Heal the company that offers doctor house calls has launched Wellbe a platform that connects to all your health tracking devices, collects the data and sends it back to your physician for timely, actionable preventative care.
Nvidia Holodeck (yes, it’s actually called that) in an “intelligent virtual reality platform” created by the GPU maker that offers collaborative virtual environments with simulated real-world physics, highly detailed models built using photorealistic graphics at life-size scale. It’s not built to help Captain Picard live out film noir detective fantasies or swashbuckle the seas, however; Nvidia’s Holodeck is aimed at helping designers prototype, review and tweak designs to make it possible to bring products to market faster. Read more here: https://techcrunch.com/2017/10/10/nvidia-built-a-real-holodeck-aimed-at-creative-collaboration/
Onstage at Oculus Connect 4 in San Jose, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg unveiled a new mobile headset called “Oculus Go.” Read more here: https://techcrunch.com/2017/10/11/oculus-announces-199-oculus-go-standalone-headset/
Star Wars VR is going to Disneyland. Well, sort of. It’s going to the area just outside Disneyland — Downtown Disney (in Anaheim) and Disney Springs (next to Disney World in Orlando). Read full article: https://techcrunch.com/2017/10/11/heres-the-trailer-for-the-new-star-wars-vr-experience-coming-to-disney-parks/
Here's everything that you need to know about the iPhone 8 that was announced at Apple's September Event. Learn more here: https://techcrunch.com/2017/09/12/apple-announces-the-iphone-8-and-iphone-8-plus/
Apple Watch Series 3 has cellular built-in. Wireless cellular LTE means the new Apple Watch will be able to stay connected even when it’s not tethered to an iPhone. This is a huge step forward in terms of making it an independent mobile device.
SpaceX held its second Hyperloop Pod design competition and Darrell Etherington was there to talk to the three teams competing. The goal of the competition was to field the fastest pod in a race down the mile-long test track SpaceX built near its headquarters in Hawthorne, CA.
TechCrunch tested a couple consumer-ready headsets from Acer and Dell. While Microsoft's “mixed reality” headsets boast advantages over HTC and Oculus, it now costs roughly the same as the competition.
In the wake of the smoldering, ongoing mess that was the Note 7, there was an open question about whether Samsung would maintain the brand. After two recalls totaling one million phones in the U.S. and an endless parade of bad headlines, it was a PR nightmare from which is seemed it might be impossible to return.
EM3 works with farmers who own equipment like tractors, harvesters and other mechanical implements by allowing them to ‘rent’ out their assets to help pay off the purchase or generate additional revenue.
Elon Musk shared SpaceX’s first ‘draft animation’ of the planned Falcon Heavy launch – or how it will go ideally. The Falcon Heavy uses three Falcon 9 boost cores to deliver a lot more thrust and cargo capacity. SpaceX says it’s got twice the thrust of the next largest active rocket in existence. Falcon Heavy is a key ingredient for Musk’s plans to eventually help humans colonize Mars. It’s set for its first test launch in November – but Musk cautions that a lot could go long on that first flight.
Hyperloop One just completed phase two of its full-scale Hyperloop system tests, achieving record speed and distance. The company’s super speed transit pod managed to go nearly the entire length of Hyperloop One’s test track in the Nevada desert, gliding using magnets. It got up to a top speed of 310 km per hour (nearly 192 mph), which is the highest recorded speed of any Hyperloop pod so far.
Elon Musk just revealed that he’s gotten “verbal government approval” to begin building an underground Hyperloop. The proposed project would link major East Coast U.S. cities, including NY, Philadelphia, Baltimore and Washington, D.C. Musk says the network will connect city centres, with more entry and exit points along the way, too. It would reduce the trip from NY to DC to just 29 minutes – that’s a 3.5 hour train ride today. The project is still very early – it’s not clear who Musk was speaking to exactly, but he acknowledged formal approval will take some time.
For a different twist on an evening out with friends, TechCrunch paid a visit to the Playdium Virtual Reality arcade in Causeway Bay, Hong Kong. The space is located directly above Razer’s Hong Kong store and opened earlier this month. It is decked out with impressive VR kit and games, including a virtual boxing ring, virtual stadium fighter and more. One of the titles includes specialist shoes which, in conjunction with a dedicated VR rig, allows gamers to move, and even run, inside games. The boxing experience, meanwhile, is as tiring as the gym, if not more so. Our Playdium experience was an awesome one, and most of us didn’t even get the chance to sample all of the games. The level of energy required makes VR gaming the polar opposite of the lazy couch potato console gamer.
The company’s new LRAN technology (Locus Robotics Advanced Navigation) allows multiple robots to work collaboratively. The robots are programmed to optimize package movement with minimal traffic. They’re also designed to work alongside humans, who scan barcodes and help load up the robots. Locus’ systems are already deployed in a number of warehouses across the country.