Oculus Home Update Breaks AMD Support on DK2 Hardware

Razr OSVR HDK2 Headset

The Oculus DK2 headset was an engineering model pushed out to early adopters, not a final product — but it’s still not working properly on AMD cards, courtesy of Oculus’ last software update.

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Ray Kurzweil predicts computers will be as smart as humans in 12 years

12 years. That’s how long Google’s Director of Engineering Ray Kurzweil thinks it will take for computers to reach human levels of intelligence.

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Meet RAMBO, the Army's new 3D-printed grenade launcher

Researchers at the U.S. Army Armament Research, Development, and Engineering Center last week announced they successful developed and fired a 3D-printed grenade from a 3D-printed grenade launcher.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/03/13/meet-rambo-armys-new-3d-printed-grenade-launcher.html

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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.

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STEM: Inspiring young minds to embrace what is all around them

Science, technology, engineering and math – or STEM for short – are areas of education that are so vital to our daily life they cannot be ignored.

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Brilliant student built a robo-gardener to help astronauts grow produce on Mars

A NASA fellow and aerospace engineering student at the University of Colorado has invented a robot and artificial intelligence system that’s may open new avenues for space exploration and habitation.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/04/22/brilliant-student-built-robo-gardener-to-help-astronauts-grow-produce-on-mars.html

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Craig Federighi: Security is an endless race, but the FBI wants to roll it back to 2013

Article Image Apple’s head of software engineering Craig Federighi published an opinion in the Washington Post today that clarified the company’s reasoning behind refusing to weaken its products to appease a very public demand from the FBI.

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Apple pulls back the curtain on its secretive chip development operation

Article Image The engineering team responsible for the custom silicon that powers hundreds of millions of Apple’s iOS devices is the latest beneficiary of the company’s relatively newfound openness.

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Researchers use Apple Watch to pilot drone, control HomeKit Hue lamps via hand gestures

Article Image Engineering students at Taiwan’s National Chung Hsing University demonstrated a clever use of the motion sensors in Apple Watch to interpret hand gestures, enabling them to remotely control real world devices akin to the science fiction fantasy depicted in Star Wars.

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Leaked sample of Intel's Broadwell-EP Xeon E5 chip may hint at Mac Pro specs

Article Image A leaked engineering sample claimed to be from Intel’s upcoming Broadwell-EP Xeon family could hint at future specifications for the Mac Pro, which was last updated in Dec. 2013.

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Apple's Craig Federighi talks Hour of Code, dismisses findings on value of educational tech spending

Article Image Apple’s senior VP of Software Engineering, Craig Federighi, promoted the company’s participation in Code.org’s annual Hour of Code events in a Monday interview, while downplaying suggestions that school spending on technology hasn’t provided any meaningful advantages over regular education.

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Singapore students design personal flying machine

Ever wanted your own personal flying machine? Well, a team of engineering students at the National University of Singapore (NUS) appear to be one step closer to making that a reality after they successfully tested a craft that is capable of vertical take-off and landing with one person on board.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2015/12/04/singapore-students-design-personal-flying-machine.html

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World's first 3D-printed revolver looks like a nerf gun, shoots real .22 caliber bullets

Mechanical engineering student James Patrick is bound to turn some heads with his PM522 Washbear, a 3D-printed pepperbox revolver capable of firing up to 8 bullets between reloads.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2015/11/24/worlds-first-3d-printed-revolver-looks-like-nerf-gun-shoots-real-22-caliber-bullets.html

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Apple loses Mac engineering chief, former Mercedes R&D exec Johann Jungwirth to Volkswagen

Article Image Johann Jungwirth, who headed Mac Systems Engineering at Apple and was named in some reports as a player on the company’s Project Titan electric car team, has left Cupertino for a new job at Volkswagen.

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Harvard engineers develop swimming 'RoboBee'

Researchers at Harvard’s John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) have built an insect-size robot that is capable of flying and swimming.

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Apple's Phil Schiller & John Ternus talk design, secrecy & 'spaceship' Campus 2

Article Image In a rare interview, Apple marketing head Phil Schiller and VP of Mac and iPad engineering John Ternus discussed subjects like the intense collaboration behind products like the MacBook, why Apple refuses to name most suppliers, and the flow philosophy behind the company’s upcoming “spaceship” campus.

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Suppliers Foxconn & ASE locked in fight to gain more orders from Apple

Article Image Key Apple suppliers Foxconn and Advanced Semiconductor Engineering are reportedly engaged in battle for control of a third company, Siliconware Precision Industries (SPIL), with the goal of obtaining more orders from Apple.

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Amazon to forego future phone development following Fire Phone failure

E-commerce behemoth Amazon has reportedly begun to draw down engineering resources in its mobile phone team, shedding jobs and re-focusing efforts on tablets and other home electronics in the wake of the Fire Phone’s dismal showing.

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