif., has been in active prototype development over the past year, with a full-scale “slice” of the building revealed in new terrestrial and aerial shots captured by an amateur photographer.



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Intel’s new 14nm Core M chip will finally bring big-core x86 CPUs to fanless tablets

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Intel debuted its upcoming Broadwell Y CPU and Llama Mountain prototype at Computex yesterday. The new chip is the centerpiece of the thinnest, lightest x86 tablet we’ve ever seen fielded with a “big core” x86 processor inside.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/computing/183604-intels-new-14nm-core-m-will-finally-bring-big-core-x86-chips-to-fanless-tablets

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