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/ May 15, 2017

Toyota-led group invests in development of flying car

Toyota Motor Corp. and 14 affiliates plan to spend ¥42.5 million over three years to support a flying car development team that includes young engineers from the leading automaker, according to informed sources. Currently, the group of young engineers from the automotive and aviation ...

Racial and ethnic hate speech thrives in online games

/ May 14, 2017

Racial and ethnic hate speech thrives in online games

Spend enough time hunting terrorists or wandering dystopian wastelands in online games and you are bound to come across players hurling xenophobic and racist taunts at each other, from Islamophobes in Europe to South Koreans and Japanese bickering over disputed islands. Take the survival ...

Microsoft targets 'mixed reality' with new devices

/ May 12, 2017

Microsoft targets 'mixed reality' with new devices

Microsoft on Thursday debuted hardware for reaching into virtual worlds powered by its technology as it looked to “mixed reality” as the next big computing platform. An update coming to the Windows 10 operating system later this year will “see the magic of mixed ...

/ May 9, 2017

Sony to launch electroluminescent TV with sound-emitting screen

Sony Corp. will from June 10 start selling 4K high-definition televisions featuring an organic electroluminescent screen that vibrates to reproduce sound and eliminates the need for conventional speakers. Along with the new sound system, the screen’s ability to display deeper black levels and reproduce ...

British inventor takes flight in 'Iron Man' suit

/ Apr 28, 2017

British inventor takes flight in 'Iron Man' suit

British inventor Richard Browning lifted off from the shore of Vancouver Harbor on Thursday in a personal flight suit that inspired references to comic superhero “Iron Man.” Using thrusters attached to his arms and back, Browning flew in a circle and hovered a short ...