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Google wants to give you back your face when you're in VR

Google wants to give you back your face when you're in VR In a new blog post on the Google Research Blog (hat tip to The Verge), a few researchers from the tech giant discuss the process of replacing the blocky VR headset with an image of the user's face for mixed reality videos — videos that show both the VR user and the virtual reality around them.The researchers hope they might eventually be able to extend this "headset removal" technique beyond mixed reality videos and into the VR world itself, increasing engagement and social interaction.

Your next phone could shoot slow motion video at a whopping 960 fps

Your next phone could shoot slow motion video at a whopping 960 fps If you like recording slow motion videos with your smartphone, you're going to love what's coming in the future.While smartphones today can record impressive slow motion videos at 120 or 240 frames per second (fps), Sony has developed a new CMOS image sensor for phones that can record slow motion at 960 fps.

In murder case, Amazon says Alexa's speech is protected by the First Amendment

In murder case, Amazon says Alexa's speech is protected by the First Amendment Add yet another skill to Alexa's repertoire: staunch defense of the First Amendment.At that point, an Amazon spokesperson told Mashable, "Amazon will not release customer information without a valid and binding legal demand properly served on us.

The holy grail of VR headsets might look something like this

The holy grail of VR headsets might look something like this Having conquered smartphones and smartwatches, Qualcomm now wants its powerful mobile chips to power all-in-one virtual reality headsets.To help developers get a jump on creating mobile VR experiences, Qualcomm's introducing a Snapdragon VR development kit (VRDK) that includes an all-in-one VR headset (often called the holy grail of VR) with a bunch of sensors that doesn't require a smartphone to be slotted in.

7 wearables saving babies' lives around the world

7 wearables saving babies' lives around the world Here are seven wearables helping babies from low-income regions in the crucial first few days of their lives.Neopenda is a hat designed to support infant health and survival in developing nations.

Beats X review: The perfect earbuds for young cyborgs with cash to burn

Beats X review: The perfect earbuds for young cyborgs with cash to burn There's something remarkable about the new Beats X earphones.The Beats X headphones, like Apple's recent AirPods, inch us further along into that mechanical future.

Up close with the powerful DJI drone that could change business

Up close with the powerful DJI drone that could change business However, DJI gave Mashable a tabletop preview of the drone weeks earlier at its offices in Manhattan.Lisberg told me that, with M200, DJI hopes to help businesses make drones part of the workflow.

This crazy thin phone charger is the size of three stacked credit cards

This crazy thin phone charger is the size of three stacked credit cards Whenever I hear "It's the size of a business card," I'm basically already caught in some company's tractor beam.Take the Kado Wallet, supposedly the world's thinnest charger.

Samsung's new tablets are out to destroy the iPad Pro and Surface Pro 4

Samsung's new tablets are out to destroy the iPad Pro and Surface Pro 4 Despite the different operating systems, both tablets share common traits borrowed from Samsung's Galaxy phones.One look at the Galaxy Tab S3 and it's clear Samsung designed it to go head-to-head with the iPad Pro.

This doesn't give us hope for the future of modular phones

This doesn't give us hope for the future of modular phones Alcatel's A5 is "modular" in the same sense the Moto Z is: it offers something more like augmentation than a full device overhaul.Pop off the A5's back cover and you can swap in other "customizable back covers" (CBCs) to enhance it.

HP embraces 'lapability' with new Pro x2 detachable PC

HP embraces 'lapability' with new Pro x2 detachable PC In general, Microsoft's designs for the Surface Pro 3 and 4 have been the range's apex, and most partners have offered only pale imitations.The new HP Pro x2 612 G2, which HP unveiled on Sunday at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, takes that Surface Pro design language and deftly adjusts it for the millennial business set.

How does lane departure warning work?

How does lane departure warning work? There are now three major forms of lane departure warning: Lane departure warning.It’s also called lane keeping system, lane assist, side assist (Audi),  lane departure alert with steering assist (Toyota), or lane departure prevention (LDP is sometimes applied also to lane centering assist).

Why are other mobile phones shining right now? Because Samsung isn't

Why are other mobile phones shining right now? Because Samsung isn't Out of the dozens of smartphones announced at Mobile World Congress every year, the only ones that have historically mattered were Samsung’s flagship Galaxy phones.In years past, the Korean electronics giant uses MWC in Barcelona as a global stage to launch new Galaxy S phones.

If Steve Jobs was still alive he'd totally be wearing this 3-decade-old watch

If Steve Jobs was still alive he'd totally be wearing this 3-decade-old watch Japanese manufacturer Seiko recently announced plans to re-release a version of its vintage 1980s Chariot model timepiece.That just so happens to be the same watch that Apple co-founder Steve Jobs is pictured wearing in an iconic 1984 Norman Seeff photograph, which later graced the cover of Time Magazine.

Amazon might update Alexa with voice recognition

Amazon might update Alexa with voice recognition Amazon's Alexa could soon be a lot smarter.Such a feature could be used to prevent others in the house from making purchases or using voice commands.

These adorable teddy bears were reportedly hacked to expose 2 million messages

These adorable teddy bears were reportedly hacked to expose 2 million messages As if you needed another reason not to put an internet-connected microphone in your child's bedroom.A California-based toy company selling "a message you can hug" reportedly exposed over 2 million voice messages recorded between parents and children to online hackers.

I want this credit card-sized dumbphone more than I want the Galaxy S8

I want this credit card-sized dumbphone more than I want the Galaxy S8 Somebody hold me because my obsession with credit card-sized gadgets is getting just a little out of control.The credit card-sized phone is called the Talkase T3 and it's the latest version of the mini GSM phone that was successfully funded on Kickstarter in 2014.

Which gadgets to buy refurbished, how to buy them, and where

Which gadgets to buy refurbished, how to buy them, and where Price tags on new gadgets are rarely reasonable.But if you take a dip into the refurbished market, you can get some of those gadgets at decent discounts, and if you’re careful, they’ll be indistinguishable from the new.

Bizarre Boston Dynamics robot moves like a world-class athlete

Bizarre Boston Dynamics robot moves like a world-class athlete The glimpses we caught of Boston Dynamics' astounding Handle robot earlier this month didn't tell even half the story.5-foot-tall Handle on Monday, weeks after a stunning, yet brief, video of it was leaked during a conference early this month.