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Ashley and Rich check out how a group of researchers are using VR to treat addiction, discuss better wireless charging, and check out an artist's colorful installation at a hospital parking garage.
On today's show, we discuss treating addiction with virtual reality, how Qi wireless charging might evolve, and an artist's large installation that changes the color of a hospital's parking garage wall.
He's not saying how, but a Spanish physicist figured out a way to create ice cream that shifts color as you lick it. Also, a Korean baseball team installs "Fanbots" to cheer for them (the team isn't very good).
On today's show, a Korean baseball team installs a robot cheering section in their stands, a Spanish physicist creates color-changing ice cream, and Square announces a new card reader.
Stanford researchers may have discovered a path to pure lithium batteries, which would mean lighter, smaller, and more powerful charges for our devices. The science of it is pretty dense; but if we don't need to find plugs for our phones anymore while we're out and about? We're in.
Today's show features some enterprising hackers who modded an ATM to play Doom, Stanford researchers discovering a potential path to a viable, pure lithium battery, and some mind-bending 360-degree video art.
Ashley and Rich discuss the Marvel and Warner Bros. Comic-Con panels, and wonder why SDCC doesn't offer a digital badge. Also, Rich tries to guess who's dressed in what cosplay...and sort of half-succeeds at it. Would you buy a digital SDCC badge for Hall H panels?
Ashley and Rich tackle all the best news that came from San Diego Comic-Con this past weekend, including the new Wonder Woman costume, Avengers: Age of Ultron footage, and Nerdist's new unusual YouTube strategy.
Commentary: The new partnership between Apple and IBM will help, in the short term, to get more Apple's products into corporations. In the longer term, it could help Apple's cloud efforts as well.
Just when you thought the silly sequel to "Sharknado" couldn't get any more gimmicky, technology swoops in to prove us all wrong. On a side note: if you're having a "Sharknado 2" viewing party enhanced by Philips Hue bulbs, we'd like an invitation.