Artificial Intelligence, Augmented Reality (AR), Cryptocurrency, Gaming, Hardware, News, Software Programs, Virtual Reality (VR)

MIT-hosted tech accelerator opens for second batch of applications

Play Labs, LLC and the MIT Game Lab announced this week that they are open to applications from a new round of startups who wish to participate in their “playful technology” accelerator program. Successful applicants will receive mentoring, facilities, and funding (in cash or Bitcoin) in return for common stock. The incubator hopes to receive applicants from startups developing technologies for use across a broad spectrum of industries, including finance, healthcare and manufacturing. Examples of technologies the incubator hopes to see amongst startups span the realm of digital currency/blockchain, eSports/video games, VR/AR and machine learning/AI. The program will be ran by Rizwan Virk, an MIT


3D, Hardware, News, VR World

MIT’s MultiFab Is A Cheap BadAss 3D Printer Solution

In true reality, the 3D Printers are a great technological advancement, albeit they haven’t invaded our offices as much as we’d want them to. The reason why is simple; their price. Usually a 3D Printer runs around $250,000 for the basic variants that are able to deliver some impressive 3D printed objects, while the more multi-layered stuff can cost even more than that. On the other hand, the solution made by MIT in the form of the MIT’s MultiFab is a machine costing just $7,000 to build. How is that possible? The MIT scientists and engineers have worked to make this as cheap as possible,


2015, Consumer Electronics Show (CES), Event, Gaming, Hardware, VR World

Wearables are on Parade at CES 2015

Wearables no longer refer only to fashion on the runways of Paris. Wearables will be on parade at the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in January, 2015. Devices that snuggle into fabrics, wrap around your wrist or stick to your tummy make people into walking displays of cutting edge technology. When you talk about wearables, you’ll hear about MEMS (micro-electro mechanical systems). One definition says: MEMS is the integration of mechanical elements, sensors, actuators, and electronics on a common silicon substrate through microfabrication technology. You can learn more at a CES Conference Track running from 9am – 4:30pm on January 6, 2015. Early this year,


Hardware, VR World

Soft Sensors in Exosuit Turn Soldiers into $6 Million Men

Instead of implants under the skin that turned Steve Austin into the $6 million man, the Soft Exosuit fits outside the user’s body. It boosts a soldier’s ability to walk longer distances carrying heavy gear with less fatigue and improved resistance to injury. Exosuits are a new class of applications for soft robotics. Soft, elastic sensors in an adjustable suit made of nylon, polyester, and spandex provide well-timed bursts of power intended to reduce the energy a soldier uses to walk. The suit mimics the action of the wearer’s leg muscles and tendons. Sensors embedded in the insoles of a boot send a signal to


VR World

Network-on-a-Chip Improvement Revealed

MIT 36 Core Network Chip

Communication between cores on a computer chip becomes more and more difficult as the number of cores or processing units increases. Maintaining cache coherence, ensuring cores locally stored copies of globally accessible data is up to date is a problem that one set of researchers claims to have solved. A group led by Li-Shiuan Peh, MIT Singapore Research Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, brought a 36-core network-on-a-chip to the International Symposium on Computer Architecture. Her team’s experimental design uses an Internet like communication network to manage local memory stores. Each core has an associated router where data travels between cores in packets of