Category Archives: News

WIRED Awake: 10 must-read articles for 10 March

Your WIRED.co.uk daily briefing.┬áToday, Google has released the developer preview of its forthcoming Android N operating system, Chinese medical researchers have used a stem cell treatment to restore the sight of children with cataracts, Amazon has leased 20 air freight jets to handle its own shipping and logistics in the USA and more.By: WIRED.co.uk, …
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This is the food that you can grow on Mars

Scientists from the Dutch Wageningen University and Research Center has successfully grown 10 different crop species in Mars and moon simulated soil.This is their second experiment, with the initial run last year seeing most of their plantings barely germinating. This time, however, the scientists managed to harvest tomatoes, peas, rye, garden rocket, radish and garden…
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Oculus just put Facebook into the Gear VR

Oculus always said virtual reality can be a shared experience, and now it's making good on that promise for Samsung Gear VR with a slew of new social features and, most intriguingly, Facebook integration. Facebook, which is Oculus' parent company, is coming into Gear VR through a feature it's really keen on: 360-degree video. Now,…
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Hands-on review: Updated: Microsoft HoloLens

Design, comfort, software and our early verdictHoloLens, Microsoft's augmented reality (AR) viewer, feels like the future of computing.Being upfront, the headgear that I tried at Build 2015 was "early development hardware," and it definitely felt that way. But the potential, and how close HoloLens is to achieving it, is simply remarkable. [Editor's Note: Microsoft didn't…
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