Best Tech Stories around the web - Summer Best-Of!

Discover this week the best tech innovations and creative contents since the beginning of the year. On the program: electronic skin, World Cup games into 3D augmented reality, nanorobots to kill tumors ... have fun!

Researchers create an e-skin that shows your heartbeat in real-time via

Researchers from the University of Tokyo announced last week a new advancement in wearable technology: A highly flexible electronic skin display that shows your health information, allowing you to monitor vitals at a glance. Read more

New VR Demo Lets You Use Your Hands to Explore A Cat’s Innards via

Oh, cats. Anyone who has tried to understand one has found that a feline’s fickle moods are simply impossible to predict. But ever wonder what makes cats tick — you know, on the inside? Now you can find out thanks to a (very literally) hands-on new demo in virtual reality. Read more

This algorithm turns World Cup games into 3D augmented reality via

The men’s World Cup kicks off this week. As exciting as it promises to be, however, most of us will only get to watch it on flat television sets, as opposed to getting the three-dimensional experience of seeing it live and in person. Researchers from the University of Washington have come up with an augmented reality alternative, though. While it probably won’t be available to the masses in time for this year’s tournament, it does hint at one way in which fans at home may be able to enjoy sports games in the future. Read more

Elon musk’s boring company to build high-speed transit between chicago and o’hare airport via

Chicago mayor rahm emanuel has announced that elon musk‘s boring company will build a futuristic transit link between the city’s downtown and o’hare international airport. The multi-billion dollar development will use high-powered electric ‘skates’ that will run through twin underground tunnels. Read more

IBM's tiniest computer is smaller than a grain of rock salt via

IBM has unveiled a computer that's smaller than a grain of rock salt. It has the power of an x86 chip from 1990, according to Mashable, and its transistor count is in the "several hundred" thousand range. That's a far cry from the power of Watson or the company's quantum computing experiments, but you gotta start somewhere. Oh, right: it also works as a data source for blockchain. Meaning, it'll apparently sort provided data with AI and can detect fraud and pilfering, in addition to tracking shipments. Read more

Researchers use nanorobots to kill tumors in mice via

The bots cut off the tumors’ blood supply. Read more