To own an AR future, Niantic wants to build a smarter map of the world

Niantic is continuing to bet heavily on the idea that it knows where consumer computing is headed, namely toward augmented reality. The game development startup behind Pokémon GO has some good compan

Feds like cryptocurrencies and blockchain tech, and so should antitrust agencies

While statements and position papers from most central banks were generally skeptical of cryptocurrencies, the times may be changing.

OLEDs are the future: Canon buries development of SEDs

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/05/sed_canon.jpg" /> Remember <a href="http://www.crunchgear.com/tag/sed/">SEDs</a>? Those <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Surface-co

New US patents filed: Is Canon trying to revitalize SED displays?

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/12/sed2.jpg" /> <a href="http://www.crunchgear.com/2009/03/31/fed-sony-calls-it-quits-basically-burying-the-technology-as-a-whole/">Sony ga

FED: Sony calls it quits, basically burying the technology as a whole

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/07/sony_fed_tv.jpg" /> It seems that <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Field_emission_display">FED (field emission display)</a> technol

Meet Anobar, Chumby's dark Japanese brother

http://www.ustream.tv/flash/live/174211 Anodos, a start-up based out of Tokyo, is currently developing a device, which is slightly similar to the Chumby. The so-called Anobar measures 354×85.5×97mm

Japan pumps $350 million into the development of 40-inch OLED TVs

Today Japan’s New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization announced it wants to accelerate the commercialization of large-screen OLED-TVs with a $350 million investment to be s

Sony to boost production of TVs with FED technology

Field Emission Technologies, a Sony affiliate, is preparing to mass-produce a new kind of flat panel starting 2009. Sony owns 37.8 percent of the company. The so-called FEDs (field emission displays)