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Reconstructing Grandma: How New Technology Can Let Loved Ones Live 'Virtually' Forever

Michael Chang | Posted 09.23.2014 | Technology
Michael Chang

Technology is advancing so quickly in the areas of video, augmented reality, artificial intelligence and predictive software, that it may be possible in the future to 'reconstruct Grandma,' to put together all the personal data we have.

Kids and Media: Screen or Window?

David Kleeman | Posted 09.02.2014 | Parents
David Kleeman

Digital photography and video are essentially free, so why not let kids capture their own perspective on family trips or events?

How Chopping Down Fake Trees Could Help You Preserve Real Ones

Mother Nature Network | Sami Grover | Posted 08.26.2014 | Green

This story originally appeared on Mother Nature Network. The New Forest National Park in England recently opened a Tech Creche, a service that ...

Augmented Reality

Carol Muske-Dukes | Posted 08.05.2014 | Technology
Carol Muske-Dukes

Antibiotics treat short-term infections, they do not represent steady big pay-out profits. So, despite the fact that there's a growing roster of deadly bacterial diseases threatening the population, solidly resistant to the "old" antibiotics -- big pharmaceutical companies are not exactly rushing to our defense.

Public Art in Digital Space (#ArtofY)

Alex Schattner | Posted 09.09.2014 | Arts
Alex Schattner

It's hard to imagine artists working without the generosity of wealthy patrons. So, it may seem shocking that BC Biermann and Jordan Seiler thrive on pissing those patrons off by protesting public ad spaces.

Facebook Plays Short and Long Game with WhatsApp and Oculus Rift

Esmeralda Swartz | Posted 09.01.2014 | Technology
Esmeralda Swartz

While WhatsApp and Facebook's previous $1 billion acquisition of Instagram were in keeping with its social network roots, Oculus Rift was in the video game industry and had yet to release a product. This led many to ask: what was Zuckerberg thinking?

Google's Glass Explorer Program Was A Social Experiment That Backfired

Tarun Wadhwa | Posted 06.25.2014 | Technology
Tarun Wadhwa

Google Glass was introduced without a clear explanation of what it was supposed to be used for. When promotional videos started to show people going a...

This Japanese Restaurant Of The Future Has No Employees, And It's Absolutely Terrifying

The Huffington Post | Mallika Rao | Posted 03.31.2014 | Arts

Sure, waiters can be distracting. But imagine going to a restaurant and having no need to interact with a single human. Welcome to the future, as ...

Google's Latest Battle

Reuters | Dan Levine | Posted 04.27.2014 | Technology

By Dan Levine SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Google is lobbying officials in at least three U.S. states to stop proposed restrictions on dri...

Can Smartphone Applications Take the Stress Out of Touring Alone?

Rita Anya Nara | Posted 04.08.2014 | Travel
Rita Anya Nara

Can smartphone applications take the stress out of touring alone? Or will it take out the fun? And the discovery?

5 Augmented Reality Startups to Watch This Year

Clara Tsao | Posted 03.30.2014 | Technology
Clara Tsao

As we face the new calendar year with improved exercise routines and diets, here are five innovative young startups to watch in the headlines.

Someday, Augmented-Reality Technology Could Change The Way We Drive

Brandon Gorrell | Posted 12.28.2013 | Technology
Brandon Gorrell

Augmented reality -- a live view of your environment with elements enhanced by computer-generated input -- will undoubtedly revolutionize the way we interact with the world, and even the way we drive.

Children and Families, Media and Play: The Five Minute Futurist

David Kleeman | Posted 09.07.2013 | Media
David Kleeman

The coming years will look like the late '90s TV "gold rush," when companies staked out channel space in the expanding multi-channel universe. This time, though, the prospectors will mine distinctive content that can woo audiences in the "over the top" TV market.

From Confusion to Change

Cheryl Arnett | Posted 08.31.2013 | Technology
Cheryl Arnett

Change in the classroom has been discussed and debated for years. Thirteen years after the turn of the century we are still talking about changing schools to meet the needs of 21st century learners. It is here. It is now. It is different.

Timothy Stenovec

Glass For Athletes, Not Nerds

HuffingtonPost.com | Timothy Stenovec | Posted 06.28.2013 | Technology

It's a pair of lightweight glasses with a high-definition camera that connects to the Internet. A screen over the right lens serves up text messages a...

What Do We Know? Really?

Wendy Adams Mendenhall | Posted 08.27.2013 | Impact
Wendy Adams Mendenhall

Second in the series of 12 - Education Unplugged 101 "All things are possible until they are proved impossible -- and even the impossible may only b...

My Platonic Conception

Write for the Future | Posted 08.19.2013 | College
Write for the Future

by Idris Brewster He merely tapped my shoulder. His voice was calm and even friendly, but the words were frightening: "Give me everything you have o...

Using Augmented Reality to Create Crowdsourced Art

Tarun Wadhwa | Posted 08.04.2013 | Technology
Tarun Wadhwa

Augmented reality has come along way in the last few years, and while it still has a long way to go, we are starting to see it enter the mainstream discourse. However, there has been far less discussion of what the larger societal impact of these types of devices might be.

Beyond Skeuomorphism: What's Next for Magazines?

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 06.25.2013 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

The real question is: with bigger smartphones and smaller tablets, what's to become of content and how do you reinvent it? That and countless other q...

The Virtual Reality Revolution Is Here

AP | By DERRIK J. LANG | Posted 05.29.2013 | Technology

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — It's back. The virtual reality headset, the gizmo that was supposed to seamlessly transport wearers to three-dim...

Vision for the Blind: New Technologies Offer 'Second Sight'

Ben Thomas | Posted 04.29.2013 | Science
Ben Thomas

Ever since the patient's stroke, she'd been living in impenetrable darkness; tormented by memories of shapes and faces and letters, but powerless to perceive them in the world around her.

Mobile Tech (and Society) on the Verge of Another Giant Leap: Ingress

Pamela Poole | Posted 04.21.2013 | Fifty
Pamela Poole

The game, played on an Android phone, uses augmented reality and GPS data, which enable players to see, on their screens, the invisible portals and other virtual structures and artifacts "overlaid" on our real world.

What Sci-Fi Can Teach Us About the Present and Future of Information

Evan Selinger | Posted 03.26.2013 | Technology
Evan Selinger

With the technology out of the incubator and in our living rooms, Silicon Valley's mouthpieces are becoming increasingly comfortable generating hype about the exciting new world it will create. Get ready for a "more information-rich, more navigable, more interesting, more fun" existence.

Wearable Computing

Keith Hanson | Posted 03.10.2013 | Technology
Keith Hanson

Wearable computing will mature under two specific scenarios for the near term: one of Augmented Reality, and one of Virtual Reality.

Visualead: The Platform That Might Actually Make QR Codes Relevant

Hillel Fuld | Posted 12.05.2012 | Technology
Hillel Fuld

Chances are, if you are like me, and you saw the words "QR Codes" in the title of this post, you did not click through to keep reading. But if you are...