Axon VR promises real haptic feedback for your sojourns into virtual reality

screen-shot-2017-01-23-at-12-11-07-pm Have you ever wanted to feel a dragon breathe on your wrist? A tiny reindeer paw at your palm? A virtual robot skitter up your arm and burrow into your chest? Axon VR is about to let you.
IEEE Spectrum’s Evan Ackerman checked out the Axon VR device at CES a few weeks ago and it looks like the sleeper hit of the show given how little it was covered and how amazing it looks.
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Hidden Figures and the IBM 7090 computer

Hidden Figures isn’t just the story of three brilliant and determined women, but also of the transition from human to electronic computing. The latter stars the IBM 7090, and, as the movie shows, the transition was far from smooth.
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Ford begins testing Transit Plug-in Hybrids in London ahead of 2019 production

ford_transit_phev_1_1200 Ford has begun testing of its new Transit Custom Plug-In Hybrid with Transport for London, working with the UK city’s local transit authority to pilot 20 of the new vehicles in use during a 12-month trial with select London businesses for commercial use. The pilot of the vehicles, which feature a pure electric range of around 31 miles according to European agency measurement standards,… Read More
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