Why not let a computer train your dog?

May 2, 2016

Dog-training can be a tedious task. That’s why researchers from North Carolina State University have put a high-tech spin on the act.  The team has figured out a way to let a computer take over the job of training dogs. The researchers developed and used a customized suite of technologies that allows a computer to train a dog autonomously by using sensors in the dog’s collar. The computer will even…

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Company wants to transform your desktop PC into a virtual reality

January 18, 2016

If you ever become tired of working on your ordinary desktop computer, there may be another option. A company called 3D Horizons has introduced a new technology that transforms your PC into a virtual reality world without the use of headsets and other gear. The company wants to leverage the upcoming changes in the Virtual Reality space and new touch devices by allowing computer users to change their computer environments and…

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This wearable wristband is designed for makers to tinker with

December 15, 2015

Wearables are the trend these days. There are a plethora of watches and wristbands that make it easy to monitor and track your health and wellness. Now,there’s even a wearable designed specifically for makers, experimenters,  hackers, researchers, inventors and tinkerers. The Angel Sensor, the first open wearable device designed for mobile health, now supports the Lua programming language on its Angel Sensor M1 device, which makes it the first wearable health device that can execute code…

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Verizon now lets Minecraft players make in-game calls

December 2, 2015

Minecraft lovers, rejoice. Gamers can now make calls directly from their Minecraft game thanks to Verizon. Until now, Minecraft lovers could build a phone, but it had absolutely no functionality. Since everything in Minecraft is constructed from blocks, the folks at Verizon created Boxel, a web application that translates real web pages and streaming video into blocks so they can be built on a Minecraft server in real time. What Verizon…

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