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Tilt Brush: The Killer App for VR

Tilt Brush could be a game changer for virtual reality

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Tilt Brush: The Killer App for VR
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There was a certain amount of media hand-wringing surrounding January's CES, the big kahuna of consumer electronics trade shows held annually in Las Vegas. Where was the big game-changing product? CES was so over.

It's true that it's been a couple of years since, say, smart watches arrived on the scene, and a full five years since the last really big new product category—tablets—was introduced. But new categories tend to leave an innovation hangover: In a rush to grab market share, funding and engineering talent tend to get focused on me-too products. In contrast, this year's exhibitors were presenting a lot of different ideas pushing in a lot of different directions.

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How Nanotech Can Foil Counterfeiters

These tiny mechanical ID tags are unclonable, cheap, and invisible

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What's the largest criminal enterprise in the world? Narcotics? Gambling? Human trafficking?

Nope. The biggest racket is the production and trade of counterfeit goods, which is expected to exceed US $1 trillion next year. You've probably suffered from it more than once yourself, purchasing on Amazon or eBay what you thought was a brand-name item only to discover that it was an inferior-quality counterfeit.

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