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 Google wants YOU to test their Jump virtual reality video capture platform. Or, well, some of you. Maybe like two, given how I imagine the percentages will work on this. The company is opening up invitations to anyone interested in trying it out, with a form where you can specify what kind of thing you’d like to do with it, and a very little bit about your background. Google says it will… Read More

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 Commercializing a new tool to bring the basic eye exam into the palm of a doctor’s hand could save the eyesight of nearly 1 billion people worldwide. That’s the goal that Zhou Yaopeng and Marc Albanese, two former photonics researchers who met at Boston University nearly a decade ago, have set for themselves and for their two-year-old startup, Smart Vision Labs. Read More

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 The 1TB Microsoft Xbox One announcement at E3 meant this was probably inevitable, but Sony has officially revealed a 1TB version of its own console, arriving in Europe and the PAL territories starting July 15. It’ll also eventually make its way stateside, as an FCC filing spotted by Engadget proves. Bumping storage up to 1TB is a natural move for both console-makers, as well as a… Read More

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 The E3 gaming conference was last week. We didn’t actually go, but we watched from afar and soaked up all the latest that the gaming world has to offer. John’s in Poland, but Greg, Matt and Darrell were all thrilled to chat up the new Oculus controllers, the latest games, and the future of VR gaming. I was thrilled to get work done while they chatted. This week’s episode… Read More

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 Former Facebook and Apple engineer Scott Goodson is joining Pinterest to run the company’s mobile platform and web teams, focusing on improving the app’s performance across various devices. Hires like this, of course, bring fresh blood and ideas to a growing startup like Pinterest that is rapidly becoming a powerful home for commerce and search. But most applications like… Read More

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 Like many kids in my generation, I grew up with Star Trek. I’d watch the original series in re-runs and then the Next Generation in college. I found their take on space exploration fascinating and wondered if we would ever be able to explore the galaxy like Captain Kirk. Read More

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