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Intel's new cameras add human-like 3D vision to any machine

Intel's new cameras add human-like 3D vision to any machine

Intel has released two ready-to-use RealSense depth cameras, the D415 and the D435, that can add 3D capabilities to any device or machine. They both come in a USB-powered form factor and are capable of processing depth in real time, thanks to the chi… Source: New feed

Second ‘Tomb Raider’ trailer adds welcome backstory to all the action

Second ‘Tomb Raider’ trailer adds welcome backstory to all the action

Our first look at the upcoming Tomb Raider reboot was tonally all over the place, mixing the earlier Angelina Jolie films' goofy action with the more serious emotional heft of the critically-acclaimed newer Tomb Raider video games. Thankfully, the se… Source: New feed

'Battlefield 1' DLC adds aerial-only battles and more next month

'Battlefield 1' DLC adds aerial-only battles and more next month

DICE and EA have shared much more of what Battlefield 1's new "Apocalypse" DLC entails, and it's good news if you prefer to be a fighter ace than fight in the trenches. The expansion arrives in February, and its highlight is a new Air Assault mode wh… Source: New feed

FCC admits mobile internet is a poor broadband replacement

As dictated by Section 706 of the Telecommunications Act of 1996, the FCC released its annual draft 2018 Broadband Deployment Report on Wednesday. In it, the commission made a surprising concession: that no, mobile data and wired broadband are not in… Source: New feed

Facebook taps Jada Pinkett Smith for new talk show series

Facebook taps Jada Pinkett Smith for new talk show series

Facebook has been pushing into original television for a little while now. It launched the Watch section as a platform for TV shows last year, and has since teamed up with the creators of True Blood for a new drama called Sacred Lies. Now the company… Source: New feed

Temporary 'bathtub drains' in the ocean concentrate flotsam

An experiment using hundreds of plastic drifters in the Gulf of Mexico shows that rather than simply spread out, as current calculations would predict, many of them clumped together in a tight cluster. Source: New feed

Americans are getting more ZZZZs

Although more than one in three Americans still don’t get enough sleep, a new analysis shows first signs of success in the fight for more shut eye. Source: New feed

Long-term warming trend continued in 2017: NASA, NOAA

Continuing the planet’s long-term warming trend, globally averaged temperatures in 2017 were 1.62 degrees Fahrenheit (0.90 degrees Celsius) warmer than the 1951 to 1980 mean, according to scientists. Source: New feed

Why animals diversified on Earth: Cancer research provides clues

Can tumors teach us about animal evolution on Earth? Researchers believe so and now present a novel hypothesis of why animal diversity increased dramatically on Earth about half a billion years ago. A biological innovation may have been key. Source: New feed

20 percent more trees in megacities would mean cleaner air and water, lower carbon and energy use

Planting 20 percent more trees in our megacities would double the benefits of urban forests, like pollution reduction, carbon sequestration and energy reduction. The authors of the study say city planners, residents and other stakeholders should start looking within cities for natural resources and conserve the nature in our urban areas by planting more trees. […]