Embedded within the painting is a persistent mystery. The orb held by Christ contains a few painted sparkles that look like inclusions within a solid sphere or crystal. But a solid orb would magnify and invert the image of anything behind it due to the refraction of light, and the orb in the painting doesn't do that. Christ's robes appear undistorted behind the glass. … [Read more...] about Mystery of Orb in a Record-Breaking Leonardo Da Vinci Painting Deepens
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In a video, Ballie was shown controlling a variety of smart home gadgets, like opening blinds in the morning, controlling a TV, and starting a smart vacuum. The video did its best to anthropomorphize the little ball and have it do things like wheel into the bedroom and look at the smart blinds while they are opening. But this is a smart home—you don't actually need the little robot to be in the room when everything is networked and remotely controllable. One maybe-legitimate use case for a roving camera in the video happened when a dog knocked over a bowl of cereal, and Ballie, after noticing the mess on the floor, started the robot vacuum. Another time, it initiated a video call to the owner on its own. Why did it do that? Maybe because it noticed a noise? … [Read more...] about Samsung’s CES vaporware keynote details AR glasses, fitness exoskeleton
While non-dyslexic people have a single dominant eye that sends information to the brain while reading, a dyslexic person's eyes send two different streams of information to the brain at the same time, which can create "mirror images" and confuse how a word appears. … [Read more...] about Can This Lamp Make Reading Easier for Those With Dyslexia?
There are two essential things to note here. First, the screenshot is limited by the 5MP RGB camera on the headset, and so the 720p image you see here isn't as sharp as what I saw in the headset. Second, the menu system you see in this screenshot is the entire FoV area. If I move my head around, there's more to see, but you don't get a full room of incredible Mixed Reality things to dazzle your eyes like you see in the promo materials. I don't think this is a deal-breaker by any stretch, but it is worth pointing out. … [Read more...] about Nreal Light is the first set of Mixed Reality glasses actually worth buying
Does the idea of an adorable little ball following you around sound like something appealing? Samsung sure hopes, so as the company has unveiled Ballie as part of its Intelligent Robots program. Everyone loves BB-8, and Samsung’s helpful little robot might be as close as we’ll ever get to living with an actual version of the Star Wars robot in our lives. … [Read more...] about Samsung Ballie: The Adorable And Helpful Robotic Ball