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Inside Intel’s Race to Build a New Reality


In many ways, virtual reality is still a moonshot. The $2 billion acquisition of Oculus by Facebook in 2014 lent the neo-futurist hobby a decidedly shortened timeline for consumer adoption.

ZDNet

Samsung Bets Big on Quantum Dot TV, Snaps Up QD Vision


Samsung has confirmed the rumored acquisition of QD Vision as the company looks to strengthen its quantum dot display technology unit.

Complex

Surgeon Doing First Human Head Transplant to Use Virtual Reality to Help Prepare Patient


The Russian man, who suffers from Werdnig-Hoffman disease (a rare and severe form of spinal muscular atrophy), will be using a virtual reality system to prepare his body for the post-surgery transition—which is planned to happen by the end of 2017.

The Verge

Can This Giant E Ink Tablet Make Paper Obsolete?


As a material, paper has a lot of benefits. It's been around for thousands of years, it’s a universally understood medium, and it's cheap. But there are also downsides: paper can rip and tear, it’s heavy, and can take up a lot of space.

The Bradford Review

Lates to Unveil Latest in Wearable Tech at the National Media Museum


Lates: Wearable Tech is the latest after-hours opening at the Museum for adult visitors. It will showcase the work of first year students who have been working on a project to embed technology devices in clothing, including zip-activated electronics and LED buttons.

South Wales Evening Post

Giant Interactive Screens Could Bring Life From the Bottom of the Ocean to Swansea Seafront


Fearsome sea creatures from the depths of the ocean could be brought to life in giant interactive screens on Swansea seafront. Climate change and computer science could also be explored by visitors to a state-of-the-art attraction, proposed at the city's Civic Centre site.

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2017 SID Election Results

Executive Committee

Yong-Seog Kim

President

Helge Seetzen

President-Elect

Takatoshi Tsujiumura

Treasurer

Achintya Bhowmik

Secretary

Sri Peruvemba

Americas Regional VP

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European Regional VP

Xiaolin Yan

Asia Regional VP

Amal Ghosh

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John Miller

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Herbert DeSmet

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Xiaowei Sun

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François Templier

France/FR

Gady Golan

Israel/IL

Jun Souk

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Victor Belyaev

Russia/RS

Deepak Gupta

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