Facebook embraces holographics to create its first VR glasses prototype

Facebook embraces holographics to create its first VR glasses prototype

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF In order for technology to be adopted by the masses it has to be useful and invisible, Virtual Reality is still struggling with both, but it’s getting better.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Virtual Reality (VR) has been...

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Common element combinations could replace rare Earth metals in electronics

Common element combinations could replace rare Earth metals in electronics

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Rare Earth metals are expensive, rare, and increasingly being used as a political pawn, so what if we didn’t need them any longer?   Interested in the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. In the recent China-US trade war so called Rare Earth...

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Cameras that see round corners just got a major megapixel upgrade

Cameras that see round corners just got a major megapixel upgrade

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF You might think that seeing around corners is impossible, but if you can capture photons and apply a bit of techno-magic it becomes possible.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Your eyes are so sensitive that they can...

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Brain reading gadgets get closer after researchers pack a BMI interface into a pair of glasses

Brain reading gadgets get closer after researchers pack a BMI interface into a pair of glasses

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF As technology gets better, cheaper, and smaller, researchers are now getting to the point where they can create brain reading gadgets.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. As technology continues to get smaller and more powerful recently I...

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Next generation solar cells harvest indoor lighting to power all your gadgets

Next generation solar cells harvest indoor lighting to power all your gadgets

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF We’re all trying to help save the planet, but all our gadgets and children’s toys are addicted to batteries, these new solar cells are here to change that.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. We hear a lot...

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A new smartphone based DNA test identifies and tracks disease in real time

A new smartphone based DNA test identifies and tracks disease in real time

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Being able to identify pathogens and disease at the DNA level in real time has huge advantages – especially during a pandemic.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. The current Coronavirus pandemic, Covid-19, is showing just how beneficial...

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As Covid-19 rages smartphones help South Korea keep tabs on people in lockdown

As Covid-19 rages smartphones help South Korea keep tabs on people in lockdown

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Since the SARS and MERS pandemics there has been an explosion in technology innovation, including smartphones, which are now joining the battle to help prevent the spread of Covid-19.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. As the Covid-19...

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Developers show off next gen apps that get streamed to your phone

Developers show off next gen apps that get streamed to your phone

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF As more services move to the cloud and network speeds increase it’s inevitable that everything will be streamed.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. We are truly entering the streaming era where everything, not just our movies, shows...

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Panasonic unveil their cool new ultra lightweight Morpheus inspired VR glasses

Panasonic unveil their cool new ultra lightweight Morpheus inspired VR glasses

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF VR headsets are dorky and bulky, so Panasonic has cut away at them and re-imagined them.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Analysts are always telling us that this is the year of Virtual Reality (VR), whatever that...

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Bosch unveil augmented reality glasses that shoot lasers into your eyeballs

Bosch unveil augmented reality glasses that shoot lasers into your eyeballs

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF One day we won’t have screens, one day images could be beamed directly into your eyes from a distance, and this is the first step.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. A while ago I wrote about a...

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Intel’s newest laptop packs a foldable display into a tiny package

Intel’s newest laptop packs a foldable display into a tiny package

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Being able to fold displays and devices means users can pack more screen into a smaller footprint, which might mean they change the way they use their devices when they’re out of the house.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote,...

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Sony’s unveil their colossal new 16k display that could be yours for $5million

Sony’s unveil their colossal new 16k display that could be yours for $5million

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Display resolutions will continue to get better and better, and there’s no end in sight yet.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Recently there have been a number of developments in the display technology, with the arrival of...

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Next gen wearable monitors your blood and the environment to improve your health

Next gen wearable monitors your blood and the environment to improve your health

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Today’s wearables don’t monitor many of your vital signs or the environment, and now researchers have found a way to close that gap.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Let’s face it, you’re wearable sucks. If it’s anything...

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MojoVision unveil the world’s first augmented reality contact lens

MojoVision unveil the world’s first augmented reality contact lens

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Smartphones won’t be around forever, hopefully, and one company is trying to position augmented reality contact lenses and the next great leap.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Spies want smart contact lenses, like this one that was...

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World first as researchers 3D print capacitors straight into PCB’s

World first as researchers 3D print capacitors straight into PCB’s

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Our ability to 3D print electronics in a variety of forms is increasing all the time, and that brings a ton of benefits for future gadgets and products.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Using multi-material 3D printers...

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Looking Glass unveil their stunning new 8K holographic display

Looking Glass unveil their stunning new 8K holographic display

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Volumetric displays are attempting to give users a VR-like experience but without the glasses, and they’re getting better.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. The first thing you need to note when writing about Looking Glass, that I...

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New 3D printed liquid “lab on a chip” paves the way for liquid electronics

New 3D printed liquid “lab on a chip” paves the way for liquid electronics

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF 3D printing is still relatively nascent but as researchers invent new tools and techniques one breakthrough can revolutionise thousands of fields.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Researchers at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) in the US have...

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Samsung’s new AI codec lets users stream 8K content over crappy networks

Samsung’s new AI codec lets users stream 8K content over crappy networks

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF As the resolution of content increases we need to find new ways to push it across crappy networks, and that’s where new codecs come in.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. It’s official, we’ve entered the era of...

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Alphabet’s Everyday Robot project creates robots that learn without programming

Alphabet’s Everyday Robot project creates robots that learn without programming

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF If we had to code every behaviour a robot needs to learn it’d be a never ending task, but if robots can learn like humans without needing to be coded then that’d be game changing.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch...

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Futurist on TV: The Gadget Show, Channel 5

Futurist on TV: The Gadget Show, Channel 5

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The world of technology is moving fast, but most people experience this rate of change first through interaction with their devices and gadgets, so I lift the lid on what’s coming.   Firstly, I’d like to thank Curtis, James and the crew for inviting me...

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