Nreal’s mixed reality glasses will cost $499 and ship this year

By AR, awe, awe2019, blackshark, developer kit, engadget, gadgetry, Gadgets, gear, glasses, light, mixed reality, nreal, nreal light, price, ship, smart glasses, snapdragon, sunglasses

First unveiled at CES 2019, Nreal’s Light mixed reality glasses are almost ready for their commercial debut. According to the Chinese startup behind the glasses, they’ll cost $499 and a limited quantity will ship to customers sometime this year. They…

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Holographic tech could be key to future quantum computers

By electron microscope, encryption, engadget, epfl, gear, hologram, holographic, light, personal computing, personalcomputing, photonics, quantum computer, quantum computing, tomorrow, video

A breakthrough in studying light might just be the ticket to the future of quantum computing. Researchers at EPFL have found a way to determine how light behaves beyond the limitations of wavelengths, opening the door to encoding quantum data…

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LED signs could soon hide secret messages

By art, defcon2018, design, diy, do it yourself, doityourself, engadget, gadgetry, Gadgets, light, Messaging, personal computing, personalcomputing, secret, Security, spies, tomorrow

From free decoder rings hidden in our cereal and Enigma machines used during world war two to the end-to-end encryption of iMessage, the sending and receiving of secret messages has always been a part of our daily lives. Thanks to technology, …

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Philips Hue lights will sync with music and games on your PC

By android, ces2018, design, engadget, gear, home, household, hue, huesync, ios, light, lighting, mac, Mobile, outdoor, Outdoors, personal computing, personalcomputing, philips, windows

Philips’ team-up with Razer is just the start of Hue-to-PC syncing. The lighting behemoth is preparing to launch a Hue Sync app that will let you sync games, movies and music on any Windows 10 PC or High Sierra-equipped Mac. While the exact functiona…

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Corkscrew light beams could lead to practical quantum computers

By engadget, gadgetry, Gadgets, harvard, harvarduniversity, laser, light, metasurface, optics, physics, quantumcomputing, science, tomorrow

Who said light only had to travel in boring waves or particles? Not Harvard. Its researchers have found a way to spin light into complex states that promise breakthroughs in multiple fields. They’ve built metasurfaces whose elaborate optics combin…

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Scientists made the first ‘unhackable’ quantum video call

By austrianacademyofsciences, China, chineseacademyofsciences, communication, engadget, light, micius, particles, quantum, satellite, secure, Security, videocall

Following extensive testing earlier this year, China has now deployed its quantum communications work in the form of the first ever quantum-safe video call. The call, between the Chinese Academy of Sciences and the Austrian Academy of Sciences…

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