Better than holograms: A new 3-D projection into thin air


One of the enduring sci-fi moments of the big screen — R2-D2 beaming a 3-D image of Princess Leia into thin air in “Star Wars” — is closer to reality thanks to the smallest of screens: dust-like particles.

Scientists have figured out how to manipulate nearly unseen specks in the air and use them to create 3-D images that are more realistic and clearer than holograms, according to a study in Wednesday’s journal Nature . The study’s lead author, Daniel Smalley, said the new technology is “printing something in space, just erasing it very quickly.”

Source: Better than holograms: A new 3-D projection into thin air

Logic Pro X update includes Smart Tempo feature and powerful effect plug-ins – Apple

Today Apple announced the next update to Logic Pro X, its professional music production software, featuring a breakthrough new tempo detection technology and a number of powerful effect plug-ins, giving musicians even more creative control and flexibility with their projects.

Apple announces an update to Logic Pro X, its professional music production software, giving musicians even more flexibility with their projects.

  1. Sounds like a great announcement.
  2. Let’s get rolling!

Source: Logic Pro X update includes Smart Tempo feature and powerful effect plug-ins – Apple

DuckDuckGo Browser Extension & Mobile App

Independent search engine aka “The search engine that doesn’t track you”, announced today that they’ve released Browser Extensions for Apple, Android, and Chrome Browsers. Read more

Reddit enables two-factor authentication | ZDNet

We are always talking about the importance of Two Factor Authentication to secure your online life and now another major online service has added it. Make sure to add 2FA to your Reddit account as well as all of your online services!

“You asked for it, and we’re delivering! Today, all Reddit users have the option to enable two-factor authentication for an additional layer of account security.

We have been slowly rolling this feature out, starting with beta testers, moderators, and third-party app developers, to ensure a positive experience across devices. Your feedback has been incredibly valuable, from pointing out bugs to recommending features. Thank you to everyone involved in testing.” Source: Reddit

MacOS Sierra is coming. Here’s everything we know so far.

With summer coming to an end fall is fast approaching. And with fall comes the next wave of geek hardware and software, MacOS included. With the beta versions of the OS having gone through their trials and paces, we can already have a pretty clear picture of what the final update will bring to the table. Additionally, we can also speculate what hidden features Apple didn’t tell us about will make it into the OS. Read more

Vine for Android Gets Updated, Receives Capture Widget and More

Vine for Android has quickly become a very popular app, and now it’s time for it to receive a bunch of updates, in order to cater to its growing Android user community. Read more