Day: December 20, 2017

Magic Leap’s goggles might actually be the VR/AR we’ve been waiting for

Magic Leap today unveiled its mysterious mixed-reality system. After years of speculation (and billions in funding) the device is set to launch in 2018. If the reports are to be believed, not only do Magic Leap’s new goggles work, but they’re unlike anything seen before. The Magic Leap One will be a mixed-reality goggle and …

If you think AI is terrifying wait until it has a quantum computer brain

Rigetti, a quantum computer startup, recently announced its researchers created a method for quantum computers to run a clustering algorithm (a way for AI to separate data into groups). There are a number of companies, including IBM and Google, using AI in the development of quantum systems, but this is one of the first times quantum machine …

Exercising robot will still be sweating long after you’ve abandoned your New Year’s resolutions

Adding to the list of things robots do better than humans, this creation from the University of Tokyo is now better than we are at exercise. In Science Robotics today, the researchers showed off their newest humanoid robot, Kengoro, who can do sit-ups, push-ups, and back extensions — which a quick Google search revealed to …

Google Play will only host Android apps with 64-bit support from August 2019

In an effort to ensure a higher degree of security and performance among Android apps, Google noted today that it will only allow 64-bit apps in the Play store starting in August 2019. “For apps that use native libraries, 64-bit code typically offers significantly better performance, with additional registers and new instructions,” explained the company …