Breitling appears to be targeting a pretty niche market with its Superocean Chronograph M2000. It might look like just another upmarket diving watch, but this particular timepiece is rated water-resistant to depths of 2,000 m (6,600 ft), so it seems to be aimed at record-breaking mixed-gas deep-sea divers and people who would take comfort in knowing that the watch they lost overboard is still ticking on the bottom of the ocean.
The main function of a diving watch is very simple; to keep water out, so it can keep working. The problem is that even electronic diving watches need holes in the case for buttons to [...]
Oculus VR today announced the acquisition of Surreal Vision, a move that could hint at some of Oculus’ long-term plans (Credit: Will Shanklin/Gizmag)
Today Oculus VR announced the acquisition of Surreal Vision, a company that specializes in the real-time recreation of real environments inside virtual and augmented worlds. This could point to some exciting long-term possibilities.
Oculus VR announced that Surreal Vision is joining the gang at Oculus Research, in a move the company is promising will “enable a new level of presence and telepresence, allowing you to move around the real [...]
This robot will figure out how to limp on (Credit: Antoine Cully)
While robots can be designed to be faster or stronger than animals, it’s rare to meet a robot that’s as resilient as an animal in the wild after it’s been injured. Animals adapt to survive and researchers from France and the US are developing robots that can keep working even after receiving major damage.
A new paper published in the journal Nature details and demonstrates a new trial-and-error algorithm that enables a robot to adapt after being damaged, finding a way to compensate for its [...]
The Leica Q is a stylish full frame fixed lens compact camera
After much speculation, Leica has finally announced its new full frame fixed lens camera. The drool-inducing Leica Q (Typ 116) is a high-end compact which pairs a 24-megapixel CMOS sensor with a Summilux 28-mm F1.7 lens. The stylish camera also features mod cons including a contrast-based autofocus system along with a high resolution electronic viewfinder and a 3-inch rear touchscreen.
While the Leica Q has looks which are sure to win it fans, it’s the pairing of a 24-megapixel full frame CMOS sensor and a [...]