A British company is closer to developing tactile holograms by using ultrasound technology, Mashable reported.
“We’ve been working on this for over four years,” Ultrahaptics chief technology officer Tom Carter said. “The goal of the company isn’t to launch its own product, we want this tech to become embedded in lots of different products, from clocks, to home appliances to cars.”
Carter, one of the company’s founders, was also part of the team that worked on the project at the University of Bristol.
“Waves of ultrasound displace the air, creating a pressure difference,” the team stated in an abstract posted online. “By causing many waves to arrive at the same place simultaneously, a noticeable pressure difference is created at that point. With this method, we are able to create multiple, concurrent points of haptic feedback in mid-air.”
Besides integrating the technology into everyday use within the next few years, Carter said, the “holy grail” for their work is applyiing it to virtual reality settings.
“There’s a huge amount of development going into things like the Oculus Rift,” he told Mashable. “Now you can only see and hear, you can’t touch. So the ultimate hope would be that you could put on those virtual reality goggles and feel and touch the virtual world.”
Watch a video demonstration of Ultrahaptics’ work, as posted online, below.
Bill Maher demands we bring back ‘confession signs’ for people like Sean Hannity and Vladimir Putin
The host of "Real Time" on HBO said it is time to bring back "confession signs" for people to publicly confess their sins.
Bill Maher noted a news story of a mother who made her daughter hold a sign reading "I lied" while standing by a busy intersection.
Maher imaged in catching on.
He showed a photoshopped image of Fox News pesonality Sean Hannity holding a sign reading, "When Trump farts, I say 'that was me.'"
He showed an image of Sen. Lindsy Graham (R-SC) holding a sign reading, "I'm straight."
Melania Trump's sign read, "my secret plan is that, in the end, I will sit on the Iron Throne."
Watch Bill Maher’s hilarious Father’s Day message to Republicans in the ‘Daddy Party’ in the age of Trump
HBO "Real Time" host Bill Maher presented a hilarious Father's Day message to Republicans on Friday.
"This is not a personal attack on Trump as an actual father, he clearly has a supportive, loving relationship with one-fifth of his children," he said, displaying a picture of the president and Ivanka Trump.
Maher said people at MAGA rallies believe, "Trump is the strict father America needs."
"They really do see him as a father figure," he noted, citing statements by Jerry Falwell, Jr. and Kanye West.
"As for those of us just trying to survive in this American family, we have to come to terms with the reality that the 'Daddy Party' is the 'A**hole Dad Party' now," he argued.
HBO ‘Real Time’ panelist reveals the nasty slur conservatives are saying about the first Republican to back impeachment
Rep. Justin Amash (R-MI) was the first Republican member of Congress to support the impeachment of President Donald Trump -- and some MAGA supporters have not forgiven him.
On HBO's "Real Time" with Bill Maher on Friday
"It's sad when a Republican like Justin Amash is making a more principled case for impeachment than the Democratic Party," conservative Charlie Sykes argued.
"The lone one, the Maytag repairman of Republicans," Maher said.
"He's getting called a cuck by all people who are the 'originalists' and the constitutional conservatives," Bari Weiss noted. "It's their favorite insult."