Category: Tech & Science

The RetroBeat: Demon’s Crest is the best SNES game on Switch that you haven’t played

Super Nintendo games are on the Switch, hooray! The timing is a bit bad for me, since I have so many new games to play with the holiday season fast approaching (and I’m still putting a lot in the time-sink that is World of Warcraft Classic). But I’m still sneaking in some time before bed […]

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Apple’s Reality Composer Augmented Reality App Available for iPhone and iPad

Apple has released Reality Composer AR utility app for the iPhone and iPad. The app was announced at the WWDC in June this year and is now available for iOS 13 users. Reality Composer AR app can be downloaded for free from the App Store(Apple Developer sign-in required). Reality Composer is aimed at helping anyone […]

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Bing Maps team contributes Uganda and Tanzania building datasets to OpenStreetMap

Some of the world’s most disaster-prone areas are poorly mapped, exacerbating the challenge for rescuers tasked with finding displaced persons. OpenStreetMap, a collaborative project to create a platform-agnostic editable world atlas, has a volunteer team targeting the gaps (the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team) that’s identified 11 million square kilometers in Africa alone to date. But millions […]

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Apple seeks patent on retinal hologram projectors for AR glasses

If Apple-developed AR glasses didn’t already strike you as unlikely to appear this year, a possible implementing technology — miniature projectors that beam holograms directly into your eyes — may be enough to convince you that the company’s research is at least a little ahead of its time. A just-published patent application establishes that Apple is […]

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Wing kicks off drone deliveries from Walgreens and FedEx Express in Virginia

If Wing has its way, autonomous drones will soon save residents of two towns in Southwest Virginia a trip to the drug store and bakery. The Alphabet X lab graduate will next month launch a pilot to make available on-demand delivery from FedEx Express, Walgreens, and Sugar Magnolia. Sugar Magnolia will box up birthday cards, […]

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Huawei Launches The Mate 30 Series Smartphones

Huawei has just launched its latest high-profile smartphone, the Huawei Mate 30 Pro, along with a more affordable version, the Mate 30. The announcement is a bitter-sweet one because the hardware and spec are quite impressive, the Google Apps and services aren’t pre-installed, and the total consequences of this aren’t totally known, but it’s not […]

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Steam Labs gets even more experiments and updates to aid discovery

Valve is continuing to build on its Steam Labs experiments with rapid iteration and prototyping. Today, the company is launching a number of new tools to improve discovery on its store. It is also updating one of its more popular experiments to integrate it right into the Steam store app. I’ve already reported about the […]

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A new lens into the past

Remnants of ancient Roman structures withstand centuries of wear and warfare across Europe, recording the history and culture of the people who lived around them. But hidden within mortar, and hinted by delicate cracks and chips, the structures record something else that could improve how similar materials are built today: ancient engineering. For the fourth […]

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