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amazone prime air

Well, it’s finally happening. After years of promising to bring drone deliveries to the masses, Amazon Prime Air has finally gotten approval to operate as a drone airline. The clearance, which comes from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), classifies Amazon’s drone delivery program as an “air carrier”. This will allow Amazon to begin commercial trial…

3D across the web, devices, screens, and reality has been ramping up considerably over the last few years. 2020, however, has brought more 3D capability to the web with browsers boosting device support for both WebVR and WebXR APIs and <model-viewer> hitting API stability. This means one thing – there will be more 3D on…

jeep gladiator

When it comes to offroad vehicles, few manufacturers have the staying power and impact as the original Jeep. So when something new comes out of their factories, like say their 2020 midsize Gladiator pickup truck, people tend to jump at the chance to drive one – we’re anxious to do so here. So, when Jeep…

If you’ve been waiting nearly a decade for American astronauts to launch on American soil from an American rocket, today is your day. At 3:22 EDT, NASA and SpaceX will launch SpaceX’s Crew Dragon spacecraft with NASA astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley on a Falcon 9 rocket. The Demo-2 mission is the first time…

If you’re not familiar with the new Quadro RTX line, here’s what you need to know. The new RTX cards use the next generation of GPUs based on the Turing architecture with features that come together on the NVIDIA RTX platform. Turing adds many important features over previous architecture, the primary of which is the…

Maingear Pro WS

Designers, artists, and 3D professionals across different industries know there’s nothing better than a powerful computer that cuts through your processes like warm butter. Whether it’s 3D CAD, animation, video production, or complex simulations, a computer with hardware and software tailored to the work you do makes work life that much better. And that’s MAINGEAR’s…

Hand Physics Lab Oculus Quest VR 2020

Using your hands in VR can often feel like using two clubs to eat a sandwich. Though the past decade gave us a glimpse into motion/hand tracking, it’s really only recently that it has had a jump in accuracy and functionality. Dennys Kuhnert, Co-founder and COO of Holonautic, a Swiss VR experience and game maker,…

AR Cut and Paste Cyril Diagne

The practical uses of AR/VR are becoming more apparent every day, especially for design and engineering, where we’re able to design in VR or collaborate in AR. What if you boil it down even further and mix common computer actions with common AR needs? Scan/Capture + Copy/Paste? Cyril Diagne is a french digital interaction artist…

gastric endoscope capsule

“If you’re a big fan of robots, would you ever consider having one inside your stomach?” This is the question you have to ask yourself before committing to Ankon Medical Technologies’ Gastric Endoscope Capsule. You may think this tiny thing is just like any edible capsule, but in reality, it’s actually a magnetically controlled robot…

Vagon.io Cloud Computer

Earlier this month, we shared a new startup company, vagon, who offers personal, high-performance computers in the cloud. Each isolated virtual machine allows you to run graphics and 3D software on any computer via a browser session. Now, they reached out with details on what they’re doing to support those working around the clock on…

Jetman Dubai Jetwing

If you’re schemin’ away over your lunch hour, hatching plans for jet-powered human flight, set down that burrito and pay attention to the latest from Jetman Dubai. We’ve seen a gradual progression of the jet-powered wing concept since Yves Rossy’s experimental flights as ‘Jet Man’. It gained him notoriety in 2006 with a plane-deployed flight…

If you thought mobile cases with bunny ears and googly eyes were weird, wait ‘til you get a load of what HCI (human-computer interaction) researcher and interaction designer Marc Teyssier has been working on. By laying a number of electronics underneath a mixture of various silicones, he and his team created Skin-On: a phone case…

Shop Chair

It’s easy to overlook, but people face an almost unfathomable amount of hazards when working in a garage or workshop. Sharp power tools, heavy machinery—you name it, chances are there’s something dangerous about it.  Despite these obvious dangers, a surprising amount of injuries are the direct result of improper body positioning when performing tasks that…

Kids these days will never know how good they have it. While nothing beats the adventure of playing outside and getting hands dirty in the mud, this generation also gets to pair the outdoors with a seemingly endless roster of “smart” toys that foster 21st-century skills—toys like the Chatterbox AI Speaker Bot. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=63vV-jU0E8c As the…