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This Augmented Reality Future Looks Like A Living Hell

Video: It’s fun for the occasional tech demo, but now we know the real reason that Google Glass, and other augmented reality solutions, have failed to catch on. The future they have promised us will eventually turn into the same nightmare that surfing the web has become — a sea of intrusive ads and countless another annoyances trying to sell you something.

This Thermal Imaging Helmet Gives Firefighters Predator Vision

Thermal vision might have been made popular by Predator, but infrared imaging is useful for humans as well as mutant aliens. Specifically, giving firefighters hands-free thermal vision could save lives, as well as making Hollywood jealous.

Magic Leap's Latest Demo Is Like Tripping

Wired just published a giant feature on Magic Leap, the lavishly-funded, and very secretive mixed reality startup that we know almost nothing about. Professional thoughtfluencer Kevin Kelly got impressive access to the startup and reveals some new details about what the hell they’re doing. There’s a headset! And it is capable of what you see in the video above, which is like tripping, if LSD made you hallucinate your calendar.

Sydney's Future Zoo Wants To Use Augmented Reality, Robots And Drones

Western Sydney University (WSU) and Sydney Zoo are collaborating with the goal to deliver “one of the most technologically advanced wildlife experiences in the world” with the assistance of a hackathon.

Speaking with Gizmodo Don Wright, Manager of WSU’s “Launch Pad” program and Zoo Hackathon Coordinator, revealed the possibilities for technology use within the zoo. We’re talking everything from augmented reality to cheetahs chasing drones.

Sure, Strap A Whole Damn Computer To Your Face In Public

You know what I really really want when I’m on a plane? A computer strapped to my face.

Microsoft HoloLens Preorders Open In The US Today For $3000

It’s been well over a year Microsoft first teased HoloLens, its new mixed reality headset that layers holograms over the real world. Starting today, American and Canadian developers can finally preorder the futuristic augmented reality goggles. They will cost $US3000 ($4210) and ship on March 30 in the US.

Using Nothing But Google's Project Tango Tablet To Escape A Maze

The Palau Nacional (Catalan for National Palace) is a gigantic Renaissance-style palace built in 1929 that now serves as the main art museum in Barcelona. Google sent me into that gorgeous maze of never-ending halls and corridors armed only with a Project Tango Prototype.

Watch Cute Monster Drawings Get Drawn Into Real Life

Video: Augmented reality artist Marty Cooper is back with his always fun Aug(de)mented Reality series that splices imaginative little drawings of cute monsters into real life. They’re always so clever and up to no good, popping out of places you’d least expect them to and doing things with so much pizzazz that you’d wish they were almost real (not really, but almost)!

What It's Like To Wear Bionic Earbuds

If you love live music, the new Here Active Listening System is an impossibly nerdy idea that might change the way you experience your favourite hobby. I’ve been using one of the first production versions of the sound-altering tech for a few days, and I’m excited about the potential for a world in which I might never hear anything except for exactly what I want to — exactly the way I want to.

Microsoft's Latest HoloLens Is Here, And It's Amazing

The HoloLens headset from Microsoft is the world’s first untethered wearable that generates holograms before your eyes. It’s been nearly a year since we first strapped a prototype to our faces, and as the tech goliath prepares to unleash a first batch of units to developers in the coming months, I was invited to check out just how far the technology has come. Holograms are here people — and they’re going to change your life.

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