Best Tech Stories around the web #135

On the program this week: VR and VPS fight the clutter and clumsiness of virtual reality, a robot learns to fly and land a 737, workers become superhumans and a smart shirt able to warn you when you need to sit up straighter.

Google's Standalone Daydream VR and VPS fight the clutter and clumsiness of virtual reality by pcworld.com

Google said it has solved key problems with both augmented reality and its cousin, virtual reality, with a new standalone virtual reality headset and a way to navigate indoors using visual reference points as a sort of indoor GPS, called VPS. Read more

Robot co-pilot successfully flies and lands Boeing 737 in simulator by news.sky.com

A robotic co-pilot has managed to fly and land a Boeing 737 in a flight simulator as part of a US military-funded project. The automated system was designed by Aurora Flight Sciences and is part of a research project which would promote more automation on existing aircraft. Read more

Lowe's is testing a bow-like exoskeleton that gives warehouse workers superhuman strength by digitaltrends.com

Engineers have been tinkering with exoskeletons to amplify our physical abilities for years. While there are certainly boundless military applications for this technology, there are also many commercial uses. Lowe’s, for example, just unveiled a prototype exoskeleton it hopes to aid employees on the job. Read more

This smart shirt is able to warn you when you need to sit up straighter by digitaltrends.com

This sensor-filled smart shirt points the way toward a future when our garments will play a more active role in our lives.How smart was the last shirt you bought? If you start talking about high quality fabrics, mother of pearl buttons, bespoke hand sewing and rigid collars, you need to stop and remember that you’re on a tech site! Read more