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We've seen haptic feedback in mid-air before, but not quite like this. The folks from Bristol University are using focused ultrasound in a way that creates a 3D shape out of air that you can see and feel. We know what you're probably thinking: How do you see something made of air? By directing the...

December 4th 2014 at 10:02am 0 Comments
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Engadgeteers spend a lot of their day staring at a screen, so it's no surprise that nearly all of us are blind without glasses or contact lenses. But wouldn't it be great if we could give our eyes a break and just stare at the screen without the aid of corrective lenses? That's the idea behind an...

July 30th 2014 at 8:07am 0 Comments
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Holograms are undoubtedly spiffy-looking, but they're not exactly cheap; even a basic holographic projector made from off-the-shelf parts can cost thousands of dollars. MIT researchers may have a budget-friendly alternative in the future, though. They've built a glasses-free 3D projector that us...

May 19th 2014 at 6:39am 0 Comments
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You might say the day is never really done in consumer technology news. Your workday, however, hopefully draws to a close at some point. This is the Daily Roundup on Engadget, a quick peek back at the top headlines for the past 24 hours -- all handpicked by the editors here at the site. Click on...

July 25th 2013 at 7:30pm 0 Comments
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Disney Research is at it again. The arm of Walt's empire responsible for interactive house plants wants to add haptic feedback not to a seat cushion, but to thin air. Using a combination of 3D-printed components -- thank the MakerBots for those -- with five actuators and a gaggle of sensors, AIREA...

July 21st 2013 at 2:13am 0 Comments
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The three-plus minutes of Square Enix's next-gen Luminous Engine debuted during E3 may not have been enough for your hungry eyes. Well good thing for you, Eric Carmen, that Square showed an even more nerdy walkthrough of its engine demo during a presentation of SIGGRAPH 2012.4Gamer captured the daz...

August 28th 2012 at 12:50pm 0 Comments
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Considering that SIGGRAPH focuses on visual content creation and display, there was no shortage of interesting elements to gawk at on the show floor. From motion capture demos to 3D objects printed for Hollywood productions, there was plenty of entertainment at the Los Angeles Convention Center th...

August 10th 2012 at 1:00pm 0 Comments