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.

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Quest Diagnostics data breach puts health care security in the spotlight

Quest Diagnostics joined the list of health care companies targeted by hackers this week when it announced a data breach that exposed the health information of about 34,000 people.

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Amazon Video Direct challenges YouTube

In Amazon’s continuing quest to be all things to all people, the online retailer has announced that it will soon allow users to upload their own videos, just like YouTube.

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GoPro touts new tech for broadcasters

In the quest to boldly go where no camera has gone before, GoPro unveiled customized products at this week’s National Association of Broadcasters gathering that go where no GoPro has gone before.

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Apple invention uses spherically curved photosensor for smaller, better iPhone camera

Article Image In its quest for high-performing, flexible and — most importantly — small imaging systems, Apple on Tuesday was granted a patent for a spherical photosensor and lens array that provides high-resolution capture in an incredibly compact package.

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Stanford researchers unveil technology that could prevent battery fires

The quest to build a better mouse trap at Stanford has ventured into explosive territory. Or, more specifically, into lithium-ion battery explosion prevention territory.

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Apple has a secret laboratory in Taiwan where it's developing thinner and brighter iPhone displays, report says

In Apple’s never-ending quest to create even thinner devices, Bloomberg reports that Apple earlier this year opened up a new and secretive research lab in Taiwan.

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Apple patent adds magnetic drive actuation to UK-style folding pin USB adapter

Continuing a seemingly never ending quest for smaller form factor products, Apple engineers dreamed up a compact folding pin USB adapter design with the convenience of push-button magnetic actuation, as detailed in a patent granted by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Tuesday.

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Apple investigating ways to embed health sensors, fingerprint readers, chargers into iPhone logos

In a seemingly never-ending quest to make thinner, lighter mobile devices, Apple is researching methods by which heart rate monitors, skin conductivity sensors and more can be directly incorporated into an iPhone’s product logo.

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Samsung says '6>6' in new Galaxy S6 Edge ad

In its never ending quest to one-up Apple, Samsung on Thursday revealed a new ad campaign counting the ways the partially curved Galaxy S6 Edge display outperforms iPhone 6. The spots come with the cheeky tagline, “When you do the math it’s clear, six is greater than six.”

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Apple concept would improve iPhone camera quality with use of mirrors

In its quest to build smaller phones that still somehow offer better photo taking capabilities, Apple has revealed a new concept that would offer improved optical image stabilization using mirrors.

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Apple's patented physics-based iPad GUI translates file size into mass, supports intuitive gestures

In its quest to humanize computers and digital user interfaces, Apple has invented a physics-based GUI that assigns mass to files and folders based on their data size, allowing for novel, yet intuitive, user interactions.

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Disney Research’s 3D-printed speakers will soon make toys and games much more noisy and interactive

Disney Research 3D printed speakers
Disney Research, in its never-ending quest to make our menial existences more magical, can now produce 3D printed speakers of any shape. We’re not just talking about a toy with a built-in speaker here — the entire object is a speaker. Curiously, the speakers can also go into the inaudible ultrasonic range, which could be used to track the objects as part of a larger interactive system or game. The fact that the speakers can be any shape allows for some interesting effects, too: You could make a rubber ducky that emits a directional quack from just its mouth, or perhaps a large monster that emits an angry, omnidirectional growl from all over its body.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/181558-disney-researchs-3d-printed-speakers-will-soon-make-toys-and-games-much-more-noisy-and-interactive

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