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May
2016

Microsoft Research combats VR nausea with inexpensive LED arrays

The SparseLightVR system from Microsoft Research uses an array of LEDs to expand the wearer's field ...

It's been a long time coming, but after a few false starts it appears the age of virtual reality may finally be upon us, with the HTC Vive, Samsung Gear VR and Oculus Rift vying to immerse consumers in virtual environments. But even before the current crop of headsets can gain a serious foothold, a team at Microsoft Research has apparently discovered a simple and inexpensive way to improve the VR experience, by expanding the user's field of view with an array of LEDs.

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Category: VR

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2016

Dezso Molnar interview: A different way of thinking about flying cars

The Terrafugia TF-X concept – is this the way forward for flying cars?

It's not what you want to hear, but flying cars shouldn't be for everyone. Not in the short term. Not for a long time. In fact, according to multi-disciplinary inventor Dezso Molnar, who's about to launch the world's first flying car race series, anyone who's trying to build a multi-seat, VTOL flying commuter is wasting their time, building a heavyweight energy hog that's over-engineered for the benefit of passengers that just aren't there most of the time. Molnar says it's time for a reality check; there's dozens, maybe hundreds of existing roadable aircraft out there that fly as well as they drive and work within both sets of rules - and that's the small segment he sees a big future in. Here's part two of our rapid-fire interview with Dezso on a road trip in California.

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Category: Inventors & Remarkable People

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2016

Icons collide: Land Rover Defender “Beast” packs Corvette V8

East Coast Defender presents its new 430-hp Beast

The Land Rover Defender recently made its grand exit after 68 years, leaving the world without the hardest core Land Rover 4x4 for the time being. Happily for Defender fans, there are still aftermarket shops churning out awesome Defender creations, like the Kahn Design 6x6 Pick Up. Across the Atlantic, East Coast Defender (ECD) has a different idea of how to make a better Defender: add a touch of American V8 muscle to create the 430-hp Beast.

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Category: Automotive

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