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Facebook’s Oculus acquires inorganic LED company to produce better displays

InfiniLED's ILED technology allows for high-quality displays with heavily reduced power consumption, “extending the battery life for portable devices such as cameras, mobile phones and laptops,” and soon, expectedly, VR.
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Robert Downey Jr. is offering to voice Zuckerberg’s AI butler … on one condition

Tony Stark himself could be the voice of Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg’s digital assistant. Robert Downey Jr is offering to voice the AI, but he has one special request regarding his fellow Marvel co-stars.

Weekly Rewind: Massive Prius recall, Note 7 woes get worse, and more

In the tech world, a lot happens in a week. So much news goes on that it's almost impossible for mere mortals with real lives to keep track of everything. That’s why we’ve compiled a quick and dirty list of the top 10 tech stories from…
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Check out this awesome laser-based 'holographic' display on Kickstarter 3:06

Check out this amazing device, which its creator calls the world’s “first commercially available, laser-based desktop ‘holographic’ display.” It's available on Kickstarter right now.
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Algorithms helped design this smart update on the orthopedic cast

A team of engineers have reinvented the orthopedic cast for the 21st century, using some algorithms and smart materials. We still don't think we want to break our arm to test it, but we're weirdly tempted.

Canon looks to the final frontier with new 5D Mark III-based imaging satellite

In March, Canon will launch a prototype imaging satellite into space on a two-year test mission. While details remain scarce, the satellite’s imaging capabilities are based on the tech found inside company's EOS 5D Mark III DSLR.
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Forget impressionism, this artist is growing a real skeletal human hand in a lab

In a jaw-dropping blend of art and science, new-media artist Amy Karle is growing a skeletal human hand in a lab. Here's how she has managed to create it -- and what's next for the project.

Catch some serious air on the slopes with Wingjump, a wingsuit that’s just for skiers

The Wingjump team wanted to create a product that let anyone, regardless of their skiing ability, to feel the sensation of being lifted while downhill skiing. Out of this idea came the Wingjump, a set of wings designed specifically for…
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Researchers are using sound waves to build a display out of floating 'pixels'

Researchers at the U.K.’s Universities of Sussex and Bristol have built a groundbreaking mid-air display of “floating pixels” that you can reach out and touch. And it's all done with soundwaves.

NEC serves up a slice of Pi, will start building Raspberry Pi 3s into its displays

NEC and Raspberry Pi are partnering in display and micro-computing to augment the P and V series of professional displays with the credit-card sized Pi system. Future signage and presentation screens should be more connected than ever.
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Just add water — and alcohol: Danish gypsy brewery is developing an instant craft beer

To Øl teamed up with a German food processing company and began to freeze dry four beer styles -- a fruity India pale ale (IPA), a hoppy IPA, a dry pilsner, and a “deep beer brewed with coffee.”