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Object Theory takes aim at HoloLens business apps

While augmented and virtual reality are often associated with video games, Microsoft has highlighted enterprise plans for HoloLens, its augmented reality headset. In one HoloLens video, Microsoft shows the self-contained computer being used to review building plans and design a motorcycle as well as to play Minecraft. Before HoloLens appears in offices, though, there have to be applications that can ... Read More »

Google to Release Monthly Data on Self-Driving Car Accidents

Google Inc said it would give monthly updates of accidents involving its driverless cars.The report for May showed Google cars had been involved in 12 accidents since the company first began testing its self-driving cars in 2009, mostly involving rear-ending. Google said one of its vehicles was rear-ended at a stoplight in California on Thursday, bringing the total count to ... Read More »

First Apple HomeKit Devices Launched Ahead of WWDC 2015

Days before the onset of Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC), companies have launched their first device that will be HomeKit-compatible and available to buy soon. HomeKit, Apple’s framework for home automation and IoT devices to work with its ecosystem, was introduced at last year’s WWDC conferencealongside the iOS 8 SDK. Since that time, manufacturers have been working to have their ... Read More »

Chinese Researchers Develop ATM With Facial Recognition Technology

Chinese researchers have successfully developed the first automated teller machine (ATM) with facial recognition technology to reduce the risk of theft, media reports said. The developers include Tsinghua University and Tzekwan Technology, a Hangzhou firm in eastern China’s Zhejiang province that provides security protection for financial transactions, South China Morning Post quoted Chinese official media as saying. Tzekwan chairman Gu ... Read More »