AR headset pioneer Steve Mann allegedly assaulted in French McDonalds over wearable computer

Steve Mann, the pioneer behind wearable computers like Google's Glass AR headset and head of MIT's wearable computers group has been allegedly assaulted in a case that acts to highlight the potential privacy issues behind connected, computerised heads-up displays. Mann…

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Gerald LynchAR headset pioneer Steve Mann allegedly assaulted in French McDonalds over wearable computer

MIT develops 6D technology display that responds to surrounding light

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It’s all go in the world of 3D and beyond. Not content with a 3D image cube and 3D LCD gCubik box, researchers have now come up with 6D imagery.

Scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) are developing a system which can not only show realistic images in three dimensions, but can also cast shadow and highlights depending upon the surrounding lighting…

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Andy MerrettMIT develops 6D technology display that responds to surrounding light

A robot that helps you lose weight? Is that Gillian McKeith, then?

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Tech Digest, featuring robots?! Never! The latest in our robotic obsessions is the Autom, which apparently helps people lose weight. I’ll take five!

Being described as a ‘weight maintenance sociable robot’ designed by the MIT Media Lab, it allows users to interact with the ‘bot through a touchpad, whilst it tracks your face and actually speaks to you. Here’s hoping it’s not programmed to say ‘you fat cow, lay off the Krispy Kremes already’….

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Katherine HannafordA robot that helps you lose weight? Is that Gillian McKeith, then?