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Innovation

Microsoft launches Minecraft Earth

Published on 05/18/2019 @ 10 AM EST
The augmented reality game lets users build virtual Minecraft creations in their real world. This game will be free and compatible with both iOS and Android. Like Minecraft, other users will be able to see your creations.

Spotify tests smart assistant for vehicles

Published on 05/18/2019 @ 10 AM EST
This voice-controlled device would be the company’s first piece of hardware. Named Car Thing, this device will help Spotify learn users’ vehicle audio habits. It will connect over Bluetooth and be able to access your Spotify account.

New robot makes users feel their VR experience

Published on 05/17/2019 @ 11 AM EST
While headset-wearers battle in VR, this robot punches them in response. Developed by students from the University of Portsmouth and robotics engineer James Bruton, it knows one VR game and wears boxing gloves to soften the blows.

DARPA thinking about smart contact lenses

Published on 05/02/2019 @ 8 AM EST
Complete with a flexible micro battery, DARPA may be considering these smart contact lenses for soldiers to give them augmented vision and capability in the field. DARPA has spent a decade looking into this technology, developed by IMT Atlantique engineers in France.

Samsung creates vertical TV

Published on 04/29/2019 @ 10 AM EST
Samsung created a 43-inch TV for viewing vertical videos. This television is called the Sero and can rotate between horizontal and vertical so users can watch videos shot in portrait-mode.

Samsung designs wraparound phone display

Published on 04/29/2019 @ 10 AM EST
Already looking beyond folding phones, Samsung has a patent for a wraparound display. This display would fold over the phone's top and part of the back. Users could choose which parts of the screen to use at a time.