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Like Minds is a #speculativefiction  thriller set 40 years from now.  This   #scifi   crime drama begins when a virtual reality coder finds out someone he was just chatting with has been murdered by a serial killer.  And the killer is targeting people like him.

The FBI agent he contacts has to choose between following the rules to fix her tainted reputation or risk her career and life to figure out what’s really going on, how to stop it, and how to save the coder.

There are elements of a crime drama, sci-fi #thriller , and even a #fantasy  novel as Trobden an elf becomes pivotal to the story.  A boy, believing he’s just playing an elven rogue in an #augmentedreality   WoW-like game layered over the streets of Chicago finds it may be more than just a game.

It’s set in a future-possible world colored by artificial reality, neural implants, transcontinental bullet trains, smuggling, augmented reality, and murder.  

http://bit.ly/like-minds 
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Sounds very interesting! 
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I SO want to do this! This is an awesome sport.
 
We finally got to witness the best of the best FPV pilots bring their A game to the first-ever drone-racing National Championships. Learn more about the exciting details.
The first-ever drone-racing national championships brought the best FPV pilots to the air.
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Like Minds is a #speculativefiction  thriller set 40 years from now.  This  #scifi  crime drama begins when a virtual reality coder finds out someone he was just chatting with has been murdered by a serial killer.  And the killer is targeting people like him.

The FBI agent he contacts has to choose between following the rules to fix her tainted reputation or risk her career and life to figure out what’s really going on, how to stop it, and how to save the coder.

There are elements of a crime drama, sci-fi #thriller , and even a #fantasy  novel as Trobden an elf becomes pivotal to the story.  A boy, believing he’s just playing an elven rogue in an #augmentedreality  WoW-like game layered over the streets of Chicago finds it may be more than just a game.

It’s set in a future-possible world colored by artificial reality, neural implants, transcontinental bullet trains, smuggling, augmented reality, and murder.  

http://bit.ly/like-minds 
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+David Edwards  Awesome! I really hope you enjoy it.
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Please don't ruin it. This could be awesome.
 
Let's hope it's a good adaptation!
Syfy announced today it is teaming with Bradley Cooper, Graham King and Todd Phillips to develop Dan Simmons' "Hyperion" as an event series.
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Getting ready to do a book signing at Art of War in Cincinnati on June 13th. I can't wait to meet other scfi/fantasy fans. The posters turned out great! Come join me if you are in the area. bit.ly/like-minds 
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Google Driverless Car- The Obstacle Detection Unit

This post is about the obstacle detection unit of driverless car by Google that includes sonar, stereo cameras, a localization camera, a laser, and a radar detection unit

These sensors help robotic chauffeur (driverless car computer) to identify, track and predict the movements of pedestrians, bicycles, and other vehicles on the roadway.

See more at: http://www.whatafuture.com/2014/06/14/google-driverless-car-the-obstacle-detection-unit/
The obstacle detection unit of driverless car includes sonar devices, stereo cameras, a localization camera, a laser, and a radar detection unit.
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Amazing application of Augmented Reality 
 
The Augmented Reality Sandbox  

The Augmented Reality Sandbox (orginally developed by researchers at UC Davis) lets users sculpt mountains, canyons and rivers, then fill them with water or even create erupting volcanoes. This version of the device at UCLA was built by Gary Glesener using off-the-shelf parts and good ol’ playground sand. 

Any shape made in the sandbox is detected by an Xbox Kinect sensor and processed with open source software. It is then projected as a color-coded contour map onto the sand.

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http://idav.ucdavis.edu/~okreylos/ResDev/SARndbox/

Watch the UCLAs video>>
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CE1B7tdGCw0

#technology #innovation #science #augmented_reality
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I built a soil moisture detector using an +Adafruit Industries Trinket to demo analog inputs, analog outputs and reading the Trinket's sensor data via USB. The output is displayed within a web application - so you can stream the Trinket's sensor data over an HTTP API.
A plant soil moisture detector using the Adafruit Trinket which can display sensor data via USB over a Web interface. The actual practicality of the sensor may be in question, but this is a great demonstration of sending data over USB with the Trinket and distributing it with a REST API.
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Like Minds is a #speculativefiction  thriller set 40 years from now.  This  #scifi  crime drama begins when a virtual reality coder finds out someone he was just chatting with has been murdered by a serial killer.  And the killer is targeting people like him.

The FBI agent he contacts has to choose between following the rules to fix her tainted reputation or risk her career and life to figure out what’s really going on, how to stop it, and how to save the coder.

There are elements of a crime drama, sci-fi #thriller , and even a #fantasy  novel as Trobden an elf becomes pivotal to the story.  A boy, believing he’s just playing an elven rogue in an #augmentedreality  WoW-like game layered over the streets of Chicago finds it may be more than just a game.

It’s set in a future-possible world colored by artificial reality, neural implants, transcontinental bullet trains, smuggling, augmented reality, and murder.  

http://bit.ly/like-minds 
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Get geeky with your home decor! Make a super-easy DIY D20 pendant lamp with this smart IKEA hack.
Get geeky with your home decor! Make a super-easy DIY D20 pendant lamp with this smart IKEA hack.
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Getting ready to do a book signing at Art of War in Cincinnati on June 13th. I can't wait to meet other scfi/fantasy fans. The posters turned out great! Come join me if you are in the area. bit.ly/like-minds 
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If you live near Cincinnati, OH, come say hi!
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Ben Miller lives in Indiana with his family .  He is a co-founder of Bluelock where he continues to work to bring new cloud solutions to market.  Ben can be found posting tech articles to his blog at Lots of Cool Geeky Things and contributing to general cloud blogs and articles.  You can follow him at: @vmfoo on twitter.
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