Border Patrol testing drones to be its 'eyes in the sky'

Hoping to help agents in the field, the Border Patrol is testing a fleet of personal drones, giving agents in remote areas eyes where they are currently blind.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2018/01/19/border-patrol-testing-drones-to-be-its-eyes-in-sky.html

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What Is Mixed Reality, and Can It Take Augmented Reality Mainstream?

Microsoft's Mars demo is one of the most compelling MR demos

In a quest to stand out from the crowded field of VR and AR vendors, many companies are hyping what they call Mixed Reality, a mashup of the best of both. We take a look at how they are doing and where they need to go from here.

The post What Is Mixed Reality, and Can It Take Augmented Reality Mainstream? appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/extreme/249328-mixed-reality-can-take-augmented-reality-mainstream?source=Computing

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Use Facebook? Here's how to stop things from coming back to haunt you

Divorce attorneys are having a field day with the things people routinely post on Facebook. Take control of what you share.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/06/04/use-facebook-heres-how-to-stop-things-from-coming-back-to-haunt.html

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New microcontroller runs on radio waves, can be reprogrammed in the field

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A new type of wireless sensor can run entirely off ambient energy and be reprogrammed in the field. It’s a breakthrough for this type of device and could lead to major advances in wearable and wireless computing.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/computing/227326-new-programmable-microcontroller-runs-on-radio-waves-can-be-reprogrammed-in-the-field

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Lytro’s new Cinema camera will allow 3D movies to be shot using light fields

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Lytro aims to bring the same powerful light field technology to traditional movie makers that it is already planning to provide VR content creators

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/226386-lytros-new-cinema-camera-will-allow-3d-movies-to-be-shot-using-light-fields

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2016 is turning out to be an amazing year for augmented reality

AR demos are always awesome, but the jury is still out on how well gesture-based interfaces, like the one in this Hololens ad, will work in all-day applications
Augmented reality hasn’t been nearly as hyped as VR, but there is plenty going on in the field that is worth paying attention to.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/224618-2016-is-turning-out-to-be-an-amazing-year-for-augmented-reality

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With auto-braking and location tracking, the Arrow is the safest go-kart for kids

The field of go-karts has seen little innovation for the past several decades, but there’s at least one Silicon Valley startup that’s keen to to give these little four-wheeled vehicles a much-needed update.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/02/16/with-auto-braking-and-location-tracking-arrow-is-safest-go-kart-for-kids.html

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This robotic fishing lure can make dead fish swim again

The field of robotics is transforming how we deliver packages, how we raise our kids, and now the technology is poised to change how we fish.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2015/11/27/this-robotic-fishing-lure-can-make-dead-fish-swim-again.html

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Lytro’s Immerge aims to make virtual reality video more realistic

Lytro Immerge conceptual rendering
With its efforts to create a market for consumer and professional light field cameras stalled, Lytro has moved into using its unique technology to create an ultra-high-end system for VR video content creation with its planned Immerge system.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/217536-lytros-immerge-aims-to-make-virtual-reality-video-more-realistic

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Will Insider Trading Sideline Fantasy Sports?


The field of fantasy sports is faced with a fresh set of legal questions, following this week’s allegations of insider trading on DraftKings and FanDuel. Having been validated by their skill component, fantasy sports have spilled across state lines and even into the world of collegiate athletics, a realm that has been closed to other forms of gambling. It’s all because fantasy sports players rely on hard stats and tangible results, rather than the luck of the draw and an arbitrary string of numbers.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/82582.html?rss=1

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Verizon to begin testing 5G wireless network in 2016

Verizon will start field trials of 5G cellular technology sometime in 2016, the carrier announced on Tuesday, paving the way for a network could potentially eclipse 4G LTE and many landline Internet connections.

The original article can be found here: http://appleinsider.com.feedsportal.com/c/33975/f/616168/s/49ae994b/sc/28/l/0Lappleinsider0N0Carticles0C150C0A90C0A80Cverizon0Eto0Ebegin0Etesting0E5g0Ewireless0Enetwork0Ein0E20A16/story01.htm

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Underwater drones map algae beneath Antarctic ice

Although the surface of Antarctica is almost completely white, a field of green and brown algae clings to the underside of the sea ice around the frozen continent

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2015/01/20/underwater-drones-map-algae-beneath-antarctic-ice/

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Self-service beer machines make All Star debut

Fans at Tuesday’s All Star game at Target Field in Minneapolis can sample the delights of self-service beer machines thanks to technology developed by Suwanee, Georgia-based DraftServ.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2014/07/15/self-service-beer-machines-make-all-star-debut/

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Lytro unveils next-gen Illum light field camera, lets you refocus your photos for $1600

Lytro Illum light field camera, front and lens
Lytro, after admitting that its overly expensive, low-resolution light field camera was merely a “novelty,” has announced its new Illum camera. The Illum is much larger than its predecessor, packing a sensor that’s four times the size (40 “megarays”), and an appropriately larger lens in front of that sensor (though the same 8x optical zoom and f/2.0 aperture remain). The Illum also looks a lot like a real DSLR, rather than the rather odd pocket kaleidoscopesque appearance of the original Lytro Camera. The Lytro Illum will be available in July 2014 at a retail price of $1600.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/181070-lytro-unveils-next-gen-illum-light-field-camera-lets-you-refocus-your-photos-for-1600

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