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ODG Launches Heavy Duty Mixed Reality, VR AR Combo Glasses

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Osterhaut Design Group, or ODG for short is expanding its lineup of combined AR/VR glasses targeting the heavy duty use in industrial markets. After a successful launch of R-7, the company is expanding the product family with R-7HL, short for Hazardous Location. This headset comes with a complete eye protection, shielding its wearers from the most hazardous environments. “ODG built the R-7HL to answer the demands and needs of customers who operate in extreme environments,” said Ralph Osterhout, ODG CEO. “R-7HL brings a durable, hands-free, wearable computing platform to professionals in oil exploration and production, energy, mining, utilities, chemical production and pharmaceuticals and enables heads-up, hands-free checklists, guided

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Lattice just announced iCE40 UltraPlus

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After launching Ultra family in 2014, and the UltraLite Family in early 2015 – Lattice just announced a new member of the iCE40 FPGA family. ICE40 Ultra Plus delivers eight times more memory (1.1 Mbit RAM), twice the digital signal processors (8x DSPs), and improved I/Os over previous generations. Available in multiple package sizes, the programmable nature of the iCE40 UltraPlus device is ideal for smartphones, wearable tech, drones, 360 cameras, human-machine interfaces (HMIs) and industrial automation, as well as security and surveillance products. The variety of sensors needed to implement innovative HMI solutions are rapidly changing the I/O landscape. Today’s mobile devices require ever

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China Now Leads the Server Race: Meet the Phytium MARS Processor

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Two decades ago, the US high end microprocessor industry was a lively, diverse market where about five various instruction set architectures battled it out across the workstation and server fields. You had choices like DEC’s Alpha – the speed leader; MIPS – the Silicon Graphics heart; SPARC from Sun Microsystems, IBM POWER, HP PA, the nascent X86, and a few custom architectures for MPP massive parallel processing, for instance. The rest of the world pretty much had nothing – British Transputer and German Hyperstone platforms died out due to lack of funding, while ARM was still keeping to the low end embedded arena after the end of the

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OTOY and ODG: Look Into the Future of Virtual Reality

ODG's R-7 VR/AR Glasses served as a base for a consumer product.

Hot on heels of last week’s announcement that OTOY is teaming with Osterhaut Design Group to deliver a consumer version of their Augmented / Virtual Reality glasses, Jules Urbach Founder, Chairman and CEO of OTOY came on CNBC’s SquakBox. In a two minute, thirty second video Jules described the work they are doing with ODG in bringing this new and exciting product to market. We reached to Jules for comment and here’s what he said: “Video of live Light field streaming working on a Samsung Galaxy S6 is really a milestone we’ve been working on for a while. But the ODG glasses are pretty amazing as

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Vuzix Launches New AR and VR Products

Vuzix iWear Virtual Reality Glasses run Android 5.0

While there is a lot of focus on companies that are announcing their VR and AR products, the realities are that those ‘loud’ announcements serve to hide the fact that those companies are not shipping. On the other hand, there are companies such as Vuzix Corporation, which ship AR/VR products for years now – just not in the limelight. “Augmented and Virtual Reality are no longer concepts from science fiction movies, and we are at the forefront of bringing that technology to the world,” says Paul Travers, President and Chief Executive Officer at Vuzix. “Our award-winning lineup of AR/VR solutions and patented technologies reflect our extensive experience

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HRL’s 3D Printed Ceramic could Change Everything

HRL Laboratories demonstrates a breakthrough in 3D printing: ceramics.

 3D printing is slowly, but certainly becoming an evolution or even a revolution of manufacturing. Every week we receive news pitches from companies claiming they’re the next big thing in the world of 3D printing, but there are innovations which are really making you think we’re changing for the better. From 3D printed vertebrae and skin in medicine to airplanes and rockets, 3D printing or ‘additive manufacturing’ is becoming an everyday reality for mission critical tasks. One company known for its innovation since inception – Hughes Research Laboratories (known today as HRL Laboratories, LLC – a joint-venture of General Motors and Boeing) just announced a technological breakthrough in

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Military, VR World

Inaugural Deployment In Europe For F-22 Raptor

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In its inaugural deployment, the F-22 Raptor has arrived in Europe earlier last week. There are be four F-22 Raptors, one C-17 Globemaster III, and approximately 60 Airmen who have arrived at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, to train with allied air forces and U.S. services through mid-September. This marks the first time the F-22 Raptor has been deployed overseas, namely Europe and bases there. This first-ever F-22 training deployment to Europe is funded by the European Reassurance Initiative, and provides support to bolster the security of our NATO Allies and partners in Europe. The F-22s and Airmen are from the 95th Fighter Squadron, Tyndall AFB,

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Who Will Buy Airbus Defense Business?

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When EADS, the crown company mostly known for Airbus commercial planes and Eurocopter planes, as well as booming Satellite business -renamed itself Airbus Group SE, information start to leak from the company – sale of unwanted, non-core assets. It started with selling shares of private jet / military jet maker Dassault Aviation, evaluating exit from ATR, its joint venture with Finmeccanica etc. Now, Airbus Group wants to focus on commercial sector, and a spin-off of its core defense business is under way. While the buyout companies are prominent and mostly attracted to various parts of the Airbus Defense overall, there are a few specialty companies in the defense

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Military

Watch The Sky Get Painted By Military Airplanes At Red Flag

Aircraft maintainers with the Indian air force conduct post-flight maintenance on an SU-30 Fighter following a Red Flag mission at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Aug. 13 2008. The Indian air force is at Nellis for Red Flag 08-4, a two-week exercise that pits forces in a realistic aerial "battlefield" to hone the fighting skills of American and allied airmen. Republic of Korea, Indian, Navy and Air Force teams are joining the Indian air force in Red Flag 08-4.(U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Ryan Whitney)

Exercise Red Flag is an advanced aerial combat training exercise hosted at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada. It’s an event that gathers American, alongside other nation’s pilots, preferably allied ones and friendly countries. In the series of air combat simulations, the pilots are tested through various and daunting challenges like dogfighting, reconnaissance and ground attack for example, all while enjoying the full open spaces of the scorching desert below. Under the aegis of the United States Air Force Warfare Center (USAFWC) at Nellis, the Red Flag exercises, conducted in four to six cycles a year by the 414th Combat Training Squadron (414 CTS) of the

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A Block 50 F-16CM from the U.S. Air Force Crashes In Germany

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A Block 50 F-16CM from the USAF crashed in Germany earlier today, with the pilot ejecting and safely landing in the nearby area. The crashed airplane was found headed for a dense Bavarian forest, leaving the plane in a heap of smoke and ruble at the scene of the crash as well. The jet in question is an F-16CM from the U.S. Air Force 480th Fighter Squadron, named the “Warhawks,” which is based at Spangdahlem Air Base in Germany. According to the 52nd Fighter Wing, the aircraft was on a training mission and it was carrying a set of six 25 pound Mk-76 training bombs.

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Military, VR World

Top Five Best Looking Jet Fighters

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For as long as there are military jets, there was a heated debate running about the best looking jet fighters ever made. The usual internet discussion participants always have their own particular favorites. For the most part, particular choices are subjective. However, common sense and the general feeling of what’s good looking, can help us yield some rather viable candidates for the top five looking jets ever made. We’ve kept this short for the sole purpose of adding just what we feel is best looking. Some will argue a few of these planes shouldn’t have a place on this list, while some will vocally support them. On

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Possible Cheaper Fighter Attack Airplane for U.S. and its Allies?

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As the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter finally receives active combat clearance, and enters the Air Force as a battle-ready aircraft, we saw a lot of caveats of the troubled Lockheed Martin’s fighter program. In a nutshell, it’s over budget, over the planned timeframe and over the much needed operational limit for current USAF and NAVY fighters as well. Sadly for the program, it is also weaker in combat than a 40 year old F-16, yet alone F-15 and F-18 fighters. This means, that in true facts and reality the F-35 is so much delayed, that current F/A-18 and F-16 fighters are nearing their operational limit. It also

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Military

Video: Watch A B-1B Refuel From A Stratotanker

ANDERSEN AIR FORCE BASE, GUAM -- A B-1B Lancer soars over the Pacific Ocean after air refueling training here Sept. 30. The B1B Bomber is deployed to Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, as part of the Pacific Commands continuous bomber presence in the Asia-Pacific region, enhancing regional security and the U.S. commitment to the Western Pacific.  The B1 is from the 37th Bomb Squadron, Ellsworth Air Force Base, South Dakota. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Staff Sgt. Bennie J. Davis III)

There are several phenomenal looking airplanes in the USAF’s inventory and the B-1B Lancer is definitely a part of that group. Featuring a swept-wing design, it has been the designated bomb truck for many of the USA’s recent and past conflicts worldwide. With impressive four big GE-F101 turbofans pointing out the back, the aircraft is capable of producing some gorgeous images and videos thanks to its often used afterburners. This means that the B-1B often produces that bluish smoke coming out of the four engines and entertaining the airplane geeks inside of pretty much anyone interested in flying military hardware. In the video below, you

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Military

A B-52 Had A Daunting Landing At Oskosh Airfield

A U.S. Air Force B-52 Stratofortress, from the 2nd Bomb Wing, Barksdale Air Force Base, La., take-off homeward bound from Royal Air Force Fairford, June 23, 1999, afer supporting NATO Operation Allied Force. USAF photo by SSgt Jim Howard.

America’s biggest air show, EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh Wisconsin, finally had their biggest visitor yet! It’s a B-52 Stratofortress bomber, visiting one of the most appealing air shows held in the territory of United States and it made a big impression. The reason why BUFF (Big Ugly Fat Fucker – an affectionate term used for this awesome aircraft) never visited this airfield is its sheer size! The B-52 is pretty much as wide as airfield’s main runway, making landings a daunting challenge for even the most experienced pilots. The occasion for the big airplane’s visit was a celebratory one for both the show and the

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Israel Sent Cobra Attack Helicopters To Jordan To Fight The Islamic State

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According to Foxtrot Alpha, Israel has just sent sixteen AH-1 Cobra helicopter gunships to Jordan, to fight the Islamic State and the growing threat of terrorism in that area. This is a rather daunting showcase of how much the neighboring states are actually perplexed by the issue of attacks within their borders, thus once sworn enemies are now helping each other in ways like this. The deal was set and done months ago, with the reveal for the public happening right now. The helicopters have been refurbished, upgrades were made, done by U.S. contractors on site according to the source in question. The AH-1 “Tzefa”served

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The Navy’s 9th Littoral Combat Ship, the USS Little Rock Gets Launched

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PACIFIC OCEAN (Feb. 22, 2013) The littoral combat ship USS Freedom (LCS 1) is underway conducting sea trials off the coast of Southern California. Freedom, the lead ship of the Freedom variant of LCS, is expected to deploy to Southeast Asia this spring. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class James R. Evans/Released)

The USS Little Rock (LCS-9) is the ninth Littoral Combat Ship made for the US Navy. It features all the goodies, or better yet, lacks all the goodies, headed for this ship class overall. If the F-35 is the air force bottomless pit, it seems the Littoral Combat Ship is the Navy version of the money draining program, destined to be more expensive and to do less than their peers in various missions. While its role still isn’t decided, these ships are being churn out at a steady rate and some of them are waiting for retrofitting, as will be the case with USS Little

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USA Embargo Cannot Stop China: Tianhe-2 Supercomputer Keeps #1

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Couple of months ago, we exclusively reported that the U.S. government blocked Intel from selling its products to Chinese supercomputer firms such as Inspur, responsible for building the Tianhe-2 supercomputer. Originally, Tianhe-2 was planned to expand all the way to almost 100,000 Xeon processors and Xeon Phi co-processors, targeting to beat the 100 PFLOPS barrier. Initial deployment included 4,096 Chinese Galaxy FT-1500 processors (Chinese SPARC) and 16,000 processor nodes with two 12-core Xeon E2692 processors and three Xeon Phi 31S1P co-processors for a grand total of 3.12 million cores. Full installation of Tianhe-2 was scheduled to feature 48,000 processor nodes, or 9.93 million cores. However, those

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Video: Go Through 240 Years Of US Army Uniforms In Two Minutes

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Everything evolves with time. Same can also be applied for military uniforms – which saw plenty changes during the last few centuries. This is specially vivid in US Army and the military uniform designs as the country went through its battles. From the American Revolutionary War to the most recent Middle East conflicts, the american men and women fought and died dressed in what contemporary dress style of the said time period mandated for the service personnel. With time the uniforms changed. And they changed in so many ways. It is hard to fathom that the United States waged war for nearly two and a

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Report: The F-35 Can’t Beat The F-16 In A Dogfight

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Take a deep breath, this needs to sink in. According to the information floating around various internet websites, the much maligned F-35 Joint Strike Fighter had a rather difficult time handling a 70’s product, namely the F-16 Fighting Falcon. Earlier this year, the two jets were pitted against each other, all in a potentially fun dogfight. While we wont get into specifics of this test flight and training exercise (since we don’t know all the details), it is worth noting (according to various sources) the F-16 put the F-35 through its paces – and pretty much won it. This information became public thanks to a test

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Video: Check Out An Awesome Showcase Of This F-16 Over Alaska

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The 35th Fighter Squadron, based in Kunsan Airbase in South Korea, have a daunting task in front of them – if the North Koreans ever decide to make a sequel to the 1950’s war in Korea. Meanwhile, they train! The guys and girls from the 35th were in Alaska earlier this year further honing their fighting skills. They also had their GoPro cameras with them recording some pretty exciting footage overall. The nature of this exercise took them throughout the rugged Alaskan terrain which provided great basing for their numerous available tasks. The current generation of the F-16 fighter jets can serve in many different

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